A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Friday, 1 June 2018

Frosty Penguins

Thanks to a few die cuts tucked into a Christmas card from a card-making friend, I'm able to take part in this week's Merry Monday challenge:

I don't own any penguin stamps or dies, so was glad to have received the two cute penguin die cuts I was able to use on this card:

I had a perfect background I'd made by smooshing Oxide inks on mixed media cs - it looked very frosty and chilly, just like a penguin's environment.  I kept the penguins white as I was worried I'd ruin them if I tried to colour them.  So in keeping with that, I added a white Christmas tree and snowflakes.  A few gold stars decorate the tree and a small unobtrusive sentiment finishes it off.

Stamps - Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - white and mixed media cs
Size - A2
Accessories - unknown penguin dies, clear embossing powder, various star and snowflake dies, Memory Box tree die


  1. Beautiful background for your sweet penguins Susan. Aren't crafting friends the best??!! xx

  2. Susan such as great background for your penguins :)

  3. Your beautiful smooshed background was perfect for your white penquins, Susan. Your friend that gifted you your penquins will be pleased. TFS my friend. Hugs..

  4. The background grabbed my attention instantly! Superb job smooshing, Susan! The penguins look so cool left white. xx

  5. What a beautiful background, Susan! It's perfect for the die cut penguins and tree! I love how crisp the blue and white is and the gold stars add just enough contrast!

  6. Fabulous winter background, Susan! And love those dies! You combined them beautifully. I've never seen these penguin dies but love them. Your gold stars are the perfect accent on this.

  7. Great background and so perfect for an icy themed Christmas card. Great use of the adorable penguin die cuts that where sent to you x.

  8. Awwwww...what sweet, sweet penguins Susan, and they look wonderful against that FABULOUS smooshed background! So glad one of your crafty friends was able to help you play along this week...we love it when you do! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

  9. Great background with the nice penguins and Christmas tree. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday.


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