Sunday, 19 July 2020

Penguins for the CCC!

Hello to you All and I hope all is well with you and that you have a lovely weekend planned, even although it's staying in the craft room and crafting, what could be better than that.....

Time once again for the Christmas Card girls to show off their creation, can hardly believe  two weeks have past by. This time Linda did the choosing and she wan't to see Penguins, or of course there is always the alternative Anything goes.

I struggled with this one as my motivation has disappeared and I had to really push myself to make a card, but I eventually managed two
 This sweet image is from Whimsy stamps and i took three attempts to get it right, and in the end, I realised I used the wrong ink for Copic Markers, so the markers moved some of the ink, but I certainly wasn't going for a fourth try. Distress Oxide as a background and som clear gems. Paper from an old First Edition Christmas pad.

 One of my favourite images from Hobby Art Stamps, Archie and Pals.  Now this time I had the correct ink, but the wrong paper for pencils, I used Copic colouring paper as I must have thought that was the medium I was going to use. The background is all Copic, lots of Star Dust gel for the sparkle and a few gems. Sentiment is from Tonic Studios.
Thank you Linda for the lovely challenge, it was just me who was out of sorts, anyhoo I hope they are okay.

Thank you for the kind comments on my last post.

That's me for now, take care,

33 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Wow these are gorgeous Kate .. such fun images .......
Hugs Sylvie xx
Enjoy your Sunday

Christine Harrop said...

Hi Kate, sorry I haven't been around for a while. Toe super cards but I absolutely adore the stamp on your second one. It's so much fun! I know what you mean about lacking motivation. I have to come up with more than sixty cards a month for our WI members and it is beginning to be very difficult. If this goes on much longer I don't know what I'll do for them. Ah well, I'm sure I'll come up with something for them. Take care and stay safe. Hugs Christine xx

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Kate, fun stamps - they are both so jolly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

dutchess said...

Two lovely cards Kate and how they made me smile this morning...penguins do that to me....and as for the snowman juggling well that is such a great image...
The sun is shinning here in Yorkshire after a dismal week of wet weather so my washing is outta last.....take care xxx

meg said...

two great cards Kate, it's terribly difficult when mojo is lacking , but you pulled it off beautifully,

Marlene Atkinson said...

Two fabulous cards, love fun stamps, love the colours to. Marlene

Crafting Queen said...

Two really adorable cards, love the cute images.

Margarets designer cards said...

Two great christmas cards, I love them both and brilliant images

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

No one would ever know that you struggled with motivation for these Kate as they're both beautiful. great stamping, composition and colours too. I'm sorry that I haven't been around as much lately but life has been so busy. I've finished work now, so hopefully I'll be able to visit your lovely blog more often. Take care and stay safe, Sandra xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are both fabulous and I love them Kate, thank you for playing along. It is always a struggle to craft when your motivation has gone on vacation.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Diane said...

Two really cute designs Kate.

Hugs Diane

Wendy L said...

Both cards are lovely Kate, realy sweet images, xxxx

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards, love them both xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahhh these are both super, I wouldn't have guessed your Mojo was missing, You did a brilliant job. I adore the second one, what fun juggling the wee guys, Hazelxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two really cute cards Kate, those images are gorgeous.
Lorraine

Daffodil Cards said...

Struggling must be in the air Kate, but you have produced such fun and wonderful cards, both are with lovely colour choices and images.
Take care
Faith x

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Kate, love the snowmen and the penguins are so cute
Lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love penguins and have that bottom stamp, so cute.Both lovely cards

aussie aNNie said...

Beautifully designed cards Kate, love those images, lovely stunning colours. ☻

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

These are both adorable! To juggle penguins! So cute! x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

How cute cards, Kate!! That with Archie and pals is a true delight, absolutely adorable!!! It makes me smile so much!

Mrs A. said...

Your cards are super and
I certainly can see no errors. I love those juggling penguins. Hugs Mrs A.

Jennifer Johnston said...

Hi Kate, I just love these two Christmas cards. Not only
are they fun, they are beautifully designed and coloured.
The images are super cute! love them. Hard to believe
your mojo has gone on holiday Kate, they're just great.
Take care. Hugs Jennifer xx.

Sue said...

I'm loving them both, of course it is the snowman that attracts me! The background are lovely Kate, and the snowman balancing the penguins is such fun.

Hugs
Sue

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
2 most wonderful cards and I love both of them equally.
Your designs are gorgeous and your colouring is fantastic too.
Love the both penguin scenes you have created and such wonderful sparkle too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

rachel said...

Two lovely cards Kate but I adore that second one - what a fun image - its got so much movement - love it! Hugs rachel xx

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful Christmas cards Kate, love the pretty background you created. Anet

Pop's Cards said...

These are so cute, I love the images and your colours, hugs Pops x

MiamiKel said...

Kate! These are ever so darling - what an adorable penguin winter cards you've made here! so colorful and fun and I am smiling at how sweet they are! I am loving the stardust gel background - super cool! Hugs!

Karen Dunbrook said...

delightful mf.
xx Karen

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Super cards as you do love a snowman.
We all have those moments when you just want to scream when you've done things not quite right but whatever you did, the cards turned out smashing.
Ang x

Pat said...

Two beautiful snowman cards Kate and I love the first with the blue sparkly sky and snow to go with the cute penquin and robins and that sweet snowman, and then the second with the cute little penguins being juggled by that lovely snowman which just makes me smile, and I love the purple sky background on that one and more sparkly snow too, and both with such pretty colouring. I must start getting on with my Christmas cards too. x

Sue said...

Penguins are such happy little guys that you can't help smile when you see them on cards. Both cards are so cute and fun, Kate. And the colorwork is beautiful.

Hugs
Sue