Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Penguins and Poinsettias

Well it's certainly not summer here (we've had lashing rain, thunder, sunshine and rainbows today!) so I thought I'd make a couple of Christmas cards!

My first card was inspired by Rita's fab penguin card (this week's featured stamper over at Splitcoast).   I used a load of Eat Cake Graphics penguin stamps for mine ....
5074-E Looking up penguin
5075-D Sliding penguin
5076-E Left foot up penguin
5077-D Right foot up penguin
I used a promarker to colour my BG, but didn't have any black markers for my penguins so used a pencil instead.  Liquid white enamel dots for snow.  Clear gloss and glitter added to their beaks and feet for some sparkle.


My second card was inspired by Muse Christmas Visions and the beautiful card by Chriss.
My stamp is an oldie from Art Gone Wild (I think). I coloured my poinsettias pink with my watercolour pencils and added some pink and green splatters to the background.  Pink stickles for the flower centres.  Simon Says Stamp sentiment die, cut from silver card. 

29 comments:

Tina's Crop Shop said...

Love both of your Christmas cards! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper this week!

Chrissy said...

Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYD...love your cute penguins..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Cheryl W. said...

I'm envious of your Christmas cards. They're great, and you must have quite a stash by now. I did make ONE the other day. Will blog about it at some point, but I am still far, far behind, and it doesn't look like I'll have any time to make any in the near future. I think I'll be scrambling like maqd come November.

Patti J said...

Awwww.....you've been busy again, dear friend! Loving those sweet penguins, and wowzers, those poinsettias are lovely!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

This card is really gorgeous! You did a fabulous job of coloring those poinsettias and the arrangement is just perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog--please join us again soon!
:) Marie

Jenni's Jems said...

Beautiful poinsettia card and too cute penguins!x

Chriss Blagrave said...

Cute penguin card and background!
Beautiful colouring on the poinsettia card and I love the big and bold silver embossed sentiment...and the silver specks, too!
Thanks so much for playing along with MCV this week!

Kath said...

Two lovely cards - the penguins card is really cute! Visiting today with my DT hat on, so thank you for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
Kath x

Gingin said...

Super cute Lynne! Love the Penguins. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

Pam Sparks said...

So pretty Lynne!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Many thanks for joining in our No Rules challenge at ABC Christmas this week, good luck in the draw!
Lorraine DT

Angie said...

Thanks for joining our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round.

Martina Svoboda said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! It's an awesome CAS card and the splatters just added the thing for a perfect look.
Martina

Birgit said...

Oh, I just love your pink poinsettias, fabulous!

coldwaters2 said...

Two wonderful festive makes Lynne the first one is full of so many cute Penguins the second is quite simply a beauty, well done
hugs
lorraine x

Emily Shroom said...

A fab pair of Christmas cards, the penguins are cute and the poinsettias really pretty!

Cara said...

These are both stunning, love the pencil colouring of the Penguins I think a black pen would have been too harsh. Cara

Ardyth said...

Your watercolouring is gorgeous and I love the elegance of the silver sentiment! So glad you joined us at MCV this week, Lynne!

Macarena said...

Lovely coloring of poinsettias! I love them! Thank you for sharing your project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! Hugs, Marzena

Helen said...

Fabulous cards - love all those little penguins!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

chrissy xx said...

It's always a good time to make Christmas cards! I LOve your fun penguins. Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Chrissyxx
Hugs to Ruby! What a sweetie xx

MaryV said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Lynne! Love the colours! Thank you for joining us at CWS Challenge this month. Hope to see you again!
Hugs, Mary (DT member)

Unknown said...

love your super sweet penguin card, lots of fun coloring and I love that you didn't go with just a traditional christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper!--Elizabeth Jeanne (Happy Stamper)

cohenna said...

Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fab'n'Funky :)

Marianne said...

There's no better time to make Christmas cards than summertime, whether it's to stay dry (UK) or to stay cool (Greece) lol. Love both your elegant poinsettias as your fun and whimsical penguins.

Lilian said...

Gorgeous cards! But of course, I love the second one! =)
Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Katy said...

Both cards are very nice. I am loving the ink splatters on the 2nd card-and those poinsettias. Beautiful! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Creative with Stamps! :)

Helen said...

Great cards - love the collection of little penguins!

Thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.

Helen x

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Your cards are so pretty!! Thanks so much for linking up to Merry Monday's Christmas in July!