Sunday, 11 December 2011

Outside the box

The challenge over at the sugar bowl is to do something unusual for you, so after looking at the Christmas decorations I bought last year in the sale as I thought then they would look good on a card, but haven't yet plucked up the courage to use them as wasn't really sure how they would work decided now was the time.

I used a fab image of these ever so cute penguins and using the decorations as the base of my colour scheme coloured them with promarkers and added stickles for more sparkle. The papers are both from my scraps file and the ribbon from my stash. The sentiment is a craftworks I think as I won them a couple of Christmases ago and hadn't used them all. The snowflake I made by using some packaging card from a shirt and covering with pva glue and white glitter.

I am really pleased I took the plunge and might have a go at another card using a different colour decoration, thanks for the inspiration and push.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Auds sentiments - any winter holiday
Cooking it up with Katie-anything goes
The Sugar Bowl-layout and do something unusual
Crafty creations- card and sentiment
Passion for Promarkers-celebration
Paper creations ink-bling it up
Pile it on-bling it up
Drunken stampers-glittery holiday
secret crafter Saturday challenge-all creatures great and small
card making mamas-'christmas
crafty catz-anything goes
stampin for the weekend-Christmas
Bearly mine-un traditional christmas colours


StephC said...

Adorable! Cute image. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous choice of a little creature, and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx

lindyloo said...

So So cute thank you for joining us at crafty catz this week linda x

Penny said...

Thanks for playing in our month long anything goes challenge at cooking it up with katie this month, remember you can play three times!

Julia said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink. Hugs, Julia-DT

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful Holiday Season!

Gem said...

a beautiful holiday creation! thanks for joining in our challenge at AUD Sentiments :) Gemma

Michelle B. said...

Very creative, the snowflakes turned out fab. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments!

Aunty Sue said...

Fab card and thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ and Happy Christmas. xxx

Linny said...

Fabulous card. Love the image. Thank you for joining in at Secret Crafter Saturday challenge.
Linda x

deesdesigns said...

What an adorable card! Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy holiday season to share your creativity with us for our Winter Holiday sentiment challenge at Aud Sentiments!

Helen said... cute!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word that is such a cute image they are adorable, the design and colours look super, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
Lorraine x

Tammie Edgerton said...

Adorable penguins and love all the purple!

So glad you shared with us at Pile It On!

One Happy Stamper
Pile It On! DT

Katie said...

Super card!
Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On :)

tiggertastic said...

what a sweet make - i adore the image

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs , Kenny K and My Time To Craft

Debs said...

what a fab idea :0)..thanks for sharing with us at PFP..hugs Debs x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Julye,
This looks so cute & I love the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us for our Mega Christmas Challenge at Passion For Promarkers & at Secret Crafters.
Andie xx