Friday 29 November 2019

Flying Penguin

The prompt for Day 18 at Beccy's Place month long holiday cards challenge is the letter P.
I have chosen P for Penguin.

The digital image is Flying Penguin from Birdie Brown. She used to do a monthly challenge and give away loads of free images and this is one that I had printed ages ago but not yet coloured. He has been coloured using Promarkers and Flexmarkers.

I again used sketch 1 from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2. All the papers and cardstock are scraps. The spotty paper and stars have all been recycled from old Christmas cards. Quite often you get some decent size pieces of patterned paper and card that are foiled and sometimes glittered. This sketch is perfect for using some of those.

The image has been cut with Nestabilities Labels 22 from Spellbinders. I then cut the stripy paper by hand and this gave me a corner to decorate with a bit of bling.

I added star gems in gold to match the paper and added a sentiment.

We are having 2 bedroom windows replaced today. It has gone proper cold in the UK and we again woke up to -1C and a frost. I will be spending a lot of the day holed up in my craftroom with my door closed, huddling the radiator, watching Netflix and making the last of the Christmas cards I need to make to complete the month of challenges Beccy has hosted.

Card Details -

Size - 6" x 6"
Digital Image - Flying Penguin (Retired) from Birdie Brown
Colouring Medium - Promarkers & Flexmarkers
Dies - Nestabilities Labels 22 from Spelbinders
Embellishments - Gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order): -


  1. Awesome colour combination Mandy, red, black and white always looks great together. Love the penguin image, he's a very happy little guy! Fantastic layout, you did a really good job interpreting the sketch. Fabulous!

  2. Wonderful card, I love the cute penguin.
    Thank you for joining us at I Love Promarkers Blog Challenge
    Best Wishes Lisa xx

  3. He's such a happy little penguin! Fabulous colouring and wonderful use of paper scraps! Lovely card design too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Passion for Promarkers!

  4. I love your penguin Mandy and agree with you on the temperature today, I have had to clear frost from my car 3 times today. Brilliant that you used so many scraps and a great take on the sketch. Thank you for sharing your talent with us at SSW2.
    Anne SSW2-DT

  5. Your Christmas card is adorable and the penguin is as cute as can be. Thanks for sharing this with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge #126.

  6. Cute! Love that striped paper and great tip about using old Christmas cards! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. Thanks for sharing your fantastic project with us in the Happy Little Stampers November "Anything Goes With Dies" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2

  8. It's such a fun Christmas card. Great colors.
    Thank you for entering our HLS XMAS challenge.
    I'm sorry to comment so late.
    BozenA DT HLS

  9. The elements you used to follow the sketch work so well together to make a great card featuring that darling penguin. Thanks for sharing your card with us at HLS Stampers.

  10. This is such a sweet card. I love the design, it compliments the adorable image perfectly.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at I Love Promarkers looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    ILP DT
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  11. This is stunning! Love your colouring on this cute penguin and a great idea to recycle your Christmas cards! Thanks for sharing at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs, Karen xx

  12. Oh Mandy this is such a cute image, and I love your design papers and embellishments. This is a great card, thanks so much for sharing your card with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  13. Happy happy happy. Great card

  14. Such a fun and happy card.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts patterned paper challenge.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  15. I love penguins and yours is no exception. Fun colours and design. Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Crazy Challenge and Sweet Sketch Wednesdays 2. AJ DT CCC// SSW2


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