The Stamps I Use

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Oliver the Penguin

Hi folks,

well, there's a return to snow here today so these two cute little Oliver the Penguin cards seem somewhat appropriate, even if they ARE two more cards for NEXT Christmas (less than ten months away now)!

What do you think? A little unconventional on the colour choices for a Christmas card with all the black and red? I like it myself, seeing how Oliver is a black penguin and I tend to like my images and papers to be all matchy-matchy.

card details:
  • finished size: 4.25 x 5.5 inches
  • stamped image: Oliver the Penguin from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Copic Markers (R39, R37, R59, C1, C5, C7, C9, YR12, T1)
  • sentiments: CTMH Tannebaum set, stamped in CTMH Cranberry ink
  • patterned papers: DCWV Holiday Stack
  • Black Cardstock: Colorbök
  • ribbons, buttons and embroidery floss from my stash
  • Spellbinders: Petite Ovals, Petite Scalloped Ovals
  • EK Success Scalloped Scallops Border Punch
  • layout: Tuesday Morning Sketches #82 (I omitted the embellies along the bottom as I thought my papers were a little too busy to add MORE eye candy and I switched out the circle for an oval as it fit my image/card size a little better)

Challenges for this card:
  • Kraftin' Kimmie #67: Scoopy Scallops. Let's see - Spellbinders Scalloped Petite Ovals for the image panels AND my EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch! I guess that since I DID get all four challenges for February completed I will throw my hat into the ring for the chance at a guest DT spot in April as well. We shall see!
  • Raise the Bar #55: Mug Shots (since Oliver is holding his piping hot cup of chocolate!)
  • Winter Wonderland: include an animal (well, it goes without saying doesn't it? As a penguin, Oliver definitely counts!)
  • Sparkle's Weekly Christmas Card Challenge for 2011: Punches! (I used my EK Success Scalloped Scallops border punch to edge the horizontal strip on the cards)
So there we go....two more Christmas cards for next year's ever growing stash. And for those of you who are wondering, this is NOT a scheduled post. Kittehs had me up at 3am this morning, as usual. They REALLY don't understand the concept of sleeping in .... EVER!  Oh....and the guilty kittehs are currently BOTH snuggled as close as possible to me on the couch. Asleep. I'd poke at them to wake them up but they are both too cute.


Shaela said...

These are darling! I love the black and red together. :) Thanks for playing along with the Christmas Card Challenge this week!

Tracy said...

Aww these are so adorable. My SIL is almost finished her Christmas cards for next year, she is sick I tell you, just sick, lol.
Found you through the Canadian Blog hop

StephC said...

Very cute cards! Love the penguin. So glad you joined us for another CCC! I love seeing your cards. :)

Melissa Craig said...

Such a sweet penguin. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jacqueline said...

I love that penguin - simply adorable.

p.s. I invite you to check out the Canadian Crafty Blog Hop it ends March 2; … there are so many talented Crafty Canadians to meet and I would love you to join us!

Linda said...

I love this card and I totally agree your image and your background should match you have done a brilliant job and that penguin is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland this week love Linda

Tanya R said...

You are so going to be ready for Christmas this year. Fab penguin!

~*Joni said...

Awww what a cutie! I love the red black and white combo. Beautiful design on the papers and matchy matchy too! Wonderful bow technique. Thank you so much for joining in on the fun at Raise The Bar this week!
~*Joni RTB DT