Tuesday, 29 April 2008

A Circle Journal entry

This is a layout I did for a circle journal - the CJ theme is 'I Love Disney' and this CJ is all about High School Musical (which I have to admit I just LOVE!!!). For the layout I used some of the Dovecraft Retro Paper Pack. I used one of the papers for the background and cut out and layered some flowers on foam pads to create embellishments. There are loads of lovely papers in these packs! Thanks for looking.

Katy x

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Collage Stamps

Here is a little 4x4 gift tag card again with some gorgeous papers by Laura Ashley, traditional range.. matted onto cardstock.
I have also used the Collage Stamps in the top right corner.. and the whole range can be seen HERE

Marlene x

Thursday, 24 April 2008

Birthday card

A quick and easy card, using these great value Dovecraft 'Retro' papers. To make the flower, I cut 3 flower images from one of the sheets of paper and layered them up. I finished the card off with a stamped greeting mounted with 3d foam and a co-ordinating Dovecraft brad. Hope you like it :).

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Maya Rd Mini book

I made this little photo display from a Maya Road accordian book. This is a real bargain bit of home decor as the book is only £2.75 and all I needed to complete it were a few stickers and some paper from my scraps box. This is a really versatile little book - would be great as a mini album and also to hang vertically if you punched some holes in the top and threaded with ribbon.

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

New High Hope Stamps now in stock

This card has been made using some of the new High Hope Stamps that are now in stock. Stamps used for this card: Mary J Teacher Angel, School background and Teachers Desk. I stamped the School background multiple times on the background paper. These stamps would be fab for those end of term cards for your children's teachers. Don't forget to check out all the other fantastic stamps in this range.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Scrapbook Page - Bubble Fun

This is the first Scrapbook page I have ever made. The pictures are of my little girl Danni on her 3rd Birthday having lots of bubble fun in our garden. I have used Karen Foster April 12" x 12" Scrapbook paper. Check out this great range as we stock all the monthly papers. I have also used lots of co-ordinating Bazzill Bling for the lettering and to mount the pictures. The letters were cut on my Cricut using Mickey's Font cartridge. I then run them through my cuttlebug using the Spots and dots embossing folder to continue the bubble theme. I printed the text in word and mounted. The flower splats and fibres are from my kind friend Lim. Other accessories: Buttons from my stash & bubble sticks!

Sunday, 20 April 2008

A "Cosmic" Layout!

Here is a double layout I made with this month's Design Team kit. Made with gorgeous Cherry Arte Cosmic Energy patterned papers and Bazzill cardstock. These are very versatile papers as they are double-sided - here I have used both sides of the 'Space View' paper on one LO. I've also incorporated the tickets from our visit and a souvenir embroidered patch I bought while we were there. As soon as I saw these I knew they were perfect for this LO of Kennedy Space Center; they would also be great colours for Disney pages too :). Hope it was worth the wait! See you soon, Katy xxx

Mix 'm up

Already told you how versatile the Laura Ashley paper range is, and in this card I wanted to show you that the Contemporary and Traditional range also combine soo great together :)

Marlene x

Friday, 18 April 2008

Cherry Arte Scrapbook Paper

Papers used: Cherry Arte "Kitty Lou - Sweet Blossoms". Check out the gorgeous range of Cherry Arte here. Bazzill Bling Blank Cheque, In the Pink & Emerald City : Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing Folder. Added a real fly and fish brad! Image coloured with my Prismacolour pencils with sansador and paper stumps to blend. Also used my Sakura stardust pen and Twinkling H2O for the water. The lettering was cut from the Mickey and Friends cartridge on my Cricut.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

A girl can never have too many bags!

Thought I'd try something different today and no stamping involved! Covered these chipboard bags in beautiful Laura Ashley paper. I used my cuttlebug "Birds and Swirls" on the Tapioca bazzill. The sentiment was printed on my computer. Hope you like it!

Laura Ashley also Masculine?

Told you the Laura Ashley range is very versatile.. *Ü*
Here I've used the papers and sticky ribbon on a thank you card for a man
The LA range can be found here
Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Marlene x

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

High Hopes Baby Collage

The stamp used today is High Hopes "Baby Collage". This stamp could be used for a variety of projects and would also be great for a Scrapbook page or even to make baby announcement cards. It would be perfect for twins also as there is a space for two pictures. The sentiment sections are left blank so you can add your own wording. I printed mine on my computer. Coloured with my Primsacolour pencils using sansador and paper stumps to blend. The paper is by Basic Grey and is called "Oh Baby Girl" Karina. I also used Bazzill bling in colours Envy and In the Pink. The brads are MM Shimmer - Polo. The ribbons from my own stash. The little cutie is my daughter Danni when she was one. She is now 3 but still going through her terrible twos!

Monday, 14 April 2008

Laura Ashley Card

This card is made using the new gorgeous Laura Ashley papers. The Brad is also part of a set by Laura Ashley. The range can be found here and i'm sure you will agree that the paper packs are excellent value.

I also used twinkling H2o's which are just so beautiful. You can see from the angle that I have taken from the photo below that the added sparkle adds that little extra.

Sunday, 13 April 2008

Traditional 'CJ Entry'

Double page LO in a Circle Journal
i have used the yummie Laura Ashley Collage stamp set, they are perfect for making corners and filling 'white space' or in my case blue :)
The papers are from the Traditional LA paper pack, the Sticky ribbon, and embellishment stickers too
You can find the Laura Ashley range here
For the monogram letters I have used the Bay 6 lower case alpha chipboard letters, covered them with paper and sand them down

Silly Monkey Stamp - "Star Pupil"

This card was made using one of the stamps from Silly Monkey's own range - "Star Pupil".
Papers used: Bling - Spoiled Brat & Scrapbook paper by Cherry Arte - Arcade Star Search.
Accessories: MM Shimmer Brads - Polo. Splats from own stash.

More Laura Ashley cards

Used Bazzill basic CS in Lily Pond to make the card, and Dusk for the accents the patterned paper and fabric covered brad are from the Laura Ashley Contemporary set
Magnolia Tilda stamps are also availabe in the shop here

Design papers, Sticky ribbon and fabric covered brad from the Laura Ashley Contemporary which can all be found here
The Bazzill cardstock used are Vintage pink and Lily pond

Saturday, 12 April 2008

High Hope Baby Rubber Stamps

Baby Boy
The baby's Blanket and the Teddy Bears Bow was coloured with Twinkling H2O's. I applied the paint with my Watercolour Pen. This is the first time I have used the H2O's and love them! They are so smooth to apply and the picture does not do the twinkle justice! I will certainly be buying more of these!

Stamps used: High Hopes Barely Sitting & High Hopes Baby Border
Papers: Bazzill Bling Envy and Blue Eyes.
Accessories: Doodlebug abc's - Swimming pool, Doodlebug Blue Jean/Swimming Pool Gingham ribbon, MM Shimmer Brads - Polo. Twinkling H2O's Pack No. 654.

All products used on this card can be found in the Craft Store with the exception of Basic Grey Gypsy papers which are my own. Silly Monkey's do stock a great range of other Basic Grey papers.

Baby GirlStamps used: High Hopes Barely Sitting
Papers: Dove Craft Baby Prints, Bazzill Bling Feather Boa and Hollywood.
Accessories: MM Shimmer Brads - Polo. Ribbon from own stash. Image Coloured with Prismacolour pencils with Sansador and Paper stumps to blend.

Laura Ashley Range

This month I've got the gorgeous Laura Ashley range to play with, their Contemporary and Traditional styles really caters for anyone's taste!

What I love about this range is that there are so many different embellishments, papers, ribbons and stamps to complement each other!

I have also used Millie with flowers in the 2nd card, she is one of Silly Monkey's own range of stamps :)

Will be back with more projects soon!

Marlene x

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

New High Hopes Jungle characters coming soon!

Here is a little taster of the gorgeous and fun High Hope Jungle Stamps we have winging their way to us from Cananda. Keep checking the store as they will be arriving very soon!

10% off to celebrate the new DT

We have gone crazy and extended our sale until midnight on Sunday 13th to celebrate our fabulous new design team.
There is 10% off everything on the website so this is too good an offer to miss.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Hi All *Ü*

Ooooh.. I'm sooo excited.. thanks a million Bryony!!

Congrats also to Katy and Nikki *Ü*so looking forward to working together!!

I have been crafting for a long time but got into scrapping and cardmaking around 2 years ago and not looked back since.
My style can change from day to day.. just depends on my mood at that time but do like the cutesey look with an 'edge' lol

Hugs, Marlene x

Nice to meet you

Hi Everyone, I would just like to start by thanking Bryony for picking me as one of the 3 DT’s. You cannot believe what this means to me as I only started making cards in December. Congratulations to my new team members Marlene and Katy also. I can’t wait to get to know you both. I have visited your blogs and your work is so inspirational.

I have two daughters aged 2 & 8 so most of my crafting is done in the evening’s when they are in bed. I love vibrant colours and you will find out if you visit my blog.

Pop back again soon.


Hi everyone
I am soooooooo delighted to be on the DT!

I've been crafting for about 2 years now, I mostly scrapbook but I also make the odd card. I think it's safe to say I am obsessed with scrapping and I seem to spend most of my life in my attic craft room.

Can't wait to start on my creations -I'll be back again soon!

Katy xxx

Our new Design Team

I am pleased to announce the 3 lovely ladies who will make up the Silly Monkey Crafts Design Team. They are:

Katy Fox, Marlene Ashby and Nikki Fairbairn

I can't wait to see what they come up with for us but you can always pop for a sneaky look on their blogs to get an idea of their styles if you can't wait. Nikki's blog is here, Katy's blog is here and Marlene's is here.

Thank you to all the applicants - the standard was very high and it was tough making the decision.