24 January 2010

I think I'll hang on to you

Good morning! Well, it is Sunday here and very early for me to be doing a post, but the rest of the family is still sleeping!

I made this card last night for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 30 - Valentines. My hubby isn't really the romantic kind, but he does have a fabo sense of humour, so I decided to use the little monkey stamp (again) for my card. Previously I had just assumed this monkey was a boy, but when I was colouring last night I decided that it was actually a little girl monkey - so I've named her Millie. I just loved the sentiment.

The challenge at Basic Grey this week is for Animals and I had been wanting to enter a challenge over there for some time but I find it hard to buy Basic Grey papers locally. Not sure what is going on there! Anyway, I did manage to find these two designer papers last week with this card in mind and I just loved them! They are from the Basic Grey range "Sugared" and are "Delightful" (the background) and "Beloved" the DP piece on the heart (gorgeous little giraffes and flamingos).

The card didn't really turn out as I had pictured it in my mind, but I am happy with it nonetheless. In the photo it is a bit hard to see but there are little gold hear charms on the beads under the gorgeous green flower.

A little close up of Millie

I decided to use this sketch from Just Magnolia, only tweaking it with a heart instead of the rectangle.

While I was making this little number last night, a bunch of new challenges were released which it fits with perfectly:

Allsorts - Hearts & Flowers - I think I have that covered!
One Stop - Love & Kisses - I hope my little animal on my DP count!
Stamp Something - Funny Somethings

Oops - kids are awake! I'll be back later to let you all know the origins of my ingredients!


  1. Oh what a cute idea for a Valentine's for your hubby - sounds like it'll be perfect for him! A gorgeous and fun card!
    Thanx for joining us at MDUC

  2. Hi Kylie, beautiful card, well layed out and that cheeky little monkey is so cute. Thank you for joining us at OSCC this week. Hugs Suzi

  3. Wow, this is so darling! Love your stamp.

  4. Great card! My partner is always doing impressions of chimpanzee's it would be a great card for him lol

    Lisa ;)

  5. This is such a cute card love the cheeky monkey and the sentiment is great. Thanks for joining the OSCC challenge this week. luv gina xx

  6. Oh this is so cute,fab papers and details and love the sentiment!!!

  7. This is gorgeous Kylie! I love your use of pattern paper, they all look gorgeous together and well your colouring is always amazing but WOW that monkey looks so cute, LOVE it!
    Hugs Kel

  8. Adorable card, love the sentiment, I had a bit of a giggle when I read it :) Thanks for playing along with us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!

  9. Hi Kylie

    A great card. So many lovely details.

    Love your cute image and great sentiment.

    Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  10. Hi Kylie, Oh this is such a cute card! I love the monkey image and fab sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts.

    Lisa x

  11. Such a wonderful card.

    Thanks for joining us at MDUC.


  12. OMG what an adorably cute card. Would never have thought to do something like this - very clever. Great Valentine's card. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

  13. Millie, eh? Well, Millie it is then!! This card is very cute and clever, the way you have added a vine for Millie to hang from and the brilliant heart you have made, love love love it!! Not to mention your yummy BG papers!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC!!

  14. Oh how cute. A really beautiful card. Just love your blog.
    Thanks for joining us this week at OSCC
    Nikki xx

  15. Kylie, Cute cute card, love this adorable image, a wonderful Valentine's Day card. Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  16. This is a real cutie Kylie!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at OSCC this week!

  17. great card and fantastic use of this 'Millie' stamp, your husband will love it...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia Challenge
    Mina xxx

  18. What a fun card you have created and so different! Love the papers and colors and the monkey is adorable. Pretty heart and the sentiment is perfect. He's going to love it. Thanks for joining us at the MDUC.

  19. OH MY GOSH!!! This is adorable!!!
    Hugs, Janiel

  20. Wow... a super cute card you have made! Thank you fo joining us at Stamp Something this week!

    Hugs from Germany

  21. What an adorable card Kylie! Such a sweetie of a monkey! Love your papers and beautiful details.
    Thanks for joining us at the One Stop Craft Challenge.
    Sharon xx

  22. Hi! Lovely card. Thanks for joining us in the fun at Stamp Something this week.

  23. Love this card Kylie... That is such a cute magnolia animal.. Love how you put it all together, bec xx

  24. This is lovely. Many thanks for joining in with this weeks oscc.
    Hugs Shelley xx


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