Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Special Release Blog Hop Day 1

Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to DAY 1 of the CUTplorations Christmas Release Blog Hop & Linky Party over at STAMPlorations. Today my teamies and I are showcasing Christmas Reindeer, a stamp set designed by Shirley with coordinating dies.

Here is my DT contribution:

I love the doodled feel of these reindeer, stars and snowflakes! I shall use these a lot for making my own cards, but back to the hop now and how this card was made.

A quick mopped up brusho background was the perfect companion for these characters. (brief reminder: sprinkle brusho on your craft mat, spritz with water and mop up initially just dunking without swashing around, exactly like mopping up spilled liquid). All that was left to do, was stamping and die-cutting the reindeer, stamping the stars, heat embossing the sentiment in gold and layering up plus adding the obligatory red nose of course.

It's over to you now ,,, All you have to do is ... leave a comment on my blog, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to leave a comment there and to find the links to all the other participating blogs, then pop over to leave some love there too. You might even want to join in with the linky party. Commenting closes 20th September, and the winners will be announced 22nd September. All the info will be here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

  • THREE (3) commenters randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMP blog and designers' blogs (Days 1 to 3 posts) wins a $10 gift certificate to the shop
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from the flash diecut linky party wins her choice of any 3 holiday-themed word dies
  • ONE (1) winner randomly drawn from the flash diecut linky party wins her choice of stamp set & coordinating dies (Christmas Reindeer or Warm Hands, Warm Hearts)

Flash Die-cut Linky Party:

The flash diecut linky party starts September 14 and ends on September 20.  Anyone can link up to 3 new projects featuring diecuts (any brand).

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

That's it from me for now. I shall be back later with another project to share ... oops, I almost forgot ...STAMPlorations have an offer on  .... just for their blog followers and CUTplorations Christmas release week blog hop participants, from September 14 to 21:
  • All orders of at least $20 ship free worldwide. Use code: CHRISTMAS. 
  • Both stamp sets are 10% off and all dies in the CUTplorations Christmas release are 5% off -- discounts are automatically applied (no coupon needed)
Make sure you hit that 'follow' button on the STAMPlorations Blog before shopping!!!

Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Christmas ReindeerChristmas Reindeer Coordinating CUTplorations Dies
preview-TBK-ChristmasReindeer CUTplorations-TBK-ChristmasReindeer-preview


  1. So darn cute in these pastel colors!

  2. Oh deer, so cute. Love these deer. Great background. HUgz

  3. These charming reindeer look wonderful against that amazing background you've created. It is so beautiful and festive.

  4. super cute card! gotta have the red nose!


  5. So adorable! And that background looks amazing!!

  6. Gorgeous card. I definitely need to give my brushos some love...

  7. The reindeers are so adorable and you created a stunning background.

  8. Love your brusho background on your delightful card! The reindeer are absolutely adorable! Have to get this delightful stamp set!

  9. Lovely card, Brushos are my friends too!

  10. I love the use of the Brushos with the new stamps

  11. So very cute and
    the background
    color is pretty.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Very pretty. Love that background. TFS

  13. Great background and a cute card!!

  14. SUPER CUTE card Monika :)
    LOVE the reindeer and sentiments from this set, ADORE your inky background!!!
    Thank You for sharing!!!

  15. Love these cave men style reindeer against your rosy backdrop.

  16. What a fantastic background to nestle your reindeer in!

  17. I love all brusho projects and your card with this super sweet reindeers is fabulous.

  18. I love the sweet color you used with this cute reindeer.

  19. Oh my! You've stylized these reindeer wonderfully! Such a sweet card in every way!

  20. Sweet card Monica!! Love those deer, thanks for sharing with us :)

  21. This is so cute! Love the image and your amazing background.
    Valerija xx

  22. Super lovely and sweet card! Thanks for sharing :)

  23. Love your reindeer card Monika and the super colours

  24. I love the background coloring.
    Love the reindeer - he fun and edgy.
    thanks for sharing.

  25. great card, I love your background!


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