Whimsy penguin with chocolate

Christmas is less than half a year away, so it’s time to start making those Christmas cards unless you want to make them all at once last minute! I’ve used my Pristmacolor pencils to colour up this adorable penguin by Whimsy Stamps. The Penguin Chocolate surprise stamp is available as both digital and rubber stamp.

I’ve embossed a Norwegian sentiment which means Christmas greetings for the whole family. A couple of transparent dots and a bit of matching paper and that was my card done. I do love the look of pencils on kraft!

LotV – penguin kisses

There is a new release coming at Lili of the Valley later this month and it’s awesome! There are loads of totally awesome penguins and various watercolour elements you can use on your cards. How cool is that? I’ve used used one of the splashes together with the adorable penguin couple.

I printed them together and then coloured the penguins up with my Prismacolor pencils. A little bit of glitter on some chipboard, one of the embossed labels from Lili of the Valley, a few snowflakes and a red card base and I’ve officially started on this year’s Christmas cards!

Let’s have another photo, just because!

Whimsy penguin with candy cane

Pencil colouring is fun! My next pencil colouring will actually be my 10th and yesterday it was a month since I first tried coloured pencils. Not many of them have made it onto cards though, only 3 of them, of which one of them have made it onto the blog so far. I find it quite different to make cards with craft as the base colour instead of white, but I’m sure I’ll get the hang of it soon!

This time I’ve made a Christmas card using a penguin with candy cane by Whimsy Stamps, it’s in the Crissy Armstrong collection. Isn’t he adorable? As I wrote in the first paragraph, I haven’t made many cards using my pencil colourings, so for this one I took a page out of Elin‘s book. She’s the only one I know who makes clusters of paper scraps like this and I like it, so I thought I’d try it myself. I think it works well for my card!

I use prisma color premier pencils.

Friends decorating the tree

From tomorrow I should be able to get the posts up a bit earlier in the day again. This is what happens when you don’t have time to schedule up any, and write them all up on the day they go live! For this card I’ve used stamps from MFT Stamps, paper by Maja Design and a Papirdesign text stamp. Simple, but fun card!

I haven’t really got the time to list all the Copic Markers I used today, but if there’s a combination you’d like to know, just ask me!

Feeding birdies

When I first saw this stamp at Mo’s Digital Pencil I just knew I had to have it. I love the kid’s expression, the long scarf and well, everything. The little bird is just too cute and I decided to colour it up as a robin. I drew in a half-frame on the sentiment side of the card and used a sentiment stamp from Norsk Stempelblad. It didn’t stamp as nicely as I wanted, so I decided to keep the stamp as a shadow and write over it with a thin pen.

I’ve used the B90s, E70s, BG90, the usual skin colours and various Ns for this card.