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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sending Christmas Blessings with Gruffy in a Box of Ornaments

Coffee of the Day - Maple Walnut

Today is my birthday - wooo hoooo!  so this is going to be a fast post. we are heading out for lunch and a movie soon. plus I needed to get this card posted to make a challenge deadline.  Mick will be coming over later this afternoon once he gets off work. will be FABULOUS to have the entire family together! we're also celebrating Father's Day since everyone will be back at work/Camp tomorrow.

I have totally fallen short on getting started on Christmas cards this year, so was glad to see the House Mouse challenge of Holidays. can you believe this is my first Christmas card so far?! normally I have at least a dozen made by this time. oh well. we can only do what we can do.


The main image stamp is Gruffies Decorating Bear, sentiment stamp is by Unity, papers are Simple Stories Cozy Christmas, flowers & leaves are Petaloo, buttons are from my stash as is the white satin ribbon. little twine piece is re-purposed from a bag of dog food and then a doily portion was added to the lower right hand corner. oh yes, the ornaments are covered in shimmerz paint. lots of distressing, as per usual! :)

will hopefully have my blog candy up tomorrow!


Challenges:
House Mouse and Friends - Holiday
DeConstructing Jen -  final sketch :(
Allsorts - use a stamp (House Mouse and Unity)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Ch - merry and bright
Catch the Bug - bingo: flower, ribbon, player's choice (twine)
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - ribbon or lace (ribbon)
Moving Along with the Times - inspired by a song ('It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas')
ABC Christmas - 'L' is for lyric ('It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas')
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas extra - anything Christmas goes
Let's Craft and Create - add some sparkle (shimmerz paint on ornaments)
Sparkle's Christmas - Christmas Animals
Bunny Zoe's - Furry Animals

23 comments:

Christine said...

Awwww sweet Gruffie image gorgeous design paper & layout super cute take on the Holiday chall theme.

Thanks for sharing with us at House Mouse & friends Mon. chall.. hope to see you again soon.

smiles Christine x

Penny said...

First of all, Happy Birthday! :^) Hope it is wonderful! :^)
Your card is too cute! Love the take on the sketch and all the details you have added. Really darling image! :^)
Big hugs, Penny

*Vicki* said...

Gruffie is so SWEET!! :) Good for you on getting a start on Christmas...hoping to do this next month!! Love the added poinsettia and buttons accents!!

Bad Kitty said...

nice card
I like the image

Dot said...

Super cute HM card,Jen, love your papers
Thanks for playing along with us at House Mouse and Friends!! And good luck!
Hugs Dorte

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card jennifer, I like the lovely image the papers and the flowers
Kevin xx

Snoopy said...

Fabulous card, Jennifer. Adorable image and such a fun layout. Thanks so much for joining us at House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Hope to see you again on the next challenge!

Hugs,
Snoopy :D​

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at CSAYL. Hope you had a great birthday. Sue x

brenda said...

Belated Happy Birthday Jennifer, hope you had a lovely day.

Super sweet card, nice to get ahead with the Christmas ones.

It's lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Dawn Lancaster said...

Playing catch up as my PC time has been limited! Apologies If I bombard you with comments!
I love you gruffie bear! Love all the interest on your card too!
I'm way behind on Christmas cards this year too, think I mght have 2 made! lol
Belated birthday greetings! Hope you had a great day yesterday!
Hugss
Dawn xx

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Wow love This Bear ! Beautiful card and design !
Thanks for joining us at Let's craft and create , and good luck !
MARYVONNE DT member

Sue B said...

Awww what a fab card… the image is really sweet! Love the gorgeous papers and embellies… it certainly is looking like Christmas… perfect for our lyrics theme!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck!
Hugs, Sue B xx

Diane said...

Oh wow Jennifer what a fabulous Gruffie christmas card, full of bright and cheerful colours !! Thanks so much for joining us at HMAFMC and good luck sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx

karenlotty said...

Popped over from MAWTT Lovely idea for Christmas

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jennifer and I am so glad you started your Christmas card collection with a Gruffie ;-) the whole design is so cute :-)

Happy Birthday! it sounds like you had a fabulous day:-)

thanks for joining us on the House Mouse and Friends Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful Christmas card! So many fun elements. Love the addition of Shimmerz paint, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Let's Craft and Create.

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts this week Tracy x

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so cute.

ursula Uphof said...

This is a fun Christmas card Jennifer. Love all the elements. Thanks for joining the challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Good luck and hope to see you soon again. Ursula DT.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Karen Petitt said...

Such a very cute image and lovely colouring! This is perfect for the Let's Craft & Create Challenge #102 Add Some Sparkle. Thank you for joining our challenge and hope to see more of your lovely creations in future Karen P

Ameera Craft said...

Very pretty
Thank you for joining our challenge at Lets Craft & create :)

Mary DT

Rocky said...

Gruffie is getting ready early, what a wise bear. Thank you for bring him to CHNC Extra.