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Tuesday 3 September 2013

P P P Pick Up A Penguin

Hi Folks
Well the week is slowly dribbling by.  Get tomorrow over with and then it's only two more days till the weekend.  We are still enjoying lovely weather at the moment but thankfully there is air conditioning in the office I work in.  Not sure I would survive without it lol.

Now tonight's card share features one of my most favourite animals (apart from my cats), the penguin.  I could watch them for hours and on trips to the zoo in the past I have done just that.  Of course one of my favourite films is Happy Feet.  Such a cutie.  Anyway, for my card tonight I used a cute Penguin set available here from Pink Gem Designs.

 I decided that I needed to do some clean and simple cards for Christmas.  Believe me, it was so hard not to keep adding stuff lol.  I printed the image onto a square piece of white card and coloured it with promarkers adding a little glamourdust to his hat. This was then matted onto red coredinations cardstock after inking around the edges with a little fired brick distress ink.  I also added some faux stitching.  For embellishments I just added a sentiment and some gems.

I enjoyed making this card so much that I decided to use the other images in the set to make two more in different colours. 

Here are all three of them together.

I will certainly be making some more of these as I do need rather a lot of christmas cards.

Thanks for popping by and would love to know what you think.
I have also noticed that I have passed the 300 mark for followers.  Thank you so much.  I really appreciate it and am glad that so many of you want to follow me.  Look out for some candy coming soon as it is also my 2nd Blogaversary too.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Clean and simple
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Winter animals
Aud Sentiments - Any sentiment
A Creative Romance - CAS
The Scrapbooking Queen - Anything goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Christmas
ALBC - Clean and simple
OSAAT - Christmas
Digi Darlas - Anything goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Cutie Pie - Cute christmas
Papertake - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - Anything goes
TTCRD - Anything goes


Dawn said...

Mags, these are just adorable in all colours!
Dawn xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fab cards mags, l like penguins too. These are gorgeous cas cards
Hugs Kelly

Sue said...

A really fabulous selection of CAS cards. I LOVE penguins too, I have quite a large collection of them - china ones that is not real! When we went to Birdworld on Gloucester to see the King Penguins it was magical and I didn't want to leave!
Sue xx

Jennifer Johnston said...

These penguin cards are fab, so cute Mags. Less is definitely more ! and
lovely family photos, Hugs xx

Unknown said...

These are fab, Mags, love them all, xxx

~ginny said...

Very cute series idea! I really like that little penguin guy! and you have achieved the CAS card you were looking for... thanks for sharing your project in the “Any Sentiment” Challenge at Aud Sentiments.
Aud Sentiments Design Team
RubberMAD at GettyCollection.com

Carol Willis said...

Love these sweet cards Mags, what great images.
Caz x

Ingrid Mason said...

Oh Mags, your penguin images are so cute that you really do not need lots of embellishments to show them off. I wish you could see the smile they have brought to my face. CAS always strikes me as an art in itself because, apart from having to be very disciplined in not giving in to temptation, there is nowhere to hide if a little error occurs :-) Good luck in our challenge. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

brenda said...

A lovely collection of Penguin cards Mags and great CAS examples.

B x

rachel said...

these are just wonderful Mags - a really fabulous little set - great colouring and love the CAS style x

Leanne said...

These are super cute, thanks for playing our Christmas in September challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT OCS!

crafty-stamper said...

love your CAS cards and all the fun penguin images-thanks for joining us at OSAAT
Carol DT x

Sue said...

Hello again Mags, just popping back to say thank you for entering your gorgeous penguin cards into A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month
Sue xx

Cards by Ziggy said...

I love these, such great clean and simple cards (my favourite style)

Thanks for entering the Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog

Ziggy DT

Debs said...

Adorable cards Mags - love the cute penguins.
Thanks for playing along at The Cutie Pies this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Planetsusie said...

Oh Mags , I have just posted a comment on my friend's blog this pm saying how difficult it is for me to do CAS cards!!! I really must try harder!!! lol.

This little penguin did make me smile though and it is such a great image. Just right for a card like this.

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, I do hope we see you again very soon.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx OSAAT DT

Angelique said...

These are sooo cute!
Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create

Huggsss, Angelique

Jules said...

These cards a very very cute, so simple but very effective. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoo

Teresa said...

These are beautiful Mags, thanks for joining in our CAS challenge at A Creative Romance.
Hugs Teresa

Chana Malkah said...

Wonderful CAS design! Cute set. Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful card, lovely colors you have used. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie xx

Chriss America Real said...

Your cards are so cute and CAS! I love getting a penguin Christmas Card!

Thank you for playing along with the Stitchy Angels this week!

Chriss - DT - OSAAT

Denise Pustelniak said...

These are just adorable!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

Crafting Vicky said...

ohhh these little cards are soooo cute. Just love the fab penguins!!!

Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

KandA said...

These are gorgous. Love the cute penguins xx