Thursday, 19 August 2010

The Grumpies

A friends 50th tomorrow.... and he is getting "annoyed" at being reminded of his 1/2 century... even though we're all older. Made him a card, had to be blue because he is chelsea football team mad......
I have this great stamp set from Smeared Ink called the Grumpies. 6 brilliant little creatures in 2 sizes and a few choice little sentiments....... the perfect choice in my opinion for this friends card.
Using silver thread, I hung the "50" from the "ears" of the top image and because I have used a pocket fold on the card - the numbers can be tucked away. Images coloured in using promarkers on white card then pieced onto the BP. I wasn't up for cutting out the hairy bits so had stamped the image on the BP as well and just cut round the main images.

And another card with these great little creatures..... Over on the Smeared Ink forum, there is a little challenge going on. Using all the colours of the rainbow and images from one of the Smeared Ink sets, make some sort of creation. Be it altered art, scrapbook page or just a card. Well I had this idea of threading different coloured paper as a central piece and then to go with the "hairy situation" sentiment ... added fibres in the same colours. The grumpies themselves were heat embossed onto black card and with sticky pads layered onto that.


  1. How cute those little grumpy images; just the perfect kind of thing for a guy that turns 50, eh? When we turned 50, we were DIVAS but men, they are a bit grumpy aren't they? LOL! I love the blues and the lettering - all bold and announcing - perfect! Your little grumpies are adorable, Helen!

  2. Hiya Helen. You have been busy making these great creations. You are brilliant at designing and you always come up with fab cards, just wonderful. Happy crafting.
    Love sandra xxx

  3. The grumpies are great - I love both cards. The birthday card because of its simple look and the possibility to hide the numbers and the rainbow card because of the super fuzzy fibres that look like crumpy feathers.
    Thanks for your nice comment, too.