Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sweetest grumpy ever!

Hello lovely readers!

A huge thank you and welcome to all my newest followers!  It always brings a smile when I see new people.  Thank you so very much!  I promise I will get around to everyone's blogs shortly, hopefully tonight, to see what everyone is up to.

Whew, it's been a busy week, but I have been loving every minute of it.  I decided to take a break from my DT cards so I am not neglecting my blog waiting for the posts to go live.  I made this card for my mom, who is to have surgery in about a week.  Hopefully this will put a smile on her face.

I am ecstatic with the way it turned out.  I'm laughing at myself a bit though, as I have been wondering what my 'style' is.  I think I have finally answered the question to myself with this card:  my 'style' is eclectic.  I like a little bit of everything just thrown on in!

I will include little snippets of details below each picture.  All but two of the dies are from Cheery Lynn. 

As you can see, there really is no theme outside of color.  I just love the image, A Little Bit Grumpy from The Paper Shelter.  I've had her for a short while, but have been waiting not-so-patiently to use her while I put in some practice time using my Copics.  I used Nautical Wheeler Doily and French Pastry Tiny Doily dies in the background.  The tiny butterfly in the corner is from the Mini Dimensional Butterflies set

The panel was really cool to make, I found it somewhere on Pinterest.  Using my MS scoreboard and envelope attachment, I scored the lattice background, cut it out with Spellbinders Grand Label 23 then lightly sponged it with Tea Dye distress ink so the pattern could be seen better. 

I am still enamored with these flower dies from Cheery Lynn as they are so versatile and can be mixed and matched.  All the flowers were made from Build a Flower #2, Cherry Blossom and Embellishments #2.  The flourish shown here is Mini Fanciful Flourish.

The corner embellies are from the Lace corner Deco E set, the border you see peeking out is the Anastasia Border and the fence is the Victorian Picket Fence which was sponged in Tea Dye and Broken China distress inks, then covered with distress crackle paint.  These flourishes are Macarena Corners from Memory Box.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

And a side view just because :)

And lastly, here is one of the inside that was decorated with panels that match the papers I used on the front.

I printed out the sentiment in purple ink on my computer.  The two purple background panels on both sides are actually the same color, not sure why they appear two different colors.

Product details below.  Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Cheery Lynn - Use a doily (3/10/13)
The Paper Shelter - Dies/Punches (x3) entry #1
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything goes (unlimited, 3/12/13)
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #40 - Anything goes with ribbon (3/13/13)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes (x2, 3/12/13) entry #1
PanPastel - Make it girly (x1, 3/16/13)
Sentimental Sundays - 3 embellies that start with B (butterfly, bow, bling, baby's breath) 3/17/13
Craftin' Dessert Divas - Linky party!  Anything goes (unlimited, 3/17/13) 
Paper Playtime - Anything goes (unlimited, 3/17/13)
Victorine Stamps - Anything goes
Spark Your Creativity Now - Anything goes (unlimited, 3/31/13)
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes (x3, 3/15/13)
Love to Scrap! - Anything goes (x2, 3/17/13) entry #1
Cutie Pie Challenge - Magical (x3, 3/16/13)
613 Avenue Create - Anything goes (unlimited, 3/16/13)
Cuttin' and Stampin' - Use flowers (3/11/13) 
Delicious Doodles - Use die cuts (x1, 3/14/13)

Size:  8 x 8" (my cards are getting bigger lol!)
My Mind's Eye:  Lost and Found- Portabello Road "buddies" and "family", Union Square "perfect"
Stamp:  A Little Bit Grumpy from The Paper Shelter
Ink:  Tea Dye and Broken China distress inks
Copics:  0, B02, BG000/01/10/11/13, V01/12/15, E29/35/39, E000/00/11, R20
Embellishments:  Shimmer Satin Pastel Green, rhinestones from stash, Say it in Crystals swirls
Misc. Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels 23, Memory Box Macarena Corner
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Nautical Wheeler Doily, French Pastry Tiny Doily, Mini Dimensional Butterflies, Build a Flower #2, Cherry Blossom, Embellishments #2, Mini Fanciful FlourishLace corner Deco E, Anastasia Border, Victorian Picket Fence


  1. Beautiful card love all the bright colors so cheery.

  2. Jenn, this is just lovely. That is a fabulous image and so perfectly colored. I love the color scheme and all your embellishments. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

  3. Gorgeous colours and a fun image. Thanks for playing at CR

  4. Oh, wow! This card is amazing! Goo luck in our Challenge!! =D

  5. Just gorgeous! Your coloring and embellishments are super! Those colors are the same as my new blinkie for the linky party. Thanks for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Linky Party.


  6. I'm glad you found your style and can make a non DT card. I know you mom will love it, your card is so beautiful with so many great details. Thanks for crafting with us at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

  7. Impressive! Great coloring and detail on your project. I love the composition and your execution is flawless! We are so pleased that you are interested in joining our team.

    Owner, 613 Avenue Create

  8. Fabulous, Jen! Love your "eclectic" style!!!! And those dies are wonderful!

  9. all the layers!!...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!! Lee-Ann :)

  10. Absolutely fabulous card! She's cute even though she's a bit grumpy! I lve all of your pretty little details,everything works together beautifully! Thank you for sharing with us this week at Sentimental Sundays!


  11. lovely card, thanks for playing along with our challenge at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

  12. Great card Jenn, love your colour choice and great detail in your layout, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Joey x

  13. What a lovely card. Love it. Thank you for your entry in Love to Scrap challenge blog.

  14. Your coloring is amazing!! The hair is so realistic!! Love that image, such a sweet grumpy butt. I'm sure your mom will love this amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap!!

  15. What a cute card. Thanks for paying at Love to Scrap!!!

  16. Hi Jenn,

    Love this card! So many wonderful details, great color combo and coloring! So glad you are interested in being on our DT. We'll let you know soon!

    613 Avenue Create

  17. Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the very first Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog challenge! Such an adorable card!
    Leslie, DT

  18. A really lovely looking card. Great use of the image. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs

  19. Fabulous card - amazing colours and gorgeous die cuts.
    Thanks for playing along with The Cuties this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  20. Lovely take on this weeks challenge. Great use of the image and love the purple and blue together. Thanks for joining us with this weeks challenge at TPS and good luck.
    Eileen x

  21. Wow Jenn your cards are amazing, your coloring is gorgeous, I'm following you now I'll look forward to all your inspiration. I'm not surprised you were pick to be on a design team, congrats on that..

  22. What a wonderful creation! I just love the image of the little girl and the colors are fabulous! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  23. Such a lovely card, the colours are gorgeous and that image is adorable. Thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK this week
    Claire xx

  24. Oh my, I just love her.. I have some pics of my niece with the same look on her face..
    Thanks for playing along with Cuttin & Stampin Challenges!
    <3 Pam, C&S DT

  25. This is totally awesome!!! The coloring is fabulous. I'm your latest follower and so happy to be on a team with you ;) You are quite talented.

    Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  26. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  27. super cute card! Thanks for joining us at Cuttin and Stampin! Janet-DT

  28. Wonderful work.. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good luck!
    Sandy :) DT

  29. Oh this is fab, adorable image and gorgeous die cuts and layout. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
    Lindsay xx

  30. Wonderful card! thanks for playing with "Love to Scrap". Hugs,


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