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Thursday 13 February 2014

My First Gruffie

Hello my lovelies, hope you are all keeping well and surviving this dreadful weather that is battering us here in the UK.  We escaped without damage during the gales yesterday, my daughter lost power for about 4 hours last night but thankfully it came back on later in the evening.

I  wanted to join in with the House Mouse challenge so l have had a  little play with one of the stamp sets l bought reduced from Joanna Sheen's a couple of weeks ago - this is my first Gruffie set and l am not 100% happy with my colouring but hayhoo it is the first attempt, what do you think??? I have added a little purple stickles to the lilacs - love the perfume of these, l have a white tree in the garden but it is not as scented.

Inside View

Stamp Set Gruffies Thanks a Bunch from Joanna Sheen
Coloured with copics and prisma pencils
Papers Do Crafts Papermania/Heather
Lace, seam binding, buttons

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge HMFMC 163 Amethyst, White +1 (kraft)
Sketch & Stash 132 Sketch 28 - Old stash papers/new stash stamp
Simon Says Stamp - Get Krafty

Thank you for stopping by and for your comments, l will be back in the morning with Winter Wonderland x Susan x


Mervi said...

Hi Susie, fabulous card, so cute image;-))m

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Susan. The gruffie looks fab and beautifully coloured.
Lorraine x

Céline said...

so gorgeous love the colors and papers
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card Susan, I think you have coloured your Gruffie perfectly and your papers are so pretty. I love your matching bows and lovely lace.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

It's beautiful Susan your colouring looks fab. I love lilac so much, I have a white and lilac tree in my garden but last year the white one looked like it had died, I am hoping it comes back this year. Susan x

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This is so gorgeous. Susan. x

Fabiola said...

mais si ! il est superbe ce coloriage, et tu feras mieux la prochaine fois, rassures toi, moi je la trouve super, biz

Whisper said...

Aaah what an absolute delight and i can't see any colouring problems, i thought it was just perfect, Luv Sam x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Susan. The House Mouse is so cute and so beautifully coloured.
enjoy the rest of your evening.
Hug Sharon. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Susan, adorable image and fabulous colouring. I love the papers too.
Sue xx

MaryH said...

This is so pretty and I think your coloring looks grand. Nice shading going on for Gruffie. Love the lilacs, and they do smell divine. We have a very old bush (transplanted & miraculously it survived). Love that lace, and you reminded me to hunt for some that I think is in the sewing area. Hope the rain stops for you UK folks. I'm seeing some flooding on the news and that is so dreadful for the poor residents. Seems like there's bad weather of some kind everywhere. TFS such a sweet & delightful card. I think it's just lovely. Stay safe. Hugs

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is really gorgeous Susan, I like the design and the colours,
Kevin xx

Janice said...

Lovely Susan, a beautiful bear image and a gorgeous card, Jx

Jane Savage said...

Great 'first Gruffie', Susan. Lovely design and gorgeous papers. Love the lace too. xx

vic said...

This is gorgeous and how cute is that mouse! I hope you stay safe looks like we're in for lots more rain and winds


Vic x

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card and it's a fab Gruffie Susan! I cheated and bought the CD Rom, have yet to use it though but the images are gorgeous xx

Donna Hanley said...

I think this came out very nice. I love your glittered edges and your bows/buttons and lace. All of these help to bring out your darling image. I had a lilac bush that never really grew past 5 branches so I finally dug it up. Your flowers on your card look much better than mine did in real life. Thank you so much for playing along with us here at House Mouse & Friends. Hope your weather improved in the UK. We here in New England are experiencing some terrible weather also. Enjoy your weekend.

~@ngie~ said...

a gorgeous card darl.. love the image... the dp's & added extra's are perfect :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

love n hugz Angie xXx

Anonymous said...

Awwww!!! Sweet & cute !!
I've never seen this character before!!
I think you did a great job w/ it !! :))
I love lilacs!!

Janet McLaughlin said...

Lovely creation, Susan! Your image is colored beautifully and I love your added embellishments and papers!

Vivi Casale said...

awww, that is so sweet!
Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash Challenge Blog!

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.your lilac colours are beautiful and i love the adorable image ;D

x coops xx

Carmen O. said...

One of my favorite gruffies images! I love lilacs and you colored this image so beautifully. Well done.

Lauren Hatwell said...

Your first Gruffie...but it won't be your last, I bet you :oD Such a pretty card.


rachel said...

Love that Gruffie and your layout is fab - just wanted to say thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

Sue said...

Wow Susan, a beautiful card, inside and out. So many lovely details, and the design is wonderful. Thanks for joining us for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Color work is awesome!