IMG_1562As a crafter, it is always so thrilling to receive a handmade gift because not only do you appreciate the time, the thought behind it, but you also appreciate the love that went into making it. I was especially pleased to receive this penguin from a fellow demo Elaine Harding, who despite being in alot of pain, managed to take this all the way to Brussels to give to me without crushing it! I f you are wondering about the picture showing the screwed up tissue paper as well, this is not a mistake! I wanted to show how Elaine had even chosen my favourite colour as packaging.

But of course I couldnt resist the temptation to Penguinise this already beautiful gift. I am sure “penguinise” is a proper word, indeed if it isn’t I shall write to the Oxford English Dictionary for inclusion! If they can include “binge watch” then they can include “penguinisation”too.IMG_1563

I hope you like the results and you can click on the penguin products below to order or to be whisked off to my 24/7 online shop for loads or other crafting goodies. If you would like to come to my classes,order products from me or become a member of a great sisterhood contact me on 07881 027800 or

Until next time happy crafting x



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Passion or obsession?


Someone asked me today why I liked penguins so much!! I bought my first penguin on a family holiday to Guernsey when I was seven and have been hooked ever since. I love the contrast of their colours, the white and black and a splash of orange. I love the way they waddle and admire their efforts to raise their young and to work as a co-operative for survival. My daughter says I am obsessed but I say I am passionate. When does passion become obsession? And I think it is normal to call your house Penguin Cottage and have a penguin loo seat……..:-)

I made this card using the stampset from Stampin Up called Snow Place.It is an aperture card with white glitter inside an acetetate “pocket”, so the recipient can shake it and snow will descend on the little chap inside! I added tiny pearls to the front of the card to give the effect of falling snow. I hope you like it…

I hold a papercraft class every 2nd Monday of the month in Meonstoke, where we make all sorts of cards and three dimensional projects. This month two of the projects will be cards designed especially for men. I provide all materials, cut, scored and prepped. The charge is £ 10.00 or free if you order £ 25.00 of product on the night. I also run parties in your home for your friends and can  do childrens activity parties. For more details contact me on 07881027800 or You can also order the items I used on this card or other items by clicking on an image below and you will be taken to my well stocked online shop. If you order from me this month, I will include a free pack of dimensionals with your order.

Happy crafting and hope to see you soon


Rosie xxxxx