Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monster love...

That pretty much sums up how much as grandparents, we love our grandchildren. (Not that we don't love our children the same.)  Our little 2-1/2 year old grandson, Noah, has been a little under the weather for several days now, and even had the flu, so I just had to do a card for him (of course, I don't really want him to play with it and tear it up, [lol] but for mom to save it for a future scrapbooking page or something. (Am I being vain?)  I thought these were the cutest little monsters, and I didn't want to do just one, so I thought this was a little different way to use more than one.

I thought these were the cutest little monsters, and I didn't want to do just one, so I thought this was a little different way to use more than one. You can see from this card the way I usually finish the inside of my cards, except I don't usually use an image.  I either use a printed sentiment or a blank piece of white/ivory paper for someone to put their own note in this place.  I find that this helps to balance the weight of the front of the card, so it's not so flimsy.

And obviously this is the back.  Where you see the "Need a hug" I usually put a Bible Scripture, a sentiment, a little stamp or something else I may have found that would look nice there.


Papers - from my stash, which means I can't remember (LOL), dots & circles paper is from The Paper Studio
Frames - Nestibilities
Punch - MS (Loops Heart)
Distressed paper with - Cuttlebug
Button - Digital button by Roma Penner of
Colored with Promarkers (Can you believe I finally got back to trying them out?)

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss - sketch
Catch The Bug - anything
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle - dots and stripes
Paper Sundaes - 2 images
Crazy Challenge - love
Top Tip Tuesday - frame
Tuesday Throwdown - buttons
A Spoonfull Of Sugar Challenge - love
Flourishes - buttons
Papertake Weekly - hearts
Creative Card Crew - for a loved one
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - love
Forgotten Scraps  - anything
Ooh La La Creations - for someone special

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will leave me a comment.



Trina said...

Very cute! I don't want to believe that my handmade cards may be treated like regular, store-bought cards either! :D

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Very Cute Debbie! He will love it! Lots of fun colors for him! Both images are cute!

Linda w said...

Really lovely card, such cute images, He'll love it. I'm mom will save it well before he 'loves' it to destruction lol. I like to think the cards I make for my grandson will be kept...but scared to ask lol. Hugs lin

Tine said...

Hi. They are cute monsters indeed and I am sure your grandson will love his card, whether he plays with it or if it resides in splendour on the mantlepiece! Thanks for joining our embossing challenge at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Oh this is just adorable! Love the monsters and great colors. Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at SEW MANY CARDS challenge:)

Dorcas said...

This is super cute, Debbie!!!!

...just Barbara said...

This is an adorable card and the darker nose on the monster is perfect for a get well card. ;D And yes, I secretly hope all my cards are displayed with "do not touch signs". LOL :D

Looking for another challenge that fits? :D Come on over!

Pattie G said...

What a cute card! I love the image too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs ♥

debby4000 said...

Your cards are so cute.

Mary J said...

Brilliant fun card! Thx for sharing with us at Totally Gorjuss - great take on the sketch!

Mary J xxx

Lisa said...

Love the card! Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly,

Lisa (GDT)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Real cute hun, love the colours fab idea!!
Hope he is feeling better soon xx

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Paddington fan said...

What a cute card, love the monsters! Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck! Love Jacky x

Tammy said...

This is sooo cute! Love the little monsters and the fun papers!! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week!
Tammy x

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Very cute!

Heike said...

Wow, your card is so cute. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss Challenge and good luck.


Nikki said...

Those cards are so sweet and fun Thanks for Sharing at Incy Wincy this Week
Hugs Nikki and the rest of the DT

maxine said...

I love this card great image thanks for joining us at the crafty pad x

Josephine said...

That's such a cute image, and it's so beautifully coloured. Fabulous card.

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

Caroljenks said...

Gorgeous cards - I'm sure Noah will treasure them ;)

Thanks for joining in with our 'Frame It' challenge this week over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Sharon said...

How adorable!!! Those little monsters are sure to put a smile on your DGS's face! Hope the little guy is feeling better really soon. Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

...just Peggy said...

How fun is this.....Just love it and Thanks for joining us at Forgotten Scraps #2. Good luck.

Lorraine said...

Awwww, that's lovely. Thanks for taking part at The Crafty Pad this week.

Suzi said...

A real cutie, love the sweet image and the sentimnet. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week. Good luck.
Suzi x

Stephanie said...

Adorable card! Such a cutie! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

...just Barbara said...

Yea you made it! Thanks for playing along in the Forgotten Scraps challenge this week. ;D And great coloring by the way!

Vee said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good Luck.
xx Vee

Mina said...

I love these fab monsters they are great Debra...thanks for joining in with the Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx

Shana said...

Adorable monsters! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sundaes - we hope to see you again soon!

Karen Taylor said...

Love your sweet card! Thanks so very much for joining us this week at Papertakes Weekly Challenge.

Come and visit me anytime!


Tracy V. said...

Such a sweet card!! Love it!!!!! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!!
Tracy V

Wendi said...

What a cutie love that image
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

kelly said...

This is such a beautiful card.Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

DesigNeAl said...

Soo cute!!! Hope the little guy gets better soon
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la this fortnight with your beautiful card; we hope to see you again soon, xx