Monday 28 February 2011

A Grumpie b'day card

Who can resist these little creatures? For those that don't know about the Grumpies, please go visit their home at Smeared Ink and look at the collection. This image is from the original Li'l Grumpies set. The birthday card is for my best friend. She's definitely a girly girl but she adores the Grumpies. Pink is her colour of preference and it wouldn't be fair not to go with that. So in shades of pink with black, this double twisted easel was born.

I followed the sketches over on Midnight Madness, both the simple and the more ornate.
The Grumpie was stamped onto some pale pink CS and coloured with PMs. A frame cut out and wrapped in fluffy fibres of pink and black before sticking on. This mounted onto embossed and sanded black with pink core-dinations, edge distressed with two hot pink circles that were also embossed and the raised pattern rubbed over with black wax. Then onto shiny black card then pale pink.
The sentiment refers to the fact she has lost some weight and therefore not so "fluffy". That side has pale and dark pink ribbons with black brads across and shiny black with pink brads.. One of the circles highlighted with pink and black roses. Some pink pearls to finish.
The base is made up of similar CS to the main panels with the addition of two home made buttons. Made from shrink plastic with the mini version of the main grumpie stamped on and coloured with PMs. Sewn on with silver thread.

The whole thing mounted onto black cardstock.

There are a couple of challenges that I am entering this into.
Delicious Doodles - Make you own Buttons
Midnight Madness Challenge #92 - Sketch
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday - Easel Card
Totally Gorguss - Black plus 1 other colour - pink
Card Making Mamas - Birthday
The Rubber Cafe - Fancy Folds
The Stamp Man - Curls and Swirls
Stamptacular Sundays - You've been Framed
Crafts 4 Eternity - Easel Card


  1. Fantastic card love the sentiment x

  2. Loving your "grumpie" cards Helen


  3. Super cute! I am sure your friend will LOVE it! Thank you for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
    PriscillaStyles Design Team

  4. Hello Croms - this is UBER adorable! I have never heard of these images and just have to check them out! Your friend is going to love this frminine yet GRUMPY card! This is a great take on this weeks sketch! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda MMSC Design Team

  5. This is just so, so cute! I love that image and your design and colors are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge and we hope you will come and play along with us again next week!

  6. heheheeee Who wouldnt love this as a birthday card?? Great job with the "grumpy" and all the pink!
    Thanks for joining us at stamptacular this week!

  7. Wow, the button is the best one Ive seen! Ive never used shrink plastic but you're making me itch to try it now!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Delicious Doodles challenge!

    Keryn :)

  8. Wow your grumpiness is so cute lol. Thanks for playing along at C4E this week.

  9. What a fun image! I've never seen a little Grumpie before. Thanks for sharing with us at TG this week.

    Kat x

  10. Grumpy it may be but it's totally gorge :) Donna x

  11. LOVE this card!! The pink is awesome (not only because I love it), and that twisting looks fabulous! Grumpie is perfect for birthdays! Who isn't just a little grumpy about getting older????

  12. Really great card, love the image too ! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man. Sue C x

  13. Love these grumpies! Love your creations too - the button is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing at The DD Challenge this week, and good luck!
    Teri x

  14. fab card thanks for playing along with Delicious Doodles this week

  15. Brilliant! Thanks for joining in the Stamp Man Challenge