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Thursday 2 August 2012

Birthday Monkey

Hello Everyone!

Another crafty mile stone for me, as I can now show you my first make as a Delightful Challenge DT member! Very exciting for me, I have been playing with Wendy's images for the entire month and have been feeling really inspired by them, there's just so much choice! Which is a good thing, as this is a weekly challenge, which I have never been a part of before. I'm curious to see where this DT term takes me! If you'd like to take a look at the images for yourself, you can find a link to the shop and the challenge blog in my right side bar :)

This first challenge is nice and easy, with the theme of "BIRTHDAY". Now, we all need birthday cards in our stash, right? Well, this is the perfect time to add to your collection, because you can win a lovely prize.

We are being sponsored by 

offering a 15 dollar gift voucher for the winner!

And the best thing is, they don't only have markers, but also gorgeous paper pads, stamps, ink, washi tape and much much more! I think I might have a little look around their website myself after I've blogged this post :) 

Everyone in the DT is working with the new August release images for this challenge, I used Birthday Maycee Monkey. What a cute little monkey this is, I thought it would work really well for a kid's birthday card and that's what I did with it. I think the DP really perfectly matches my colouring and the Distress Ink and I'm really happy using up some of the brads I've had since I started crafting! 

I love the bright colours with this image, although I think next time I'd like to try using pastels, just to see what it would look like.

Hope to see you at the challenge, I'm looking forward to see your creations and giving your blog some crafty love in return! Have a great day :) 

* Digital Deligths Birthday Maycee Monkey + circle sentiment, coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noirs
* My Mind's Eye Fine and Dandy True Blue DP
* Tumbled Glass Distress Ink (appropriately a birthday present from my hubs!)
* Orange brads from stash

* Joanna Sheen Challenge (Animal Crackers)
* Use it Tuesday (Uncut Paper --> I've never used these DP sheets, as I always thought they were so bright and busy and would not work with my style of projects. WRONG! Really wished I'd used them sooner now)
* Fashionista Challenge (Baby or Birthday)
* Forever Friends (Anything Goes, but use an animal on your project)
* Truly Madly Crafty (Animals)
* Send a Smile for Kids (Animal cards)
* Saturday Challenge (Bright and Cheerful)
* Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge (Juvenile Birthday)
* Pattie's Creations (Animal or Insect)
* Stampavie and More (Birthday)


  1. Great card hun, love those papers they look fab!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. fantatic work Ciska:)
    Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

  3. oh this is soo cute .. and i just love the fun colours and papers and well done on the DT

    Lisa x
    ps have you seen this new challenge

  4. Great card! I'm working on my innies too!--the insides of the cards! :) Glad you are part of the team!

  5. Such a cute card. Love your use of colors. Denise

  6. What a sweet animal card for a child! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids! Hope to see you back again soon!

  7. Super cute image and gorgeous colours, love your card. Thanks for playing along over at Fashionista this month and good luck,. Carolxx

  8. Just an adorable card - great coloring. Welcome to our team.

  9. Great card, cute image, love the way you coloured him to make it look like fur. Thanks for playing along with us at SAS4Kids, blessing Hilde

  10. what a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for sharing it with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    hugs Kate
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already celebrated with me :)

  11. welcome to the team, your card is adorable

  12. Cute little moonkey. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  13. Very pretty card and I love the inside too!!!! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  14. I love the texture on your monkey and the great LO, cute inside and out! Thank you for joining us @ SAS 4 Kids in our "Animal Cards for Kids" challenge :)

  15. What a lovely card and that monkey... It is so cute!
    Thanks for joining us at the fashionista challenge this month.
    Gr. Samantha

  16. Lovely bright colours and great image. Fab card. Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge.
    Edna x

  17. Your card is really sweet! Hugs, Ani
    P.S. We have a candy over at Card Mania Challenges if you're interested

  18. What a cute card and wonderful citrus colours.
    Hugs Sue W.

  19. I just love this is just too cute. And you have done such a wonderful job of colouring and displaying it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Animal/Insect Challenge....good luck ~ Charlene PC DT