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:
The Crazy Challenge - Ribbons
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:
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and a lucky winner at