Saturday, 27 December 2008

Happiness and Love... First Kiss...

Hi !!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas day with your relatives and friends. Santa was so generous with me in so many ways. :))

Today I want to show you a card that I made for my cousin's girlfriend. He came to my house in the last minute asking me advice for a present for his girlfriend ( why men always leave everything for the last minute ???). OK, anyways, I provided him with a card made with this beautiful Sara Kay Stamp in which I used a color combination unusual for me but that I ended up loving it!

All the highlighted items can be purchased at Silly Monkey Craft. Please, take a time to check the store because Bryony have a wonderful selection of new stamps and an AMAZING sale (check the post below) more than 800 products on sale and some of them have 75 % off... Hurry up because items on sale will be gone quickly.....


Stamps: Sara Kay ( First Kiss)
Ink: Distress Ink Pads.
Paper: Bazzill card stock and Basic Grey.
Embellishments: Ofray ribbon, Prima flowers, leaves ( Martha Stewart Punch) ,Drew Drops, buttons and charms from stash and I made the pin.
Tools: Martha Stewart punch for the leaves and Nestabillities.


LIM :))

Friday, 26 December 2008

'January' sale


Hope everyone had a fab Christmas. We had a brilliant day and twins got lots of lovely pressies (plus managed to join us in the overeating!)

We have had a very long day today trying to sort out our 'January' sale and move all the products to the right sections but we are finally finished so you can be amongst the first to check out the sale here

This sale is by far our biggest yet as we have over 800 products with up to 75% off and once they are gone they are gone!

Why not grab yourself a nice cuppa and/or glass of wine and have a good browse through and see what takes your fancy - there really is something for everyone.

I am really looking forward to clear some shelf space so we can fill them with more exciting new products in 2009.

Have a fab 2009


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Beat the credit crunch

We have decided to help you beat the credit crunch over at Silly Monkey Crafts by giving you 10% off everything until Sunday 14th December.

Our yummy CC stamps arrived this morning and are fabulous as always - i have already pinched a set of the cupcake occasions stamps, which will be fab throughout the year!
We have Magnolia's New Year Collection ready and raring to send out and we have the valentines collection on order and should hopefully have them with us very soon.
Don't forget to check out the new range of stamps from Stampavie - we are loving LeLo designs as they are so cutesy and a little bit silly
Merry Christmas

Lulu's Sweet Delights!

I have made this card for 1 year old twins. I stamped the cute CC Design's Lulu stamp twice. Don't they just look so sweet? I love these little itzie inkies and they come in a metal tin and have a good variety of stamps. I've used the pom pom ribbon to add a little fun and texture to the card. The punch is one of my favorites and is Martha Stewart's Dolly Lace. Links to products in the store can be found below. There are lots of yummy CC stamps to be found!


Card details:
Stamps: CC Designs "Lulu's Sweet Delights
Ink: Momento & Versamagic Jumbo Java
Papers: Rusty Pickle - Snowflakes & Mittens, Various Bazzill card stock, image stamped on Concord card
Technique: Prismacolor Premier Pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending.
Embellishments: Candy Cane, Pom Pom ribbon, half pearls (thank you Heidi! x)
Equipment: Martha Stewart Dolly Lace Punch

Happy New Year!

You know what it's like when you receive an unexpected Christmas card. I made this card just incase this happens so I am ready and prepared ;-) I have used High Hopes stamp Father Time and Happy New Year sentiment. Isn't this little baby just the cutest! Papers used are by Basic Grey. My image is coloured with Prismacolor pencils with Sansodor and paper stumps for blending.

Have a great week and I hope your Christmas preparations are going smoothly!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

Here is a card I made today using the cute High Hopes stamps Perching Birdie, Landing Birdie, Nest, Branch and sentiment "Love Nest Valentine". Ok.. I know i'm so organized making a Valentine's card when it's December but it's only 9 weeks away! These stamps would also be perfect for Anniversaries or just to say hello to a friend in Springtime. The branch is versatile and can also be used horizontally.

I thought you would also like to see this card made by my 8 year old daughter Zoe for her teacher using High Hopes Mary J Teacher Angel and her desk. You thought these stamps were just for end of year cards.. right! Well with the Lg. Santa hat this was just perfect for her teachers Christmas card too!

Hope you had a great weekend!

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Fancy a punch?

Eeeek - i am so excited they have arrived and are up and ready on the website here.

Had anyone guessed correctly what i was so excited waiting for? Off to go play with mine now!


Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tons of new goodies in stock

We have been very busy in the last few weeks, not just packing up all your festive orders but we have been indulging ourselves in quite a bit of ordering too.

In order to make way for all our new arrivals we have created a sale category to make it easier to hunt for bargains (but be warned there are a lot of bargains in that section!) - once they have gone they have gone.

We have been going embellishment crazy and we have some yummy buttons by American Crafts and Maya Road. I just adore the trinket tins the Maya Road buttons come in and, yes, you can buy the tins on their own (if i haven't caved in and bought them all for myself!). I am still on the look out for more variety of buttons so if you have a favorite let me know and i will hunt them down

We also have some new ribbons and plenty more to come but i am just in love with this yummy Maya Road velvet blossom trim, sold by the metre and sooooooo strokable

Our last batch of Tim Holtz stamps sold out so quickly we have restocked and increased our range of these stunning arty sets. make sure you don't miss your favorite this time!

We have some yummy alterable goodies here and i think one of the tins would be great for storing the cards i have made but not yet sent in but as i have only made one Christmas card so far this year I think I will need to wait until I have had a few days of creative blasting and hope they haven't all disappeared by then!
I can already picture mine covered in some yummy papers and ribbons with a few of my favorite stamped images on

I admit I am a little bit obsessed with Maya Road but it seems lots of you are too as their chipboard books are always a huge hit and some of the lines have sold out already - sorry!

If your stamps look anything like mine then you should join me in writing to Santa and begging him for one of Tim Holtz's gorgeous unmounted stamp storage solutions - I really hope i am not on the naughty list this year but i will be leaving out extra mince pies this year and hoping

Stickles are so popular we have decided to stock the Ice Stickles range too (and we also have distress stickles coming in the next week or two so we are looking forward to getting our hands on those

Personal Impressions have brought out some cute clear stamp sets, which are great value, along with the brilliant hIDe ID stamp. The hIDe ID stamp allows you to render to render your personal details unreadable so that you can recycle your papers without needing to shred (lots of areas don't allow shredded paper to be recycled as it is a fire hazard in the recycling plant!)

Last but not least we have increased our range of distress inks up to the full 25 colours

I hope I haven't bored you to death with all that lot!

We have got some more very exciting arrivals due in next week - those of you who are very eagle eyed might spot some very cute preorders on the website, i am checking the online tracking a scary number of times a day and can't wait for these to arrive from the US.

Another little batch of newbies we have on the way have me so excited i just want to punch something ........ hmmm......not like me to get violent!

Enjoy (and thanks for staying awake if you managed to read this far!)


PS - Ooops sorry forgot to say that we are still having problems getting the Tuxedo black memento ink pads into stock but we have got memento tuxedo black ink pens in until the pads are back in the country!

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Time for Apple Pie...with Sara Kay.

Hi !!!

I hope everybody is having a great time. Today I want to show you my second card as a DT. I'm using this beautiful stamp from the new collection of Sara Kay. I was so inspired by the cards that Marlene made lately with this new collection. They are all gorgeous, don't you think?. :)

All the new Sarah Kay are currently in stock but they are going hurry up!!!! They are perfect for any occasion. Christmas, Valentine's , even Easter. ( All highlighter products in blue can be purchased from Silly Monkey Craft store. :)

Stamps: "Time for Apple Pie" from Sara Kay
Ink: Distress Ink and aquash pen watercolor to blend.
Papers: Basic Grey. Bazill
Embellishment: Prisma Flowers, brads, drew drops and charms from my stash.
Tools:Martha Stewart Punch for the leaves.


LIM :))

Monday, 1 December 2008

First Kiss

Oh how romantic :)

This cute Sarah stamp is called 'First Kiss' and is one of the new collection.

Again i have coloured the pair with Tim Holtz Distress inks in the following colours:

  • Tattered Rose

  • Worn Lipstick

  • Peeled Paint

  • Weathered Wood

  • Antique Linnen

  • Frayed Burlap

  • Walnut Stain
Here is a close up:
The papers are by PM and there are some simular adhesive stones available here

Hugs, Marlene x