Saturday, 6 August 2011

Some Sparkle and Some Brown Wrapping

Ah bliss - the jelly household is in unusual quiet today. Hubby has gone to work and en route he deployed the boys at his Mum's for the day as I have a class this afternoon. Done so much already - cleaning, washing, tidying, prepped for class, made a card for this weeks challenge over at Less is More! This week Chrissie and Mandi want us to use colours from our nations flag. I opeted for the Union Jack rather than St Georges flag and erm, made a Christmas card:


Apologies for my photo, normally I'd use my light box in the conservatoire but this morning is has several wasps buzzing around annoyed that they've been in there all night so I darted outside and had to be so quick as it's just started spitting with rain! It's a 5" square card using Real Red, Whisper White and Pacific Point card and inks. The sentiment is from the Sparkly and Bright set and I coloured the stamp with Markers before stamping. The penguin is from Every Little Bit and I stamped him three times using the Stamp-ma-jig to get them in place. The hat is made up from elements from the hostess level three set Playful Pieces. I added a little detail to the penguins using Markers added a couple of Rhinestone Gems then used a two way glue pen to draw in some snow and sprinked it with Dazzling Diamonds. Quite an easy card to mass produce I think for me this year.

Yesterday Mr UPS delivered some Stampin' Up! goodies for some of my customers and I always spend ages afterwards folding up the brown packing paper to either recycle or give to Zac's school. The boys decided they wanted to help and had a good 45 minutes running around the living room squeeling and giggling whilst they 'helped'.


Right - next job, off to the Post Office!

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38 comments:

  1. those are cool... I love those penguins :)

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  2. Great card, well done. You can view my card here.
    Maureen........x

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  3. Great minds and penguins unite! Super card hun, much more imaginative than mine turned out to be. Love it. Hugs Sxx

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  4. Fabulous card - those penguins are such fun

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  5. That paper looks like fun... and so is your Christmas card! Those penguins are so cute and what a great idea to have them atop each other!
    Wonderful!
    Thank you so much.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  6. Hi
    Fabby card....love it...
    hugs
    sylvie
    xxxx

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  7. Loving the penguins! terific card

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  8. Gorgeous card, looks fab in theses colours! Aww, bless your little helpers! xx

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  9. Loooooooooooooooooove this card and the photo. :)
    xxx

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  10. Brilliant card Victoria!
    Love the design
    i always wonder how much brown paper SU buy lol Your boys look like they had such fun
    Thank you!
    Good to see you
    Mandi
    Diva Lim
    "Less is More"

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  11. How cute and that packaging looks fun lol!
    Anne
    x

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  12. A great card - love the penguins

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  13. A great fun festive card and your boys are so cute! xx

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  14. Lovely card, lovely boys. Hazel x

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  15. Love this stamp, really great card and your boys look like they are having soooo much fun :)

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  16. Fab card Victoria, I like the bling. Cute picture of the boys.
    Lynn x

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  17. This card is sooo cute, love it!
    Love
    Stacex (48)

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  18. Adorable card Victoria.

    Oh the joys of being young ... though it was eons ago, I still remember playing with boxes and the old fashioned fibers that came in it.

    TFS

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  19. Your card made me smile, beautiful!

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  20. The penguins are so cute, love the way they stand on top of each other and the party hat on the top is fab.

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  21. Lovely and fun, a fab xmas card!

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  22. Fabulous card Victoria and the Union Jack colours work perfectly for a Christmas card.
    Lynne xxx

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  23. Cute little penguin stack and I like the sparkly snow too :)
    Jenny x

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  24. Fabulous card, love your penquins
    Beryl x

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  25. Very sweet card. Love the penguins.

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  26. Those penguins are adorable Victoria! Fab card!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  27. Good use of the little penguins, they look so cheery all balancing on each other. x

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  28. This is simply adorable - who doesn't love penguins?!

    Kathyk

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  29. What a fun and cute Christmas 'pengy' card - I love it !
    hugs
    wynneth
    x

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  30. Hi Victoria

    Gorgeous card such a sweet image!

    Tina (no 75)

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  31. Fab card and such cute boys you have too :O) Viv xx

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