Tuesday, 10 February 2015

In The Pink

Hello Everybody,
just a few cards I would like to share with you. I have been a little busy of late and didn't get as much time crafting and visiting blogs as I would have liked.
First up are a couple of cards I made for entering into challenges, here is the first one:
I have been working with the ARTplorations Stencil: Hearts All Over, Sentiment Builders: Love and The Bees Knees: Newlyweds Extras. I simply used part of the stencil and blended some pink ink for my hearts. I then stamped my sentiment in pink and grey before adding the rings in grey. I added some one pink and one grey line down the side before adding some sparkly highlights to the rings using a glittery gel pen and finishing off with some gems. The card I used had some texture and flecks already which makes for added interest.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Less is More - Pink & Grey, Happy 4th Birthday!
Inkspirational - Rose Colours
Addicted to CAS - Hugs & Kisses
CAS(E) this Sketch

For my next card I went bold using the same colour scheme, stencil and one of the stamp sets:
I die-cut two hearts one from pink card, which I dry embossed using the  ARTplorations Stencil: Hearts All Over, and one from white card, on which I stenciled some hearts and lightly blended some pink ink before adding white highlights and a border (used Promarker). I then stamped and heat embossed my sentiment, die-cut a little border, layered my elements as seen, added some tiny hearts and rounded two of the corners to finish.
I am entering this card at:
House of Cards - Love
Allsorts - Love
In the Pink - Love, hope I added enough pink
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

Next up are a couple of cards I meant to post yesterday, but didn't have the time to do so. they were part if the Inspiration Projects Post over at the STAMPlorations Blog.
As you can see I used The Bees Knees: Newlyweds Extras again. This time I arranged them in a way that would make them look like an Art Builder stamp. I simply added some colour highlights using green and yellow markers, rounded three of the corners and finished off with a touch of glitter glue.
This card was also inspired by a card my teamie Maria made, which you can find here. I simply used a couple of different stamps and arranged them differently.

For my next card I went a little grungy ...
First I stamped City Girl and masked her off. I then created myself a cloud mask using the ARTplorations Stencil: Clouds and put that in place before inking one of my acrylic blocks with some light blue ink and stamping it to create my background frame. I then blended some ink through my stencil to highlight the cloud, I had to do half and the turn the stencil over to do the other half, before stamping the pair of shoes from the A Girl And Her Shoes set and highlighting the outline of my dream clouds. I coloured my images, stamped and gold embossed my sentiment before adding my partial frame. I then decided to liven things up a bit by doing the unexpected and adding some orange splashes using a stamp from the Holiday Artsy set.

Well, that's it from me for today. Off to bed now, having another busy day tomorrow.
Back soon with more inspiration.
Have a lovely week!

Monika xxx

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heart dies - Xcut by docrafts
tiny scalloped border die - Stephanie Weightman
tiny hearts - nail art accessories from Poundland
Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate, Bashful Blue, Tangerine Tango inks - Stampin'Up!


  1. What a lovely bunch of cards!
    Thanks so much for joining our birthday challenge!
    "Less is More"

  2. A fabulous array of cards, Monika! LOVE them all! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  3. Fabulous set of cards - love the stencilling and super CAS designs.
    Thanks for playing along at In The Pink this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  4. Love that pop of red in the sentiment. The rhinestones are a great tie-in too!

    HOC DT

  5. Fabulous cards and images.

    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  6. Wow Monika your cards are Rocking!
    Love the first one ... the stencilling is so elegant and a super CAS card.
    The second one is just jaw-dropping then there's 2 more super fabulous designs too.
    Thanks for playing along with our 4th birthday challenge this week
    Less is More

  7. So pretty! I especially like your take on the CTS sketch -- it's lovely!

  8. Gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Fantastic set of cards, Monika! I am now singing Love and Marriage, lol lol. I love that card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  10. Monika, you've been busy, and your cards displayed here are ever so lovely! I'm delighting over all four, but your first one...oh my! The pretty stenciling, the eye-catching red love...absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this beauty in the Inkspirational gallery!

  11. These are beautiful! Love the soft sponging of the hearts :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

  12. Such a lovely bunch of cards! On each one, you have showcased the fabulous stamps, and your designs are amazing! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  13. Lovely collection of cards! Super stencilling on your LIM entry
    Thanks for joining our fourth birthday celebrations at LIM!
    Less is More

  14. Very adorable wedding card!
    Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational for our "Rose colours" challenge. Sincerely hope you will join us again soon.
    Pia xx

  15. I like your soft and loving sentiments! Very pretty cards! Thanks for playing along with us over at House of cards!

  16. What a lovely array of cards.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge this month.
    Kim x

  17. Love your cards! Thank you for joining in with HOC! Pat DT x


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