Sunday, 21 December 2014

Penguin Christmas card for Christmas Card Challenge

Hello everyone,

Only 4 sleeps until the big day and I'm chasing my tail to get everything done. Our choir has just finished the last few performances before Christmas so I should have more time to spend at home and start wrapping! We sang at a Hospice Service the other day and it was so moving. They have a service to light their outdoor Christmas Tree and invite everyone who has had a bereavement to come along. Each person is given a candle, and as the tree is turned on, a candle flame is passed from person to person and they are invited to remember their loved one, and give thanks for the time they shared with them. Although the service is very moving, it isn't at all maudlin and I am so thankful for Hospice Services that help so many people.

It is time for week 3 over at Christmas Card Challenges .where this time the theme is penguins and we were given this sweet picture to inspire us

I came up with this card using a very cute penguin but I'm afraid he is one of the stamps that I removed from a wooden block, and the name of the stamp has been lost in my chaos.

I kept it simple and used a Papertrey Ink snow stamp to create the background, then added a Penny Black tree just off the left hand side. I cut the snowbank and embossed the greeting in Wow embossing powder. The penguin was stamped and coloured, then I fussy cut him so he could skate down the bank on a frosty path that I added with some snow glitter.

If you are making last minute cards, why not pop over to my talented Design Team friends to get some great inspiration. Our challenge is for any kind of Christmas card and the theme is just for inspiration, so if you don't have penguin image, you can still join us.

                Alanna     Donna     Gail    Heather     Jessica     JoAnn     Lisa  
                                     Margo     Marsha     Monica     Shirley Anne     Tenia

I can't resist entering this into the

 Casology Challenge which is - snow

A Creative Need - playing with snow

Christmas at Sweet Stampin - winter sports

Thanks for stopping by.

Carol x


  1. Hello Carol
    LOVE kraft card . Great image and snow mound too for a fabulous scene .
    Hugs Shirley-Anne DT

  2. Love the background you created on kraft and the cute penguin.
    Have a great week and a Merry Christmas.

  3. This is a fab little scene Carol and looks so good on the kraft. Sounds like you had a really moving performance at the hospice, they do such fabulous work and what a wonderful way to remember loved ones at this time of year xx

  4. Carol, this card is so cute. I love the penguin, I love the layout and I love the colors you used. This card is so pretty, clean and just plain cute. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' for our Winter Sports challenge. Hope you'll join us next month again. Your style is fabulous. Hugs, Gail

  5. This card is full of joy and fun! Love the look on his face! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  6. So adorable, Carol! Thanks so much for sharing with us at A Creative Need!

  7. Oh, that it is too bad as he is the cutest penguin ever!! He's having a blast and I love this card!! I hope you have a blast over the holidays, too, my friend! I loved your recap of the service and agree that Hospice is such a Godsend during those sad times. Happy Holiday Hugs to you both!! Darnell

  8. Aw this is so sweet, love that penguin. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

  9. lovely cute card, I think the little penguin is fab. Gail xx

  10. That penguin is so adorable. Such a cute card.


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