Friday 17 April 2015

Candyfloss Inspired

Hi All,

It's time for more inspiration over at the STAMPlorations Blog where my Teamies and I are showcasing some of the older sets. I decided to work with VIGNETTE It's Your Day and Sugar Rush. Somehow things didn't go quite to plan as birdie from The Bee's Knees SMALL BIRDS wanted to have a say too...

My first card is inspired by one of my first ink pads I bought. I only realized the other day, when making my cards that it had never been opened!!! Luckily it's still in fine working order. It is one of those pigment ink pads with three colours, and I decided to use it to stamp the background using the word stamp from the It's Your Day set. I did this after I had die cut a corner off a piece of white card using one of my Li-inker Border dies. I layered my two pieces on my pink base card and tied pink organza ribbon into a bow. I then stamped the cake in black, fuzzy cut it and attached it to my card finishing off by adding some candyfloss glitter glue highlights.
I really wanted to give this card the fluffy candyfloss feel as a contrast to the wonky cake.

Next up is birdie. Let's see what his input is today ...

Can you believe it, his favourite treats are macarons!

For this card, I worked with the Sugar Rush set and die cut a cloud corner from a piece of white card, stamped both images in black, stamped two lines of sentiment in black and the word macarons using my tricolour ink pad before clear embossing it and layering all on a pink base card. To ground my image I simply added some pink shading using my PP2 Spectrum Noir Marker and blender pen.

I would like to enter birdie at the following challenges:
CASology - Sweets, Shery from STAMPlorations is sponsoring this week, lucky to be on her DT
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment
The Crafting Cafe - Flight of Fancy
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Scribbles & Scrap - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Make a Card

Quick update: Birdie got an Honorable Mention over at CASology #141, thanks Ardyth for picking my card!

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration and to play along at our Inspiration CASE Playground.

That's it from me for today, back again latest next week Monday with lots of inspiration for the STAMPlorations April Release Blog Hop. Hope to see you there.

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

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  1. Two brilliant cards Monika!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this month in our Flights f Fancy Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  2. Love the soft background of the first Monika, must admit to forgetting some of my older supplies too! :)

  3. Yummy, yummy, yummy! Not only birdie loves macaroons ;)

  4. Both cards are so fun! I like the non color look

  5. Both of your cards are really wonderful. I especially like that sweet card you created for CASology. Thanks so much for playing along this week, and also for being our sponsor.

  6. Both adorable cards! Thank you for sharing with us at CASology!

  7. Great card and I love the sentiment!!! Thank you so much for entering the Crafty Calendar (Add a sentiment) Challenge this month, lots of luck.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT

  8. Monika! That bird on the macaroons is too cute and funny! Sweet, indeed! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! So great to have STAMPlorations as our sponsor this week, too!


  9. What a lovely card - who doesn't love a macaroon ! Thanks for joining in with the crafting cafe challenge this month- Janna DT


  10. Oh, I love macarons, and I absolutely love what you have done with them! Birdie is too cute! What a fabulous pair of stamp sets you are showcasing! Wonderful to have Stamplorations sponsoring this week! Thanks so much for sharing this sweet creation with us at CASology this week!

  11. Super, super, super sweet! This makes me smile!

  12. Great cards. So pretty. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.


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