Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New Baby Card

I have been wanting to join in with Libby's "From Courtney's Closet" challenges on her blog for the longest time. I have very bad timing for missing them. Actually for missing most things, but with this in mind I tried really hard for her Anniversary challenge. It worked in my favor too as I was able to chose from the whole years challenges to pick out a favorite. Well I just had to choose the cute little monkey outfit from back in November 2008 it was #23.

I have been itching to try out this punch monkey I found on Heather's blog You actually have to go down to her archive list and click on January to find it as I didn't realise how long ago I had first spotted it. There is a video you can watch which lists all of the punches you will need as she goes. All the punches she uses are SU. I was missing a few originally which is why it has taken me a while. I just joined her current punch club. So much fun and the projects are so cool. Anyway back to the card.

Cardstock is: choc chip, creamy caramel, handsome hunter, cameo coral & ruby red
Cuttlebug folder: D'vine swirls
Other punches: Extra Giga scallop circle punch, SU scallop edge punch
The leafy vine is from Quickuts. However it is slightly too thin to go through my cuttlebug so I had to pad it out with some cardboard to make it cut. To make the monkey look like a girl I used red grossgrain ribbon, I just tied one knot and rounded the ends with my scissors to make it look like a bow then attached it with a glue dot.

While we are on the subject of monkeys my friend Gabby sent me a RAK this week she sent me this awesome card and inside was the cutest gorilla stamp. I just love it, isn't he cute. Thank you once again for him Gabby, he's awesome and so is the card.
Thanks for looking


Libby Hickson said...

Oh my gosh Nic this is ADORABLE!! What a fun idea for using the punches!! Thanks SO MUCH for playing!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

adorable punched out monkey!

Sonya said...

Oh wow I LOVE the card you made and the gorilla stamp is awesome!! gorilla stamps are hard to find.

Anonymous said...

Super cute monkey... : )