Some Penguins And A Frog

Hello … bonjour … and bon dimanche!  I have a couple of designs to share today that are a bit of fun … and might even bring you a smile 🙂 .  After all, smiles are always good for us … maybe even more so than usual given what’s going on in the world.  Here ‘s the first …

This was made for someone with a Saint Patrick’s Day birthday … hence the colour palette.  The penguins are from The Cats Pajamas and were coloured with Zigs and a waterbrush.  As you can see, one of them stands out from the crowd with his dapper jewelled bow tie, black beak and yellow/orange feathers (as opposed to the yellow/orange beaks and black feathers of his compatriots).  They’re all standing on a stamped banner from Papertrey that was over stamped with a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp.  This is such a fun set that can be used for masculine and feminine cards, depending on what colour palette is used … whoever said penguins had to be black in card making world?  Here are a couple of other masculine ones I made using the same design …


… and I’m thinking pink or coral feathers would be good for some feminine ones … and p’raps a necklace or maybe a bow on the hats … what d’you think?

These Saint Patrick’s Day birthday penguins are heading to (badges below) …

Addicted To Stamps And More – Anything Goes

CAS Watercolour – Luck Of The Irish

Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – Anything Goes … no flower option

Seize The Birthday – Touch of Green

Watercooler Wednesday – Anything Goes With A Masculine Twist

My second design is QACAS (Darnell-ese for Quick And Clean And Simple) …

The crimped frame die cut aperture is from The Greetery … a Penny Black Stickeroo frog leapt into the open space from inside the card (you can imagine my surprise) … and once he’d settled down a little, I nestled the birthday sentiment from Papertrey right by the celebratory balloon.  Here’s what he looks like when the card is upright …

… energetic chap isn’t he?

He’s bouncing over to (badges below) …

Addicted To Stamps And More – Anything Goes

CAS On Friday – Birthday

Penny Black Saturday – Anything Goes … maybe with the Think Spring option … he is springing!

Seize The Birthday – Touch of Green

I hope and pray that you’re all staying safe and well out there … keep smiling 🙂 .  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!   Anita 🙂

    For your blog


Penny Black Saturday Challenge     

30 thoughts on “Some Penguins And A Frog

  1. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    Awesome card – just wondering about the first penguin card – that fellow on the right looks like he already celebrated quite a bit 😉 ! That frog card will make anybody smile! Awesome watercolor technique! Stay home and stay healthy!

  2. Bobby Hagen

    Your penguins are so well dressed, Anita, and maybe a bow or two for the ladies would be appropriate. The frog hopping out to wish happy birthday is sure to make anyone smile.

  3. conil

    Go ahead and make those cute penguins into red hot mamas or simpering schoolgirls. As you’ve already found out, the sky’s the limit. Your brilliant mind will come up with anyone you want them to be. Love that frog as well…a sticker…imagine my surprise. Terrific, comical designs…just what we all need right now.

  4. Daria Z.

    Anita, these are so sweet! That frog sticker is similar to a Penny Black stamp set I own called “Toadily” and I love the expressions on their faces. I didn’t know that PB had stickers.

  5. catcraig

    Those formal penguins are so cute. I too would have made multiples of that card. YOur froggie is adorable jumping for joy at a birthday celebration. Great use of the stickeroo. Stay safe my friend.

  6. Mac Mable

    Your fun penguin cards sure did bring a smile to my face and you just go for it Anita….feathers and all x. Yay to the leaping frog, who looks fabulous and I like the crimped die cut frame too x. Stay safe and well my friend x.

  7. Michele F

    I adore your penguins … those sans bowties are my favorite – perhaps it’s the fabulous sentiment? Yes. I think so… and I TOADily love your springy frog!! Thanks for the smiles, my friend!

  8. kimheggins

    Anita…these are just darling!!! I am in love with your sweet penguins and that frog is as about as cute as it gets!!!

  9. TK

    Your penguins are sweet yet masculine, perfect for their duty. Love the leapin’ frog — he is a busy one! So fun, Anita! Thank you for the smiles

  10. lollthompson

    A bevy of fun cards today Anita! They definitely made me smile! Love the penguins … they would look adorable with all kinds of accessories. Such a fun image! And your leaping frog is hilarious! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

  11. Ashwini

    Definitely cards that would make anyone smile, Anita! Really loved all the colors on the penguins – I think even the penguins would appreciate it! 😀 Thank you for joining us at the Seize the Birthday challenge!

  12. Karen Brown

    Four really nice cards! Your “Saint Patrick’s” penguins brought a smile to my face and I know your friend will just love the card. We are so pleased that you joined our masculine challenge at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen – DT

  13. aimeslee

    Joyeux Lundi, Anita! I am in the best mood now thanks to you, your cards and commentary brightened my day! Somewhere there is a bright orange penguin in real life 🙂 . Cute and clever cards. Have a great week! XOX

  14. Lisa Elton

    The smiles your CUTE cards bring are much appreciated! Love the line up of penguins… but that frog!!!

  15. scrapperatheart

    You always make the cutest CAS cards Anita! Love the row of penguins and your darling frog. He genuinely looks thrilled to be bringing the present to the recipient. Always happy to see your work in our gallery at Seize the Birthday! Stay well!

  16. Gerrina

    The pinguins and the texts made me snile, but that frog made me laugh! Looks like he will jump strait into my life (table(… Hugs, Gerrina

  17. Marcia Hill

    Yep, I smiled! Lots! All 3 of your penguin cards are ADORABLE and I love the sentiment on the 2nd one…too funny! And your frog card is awesome…thought you water colored him first until I read that he was a sticker! Love how you used the crimped frame die as an opening on that card too! Take care and stay safe my friend! Hugs. :0)

  18. Rosemary D

    a totally adorable set of cards, anita! love your fun little row of penguins and the happy little frog! they just make me smile!

  19. Julia Aston

    Well, what’s more Irish than a line of penguins with Irish hats on them – including one orange guy at the end of the line! What a fun card Anita! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolor! xx

  20. momentsofcrafting

    How lucky this energetic little fellow jumped into the card window in just the right spot, Anita! He’s so much fun! I love the crimped frame die! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this month!

  21. djkardkreations

    Lots of joy and happiness in this post, Anita! I love all your cards, and we all need the levity! Your penguins are so cute all lined up and telling a fun story! Can’t wait to see the lady versions! And that froggie is the height of festive! I have that stamp so thank you for using the sticker so I know how to color it correctly! Take care and be safe, my friend! LYAMYSM!! Hugs, Darnell

  22. Helen Brammer

    Fab cards – love your colouring on that cute froggy!
    Thanks so much for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x


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