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Monkey Business!

I tempted fate didn't I!! Had all the carpets cleaned upstairs after Sam's mishap last Friday and what did he do? Yes, you've guessed it, he threw up over the landing carpet on Monday!! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry! Anyway, everything is sorted now....kept Sam off school yesterday just to make sure he was OK and he's fine and the carpet has been cleaned for a second time!!



Didn't get chance to do much crafting yesterday and then it suddenly dawned on me that it's Sam's birthday a week Friday and I hadn't even attempted to make his party invitations! Started them last night when the boys had gone to bed and finished at just gone Midnight......I didn't have to make very many but they weren't turning out how I wanted them to. In the end gave up and settled for this which I'm not happy with. Trouble is, I haven't got time to make new ones so they will have to do.



Sam's party is being held at Monkey World so wanted a monkey theme to the invitations. Firstly, I used a tutorial from Claudia for this pocket card. The main image is Camilla the Gorilla from High Hopes and I really don't think I've done her justice! Have coloured her very quickly with Brushables and realised afterwards that gorillas are grey aren't they? Got the idea of her sat with a balloon from a card Katharina recently did. The cardstock is Bazzill, paper is Daisy Bucket, ribbon is Bazzill, bag of peanuts stamp is High Hopes and party invitation stamp is from the set "So Inviting" by MFT. Balloon is a pre-cut embellishment from my stash and the word "party" was printed with my Dymo. Tag for insert was made with SU punch with eyelets from my stash.


Hope to do better next time!

Comments

Jose said…
Oh Jo they are great, Im sure Sam will love them
elisa said…
Wow these are great.I cant see anything wrong with them.I would be delighted if I had made them.x
Julia said…
They look fab to me! I'm sure Sam will love them.
Denise~ said…
Jo, those are fab! The kids are going to love them. Great papers and colors. I love the pocket style. Super cute monkey and I like him brown. Just adorable! :)

Sorry to hear about Sam being sick again and all over the carpet. Sure hope that's over. :)
Zoe said…
This is fantastic. I bet you dont get many kids having parties with invites this good!
fairymadjo said…
oh jo there stunning, realy fun, huggs jo x
Supermum said…
Jo...I don't know how you were 'expecting' them to turn out!??! But they are fantastic....you've done a brill job. Fun, funky and the kids will LOVE them. (It's my Sam's birthday tomorrow -he'll be 12!)
Hope Sam is feeling better!
Sue. x
ink'n'rubba said…
great party invites! and you must have the cleanest carpets in Britain! I do hope you don't have to do them again before the party!
Jilli said…
Great invites, they look fab! Do you think he's mind if I came to his party lol have always wanted to visit monkey world.
nessy said…
wow -they are so good , what a brilliant idea for invites!! those stamps have come in handy!!!..????
do hope the boys are ok , and you!!
hugs ,vanessa xx
Suzanne said…
Jo you are too hard on yourself these are great and I am sure Sam's friends will love them especially when they know they are going to Monkey World. Can I come!!! Sue :o)
Frances said…
this is perfect for Monkey world, love the bright colours. Gorillas can be whatever colour you want them to be (as long as they're not real!), he's a monkey wannabe!
Joanne said…
Fantastic invites Jo!
Sorry to hear about your carpet again!
Julie said…
Looks good to me, I like the paper you've used and I don't suppose the kids will mind what colour the gorillas are
Andrea, said…
Fabulous invites, I love those papers and the stamps you have used are great perfect for a party at Monkey World
My Little Space said…
invites are lovely Jo, we are always very critical of our own work!! The kids will love them!

Mandy
Angie C said…
What a great invite Jo, I think it's great :-)
cats whiskers said…
Jo I think they look fantastic, and Sam will be so proud, hope he is better soon
Jacquix
Shary said…
These are great Jo!! I love the bright colours just right for a boy's party. Hope you have a good time!
Andrea, said…
Hi Jo
Congratulations, you've won the blog candy over at CCT, can you let me have your address and I'll post them off to you.
Andrea
Diane.W. said…
Hi Jo!These invites are so good!!!
The kids will luv them! Hope Sam is feeling better :o)x
Fantastic invites, love the bright colours!
Vicki said…
oooooo this is fab Jo, I saw the tutorial on Claudias blog too just haven't had chance yet to do any crafting. Sorry to hear about Sam (and your carpet). Hope he's soon gets better. I had the same thing with my daughter all last week and start of this aaaarrrrgghhh!!! Take care xx vicki xx
sam said…
Wow, these are stunning! love the monkey! best wishes sam
think I'll come back some time's cause you have a verry nice blog.
mar1ene said…
Fabulous card, love it and the details are great!!

Marlene x
Gia Harvey said…
Great card Jo!! Love the gorilla.
Richelle said…
These are great...I think the gorilla looks wonderful...sam will love them!
Susan said…
lovely card thanks for showing us
Vicki May said…
Such a brill idea and the colours are fab. X Vicki X
Katharina said…
This is soooooo cute Jo!! Of course you did her justice. She is wonderful! I love the colour combination green/blue and the idea for the birthday inviation. Camilla is perfect for this!

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