Thursday, 20 August 2015

STAMPlorations August Blog Hop Day 4

Hi Everyone!

It's Blog Hop Time again over at STAMPlorations! Welcome to Day 4, where we're shining the spotlight on Houses Extras, a set designed by Shirley aka The Bee's Knees.

Here is the set ...

and here is what I made of it ...

Well as you can see, I've been playing with the maps from my old diary again for this cheerful project with a child like feel. I used my stitched rounded border die to cut the 'world', attached to my panel just above a decoratively scored line and stamped my trees from today's set into place before colouring them using my alcohol markers. I then used some more alcohol markers and the ARTplorations Clouds stencil to create my sun. Next I white embossed my sentiment from the Fond Expressions 2 set on a black banner, layered everything as shown and my card was finished.

Following up on a point I made yesterday, here is another look at the finished project ... note how the colours change ...

Back to the Hop ... every comment you leave will count and increase your chances of winning one of the great prizes on offer. Commenting closes on Sunday 23rd August and the winners will be announced on Monday 24th August on the STAMPlorations Blog.

Check out what the rest of the team made! You'll find links to all our projects here.


FIVE (5) commenters randomly drawn from the designers' blogs will each win the stamp set featured for the day.
ONE (1) commenter randomly drawn from the STAMPlorations blog will win a $25 gift certificate

Plus ...


links to previous days:
Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 -

That's it from me for today. I shall be back again tomorrow with more inspiration. Until then , have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here is what else I used:

preview-web-stencil-003-clouds-large.jpeg preview-SRDFondExpressions2
stitched border die Lil-inkers
alcohol markers were a mixture of Promarkers and Tinge Alcohol Markers


  1. I love your card and the landscape you created.

  2. The map background goes beautifully with this scene. Great idea:)

  3. That is so different and so wonderful! I am always looking for ways to add more interest to my scene stamping, thanks for so much gorgeous and lovely inspiration Karen

  4. What a clever way to incorporate the map, this makes me think of an "earth day" theme. It's so pretty!

  5. Love your world using a map - super fun and goes great with that sentiment!

  6. This is my favorite set.... love it. This is so perfect for the sentiment Monika - wow - you hit another home run - just FABULOUS. What a wonderful inspiration. j.

  7. Love the globe piece. Cleaver idea.

  8. Love the use of the map and how the trees are hugging it!

  9. LOVE THIS!!! So cool how you have placed the trees on the rounded world and the sentiment is just so cool to go with the images on this card!!! SO genius and so coolly done!!!

  10. The "red boots map" has returned! What a great design, Monika.

  11. Cute the use of stamps here! Thanks for the hop! :)
    Suchi xx

  12. Adorable the world map at the bottom...

  13. Brilliant idea using the 'globe' of the world to go with these awesome it.xx

  14. I can't believe how much the colours changed. Thanks for pointing that detail out.

  15. Absolutely love the "globe" for the scene to rest on, Great card!

  16. Fun scene framing your globe. Perfect sentiment too. TFS Monika

  17. Excellent work done! Love the idea of of the globe scene with this perfect stamp, so gorgeous!

  18. Clever! Love how you've paired the map and the sentiment, and the trees look perfectly happy on top of the world!


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