Ice-Skating Penguins: Collage

Hello everyone! Continuing to get into the holiday spirit, I used another penguin stamp set (can you tell that I love penguins?) and turned it into a Christmas card:

For this card, I stamped some penguins from Mama Elephant‘s stamp set Arctic Penguins on white cardstock and brought in a bit of colour using coloured pencils. I, then, die-cut them with their co-ordinating dies.

I took the Stitched Collage Frame by My Favorite Things and die-cut it from white cardstock and two sheets of 6×6 inch pattern paper (Lawn Fawn‘s Let’s Bokeh in the Snow and Knit Picky). I decided for the frame to be white and placed the pattern paper in the free spaces inside.

The sentiment is from the stamp set Merry Messages by Lawn Fawn. I inked it with Versamark ink, applied white embossing powder and heat embossed it. The frame and the inside pieces are glued with liquid glue on a card panel. As a finishing touch I added some sequins to the card.

I think that the Stitched Collage Frame makes a nice frame for a shaker card, so I decided to make a second card using this frame and the penguins: (by the way, this is my second attempt at a shaker card – my first can be found here)

The frame is die-cut from a pattern paper pack by Lawn Fawn (Perfectly Plaid Winter). And the images and sentiment are stamped directly onto the card panel (I used the frame as a guide as to where to stamp the images).

On a piece of white craft foam, I die-cut the frame and adhered it with liquid glue onto the card panel (in retrospect, I should have used double-sided tape, so that the glue does not ooze out at the sides and I could have avoided some sequins to get stuck there…). I filled the compartments with some white and blue sequins to match the frame. I cut an acetate sheet to size and glued it onto the craft foam. At last, I adhered the frame cut from pattern paper on top of the acetate sheet.

Here are some close-ups of the shaker card:

This finishes my shaker card. I like how it turned out. I hope you like it too.


Penguin Carolers

Hello everyone! To get into the holiday spirit, I have been playing with my holiday stamp sets. Today I want to show you a very simple one-layer card:

On a piece of scrap paper I die-cut one of the Lawn Fawn‘s Stitched Hillside Borders and used this as a mask on my card panel.

I then took my Distress Ink in colour: Broken China and my ink blending tool to create a blue sky. After removing the mask, I stamped images from Lawn Fawn’s Here We Go A-Waddling and Winter Village to create a winter scene. I coloured the images with my Copic Marker. The colours I used are:
N6 – penguins
Y35 – penguins’ beaks and feet; window
BG72 – house; music notebook; hats and earmuffs
R24 – roof; scarves and hat
YG17 – tree;┬áhat and earmuffs
E25 – door; tree
R20 – rosy cheeks for the penguins
BG10 – the path on the right hand-side and also as the “ground” for the images to stand on

For the snow and the hearts that come out of the chimney, I used a white gel pen. The sentiment is from Toboggan Together and was stamped in Lawn Fawn’s Peacock ink. To finish the card, I used the Wink of Stella glitter pen to create some sparkle in the snow.

Here are some close-up photos of the card:

As I said it was a very simple card to make. I hope you like it.
See you soon!

My card is shown on Fawny Flickr Friday!


I checked the Lawn Fawn blog today and was very excited to see that one of my cards was shown in their Fawny Flickr Friday post from 03 November 2017! I am so happy and so very excited! My cards have never been showcased like this :-)

The card in question is the Snow-Covered Sentiment card. You can see the post on the Lawn Fawn blog HERE. And, of course, you can find a photo of it on my Flickr page and HERE is the link to the accompanying blog post.

I hope you like this card too!