Tuesday, 21 July 2015

A Christmas Penguin

Oh please don't get me started on penguins and Christmas - penguins live at the South Pole (apologies to any South African readers who know very well that's not the only place they live) and as we all know, Santa lives at the North Pole. So penguins on Christmas cards are as much of an anathema to me as tigers in Africa - nature just doesn't work like that! However, since Santa Claus is (allegedly) fictional, I'll allow the Christmas Penguin to become part of that same fiction - as long as I never have to combine him with a polar bear. The polar bear would eat the penguin - if he ever met one.

Right, rant over - despite my anti-penguinism, I do have rather a lot of Christmas penguin images, bought from Crafts U Print when a friend needed penguin related items for charity and I made a batch of cards for her. The snag is, at the time I needed some very quick, print-and-go, items that I could mass-produce, so all my images are of the "print out this card front and stick it to your card" type. However, one of them really reminded me of the current challenge photo at Christmas Card Challenges so I decided to see if I could use it in a more interesting way.

Here's the photo


And here's my card - I fussy-cut two extra penguin images and arranged them to peep out each side of the main image, which I cut away from the  printed card front panel and made into a smaller panel of its own.  Then I made an easel card and added lots and lots of die cut snowflakes...... don't you sometimes wish you had half a dozen identical dies then you could cut them all at once?

I'm sharing this with

Christmas Card Challenges - photo inspiration (see above)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - July
Ooh La La Creations - Christmas in July


becky3086 said...

Now that is just adorable!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card

Donna B. said...

Awesome Christmas card! Love the gold snowflakes.Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

JoAnn said...

Great Christmas card. Love the layout and how the 2 side penguins look like they are peeiking out. Very creative card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

flossbite said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at CraftyHazelNuts this month. Hope to see you again.
Fiona DT x

Alli Devine said...

Great card and a really fab way of using printed card toppers. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us for our Christmas in July Challenge at Ooh La La Creations. Alli x