Sunday, 10 June 2018

The Library Challenge - Where the Wild Things Are

The new Library Challenge  is Where the Wild Things Are and I was surprised to discover how old this book is (1963) as I don't remember it from my own childhood or even from when my oldest child was little. But my youngest son (now 11) ...this was one of his favourites! (Apparently Barack Obama is a big fan of this book too.)

For my first card I stamped, masked and coloured some wild things (although the wild things in the book are monsters)  from a MFT set. I used a Dymo to create the sentiment, which is a quote from the book. Actually, I did the quote from memory but then felt the need to check it - turns out there are two published versions, one that uses the word 'begin' and the other 'start'.
I'd like to enter:
The Male Room - Little Boys
Shopping Our Stash  favourite things - I love masking and stamping to create a scene (the stamps are MFT too)
Creative with Stamps  cute animals
Passion for Promarkers  summer fun





My second card isn't new ...it was a Valentine's card I made for my son in 2016 and was posted to my blog then. This photo was taken at the time but I recently found the original in the bottom of my son's wardrobe along with old school projects etc.  I used a die-cut monster and boat and another quote from the book.

According to a new study, the hallowed practice of bedtime reading is falling by the wayside — and that some quarter of a million children do not own a single book. This is a terrible shame, as regular bedtime stories have been shown to increase children’s performance in school, and are also awesome and can help create strong lifetime bonds, both with literature and with parents.


I'd love it if you popped over to The Library and entered the challenge.



17 comments:

Linda Mc Enery said...

This is wonderful Marina! I thought I'd never heard of that book, but the picture at the end of your post tugged on 'something' deeply hidden in my brain. Now I'm not so sure.

Love your card! Your jungle creatures are gorgeous and I can almost hear the rumpus starting!! Thanks for sharing this with us at Passion for Promarkers!
Linda

Mac Mable said...

I haven't heard of the book either but it sure looks like fun...just like your two cards. Loving the sentiments on both of them too x

Ros Crawford said...

What fun and fabulous cards... I don't know either book ...maybe I'm too old

Crafting Queen said...

Great cards!

Crafty KJ said...

Such a fun card and those little animals are fab! Love the way you've added the sentiment- a great CAS style card. Thanks for joining in with this week's challenge at Passion for Promarkers. Hugs, Karen xx

Heidi Stamps said...

A fun book for your theme and I love both cards! The wild rumpus looks like a normal day at my house.

Chana Harris said...

This is a definite "10" on the cute-o-meter! Your sentiment is great and I love the very organic nature of this design. I had forgotten about this book as well until it appeared on one of President Obama's summer reading lists that he use to post on Twitter and FB!

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Deborah Frings said...

The jungle rumpus card is just superb! Love your colouring. Thanks so much for playing along with our Little Boys theme at The Male Room. Deborah, DT.

PS I think The Wild Things is fab and your Valentine card is awesome!!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely card for our challenge this time at Passion for Promarkers, thank you for joining us.
Lorraine DT

SmilynStef said...

I adore those fun little monsters

Donna said...

Two fun and adorable cards, isn't it fun to look back at a card we made years ago!

Mimi said...

Such cute cards-- both of them. Terrific use of quotes from the book. I remember it as "begin" also, but we have 3 copies in the library-- I'm going to look today to see if we have two versions! Interesting! Thank you for sharing at SOS, too!

Jane said...

Oh I love your fun animal band, perfect for a little boy. Thanks for linking up at The Male Room.

Maria said...

Oh, such fun cards...so cute!!

The Crafty Den said...

What a fantastic card Marina. I love the cute animal images and your colouring is perfect. Great idea to use your Dymo for the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week and good luck in the prize draw. Hugs, Denise x

Carol L said...

I don't recall the book, but the card is just too cute with those critters marching and playing music! Adorable Valentine too!!

Nonni said...

Two amazing makes! I don't know this MFT set -the critters are adorable! I hope to play along in your library challenge now again when I'm on my holidays.