Thursday, 24 March 2016

Sending Love

Hi All,

Today I'm in a catty mood ... hence I finally made a card I've been wanting to make ever since I got some stamps from Katzelkraft ...

Don't forget to laugh ... I thought this sentiment (French Quotes by Katzelkraft) was purrfect for the slightly grumpy looking tom (Les Chats Russes by Katzelkraft) , especially given that there is a rather tasty looking rat sitting right next to him.

I stamped both, cat and rat, with black Memento, coloured them with alcohol markers and applied a coat of Mod Podge. Once dry, I went to town sponging with Crushed Curry ink, adding my stenciling (ARTplorations Stencils: Honeycomb Delight reversed) with Pumpkin Pie, adding some watercolouring to ground and shade using Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso inks before stamping the raindrops (Mur De Pluie by Katzelkraft) and border (Mixed Media Elements by STAMPlorations) in Crumb Cake and the chevrons (Mixed Media Grunge by STAMPlorations) in Pumpkin Pie. I added and coloured (alcohol markers) my sentiment and layered on a red base card to finish.

I am entering my card at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Sisters of Craft - Anything Goes
Stempelsonne - Anything Goes

Next up is a card I made as an entry for the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop ...


This card is my tribute to re-using. The background is made from a piece of card I used to roller some ink off my brayer when I made my video here, the pink sponged circle started life as a mask when making my cards here and the green sponging was just rubbing off some excess ink I didn't want to go to waste. I enhanced my background by simply stamping Perfume by Kaisecraft (check local retailer) down one side, layered my doily and partially sponged circle on top and added twine and charm. I stamped the teacups (cover gift Quick Cards Made Easy in 2015) on my sponged die-cut pierced rectangle, added my sentiment (Sweet Little Sentiments by Clearly Besotted) and layered on top to finish.

A last look at my finished cards ...


That's it from me for now ...
Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx


  1. Love those cups, and sweet card.

  2. Your cards are gorgeous! Love the backgrounds. Love the cat's face - perhaps he just needs some coffee ... And your coffee card is so feminine & pretty.

  3. Love all of it...the background design paper, the doily, the softness of the colors, the stitched panel and very fitting sentiment..beautiful card

  4. Gorgeous coffee those pretty colors.

  5. Such a pretty card, Monika, love the doily as a background! Have a Happy Friday and Happy Hopping!

  6. Omg. I came here for that oh so pretty coffee card but you had me at grumpy them both!

  7. Cute card, thanks for sharing with Sisters of Craft. Wendy DT x

  8. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Dreja

  9. Two fabulous cards! Love that cat's exactly how I am without my coffee!

  10. Both of your cards are wonderful!

  11. So funny...the first card! Both are awesome!
    Thank you for joining us at ATSM!
    The Leaf Studio

  12. love the cat card!
    very nice coffee card!
    Bad Kitty's Craftroom

  13. Your cat card was fun, and I was looking for the coffee connection until I scrolled down to your pretty coffee card. Love 'em both!

  14. Pretty, Pretty! Love the colors and the use of the doily. :)

  15. ADORABLE cat and rat card, LOVE the CUTE images and FABULOUS colouring!!!
    Your stacked teacups, doily and pretty colours combine together to make a DELIGHTFUL card for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop too Monika!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

  16. Your cards are lovely. Love the cat's face. ;-)

  17. What a paw-sitively purr-fect project, Monika! LOVE the look on kitty's face - priceless!
    Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  18. wonderful card, love this cat and mouse.

  19. Love the "Don't forget to laugh" card. The coloring and the background is amazing!

  20. I realy like the coloring and layout.


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