Friday, January 11, 2013

Jellypark Friends - Winter Animals

Have you had enough rest for the holidays?  If you're ready to get back to crafting it's time for a new Jellypark Friends challenge.  I am so glad that the challenges are back and even happier that the holiday craziness has subsided.   Oddly, if you live in my neck of the woods, things in general are starting to get a little crazy as this is "the season" and the snow birds are arriving en masse, they don't disturb my crafting, if anything they make me want to stay home more and then I craft more.   But I digress...
This week's challenge is "Winter Animals" which gives me an excuse to use one of my favorite images from the Christmas collection.  I just love these Polar bears and knew I was going to use the S.E.I. paper with the green snowflakes I just didn't know I was going to make a shaped card - especially when I didn't have to!  Well, if you follow me or are a regular on Splitcoast Stampers you know that I won the grand prize, a Pazzle, for completing all the Hope You Can Cling To challenges.  If you don't know what a Pazzle is, it's an electronic cutting machine, which operates off computer software.  It's very cool, and that's what I used to make the cup.  I cut out two of them and adhered them together with a small piece of matching card stock.  I suppose I could have made it with a fold on the left hand side but I thought of that after I started playing around.  While there are snowflakes borders I could have made with the Pazzle I have an EK Success punch which I used for this border.   I used the little flakes that it punched out to decorate the card.  I'm going to tell you a secret, and this is a tip for the Top Tip Tuesday challenge.  There was a little pink dot on my image so I covered it with one of the snowflakes.  There's almost always something you can do to save your work when something goes wrong.  Just remember - "embellish, embellish, embellish".
Here's the deets:
ink - hp printer
paper - Bazzill "Patch" and "Parakeet" card stock; S.E.I. "Berry Melody - Frosty Pup" dp
miscellaneous - copics; EK Success "Snowflake" punch; green cord; snowflake charm; bling; My Favorite Things "Oval Stax" die
Here's the challenges:
Jellypark Friends - Winter Animals
Top Tip Tuesdays #93 - Fur or Feathers 
Dream Valley #48 - Anything Goes
Love To Create - #47 - Winter Wonderland
Whoopsie Daisy - Die cuts and Punches
Creative Card Crew - Snow and Ice
ABC Christmas - A for Animal
Crafting for all Seasons - Something New (the card was cut with a new Pazzles)
Crafts and Me -Winter Wonderland
Creative Belli #160 Winter/Snowmen
Sisterhood of Crafters - Baby It's Cold Outside
CCEE1302 - New Toys (the Pazzles)
Thanks for stopping by, come back again.


  1. WOW ... what a fun design and your image is adorable! Great job and great idea! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

  2. What a stunning project. I love the design and the fabulous image. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  3. Great fix for that mess up. ;) Terrific image and card, love the shape too. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  4. Oops, I meant Top Tip Tuesday lol.

  5. Fabulous creation super colours and design, thank you for joining our challenge this week at whoopsie daisy this week.
    lorraine x

  6. What a fun shaped card. Love your winter image. It goes perfect with our challeng at the creative card crew.

  7. What a fabulous shaped card. Fantastic image choice :) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Baby It's Cold Outside challenge!

  8. what a great shaped card! love your coloring & the sweet snowflakes!!

  9. Fabulous Card hunny I love the image and great shape card too! LOVE your fix up Top Tip too!
    Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  10. Just popping back to say Great to see you Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  11. so stunning chris.really fabulous shape and i love your colours and adorable image.
    thanks for joining us at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

    xx coops xx

  12. This is a lovely card. A very interesting style, made in the shape of a coffee mug. The images are very cute also. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

  13. Oh that polar bear is too cute and I love the shape you've used too. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  14. This is fab - love the shape!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  15. Gosh, I love what you did with this image! Super design, great colors, love the papers & die cuts, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny


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