Thursday, 4 January 2018

Hang In There

Hi there fellow bloggers!  I have a cheeky little fun card to share with you today.  I'm sure we all know someone you could use a "Hang in there" card!  I started by embossing a piece of coconut white card with the Leafy Montage embossing folder.  Next I cut a bunch of the vines from the Cheeky Monkey die set in several different shades of green (from my craft stash).  I glued them in place hanging downward from the top of the embossed background.  I cut three monkeys out of tan card and inked through the dies with Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo.  I hung the monkeys by their tales across the card. I cut the sentiment in both yellow and brown card and glued them together with the brown as a shadow and attached them in the lower corner.   I used the same brown and yellow card as thin mats between wider white mats and layers.   The finished dimensions are 7" x  8 3/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x

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Pam said...

Gorgeous card Sue, lovely to see the cheerful monkeys.
Elaine I'm so sorry to hear your latest news. It is appalling that Andrews treatment was stopped due to funding, I hope and pray that the Consultant is strong enough to get the treatment. I can't imagine the pain you are going through waiting all the time for news and hopes dashed in this way. There are billions wasted in this country, money that our health service needs so badly. My prayers and hugs and support will always be there for you and Andrew and the family.
Myra, glad you were okay, sensible action to take.
Helen, slowly does it, it has been a long time fir you and hubby to be poorly.
Rosemary, thank you honey, there is no news on the heating ring fixed. It is reaching the legal limit within 2 hours but no higher, they are bringing in extra little heaters but they take too long to work in such a small space.
Dave was kept at the vets yesterday and put on a fluid drip, Kelky picked him up last night, she says he looks a bit better, had some warm milk and vet said to give him grilled chicken and rice only. He goes back today to see how he is doing. She sent me a photo last night with his orange bandage on his leg from the drip, poor mite.
Basket of heated hugs is full, help yourself. Sending hugs to poorly and missing friends.

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a very handy card to have. A cheeky card .
take care and have fun Kitty.

hollyberry said...

Cute and fun card.

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Cheeky is the perfect word for this fun card, children would love it and a fun way to help anyone ‘hang in there’ when life throws us curved balls - all sorts of occasions
Muriel x

Stephanie Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. I've started my day with a smile ☺ (although my day started at 4am) it starts in earnest when I log into the blog and what did I see, one of my birthday gifts from last month that I've not had chance to play with yet due to the festive season getting in the way, but I love this sample and I can't wait to get these cheeky little monkeys cut and start playing. This is one die that's really got my imagination going and that's a rarity for me lol. So thank you for today's happy feel good sample.
Sending love and hugs your way xx

CraftySuetoo said...

Good morning Sue. Love the cheeky monkeys. Hugs to all. Sue xxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue a lovely cute card ,very cheeky monkeys .

Pam, poor Dave i hope he feels better this morning , lets hope your heating gets fixed very soon .

Thank you for your concern and messages . Andrew is now worried about Helen ,he took her to the Dr who has put her on the sick for a month , poor girl she has been a rock all through this but this last episode is too much for her to cope with .

I will echo Pam again today and hope you all have a good one.
Lots of huggles to you all.
Elaine H X

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
A great fun card that is suitable for males and females of all ages.x

Clare W said...

GM Sue. Such fun!

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all.. Fantastic card this morning , I was lucky enough that Santa brought the cheeky monkey set . I love the embossed back ground . Sending crafty hugs and well wishes to all and extra hugs to Andrew and Helen and fur ball hugs to Dave.

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
What a great die,such a cheeky fun card.
Jan x

Netty The Runner said...

A real fun, cute card Sue.
Annette x

vintageholic said...

PharmacyMichele said...

Cute card, perfect to cheer someone up.


Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
A very cute card to put a smile on anyone’s face! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day everyone.

Barbara Gosden said...

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

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Love this Sue, fab sentiment.

Jan Sayer said...

Such cute little monkeys.

Marion Scott said...

A cute fun card Sue, sure to put a smile on anyones face.
Marion S x

TDQ Karen said...

Such a cute little card great fun x

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, lovely card today, my granddaughter is always called a cheeky monkey by my son, she loves it, I think that this would be a nice card for her on her birthday in a few months time. Get your thinking cap on June !!!

Pam I reiterate all you have said. Elaine my thoughts and prayers go out to you, Andrew and Hellen that the treatment will commence again, it is such a stressful time for you all no wonder it is affecting you all too.

Pam - hope you have got your thermals on..............oh and pleased that Dave seems to be on the mend too.

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

Catherine Lyons said...

Morning Sue
A cute card love the cheeky monkeys .
Catherine V94 xx

BenteS said...

A really fun and cute card.
The monkeys are so sweet :))

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Such a cheery fun card today Sue, perfect for children and anyone feeling down who can look on the bright side.
Pam I hope little Dave is going to be ok. I feel for the animals as unlike us humans..... they can't tell you where they hurt or how they feel. But my little Gizmo....RIP my lovely Angel....always let us know in his own way when something was wrong.
Elaine,Andrew and Helen you are all in my thoughts at this troublesome time. On a lighter note Sue could not have put a better caption on her sample this morning... so from me also "Hang in There". My best wishes to all. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - who wouldn't smile on receiving a card like this! It's a great card for cheeky children or anyone needing encouragement during a particularly difficult time. Sending best wishes

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Such a sweet fun card - who wouldn't love these cheeky chappies popping through their letterbox!

Elaine - Andrew's Consultant on the warpath must be s sight to behold - let's hope he can bang a few heads together to make them see sense - thinking fo you all...


Donita Naylor said...

Dear Sue,

Always up to mischief, those monkeys.
What a devastating blow to Andrew and family. We can still pray, the most powerful medicine yet.
It's cold in Illinois but luckily missing a snowstorm on the east coast.
Stay warm everyone?p.

Love, Donita

hazel young said...

Fabulous card Sue xx hazel

Anne said...

What a fun card, Sue.

Anne (Northampton)

June Horrocks said...

Hi sue love the monkeys thank you for showing them the card is lovelyanother must have I think
Love always June Horrocks xxxxx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue such a cute card I love the sentiment!
Pam glad little Dave is improving hope you have heat at work today
Elaine you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers it's no wonder Helen is poorly when she's had such a long period of worry
Sending caring hugs to all who need them

Krafty Runner x said...

Hi Sue,

A fabulous cheery card with those cheeky little chappies!

Krafty Runner x

sharon casey said...

Morning Sue and all the Wilsonettes
What a great card so cheerful also the sentiment is great for someone that needs it.

Sending love and healing hugs to all that need them xx

Have a good day all

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue

A great way to start a grey Thursday, happy, playful monkeys.


Heather R Oxfordshire

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, lovely happy card. love Jean Z xxx

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
Your cheeky monkey die is such fun but because I only make cards for family and friends I wouldn't get the use from it.
Pam I am glad Dave is on the mend.Elaine I can only imagine what you as a family are going through you are in my thoughts and prayers we are all hoping that his consultant manages to change the powers that be minds.

doreenj from k said...

This cheeky monkey card is gorgeous, love the
"Hang in there" too.

Bejay Roles said...

morning SUe,
My NYR is to try and comment more on your posts this year instead of just reading them. I kind of fell by the wayside last year. I adore your cheeky monkey card, it's sure to bring a smile to the face of anyone who would receive something similar.
Bejay xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, lovely cute card today. Love the cheeky monkeys.

Barbara V

Margaret Rogers said...

A very simple card, but it says so much
Margaret x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, a fab card that brings a smile or laugh to cheer someone up. I love your cheeky monkeys they are so cute.

Yorks butterfly said...

Morning Sue, a great fun card. but with a serious sentiment.

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love this card and the cheeky monkeys. This set was among those that Santa very kindly brought me and although I want to use them with my stitched and stuffed animals I know just the person that this card would be most appropriate for. I must get busy and make it.

Pam - I hope you are warmer in the office today and that Dave had a good night.
Elaine - poor Helen, it must be such a strain for her, perhaps you should show her Sue's card to raise a smile. Extra warm hugs for you all.
Donita - that's a fair distance that you have travelled, hope all goes well.


Laura O' Connor said...

Very nice sue. Laura O Springfield

Sue MacFall said...

Such an amusing card, thank you Sue.

Vie Carter said...

Such a fun card, cheers you up to receive something like this


CraftyJo said...

Cute :) :)

nattyboots said...

To Sue and all
Helen had to get the Ambulance to take Andrew in , i am now waiting for news .

Thank you Sue
Elaine H x

Chris Curry said...
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Chris Curry said...

A fun and make you smile card Sue, thank you. Have a good day. Xx

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
Lovely, funny, clean and cute card. You put a smile on my face today :) Thanks .

Elaine- You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Waiting your news about Andrew.

Warm hugs from cold Toronto to you all,
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette

Kate's Cards said...

So cute! xxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Sue this is a stunning card I love it. Those monkeys are just so cute they are adorable. Enjoy the day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

KarinsArtScrap said...

super, super cute Sue and very beautiful
Gr Karin

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue and everyone

A very cute fun card today. A favourite of many I’m sure.

Pam, sorry your heating situation has not been fixed. I hope you’re wrapped up warm. Glad little Dave is doing ok too. Hope things go well today at the vets. I will take one of your heated hugs from the basket if that’s ok, in fact could I be cheeky and take one for hubby too please? Thank you. X

Bejay, glad to see you commenting again. X

Elaine, I am so sorry to hear that Helen is struggling to cope at the moment. Hardly surprising is it? I hope being signed off helps give her her strength back. Just seen that Andrew has had to go to hospital. Sending hugs and support that he feels better soon, let’s hope the consultant has been able to change things. X

Love Helen xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, A lovely card, these cheeky monkeys are so cute.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

P Austen said...

Hi Sue, what a great sentiment. I just love these cute monkeys. Fabulous. Hugs xx Pauline

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

This is such a fun Card with a lovely sentiment. We could all use one of these cards sometimes. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Suzzette Yandle said...

Cheeky little monkeys hanging around makes for a cute and fun card. The design is perfect for the sentiment.

Sam Smithard said...

To My Wonderful Dear Friend Sue,
Another Great Fun Card,
I Haven’t Got These Particular Cutting Dies But It Doesn’t Mean I Can’t Enjoy Your Card
This Card Is Superb For Children Also Anyone Who’s Feeling Down...........
Splendid Products In Today’s Card ✨
“Creative Expression Coconut White/Tan Foundation Card”
“Yellow/Brown/Green Card From Stash”
“Creative Expression Leafy Montage Embossing Folder Designed By Sue Wilson”
“Creative Expression Cosmic Shimmer Specialists Dries Clear Acrylic Glue”
“Creative Expression Mounting Foam”
“Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick/Vintage Photo Distress Ink Pads”
Superb Cutting Dies Used In Today’s Card ✨
“Sue Wilson’s Cheeky Monkey 🐒 Die Set” (Not Sure Which Collection Or How Many Dies As I Don’t Have This Set)
You Started Today’s Card With A Piece Of “Coconut White Foundation Card” Which You Embossed Using
“The Leafy Montage Embossing Folder” (Just Exceptional)
Then You Cut Out A Selection Of Vines From “The Cheeky Monkey 🐒 Die Set” You Cut Them Out Of Different
Shades Of Green Card From Your Stash!!! Then You Glued Them In Place Hanging Downwards From The
Top Of Your Embossed Background.
You Then Cut Out Three Adorable Monkeys 🐒 Using “Tan Card” You Inked Them Whilst Still Within The Die
You Used “Tim Holtz Worn Lipstick For The Ears/Noses, Then Vintage Photo Distress Ink For The Tummies
You Hung The Monkeys 🐒 By Their Tails Across The Card, You Cut The Sentiment Out Of Yellow/Brown Card
You Glued Them Together Placing The Brown Behind The Yellow To Act As A Shadow Then You Attached It To
Your Card You Used The Same Brown/Yellow For Thin Mat/Layers Between The Wider White Mat/Layer
Which Includes Your Famous/Signature/Piercing
Sue, Thank You For Sharing Today’s Card Also For The Daily Inspiration I Truly Appreciate Everything You Do
Take Great Care My Wonderful Dear Friend
Wonderful Warm Fond Wishes To Colin Also Heather
Sue, Lots Of Love Also Huge Hugs 🤗
Love From Sam xxx

Jean said...


Pawprintx4 said...

Cute little swinging monkeys always bring a smile. Very charming card this morning.
Elaine, I am hoping that Andrew is made more comfortable in the hospital and that his next treatment will be approved quickly. We go through similar frustrations with insurance companies here.
Pam, I finally have heat at my house and hope you get your back on at work. I hope Dave is on the mend with good news at the vets.
Donita, I assume the green bomb made it through O'Hara without a hitch.
I hope everyone has a creative and warmer Thursday,
Stephanie K

Diane Green said...

Hi Sue
What a fabulous card today, the cheeky monkeys really make you smile dont they. The vines would make a lovely background to a flowery card wouldn't they. Thank you for sharing.
Love Diane G xxx
Pam sending you warming hugs and echoing your comments today. I hope you've got your thermals on. Xxx
Elaine so sorry to hear Andrew has been rushed into hospital I hope they can make him comfortable. Sending a huge hug to you and Helen, at least she can spend time with Andrew without worrying about work xxx

Deb E Isle of Wight said...

Fabulous post, love these cute critters, really cheeky and a want on my wish list...

val jones said...

Ah what a cheerful card today Sue. Just love those cheeky monkeys.
Love Val in Spainxxx

Scottydog said...

Just love your cheeky monies, they certainly brought a smile to my face! Unfortunately don’t have the dies!
However thank you for brightening such a windy miserable day Sue!

karenlotty said...

A very fun card This saying was my late son’s mantra

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Your cheeky monkeys are to cute for words, a card to make anyone smile so thank you for sharing
Elaine thinking of you Andrew and Helen and sending big hugs to you all

Love and hugs to everyone

barbara macaskill said...

Totally adorable and fun! I love these Cheeky Monkeys 🐒 so much! TFS!

Crafty Cruiser said...

Cheeky, cute, fun and fabulous!
Doreen R

ursula said...

A real cutie card, my littlest grandson birthday coming up soon, this would be ideal...I am always telling him 'he is a little monkey' so quite apt for the occasion...luv Ursula xx

Narrowboat girl said...

Love the monkeys swinging through the vines, great for boys cards I think

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue
Haha...what a perfect card to show for the New Year!! I love it...such a happy, fun card!!

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue

Aw! Cutey cutey!

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

DeCor said...

So cute!!brings a real big smile. Happy card.

Tressa said...

What a cute card! Great fun and suitable for anyone.


Pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue
A cheeky card today, love the monkeys.

Myra said...

Hello Sue,
I’m back to being late again! Been clearing Christmas away!! Not quite finished but getting there! I will do as today’s card says and Hang in There!!
It made me smile and would make anyone smile I think! I have the Cheeky Monkey Die Set as I thought it was very useful and versatile!
Elaine - sorry! I just hope you get some sleep tonight - all of you!
Maureen now has the dreaded lurgie and is feeling quite unwell.
PP - good to see you! Love to Laine . Lots of people do struggle at this time of year and in this weather! My Central Heating Boiler and I have had a falling out today!
Lots of love to all,
Myra ( Friend of Maureen,). Xxx

Yorkie girl said...

Good evening Sue and everyone
Today’s card is very cute I do not have these dies as I thought there was not any little ones to use it for
May have to change my mind as I have quite a few cheeky friends lol
Pam will echo your comments as per usual. Thank you
Elaine I have just read your update about Andrew what can I say ! I am not surprised that Helen is struggling I hope you all can gather the strength to continue to support each other My thoughts and prayers are with you all xx
I send my usual good wishes and hugs 🤗 to you all
Take care folks
Theresa G xx

Dawn Holben said...

Sue this is totally gorgeous, i just love it and would cheer up anyones day.
It has certainly cheered mine up.

Betty McAlister said...

Hi Sue. A gorgeous cheeky card today. Suitable for all ages.
Elaine, thinking of you Andrew and Helen. Hope Andrew gets the help he needs now he's in hospital xx

Littlelamb said...

A really cute card today Sue. It’s a shame but I don’t know anyone who would appreciate this card . That’s not saying I don’t like it. It’s more likely someone would send something like this to me. Pam I hope it soon gets warmer at work for you. Know how you feel as it is always cold at the ice rink. At least I don’t have to do any work there. Echoing your comments. Elaine so sorry to hear that Andrew is in hospital. Remembering you all in my prayers. Hugs for all who need them.

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
I am so late - not what I had planned!
I love a cheeky monkey - adorable card x
Elaine - sorry to hear Andrew is in hospital. I am sending you all my love x
It is too late for my usual drivel so sending happy thoughts and much love to all x
Take care
Crafty hugs
Yvonne x

Latenight SandyH said...

Such a cheerful, fun card. Brought a smile to my face.

Elaine, so sorry to hear that Andrew is in hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Take care everyone.

Eunice said...

A cheeky little card Sue!

BridgetCG said...

Hello Sue, a great card, may be cute but the message is there. Love this die set. Bx

Marie from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and all Wilsonettes.
I do like your 'Cheeky Monkey Sue, I bet you had a smile on your own face as you created him.
I don't have the die but I wonder if a card showing the 3 wise monkeys could be made from it,I rather think it could. Does anyone agree?
So very sorry that Andrew is back in hospital and I'm sure that the strain is affecting all of his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to them all.

On a brighter note, my Great-Granddaughter made her entry into the world yesterday (Jan. 4th.)
She weighed in at 7lbs.14ozs. and was a water-birth. My Daughter was allowed to cut the cord and was so thrilled at the whole experience. This is her first and probably only Grandchild.

I hope it's not too long before I get to see her.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
such a fun card, and PERFECT for toddlers (and those of us who still "toddle" at my age). I just love it.....
Hugs, Rose

Fikreta said...

so fun card!

Jan.moogie said...

Wow Sue cant believe havent commented fro three days, can only apologise and scream at the internet which has been playing up. My favourite cards are these cute ones and this is glorious and so so happy, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx