Friday, 3 December 2010

Penguins or Polar Bears play in a Winter Wonderland

Good morning to you all out there in the land of blog
Today sees the knew challenge at

but as always I cannot move on with out saying how stunning the creations were in the last challenge, really enjoyed hopping about to see them all 

The theme this week has been chosen by our very talented Marianne, who is hosting this weeks challenge

and it is 

Penguins or Polar Bears

We have two sponsors this week for our one winner and they are

The Amazing Hobby House

with this stunning gift
who are offering three of their fabulous digi images

wow Christmas is coming early for one of our lucky entrants.

I really enjoyed this theme and here is what I created for my Design Team Inspirational piece
Don't they look like they are having fun?  This card template is great for making a scene.  I used a Penny Black stamp on both acetate and my colouring paper.  I added a red pearlised paper to frame these delish GCD Studio papers.  I added some lace and over the top of this some ribbon I bought recently.  I added a velum quote.  The nesties used for the circles and scallops and the paper penguins cut out individually where as the group together on the acetate remain intact.  I used my Swiss dots embossing folder to create the snow behind the main image and liquid appliqué for the fluffy bits.  The tree at the back I am not sure where the stamp is from but I decorated this with some pearls and a star.

Here is some close ups

I am entering this card into the following challenges
One Stop Craft - Xmas Cuties
CYDA - Texture
Totally Gorjuss - oh Xmas Tree
Lots to do - embossing
Shabby Tea Room - Get in Shape
Penny Black Allsorts - Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
ABC Christmas - Y = Yuletide
Wild Orchid - Old Fashioned Christmas - it does not get any better than carol singers, oh alright they might be penguins :) we do not get many carol singers these days, which is a shame

don't forget to pop over and check out the my teamies great creations too

thank you to all my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such wonderful and inspiring comments,  I love them all

and welcome to my new follower Melanie

Happy Crafting

Hugs Kate xx


The Dolphin Inn said...

I adore penguins so this appeals to me on all levels, love the way you can go from simple and elegant to bright and fun so well hon - your cards are always so different and always so fab, thanks for sharing xxx

By the way can you tell I am still snowed in - currently stalking all blogs in the world lol xxx said...

OMG Kate this is amazing I love it! x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Great card Kate - how cute are those penguins?!?!?!?

Hugs Jane x

sam21ski said...

Ooooh Kate, this is absolutely gorgeous, love those penguins and that fluffy snow - mind you, you can always go outside for some!!!!

Tammy said...

Oh Kate, this is terrific! Love it.

Carissa said...

Very cute, fun card. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas challenge. Hugs, Carissa

Debbie said...

What an absolutely adorable pop up card .. I especially {heart} the fluffy hats on the penguins and the sheet music they are holding -- very clever! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
totally gorgeous card, luv the scene you have made, fabulous design, have a great weekend, sue,x

Dazie said...

This is brilliant! I love the textures the image and the colurs thanks for joining us over at craft your days away!

jackiescrafts said...

What a lovely fun card I love the fluffy stuff on the penguins hats it gives them great texture
Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Clare Lloyd said...

Such a fun card. Thanks for joining us @CYDA. Good Luck. (GD)x

Zoechaos said...

that embossing folder is just great for snow, love all your penguins so clever to group them like this. Thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is fantastic Kate and really makes me smile every time I see it. You've outdone us all this week that's for sure. Marianne x

Suzi Mac said...

This is so precious, I love the design. ank you for joining us at One Stop Craft this week.
Suzi x

Carol Ann said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea for a Christmas Card I just love this! And you have managed to include lots of texture too! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Annxx

Jaqi said...

how fab are these little guys, so cute they are great

Danielle said...

This is super duper cute Kate!! So much work and detail in this spectacular creation - just could look at this forever!! Have a fabulous weekend teamie!
Hugs, Danielle

Pattie said...

This is so adorable! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

Jayne Hayward said...

Really cute images used and love the shaped card. The music looks lovely too.

Thanks for joining in with us over on ABC Christmas Challenge

Jayne xx

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