Monday, January 29, 2018

Cat Mail.

Our youngest grandson likes to receive mail in the post just for him so I have been sending him a card each week and enclosing jokes for him to enjoy.We are currently on animal jokes and for the card I'm showing here we were on the letter M so it was Moles, Monkeys and Mice. Up till now I had been using up old  notelet cards with cats on the front (as he loves cats)  but have now run out of those so have had to resort to making my own cards up. I have a pile of pre-designed card blanks in my stash which I  uncovered in my recent Craft Room clear out so have started using them for the card base. I also found some Daisy & Dandelion ready stamped designs which came free in Simply Cards & Papercraft magazine a while ago with some cat images in amongst them. Perfect!

Here is the card I sent.


I coloured (using my promarkers)  the image independent of the card base and then realised it went quite well with it as I had gone round the design using a gold gel pen and used shades of brown on the cat.  Then I realised it would also fit the largest of my Xcut Hexagon dies which again worked perfectly with the base. Sorted!!

Now I just know your dying to know what jokes I enclosed so here are just 3 of them.
Remember they are for a nine yr old though.

Q.       How does a Mole write to his friends?
A.       By E-Mole.

Q.       What did the Monkey say  when he cut off his tail?
A.       It  won't be long now.

Q.       How does a Mouse feel after it takes a shower?
A.       Squeaky clean.

I did warn you!!!!!

And on that happy note I'm entering into the following challenges:
Crafty Creations #359 Anything goes.
Creative Moments #135 Anything goes/no twist.
Country View Challenges # Anything goes.
Crafts Galore # Anything goes.
Crafty Girls Creations #43 Anything goes.
The Crafty Addicts. #44 Anything goes.



31 comments:

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card,Valery.Love the cute image and the colouring.

Gr,Sylvia x

Jane said...

Awww what a lovely thing to do Mrs A...your grandson must so look forward to getting his super cards and laughing at the jokes! xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a fantastic card. What a lovely idea to do that for your grandson. I bet he enjoys his weekly post. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Margreet said...

Great card with a cat for your grandson. The hexagon die matches the background papers perfectly. So nice of you to send him a card every week and that jokes are too funny for a 9-year-old boy!
xxx Margreet

Aquarius said...

What a lovely idea to send these cards, the jokes are worthy of going into crackers!! Love them. I remember Daisy and Dandelion and have some stamps somewhere which haven't seen the light of day for years.

scrAPpamondo said...

Your grandson would be happy for his mail and for the love you give him :) Adorable card for him!
Hugs

Kathleen said...

Well when it comes to Grandson's looks like you are just a tad dafter then me! Well maybe more than a tad.
How fabulous though, super card for him and he will love it, super cat.
There is HunkyDory image that says "If I'd have known that Grandchildren could be so much fun, I would have had them first"

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

What a lovely thing to do Valery, I can remember the thrill of receiving an envelope through the post that was just for me. They are so rare these days as most things are done by text or email.

Sue xx

Claire said...

Aww bless, what a super idea for your grandson to cherish and enjoy. He'll have such happy memories, Mrs A I think this is priceless. The card is purrrfect and I just love silly jokes, you can't beat a smile a day x

Chris said...

What a lovely Grandma you are! Such a fun thing to do for your grandson, bet receiving your cards are the high spot of his week! So much nicer than a text!
Thank you for sharing your cute card with us at Creative Moments.
Chris
x

Sue said...

What a brilliant card Mrs A, and I love bad jokes! Your grandson must really look forward to his weekly card. Thanks so much for sharing with us (especially the jokes) at Country View Crafts, and have a very happy week. Sue xx

Greta said...

You are such a great grandma--love that you send him his own cards every week! This is just adorable & he must feel so special! You've reminded me of my college days (900 miles from home) when I often found an envelope from my dad in my mailbox with a small check & a Marmaduke comic clipped out of our local paper. Always the highlight of my week!

Lynda Hall said...

Very sweet! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes Challenge
DT Lynda x

Brenda in IN said...

I love that you do this for him! I used to call my grands with a joke every week and they loved it so I know he likes the jokes and loves the cards you make especially for him. This card is so cute. I love his bright red patch!

Valerija said...

Very nice card. Love the cute image.
Valerija xx

Andree said...

A super cute card and a wonderful idea to match the topper shape to the background.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore January Challenge “Anything Goes”. Happy New Year and good luck x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Valery, what a wonderful idea and especially the jokes..well they made me smile. Your card is so sweet, I'm sure your little grandson love it, Kate x x

Liz said...

Super card for your grandson, Mrs A and what a great idea to send cards and jokes to him. Thanks for sharing the jokes. :-) xx

Ella said...

Purrrfect! Meow! :))

Cara said...

Dare I say the card is better than the jokes! Fab card, I bet he loved it x

terrie said...

What fun to share your skills at card making and mailing it your grandson..I do the same with my grand children.
Great looking card...tfs

Sue said...

Aww such a fabulous thing to do Mrs A!!! and the card is so cute huggles Sue xx

KandA said...

Super card Mrs A and your jokes did make me chuckle xx

MagsB said...

What a great card, Mrs A! The card base is lovely, and I love the little cat! How satisfying that your hexagon die fit it! As Hannibal in The A Team never quite said - 'I love it when a card comes together!'

love Mags B x

Linda Harris said...

LOL x Love your card.

Karenladd said...

This post made me smile for so many reasons. First of all, I love that you are sending fun mail to your grandson, and that you are also including a joke or two (or three). I'm all grown up now but I still love going out to the mailbox to find some snail mail to enjoy. Secondly, I love that you are using up old stash for these cards, and that you also ended up finding the perfect use for your hexagon die. This is an adorable card and I just know he'll love it.

You've inspired me to make up a card and send one to my own granddaughter, who loves to make cards and write messages inside them for friends and family.

Mac Mable said...

Such a lovely thing to do for your grandson Anne. I bet he loves them?...I love this card and the hexagon adds a further layer of interest. Fun card and such fun jokes too x

Di said...

Brilliant card and what a fun idea as well! Those jokes tickled me - just about my punching weight!

Hugs

Di xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Hahah! The little man will love the jokes =)
The card is so fun! Love the image.
But the best of all is the idea with the one card a week for your Grandson, I really love this!
Thank you for joining in with our January challengen at Country View Challenges!
Evelyn

Elizabeth Hart said...

So adorable and what a fun post this time. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Merry said...

HHaha, i bet he loves those jokes and the special card.