Friday, November 21, 2014

Monkey Business

Happy Friday!  This week we have our final challenge of the year from Chrismtas Stampin' All Year Long.  It's kind of a sad time for me, as it is also going to be my last challenge as part of the Design Team.  So many other things I need and want to do, so I have to step down. : (  
The last challenge of the year is Anything Goes.  We are going to have 4 winners this week with prizes from 4 of the sponsors we have had throughout the year.  So, come on and play along!  We are also going to have 3 winners picked at random from comments on each of the DT blogs.  So that is 7 winners in all this week!  You can see a list of all the sponsors with their prizes and the list of blogs to visit when you stop by the CSAYL blog.  
Here's the hop list:
Heather Mills (that's me!)
I created my card with an adorable little monkey from Meljen's Designs (one of our fabulous sponsors this year).  Isn't he cute?
I had the image sitting on my desk and decided to color him up.  I stamped a hat from a JustRite Stampers set, colored it and cut it out.  Then I added some white flocking powder to the brim and pompom and attached it to the monkey's head.  It is a perfect fit and looks like it belongs on the image.  I made a little snow globe and filled it with some chunky glitter.  Due to some not-planning ahead issues (anyone else ever have those?) the image was off center in the globe, but I made it look intentional by curving a clear sentiment and stamping it inside the globe.  Problem solved!

Thanks so much for stopping by, specially those of you that came for the Blog Hop/Final Challenge from CSAYL.

Challenges:
Raisin Boat #29--Christmas & Holiday
Cutie Pie Challenge--Furry Festive Friends
Treasured Times #290--anything goes
YNS #2--sketch

YNSSketch-2
Card Mania Challenge #60--use a digi
Through the Purple Haze #68--use lace, ribbon or twine
Our Daily Bread Designs #218--Blessings Word Challenge; use at least 4 letters of the word blessings (I used S-Sentiment, S-Snowflakes, I-ink, G-Gumdrops, S-snow globe)
Crafting By Designs--Get ready for Christmas
Crafter's Cafe #91--anything goes
Divas By Design--Let is Snow
Sugar Pea Designs #11--winter wishes


Supplies:
Stamps: Meljen's Designs "Monkey Toes" digi; Verve "Merry & Bright" sentiments; JustRite Stampers "Applique Christmas Labels One" hat
Dies: PTI "Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe", "Fancy Flakes"; Sweet 'n' Sassy snowflake dies (the two smaller ones)
YNS red gumdrops

41 comments:

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Great take on the sketch. Love your little sock monkey and the shaker card.

nini78 said...

beautiful card, thanks for the final challenge
hugz
Nini
www.scrapbynini.fr

Karen said...

Oh what a CUTE card!! Smiles.
I'm visiting from Stampin' All Year Long and it's such a pleasure seeing your wonderful makes.xx

Mary Marsh said...

this is so cute-I love how you have the little Christmas monkey sitting in the snow globe

Gail said...

Oh Heather your card is so adorable - who wouldn't want to receive that lovely creation! Have a lovely break - Merry CHristmas!

Teresa said...

This monkey is so sweet and I love your take on the sketch to create a snowglobe xx

Julie E said...

Ackkkk what a great way to tie in the YNS sketch!!! So happy to see you playing along.
And I see that this is your last CSAYL challenge, I imagine bittersweet.

Linda said...

Adorable card! Thank you for joining the challenge at Raising Boat with your adorable card.

Susan Kennedy said...

This is WONDERFUL!!! Love that image.. Love your shaker!! Just perfect!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call Until Nov. 22nd)

Tracy Penney said...

Heather what a great way to use the sketch. Your card is too cute. Thanks for joining our current Sketch/Colour challenge at Your Next Stamp.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love shaker cards! This is adorable! Your little monkey is so cute!

Lisa :) said...

adorable card!!

Mynn xx said...

This is darling, Heather! LOVE the fun image and the great shaker, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

kleidosbastelstueble said...

hey... this is sweet and funny. A very nice Card :-)

Hugs Doris

Susan Renshaw said...

Gorgeous little monkey - great card!!

Andrea said...

Super card, soooo cute.... Thanks for joining us this week at TTPH

Andrea DT

fiona henderson said...

Sorry your leaving you DT...but sometimes real life takes first place to crafting.....well another super cute card...

Fiona DT
TTPH

Darcy Schroeder said...

Such a great shaker/snow globe card!! I love glitter so this is a fav card of mine!!! Cute monkey and I love how you made him come to life!! Thanks for joining us at Through the Purple Haze Challenges!! Good luck with your adventures!!
Hugs
Darcy

Dawn said...

Cute card. Sadly our limit on challenge entries is 10 but thanks for joining in with our Lace, Ribbon and Twine challenge at TTPH anyway.
hugs
Dawn TTPH DT xx

Karen Hasheck said...

Visiting from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long. Cute card! I am now your newest follower and would love it if you visited my blog and became a follower too. http://karenskreativekards.blogspot.com/

Lillian A said...

Very cute and a great idea to put this little monkey inside a snow globe! Sure to bring a smile to the recipient of this card!

julieprice3 said...

Very sweet, thanks for a fab challenge
Hugs Julie P

Marie B. said...

Super cute, and I love that it's a "real" snow globe, lol! :)

Heather said...

So sorry to miss the limit. I was thinking it was 13 instead of 10. I will make sure I check better next time. Thanks for stopping by.

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Love the snow globe - great card

Dee said...

Very cute! Love that image!

Cara Malmrose said...

How cute! I love your snow globe! Love the little monkey too with his Santa hat!

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Debi said...

That's so sweet. I love it! Nice save... adding the sentiment like that. Add the hat is too perfect. Must be a one size fits all stamp. Great job! TFS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a sweet shaker and globe card, Heather!! Adorable!! Thanks for sharing with us at ODBD!!

Dorothy S said...

So cute and sparkly!

Brenda B said...

Very sweet little guy! Love the Santa hat and the glitter! Thanks for all of the "Punchlings" love last week, I get to return the favour to you today from CSAYL, sorry to hear you're stepping down though.

Hugs
Brenda B

Kathie said...

Very cute card Heather, it looks like a snow shaker. Very pretty.
Hugs
Kathie

Alison Barlow said...

This is so cute, Heather. That image is adorable and I love your colour combo.
Alison x

flossbite said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe this week.
Hugs
Fiona DT x

Cornelia W said...

LOVE your monkey snow globe!

Zora said...

Great snow globe and a cute stamp.

Bunny said...

So sorry you're leaving. Your card is very cute. I love the flock and the nice dies that you used. That red and white really pops.

Susan Sieracki said...

I am a HUGE fan of snow globes and this one is fantastic. I love the monkey!

Brenda said...

Adorable! I love the sock monkey and your shaker is perfect!

Helen said...

Gorgeous card, Heather. Can't believe it was our last one for the year - the time has gone so quickly!

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x