16 February 2009

a DUTCH DARE and some MONKEY BUSINESS

This week's Dutch Dare challenge put to the Design Team was to create a card with a yellow and green colour combo. I really struggled photographing this card, even though the setup was exactly the same as usual. So if just imagine the yellow and green colours being much brighter, rather a green yellow than a buttery yellow. I have also entered this card into this weeks 'flowers' challenge over at Arty Girlz.
The flowers were punched with one of my EK Success flower punches and the stems I drew and cut from one of my old garden theme templates. The sentiment was stamped and all the patterned cardstock are once again from my favourite and trustworthy Basic Grey stash. I attempted some paper piercing along the green curved shape behind the flowers, but excuse if its not perfect.
It would have been my late sister, Hiletje's 61st birthday, yesterday, 15 February. The family decided to get together for a lunch at Hiletje's 2nd husband Julius' 2nd wife (I know its a bit confusing), Rona's coffee shop in Rosettenville in remembrance of her birthday. Hiletje's youngest daughter Liesl (my niece) was there as well as Hiletje's 3rd husband, Jens.
Whilst chatting away, we spotted that one of the other clients just behind us had this tiny little monkey, which apparently was only 8 months old. If you've ever thought you knew what hyper activeness looks like, you haven't seen this monkey yet. It literally did not sit still for one second, and I had my work cut out for me, just to get one or two decent shots of his cuteness. Here is Liesl holding it.
Above, amazing how interesting a plain old lighter can be....
The owner said that she just uses new born baby disposable nappies, in which she just cut a little hole for the tale. We also wondered why she is feeding the monkey sugar, when its already so hyper active. But that's exactly what she said, it makes no difference feeding him some sugar now and then as he is already so hyper.
Thanks again for taking the time to pop in here and for all your lovely comments.

19 comments:

  1. stunning card Desire love the green tones that you have used, and that little monkey is so cute, you did a wonderful job capturing him..xxx

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  2. Lovely card Desíre, did you paper pierce around the card to get the postage stamp effect?
    Oh! and that tiny monkey is so cute, and fancy what a wonderful time he had with a little bag of sugar
    Jose xx

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  3. Lovely card Desíre, did you paper pierce around the card to get the postage stamp effect?
    Oh! and that tiny monkey is so cute, and fancy what a wonderful time he had with a little bag of sugar
    Jose xx

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  4. Hi Desire

    Love you card. those greens are so peaceful and relaxing. Love the flowers. I keep promising myself some flower punches too.

    What a l'il cutie that monkey is. Wongderful photo's of him too.

    Hugs Debbie xx

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  5. Beautiful card Desire! The design and colors are so fresh and fun!
    Adorable Pics too!

    Have a happy Monday!
    (-: Heidi

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  6. Lovely card - the paper piercing just finishes it off!!

    My favourite - a monkey and oh soooooo cute!!!! I want one. I have to find a place where I can sit and play with them!!!!

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  7. Jou kleurkombinasie werk altyd en ek twyfel altyd wat om te gebruik!

    Die apie was seker 'n interessante onderwerp om te fotografeer.

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  8. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww the little monkey is sooooooooo cute!! Bless!!!

    I love your card Desire it is GORGEOUS as always

    Thanks for joining in with another Arty Girlz challenge

    Julie xx

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  9. stunning card Desire, cute monkey bless.

    Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz challenge.

    crissi xx

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  10. Aah just love the cute little monkey! Wonder how she came to acquire it & how she will cope as time passes???!!! Also love your flowers - I must try them on one of my layouts - gotta save on embellishments these days,lol! Also love the paper piercing - another great (& free!) idea...

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  11. Wonderful card! Love those colours and your flowers are so pretty. How cute is that monkey!
    hugs
    kim x

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  12. Gorgeous card as usual Desire. I love the pics of the monkey...so cute.

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  13. Your card is `beautiful` Desiree..
    and Wow
    what a `cheeky monkey`..TFS
    Enjoy the rest of your Day:)~x~

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  14. What a fabulous card and great job using that colour combo.
    Cute monkey too.

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  15. wonderful card! love those gorgeous yellow flowers...reminds me spring is nearly here in UK!! Love that cute monkey1
    Wonderful photos!
    Judy x

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  16. Gorgeous card Desire - I love the flowers and the green tone.
    That monkey is sooo cute!!
    Hugs
    Cathy xx

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  17. Gorgeous card! Love the flowers!
    Helen x
    Love the monkey too! lol

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  18. What a gorgeous card Desire, those flowers are fabulous.

    Brilliant pics of the monkey bless him, but I much prefer to see them in the wild where they belong.

    hugs Bev x

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  19. Gorgeous card and such wonderful papers and colours.
    Fabulous picture of the baby monkey - you did well to get such good ones of the little chap. Looks like it could be a baby Colobus.
    hugs Heather xx

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