Challenges, Friendship cards, Love messages ~ cards

Infinity & Beyond.

I had already completed 3 male oreinted cards before this one, so I wanted to go all out and out to flare up some dazzle and color with this card. The sentiment’s so sweet and I have used this digi stamp before too. The color scheme is Pink and purple and all the other embellishments are added to bring contrast, some sparkle and delight.

Here it is :



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The sketches this card qualifies are : 

   

 
Birthday Cards, Birthday cards kids, Birthday Cards Masculine, Challenges

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 :
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Just Magnolia ~ Sketch                  Bo Bunny blog       Waltzingmouse: sketch #31
      
       The Sweet Stop Sketch SSS92               http://skippingstonesdesign.com/
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
http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/  anything goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge  celebrate
http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/  3 of a kind : 3 monkeys.
http://paperplaytime.blogspot.com/   anything party related
http://wildorchidchallenge.blogspot.com/  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
http://creativecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ ~ monochromatic
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/2011/01/week-87-maleboy.html~ male card
http://cutie-sunday.blogspot.com/  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 !