Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Chikoo's Pearls Of Wisdom

... and special Stamp Release Blog Hop at STAMPlorations!!!

Hi All,

Over at STAMPlorations we are having a Special Stamp Release Blog Hop.

Deepti from Dee's Artsy Impressions has designed a most adorable stamp set called Chikoo Goes Bananas. I am sure it will fast become one of your favourites, Chikoo had me giggling with delight whilst making my sample cards. What better way to enjoy crafting!

First up: Chikoo on Ageing

Banana cakes and banana bunting are in the spotlight ... I first stamped and coloured Chikoo, the cakes from the Party Mates set and the bananas before applying a coat of Mod Podge as a mask and a way of adding some texture. Once dry, I masked off my circle, sponged a little pink ink, grounded Chikoo using a stamp from the Mixed Media Grunge set, stamped my sentiment and added a few tiny hearts to finish.

next up: Chikoo on Life

To get his point across, Chikoo enlisted the help of his best friend Rudolph from the Reindeer Games set for a toothy smile. Both were stamped, coloured with promarkers and masked off with a coat of Mod Podge before sponging the spotlight and stars, ARTplorations stencil Oh, My Stars! As before I used a stamp from the Mixed Media Grunge set to ground Chikoo before finishing off with some tiny stars.

last but not least ... Chikoo on Healthy Eating

I don't think there is much to say about this ... simple stamping, masking and colouring. The sentiment is handwritten on strips of card to show that there is always room for telling your own story!

As with every blog hop commenting will give you entry in the prize draw, commenting will close on Friday 11th March 11.55pm Pacific Time, and the winner of Chikoo Goes Bananas will be announced on Sunday 13th March. For everyone else Chikoo Goes Bananas will be in the STAMPlorations Shop at a 10% discount until 16th March.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for all the links and rules.

Good Luck and Happy Hopping!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Chikoo Goes Bananas, Party Mates, Mixed Media Grunge, Reindeer Games, ARTplorations Stencil: Oh, My Stars!
 PartyMates-web-preview MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg preview-BigGrins-ReindeerGames preview-web-stencil-009-stars.jpeg


  1. These are too stinkin' cute!!

  2. OMG, the card with the bananas on the line is super fun! It is so cute how you have included the cake and the bananas and worked the sentiment!

  3. Oh, Monika, I can tell you were having a barrel of laughs with this set. Love how you added the images from other sets to create these super fun scenes.

  4. Oh bananas, these are so funny. Love the collaboration with rudolf. Hugz

  5. Your cards are all just adorable! Great new set to play with.

  6. Fantastic cards! Love all of the layers of bananas

  7. Your cards cracked me up. Love the deer peeking in on the monkey. TFS

  8. These cards are so funny!!! Love the monkey with all the cupcakes - That would be perfect card for me - tee hee!!

  9. Cute cards! Love the adorable monkeys!

  10. Wonderful cards. Love the cute and fun monkeys.

  11. You look like you had fun with this set! I just adore those monkeys and the banana's are great!!

  12. Awesome cards. Love the masking technique.


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