Saturday, 27 December 2008
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.
Friday, 26 December 2008
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
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
Sunday, 7 December 2008
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!
Thursday, 4 December 2008
Wednesday, 3 December 2008
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
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
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 fast..so 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.
Monday, 1 December 2008
- Tattered Rose
- Worn Lipstick
- Peeled Paint
- Weathered Wood
- Antique Linnen
- Frayed Burlap
- Walnut Stain
Hugs, Marlene x