Tuesday, 22 November 2011

When is a Christmas Card not a Christmas card?

When I bought the Polar Pals set I was convinced I would only ever use it for Christmas however, when a work colleague told me he was leaving us to go to France for 6 months to be a Ski Instructor, I knew that little penguin would be ideal to make a card for him. (he’s also an Arsenal fan so the hat and scarf just had to be red!)
I started by tearing three pieces of Whisper White cardstock into strips to make the ski slope and, before sticking down, I stamped some treetops using Old Olive with a stamp from Lovely as a Tree. The little penguin was stamped, coloured with markers and cut out and I attempted to make something, which I hope will pass as skis, from Brushed Silver cardstock and stuck these onto the slopes with the penguin positioned on top. To finish the card off I made some little flagposts and added some Dazzling Diamonds before stamping the sentiment from Sincere Salutations. The whole thing was matted onto Night of Navy cardstock and then onto a card blank.


  1. Brilliant idea to use this stamp Margaret! Love it.

  2. This is just so cute Margaret ! I do love what you are doing with this little stamp set and the skis have worked so well ! The trees are great peeking over the top of the snow slope, isn't " Lovely as a Tree " just a gorgeous set ?
    Jane x

  3. Perfect for the occasion. It's great to adapt a set and use it all year round. x

  4. Oh this is just TOO cute Margaret. Fantastic for the occasion too..... Loving what you are doing with this set... completely inspiring!!!

  5. You make it all sound so simple Margaret but I know it's not! It's a fantastic card and the skis are perfect! Vx

  6. Good to see you're getting other uses out of your stamp Margaret. A fab card. Sue.x


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