Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Mixing it Up

I'm still ploughing on with a few more Christmas cards and I find it interesting to try and mix things up a bit by using dies and/or stamps from various sets to see how they can work with each other for a change. I rarely make more than one of any design although of course there are bound to be some similarities. The only thing I'm very careful about is returning them to their correct sets straight away so that I don't lose track of any of the often quite small items because that could be so annoying. For this card I've used the die which cuts three little windows and combined it with some stamps from a set of  penguin stamps which came free several years back.  No dies with these critters so as well as colouring there has been a bit of fussy cutting.  The trees were die cut as was the little label for the words and the final addition was a punched silver star. Colouring was done using alcohol pens

 Windows - die from Have a Hoot set Stampin' Up (retired)
Trees - from set of tree dies by John Next Door ( good assortment of sizes)
Critters - Magazine freebie set from a few years back


  1. What a cute card, I love the little critters.

  2. Beautiful card, the penguins are adorable.

  3. Hi Val

    You look to be on a good mission with your Christmas cards. Definitely need to make more effort here in that department.

    Great design and those little penguins are super lovely.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Your penguin party is a hoot! Xx