Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Peel Better Soon

 This is an extra special challenge card for Whimsical Wednesday.
 
This week both card teams have come together for our challenge, to make get well cards for a very special little boy. Angelo, who is the grandson of Margie from Bella Bug Creations, is going through a very difficult time right now. He underwent brain surgery last week and will begin chemotherapy next week. You can read more about Angelo at this post over at Margie's blog.  We hope that you will all join us and make a card for Angelo too.

I decided to use the Create a Critter cartridge for this one.  The paper is from DCWV and so is the strip along the bottom.  It's a sticker that came with the paper pack.

To dress my monkey up a bit I used some brown flocking powder on the body, glossy accents on the nose, and googly eyes.  
 
I gave him an extra large banana that is also from the same cartridge, but I did have to use my Gypsy to hide the face the banana originally had.  I stamped "peel better soon!" from the Pink By Design set called Country Living.  The stamp was originally one long phrase and I cut it so it would be easy to stamp in this arrangement instead.  I could have also used masking, but I found this easier and as long as you only cut the spaces between the parts that actually stamp it doesn't hurt anything.

I rounded a couple of the corners with a 1/2 setting on my Corner Chomper.  

Hopefully it makes him smile :)

Whimsical Wednesday is always a fun and inspirational stop.  This week it would be extra special if you would like to participate.  Head on over there now to see the rest of the Design Team's creations and to link up your own. 

34 comments:

Kelly said...

This is just as cute as can be! LOVE the sentiment!

Amanda said...

SO cute! Love the sentiment!! :)

Missy said...

How cute, love how you used the flock to fuzz him up, I love that stuff, and the sentiment is perfect!!

Juls said...

this is just so so cute!!! Hugs Juls

The Archiving Angel said...

Hi Amber, this card is just so adorable! Angelo is sure to go bananas for it! I am digging the fuzzied up monkey & the sentiment is just a perfect match. Love the papers you chose too. Those googley eyes are too cute!
Crafty best,
Sonia

Margie said...

Amber, my dear friend....how did you know that monkeys are Angelo's all time favorite? Each time we went to the hospital, it seemed like he had a new monkey added to his collection. He has one special one that he has with him all the time. No doubt, this card is going to be one of his faves! Love all the extras you added to make it more special! Huge thanks for all the prayers and taking the time to do something special for Angelo! You girls at WW are THE BEST!!!

ScrappingStephanie said...

Awww amber what a cute card. I told you last night went you sent it about the monkeys so you totally hit the mark. Love the sentiment too. Angelo is going to love it. What a wonderful job with the challenge. Thank you!!!

Flamenco92627/Julieta said...

Adorable card, Amber! Praying for Angelo.

GiGi said...

This is so cute! I love the big bannana and sentiment! Great job!

Christine America Real said...

I just love this card! So adorable! A monkey will make anyone feel better!

chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Hey stop by my blog on July 1st I am going to be giving away a Mickey and Friends Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Really cute, love your sentiment :)

Cindy said...

Hi Amber,Oh my this is sooo Flippin' cute!AWESOME job on this specil card for Angelo.SUPER SWEET!!:)

MaryNSC said...

O MY GOSH CUTE CUTE CUTE!!
Gave U another award..:O)

jessica said...

Hi Amber!! This card is so cute! I know Angelo will love it!! The monkey and his extra's are perfect for a little boy :)

Cathryn said...

So cute and that sentiment is awesome!! Angelo will go "banannas" over this card! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)

Kim H said...

Amber,
OMG... your monkey is to darn cute! i love the idea of the flocking for the minkey! clever! Love how you did the sentiment too! Great job...Angelo's family is going to love it!

Charlotte said...

Hi Amber, This is just a precious card. That little monkey is just so cute holding that big banana. A perfect sentiment too. I just know that Angelo will love this.
I am sorry I did not get my card posted this morning. I tried to do it in the Atlanta airport. But I was out of luck. So min did not get posted until late today. I don't want to let all of you on the DT down.
Charlotte

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Very cute card! :-)

Jayne said...

Great card,love the flocking.

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
OK, I have to admit, this card is my favorite (any idea why..tee hee)
I love everything about, what a great sentiment too
Hugs
Stacy

DonnaMundinger said...

How ADORABLE! Love the punny sentiment. Made me LOL. Darling card! xxD

ChatterScene.com said...

SOOO Cute:)

*Star said...

Super cute card! That monkey is so adorable and the sentiment is perfect!! Tfs and have a great day. :)

Touch of Tewshay said...

love your play on words....cute card.

DIANA L. said...

Super cute!

Karen H said...

Amber, this will surely make Angelo smile.. a flocked, Glossy Accented, and googly eyed monkey is such a fantastic idea. Excellent paper choice, too, both in color and design. :o)

Hugs and blessings from your newest follower! :o)

MaryNSC said...

Left U another award... :O)

Scrappy Zeni said...

very cute card Amber! love that little monkey! Angelo is sure to love it!!!

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love this little card... and what a worthwhile cause. I love the WW challenges anyway, but for a card drive it's even higher on my challenge list this week. :)

TFS, Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Amber, super cute monkey and I agree with all the ladies Angelo is sure to love this card!!
Hugs

duendes said...

Hello friend,
adorable card,so cute!!
hugs and blessing.

Christine America Real said...

Hey stop by my blog, I am giving away a Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge to one lucky follower and another prize to the follower's friend. chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Glora said...

I'm looking forward to working with you on the WWDT, Amber! Super cute card! Hugs- Glora

Tara said...

Too cute! This is one of my all time favourite cuts! :)
Tara