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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Commissioned Birthday Card

I was asked to make a card for a great-grandson's 1st birthday.  He'd recently been given a toy monkey so I decided to use a monkey template on the Polka Doodles Paper Boutique CD.  He's such a loveable looking monkey and I thought he was friendly enough not to scare a 1 year old.  The backing papers are also from the CD.  The image has been cut out, inked around the edges and decoupaged.  I put another image inside and one on the back of the card.  The card is simply finished off with a sentiment off the computer and leaves and a banana from the CD as I am always a bit reluctant to put embellishments on young children's cards in case they pull something off and put it in their mouths.

The card was LOVED by the recipient.  What I didn't know is that the little boy received the card will "go bananas" if he doesn't have a banana to eat each day!!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Pixie Dust Challenge - Let's go the zoo
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Use striped paper
Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Alphabet Challenge - Z for zoo animals
Polka Doodles - Use a template
Dream Valley - Animals
Unstampbelles - Anything goes
My Time to Craft - A is for adorable


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOL ... OMG how cute is this!!! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘STRIPES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Merry said...

Sounds like you definitely made the perfect card....such a cute monkey. Thanks so much for sharing this at Unstampabelles.

paperfun said...

Super cute monkey.

Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


Vanessa (aka V'ness, Nessa, oldschool) said...

adorable indeed!
Kym thanks for joinin us/me in my first week at MTTC!!!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wowee!! This is fantastic Kym! Thank you for joining our "template" challenge at Polka Doodles.
Clare x

Lesley said...

Great card, the monkey looks fab! Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Zoo Animals' challenge and MTTC's 'Adorable' challenge xx

SHARY said...

Aw this is soooo cute you did a great job with the PD template. Thanks so much for playing along with us at PD.xx

JanR said...

What a great card! Thanks for playing with us at UnstampaBelles.

Susan Hogan said...

Love that monkey - great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Unstampabelles.

TannyP said...

Oh that's awesome! I adore your little monkey =) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Stripes Challenge!

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Such sweet little monkeys :-) Thank you for joining our Animals challenge at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Susie said...

I can totally understand how the recipient loved it so much, it's gorgeous! Thanks for joining our Animals challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at Polka doodles in the template challenge! What a fun card - I do love that monkey! Cheers Claire x

Fliss said...

A very cute card Kym and that monkey always makes me smile as he looks so cheeky.
Thanks for joining in with the Polka doodles template challenge and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

Lana said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for playing along at Polka Doodles xx

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

So cute, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge