Friday, 17 May 2019

May TAGplorations Reminder

Hello Crafty Friends!

May's TAGplorations Challenge is in full swing over at STAMPlorations. There is still time to play along ...

The theme for May is: All About Mom
The optional twist is: to use Vellum


Here is my artsy looking tag ....


It doesn't need much colouring, just a little bit on the butterflies.

I used the Fluttery Garden digi stamps, resized them and printed out two, one was for a full card front, which I cut the tag from, and the other one was for half a card front, which I needed for the layered butterfly.

Next I pencil coloured the butterflies and wings and added splatters using my spritzing inks. I heat embossed and die-cut my sentiment, added the fuzzy cut butterfly and finished off with ribbon and candy dots.


If you love tags, why not give it a go and play along? Your project can be anything as long as it features a tag. You can enter as many projects as you want, but one per blog post please, and you don't have to use STAMPlorations products, yet we'd be thrilled if you would. There is currently a free image to download at STAMPlorations Never ending Anything Goes Challenge here. Please check out the full revised challenge guidelines here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

One lucky winner, voted for by the DT, will win a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate and 3 randomly picked players will win a $5 STAMPlorations gift certificate each.

Ready for more tagtastic inspiration? Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the gorgeous projects my teamies created and, of course, to link up your tag project/s too.

More challenge and tag inspirations can be found here in the May Challenges Reminder post over on the STAMPlorations Blog.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely weekend.
hugs
Monika xx

here is what I used from:
STAMPlorations Digital Store:
Fluttery Garden A2 Card Fronts Digital Stamps - set of 6 plus bonus colouring page


Stamplorations Online Store:
Funny Kinda LoveUppercase Alphabet Plate DieStitched Tags Nesting Dies
preview-FunnyKindaLove preview-uppercasealphabetplate 00preview-stamplorations-stitchedtags
Feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount off their stamps, dies and stencils. Happy shopping!

here is what else I used:
Pink Heidi Swap Spritzing ink, Gold Artiste Spritzing ink, colouring pencils, glittery candy dots, strip of white vellum, black, gold and white card, ribbon, black WOW embossing powder, VersaMark ink

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

A Whale's Life

Hello Crafty Friends!

STAMPlorations are releasing two new stamp sets today designed by Becca under her label Big Grins By Becca Cruger. Here they are:


For my DT projects, I worked with A Ton Of Fun to make these cute cards ...


I wanted them to look watery and splattery hence I added some ink and water to my craft mat and dipped my cards into the mix to create my backgrounds.

For the baby card, I used masking, stamping and a mix of Spectrum Noir and watercolouring with a few white gel pen highlights. I finished off with googly eyes and a little button.


For my next card, I added some stamping to the background before adding some extra splatters. The little whale was stamped on a piece of card I had previously used to mop up some left over ink from my craft mat. I simply fuzzy cut the shape, added the little breathing fountain and sentiment and finished off with decorative tape, sequins and button.

Now as usual, STAMPlorations are celebrating the release with a little Blog Hop. Check out the fabulous creations my teamies made over on the STAMPlorations Blog and hop over to their blogs to leave comments as you go along. There are a couple of prizes which will be drawn at random from all the comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and participating Designer's Blogs. Commenting closes 31st May and the winners will be announced in the May Winners Post on 10th June.

Here are the prizes:

- ONE (1) winner of a $15 gift code
- ONE (1) winner of her choice of any in-stock Big Grins by Becca Cruger stamp set

Both of Becca's new sets (A Ton of Fun | Wild and Free) are instantly 10% off in the STAMPlorations online store, no coupon needed. Feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for an added 20% off their stamps, dies and stencils.


That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to hop along and join the fun!

Have a lovely day!
Hugs
Monika xxx

Catitude

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is Wednesday and time for a new challenger over at The Male Room challenge blog where the bi-weekly challenge is all about making projects for the men in our lives. Our guest designer for the next fortnight is Jane Willis, you can check out her fabulous creations on here on Jane's blog.

My DT project for the new challenge is ...


Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #111 it's Anything Goes with the optional twist of 'Origami'. Lots of scope there!


As you can see, this time round I didn't go with the optional twist, I stayed with the Anything Goes instead.

At the weekend I went to the Art Stamping Festival in Port Sunlight and treated myself to some new catty stamps. I just had to play with these Cool Cats.

The background is stencilled and the cat is coloured using brush markers, the rest is simple stamping ...


... and you got a one-layer card with Catitude!


Fancy creating something for a male person in your life, pop over to The Male Room for more inspiration and to link up your masculine makes.

That's it from me for today
Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Cool Cats by Your Next Stamp - Dies To Die For
Artsy Border MakerJust Squares Stencil - STAMPlorations, feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA for a 20% discount on their stamps, dies and stencils
Tempting Turquoise ink - Stampin'Up!
Brush Markers - The Works
black Versafine ink, white card - from my stash

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Comfort Zone

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Tuesday and that means it's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations.

Here is my DT make ...


Having been musing about the pros and cons of comfort zones recently, this sentiment really appealed to me. The background is simply stenciled and stamped with a few added splatters on which I embossed the Typographia sentiment. To finish, I highlighted the words 'beautiful place' with a yellow brush marker. Enjoy! 💖


For more bold and beautiful Typographia stamps, check out the Typographia section in the STAMPlorations online store, where products are on sale at 15% off until 31st May, no coupon needed. The discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout can give you an added 20% off.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful creations.

That's it from me for today. Have fun and enjoy your day!

hugs
Monika xxx


here is what I used from:

Stamplorations Online Store:
Comfort ZoneTrendy Spring BloomsCrisscrossed Stencil
preview-comfortzone preview-SheryRuss_TrendySpringBlooms preview-web-stencil-086-CrissCrossed
Feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount off their stamps, dies and stencils. Happy shopping!

here is what else I used
Reglisse and Aurore Izink ink - Craft Stash
yellow brush marker, black WOW embossing powder, VersaMark ink, white card - my stash

Friday, 10 May 2019

Angel's Kisses

Hello Crafty Friends!

There is another helping of winged themed inspiration over at STAMPlorations. This month they are celebrating Spring with their Things With Wings Blog Hop & Linky Party.


For today's DT piece, I played with another STAMPlorations Digi, Fluttery Garden A2 Card Fronts - set of 6. Have a look ...


I coloured it with alcohol markers, fuzzy cur around it, layered it on my base card, added a few gel pen highlights and finished off with a sentiment feather and sequins.

If you fancy making your own winged make, why not link it up and join the fun by hopping along ...
As with any blog hop, leaving comments as you go along will give you entries into a prize raw. Here is what you could win:
  • FIVE (5) winners of $10 gift code - randomly drawn from all comments left on the blog and participating designers blogs
  • THREE (3) winners of $15 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all Things with Wings linky party entries
Liking up and commenting finishes on Tuesday 4th June. Winners will be announced on 10th June along with the May challenge winners. Good Luck!

During May all the products in the Things With Wings section in STAMPlorations' Shop will be on sale at 15% off, no coupon needed, the discount is automatically applied at checkout. This offer can be used in combination with my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA for an added 20% off.

Here is one last look at my winged project ...


That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more winged inspiration and to join the party!

Have fun!
hugs
Monika xxx


here is what I used from:
STAMPlorations Digital Store:
Fluttery Garden A2 Card Fronts - set of 6


Stamplorations Online Store:
Trendy Butterflies 2Feathery Dies
SheryRuss_TrendyButterflies2-preview preview-Featherydies
Feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount off their stamps, dies and stencils. Happy shopping!


Tuesday, 7 May 2019

May TAGplorations

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's 1st Tuesday in May and the start of a new TAGplorations Challenge over at STAMPlorations.

The theme for April is: All About Mom
The optional twist is: to use Vellum


Here is my DT project ...


As you can see, I went with the optional twist of Vellum and did some embossing similar to my Tutorial here on the STAMPlorations Blog. My vellum tag was added to a brightly coloured and stamped base tag and finished off with a dotty ribbon bow and some clear gems. Enjoy! ❤



If you love tags, why not give it a go and play along? Your project can be anything as long as it features a tag. You can enter as many projects as you want, but one per blog post please, and you don't have to use STAMPlorations products, yet we'd be thrilled if you would. There is currently a free image to download at STAMPlorations Never ending Anything Goes Challenge here. Please check out the full revised challenge guidelines here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

One lucky winner, voted for by the DT, will win a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate and 3 randomly picked players will win a $5 STAMPlorations gift certificate each.

Ready for more tagtastic inspiration? Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the gorgeous projects my teamies created and, of course, to link up your tag project/s too.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely week.
hugs
Monika xx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, you can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount on their, stamps, dies and stencils

preview-BestMomEver-Deepti preview-stamplorations-luggagetags

From the STAMPlorations Outlet Store, still in stock at the time of writing my post. Discount code doesn't apply

here is what else I used:
Abandoned Coral, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Lemon Distress Inks, Wilted Violet Distress Oxide, White SU Craft Ink, Vellum, Baled Brown Sugar SU card, black Versafine, dotted organza ribbon, clear gems 

Thanks A Latte - Take Away

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Tuesday and that means it's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week it's coffee themed simply because STAMPlorations are one of the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop's Super Sponsors.

Here is my Dt make ...


I had another play with their Bloomdala Coffee Cup To Go Digital Stamp Set and printed off one of the cups twice after re-sizing it and colouring only one of them.

After adding a bit of decorative tape to my base card, I attached my coffee cups and sentiment, stamped one of the Bloomdala shapes and finished off with a couple of glimmer dots.


I am, of course, entering my card at:
2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


Currently there are a couple of offers in the STAMPlorations store. Please check out the Things With Wings section, where selected products are on sale at 15% off until 31st May, and the Coffee/Tea Lovers section, where selected products are on sale at 20% off until 17th May, no coupon needed. The discounts will be automatically applied at checkout. Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout can give you an added 20% off.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more coffee themed makes and to check out what makes them a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

That's it from me for today. Have fun and enjoy your day!

hugs
Monika xxx


here is what I used from:
STAMPlorations Digital Store:
Bloomdala Coffee Cup To Go Digital Stamps - set of 6


Stamplorations Online Store:
Bloomdala BlissSet of 5 Coffee Phrase Dies
preview-BloomdalaBliss preview-springcoffeeset
Feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount off their stamps, dies and stencils. Happy shopping!

here is what else I used
The Izink ink - Craft Stash
baked brown sugar card - Stampin'Up!
decorative paper tape - The Works
glimmer dots, black card - my stash
colouring pencils - Amazon