Whimsy penguin with reindeer

My Prismacolor pencils came out to play for this Whimsy penguin as well. I seem to have a thing for Whimsy penguins in pencils for Christmas cards this year! I cut a rectangular panel slightly narrower than the card base and used a piece of semi-matching paper as a stripe on the side. I used one of the labels from the Quick Strips die set (which is great, by the way!) along with the Bold ABC die set.

kraft Birthday dragon

When I saw the new sketch challenge over at MFT Stamps, I quickly knew that I had to make card using this little dragon. I coloured up the dragon last month using my Prismacolor pencils and I thought it would look cool having the kraft elements of the sketch on a white background. The sentiment is Norwegian and means “congratulations“. I figured bright pink would make it stand out well.

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

MFT Stamps – Sketch #503

Dragon and snowdrop

I have coloured up a few of Lee Holland‘s adorable images this year, but I think this might be the first time one of them has made its way onto a card. It would work as both a birthday card and a Christmas card (well, and encouragement and friendship cards), but in the end I opted to make a birthday card out of it by using a Papirdesign sentiment. I kept the whole thing quite simple. The stamp was coloured up using Prismacolor pencils.

Colouring video (pencils) Penguin Candy Cane

It is time for my first colouring video using pencils. It is nothing fancy and I don’t feel ready to talk you guys through it yet, as I still haven’t coloured up loads of images using pencils, but you can watch me colour and hopefully pick up a trick or two along the way. You can watch as I colour up this entire image by Whimsy Stamps called Penguin Candy Cane (digital stamp). It is also available as a rubber stamp here.

I have used the digital stamp version and printed it out on Bazzill cardstock in the colour Kraft. And as you can see in the video I’m not exactly crazy about sharpening my pencils constantly. I think it works well enough like this and it means I can keep my pencils for longer.

If you’d rather view the video directly on YouTube, click here.

To show how this could look as a completed Christmas card, I’ve made a very simple one.

I have used Prismacolor Premier pencils and the colours are:

White: PC938
Orange: PC1003, PC118, PC122, PC947
Grey (cold): PC1059, PC1060, PC1061,
Black: PC1063, PC1065, PC1067, PC935
Grey (warm): PC1072, PC1074, PC1076
Blue: PC1087, PC1024, PC1025, PC1101, PC901
Purple: PC1026, PC956, PC1008, PC996

Here is a quick photo of the colours I used to colour this image:

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!