Sunday, 5 June 2011

Cool penguin

It was Carol's turn to choose the theme for today's Christmas gang challenge (if you want to know more about the Christmas gang, please click on one of the names in my sidebar and contact to find out how to join in).

Carol asked us to make a Christmas card using pastel colours, a bow and a penguin.

I've used the sketch for Ribbon reel 3:

This is also another card for my challenge 23 'wintertime blues' on my Christmas challenge blog - you can read about it here - if you haven't joined in yet, now would be a good time to start making those Christmas cards and, as the challenge was set on the first Saturday of the month, there will be a prize for a randomly picked winner.

The penguin image is a digital one from Delicious Doodles - I'm entering this for Delicious Doodles 28 ' texture' challenge - the texture on the white card has been created by using an embossing folder to create the dots. Also the silver ribbon has a texture to it. This is also for One stop craft 134 'texture' and Bling it on 4 'embossing'.

The scalloped circle was cut with a nestie and the image coloured with copics and the edges distressed with stormy sky DI. I was rather pleased with the way the bow turned out (often don't have much success with this kind of bow).

I think this could work as a card to give to a man, definitely a boy anyway, so this is also for:

Paper issues: time for the guys
Freshly brewed 49: it's a guy thing
Scrapbook sisters 38: it's a man's world
Simon says: for a male
Fussy & fancy: card for a man or boy

It's also for:

Stampin sisters in Christ 92: use something new on your project - although I've had the penguin image for some time, this is the first time I've used it
Digital Tuesday 113: animal friends
Card cupids: more than three layers
Top tip Tuesday 36: wrap it up with ribbon
Let's craft and create 20: dies to die for
Stamp something: June digi day
Creative CAS for June: winter wonderland
Cutie stampers 104: blue/white
Inspire me Fridays 9: anything goes
Stamp insanity 61: anything goes


  1. This is so adorable..Beautiful ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  2. Hello Hazel,

    This is stunning! I do love that penguin as I think it's perfect for boys too!

    Love what you have done with the CC challenge.

    Have a good week,
    Keryn x

  3. What a lovely image, so lovely in blue shades. Thank you for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  4. Hi Hazel, a great little Christmas card and definately suitable for a boy. Love the ribbon. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  5. I love this Hazel, what a fab image and great colour combo too. Hugs, Claire x

  6. Very cute Hazel. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

  7. Awww, such a cute card Hazel. Thank you for sharing with us at Cards for Men for our no dp challenge, good luck x

  8. Cute penguin, love the scallop circle.

  9. Ooohh, how cute is he??
    Super cute christmas card, thanks for joining us at CCAYR Hazel, good luck with the challenge
    Best wishes,

  10. so cute card, love this pinguin
    thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy this week
    Céline F&F DT

  11. Hi Hazel....all boxes ticked again...its good fun this challenge!...lovely image how do you manage so many cards?...hope you had a good weekend take care Margaret

  12. Such a cute design Hazel. Love it!

  13. Hello
    this is a very nice card and a sweet image.

    Thanks for joining us at Cutie Stampers.

  14. Such a cute fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  15. Definately a great card for a guy Hazel, I love it. Carol x

  16. What a sweet card, I love your penguin! thanks for playing in our challenge at Catch The Bug!

  17. oh he is cute, a lovely card! thanks for playing at DTC this week, Karenx

  18. Oh, that is a very cute and sweet image. Thank you for playing along with us at The Ribbon Reel this week.

    Zuzana x x

  19. Great card, just love the image so sweet!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  20. Hi again! That penguin looks so adorable! Yes, I agree, definitely a man card, although Christmas is blue, so giving this to a woman will also work! Thanks for joining us over at PCJ!


  21. Hi Hazel, finally made it over here lol. Love your gorgeous wee penguin, so cute and what a great layout!! Saw lots of gorgeous cards as I was scrolling down your blog, you are one busy and very talented lady!!

  22. Awwww he is soooo cute! Great card thanks for joining in with us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week, Samantha :0)

  23. AWW!! Hazel. This just makes me smile. What a sweet little face he has. Great card, as usual :)

    Thanks for playing along at the Freshly Brewed Challenges Month Long Prize Challenge.

    Heather D.
    Fresh Brewed Designs

  24. Very cute. This image is great for a little boy. Thanks for playing with us at Fresh Brewed Challenges! Gale :)

  25. Oh this is so cute Hazel love the penquin image.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  26. A lovely Christmas card Hazel, and such a cute little Penguin.

    Thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge again - hugs, Sylvia x

  27. Your card is really lovely.
    thanks for playing at Cutie Stampers.
    Greetings Michelle

  28. A pretty card. Lovely colors and cute image. Thank you for joining us Catch the Bug Challenge blog for our Anything Goes Challenge! I hope you will join us again and good luck!

  29. Du hast viele Challengen mit deiner tollen Karte kombiniert. Klasse!
    Danke fürs Mitmachen bei Cutie Stampers.
    Viele Grüße

  30. Hi Hazel,
    Thanks for playing along at Creative CAS Challenges this month :-)
    A nice wintery image - with the blue scalloped edging and silver ribbon, I nearly shiver just from looking at your card :-)


  31. Such a cute card, thanks for linking to PI!

  32. Very beautiful
    Thanks for joining us at one stop craft challenge this week and good luck !

  33. What a fabulous and super sweet card, hazel! Thanks for joining the Fresh Brewed Designs June Month Long 'Cards for the Guys' challenge! Hope to see you play along again! x0x0

  34. woow so cute. I like the Image.

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

  35. Adorable penguin!! Such a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week! *Vicki* ~ Sr. DT member

  36. Gorgeous card love that cute image to. Thank you so much for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  37. Very Sweet!! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy!

  38. Cute, cute, cute!!! Love that little penguin! Lovely bow too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges.


  39. super sweet card..great use of embossing..thanks for joining us at Bling It On and good luck Debs x


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