Wednesday, 11 March 2020

SMILE It's Your Birthday

I'm a sucker for fun images and this cheeky monkey from Your Next Stamp was a must have purchase...

How much fun is he?

Coloured using Prisma pencils and the usual white highlights, die cut with the matching die. 

Now I'm not one for wasting money so instead of purchasing ready made wobblers I made my own from two strips of white copier paper, I haven't made these since little school but somethings are worth remembering :)

The 'Smile' is from the stamp/die set and the stamped sentiment is from a Uniko set.  The brick background is a left over piece I made sometime ago with texture paste.  This fella will be swinging and smiling his way to my FIL later this month.

Challenge Links...

Your Next Stamp - Lets Get Lucky (FIL is Irish, can't get much luckier than that!)
Watercooler Wednesday - Marsha's All About Occasions
Happy Little Stampers - Anything Goes with Dies
Inkspirational - Animal 


  1. This is absolutely adorable! Love your cheeky monkey and curious about your wobbler...

  2. This makes me smile and you've really coloured and designed this beautifully. Well done for the wobbler! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges.

  3. I too have an often wicked sense of humor, but this funny monkey just makes me smile :) Love that you have figured out a way to create a wobble card too which just adds to the fun. That bricked snippet makes a perfect background for the frame too. Your FIL is going to grin from ear to ear when he gets this fabulous and fun card! Love it! :)

  4. I can't stop smiling during admiring this funny monkey. :-) The design of the card is fabulous. Coloring is perfect. Love it!

  5. OMG Claire, this is just the cutest card ever! Lovely colouring and great use of the textured bricks behind. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  6. What a happy happy card and that cheeky monkey brought a huge smile to my face just what I needed, so thanks for that claire, I absolutely love your happy CAS card and I am sure your FIL will think the same ..
    Babs x

  7. This is SO MUCH FUN!! What a great card Claire, I have had that stamp in and out of my basket so many times and definitely need it now!! xx

  8. What an adorable card. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.

  9. You're right, Claire!!! This card is so much fun with that super monkey and the addition of the 'wobble' effect! Great combination of elements! It's sure to be a big hit with your FIL! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  10. What a brilliant card Claire, love the image and great idea to make a wobble from paper. xx

  11. I hope the birthday wishes brought luck. Your card is wonderful - clean and cute!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

  12. Hi Claire,
    what a very brilliant card and such a very lovely design.
    I love your Cheeky Monkey stamped image and you have coloured it perfectly too.
    Just popped over from Sarah's blog after seeing hers.
    We all need images to cheer us up at the moment.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Happy Little Stampers March Anything Goes With Dies challenge! We hope you visit us often!
    Leslie, HLS Dies Team
    Love To Scrap 2


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