22 October, 2021


Hello there and welcome to a new challenge over at the Alphabet challenge blog! 
Our theme is "Outdoors" this fortnight, meaning you have a pretty easy task to go with. I'm late with my DT presentation today as we've had some unexpected errands at home, but anyway, here's my work:
As you can see, I went for a bookmark this time. I took one of those slim digis from bugaboo and painted it with regular coloured pencils. Since the brown I've chosen looks rather red-ish, I went with it and searched my stash for matching papers. I opted for a sheet of random zig-zag patterns as well as a sheet of this brown paper that turns out to match the monkey's fur. 
For the back, I used a sheet of light green cardboard which I decorated with another layer of green patterned paper. To finish my project, I used two green ribbons. I cut them to the right length and added a couple of wooden beads on each string before tying it with a knot.
Initially, I wanted to use crimp beads for that, but then I thought they'd looks quite pretty if I just leave them like this. The beads are not fixated meaning they can slide up sand down the ribbon, but since their diameter is rather tiny, they'll not move until you decide to play with them during a reading break. I didn't really plan that, but I think it's a fun twist on the motif of a monkey that is bouncing off a branch somewhere in the jungle.

Not a jungle, but nevertheless - a few impression of Radensko polje as autumn is slowly taking over.

613 avenue create: ATG with optional twist "school daze" 
a bit more time to craft: ATG
a place to start: purely handmade
as you like it: critter or people (I'll almost always go with a critter as I think they're easier to colour that humans because I'm not good with skin and hair. Also, they're easier to incorporate into my crafting projects as I consider animals to be neutral objects, white images of people usually predispose a certain theme by the way humans are depicted doing something, or wearing a certain style of clothing, or... Maybe my crafting just reflects the real world where introvert me would pick almost every animal above almost every human!)
cardz4guyz: any animal
crafty catz: ATG with optional twist "add some layers"
crafty gals corner: Halloween colours
crafty sentiments: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
love to scrap: ATG but a card
my time to craft: Halloween/fall colours
path of positivity: fall into a book (there's no book like "The Jungle Book" when it comes to jungle animals - even though I honestly remember watching the cartoon more than reading book. But, I'm sure this little monkey will find a friend whom he can guide through many, many stories.)
pennys papertake: ATG
scrapping4fun: ATG


  1. A fabulous bookmark love the fun image

  2. How fun. Love that you designed the back side as well. These fruits/Veggies look delicious (given a little more time ;) ) Thanks for playing along with us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge. AJ DT CCCC

  3. Fantastic bookmark. Nice work. Looks great. 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/

  4. Fabulous project. Nice work. Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  5. Fabulous bookmark Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge Blog good luck Ginny DT for Crafty Catz Challenge Blog
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  6. What a perfect project for our challenge! Great image and the papers are a perfect match! This will surely keep your place as you are reading and bring a smile to your face! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  7. Oh so great to see a Bugaboo image. Awesome book mark and so goad you shared over at Colour Crazy, Cardz 4 Guyz, Crafty Catz, Crafty Gals Corner.

  8. Nice card. Your card is so cute. Thank you for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door this month. Hope to see your beautiful art work back here again soon. Judy DT

  9. Great patterned paper and bookmark. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  10. Beautiful Bookmark! Love your slimline card with the Bugaboo Digi image. Enjoy your garden!
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  11. What a fabulous bookmark Veronika! Love the cheeky monkey. Your photos are just beautiful as well. Deborah x

  12. What a fun image and card thanks for sharing at Crafty Catz in our Anything Goes Challenge

  13. Funny image and great bookmark you made. Love it. Thanks for joining us at 613 A Place To Start. DT Vesna

  14. I love the idea of the bookmarker. This monkey image is just perfect. Thanks for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. DT~Jana

  15. Your beaded bookmark is perfect for our "Any Animal-Actual or Animated" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!! I love that adorable slimline monkey!! Thanks for playing along with us!!

  16. Beautiful creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    ~ Sherry DT/Admin xx

  17. Fabulous bookmark to treasure!
    So glad you have shared this with us at 613 Avenue Create.
    Please come back again!
    The best of luck with your entry.
    Jackie, DT member at 613 xx

  18. Very cute Bookmark! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

  19. Hi!
    Beautiful project!
    Thank you for taking part in the Scrapping4funChallenges challenge, good luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Roberta DT Scrapping4funChallenges

  20. A refreshing idea to create a bookmark. Your coloring of the Monkey image is nicely done. Thank you for joining my challenge choice at Cardz4Guyz this round. Cheers, Jolanda - DT

  21. What a cute cheeky monkey. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  22. Love your bookmark! I need one like this for my planner! Thanks for a fun response to our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  23. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Judy Crafty Gals Corner DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}