Wednesday, 23 June 2010



Flirty Edward - CHECK

Odette - CHECK

Summer - CHECK

Dylan - CHECK

Jeremy - CHECK

Nahla - CHECK

Paul - CHECK

Jade - CHECK

Miko - CHECK

Maria - CHECK

10 fab stamps plus 6 sentiments for under £33 - CHECK

Some fabulous new arrivals from The Greeting Farm have just arrived so grab them quickly from our What's New section

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Ice cream Innocence

I love the cute PI stamps as they are so quick to colour and great for paper piercing.  Here I used the cute 'Make mine a double' girlie and created a matching ice cream cone shaped card to put her on.  (Click on photo for closer view).

Image has been coloured with Copics and her dress paper pierced with a bit of patterened paper.  Ice cream card made out of Brown, beige and pink cardstock and have added Stickles to the hearts in her hair and dress and also over the sprinkles in the ice cream :)

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

You light up my life!

Hooray - it is CC designs release day and we already have these cuties in stock and ready to ship out.

I adore the Say Cheese stamp set and the cheeky Liberty, plus 2 real 'Honey's in the form of August and Summer.

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Thursday, 3 June 2010

Hot to Trot

If it isn't enough that the weather is so deliciously hot at the moment then why not turn it up a notch with these hot little numbers?

We have 4 adorable new stamps from Pure Innocence - Meet Emma and Wyatt, Best Medicine, Lather Rinse Repeat and Beach Bum. You can get drooling over them in our Pure Innocence section (plus we also have restocks of your old favorites)

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

CC Designs again

Better late than never?

We have lots of gorgeous new releases from CC Designs, which you can grab either from our CC Designs section or in our What's New section - I am particulary loving the accessory stamps this time, after all a girl can never have enough fences can she?

Also, have you seen this gorgeous card that Fran made?

A fabulous combination of cute Pure Innocence stamps and groovy quilled flowers - so cute!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

PI quilled flower girl

Hello!  Hope the sun's out where you are (it is here, though not quite the 'heatwave' that's been forecasted more of a tepid wave!)  Anyway, here's another Pure Innocence cutie ('flower girl') and she's got blond hair for a change (I tend to colour most of mine with black hair out of habit).

Also, do you see the four paper flowers I've added to the bouquet in the patterned paper?  Well, after seeing all these quilling goodies going up on the site thought I'd give it a go.

The daisy flower is just basic quilling of 6 loose circles pinched at one end to create the teardrop shape and the centre is a quilled tight circle.  The yellow and pink pom pom looking flowers are just strips I have fringed with scissors before quilling then fluffing out.  Then the fourth flower if you can call it that is the teeny tiny lilac rose bud.  You can find loads of instructions for quilling if you just google it.  Quilling is an artform in itself and you can take it to a whole other level but for me, it's just a fun way to add little embellies to my stamped images.  I think I'll be doing more of the fringed flowers as they will be great for the centres of my punched out paper flowers.  

Thanks for looking and have a fab rest of the day.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Pure Innocence Restocks

Hooray - we have a lovely big batch of restocks from Pure Innocence here
These little cuties always prove super popular so be quick if you want to avoid missing out again!

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Eric & Ebony

Eric and Ebony from the Greeting Farm range are just totally Rock 'n Roll.. They are available HERE and don't miss out on the special Bryony has put up for us!

They are a total joy to colour with copics and no colours are too wild for them as you can see :)

Marlene x

Thursday, 29 April 2010

MFT ~ Sunshiney day

Hello.  Here's a card using one of the Pure Innocence cuties.  This one is called 'Sunshiney day'.
I've coloured her with Copics and added stickles accent ('stardust' is my favourite I always seem to use) on the hearts in her top and to the butterfly.

Thanks for looking and have a fab sunshiney day yourself.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Puppy kiki

Here's  another CC Designs Cutie, 'Puppy Kiki' which has been coloured with Copics.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 24 April 2010

TGF - Eric

Here's a boy birthday card (which are always difficult I think!) I made with  Eric last week which I can post here now that he's back in stock yay! along with all the other new TGF yummyness which have just landed.  You can find them all here.  Happy shopping and hope you're all enjoying this glorious sunshine.


Friday, 23 April 2010

CC ~ Birgitta

Isn't she a cutie?
Birgitta on a tree stump is one of four Swiss Pixie releases for April.. Birgitta is still showing as in stock, the other three will be restocked soon.
Why not have a look at the large range of CC cuties you can find here.

She is coloured with Copic marker pens and they are available individually HERE

Thanks for looking and have a gorgeous day,

Marlene x

Thursday, 22 April 2010

TGF spotlight kit and restocks

Deliveries are starting to trickle back in at last and we have just opened up two boxes of yummy The Greeting Farm stamps with lots of restocks of your favorites plus some newbies in the shape of the Spotlight Kit, Amazing Duo and Me Time Anya. Why not spoil yourself to a browse around our TGF section?

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Pure Innocence and CC Designs April preorders

Hooray - it is a double whammy for new releases today. Unfortunately both orders have been delayed due to the bank holidays so they are on preorder so you can grab your favorite and have it sent as soon as the packages arrive with us.

Pure Innocence have 4 gorgeous new releases this month - Birthday Princess, Book in Hand, Make Mine a Double and Tree Swing. You can check them out either in our Pure Innocence section or in our What's New section.

We also have 4 cuties from CC Designs' April release - Puppy Kiki, Cupcake Kiki, Birgitta on a Tree Stump and Nora on a Swing. Again, you can either browse our CC Designs section for these lovelies or the What's New section.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Greeting Farm April releases

Hooray, April 1st already and that can only mena one thing ...... another yummy release from The Greeting Farm.
This month's release includes the gorgeous Buddies set alongside Stamping Anya, DeeDee and Eric.
You can eye up all 4 at the botoom of our new releases page or in our The Greeting Farm section.
We are expecting these to be popular but, don't worry, we already have restocks ordered!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Spring Birgitta

For my card I have used the lovely Birgitta, one of the Swiss Pixies from CC- Designs

She is coloured with fresh and bright Copic colours and I've used a selection of the Paper Mania 'Rose Garden' papers.

Thanks for looking :)

Marlene x

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Pure Innocence Preorders

We have finally given in to your requests and opened our next batch of Pure Innocence stamps on preorder. We expect the stamps to arrive during the week commencing 5th April so if you want to bagsy your favorite you will have to hurry. Our Pure Innocence cuties can be found here

Some of the preorders have already been snapped up by those who have been hovering and waiting for them but we will have another batch leaving the US on 7th April when the gorgeous April stamps are released (you will just have to take our word for how gorgeous they are as we are sworn to secrecy until release day)

Friday, 26 March 2010

CC Designs and TGF restocks

We finally have the gorgeous CC design releases in stock and ready for dispatch.

You can check them out either in our CC designs section or in our What's new section

We also have restocks of The Greeting Farm, including the Happy Day set that disappeared in minutes last time! Grab them while they last here

Thursday, 25 March 2010

PI ~ you make the grade A+

Oh, yes, it's another PI girlie, I just love them (and little birdie tells me there are more new ones on there way so best keep your eyes peeled)  This time I've used this cutie, 'you make the grade'.  Think she is fabulous for exam cards, teachers' cards or even general card for that 'A+' person in your life! :)

She's been stamped out 4 times and then cut out various bits before layering her up with foam pads. (see photos below for better view of the layering & depth).

The apple shaped cardbase was just hand drawn by me and cut out by hand, then covered in DP and added a little green stalk on top.  It opens upwards so it's hinged at the top, either side of the stalk.

Here are some shots from the side to show you the layers;

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Basket of eggs

Oh, look, it's another PI girlie, what a surprise!  but at least I've coloured her ALL in (with Copics), and not done any paper piercing this time ;)   I think she would make an 'egg-cellent' card for other occasions too (sorry, couldn't help myself!) depending on the sentiment you used with her.  I think she's out of stock (told you they'd go quick!) but I'm sure if you asked nicely they can be restocked ;)

Thanks for looking.  Hope you all have a cracking good weekend ;D (egg shell - cracking, get it?!)

Thursday, 18 March 2010

PI ~ Fairy Girl

Oooo, I'm loving these Pure Innocence cuties and it seems you are too, as quite a few have sold out already, so you best be quick.

Here's one using 'Fairy Girl'. 

Bit of paperpiercing for her dress again (can't seem to stop doing that with these :) ), a touch of colouring with Copics and stickles added for glittery wings and wand, some pretty dp and gems and job done.  Wanted to keep it simple & sweet.  The fab little sentiment is 1 of 2 included in the set and because they are clear stamps I can bend it on my acrylic block to stamp so that it creates the wavy writing.

Thanks for looking and hope you manage to get the ones you want before they fly out the door.

Fran x

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Pure Innocence

We have even more gorgeous new arrivals here at Silly Monkey Crafts and this time in the shape of the adorable stamps by Pure Innocence.

Fran has already been busy with these yummy stamps and I am sure you'll agree that her card is beyond fabulous.

I am confident that these stamps will prove to be a huge hit so rush make sure you grab yours quickly to avoid missing out.

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Party Girls

'Party Emma' and 'Ballon Emma' all dressed up (or should that be all paper pierced up) ready to par-tay!

The cutie sitting down in front is raised on foam pads which you might be able to see on the photo below
The bits that aren't paper pierced have been coloured with Copics and stickles added to the bows in her hair.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 5 March 2010

CC Designs

We have lots of yummy goodies from CC designs to show off at the moment. We are very excited to be able to offer the Spring stamp kit.

We are loving the sweet Easter range too.

and all this alongside some great classic party stamps.

Check out our whats new section here or spoil yourself to a look through our CC Design stamp section here

Thursday, 4 March 2010

It's a boy!

Here's another card using one of the cute new releases from The Greeting Farm and another opportunity to offer Bryony & her family huge congratulations on the arrival of their little bundle of joy, Adam :)

Stash (highlighted items from shop):

  • Stamps: Image & sentiment 'Happy day' Greeting Farm set 

  • Colouring: Copics

  • Paper: BG 'Archaic'

  • Tools: Nellies multi frames rectangles, SU word window punch

  • Others: buttons, string, metal brads

  • Thanks for looking.

    Monday, 1 March 2010

    The Greeting Farm ~ Ebony

    Here's Ebony all rock chick with pink hair :)  You can go grab her here along with the other stamps from TGF.  I've coloured her with Copics and for added sparkle to her hair you could use the clear atyou spica pen.  The dots around the scallop frame were made with stickles.

    Thanks for looking & happy shopping :)

    Fran xx

    Friday, 26 February 2010

    The Greeting Farm March release

    Hooray - yet another release day and this one is very small but perfectly formed!

    We have 3 fab new stamps from The Greeting Farm, the super cute Happy Day

    plus 2 fab Wild Sprouts stamps, Ebony and Camille

    Check them out in our Greeting Farm Stamps section

    Sugarplums Spring Kit

    Couldn't resist showing you another image from the Sugarplums spring kit.
    This cutie pie has got to be my favourite from the kit (although I love them all!) and they are sooo much fun to colour in - especially that round belly and chubby face & legs :).  She's been coloured with Copics and her wings have been stickled.  The sentiment is also from the kit too, along with many others on the sheet.

    Thanks for looking.