Monday, 13 July 2015

Monday Monday

Hi Everybody,

Monday for me means the start of a new week, and it is also the day when I tend to get most of my crafting done! Before I can get on with that, there is some more inspiration to share with you. First up, a quick birthday card ... no colouring skills needed ...

I started off by attaching the Just Squares ARTplorations stencil to my base card and masking part of it off. Through the remaining twelve squares I sponged a mix of crisp cantaloupe and melon mambo to get this slightly peachy pink. Next I stamped and fuzzy cut the cupcakes from the Party Mates set and attached them using foam tape. Initially I had intended to colour them, but as I was stamping them out, I felt that leaving them simply stamped could look quite good too. next I stamped my sentiment from the Chevron and Arrows set, added a doodled line, attached a few gems and finished off by rounding three of the corners.

I am entering my card at:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes with optional twist of create your own challenge from the chart

Next up is a card I made using one of the brusho backgrounds from my video here.

This time I was working with the Blooming Buds set. I white embossed my flower and leaves before colouring both using my Clear Star Sakura gelli pen and trimming the panel to size. I then tore a strip of vellum, stamped me sentiment from the Blossom Overture set in elegant eggplant, attached the vellum, layered on my base card and finished off by doodling a border using my elegant eggplant stamp'n'write marker.

I purposefully didn't want the flower to be bold, I wanted it to be more like an imprint ... an imprint one leaves behind in the lives of others.

Here is a closer look at the sparkle, which gives the flower its ethereal feel ...

I am entering my card at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Make your Mark
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Anything Goes


The new July stamps have arrived and are available in the STAMPlorations Shop at a 10% discount. Stamp Club Subscribers get an extra 15% off when using their personal discount coupon code!!! YAY!!! I can't wait to get mine!

Back to today's projects ....

Here is a last look at both my cards from today's post ...

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration, tutorials, challenges and more. There is always something going on for you to join in the fun. Once there, remember that you can also comment to win.

That's it from me for today.I shall be back again tomorrow with another piece of inspiration.
Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

stencil and stamps from STAMPlorations, links can be found in the text
preview-web-stencil-044-justsquares PartyMates-web-preview stmp1031.jpeg BloomingBuds-preview-web StampClub-BlossomOverture-preview.jpeg

crisp cantaloupe, melon mambo, elegant eggplant inks and elegant eggplant marker - Stampin'Up!


  1. Fab cards - love the Brusho background

  2. Love the colours in the Brusho background as well.
    I finally managed to get some hot pressed w/c paper so I can now have a go at some Brusho backgrounds myself!
    Rain has stopped for the moment though there were so black clouds over Chester way. x

  3. Great cards - especially the one with the Brushos - fabulous background!

  4. Love the partially stencilled background on the first one, and how you kept the images b/w. The Brusho card is fab - I like how you framed the panel with the squiggly line.

  5. Oh my brushos give such a stunning effect! I love how u used the stencil on ur first card :)

  6. Both lovely designs. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Blog Challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Creative Blessings, Tracy x SOC DT

  7. What a stunning card and your background looks great! I like the doodle border! Looks great! Thank you so much for joining us at ATSM this week!
    Kamila DT

  8. Love this mixture of colors! And the flower is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ATSM.
    Olesya DT

  9. Wonderful creations! I love background Brusho and strip of vellum! Vry elegant!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  10. Beautiful:) Thanks for sharing it with us for Card Mania Challenge.
    Good Luck!
    Marzena DT


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