Friday, December 14, 2012

Cheeky Little Monkeys!

It's Samm's turn to set the challenge for the Daring Cardmakers this week and this one is definitely a bit "off the wall"!, She says:

"...well, it's International Monkey Day today, 14th December, so what better way to celebrate than to set a challenge to include some   Monkeys  on your cards this week"
We also have a lovely treat for one lucky Linker to start 2013 off with a 
£10 Gift Voucher
to spend at
 Our last challenge of 2012 is on the 21st Dec, but  you'll be able to add links for this and next weeks' challenges right up to the first dare of 2013 going live on January 4th - that means you have three weeks to make a card for either (or both), add your links and be in with a chance of winning some lush new stash from The Ribbon Reel to get your new year crafting off to a flying start.

The team have come up with some fab cards - they are just amazing at rising to a challenge that initially makes you go "whhhhaaaaaa>"
My own first thought was to check out my "library" of templates from Crafty Templates - Leo often adds some really quirky designs to the kits so I checked back through the archives and found this "Monkey in a Tutu"!
I cut the various layers with my Craft Robo, mirroring some to make the back view of the monkey, then added a length of silver thread between the layers so that she twirls in the aperture.
I used:
Image: Monkey in a Tutu from Crafty Templates (September 2010)
Papers: Everyday Eclectic 6x6 (Echo Parl)
Bazzill Card (Brown, Ecru, Pink, Black, White
Silver thread
Dies: Spellbinders Nesties Circles, plain
Craft Robo: to cut the monkey and also the fluted circle background for the sentiment
PC generated sentiment

Visit  the Daring Cardmakers blog to see lots more cheeky little monkeys this week - we hope you'll join in and have a bit of fun with this challenge!

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Kaz said...

Genius Kathy!! I love it, she's socute xxx

Lythan said...

Aw - what a sweet little monkey :)

Hazel said...

I love the way the cute monkey swings in the aperture - lovely fun card x

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

That monkey is really sweet, and making her twirl in an aperture is a great idea x

Miri said...

Your card is so cute! I love it that the monkey looks so nice from BOTH sides. What a cool effect!

Rein said...

Cute card Kathy!

Gez said...


Just LOVE her little pink frock xx