Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Pets Galore

Hi All,

Today we are having a little playtime over at the STAMPlorations Blog in the form of a Mini Stamp Release Blog Hop.

The sets is one that is sure to get your creative juices flowing. PETS, designed by Shirley Bampton aka The Bee's Knees, is fast becoming my favourite. Here it is:

Aren't these critters just adorable? For my first card I used one of the cats and combined it with the bar code strip from the Mixed Media Grunge set.

I stamped the catty character in Jet Black Archival Ink on white Centurs Pearl card, watercoloured her with Black Soot, masked, stamped the bar code in Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry, added my sentiment and finished off by rounding three of the corners.
The pearlescent finish of Centura Pearl adds a touch of luxury to this quick and easy card.

Next up is something more involved as I decided to give all the dogs an outing and combine them with the chevrons from the Mixed Media Grunge set and some of the stamps from the recently released Houses Extras set. The result was the following concertina tag card ...

This is what it looks like folded up from the front and below is the inside once opened ...

I used one of my first ever dies, Tag - Super Traditional by Sizzix, to cut my card, I folded my card first before aligning it with my die and running it through my Big Shot. As I wanted something quick to colour my background, I decided to ink up an acrylic block, it exactly fitted the width of my tag panels, with Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi, spritzed a little water on it and stamped directly on the panels. Next I added a light colour wash to the tops. Once dry I added some trees and flowers roughly colouring my trees with ink picked up with a dried baby wipe. As I wanted to keep the sketchy feel I added some doodles to the trunks and trees using Strawberry Slush, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso markers. Next I stamped, coloured (Promarkers) and fuzzy cut the dogs, attached them to my card, added the sentiments, chevrons and borders and finished off with a few sequins and ribbon.

Please hop along and comment for your chance to win this fabulous stamp set. The hop will be open until 11.55pm Pacific time on Friday 11th September (GMT: 7.55 am Saturday 12th September). You can find all the projects and links to my participating teamies here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

I am entering my cards at:
Craft Stamper September challenge - Take a Stamp, Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Time Out - Make your Mark, the doggy card used markers
Moo-Mania - Landscape, the doggy card for landscape background
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes

That's it from me for today.
Have fun hopping!

Monika xxx

these are the other sets I used by STAMPlorations, links are in the above text
MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg preview-TBSHousesExtras


  1. Wow Monika...both the cards are superb...the second one accordion is really adorable! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Wow, love the scene!! Beautiful coloring on all the cutie animals.


  3. these cards are fabulous. I especially like the tag card and the scenery you created. Very inspirational:)

  4. I love animals and especially cats! These new stamps are purr-fect for me! Love your cards! The fold-out one is very cool!

  5. All of these creations are wonderful! Love that you made a mini scene with them too - that is one of my favourite things to do with my stamps. Thanks for the blog hop, your beautiful inspirations and for sharing your art with us Karen x

  6. This is awesome.. love the watercolor effect - great project! Thank you for joining in at Moo Mania & More!

  7. Both are fabulous! The tag card is particularly amazing! xxx

  8. Hot Dog! What wonderful cards...that accordian fold is really fabulous.

  9. What a brilliant accordion card Monika. Great colouring on the trees and dogs, and I love the sentiment.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge.
    Katrina x

  10. Your doggy landscape is great! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

  11. These are fabulous, Monika! Love the kitty cat card, and the scene on the tag card is brilliant!

  12. Lovely tag cards. These pets are so cute. Hugz

  13. Love the scene you created with that tag card.

  14. Love the tag card Monika, it looks like a mini story book to me.

  15. Really cute project! Great coloring too!

  16. Gorgeous project... lovely colors!!
    Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ... good luck!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  17. Two fun projects Monika. That little pooch reminds me of my Max!
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM too! :)

  18. Wow! What amazing projects Monika. Love your coloring. Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

  19. Great images in that set! And I love your concertina tag card, so unusual.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  20. Lovely! Great work! Thank you for playing with us at TO Challenge.

  21. A wonderful landscape

    Thank you for joining us at MOO MANIA & MORE


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX