Well here it is: my first card made using the Silhouette. It was also the Scrap Whispers Challenge #27, to use the word "funky" on a card or lay-out - an ideal opportunity to try out my new toy!
The background paper was made using some downloaded brushes for Adobe Photoshop Elements, and printed out. The monkey was adapted from an image on the net. I've since learned quicker and easier ways of doing all this.