Sunday, 18 January 2015

Never Been Used Schtuff

Hi Everybody,
Thanks for all the lovely comments you have been leaving. Hope you're all having a great weekend. It's supposed to be the coldest night of the winter in the UK so far. Mind you the temperature is falling steeply especially if you take the windchill factor into account. We've just come back from our Sunday walk. More often than not it takes us along the Boardwalk, a local footpath running along the shore of the Dee Estuary with stunning views over to North Wales. Lovely and blustery today ...
back home now with a good cup of coffee and wanting to show you this week's bounty.
For my first two cards I used a couple of sets which I had never used before. The rose is part of a set called Sweet pea by Kaisercraft, I bought it a few weeks ago at the craft shop in Burleydam Garden Center. I combined it with Hashtag Authentic, a new set by STAMPlorations due to be officially released week beginning Monday 26th January during a week long Blog Hop.
Card number 1 uses simple stamping combined with a spot of embossing. The word 'Beautiful' is stamped with red ink which I then over-stamped with clear pigment ink and clear embossed. A great way of adding colour to your embossing without needing different shades of embossing powder.
I am entering this card at
CASology - NBUS
Darnell's NBUS Challenge - Anything Goes
Card Number 2 has a slightly different layout and used copper embossing powder to highlight the sentiment plus some gently spritzed splashes/mist of gold and red (Artiste Spritzing inks by docrafts).
Card number 3 uses the same #Authentic set plus Celebrate Artsy, Holiday Artsy and the little heart from the new SB Love, another set from the official STAMPlorations release this January.
Card number 4 uses the same rose from Kaisercraft which I watercoloured using some ink from my Stamp'n'Write Markers (Stampin'Up!) and a sentiment from the Graphic Pentagons set by STAMPlorations. I am entering this card at
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Watercolouring

That's it from me for today. I shall be back again tomorrow with another offering for you.
See you then.
Monika xxx

here are the sets I used:
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sorry, I couldn't find a photo of the sweet pea set by Kaisercraft


  1. Oooh you have been busy getting inky and such gorgeous images and cards.
    Thanks so much for linking up at ATSM
    Sarah x

  2. LOVE these cards. Your watercolouring is so subtle and pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and Happy Little Stampers xx

  3. Wow Monika what a fab collection of cards, love how you have combined this soft image with the funky font of the sentiment. I tried to join your new blog but it just says I can't do it now? Thanks for joinimg ATSM

  4. Beautiful cards Monika, love the CAS designs! Hazel x

  5. Great CAS card - love those sentiment stamps ;)
    Thanks so much for linking up with us at ATSM, Monika!

  6. Hi Monika. Four beautiful cards. It's amazing how just changing a few details with each of your rose cards, makes them all so unique! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! xx

  7. What a lovely series of cards! They are all just lovely. I do like the soft watercoloured rose on the last card. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!


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