Thursday, 11 December 2014

Walter the Penguin

I wrote my Christmas cards out on Sunday for mailing out on Monday.  Unfortunately that was already too late to meet the posting deadlines for some of the overseas destinations, but I naively have my fingers crossed that they may still arrive in time!

Despite making my Christmas cards throughout the year so that there is no rush in December, inevitably most of them end up being cute and girlie, just because that's my preferred style.

Before I write out my cards, I write each recipient's name on a mini post-it note.  I then spread all my cards over the dining room table, and match recipients to the cards using the post-it stickers.

As usual, after all the appropriate matching had been done, I appeared to have a large number of post-its still in my hand; most of them bearing male names.  *sigh* !!

So, I needed some non-fussy cards for some of the guys I send cards to.  After a couple of attempts, I finally settled on a design that I liked (cased from here).

I printed the letters J and Y using a large fancy font on my computer and stamped the image between them (with a bit of trial and error!).

I used a stitched square die to give some interest around the image, and layered the panel onto matching coloured cardstock.

I hope you like my quick male(ish) makes!  Yes, I know they're still cute, but it's the best masculine style I can manage!  I made them in a few colours for variety.

Card Recipe:
  • Image - Walter from Purple Onion Designs
  • Typed Sentiment (Papyrus font)
  • Colouring - Copics
  • Momento Stamp Pad Ink
  • Cheery Lynn Designs LG Square Stitched Die
  • Wink of Stella glitter pen
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Mojca said...

Wow this looks really pretty Anette! Love the image and cute CAS look! hugs! Mojca

Sarah said...

They are marvellous Annette, love Walter!! xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Brilliant! Love these!

Chrissy said...

I love them Annette...such a neat idea..fabulous colouring and CAS design..


Rebecca Bradshaw said...

A gorgeous CAS design, I love the cute penguin image. Looks so good in the different colours too! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland!

Anonymous said...

Hugsss, Gaby

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I love your post it idea, will do that next year I think. I know exactly what you mean too as most of mine I keep to send out are the cards i would send to myself! However I adore what you did here, he is such a cute penguin I love him x

Margreet said...

I think them fabulous...thanks for the inspiration!
xxx Margreet

susiestacey said...

Adorable card love the sweet little penguin. Love your post it idea,
thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Animal Magic' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant, love them, that image is so cute and love how you have added the wording!
Helen x

Carol S. said...

These are gorgous cards Annette. Walter is so sweet and love the colours. Hugs, Carol S.xx

loyaz said...

Great card - thanks so much for sharing. Thanks especially for naming the font - it is perfect for this creation.

Elise said...

Annnnnnettttte! OooH my gosh! I love love LOVE these!!!!!!!!!! It simply cannot get any cuter than this!!! eeeeeee! :) Sooooo sweet!

Hope all is well! :)


Kat W said...

I am utterly terrible at the masculine designs as well but think this works perfectly, yes it is cute but I can't imagine any bloke not liking this. Look at Walter's adorable little face!
Fabulous design with the printed letters too :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Brenda said...

I LOVE them! Definitely appropriate for a male.

Dorte said...

I love your beautiful male cards, Annette.
hugs Dorte

Carole Pollard said...

Brilliant card idea it looks fab Bet your glad you've sent all the cards now its the job I hate writing all the cards Love and hugs Carole x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Aww he is so very adorable and you have made a gorgeous CAS design with him. I'm sure your male recipients will love them.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

This is a FANTASTIC CAS card!

Thank you for participating in the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge!

Mervi said...

So beautiful colouring, lovely cas cards!
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Animal Magic Challenge;-))m

Paddington fan said...

Love, love, love your gorgeous penguin cards - Walter is just adorable! Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' and good luck in the prize draw, love Jacky xx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Ooh, love this for a quick make. Gorgeous CAS design and that pingu is too cute! Gorgeous Annette!! Have to come and spend some time browsing your cards for inspiration. Had no time this month. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sweet Stampin' for our 'Things with Wings' challenge. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Meant to say too, how clever you are for stamping between the PC generated letters! I thought the stamp came like that initially. Love the way your brain works!! LOL xxxx

Christine L said...

Wowwwwww Annette.... absolutely LOVE these and they are perfect for those difficult males!!

Big Hugs
Christine x

coops said...

so stunning annette.i love your cute penguins and the cas design is fabulous :D

xx coops xx

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