Thursday, 1 October 2015

CASEplorations October

Hi Everyone,

another month has passed and it's already October. Where has the time gone??? Well the upside is that another month of fun and CASEing has started over on the STAMPlorations Blog.

This month's inspiration come from Greta Hess of GG Creations who enchanted us with this stunning B&W make. You can find the details on how Greta made this beauty here.

I decided to combine this month's CASEplorations project with entering THE HOP TO STOP which requires the use of the colour purple, hence my take turned into a purple monochromatic one ...

It's a pretty straight forward one ... liking the striking border of Greta's card, I used stamps from the Grahpic Squares set to stamp mine. Next I stamped, embossed and watercoloured the rose (Blossom Overture), stamped my sentiment (Subway Art Builders: Dare), edged my pieces with dark purple, layered as shown and finished off by adding a tiny heart.

Anyone is eligible for a Super Sponsor prize if they link up a *newly created* papercraft project, no back-linking please. is used to draw for winners.
In order to be eligible you MUST:
>>Comment on the three entries before your linkup in order to be eligible for a prize (be a good bloggy neighbor!) (unless it's a site that requires a login)
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>>Provide a direct link back to the hop

Now back to CASEplorations ... Check out how my Teamies cased Great's card and join us in the Inspiration CASE Playground over on the STAMPlorations Blog. You can either CASE Great's card or any of the Inspiration Projects we'll post during October. A winner will be picked randomly from all the entries. Good Luck!

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely week!

Monika xxx

here is what I used:
stamps from STAMPlorations, links are in the above text
stmp1041.jpeg StampClub-BlossomOverture-preview.jpeg stmp1048.jpeg
elegant eggplant ink and card - Stampin'Up!
shaded lilac and dusty concord distress inks - Ranger


  1. both of your cards are very pretty. I love that heart bg on the one for the Hop to Stop. :)

  2. Great card, wonderful message, beautiful background.

  3. Your card is beautiful! I love the purple flower and the gorgeous background! I'm hopping over from the Hop to Stop, such a worthy cause. Thank you for participating!

  4. Awww... I just love this! You got that background to line up so perfectly! I'm jealous! My lines never look that straight when I try. Thank you SO, SO, so much for playing along with the Hop to Stop. <3

  5. Love how beautifully you converted the inspiration in Monochromatic purple! Fab BG and love that tiny heart with such a true sentiment for this great cause!

  6. This is sooooo pretty, I love that you went purple , perfect CASEing and I love those hearts :)

  7. Perfectly elegant go with that, oh so appropriate sentiment.

  8. I love that you made a card for DV but and that you were CASEing another card!! Perfect for the hop to stop!

  9. Such a cool background and perfect for this pretty rose! BTW - i never thanked you for your beautiful get well card - that was so nice of you to send me one. I am so touched you thought about me. Hugs, Cornelia

  10. Beautiful coloring and design! Love this great card!
    Take care!

  11. This is just lovely! Beautiful colours, Monika, and I looove the little hearts.
    hugs, Asha

  12. Both fantastic, very striking. Thanks so much for sharing your creation in the Sisters of Craft Facebook group. Creative Blessings, Tracy x SOC DT

  13. Two fabulous monochromatic cards!

  14. Hello Monika, Two gorgeous card. I am visiting you via Becca's blog Hop To Stop.

    Jade xx

  15. Very pretty card! Love the stamplorations stamps! The worst thing about them is picking which to get first!

  16. The background is simply amazing Monika!! Lovely CASE.. :)
    Suchi xx

  17. This is so pretty, Monika! That background is amazing! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: If you're looking for another chance to win with the Hop to Stop, make sure to stop by my blog and comment! :)

  18. BEAUTIFUL card!!!
    Your rose and hearty panel are a purple DELIGHT - LOVE IT!!!

  19. Gorgeous cards Monika, and super worthy cause too!

  20. You did a wonderful job on this card - the background os amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Such a pretty card. I appreciate the awareness, I linked up :)

  22. Such a pretty card love the flower!


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