Saturday, 5 January 2013

Monkey Business

Good morning everyone and a big Happy Weekend to you all!  Its so nice to get up and not hear the pitter patter of rain on the window - for how long this will last I don't know. Evidently here in the Northwest of England we have had the most rain, I only hope they are managing to save some so we can avoid a hosepipe ban in the summer lol!

At Card Makin' Mamas it is time for the first challenge of 2013 which is going to be Anything Goes, nice and easy for you all.  Here is my card:


I seem to have a lot of male birthdays around now so I have gone for a male card.  The image is by Rick St Dennis and has been coloured with Copics.  The paper was loose so sorry don't know who it is by but it seemed to echo the background of the image.  The border is a new one I got at Christmas and is MFT.  The balloons and pennant are dies from Lil' Inker and the sentiment is computer generated.

To enter all you need is a card (we are a card making challenge) so go over to the challenge and get your entry in.

Challenges entered:

Crafts 4 Eternity - Something New (my new border die)
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Fairy Tale Challenge - Animals and Pets
Sparkle and Glitter - New Beginnings (I have used a new die)
Forever Friends - Birthdays

We made it to the pictures the other night to see Life of Pi and it was excellent, the 3D effects were brilliant.  Just a quiet weekend for us just a bit of shopping and that's it.  Hope you all have a good weekend whatever you are doing and you can avoid these nasty bugs that are doing the rounds! Thanks for looking and take care xx

52 comments:

Chrissy said...

He is terrific Susan..fabulous colouring and those sunny papers are gorgeous...my photos were retrieved and posted on my blog finally...what a drama!..lol..

Luv CHRISSYxx

julie_woolston said...

Hi Susan what a fabulous card, he's so cute.

Hugs Julie x

Patricia said...

Good Morning Susan, see you have been "Monkeying around" Great fun card, I love the colours
Have a Great Day

Patricia xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,fabulous image and colours.xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Susan. I love that image and the paper works perfectly. The balloons look fabulous too.
I hope you have a good weekend
Hugs Sue

Eileen said...

This is such an eyecatching card Susan. Love your vibrant colour scheme and cute image. Those dies work so well with it too
Eileen x

Alessandra said...

wooow, I luuuuv this card, it looks brilliant! Well done!
Have a lovely crafty weekend!
Hugs, Alessandra :)

Hanna said...

WOW, Susan this is BRILLIANT! I love how the paper matches the background of the stamp so perfectly, looks AMAZING and I love how you've added the twine to the baloons, what a splendid idea!

Have a nice weekend!
hugs,
Hanna

ileana-carmen said...

Hello,
your card iti is very cute.

chrissy xx said...

A FABulous card for the first week of Jan Susan...FABulous colours...FABulous image...LOving your balloons too.
Chrissyxx
We've got our Grand-daughter for TWO days lol..soooo not much of my Crafting going on lol...

Carol said...

A gorgeous sunny card Susan, just the ticket for this time of year. It's dry here too this morning thank goodness. Carol x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Hello Susan, enjoy your quiet weekend.
Your card is fab, love the bright happy colours and that image did make me smile lol
Hugs Kelly

Janette said...

Hi Susan, Hope you enjoyed Christmas and New year, all gone so fast...
Love your creation, really cool, fab design...enjoy the week-end.xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous card Susan. Love the image and gorgeous bright sunny colours.
Have a good weekend
Lorraine x

Judith said...

What a fabulous bright card - I just love the colours - don't know if that monkey scares me just a bit though!! Hugs Judith x

Lizzy said...

OMG he looks just like me! What a fabulous image, love it! xxxx

Claire said...

This is fab and you have coloured the image perfectly. Love the colours too. Hugs, Claire x

Bianca said...

What a super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

monique said...

Fabulous card love your coloring and thr bright colors used.

Thanks for sharing at sparkle and glitter

Monique dt

Viv's Visuals said...

Vibrant sunny fun card - like it lots!

Sharon Sahl said...

Your sunny yellows and gorgeous coloring make a wonderful card for a man! Thanks for joining us at Sparkle and Glitter for the New Beginnings Challenge.

Lisa xx said...

how very sweet, what a gorgeous image, really made me smile! Thank you for joining in with the Forever Friends Monthly challenge xx

Molecraft said...

Just brilliant Susan!
Helen x

Pop's Cards said...

Wow sweetie this is AmAzInG huggles Pops x x x

coops said...

so stunning susan.the image is brilliant and i love your sunshine colours :D

xx coops xx

Glenda Atkins said...
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Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card with a great layout and I love the use of the bakers twine, wonderful colouring too!
hugs
Glenda

Ira Huberts said...

Wow Susan, such a bright, fun, fabulous card, love your beautifully coloured monkey image! Hugs, Ira xox
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aussie aNNie said...

Hi Suzie, I came across your blog through another one and love what I see...funny I thought I was already a member but no, so have now joined as a new member.
This card and image are just fantastic. A gorgeous humorous one and love the colours used...cheers, luv annie...



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Elaine L. said...

This card is amazing! I love the papers you've chosen and that super lay-out! Perfect 'guy' card! thanks for taking part in Rick's Sparkle and Glitter Challenge.

Stephanie said...

Great image & gorgeous card Susan :) x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, your image is beautifully coloured and I love those papers.
Pauline
x

Mad Moose said...

Wow! what a fabulously bright card. Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi xx

Sonia said...

Gorgeous card my dear friend:))
Beautiful image and lovely Bright colors:)
Big hug,
Sonia

pinky said...

Now that's a card that can cheer up a dreary January day Susan. What a great image too. Just love it.

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Susan
A fabulous card love the image and fabulous colour's thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

sallysbitz said...

Such a fab card x
Love the papers, really works well with the image.

Happy New Year x

hugs sally x
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Suzie's Card Den said...

What a great card Susan, I have lots of male birthdays coming up too.
Happy New Year to you.
Hugs
Suzie xx

patty said...

funny card, thanks for enjoying us at fairytale, hugs, patty

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card hun love the bright colours & the balloons look fab!
Hugs Shell xx

Guylaine said...

awesome! This border die is very cute!! Thanks for playing with us this week at Craft 4 Eternity.

My'scardcorner said...

Just catching up Susan Love this one his face sure tells a story.
Myrax

Pia S said...

This is such a fun, cheerful card! Love the vibrant colors and what a cute little monkey face!

michele said...

Fabulous creation :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Aletha J. Williams said...

I love this card. Perfect colors for Rick's image. Thanks for joining us at Sparkle & glitter. We hope to see you again.

Sandy said...

Wow!!! This Monkey looks real!!! Wow!
Sandy

Laura said...

Fab card! The monkey is so beautifully coloured! Thank you for joining in with us at the Forever Friends Monthly Birthday Challenge.
Laura xx

Miranda said...

awesome card, love it, that lovely bright yellow suits the monkey very well
thanks for joining our challenge this week
hugs
Miranda
DT Sparkle and Glitter

Love crafts forever said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for playing our challenge at Sparkle and Glitter.
Hugs Nataliya

Diane J said...

What a lovely fun card. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Monthly 'Birthdays' Challenge. Good luck in the draw and hope to see you again very soon.
Diane x

Nela said...

Totally fabulous!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
xx Nela

Bettina L. said...

This is such a fab birthday card. Love the warm summer colours and the design with the balloons on the string too. Thanks for playing at Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next month for a new challenge. Bettina xx