Sunday, 21 February 2016

Grumpy Monkey

Morning All,
Today's image really speaks for itself and it is called Grumpy Monkey.
I've made this card for the soon to be Father in Laws birthday and we have often said he is like a big Silver Back Gorilla.
I love this Gorilla - he has so much expression in his face. And Guess what - this image is only £1.00 - you can't even get a coffee for that these days!
I cut the panel around him just a little smaller than he is and fussy cut around the over hanging edges. I used loads of different Woodware punches and Marianne Design dies to create all the leaves he is nestled in from different shades of green card.
I tried to keep it manly with lots of Kraft card and wood pattern paper from DCWV collection and had to resist my usual adding of gems and glitter. Although if you look closely there are a few glittery leaves...There has to be a bit of shimmer in the Rain Forest right?
I used a stamp from Stampendous Changito collection to print the leaves across the top and also the banana's.
I die cut Happy using a My Favourite things dies from Celebrate collection with Black card and then stuck the white Doodlebug letters on to spell out Birthday. Finally I added the kraft effect letters from Hobbycraft to say "Dad".

I used all the Ice Grey range of Promarkers to colour the Grumpy Monkey using lots of little dots.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges -
Pink Gem Challenge - Boys Birthday
Allsorts Challenge - Birthday Wishes.
Dis Digi Design - Birthday
Alphabet Challenge - Zoo Animals
Polkadoodles - Lucky Green
Fab n Funky - Male Birthday.
Mod Squad - The Great Outdoors
Crafts Galore - Use Digi or stamp.
Sparkles - something for the males.
Cards for guyz - Going to the Zoo 
Digi Chooseday - Animals or Insects.

Have a good week.
Liz (:(|)x


  1. Super cute and funny gorilla!! You have colored him beautifully with the texture and shading. I really love how you used all those punched leaves to add interest, and the cutest part of all is the bananas hanging off the vine. They just made me smile. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along this week over at
    Mod Squad!!
    Judy Woodland, Mod Squad Challenge Host

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. What a fab card. I love the way some of the branches interlace with the die cut sentiment as if they had grown through it. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guys

  4. A super and fun Birthday creation Lilibet, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  5. Great card with a super image and lovely design. Thanks for joining in at Alphabet Challenge.

    Pat xx

  6. What a great 'fun' card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, xxx

  7. Super card, lots of wonderful detail. I'm loving that grumpy gorilla. Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.Caz DT

  8. Stunning creation thanks for joining the Lucky Green fun over at Polkadoodles and good luck.
    Anita (DT)

  9. Hi Lilibet what a great fun card - love the bright feel of it and that cute gorilla! - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky challenges this week hugs Judith x

  10. What a fabulous card Lilibet, I love that gorilla image and you've colored it beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
    Tammy x

  11. Wonderful card. Thanks for joining us for our Lucky Green Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  12. ha! your card cracks me up! that is one primate I do NOT want to cross paths with. ;)

    Thank you for joining our 'Use a Stamp or Digi' Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore! :)

    1. I reckon with enough Bananas he would be a softie!
      Thanks Jennifer x

  13. Ooh he looks a grumpy gorilla. Fab card and love all the layers and embellies you've used. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Animals & Insects Challenge (DT)

  14. Brilliant card. Love all the die cuts and the way you've layered it. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Male Challenge xx