Monday, 9 October 2017

Grumpy Penguins

Good Morning all and welcome to another new week.  

So today i am sharing the first christmas cards ive made this year.  I just loved these grumpy penguins when i saw them in action last year so just had to buy them. Their expressions just make me laugh. I have combined them with an acetate cardbase and brusho/pixie powder mix for the backgrounds. 

First Make an acetate 6x6" cardblank using the snowfall acetate.  Then using brushos & pixie powders make wintry backgrounds.  Stamped the penguins and added a little colour to the beaks and eyes using wink of stella pens.  I then cut them out.  I die cut a frame from white cardstock and then mounted the penguins.  From left over brusho card i die cut various snowflakes, layered them up and added a gem to finish. 

Just different colours, i also added splashes of white paint to the background to match the snowfall on the acetate. 

I love that using the brusho's and pixie powders that no two backgrounds are the same. 

Just showing the card stood up and showing the acetate better.  I also added matching die cuts to the back of the front and back of the back so that no glue is on show, it also adds more space for writing and little messages that we add sometimes.

 I know im behind the times making my first acetate cards but really enjoyed them, so watch out for more acetate in action!

Items Used:
Katzelkraft KTZ145 'Les Pingouins Grumpy' stamps
Colourcraft Brusho's
Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders
Hunkydory Snowfall acetate
Memory Box 'Shimmering snowflakes' dies

Thank you for stopping by and all your comments last week. I hope you have a good week this week whatever your plans are.  Emma 


  1. Brilliant love the colouring Ginny x
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  2. Fabulous cards Emma, gave me a chuckle this morning

  3. Fabulous cards Emma, with the brushos, have you used them like a colour wash?

  4. Aw I love these Pingus; and a fabulous card you've made with them :-)

  5. I love those grumpy penguins. Great design of card too. I have never made an acetate card so you are in front of me !
    Pam x

  6. Haha I love these penguins there faces says it all, fabulous inked background love the use of acetate not used that for a long time, might have to get some and make some thing with it. I love these cards there gorgeous Emma , hope your keeping well.
    Hugs Babs s

  7. Those penguins make you smile, great card Emma, with the brushos as well xx

  8. Well I've not made any acetate cards either! These are superb and I'm in awe of your gorgeous backgrounds, Emma what card stock do you use? Steph x

  9. Brilliant Cards Emma and those grumpy penguins really made me smile.

  10. These are Fabulous..made me smile..Marilynh.x

  11. Absolutely loving these, fab backgrounds as usual, I must get on with making some more in the next few days. Loving the grumping penguins perferct for the Bah Humbug people out there (my other half included!!)Bug hugs Kirsty. x

  12. hi emma ... your little card made me giggle ... just love that little family of grumpy penguins lol ... my nephew loves penguins (even tho he is all growd up now ) hope you have had a great weekend ... love sandy xx

  13. I love the grumpy penquins Gx

  14. Brilliant! I love those penguins.


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