Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Christmas In The Air

Hi Crafty Friends!

Well, how is your Christmas card making going? I am back with another helping of projects for June's Christmas In The Air feature over at STAMPlorations. In this special feature Nancy and I are taking turns sharing a few Christmas projects each.


This month it's my turn to put STAMPlorations Christmas In The Air Kit #1 through it's paces the full content of which will be shown at the end of this post. It's going to be picture heavy as I got a whopping 8 cards to share.


Let's start with some cards using the cute Ephemera shapes.


The first cards uses the wrapped presents and the cut penguin finished off with a sticker sentiment from the kit, a doily shape from the Bloomdala Bliss felicity Dies and the snowflakes from the Christmas Reindeer stamp set.


The second card uses the cute angel shape in combination with a sentiment from the stamp set included in the kit finished off with a little star. The way they're arranged reminds me of a Christmas Tree which I rather like.

 

Next up are a couple of cards using a stencilled background.


My first one uses the stencil from the kit in combination with the Circles Flex-Template. I masked off the moon and the circle to sponge my background. I then removed the mask for the moon only, attached the trees from the kit stencil and sponged with a darker blue. My sincere apologies, I used distress inks, but can't remember which ones. The card was finished off with doodles, a sticker sentiment and the little car Ephemera.


The next card uses the Squares Flexi-Templates for the background. I sponged the large shape first using the lighter blue before adding and extra frame and sponging with the darker blue. The sentiment is from the stamp set in the kit and the stars are from the Art Marks set. I added the toadstool house and finished off with glitter glue.

 

My next two cards use a couple of ATCs from the kit.


The first ATC card is a really easy one to make. It's simply layered and finished off with a sticker sentiment. What adds interest to my card is that the blue base card has a silver shimmer and the silver card i used has a green shimmer.


The next card looks a bit more artsy grungy. I created a stamped background using stamps from the kit and added a doodled border. I finished off with a stamped sentiment, a scrunched up flower and sequins.

 

A couple of more cards to finish today's helping ...


The coffee cards were hugely popular hence I made another one. This time I coloured it with metallic pencils and popped it on a base card with a subtle stamped background using words stamps from the kit and Candied Apple distress oxide. To finish I added a sticker sentiment, the little birdie and some glitter glue.


My last card is a stencilled one-layer card using the truck image from the kit's stencil. Shery included the little cut out bits which you can easily use for multi colouring by simply popping the into the spaces you don't want to colour. inks used for the truck image are: Crackling Campfire, Barn Door, Peeled Paint, Mowed Lawn and Hickory Smoke distress inks. My sentiment was stamped with black Versfine ink and Rustic Wilderness distress oxide.

 

So far I've made cards, but there are still plenty of other festive makes left in the Christmas In The Air Kit #1. I shall be back in August with another array of festive makes.

Here are my affiliate link to all the products used from the STAMPlorations Store:


       

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I hope you feel inspired to start adding some projects to your Christmas stash.

hugs
Monika ❤

Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Floral Congrats

Hi Friends!
Today I got a load of flowers for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...


I hadn't used my Trendy Spring Blooms Dies in a while, it was their time to come out for some play time for today's make. I cut some of them from a piece of watercoloured card and added them to my background which consisted of my embossed basecard (using Leaf Prints 4 standard stencil) and one of the Watercolor ATC Journaling Cards.

I finished off with a congrats die-cut sentiment and sequins.



Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:



  


 

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I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Too Much Happy

Hi Friends!

Today I got a load of love for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...


I blended Twisted Citron, Kitch Flamingo and Wilted Violet DI through the Evolution stencil. I then stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant SU ink (sorry about the little bit of fluff which was on the stamp without me noticing until it showed up in the stamping) and attached my die-cut layered butterfly (card and vellum) to finish.


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


  

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

June Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge

Hi Friends!

It's time for a new lot monthly challenges over at STAMPlorations are back. Here is my DT piece for June's Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge over on their blog.


The theme for the current challenge is Stamps & 2 Colours and the photo prompt can be seen below. Your project can either be inspired by the theme, photo prompt or both. The full challenge rules can be found here on the STAMPlorations Blog.


I went for a green and yellow colour scheme and incorporated the watercolour inspiration from the photo by using watercoloured card for my die-cut balloons which are popped up on a stamped background.


As for the Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge prizes:
One winner of a $20 gift code will be picked by one member of our DT.
Plus 3 randomly drawn winners will each receive a $7 gift code.

In order to be considered for a prize, make sure you've followed the rules here.

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These are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


  

Should you feel like browsing in STAMPlorations online shop, check out their latest offer below.


Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount on your order makes you qualify to pick a free product from their store up to the value of $7. I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out how my teamies interpreted the challenge theme and prompt and of course to join in the fun too.

That's it from me for now. Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika 💖