Wednesday 30 May 2012

Skating Gruffies

I'm a bit behind with my one Christmas card a week challenge but I got my festive mojo back when I received this gorgeous stamp as part of a prize I won in a magazine competition.  I got a massive haul of House Mouse goodies including some Gruffies and Happy Hoppers so you'll be seeing plenty of cards featuring these from me soon!
Don't you just love their faces as they wobble about on the ice?!  The brown bear is definitely showing off to the panda!
I coloured the image with Promarkers, adding pale blue Stickles to give an icy look and some Liquid Pearls for snow.
The papers are so old they're drawing their pension!  They're Papermania Contemporary Christmas from about five years ago.  It was a massive stack and there's still loads left, so I decided to use some of it up on this card.  I distressed all the edges with my trusty Tim Holtz tool.
The flowers were made with Nellie Snellen punches.
Some ribbon, a bow and a snowflake charm finish it off.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Christmas Challenges - #27 - sketch and bingo.  I used charm, ribbon, flowers from the top row.
Bearly Mine - #37 - animal kingdom
Oldie but Goodie - anything goes - I used ancient papers
Top Tip Tuesday - #77 - use up old stash - I used old papers
Crafty Cardmakers - #69 - distress it
Craftymess - #9 - Christmas card using non-traditional colours


  1. Hi Wendy,
    This is so beautiful. I love the image and the OAP papers are fabulous! Such a great layout and I love the snow
    All the best

  2. Smashing card Wendy and so beautifully coloured too.

    Edna x

  3. Hi Wendy,
    Gorgeous christmas card,what a fab image :) x

  4. What a great card Wendy - the stamp is so cute! Jx

  5. Fabulous card Wendy the image is coloured beautifully and the layout and colours used are fab. Hope you are feeling better, take care. Caroline xxx

  6. Wendy, your card is lovely as always and those gruffies are so adorable:)x

  7. This is so cute love yur layout to .

    Thanks for joining us craftymess

    Tracey dt

  8. Beautiful card Wendy, that image is just so cute. Sue x

  9. Lovely card Wendy, fab image. Tinaxx

  10. So cute Wendy, love the image and great the snow spots..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  11. Brilliant card, Wendy, love the image and well done you for using up stash. I'm ashamed to admit I've got papers older than those!!


  12. Just so gorgeous Wendy...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  13. Aw, that's so cute!

    Thanks for joining the 'distress it' challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

  14. beautiful card wendy, love the layout pam

  15. love this card, love the colours, the layout, the image, ok I love everything and your colouring is brilliant x

  16. Fabulous card Wendy, love how you've used the sketch. Thanks for joining us at CCWS this time. Carol DT x

  17. stunning card wendy.fab colours and distressing and the image is so sweet :D

    xx coops xx

  18. Amazing coloring on your image...they look adorable! What a wonderful Christmas card this is. :) Loved admiring all the extra elements you've added to complete the wintery scene. Just lovely. :)

    Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
    Remember you can enter up to 3 projects and 3 tips.
    Have a great one!
    Lisa xx

  19. I love it Wendy it's so cute xx
    Thankyou for all your lovely comments on my blog, I'm trying to catch up on everyones at the moment xx

  20. What a wonderful card! Love the papers and those bears are just adorable :o) Thanks for joining us again at CCWS. Hope to see you soon again.


  21. Stunning card, great stamp and beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Challenges {with sketches}.

  22. Fab card, love the image and the snow looks amazing. Thanks for joining us at CCWS
    Claire xx

  23. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  24. WOW! Wendy this is so super cute!!
    Thanks for joining us at BMC

  25. Gorgeous card Wendy.
    Adorable image and I love the liquid pearls.
    Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs x

  26. Great Christmas card, love the image, your colouring is fabulous. Thanks for joining the Dig Out The Old Challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

  27. What a cute image and you've coloured it so beautifully I love the DPs you've used and the distressing looks great.

    Thanks for joining in with my Distress It! challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.



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