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Friday, 24 June 2011

Bah! Humbug! Challenge - Penguins

Good morning to all my blogging friends and welcome to the latest challenge from Ann & Max who are of course Bah! Humbug!
Sadly this is my last week of being their Guest Designer, I have had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their weekly challenges.
The month has been a tough one as the challenges required a lot of research to come up with designs I thought they would like. This weeks challenge has had me thinking ever since I received their list and if you bare with me I will explain.

No Penguin stamps, no backing papers with penguins, gosh what was I going to do!

Well, we have foxes around our area and we frequently see them in our garden, parents and 4 fox cubs and guess what they left for me!!!!

This lovely cuddly Penguin, obviously taken from a garden nearby and no doubt the cubs had fun playing with it before leaving it for Colin (my OH) to find. He knew the theme so he picked it up and sat him on our well so I would find him.
I couldn't resist taking a picture and decided there and then what I would use the picture for.
Hope you are still with me, LOL

I took the image into Craft Artist, resized and inserted him onto backing paper, added the holly sprig and the christmas trees.
He was then layered onto card from Artylicious Seasons Greeting CD before layering again onto Happy Christmas card from the same CD. A Happy Christmas banner has been added along with a couple of gems to finish the card.
End of story, phew!!!!

My second card is a Digi Image, sorry I can't remember where from. He has been coloured with Promarkers then layered on Burgundy Card cut with one of my Nestability Dies.
The backing paper is from the above CD which I put through the Cuttlebug using Divine Swirls embossing folder and then layered onto green card which had been embossed using Lattice embossing folder from Creative Expressions.

I hope you have taken all this in and I ask you give the ladies at Bah! Humbug! some support by joining in their weekly challenges. I now have 6 more cards for my christmas box.

Thankyou Ann & Max for selecting me to be one of your Guest Designers, I promise I will do my best to join in on a regular basis.


7 comments:

Beryl K said...

Two great cards Christine, love your penguins especially the second one
Beryl x

Aquarius said...

How lucky was that to have a penguin delivered to your garden just in time and you've used him well. It is daunting when you see a challenge theme and realise you have nothing relevant isn't it??

DonnaMundinger said...

Both are just darling, Christine! You've done a fab job on the DT this month. xxD

Jen said...

Clever foxes and well done you to use the penguin on your card. Both look great.
Jen x

Ann said...

Christine it's been fantastic having you on the team - how cool is that finding a penguin in your garden like that - most people have sparrows, etc. Trust you to be different.
Love both your cards and we'll miss you next week - hmmmmmm having said that I hope you'll continue to join in whenever you can.
Tons of love
ann xxx

Max said...

Hi Christine,
I was intrigued when you mentioned there was a story behind your first card but I NEVER would've guessed how you came by your cute penguin. How did the foxes know lol? Such amazingly clever wee critters. Both your cards are a fabulous finale and we have thoroughly enjoyed having you as our Guest at Humbug Hall. We too hope that you will continue to join us for the up'n'coming challenges.

Luv'n'Stuff
Max
xx
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Purple Crazy said...

what a fab present from the foxes, love both the cards, safe journey home from the hall !! hugs Wendy xx