Time to Get Your Grumpy On!

Hey there friends!  Hope you’re having a wonderful week so far!  We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween already!🎃  I haven’t made as many Halloween makes as I usually do, but as the day gets closer I’ve been more in the mood to pull out some things to have fun with my stash and my thoughts turned to “Grumpy”.

If you’re not familiar with “Grumpy”, this is the Big Grumpy Cat from Taylored Expressions.  I absolutely love the “Grumpy” and “Grumplings” line and I don’t pull them out as much as I’d like to.  Since it’s closer to Halloween, I’ve also pulled out the Big Grumpy-Halloween accessory set to go along with him too! (The only thing I used from this set was the witch hat and the sentiment.)  I’ve stamped, colored and cut out each of these items for my card.

The #TEMakerChallenge has the theme this month of using Oreo & Sugar Cube with the option of adding any other pop of color.  I’ve decided to pop in an orange color for mine.  The theme was also “Sparkle & Shine” through foiling, heat-embossing, glitter paste or sparkly cardstock.  

So for the “Sparkle & Shine” I’ve taken a Foil-It Spiderweb panel and foiled some orange Deco Foil over it.  I then took one of the Frame in Frame 3 dies to cut out the middle of this panel, added some acetate over the opening and made it into a shaker panel.  I die cut the same frame as well as the Little Bits-Spiders die from some black Glitter Cardstock.  I attached these pieces onto the web panel along with adding the Grumpy Cat with his hat string and extra spider attached to him over the acetate.  I attached double-sided foam around the opening and added some “shaker stars” in the colors orange, black and silver.  And lastly, I thought it would be fun to pop up a left-over ghost I had from a previous project at the top!  (I think the ghost is in fear of the “witch switch”!)😂

  • I also have another “grumpy” card to share…

So this card was made to send a smile to a friend.  I’ve used a cat for this one as well from the Taylored Expressions “Grouchy Grumplings” set which I don’t believe is available in the store any longer.

I kept it a simple card by stamping, coloring and cutting out the grumpy.  I ink blended a circle that fit him with blue ink, white heat embossed the sentiment and cut it out from the TE Stitched Banner Stacklets. I popped grumpy with foam tape over the sentiment banner and circle.  I also used some TE decorative papers from my stash and cut out a banner with it using my scissors.  A corner chomper was used to round the top left corner of the card to finish it off.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my “Grumpy” projects today and have been inspired in some way!  Really appreciate you stopping in!

Challenges: (Top card only)

  1. Country View – Halloween or Harvest
  2. Craft Rocket – Autumn/Halloween
  3. Crafting Happiness – Halloween
  4. Aud Sentiments – Halloween/Fall + Sentiment
  5. Crafty Gals Corner – Halloween Colors
  6. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes + coloring
  7. Allsorts – Add a Sentiment
  8. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes
  9. Double D – Orange & Black

28 thoughts on “Time to Get Your Grumpy On!

  1. Grumpy cat needs to come out more often! What a fun and amusing Halloween make! I just love that sentiment and the shaker element with all those stars is just the perfect background. Love the knit happens card too – so danged cute 🙂 Glad you’re having some fun with your Halloween goodies 🙂


  2. I’ve never seen the grumpy witch before – but love it AND love your shaker card too! How fun!
    Of course I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the “knit happens” card too, you know. Precious!


  3. I love your big grumpy cat, such fun! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Country View Crafts and have a very happy week, Sue xx


  4. Oh, I love your grumpy cat and mine has a switch too, she does not use it too often but I’m not one to test it, fabulous colouring, love the shaker stars and gorgeous shiny web Vicki, what a fun card, and knit happens, so funny and cute..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  5. Totally love this fun interpretation of Hallowe’en. Thanks so much for joining in with my “Add a Sentiment” challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Pauline xx


  6. Oh my gosh! I know the cat is supposed to be grumpy, but it certainly does evoke great big smiles here! Love both of these creative creations!


  7. Well I don’t think I would test that switch…it looks like it may be connected with a short fuse. The ghost is a good add and you incorporate so many great techniques in your work. I love the sentiment at the bottom also…such a cute and sweet card and they both made me smile! Both cards color schemes aid interpretation as always your work is awesome!


  8. As a cat lover I can truly appreciate both of your grumpy cat cards,love both stamped images and your fun sentiments and layout


  9. OMG these are both ADORABLE!!! Love your Halloween cards … that image/sentiment are too funny and your overall design is amazing! Well done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


    P.S. Just a friendly reminder that I also have a fun monthly Halloween challenge that I’d love to have you share this fun creation in … here’s the link TWO OLD BATS.
    Hope you’ll come join in the fun!


  10. This has to be the funniest Halloween sentiment ever, and I love the cat! The second cat with sentiment is super funny, too. I’m going to have to look these up. Great cards! Thanks a bunch for sharing with us at Double D!


  11. Oh, this Grumpy Cat is just too funny, Vicki! You certainly gave me my morning giggle with both of these cats. Love your coloring on both of the and the spiderweb paper on the Halloween card is fantastic. 😀


  12. These grumpy kitties are fabulous. I love the fun shaker card and the shine in the web. That second kitty and his sentiment are so funny! It reminds me of my kitty, she really has a fun personality.


  13. These ‘grumpies’ are absolutely adorable! Their little faces just crack me up! I’ve been feeling that way myself lately, and am trying to shake it off! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!!!


  14. The first card is the perfect shaker, I love all the sparkling stars in the middle of it. And the grumpy cat is so funny. I have 3 cats and one of them could be called “grumpy”, hahaha!


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