Monday, 16 December 2013

Ice staking bear

Morning Folks!
Hope you're all OK and those Christmas preparations are coming together... if you're as disorganised as me, don't panic there's still a few sleeps to go yet!! Today, I'm sharing my last Guest design team card for the new challenge over at House Mouse and Friends, where the new theme is 


I've had a great time joining in the House Mouse fun for the last few challenges and I'd just like to thank all the HM team for inviting me to join them and to wish them all a very Happy Festive season!!

So onto my card..
I went for the silver option because I generally prefer it to gold, even in real life  which is unusual because I normally have expensive taste - LOL!!

This little chap looks a bit nervous I think, not exactly a confident skater!! He is one half of the skater pair on the Dancing Queen Gruffies set from Joanna Sheen. He's been coloured with promarkers and a bit of glitter pen and stickles for the ice.

The frame is made from four Memory Box Snowflake corner dies and lots of aqua bling. Sentiment is from Crafters Companion and the snowflake ribbon is a bargain from the xmas gift wrap department at Asda.

Thanks for looking in today and for any comments you leave, much appreciated and please try to find the time to join in over at HM&F - it runs until January 11th so you could do it after the big HO, HO, HO!!
Wish me luck, today's mission is to the post office with a few parcels.... 

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
CHNC Extra - Christmas
Come and get it challenges - Christmas & blog hop
Joanna Sheen Challenge - Make it Sparkle Christmas challenge
Crafty Calendar - Cold and Frosty
My Mum's Craft Shop - Winter/ Christmas
Stamping Sensations - Free and Easy
Natalie & Amy - Cute and cuddly Christmas
Cute card Thursday - Christmas catch up (this card is for a blogging friend)
A gem of a challenge - Anything goes
That craft place - Christmas
Passion for promarkers - Christmas and a sentiment
Sentimental Sundays - non traditional Christmas colours
Wags n Whiskers - Christmas
Oldie but a goodie - Winter (I've had this stamp for ages)
Papertake weekly - Christmas creatures
Chocolate, coffee and cards - Happy Holidays
Crafts 4 eternity - Christmas chaos
Totally papercrafts - Christmas with non traditional colours
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes
Divas by design - Anything goes
MAWTT - Walking in a winter wonderland
Crafty ribbons challenge - Anything goes
Stamp and Create - Anything goes
Ali craft challenge - Christmas
Delicious doodles - hairy legs


  1. Fabulous card love the image Ginny♥

  2. Oooo super and i love what you have done with the corner die too, Luv Sam x

  3. A fabulous card Jacky, a great design and such lovely silver die cuts - Gruffie is adorable and gorgeous colouring!!

    Heather xx

  4. Wonderful card with such an adorable Gruffie. Love the blue & pretty together. Thanks for joining us at TPC. Pat K x

  5. This is a beautiful card and I love how you used the MB corner dies. Very pretty and very creative. You contributed a lot of inspiration during your time as a GDT member and I look forward to your future cards. Thanks so much for playing along with us here are House Mouse & Friends. Happy Holidays

  6. Just love your card, I remember watching padding ton bear
    Great with the die cuts to give it a very Christmas feel
    Thanks for sharing with us on the Ali-craft blog challenge
    Ali x

  7. Oh what a cutie. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this time x

  8. fab gruffies image and love the frame! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz! Don’t forget to check back for the winner & top 3 in January! Kim x

  9. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.


  10. Thank you so much for joining us at DD for our Hairy Legs challenge this week and good luck!


  11. The skating Gruffie is so darn cute and colored up beautifully. The corner dies look fantastic used like you did, have to remember that one, just lovely. It has been a pleasure having you designing along side us, thanks so much for your great contributions.

    Happy Holidays to you and yours


  12. So very cute and nice use of your dies, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  13. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Polka Doodles.

  14. Gorgeous card Jacky :-) I love this Gruffie and the silver die cut frame and all the icy details are fabulous ,,, :-)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014 :)

    Lols x x x

  15. Gorgeous. Love the colours. And that Asda ribbon - will have to go looking for some of that!Thanks for playing along @ That Craft Place.
    Lisa TCP GDT

  16. Hi Jacky many thanks for ALL your gorgeous Guest design creations you have made for the HM challs.. glad you didnt ask us to pick one there all so stunning, I do love this gruffie & colour combo great use of dies & the gems just complete the frosty look. best wishes to you & your loved ones for the festive season..

    smiles Christine x

  17. The Gruffie is so lovely and the style of the card is top!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family!

  18. I just love the look on his little face! Lovely project Hun & thank you for joining in with us over at polkadoodles this week.

  19. Such a sweet image. Love it. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  20. Wow. Love your design and colouring. Thank you for joining our blog hop at Come and Get It. Good luck. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Hope to see you back in 2014. Judy DT

  21. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT

  22. Lovely, icey hues, PF! Thank you for joining us for our Winter challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie, keep using up all that old stash!

  23. Another really cute card! I love those ice skates, such a sweet image! Thanx again for playing along with us at CC&CC. Merry Christmas, Joanne.

  24. Beautiful card, Jacky. I love the colors, sparkle and that Memory Box die. Thanks for joining us at Come And Get It Challenges. Bunny- DT

  25. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  26. That's soooo cute! Love the silver as well with this color scheme! Repeating the die cut is really smart!

    Thanks for joining at Delicious doodles challenges. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  27. Such a beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining Sister Act Card challenge

    -Angeline DT

  28. Gorgeous card Jacky, adorable image...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

  29. Beautiful!! Love that delicate silver die cut. Very lovely.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  30. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

  31. Love the frosty colours and the adorable image, Jackie! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and we hope you'll join us again in the New Year.


  32. So gorgeous!
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge
    Sue xx

  33. Beautiful card! I love the frosty colours, sweet image and beautiful design. The lacy die cut and gems complete it perfectly. Thanks so much for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin!

  34. I absolutely love the delicate touches of silver throughout this card...dainty and shiny! Great addition to the challenge this month! ♥ Sue Kment

  35. Wonderful card and such a creative design! Thanks for joining in with us a Passion for Promarkers :) Donna ♥ x

  36. Fabulous card - great colours and love the image! Thanks for joining in our Mega Challenge at a Paasion for Promarkes, good luck! Juliex

  37. Wonderful creation. Thanks for joining in at Passion for Promarkers and good luck!

  38. A great card! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at dream Valley. Susie x

  39. Thank you for joining our Christmas challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  40. Oh Jacky this is absolutely stunning in all its lovely blues and gorgeous coloring combined with the fabulous silver touches on this sweet HMD Gruffies image. :) Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at House-Mouse & Friends MC. We loved your beautiful contributions and look forward to working alongside you again int he future.


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