Saturday, 11 May 2013

Caroling Penguins

Hi Folks, 
I was sorting through some wooden stamps on Thursday night and I came across this Penny Black stamp which I have had for years but hardly used. It's not that I don't like it, it's just that in the past I've always just inked it up and then coloured it in leaving the black wings and backs just as they were inked. The end result was always disappointing as the bodies never looked dark and even enough - does that make sense?? Anyhow, I suddenly had a brainwave - a rare event so you have to make the most of them!! - colour over the top with black promarker, I know you are probably all rolling your eyes thinking hardly rocket science but I'm happy with the end result and to be fair the last time this was inked I didn't even own a single promarker!!

I think it must have been fate to colour this in because the challenge at Winter Wonderland announced on Friday is Pppp pick up a penguin and these little chaps were sat on my desk!! I found time to make this today using the sketch at The Sweet stop:

I'd also like to enter this trio into the following challenges before they retire to my Christmas card box!!

Crafty Creations - Something old (stamp) and something new (black pearls) 
Penny Black Saturday - Anything goes
Sparkles Christmas challenge - Fave Christmas colours (traditional red and green!!)
Joanna Sheen - Music and lyrics 

Thanks for looking!!


  1. One of my favourite Christmas stamps - it's just above me on a shelf that I can see - super card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for May– hope to see you again soon. x

  2. cute cute cute!!!!
    so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
    Rose GD

  3. The little penguins are so cute! Very festive. Thanks for playing at Sparkles Challenges.

  4. great card and love your choice of penguins, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. So glad you found and used that stamp again - I love your card!

  6. Wonderful image and card Ginny x

  7. Gorgeous card, love the cute penguins...Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen challenge this fortnight.
    Wendy xx

  8. Gorgeous card. I love this PB image. Thank you for joining us this week at the Winter Wonderland Challenge.

    Deborah A

  9. What a sweet card! Love the darling image. The colors look great. Thank you for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop. :)

  10. Gorgeous creation! :) I love the image, so cute! :) Thanks for joining us at CCC this week! :)


  11. Nice work! A super card, Jx

  12. That stamp works beautifully with the sketch this week from the Sweet Stop! Love your tartan dp - this card gives a warm, fuzzy feeling! Thanks for sharing with us at the Sweet Stop this week!:)

  13. Great card, I love the tartan

    Thanks for leaving a lovely comment on my blog

  14. This is so cute, thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop.

  15. Morning .....Oh wow your card is absolutely stunning l love your image and the colouring is stunning thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "traditional Colours" good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  16. So cute - love those penguins!
    Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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