Saturday 27 January 2018

Penguin party

Hello Lovely Crafters
Our new challenge for the week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown is Paper piecing

I decided to use these penguin stamps from Hunkydory, I love their little boots. 

It reminded me of those paper dolls people of a certain age will remember. You cut out the paper doll and then dressed her using paper clothes held on with fold over tabs. I seem to remember they never stayed on and were very frustrating. That was what passed for entertainment then!
I've used a mixture of papers from an ancient pack bought at WH Smith called The Paper Stack and freestyled the tree and present stack. The hats and scarf are coloured. 

What do I think?  - I think it looks as though a child has made it. 

I'm sure you can do better. You have a week to join in our challenge. 

I'm linking this to:
ScrappyMo's Rudolf Days challenge - January 2018
Pixie's Snippets Playground - snippets challenge
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge 
Merry Monday - add snow

Thanks for visiting - Enjoy your day. x


  1. Oh Alison - I love their little boots too! The penguins look adorable dressed with all the different patterns. Great job on the tree and presents too. And I remember those paper dolls only too well! Most of the fun was cutting out the different outfits ...we were crafters in the making :D Hugs Gill xx

  2. Oh it looks adorable Alison...dont be too hard on yourself...I love cheerful happy cards and I am a 200% sure there are tons of girls who do too!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  3. Oh Alison - these are just adorable! Look at those spindly little leggies with huge boots! AND, the charm of it is a sort of naive simplicity. I'm saying that 'cos wait until you see my Less Is More entry on Wednesday. I jumped down from the kiddies naughty step - made a messy background but a passable penguin and then hopped back up onto same naughty step, wet meself giggling and then I hopped back down and went daft with Liquid Pearls!

    We've all been there kiddo - my room in the Funny Farm is already booked :) See if you can book into the room next door - I believe it's vacant - no-one else want to be there as my tap Morse Code on the wall during the night buddy.

    And. for the record. I really love this card - so there!


    Di xx

  4. Ils sont vraiment mignon ces pingouins emmitouflés Alison, j'adore, biz

  5. What a lovely card. The little penguins are very sweet and the tree and pressies are a great idea. Barbxx

  6. So cute, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  7. Sweet card, loving the penguin boots and all the paper piecing you've done. Your free hand trees are fab and finish the card off a treat x

  8. Love the paper piercing for the clothes and boots, a very fun card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  9. I think it looks as if a very talented and artistic card maker made this cute card. i too, love their socks

  10. Me again
    Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

  11. Really fabulous fun card, super penguins and great colours.

    Kath x

  12. hi alison, thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog to leave kind words! i agree with maureen, i think it takes a lot of creativity and talent to create a beautiful christmas card like this! the penguins are adorable and yes, they're boots are so cute. i admit i'm old enough to remember playing with those paper dolls and the tabs were always too short to stay put. your freestyle presents and tree help to create a warm and fuzzy scene. i also admire your paper piecing, something i rarely do with my hands. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
    rudolph days challenge DT

  13. Hi Alison

    A really cute card! I love those penguins all dressed up!

    I too am of an age to remember the dressing up dolls. I wonder how many kids today would have the patience to sit and cut everything out - land then play with everything for hours on end!! My Sister and I were very easy to amuse! LOL!!

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  14. You must have had the patience of a saint to cut out all those little boots. I think your tree and pile of presents are ace. There used to be a girls magazine called 'Judy' and another called I think 'Bunty' that the back page each week was printed with the doll and the clothes to cut out and dress them with. Sis and I would paste (water and flour) the doll onto cardboard (from a ceral packet most probably cornflakes) and I think she came with tabs so that she would stand up at an angle and then spend hours dressing and undressing them. You played as children in those days. That was an inside activity if the weather was bad other wise you outside in the fresh air with your skipping rope/roller skates or playing hopscotch etc. No computers or phones for us. The phone was in a little red box owned by the GPO (which never got vandalised) on the end of the street corner with an A or B button for either paying your money into the slot or getting connected to the operator. Ok . I will climb down off my soap box now!! Hugs Mrs A.

  15. Haha, are you still have a lie-down, Alison? Everyone is right, this card is absolutely outstanding!! Congratulations on the well-deserved spotlight Di gave it today!! Hugs, Darnell


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