Friday, 29 July 2011

Time for cake.....

Afternoon Folks,
I just wanted to share my card that I finally managed to finish this morning for the 100th House Mouse & Friends challenge and blog hop. I coloured this cute Gruffies image on Monday night but it has taken me the rest of the week to get the card finished - I think I must be the slowest crafter in the country!! The speed wasn't helped by the fact that I didn't the right width of ribbon for the bottom until I went shopping yesterday. My husband couldn't believe that despite having a huge ribbon collection, I didn't have something 'that would do' - I was trying to explain that the idea that 'something will do' doesn't work for me - it has to be how I want it to look!! Not sure he got my meaning but he is very tolerant and didn't roll his eyes too much when I left the shop with more ribbon!!

Here's a closer look at the image called Beary Nice Celebration, isn't he so cute stuffing his chops with cake!! I've coloured him with promarkers and added stickles to the frosting and candles to make them sparkle - wish the picture was a bit better so you could see the glitter on the image and the papers properly.
The finishing touch is a few ribbon streamers - I love the internet, I googled ribbon twirls and found this great tutorial on how to bake grosgrain ribbon!! Yes, my husband is now certain I have lost the plot after I removed a baking tray of cooked ribbon wrapped around wooden spoons from the oven!!! I'm really pleased with the finished effect though!!!

Thanks for looking I'm off to complete the House Mouse blog hop.

I'd also like to enter the following challenges too:
Hooked on Crafts - Cute and cuddly
Forever Friends - Pastel colours
Passion for Promarkers - Animal Crackers
Top Tip Tuesday - Make it girly (hope this is suitable??)

I love promarkers - Anything goes
Truly Scrumptious - Buttons and Bows
Stampin for the weekend - Paws for thought
Crafts and Me - Ribbons
Wags n whiskers - Buttons & Bows
Card Makin Mamas - Food and drink
Charisma Cardz - 4 legged friends
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts - Bling it up (glitter paper, stickles and pearls)
Simply Create - Favourite Animals (it has to be bears!!)

Edited - Lucky winner at:
Feel free to pinch me :)

& lucky blog hop winner too:

HM & Friends

and a lucky winner at


  1. Wowzer Gruffie creation Jacky this cute guy sure is enjoying his cake..LOL love the colour combo very sweet & sugary looking..fab colouring & thanks for the link to the ribbon tute must try this.. great take on the chall theme.

    thanks for sharing on our HM & Friends 100th celebration blog hop chall..good luck in the draws..

    smiles Christine xx

  2. gorgeous card Jacky :-) I was admiring your card and wondering how you had twirled the ribbon, what a fab idea ! well done for finding that tip ! :-) Aww ,, Gruffie is just soo cute sitting there eating his cake ,, luv im :-)

    LOL at hubby ,, he really must think you've lost the plot ha ha ha ,,,the hurdles we have to face to get the 'right' ribbon :-)

    thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge and hop :-)

    Lols x x x

  3. Aww, this is just adorable! I love the soft colors you chose. The curled ribbon is lovely! The stamped image is adorable and perfectly colored. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.

    Chris Christensen

  4. an absolutely grgeous card Jacky, I like the fab image, the colours and those lovely curled ribbons.
    Kevin xx

  5. How cute, Jacky! Fun image & I love the scrolling ribbons. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  6. Fabulous card Jacky. Thanks for joining us at PfP this week for my animal crackers challenge, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  7. So cute and soft! Brilliant work with the ribbon. hmmm hadn't thought of baking them. ;-)
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

    Kath - GD
    "Let's Get Scrappy!"

  8. Fab image, lovely papers and I like the curled ribbons,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  9. Thank you for taking part in GIRLIE challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Your creation is beautiful!:)

    So happy you've joined us!


  10. Every time is cake time! Lovely card - you did a splendid job colouring the bear and the cake! I love those ribbon ringlets as well. Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge -- good luck!

  11. Gorgeous card Jacky. Love the colour combo and that Gruffy is so cute. He loves his cake, doesn't he!? Thanks for joining us at HM&F for our 100th challenge and blog hop.

    Kat x

  12. Hi Jacky,

    This is such an adorable card! Love your colors and design.

    Thanks so much for playing with us at Simply Create.

    xoxo Marjo

  13. Love the card fabby image so cute , thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

    Wendy DT TS

  14. I just love the image and your colouring is just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week.

  15. Your card is adorable! I love gruffies and I know how difficult it is to color them but your coloring is wonderful! I love the papers and ribbons you used and I can understand why you went shopping! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the crazy challenge. Good luck, Dominique

  16. what a fantastic card. thanks for joining us at HM&F.
    Gill GDT for July

  17. Such a supercute card. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week, both over at Truly Scrumptious and Passion for Promarkers
    Hugs, Anja

  18. Hi!
    Your card is really great. Love this cuties and your awesome layout. Thank you so much for joining us at House Mouse Monday Challenge and Blog Hop! Good Luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  19. This is such a wonderful card. I love the colours and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  20. This is such an adorable card. I love the colours and the image also. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x

  21. such a lovley card xxx love the bear xx thank you for joining in our 'Paws for thought' challenge over at SFTW

    karen xx

  22. Wow, Thanks so much for joining in on my Buttons and Bows Challenge over at Wags'n Whiskers this time! This is a fabulous project, love the elephant!
    Hugs Tammy Louise

    You're invited to join in on my blogversary candy till 8-30 :) Good luck!

  23. Sorry about that last message, I wanted to tell you the Bear "Image" is terrific and thanks so much for joining my challenge at Wags'n Whiskers this time! Good Luck
    Tammy Louise

  24. what a lovely card
    thank you for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan

  25. HI Jacky - a gorgeous card, with such lovely soft colours. I know what you mean about the ribbon - before I read your post I thought how attractive it was twirled in that way.
    Hope you are enjoying this warm weather - but a bit humid today isn't it?
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  26. a really cute card! Thanks for joining in with our 4 legged friends challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  27. This is so cute. Lovely colours and your twirled ribbons look fab! Thanks for joining us at PFP and well done on your win :o) Lisa x

  28. Love the soft colours! Those ribbons are pretty, too.
    Thanks for joining us this time, hope to see you again.
    ~darling Ho~SC-DT,CCH-DT


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