Monday, 1 August 2016

A Penguin is for life, not just for Christmas...

Good Morning lovely friends, Happy Monday!

It's a very happy one here for several reasons, firstly, we had the most fabulous holiday in Charmouth, Dorset last week and we enjoyed ourselves so much we are going back very soon!

Secondly, it is my day to make a card for wonderful Dies to Die for, and I enjoyed making this one enormously!

Finally, my darlin' friend Squirrel has invited me to join her and 'the acorns' (or is it nuts)! at  
Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge
and we have a new not so random challenge of 
Anything Goes 
starting today for you!  Just follow the link 
for all the details.
Phew...and breath!

For today's card I have used a wonderful set of stamps and dies from Dies to Die For - 

I have made a circular card and coloured the background with Distress Inks and splattered about acrylic paint.  I have used dies to cut out the sea and sand and made a little scene framed with an MFT Stitched Circle Frame Die.

The little pingu's are coloured with Copics.

...and here we are, a waddle of penguins in paradise!...
All the following goodies are from Dies to Die For
Papers - Echo Park Keepin' Cozy

Other Ingredients
Memento Ink Pad 
Copic Markers
Make it Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes (Marker Geek)
Tonic Circle and Scalloped Circle Dies
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Clearly Besotted Wave Edge Die
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Selection of Acrylic Paints
Collall All Purpose Glue
Foam Pads

Inks Used
Memento Ink pad in Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Scattered Straw and Mermaid Lagoon
Selection of PaperArtsy acrylic paints for splattering
Copics - 
Penguins N9, N7, N5, N3, N1, N0, W5, W3, W1, W0, YR24, YR21, YR20
Penguin Accessories B97, B95, B93, B91, BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70, BV34, BV31
Palm Tree, YG67, YG17, YG03, E27, E25, E23, E21
Thank you for visiting...

Happy Crafting...

Don't forget to pop to Squirrel's Not So Random Challenge to look at the gorgeous cards by the other acorns and join in the fun!

and then remember to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy! 


Please leave me a comment if you pop by, I am always very happy to see them and do enjoy reading them all. 


Christine L said...

Loving these cute little penguins of course.... your card is fabulous!!

Christine x

Pollard Carole said...

Fab card this is brilliant I so much love this great design Love and hugs Carole x

thecraftycavalier said...

Completely fabulous! I don't have words. This is just so completely brilliant :-) Love the penguins. The scene is genius. Love it - but you guessed that!!! Hugs, Jayne x

NGCARDS said...

Such a fun card hun, the penguins are fab! xxx

Olga Fink said...

This is a fantastic card Sue!I love everything about it!
Xoxo Olga

Lorraine said...

This is gorgeous Sue, love those cute little penguins and fab design
Lorraine x

Annette said...

I do have a soft spot for pingys Sue, and this card is gorgeous. Love those little guys. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Glad to hear you had a great holiday--love the fabulous card and the waddle of penguins is brilliant lol-great inked background too
Carol x

Squirrel x said...

Simply stunning penguin perfection! Can't tell you how much I love this Sue, brilliant!! Hugs xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I adore this fun card, so much to look at and such cute pingus

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Such a fabulous card Sue, the shape works so well with the wonderful beach scene you have created for your adorable penguins. Gorgeous!

Bad Kitty said...

so cute!

Lilibet said...

Love this... Saw it on your fb page so came over to noisey at your ingredients! Think I'm a little bit addicted to MFT stamps - they are so funny! Brilliant card as always from you Sue! X

Cathy Clowes said...

This is super gorgeous Sue. I love these penguins and your design is fabulous. We love Charmouth- it's not too far from us and is great for fossil hunting. Glad you had a great holiday. Cathy x

Kat W said...

Squeeee! These penguins are so fabulously cute and I love how you used them together to create a little beach scene...they look like they are having so much fun! Using a round card base is a fab idea too and you have created a lovely dimension to the design by layering up the elements...just brilliant my friend :-)
Big hugs, Kat xx

CornishKat said...

A stunning card Sue, I love everything about it. The penguins are adorable and look brilliant arranged your circle scene.
Big hugs,
Katrina xx

Samantha said...

Oh now this is just blinking brilliant Sue! your design is Brilliant! love it xx

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