Monkeying Birthday Wishes

Hello ladies. ( you mean, why not ladies and guys ??  )
Well,  I doubt, alot of men find themselves scanning around card sites ~ its a rare “phenomenon”. I think, the majority of them  are only ” emotionally forced ” to procure a card for their partners for anniversaries or birthdays. But imagine, how religiously, the same man, made such huge efforts in sending cards (with proper sentiments and not just the “I Love you” types) and flowers and gifts and what not before marriage and in the later years , its become a thing of the past. 
 Well, I have nothing to worry about in that area, DH knows exactly which shop to buy which punches/stamps for moi  🙂  Why spend on flowers or chocolates, when a bag of copic markers can keep me happy for months and months on an end. If only they had copics here in Dubai 😦   That is right up there in my wish list. 
Okay anyways, one thing leads to another and my reason for this post is left behind.
I have never tried a banner card. This is a  first time for me. I dont think, I have done 100% justice to this banner, still, I feel, its not too shabby. The color theme was Blue and red. The main elements was : 3 in a row, number, banner, party/birthday card, with a monkey/animal somewhere.
These are the criteria’s I had, and this is what I came up with.  I have used my new fiskars apron punch which I got in my GUILT TRIP,  the monkey’s are new rubber stamps too. The alphabet beads are so old but still they add a playful cheery element to any card or project whenever used. They are so so cute. A ribbon, paper lace and 3 buttons are the added other embellies here.
So do you think, a two year old would be delighted to get this card with monkeys, banners and beads to play around with ??
Here it is :

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And here are the challenges this card will try and qualify :
Sketch :
Just Magnolia ~ Sketch                  Bo Bunny blog       Waltzingmouse: sketch #31
       The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS92     
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog  for the bingo play, I have used punches, ribbon, embossing.
Sunday’s with Crissy   – Ribbon Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog for distressing 

Pairie Fairy Fridays ~ Happy Birthday  anything goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge  celebrate  3 of a kind : 3 monkeys.   anything party related  sentiments
Cards for Men  lets party
Creative Stamp Friends       lotsa shapes in card
Stamp with fun blue and brown
Karen’s Doodles (special image) – buttons galore
Karen’s Doodles Netherlands (special image) – card for a man/boy
Stamps R Us (1st week, 2 entries) – Animals
Woodware USA (1 entry) – Anything Goes
Aly’s Sunday Challenge (1st week) – For the guys
Anyone for Anya – use 2 images
I Did It Creations – Card for a child
Crafty Calendar (monthly, 1 entry) – New Beginnings
Ellephantastic (monthly, 1 entry) – new beginnings
Secret Crafter – it’s a couple thing (2 characters in your main image)
Fuzzy Wuzzy (monthly) – animal, anything goes
Mami Doodles (2nd week) – mostly blues
Sew Many Cards – monkey business
Stamp Something – cute somethings
AiFactory – (2nd week) anything goes
Charisma Cardz (3 entries) – numbers
Delightful Challenges – celebration
Digi Doodle Shop’s Best – anything goes
Pixie Dust Studio – buttons
Stampin’ B’s – use a banner
Creative Belli (2 weeks) – beginning with “P” ~ Party ! 
Creative Craft World (2 weeks) – Cute & Cuddly
Penny’s Paper-Crafty (2 weeks) – anything goes
Creative Card Crew  – new beginnings
Oldie But Goodie Challenge (2 weeks) – Bright and Cheerful
Cards For Men (2 weeks) – MASCULINE and Let’s Party
Craft Your Passion – Button up
SSDS – Anything Goes ~ monochromatic male card  anything goes
This list has gotten a tad bit long here !  If your still reading, thanks alot for popping over.  Hope you liked what you saw and would leave a few lines to tell me how you felt about my card.
There are 4 more cards coming up, so see you again !


  1. Great card, but to be in a chance to win at Karens Doodles NL you need to use a Karens Doodles image. Be sure to check out our blog next week, because we have some changes then!

    KD NL

  2. Awwwwww thats sooo cute !
    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for Sarahs’ cute and cuddly challenge.

    Choccy x

  3. Oh, I think you did a super banner card. The beading and the adorable monkies are too cute. Yes, it is a wonderful birthday card.
    So glad you made that banner card and joined the Stampin B’s ‘banner’ challenge this week.

  4. Wow fabulous card, and lovely design and layout,
    thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 118: Its A Couple Thing,
    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget 🙂 x.

  5. A gorgeous banner card however the rules at Anyone for Anya? state that the images used must be from The Greeting Farm or CC Designs. Hope to see you again next week.
    Susan xxox

  6. your card is really cute but Im sorry to tell you but to join in with the Just Magnolia and hAnglar challenge you have to use either a Magnolia or hAnglar stamp
    Mina xxx

  7. Holy Challenges batman! first of all I hear ya with the gifts. Get me a gift certificate from Micheals & we’ll call it roses! Secondly, I think you stole my letter blocks for the banner………..wait……….nope mine are still here. Good job! CUTE little monkey buggers hey! Way to go with the banner. Thanks for sharing your birthday creations with us fairies this fortnight at FFF!!!

  8. Really adorable creation, love the colors and your layout, Thanks so much for joining us this challenge at Creative Inspirations, we hope to see you again

  9. What a wonderful card. I’m sorry but to enter Creative Craft this fortnight, the card has to be in shades of just one colour or in black/white.

    Nikki x

  10. What a cute cute cute Monkey card!! I love the banner with the little letter blocks! Too cute!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!!

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