Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cheeky Monkey

Firstly HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY to all my Aussie mates.  We had an absolute scorcher here today (41.5C or 107F), in fact we're in a record breaking heatwave (the definition of a heatwave is five days over 35C) we're on the fourth day over 38C... with the next FIVE days forecast 38+, two of them over 42C!!!  I love my air conditioner :-)
The stamp I have to show you today is another one just released by CC Designs, available now over at All That Scraps.  This is "Monkey Zoo", reference to the good old birthday song: Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you look like a monkey, and you live in a zoo" (or "and you look like one too" if you're feeling particularly mean, lol)
I still haven't quite worked out where to take my photos now (with my previous "space" taken up with new furniture), so again the photos are a little bit dark - apologies :-)  It's certainly not dark where I'm taking them, but the furniture is black and seems to throwing the camera off a bit.
The Gem of a Challenge theme is this great sketch... I love a good sketch! Craft Your Passion  has a Colour Bingo challenge (which I thought was pretty cool!), I've used the first line with the pink purple and green, though there's yellow orange and brown in there too - so you pick!  The image panel is cut with Nestabilities Labels Three, the mats are from American Crafts card in Salmon, inked up with purple Kaisercraft ink.  I coloured my cheeky monkey with Copics, adding some Stickles to his party hat and around the edge of the sentiment (which is computer generated).
Deep Ocean Challenge has Sparkling/Glitter as its theme so I'm entering there, and Papertake Weekly has Happy Highlights (highlight something with glitter or gloss etc) so I'm entering there too.
The papers are a digital download from Gina Jane, I got a slightly different kit to the one I've linked, but both the gorgeous papers are in the linked kit.  Stamptacular Sunday Challenge has Seeing Spots as their challenge, so I'm entering there.
Crazy 4 Challenges  theme is For a Child's Birthday, so my little monkey's there too.
  The inside of the card is finished with papers from the front, and a sentiment from CC Designs Birthday Logo Sentiments set just released, cut with Nestabilities Scalloped Circles, matted on another Scalloped Circle then matted on a Lacey Circle (also from Nestabilities).  The pearls are from my stash, the little cupcakes on the inside are from the Gina Jane kit sized down to scale and popped up on foam dots.
Bizzy BecsCupcake Craftroom and Simon Says Challenge all have Anything Goes themes, so I'll be entering there too.  Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamies inspiration over at the All That Scraps Blog, too cute!  I'll be back tomorrow with another review for All That Scraps, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Joey said...

WOW Donna, I could sure do with a bit of sun, not sure I could cope daily with temps that high though!. This is a gorgeous card, fabulous layout. Joey xx

Tracey T said...

Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous - it's been snowing again here today! Another fabulous card, Donna - love the colours. xx

catherine said...

This is a fab card and I wish I had some of your sunshine. Uk cold and wet!!. Lovely colours you have used. Happy Australia Day to you
x catherine

Gemma said...

Absolutely gorgeous, great colours & such a cute little image too....

Thanks for playing along at A Gem of a Challenge & good luck!!
hugs and xxx

Mimi said...

WOW! what an adorable card!! just love the pastels, awesome details and dimensions! the cupcakes inside are just too cute!! have a great weekend! ;D

Lisa said...

Hi Donna, Gorgeous card! I love the pretty colour combo and cute image.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Lisa x

Bettina L. said...

This is one very lovely colourful birthday card. Love the cupcakes and that monkey too. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Jenny said...

A gorgeous card. i really like the papers used. The image is so cute and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Kelly said...

Happy Australia Day to you too Donna (from a fellow Aussie!). Love your card; great layers and fab colouring! Your monkey is too cute!
Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs Challenges, hugs Kelly xxx

Anonymous said...

Awww,he's a cutie.Lovely papers too.Really pretty colours.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Franz♥ said...

What amazing work, love colors and the lovely image!

Thanks for playing along with us at Deep Ocean last fortnight, hope to see your lovely works again for today's challenge.

Hugs, Franz.

debby4000 said...

Aww he is so cute Donna, adorable card.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.