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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Cheeky Birthday Monkey

Coffee of the Day - French Vanilla

This is one of the rare, few monkey cards you will ever ever see on my blog. they scare the ever lovin' crap out of me. and this one was one of the worst! ack! the card took almost 4 days to complete because I kept getting freaked out while painting that fella. yep. I can take on spiders and snakes with no problem whatsoever, but do NOT EVER get me near primates of any kind.

so of course, my youngest son has wanted one as a pet for ages..... sigh...and his birthday is next week. so being the  most excellent, loving mom that I am, I cast my fears aside (not really!), and made him a monkey card. it took many texts to hubby to get me through it, but it is finished. now to just get it in the mail on Monday along with his gift. phew. that is DONE! ;)


I remembered I had this image in my files from Rick St. Dennis when I was making the Autumn Bear card last week. that man has got a ton of talent! you can find just about anything and everything in his digital art store - from zombies to angels to monkeys to art deco styled glamorized women.

papers are from the Basic Grey Life of the Party collection and little flower is Petaloo. monkey image was fussy cut, and die behind it is by Spellbinders. vintage buttons, ticket, grosgrain ribbon, and washi tape are from my stash. I added some little border dots with a marker, spica glitter pen accents to the tassel on the hat, and homemade enamel dots to complete the card.

I sure hope he enjoys the only monkey card he will probably ever get from me. grins!

enjoy your day!

Challenges:
Creative Corner - party time
Crafting From the Heart - anything goes
Craftin' Desert Divas - fave color combos (pink and kraft go with EVERYTHING, even masculine cards!)
Crafty Ribbons - Happy Birthday with ribbon
Pile it On - birthday
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - boys to men
Crafting by Designs - Let's Celebrate
Fan-tastic Tues - anything square or rect. goes plus bright & colorful
Craft Your Passion - anything goes
Hiding in My Craft Room - freestyle
Scrapper's Delights - anything goes or animals (I am not sure from the post, but either way I have it covered)

19 comments:

Bad Kitty said...

great card
hugs
have a nice day

Creations by Shirl said...

Hi Jen!
Thanks for popping over my blog, it's been a while since I came by and I haven't forgotten you...LOL!
Love love your cheeky monkey - his face makes me smile..... great card!
Enjoy your wonderful weekend my friend....

Golden Goddess Designs said...

you did a great job despite your fear of monkeys! He will love it!

Alicia

Elizabeth Hart said...

You might fear the monekey but you nailed the card!

Michelle said...

Another fantastic card. Great with the papers you used.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card! Despite all your fear it turned out great! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a fun card! I know he'll love it - especially if he knows about your monkey fear!

cotnob said...

Such a fun card Jennifer, a fabulous image and perfect papers.
Well done for overcoming your fear.
Pauline
x

applejack cards by sue said...

A brilliant card, especially as the image is outside your comfort zone. I totally get you.. I have some clowns to colour Eeeek!!!!!!
Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT xx

sue k said...

Great card, I'm sure that your son will love it. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

Sue - HIMCR DT
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

crafty said...

Super,fun card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner.
Mary

*Vicki* said...

Jennifer, I have to agree with you about monkeys!! For some reason they really bother me! I honestly don't know why. I can honestly say that I don't have a single monkey within my stamp collection...I just don't bother with them at all! LOL!! But having said this, I am proud of you over-coming this for your son and it turned out fun with the papers, colors and I really like your ticket accent in there too! :)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Oh my Jennifer, this is certainly different! I love that image & all the great detail you've included!
Fantastic!
Hugs
Dawn xx

Lena's Creations said...

Your son is going to love this card! It was worth struggling through your fears to make it :-)
Thanks for joining in the fun at Hiding in My Craft Room.
♥ Lena – DT
Lena’s Creations

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous and thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday crafty hugs Judith DT x

aussie aNNie said...

BRILLIANT. love this gorgeous creation and the beautiful colours... {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Joann Williams said...

Awesome! Love the monkey!! The colors are so bright and fun! Thank you for stopping by Jo's Scrap Shack and playing along in our challenge this week!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Thank you for joining us at Jo's this week for Funday Friday.
Tina DT

Scrapper69 said...

Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Craftin Desert Diva's!

Theresa (CDD DT)
Theresa’s Crafty Creations