Friday, 4 April 2014

Party Preparations

Evening Folks!

Just popping on to share a card I started last Wednesday week and finally finished this afternoon - think that might be a new personal best in the slowest card ever made category !!

Anyway, here's my  Gruffie creation for the Masculine challenge over at House Mouse and Friends.
The stamp is 'Party Preparations' and he is coloured with promarkers. The papers are actually from the Christmas collection - Blissful Blizzard by Fancy Pants. The sentiment and matching die are by Stampin up and the 'Simple Banner' is by Poppy Stamps. 

The balloon is paper pieced and stuck on with foam pads to give it a bit of dimension.

Thanks for looking!

I'd also like to enter the following challenges:
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Birthday Celebration and hop
I used sketch #190

Crafting for all Seasons - Dies and Punches
Simon Says Stamp - Happy Birthday
Divas by Design - Anything goes and hop
Papertake WeeklyAnything goes
Sister ActAnything goes
Alphabet challenge - D for die cuts
The Cutie Pie challenge - Cute with dies and punches
As you like it - Favourite animal - 
I love nearly all animals but Bears are a particular favourite. The love affair started with my Teddy who was given to me when I was a few days old! I love real life bears because of their power, intelligence, 'big fur' and wonderfully cute faces.


  1. Beautiful!!!! The pennants are really great with those lovely papers.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  2. This is a really lovely card, gorgeous paper and the image is wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us at The Cutie Pies and Good Luck. Sarah-J

  3. Excellent. Love house mouse creations. That includes Paddington.

  4. Awhh! What a cutie he is! FABulous colouring and I LOve your dimension! Thank you soooo much for joining us at House-Mouse & Friends.
    GDT Chrissyxx
    I've used these papers this week to make a Christmas card. x

  5. A fabulous card, love the papers!
    Helen x

  6. Such a great masculine card, great design and a cute image....fab colouring.
    Thanks so much for playing along with House Mouse & Friends Challenge, hope to see you again,
    hugs Dorte

  7. Fun image and I love those great masculine papers you used! Thanks for playing along with the House Mouse & friends masculine challenge! (Carol - GDT)

  8. Hi Jacky awww love this Gruffie image gorgeous plaid DP very masculine design.

    Thanks for sharing with us at HM & friends chall this time..hope to see you again soon.

    smiles Christine x

  9. Fantastic Gruffies masculine card! Love the papers youve chosen and the colors. Fab banner too! Adorable design. Thank you for playing with us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge Blog. Good Luck to you. Hope you can join us again tomorrow for a brand new challenge too. :)

  10. Thank you for joining us at House Mouse & Friends with this wonderful creation! I love the cute Gruffie image and the colours are gorgeous too :)

  11. I Love bears too (although the cuddly teddy variety rather than the real thing! LOL)
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Crafty Little Fairies,
    Top Tip Tuesday,
    ABC Christmas,
    As You Like It,
    Pink Gem Designs,
    The Stamp Basket, and

  12. Fabulous card Jacky, super cute image and I love those papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  13. Such a sweet card.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie


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