Thursday, 5 July 2012

Life's A Beach!

Hi Guys! Been trying to get this card finished for a sketch challenge on FaceBook and also add it to Bugaboo's 'All About Seasons' challenge too! Very sorry to those of you who following by email... I'll have to edit this post quite a bit later!!
I'll be back to tell you where to find the freebie font, add more pictures, show you how I made it, (show you a picture anyway...) and to add more challenges, if they are still going on.
Blogger's being very slow this afternoon, I'll be here 'til next Christmas at this rate and I want to get out into the SUN!!! It's that BIG yellow thing out there in the BLUE sky (It won't last) See you later!
**Part Two!! Evening! As I said above, this card was mainly for Chocolate, Coffee and Cards FaceBook Challenge, to use their sketch and to add red. Weeeellll... I used carmine, which is red but slightly a pinker red, but with another twist, it's all done with a Promarker, as you can see by the picture below. I've not used red or black card at all, just edged it with the Promarker. Even so, there's a lot of layers, mostly put together using silicon glue.
I've also 3D-ed the Bugaboo Monkey, by cutting off one of his arms, his tail and his ears! (I'm soooo mean!) and given him my own sea-side background.
The brad, from my stash, has a sun face... might be the only one we get to see this summer, more rain is promised for the rest of the week!! (I'll be growing webbed feet at this rate!!)
All the backing papers are off-cuts from my Pink Petticoat bits and pieces folder. (Throw Nothing away-give nothing back yo-ho-ho me hearties yo-ho-ho!)
The swirly paper has been embossed with a Cuttlebug Heart folder (To go with the heart on the monkeys bum and the tiny hearts on the lighter paper) I've also used my crab punch and for the first time ever, the tiny little dolphin punch. (I must have had that five years or more!)
Then just to add a bit of interest in the other corners, I've add a few tiny gems, fixed on using my Quickie Glue Pen.
To finish off I did a bit mock stitching. Even the red (carmine) ribbon loops are made of paper and coloured with a Promarker.
The font is a freebie. It's called, very appropriately, Janda Silly Monkey (Y'see I don't just throw these posts together, they are carefully planned... and if you believe that you're a monkey's uncle....) by Kimberly Geswein and yes! there is a monkey!!! I love the monkey! (see the monkey inside the card...don't strain your glass eye, make the picture bigger!) You can download the font HERE (other sites are available!)
New Follower! Hi and a big ((WAVE)) to Cheryl, who hasn't a link... yet! That's it for now. Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. Cute card! Love the little dolphin/whale cutouts in the corners! And the crabs too! They totally add to the beachy vibe of this card.

  2. so pretty card, amusing monkey ))
    hugs, Helena

  3. What a cheeky monkey! So cute :)
    Hope you enjoyed the sun :D

  4. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles challenges for our * Summer Fun * challenge.

    Hope you will join us again, good luck in the draw.
    Hugs Shaz x

  5. I love this. What a great sentiment and your coloring is fantastic . Thanks so much for joining us at Bugaboo this week

  6. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  7. fab fun card, Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Gorgeous card Lyn and a great sketch too. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs Teresa xx

  9. Hi Lyn. You have cheered me up. Love your card's they are fantastic and your posts make me smile. Caroline xxx

  10. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Seasonal Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  11. Such a cutie of a card. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our ' Use a Digi' challenge... Hope you come and join us again next week.
    Choccy x

  12. Lyn, thank you so much for guiding us to the cute monkey font!!! Your card is so adorable!!!

  13. Wonderful card Happy crafting Ginny ♥

  14. Fab card. Love this image. Thank you for joining us at Sparkles this month.
    Debbie x

  15. Oh wow Lyn that is gorgeous and I love your image hes so cute, and the whole card design is just stunning.
    Love your cow image to. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  16. gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Summer challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments! Gemma :)

  17. Fab card :) Thanks for joining in with us at Papertake Weekly - Jane x

  18. Fabulous card .. thanks for joining us at Crafty sentiments this week for our summertime challenge
    Lisa x

  19. Such a cute card!!! Thanks for participating in our Chocolate,Coffee and Cards challenge this week! Hope to see you again next week!!!

  20. Love the card Lyn! Brought a smile to my face. He looks a very cheeky chappie. Lovely bright colours too.

    Colette ;) xx

  21. what a cute card... image and sentiment are great!
    thanks for sharing your card with us at cupcake craftroom


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