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Sunday, 6 January 2013

It's a jungle out there!

I really hate Sunday evenings - I just become resentful that I have to go to bed early to get up for work!  Hmph - I can't wait until I can afford to retire, I can tell you!  Don't get me wrong, I love my job but I would prefer not to do my long commute into London and have to work 7 hours 5 days a week!

Anyhoo, I have just popped in to post this card I made for this week's There She Goes challenge #188 sponging with diecuts...
 

Oh I just love this cheeky monkey!  He is from the Jungle Out There set and I matched him up with papers from the K and Company Actopus to Zelephant paper pad and layered up the clouds and matting to give it lots of depth.  I am also entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp for new something (new stamp set for me!).

Okay, I'm outta here to enjoy the rest of what's left of my weekend!


36 comments:

Faye said...

This is too cute Mary. Love, love, love! X

Chrissy said...

I love my job too Mary J but resent working 7 days a week through the day and evenings..but necessary to live..lol...and I love your card, love the dimension and cute little monkey,fabulous colouring too.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Maria Therese said...

How fun!!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Gorgeous and fun.

I have the perfect solution to your problem - I have my craft supplies delivered to my work address, no queuing at the post office and always a reason to go to work :-) I'm pretty sure there'll be a letter from The Glitter Pot waiting for me tomorrow morning...

eva said...

fun card! love the little monkey!

Katina said...

Oh, I'm so with you on the Sunday night thing Mary! Roll on September when I'll be starting phased retirement! Great but it does mean I'm old, lol!

Fabulous card as always; just love that monkey! Brilliant layout.
xx

Dilyana said...

This is so cute, Mary J! Such a fun and colorful card that made me smile! :-) Hugs!

Stamps and Paper said...

WHat a cutie..great image and I love your layout love your colours

Anne

Susan Flynn said...

Fabulous card Mary, such a cute image. I can thoroughly recommend retirement it's brilliant - a holiday everyday lol!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Mary J. I LOVE that monkey and fabulous papers and layout.
Sue xx

Silli said...

BIg smile, this is so darn cute girl... LOVE your new? pic...xoxo

Danni said...

Super cute!! That set is on my very long wish list from TSG!! My daughter would love it as she's into monkeys! Awesome card!

Kathleen said...

So very cute and love the clouds.
Don't envy you at all, I used to hate travelling 10 minutes to work lol.

Kath x

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Mary, VERY CUTE!!!! love it.

Donna x

Tina said...

how adorable is this little monkey...love it very cute mary j and cute details and colors

Anne-Marie said...

A perfect cheeky monkey card....lovely bright and cheery card, Mary....and I do feel for you, having to go out into the cold world to earn a living....I'm soooo glad to be a lady of leisure, these days....NOT...hahaa!

Sandy said...

I've been lucky and have not worked since Jason was born, he is 35 now, 5 kids were a full time job though, LOL. Love your cheeky monkey and those fab papers. Love how you added those clouds too.
Hugs, Sandy

Sasha said...

Fabulous card, as always, Mary.

I took early retirement through ill health, and at first it was great, but I would love to be back at college with all my lovely workmates. I guess we're never satisfied xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous card Mary J. I do remember how much I disliked Sundays when I worked - always spent the day dreading Monday lol!

Crafteezee said...

Very cute Mary. I know how you feel, I have to do exactly the same :(
Hugs Tracy x

Wendy said...

Fabulous Mary, love that cute cheeky monkey.
Wendy xx

Liz McGuire, said...

Super, super, cute - love it!

liz x

Tamara Morton said...

Just perfect and just your style. Fabulous as always.
Hugs
Tamara xx

Sue said...

Hello Mary
I remember when I was working, I used to feel the same way, but now that I have retired, I realise that going to work expands your outlook, as you are mixing and mingling constantly with other people, and it is fulfilling not just a personal need but a financial need as well.
And as much as I love being my own person in my own home, doing what I want to do when I want to do it, I do miss the company during the day. So as you can imagine blogging is a lifeline for me.
Your card is very cute and very impressive, the colour palette is is perfect for your image.
Smiles :-)
Sue

canadian_liner said...

Any possibility of working part-time? That's my solution to work-life balance...
Fabby job with that little monkey and wonderful lay-out, sponging, clouds and all.
Re: winter: some year you need to go to a place with real ice and snow and embrace outdoor winter activities. I think I would hate winter, too, if I lived in the UK. Grey and damp and nothing to do outside...
Happy week to you,
C

Vicky said...

Oooh sweetie I absolutely love this awesome card tthis image is just fab hun.

lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

What a great card and of course, your beautiful coloring! I taught at the high school for 33 years and Sunday nights just didn't "sit too well" with me nor was it ever a good night sleep. My journey was only 12 minutes, but by the time I got to school I was already mentally exhausted thinking of all the daily activities that were ahead...like you...I loved my job and students. I have yet to get a comfortable night sleep on Sunday night. 33 years is hard to break...haha Have a WONDERFUL week and safe travels to work!

Tracy said...

I love every single thing about this card Mary. Your coloring, the fantastic layout and the super fun feel of the whole thing. You rocked this one GF! Hugs!

Shannon White said...

Adorable Mary!! 8-) Love this Sweet little Monkey too! and Loving all the dimension and depth you have created! Just too CUTE!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Julie E said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!

coops said...

love this mary.your design is fantastic and your cheeky monkey is so cute :D

xx coops xx

Amanda R said...

Love how you layered the clouds for the depth, it looks wonderful. And won't Steve consider working two jobs so you can stay home and play? Haha

Boxofcolours said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!
Hugs
Jane

JanR said...

This is so awesome! I love the layout and the papers.

Rachel Parys said...

What a cute monkey!! Love him hanging from that branch, too cute!

Lin said...

He's a cutie - love the added clouds! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

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