Wednesday, 1 January 2020

Penguin Parade

Just one card from me today.  I thought I had used all the LOTV Winter Wonderland images, but found this one amongst some Christmas papers - perfect for the new Christmas Kickstart Challenge.

I covered the front of the card with mustard paper, leaving a small border around the edge and attached a strip of striped paper across the lower section.  I die cut the precoloured Lili of the Valley image.  I wanted to make the panel longer than my US sized die so I attached the die to one end of the image and die cut it about half way.  I then moved the die to the other end of the image ensuring the stitched edge matched and die cut the second half.  This panel was then attached to the centre of the card.  A Wink of Stella added the finishing touch.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white matt card blank
     Lili of the Valley 'Winter Wonderland' Art Pad
     My Favourite Things 'Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics' die
     Making Special Cards Magazine Issue 22 papers
     Wink of Stella

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - B for Bingo (I've chosen Patterned Paper, Lots of Layers & Die Cut)
     Allsorts - Anything Goes     
     Christmas Crafts All Year Round - Anything Christmas or Holiday Related
     Christmas Kickstart Challenge - Penguin Parade
     Christmas with the Cuties - Christmas Cuties
     The Cutie Pie Challenge - Christmas Cuties
     Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes

Kath x


Jo said...

Lovely card KAth, that image is adorable x

KandA said...

Happy new year Kath. Super card, the LOTV penguin is so sweet xx

Sue said...

Hi Kath, Card number 1 for Christmas 2020 then:) Fab card.

Hope work isn't too bad tomorrow. Sue

Liz said...

Super card, Kath. I love the cute image and the clever way you've stretched the die cut panel. I'm sure if I tried that it wouldn't look as perfect as yours! xx

Glennis F said...

Lovely card Kath. I have an American die set that I have to adjust like that too, but it is worth it

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Kath. I like that idea of stretching the die!!!

meg said...

love this image and your card the mustard colour is a perfect background(matches his feet)

Pat said...

This is a sweet image Kath and love the colours of the papers you have used to accompany it. x

brenda said...

Making a start on next year, that's what I call organised Kath. Great fun card, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Love this cute and colourful image. Happy new year

Dotty Jo said...

Happy new year, Kath! Love that image - it's adorable and the mustard colour combo was the perfect choice. Great tip for extending the die cut too. Thanks for joining Gail and I for this fun challenge at Christmas Kickstart, it's great to have you playing along again in 2020, Jo x

ionabunny said...

Cute image and great design. Thanks for joining the fun at the Christmas Kickstart challenge. Hugz

Linby said...

Beautifully put together, that mustard really complements the image. Thanks for joining in with my anything goes challenge at Allsorts.
Lynn x

Jules said...

Hi Kath

What a lovely card and such vibrant colours too .. .. a great image.

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2020. I hope it is a super happy year for you and that your Folksy store goes from strength to strength.

Love Jules xx

Valerija said...

Gorgeous Kath, love the sweet image.
Valerija xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Super cute creation, love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at 'Winter Wonderland' this month
Hugs Shell xx

cotnob said...

A super card Kath, such a sweet image. Good luck with your exercise classes, you should certainly be very fit if you complete them all.
Wishing you a happy, healthy and crafty New Year.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lisa xx said...

We wish you a Happy New Year, thank you so much for joining in with us at Christmas with the Cuties.....this is adorable, what a gorgeous card

Pat K said...

Love the colours and simple design for this cute image. Thanks for joining us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Challenge with your wonderful card, just perfect for our challenge theme cheers Sue N x

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Christmas Crafts All Year Challenge this time and good luck :)

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the LotV penguins!
Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Julie said...

Adorable Christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties
Julie T