Monday, 16 January 2012


Hi everyone,

I was delighted to be asked to be Guest Designer today over at the Paper Creations Ink Challenge but oh how you will laugh.  Anyone knowing me will know I love making girly cards, frilly fancy etc is just up my street and how I love pink!  Well imagine my face when I saw this image that I was to use for today's spot!  Well, hey you be kind about this Lil Ol Grumpy image, he has feelings you know, lol and he does grow on you!  ( I think! lol)  To be honest he totally transforms once coloured.   Well I can tell you he has certainly raised a smile in this house.  When I saw the theme was Love and Romance, I just thought 'easy peasy - just my cup of tea but then when I saw Lil Ol Grumpy ( available here ) well I was way out of my comfort zone!  But hey I like a challenge and I did say I wanted to try new things in the New Year (famous last words! lol).  Anyhow now I am really quite pleased with the end result.

So, what have I used?  Well basically everything came from my stash using a mixture of die-cuts, punchies, cheesecloth and of course I have coloured this little fella with Copics and Promarkers and added lashings of glitter.  Because it is suitable for Valentines Day I thought it could take it.  Strange how things turn out, I started off with the intention of making a grungey card, but things sort of changed along the way and this is the finished result.  I just could not resist adding the sentiment 'Sending you a Smile'.  How apt is this!

I wonder what you honestly think? I will be putting it on EBay but don't all rush at once! Haha! (link on my sidebar).

Thanks for looking and I hope I have made you smile today, do pop over to the Challenge it is a lovely theme and a great challenge! and also pop over to Smeared Ink too as there are lots of other digis to be had.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Cardmaking Mamas Challenge - Something new (digi)
Hooked on Crafts Challenge - Try Something new 
Chocolate Coffee and Cards - Glitter latte! 

Judy x


  1. Hi Judy,

    Your card is so fantabulously cute!

    xoxo Marjo

  2. Well I think your card is

  3. Congrats on GDT Judy...You have made me smile this morning with your post and card, but must say you have done a fabulous job with that image.
    Wendy xx

  4. Ooooh what a story Judy, you make me smile, I think you've done a great job making this card, so romantic, just the Image is not my cup of tea.

    Hugs Amanda xx

  5. I love this card and well done on your GDT spot
    x catherine

  6. Had to laugh when I read this post and I must say you aced this one GF. Still managed to get those frills and bling in with this oh so cute image. Great dies and LO Judy. Have a fab week! "Hugs"

  7. Certainly out of your comfort zone but I think you've done a brilliant job. x

  8. hi Judy, lovely card, really step out of your comfort zone more often because your card is truly gorgeous, you made grumpie look cute with his red nails and hair
    thanks for being our GDT this challenge
    PCI DT

  9. Judy... Your card is absolutely awesome! I wanted to pop by and Thank You so much for being a part of Paper Creations Ink Guest Design Team! I just love what you did with that little guy! Hugs and Hope you have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  10. Hi Judy love how you have done this card with all the em ellies you have added and the fab DP! What's that I age supposed to be???? Looks like Cousin It from the Adams Family lol xx

  11. Hi Judy, looks like you reeled ole Mr. Grumpy right smack dab in the middle of your comfort zone! Thanks for playing with us at CCCC.


  12. Gorgeous card hun & love all the detail...
    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  13. stunning card judy.the fun image is brilliant and i love your fab papers and design :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Great use of the image, your embellies are great hugs trace x

  15. Congratulations on your GDT. Your card definitely made me smile after reading your post. I think Lil Ol Grumpy looks fab on your card and you have done a great job with him.

    Hugs Sarahxx

  16. Congrats on your GDT,what a fun image and I love your card,so much detail...Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft...
    Mandy x