Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Back to Basics with Sock Monkey

Hello Blog friends - I am going back to basics here - very basic - but I could not resist creating this card when I found this paper tucked away deeply in my RAKs container - from my days of being on Splitcoast Stampers and in the Twisted Sistah's - anyone else remember the Sock Monkey??

Seemed to be the perfect paper for a baby boy card - the sentiment is from Darkroom Door and the twine from Spellbinders - it really did not need more (in my opinion) - the monkeys are doing all of the work on this one LOL!  I have cut the card base and patterned paper using the A2 Curved Matting Basics Spellbinders® Nestabilities® Card Creator and the  Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing Machine.     I have also used Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Crafty Foam Tape and E-Z Adhesive Runner.

I have to give you a close up of the Teddy Bear embellishment - a lovely RAK from Camilla Sheridan.  I have painted it and tried to give it a rustic look - how cute is it - it has a very high chance of being used on a layout with my Grandson on it - no surprises there!

This card is linked to the following challenges:
2 Creative Chicks - Anything Goes
Animal Friends Challenge - Hat, scarves or gloves
Not Just Cards Challenge - Anything Goes
Country View Crafts' Challenge - The Colour Blue
Karleigh Sue Challenge - One for the Boys
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Anything goes with Patterned Paper
Just Keep On Crafting - Anything Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!
{{{Hugs}}} and happy creating!


  1. This is beautiful. Although you think it is simply, I like it very much! Thank you for joining the challenge of Creative Craft Cottage. Hugs, Cindy

  2. Linda, I love monkeys and I love this fun card which is so bright and cheerful, love it. Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  3. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Karleigh Sue Challenge hugs Sue DT xx

  4. Great fun card and thanks for sharing with us in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. We would love to see you again and good luck in the draw. Nice teddy also. Jennifer DT member xx

  5. Just lovely! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Hope to see you again :) Mary DT member x

  6. So cute. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  7. Gorgeous card - thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart and good luck!

    Helen x

  8. A great card - thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage.

    Helen x

  9. This is fab Linda, a lovely fun card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Country View Crafts, and have a great weekend. Sue x


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