Sunday, 12 November 2017

Hang In There

Good Sunday morning all!  I have a fun cheeky monkey card to share today.  I started by cutting three apertures using the Double Pierced Circles, offsetting them across the coconut white card.    I made three frames using the next die size up from the aperture size.  I added mounting foam to them added them around the apertures.  I cut three monkeys from the Cheeky Monkey die set out tan card and used Worn Lipstick on the mouth, ears and tummies.  I used Vintage photo for the noses.  I added the monkeys with mounting foam into each of the apertures so they were all going different directions.  I cut some vines out of a couple of shades of green card and added them around the monkeys for accents.  The sentiment was cut out of tan card several times and stacked up for dimension.  I glued it into the lower corner.  The card was completed with white on white mats and layers.  The finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x  8" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Such a lovely card Sue. The monkeys are so cute. I'll take your sentiment to heart if you don't mind. I need it at the moment.
Stephanie K, happy birthday for your Mum, the dessert sounds scrumptious.
Elaine, I think your John has come up trumps for you, well done to him. I hope you get the dies you are after.
Tressa, such a worthwhile project you are doing, many congratulations to you.
Laine, hope you are feeling better and can eat more comfortably now.
Sam I hope you now realise how much you mean to us, I like Sabas idea of you going on Mastermind. Keep up the good work girl, you are providing a much needed service.
Helen thanks for the advice, trying to let it go over my head but it's hard. I do appreciate all of your support Ladies, it means a lot to know you are all behind me, my team is too but it still goes on.
Have a lovely day, hug basket overflowing, open fir all, some fir missing and poorly friends too.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

Those cheeky monkeys are having a grand time hanging around with their little round bellies showing. They are bound to cheer up anyone with their antics. So clever and fun for all ages.

Have a wonderful day.


Lynda Mellor aka Loopy Lynda said...

Good morning Sue, such a fun card for such a dreary day!!!
Have a good one!!!
Loopy Lyndaxxx

TDQ Karen said...

Such a fun card I really love it. Everyone will smile at this one

DeCor said...

Such a cute card! These cheeky monkeys are the vines sticking out all over the place. Have a lovely day.

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Anonymous said...

Morning Sue. WOW This is such a cute & cheeky card that all the young one's are going to find this great fun. Love the colour's of card & ink's you have used.
Best Wishes.
Denise T x

Jan.moogie said...

Sue this is so so adorable and cute, love it. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Unknown said...

GM Sue. Cute card. Love it.

Dragonsnap2 said...

Lovely cute and cheeky card to brighten up everyone’s day. Suitable for any age with various sentiments.
Hope everyone has the best day possible.
Crafty hugs,
D xx

hollyberry said...

Really cute and cheerful card. Cheeky too.

Steph Cotterill said...

Morning Sue. I remember smiling at this sample on the day you launched these dies. It bought childhood memories to the surface which I shared that day so won't repeat myself. It's the kind of design that will attract people to the market table so its a complete winner for me, and on the list 'my keeper' has that never stops growing, it's so frustrating having a birthday so close to the festivities as I'm being kept hanging around waiting in anticipation to see if it's part of my gift (see what I did then) lol so whether I receive it as a gift or a treat to myself, I look forward to using it one day hopefully soon ☺

We shall remember those that lost their lives as they fought for this country and those more recently taken from their families helping other countries to stay safe and rid themselves from the evil. As we hear the eerie boom fire from the cannon at a local memorial nearby We Shall Remember Them 🌺

JAO said...

Great card Sue.

carol edwards said...

Hello Sue these little monkeys are so cute. I love how the stitching really shows up against the colours you used for the monkeys. Carol x said...

Morning Sue.
A lovely cheeeky card Thank You.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Hunnymummy54 said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a gorgeous cute card perfect to cheer someone up.

Pam card is definitely for you today, stay strong my friend were all here for you xxx

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them
Have a good day all

Pat said...

Morning Sue
What a super cute card with those cheeky monkies
great idea
Pat x

Barbara (C) said...

What a fun card today...get well, birthdays and many other occasions I'm sure. BarbaraC

Marion Scott said...

Good morning Sue. Lovely card, those cheeky monkeys are so cute.
Marion S x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
A really adorable card so cute.Love it.
Jan x

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Such a cute card this morning . I love the cheeky monkey set and is on my list for Christmas. You can have some much fun with this design and the added vines is great bonus. Its look like Lisa had loads of fun playing with set when she was show using your dies.
Crafty hugs to all....... Wendy

Unknown said...

Such a fun card! Debra x

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A lovely cute fun card, can't help but smile at those monkeys.
B xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful cute card Sue xx hazel

Chris Curry said...

A cheeky fun card Sue, one with that sentiment would make the recipient smile. Thank you. Xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love these cheeky monkeys, popping out to give our Pam a message!
As the sentiment says, hang in there Pam. Elaine, what a fabulous gift, I hope the shop had all the dies you wanted. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Sue,

Lovely fun card. X

Unknown said...

Morning Sue.a cheeky card to brighten everyones day like the sentiment too .
Catherine V94 xx

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, such a cute card, and what joy it brings to everyone who receives one, yes young and old alike.

Pam I reiterate all you have said above. Hang in there my love, we are all with you and supporting you. Special hugs,

Sam looking forward to your notes every day. thank you.

I was watching the Remembrance programme on TV last night from the Royal Albert Hall, it always makes me cry, so many very brave people from all walks of life to be thankful too. We will remember them xx

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Unknown said...

Good Morning Sue

Such a cute card. I'm sure it will put a smile on many a face this morning.

Have a lovely day Sue wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

cheryl brown said...

Morning Sue,

A lovely card for our little ones. They would be sure to love receiving this.

Love 7 hugs
Cheryl x

Clai01 said...

lovely card as always x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Oh this is sch fun

Croquet Queen x said...

Hi Sue,

These adorable little guys are incredibly cute and fun, but paired with that sentiment, they become very poignant indeed!

Krafty Runner x

P Austen said...

Morning Sue, they really are cheeky little monkeys that make you smile. We have seen quite a few real 'cheeky monkeys/baboons ' on our travels here. One baby was sitting on his mother's back clutching an empty plastic bottle and staring at us as we waited for them to pass in front of the car.
An absolutely gorgeous card Sue. Enjoy your weekend everyone. Hugs xx Pauline in RSA

SueJ said...

Lovely card, really fun.

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

Muriel said...

Hello Sue and all
How cute! Love it
Muriel x

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a really fun card, and with a great sentiment to start this cold frosty morning.

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
A card to make you smile, love it.

karenlotty said...

A really fun card

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely card, so cute. Could be used for many occasions.


Clare Powell said...

Such a cute card, love the cheeky monkeys x

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, such a great fun and uplifting card. This is a great die set for all ages. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - what a great card and a meaningful sentiment which could be used for quite a few occasions. Definitely would help make anyone's day. Thank you Sue.

Ann Topp said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a great fun card today Sue. I remember when this was shown on the launch I was on holiday in lovely warm Turkey..... and boy do I wish I was back there this's freezing here. I think this would make lovely children's cards and invitations.
I watched the remembrance service last night and June like you I had tears in my eyes. All those lives lost. ....but I have to say, my tears were of sadness and relief at the same time. Sadness for the ones that didn't make it home and for their family's. And relief for myself and my family that my son did come home. He did two tours in northern Ireland then He was posted to Iraq in the first gulf war. A terrifying time for me and my husband. He went on to serve 25 years in the army he worked his way up and came out as a sergeant major. We will be so proud of him this morning when he goes to our local little church wearing his medals in support of his comrades in all conflicts.
We will remember.
Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely fun card this mirn8ng. I love the monkeys they are so gorgeous and cheeky.

Barbara V

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a great card today, it would really make the recipient smile and cheer them up. Sometimes you need a card that just says things will get better don't you. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx

Scottydog said...

Adorable, cheeky & great fun for the children, but also it will bring a smile to the face of anyone going through a hard time, with those words particularly important. Thank you Sue for a bright card on such a dull morning.

Like Ann Topcards our son served 25 years in the army doing tours of Afghanistan, & Iraq to name a few & I know exactly what she means about the relief when they come home. The service last night always makes me cry & we must never forget those who gave their lives.

Yvonne19856 said...

Hi Sue. This card is so cute. It would definitely suit my 15 month old grandson who i call my cheeky little monkey. Love it. Xxx

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue this little monkey has been s great favourite with everyone love him and I know lots of peeps who would love to receive him as a card
Thank you sue love always June Horrocks xxx
Remembering my grandad who died on the first day of the battle of the Somme William O’Brien I will never forget you πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Rosemarie said...

Hi Sue, I know a little boy who would love these little monkeys, so cute.

Pam, as others have said this sentiment is for you.

Love Rosemarie X X

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
A lovely fun card with these cheeky monkeys.
Pam, this is definitely for you! Stay strong x

Like others I also watched the Remembrace Ceremony last night with a lot of tears - it's always the Chelsea Pensioners and the Last Post that gets me! We have so much to be grateful for to so many. I'll be watching the Centotaph ceremony this morning watching the march past with all those people proudly wearing their medals and listening to my favourite piece of classical music Nimrod. We will remember them 🌺

Love and hugs to all,Alison xx

Karen M said...

Morning Sue
Great fun card today,love those little monkeys they are so cute,
Best wishes
Karen M 🌺

Nataliascraft said...

What a brilliant card Sue, love the layout and fun little monkeys. x

Val Jones said...

This is a really cute card Sue. Just love those little monkeys.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Yvonne H said...

Good morning Sue,
Such a fun cute card with wonderful cheeky little monkeys. Yvonne xx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Saw this card on the Hochanda show and oh so wanted the dies, but budget wouldn't quite stretch....The whole set are on the wish list and you never know what Santa will bring. Love the post...

TOB said...

Fabulous fun card, love it. Hugs xx Mad craftgirl

Beryl said...

Lovely card.

Unknown said...

Dear Sue and Wilsonettes,

These monkeys make me happy! This is at least the third way you've shown them, and they have fun no matter what the setting.

What an image you delivered, Pauline, of the baby baboon with a plastic bottle, watching you from the security of his mama's back.

Elaine, Well done to your husband getting you a Gemini, and don't you feel fabulously wealthy having more dies to pick out for your new machine!

May you all have a sunny Sunday.


nattyboots said...

Happy Sunday Sue

Todays card made me chuckle as these monkeys as they look very cheeky .

Pam ,i know its hard and the pressure must be getting you down , as Sues card says just hang in there , have taken a big hug and sending a couple right back to you . xxxx

Johns Dad was in the Somme battle, so many lost their lives on the first day he was lucky to get back home after losing a leg and nearly his life because of the poor medical care .
We will remember them .

Huggles to all especially my besties

Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, This card is so funny love it. love Jean Z xxx

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. What a really cute card, perfect for the little ones.


Ann said...

Hi Sue

Fabulous card just lovin those cheekie monkeys.

Would cheer you up if you received this.


Annx without an "e"

Dipstick said...

Hi Sue and everyone
Sue what a clever cheeky card. Children will love it. Love and huggles
Pam stay strong you know you are in the right. Love and huggles.
Donita, Crewe Trish, Laine love and huggles.
Theresa G where are you? Missing you love and huggles.
I too will be watching this morning. Unfortunately my friend's son did not make it back from Iraq.He was only 18. He died on his mother's birthday. She is still distraught 7 years later.
We will remember them 🌺 xxxxxxxxx

djones said...

What a joyful card today, Sue, am watching the
Cenataph, so many to remember,

Doreen x

Evis M said...

Hi Sue,
I love this card. The monkeys will bring a smile to anyone who receives
Evis M.

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a lovely card with the cheeky monkeys,nthey are too cute

Pam echoing you today and sending extra hugs your way

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat 🌺

lindyloo12 said...

What a great card to put a smile on someone's face, the cheeky monkey is lovely.

Susan Battensby said...

So cute. x

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A fun and happy card for this cold November morning. Lovely.

Pam, I think this sentiment is perfect for your at the moment. We are all behind you. X

Love Helen xxx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a cute and fun card. Made to bring a smile to whoever receives it. I love it.

Kate's Cards said...

Such fun! Xxxx

Crafty Cruiser said...

Cheeky, cute and fun, Great card for all ages and genders
Doreen R

Unknown said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Sadly I Haven’t Children To Make This Beautiful Card For But It Sure Is Fun To
Check Out.
Those Cheeky Monkeys πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’ Have So Much Detail On There Extremely Beautiful
Faces/Bodies Plus The Tremendous Double Stitched Pierced Small Circles ⭕️
Products Used In Today’s Ingenious Card:-
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Two Colours Of Green/Tan Foundation Card”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink”
“Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink”
Star’s In Today’s Card:-
“Sue Wilson’s Double Stitched Pierced Circles ⭕️ Die Set”
(From The Noble Collection Die Set Includes 10 Cutting Dies Set .A. 10 Cutting Dies Set .B.)
“Sue Wilson’s Cheeky Monkey πŸ’ Die Set” (From The Necessities Collection 8 Cutting Dies)
(The Cheeky Monkey πŸ’ Die Set Includes Tremendous Dies “3 Sentiments” Different Size Vines/Monkey
Plus The Superb Bananas 🍌 One Open/One Closed Banana)
Sue, You Started By Cutting Three Small Circles ⭕️ To Create Apertures On A Piece Of White Card, Using
The Double Pierced Stitched Circles Die Set You Offset Them Across The Piece Of White Card
Then You Cut Three Exceptional Frames (The Stitching Is Extremely Superb) You Used The Next Die Size Up From
The Apertures You’d Cut Out.
You Added Mounting Foam To The Back Of Your Frames Then Placed Them Around Your Apertures
You Cut Three Monkeys πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’ From The Cheeky Monkey Die Set (Cutting Them Out Of Tan Card)
Then Whilst Still In The Die You Used Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick Distress Ink On There Mouths/Ears/Tummies
Also Using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink For There Little Noses.
You Placed Mounting Foam To The Back Of Each Monkey πŸ’ πŸ’πŸ’Then Placed One In Each Aperture Placing
Them So They Were Going In Different Directions.
Sue, You Cut Some of The Vines Out In Two Shades Of Green Card Then Added This Around The Monkeys
For Accents You Cut Out The Sentiment “Hang In There” From Tan Card Numerous Times For Dimension
Then You Glued This Into The Lower Right Hand Corner Of Your Impressive Card.
You Added This To A Piece Of White Card With Your Famous/Signature/Piercing Then A White Mat/Layer
Sue, A Beautiful Fun Card, The Actual Details On The Monkeys Faces/Bodies Is Quite Unbelievable So Extremely
Detailed So When You Added The Distress Ink They Came To life Just Perfect πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ As Always
Thank You Once Again For Today’s Card Also Your Very Informative Breakdown.................
Sue, Thank You For This Tremendous Blog Thank You For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
You Are A Super Star πŸ’«
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs πŸ€—
From Sam xxx
Pam “Hang In There” I’m Sure Everything Will Work Out For You!!!!!!!!!

barbara macaskill said...

I am not monkeying around when I say that this card is so adorable! I have always loved monkeys and this card really makes my heart sing! TFS!

Fikreta said...

Super adorable card!

Jackie T said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card those monkeys are just so cute and I love the sentiment. Have a great Sunday. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Great Card. The monkeys are so cute, this would be so good for any age, gender or occasion. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Unknown said...

Just love this fun card


Wacki Macky said...

Hi Sue, Happy Sunday!

Love the cheeky Monkey card, so much fun.I love the dies and the card is fab,

thank you so much for your daily inspiration.

Lots of love and craftihappiness everyone.

Pearl of Kinver

CraftyJo said...

This is so cute :)

Tressa said...

A lovely fun card.


Sunnybec said...

Love these little monkeys!! They made me smile on a cold wet miserable day.

KarinsArtScrap said...

ooooooooooooo these are cuteeeeeee gorgeous card Sue. love it
Gr Karin

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This is a cute and very cheeky card, I love the monkeys !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, fabulous card and I adore these cheeky monkeys.


Karen Drew said...

Love the monkeys. My great nephew would love this card.
Karen xx

ahappycrafter50 said...

This reminds me of the song " 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed..." Fun card, cheeky monkeys.

Suzzette Yandle said...

Your cheeky little monkeys are so cute!

Stella Munn said...

Love these little monkeys. Ideal for a card for my grandson who’s a real cheeky monkey!!! X

Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
What a fun card you've made using the monkeys.

pinky said...

This is just the cutest!Love the sentiment too.

Laura O said...

nice cute card Sue ,Laura O

Craftychris said...

Love these cheeky monkeys! Wonderful card! xxx

Eunice said...

This monkey card is definitely what I needed, it is just one of those kind of days!!!!

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue such a cute & sweet card today. I love those little monkeys
Love & Hug's Lynda Brock xx

Nanny Jo said...

Sue, what a lovely, cheeky card! It would brighten up anybody's day!! Jo xx

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
As soon as I’ve finished this I’m off in search of those monkeys! They are just great! With today’s sentiment they are suitable for any one!
I will find loads of places I’m sure to perch one or more of these cute little fellows! Love today’s card! The circles remind me of tyre swings and you have one of those somewhere too!!
Elaine - great present - you will love it! Just remember to keep turning the plates!! Hope you manage to find the other Dies you would like!
Yes! We will remember them! We must keep remembering them! 🌺
Love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen!) xxx

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A really cute card. Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Holben said...

I do love those cheeky monkeys, especially the detail on the face.
This is a beautiful and fun card Sue, i love it.

Narrowboat girl said...

Love this card Sue, the monkeys look so cheeky

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, such cute card!!! Really fun and cute! Love the monkeys on the stitched circles and all the branches!

Di said...

Hi Sue,
Love the little monkeys, so cute and such a fun card. Love the way you have used the frames on the card.
Di B.x

Littlelamb said...

This is a really cute card Sue and the sentiment is very apt for some of our bloggers. Hope everything gets sorted soon Pam. Echoing your comments. As the card today says Hang in there.

Brenda said...

Hi Sue,
Love the Cheeky Monkey Card. This would bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Hugs, Brenda xxx

Tooth Fairy Jo said...

Hello Sue,
Such a lovely happy card. Your cheeky monkeys are delightful. Love how you have framed them within it circles, they look to be having so much fun.

For those of you who have had or still have serving members of our wonderful armed forces, know that we are proud of the service they give to Queen and Country. My two girls were taught and now my small grandchildren are being taught to be thankful and to remember the fallen.
They will not be forgotten. 🌺
Love and hugs for all
Saba xxx

theresa w said...

Hi sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Such a sweet card sue x the monkeys are so cheeky and love how you have placed them on your card x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w xxx 🌺

Pawprintx4 said...

Monkeys are so comical and cute that I am sure even the cheeky variety get forgiven. Very sweet, light-hearted card today and a good one to brighten this cold, drizzly day here. My sister and I went shopping and stopped for soup to knock the chill off.
Thank you Pam for your wishes for my Mom. She turned 94. You hang on and chin up,Lady. don't let your cheeky boss get under your skin. She is not worth it.
Thanking all the veterans and family of veterans for their service. My Dad was in WWII.
Everyone, stay warm and safe.
Stephanie K

Ms LInda ( said...

Sue: what a beautiful fun card. The monkeys are adorable and contribute a fun funny look.
This will go on my wish list.

Theresa said...

so sweet and cheeky, hugs xx

Nanny Joo Joo from sunny Scunny said...

Good evening Sue,

Loved this card when I first saw it. Really like the way they ‘hang around’ in the apertures.

One for you Pam.

Love Nanny JooJoo from sunny Scunny xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, super cute and fun card today. Love it. You can have so much fun playing with this cheeky monkey die set.

Pam – “Hang in there”. As you know, there are so many on your side, you are not alone in this battle.
Elaine – I am so happy for you. Early Christmas present or not, you’ll get a Gemini machine! Your hubby is a gem. I can feel your excitement, you deserve this and more.
Stephanie K. - Happy belated birthday for your Mum!
Eunice – Hope tomorrow you’ll have a better day, and the next day will be better than the day before.
Laine & PP – Hope our princesses are Ok, wherever they are :)

An update: "Today, brave Jacob and his family are celebrating an early Christmas in the hospital, but they aren't celebrating alone.
The inspirational lad has been sent warm Christmas wishes from all over the globe, after his parents, Michelle and Roger, appealed for strangers to send in cards for their son.
And they have been stunned by the response of the 66,000 strangers who have penned letters of love and support and posted them to Jacob's hospital." Merry Christmas Jacob!

Hugs to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Latenight SandyH said...

Really cute card. These cheeky monkeys cheered me up.
Take care everyone.

Viki Banaszak said...

I love the double stitched circles that you used on this adorable card.

Unknown said...

Hi sue.

Love it. Those wee monkeys are so darn cute anyone would love this and have a cheeky smile lol x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
a little bit late, don't know why I missed your blog yesterday. But these little monkeys are so cute, and very versatile with a little bit of imagination. Kids would love it - kids of ALL ages LOL.
Hugs, Rose

ursula said...

Ah a cute little fun card here Sue, love it...luv Ursula xx

Jeannie said...

Cute, cute, cute, love fun cards! Xx

Jean said...

My husband has an aunt who would love this!

Nancy Soetaert said...

So great and fun with the little monkies....

Karenladd said...

This sweet card would make anyone smile and the sentiment is one that we all need at times. I love the playful design and those stitched circles!

Owlish said...