24 September, 2021

Hang in there!

We're starting a new challenge at the Alphabet challenge blog today, and for the letter M we'd like to see a "Motivational sentiment" on your creation. 
I decided to take it easy with my card this time, meaning that instead of some deep motivational wisdom I opted for a fun encouragement. I picked one of the cute bugaboo monkeys for my main motif, and as he's whizzing by on his liana, "Hang in there" seemed like a perfectly accurate thing to say. 
For the project itself, I painted the digi with regular coloured pencils. I focused on the motif only and left the background blank on purpose. Instead, I completed the jungle scene with a fun monstera-themed background paper. To finish everything off in the same colour scheme, I added a green polka-dot background paper for the monkey, and a light brown strip of paper for the sentiment. I also used a kraft card base as I thought it would fit better than a white one. 
I glued both elements onto my card by using 3D adhesive pads. Also, I decided to slightly rotate the motif and sentiment in order to create a bit of a swinging effect and emphasise the importance of "hanging on".
I resisted pearls and gemstones and other embellishments this time since I don't think they're necessary for the foliage to shine. 

krafty chicks: all occasions
613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
a place to start: patterned paper
allsorts challengeblog: real animal or creature
as you see it: speed humour
creative moments: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG with optional twist "critters"
friendship challenge: autumn/leafs
little red wagon: use a digi
love to craft: ATG 
love to scrap: ATG
vesela hiska: green as grass


  1. super cute and fun card! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT{Nellies Nest}

  2. So cute! Love the tropical theme take on our leaves challenge. Thanks for joining the Double D Challenge.

  3. A fun card, thanks so much for sharing with us and joining our Animals theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  4. OMG this is SO cute! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. This is so cute! and thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge hugs Sue x

  6. Such a cute card! Your sweet little monkey is great, showing how easy it is for him to hang on. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Wonderful and super cute! I'm thrilled to bits.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Friendship Challenge.
    Good luck and all the best!
    Ilse (thera)

  8. adorable card love the image ! Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx Please join us again.

  9. Great card! Love the humour and the thought you put in to make the visuals fit in with the sentiment. Since the As You See It Challenge is a speed challenge this time, could you add in how long it took you to complete? Thanks for playing along with us this time.

    1. I've just replicated the card as I didn't use the timer when I first created it, and I realized that I don't meet the 10 minutes mark, meaning I'll remove myself from the challenge. It did feel like a quick card to make, but I guess time flies differently when the crafting supplies are out :)

  10. Less is more was the right choice for this card. It allows for the monkey, sentiment and design paper to shine in the spotlight. Well done! So happy you played along with Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
    Diane - DT

  11. Great card! Such a perfect sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  12. Very cute and very cool project you have created here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for https://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com/

  13. This is so beautiful. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  14. This really is so very cute and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz hugs Sue x

  15. What a darling card. Great coloring. Thanks for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Barbara DT member for { World Wide Open Design Team Challenge}

  16. Gorgeous card and love the cute monkey and P.paper-the sentiment is very apt for now.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create and hope you will join us again
    Carol DT x

  17. Waht a lovely card. The monky is realy cute. Thank you for visiting us at Vesela hiška. Hope to see you again. Janja DT

  18. What a great motivational card!
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  19. Wonderful card. Love the cute and fun image. Thanks for joining our challenge at Vesela hiška.
    Valerija DT

  20. Čudovita voščilnica. Super si pobarvala simpatično opico. Hvala, ker si se nam pridružila v zeleni Veseli hiški. Sonja, DT

  21. Zelo luštna in igriva voščilnica! Hvala za obisk v Veseli hiški. Veana R.DT

  22. Oh how cute is this! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for  http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/