Wednesday, 20 March 2019

DIY Hero

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 Hannelie, you can check out her fabulous creations on here on Hannelie's blog

My DT project for the new challenge is simply stamped with a strip of paper and a few die cuts ...


Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #107 we are looking for projects being inspired by DIY. Lots of scope there!


Well, my husband is quite good at DIY, and it was time to say it BIG ...


Fancy creating your 'DIY' inspired make, 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:
KaiserCraft mesh background stamp - Burleydam Garden Center Craft Shop
Sketchy Alphabet - STAMPlorations (feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount)
silver embellishment, tool dies, red card, silver mirri card, white card, gery and black Versafine ink- stash

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Eat More Banana Cake

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week my teamies and I are showcasing stamps by our very own Deepti under her label 'Dee's Artsy Impressions'.

I decided to work with Chikoo Goes Bananas and the yummy Cupcake Builder #1 dies to create this cheerful make. ...


I basically die-cut the cupcake pieces and layered them up to make 2 cupcakes. Chikoo was stamped, watercoloured using markers and fuzzy cut. I decided to pinch a sentiment from one of Shirley's sets and use it as a way of grounding the cupcakes.


As mentioned earlier, this week we are showcasing stamps designed by Deepti under her label 'Dee's Artsy Impressions'. All her sets will be on sale for the week until Monday 25th March at 10% off, no coupon needed, the discount will be automatically applied.

For more inspiration, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog. pop to see what my teamies created and to leave a comment for your entry into their prize draw.

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


here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps ***, stencils and dies:
Chikoo Goes BananasCupcake Builder #1World Birthday CakesStitched Snow Hills
preview-DAI-ChikooGoesBananas preview-cupcakebuilder1 preview-TBSWorldBirthdayCakes CUTplorationsStitchedSnowHillsdies-preview

*** Discount code works on sale items too

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Celebrating You - take 2

Hello Crafty Friends!

Yesterday I shared a card I made as my GDT piece for the Uniko Spring Challenge. Today I'm sharing its grunged up artsy cousin. Here it is ...


I slightly twisted the U, added a bit of stamping around the edge and copious amounts of festive splatters. They a sort of look like confetti.


Keeping it short and sweet.
Enjoy your weekend!
hugs
Monika xxx


here is what I used:
Wonderful Day stamp set - Uniko
Mixed Media Grunge - STAMPlorations
Aurore, Cire, Grenadine, Menthe, Mer Du Sud, Encre and Brou De Noix - Craft Stash
Black Versafine, black and yellow watercolours, dies - my stash

Friday, 15 March 2019

Spring

Hello Crafty Friends!

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

The theme for March is: All About Spring
The optional twist is: to use Birds


Well, as you can see, this time I went for the optional twist and included some birds in m tag. Here it is ...


I spritzed the die-cut tag with liquid watercolour, stamped the daffodil in black and splattered with yellow chalk mist. I then die-cut the feather and popped it up on a couple of green die-cut ones allowing a little shadow to peep out. After adding the birds and sentiment, I finished off with a grungy stamped border, some pearls and orange ribbon.


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 winter/holiday 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 projects too. There is more challenge inspiration here on the STAMPlorations Blog..

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-FramedSolitaryDaffodil MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg preview-Featherydiespreview-manilatags 

FortheBirdscoordinatingdies-preview preview-sweetspringwishesdie

here is what else I used:
black Versafine ink, Cire Izink ink, yellow Cosmic Shimmer Chalk Mist, orange ribbon, black card

Celebrating You

Hello Crafty Friends!

I feel honoured to be guest designer over at Uniko this month for their Spring challenge.

Spring for me is about yellow (daffodils normally), fresh greens and the bright blues and oranges of crocus blooms. Uniko's Wonderful Day set had my Spring imagination going, and I made this Mother's Day card.


If you're not living in the UK, you might ask why Mother's Day at this time of year. Well in the UK it's later this month hence it is a perfect theme for a Spring card. As you can see from the graphic below, I didn't opt for the optional twist and simply went with the theme.


The letters were die-cut into my stamped panel, popped up on a couple more and added back into my image.



I'm keeping it short and sweet, To see more inspiration from the Uniko DT and to join their challenge, pop over to their blog



here is what I used:
Wonderful Day stamp set - Uniko
Aurore, Cire, Grenadine, Menthe, Mer Du Sud, Encre and Brou De Noix - Craft Stash
Black Versafine, dies - my stash

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

One Stencil - Two ways

Hello Crafty Friends!

I received some Uniko goodies the other day courtesy of having been chose the winner of their last challenge.
Here are a couple of cards I made using some of them ...



I started off with the first card and blended some daffodil delight and bermuda bay inks through the mandala stencil and stamped my sentiment in elegant eggplant. That was easy!

The ink was still left on my stencil, I spritzed it with water and took 2 prints one of which I used for my second card. I simply stamped the sentiment in bermuda bay, layered on a contrasting piece of card and finished off with pink sparkly dots.



That's it from me for today. Have fun!
hugs
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Mehndi Mandala StencilBirthday Wishes Clear Stamp Set - Uniko
Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Elegant Eggplant inks - Stampin'Up!
card and gems - my stash

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Stepmothers

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week my teamies and I are showcasing stamps by Becca under her label 'Big Grins By Becca Cruger'.

I decided to work with the Sweet & Sassy Mom to make a card celebrating stepmums ...


Cards are all about sending a little message ... well, at least this one is with its witty sentiment ... a great way of showing a stepmum that she is loved.

All stamped on a stencil print background and finished off with a few die-cut letters and pearls.

I am entering my card at:
Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers - o is for ombre 


As mentioned earlier, this week we are showcasing stamps designed by Becca under her label 'Big Grins By Becca Cruger'. All her sets will be on sale at 10% off for the week until Monday 18th Marxh, no coupon needed, the discount is automatically applied.

There is, of course, more inspiration over on the STAMPlorations Blog. Pop over to see what my teamies created and to leave a comment for your entry into their prize draw.

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


here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps ***, stencils and dies:
Sweet & Sassy MomPeony Number 2 Stencil
preview-SweetandSassyMom-Becca preview-web-stencil-peony-number-two
*** Discount code works on sale items too

here is what else I used:
rose red ink and card
alphabet dies
black Versafine
pearls