Monday, 8 June 2015

Party Time

Hi Everybody,

It is time again for another day of inspiration over at the STAMPlorations Blog. For today's project, I worked with the rocking horse from the Heaven Sent set and combined it with party paraphernalia from the Party Mates set, a sentiment from the Party Time set and the Texturized Big Numbers Background.

It is quite an easy card to make ... a little stamping and masking combined with a spot of colouring, spritzing and doodling ... and you're done. I started off with the hat, masked and stamped the horse, masked and stamped the background, removed masks, added the other party bit the name of which elopes me ... did my colouring, added some paint spritzes, doodled the border, layered on my base card, added the sentiment banner and finished off with a blue button.

I am entering my birthday card at:
Splendiferous Creations - Boys of Summer
Scribble and Scrap - Anything Goes

I thought the splashes would be a fun way of adding confetti ... for a great party atmosphere ...

Next is another project from Saturday's workshop with Lindsay Mason I would like to share with you. I was able to use my own stamps for creating the projects and decided to use Part Girl and Party Mates to make this funky tag, which uses a new to me masking technique and some clever blending.

I will have to give it some further trial runs to find my own way with it, which will be the one I shall share in a future tutorial. It might lead me somewhere completely different. I shall let you know.

I am entering my tag at:
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes as long as main image is coloured by hand, I coloured mine using distress inks
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Moo Mania - Anything Goes
Well, you might have noticed that there is a distinct part feel to my post today ... there is a birthday coming up .... STAMPlorations turn two at the end of the month ... and we, the STAMPlorations Girls, shall be celebrating in style ...

... details about the birthday bash can be found here.

As always there is fun to be had before that too, you can CASE any of my/our cards and link up at the Inspiration CASE Playground, short playground, to share your creation with us, enter in the blog challenges, comment on Spotlight Projects and more is already happening over at the STAMPlorations Blog.

Before I go I would like to share another card with you, one I made last month, but haven't posted as yet ... and GIVE AWAY alert ....

To make these cards, I first printed off my sentiment, stenciled the rectangles in summer starfruit, a greeny yellow ink from Stampin'Up!), sponged the butterflies stencil in gumball green (also SU) and stamped the matching butterflies into place using tangerine tango ink (also SU).
They feature the Trendy Butterflies set and the Shower of Flutters ARTplorations stencil in combination with a stencil from Clarity Stamps and my own digi stamp sentiment.

I am entering my card at the following challenges:
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, optional twist: make something for your best friend

GIVE AWAY: I will email a copy of my digi stamp to every new follower of my blog. Anyone who joins between now and 10th July 2015 will get one. Remember to click on the small green/blue squares to the right of the 'join this site' button to join. To claim your free stamp email me at, please replace AT with @.

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

from STAMPlorations I used, links are in the text above
HeavenSent-preview PartyMates-web-preview SheryRuss_PartyTime-web-preview stmp1096.jpeg PartyGirl-web-preview stmp1082.jpeg preview-web-stencil-032-showerofflutters


  1. Lots of fun eye candy! I love the fun numbers behind the cute rocking horse~

  2. beautiful cards! I had to come right over to see about that paper doll on your tag. And just started following you here. Helene

  3. Fab cards Monika. Looks like you had a smashing time on Saturday. So did I but of a very different nature, see my Vintage? post!
    Tried to follow your blog but blogger is misbehaving. Hope to see you soon. xx

  4. Love that kiddo bday card. Great idea to combine those numbers with the rocking horse. I never would have thought of that!

  5. Love the party hat on the rocking horse - such fun! and a gorgeous tag!

  6. These are such gorgeous cards!! I love the funky flair you've given to that rocking horse and I just ADORE that Party Girl tag you made!!!! And all the geometric shapes in the last card are super cool.

  7. Fabulous cards!! Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create!

  8. All cards are beautiful! Love the blending colors of the party tag . Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  9. Fantastic cards Monika!
    Thank you for joining us at


  11. Fabulous projects, thanks so much for joining us at the Sisters of Craft, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  12. love your tag and the stamp set you used - thanks for sharing your lovely project at ATSM this week

  13. Great Cards. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT Scribble and Scrap Challenge

  14. WOW! Your cards are all fabulous, many techniques that have me oohing and ahhing over the results. Of course, you know the butterflies have me swooning. Thank you for sharing your creativity in the ATSM gallery!

  15. What a lovely tag ! Thanks for sharing it with us and good luck in the draw. I hope you'll join us again next time,
    DT Stempelsonne Challenges

  16. Wonderful card. great colours.
    Thanks for joining us at the stempelsonnen challenge.

  17. Those butterflies are beautiful. I Love the layout. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore June - Anything Goes Challenge and Good Luck! xx

  18. Fantastic cards! Love the numbers behind the rocking horse on the first one. Your butterfly card is amazing! Love the butterflies against the geometric background, :-)


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