Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Thankful Gratitude

Hello Crafty Friends!

STAMPlorations are hopping again as they are celebrating their 3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party. I am thankful to be part of their amazing DT, and here are my creations ...

It is an honour to be among so many talented designers, the full linky list of which will be at the end of my post. Each designer showcases some of the stamps from STAMPlorations Thanksgiving Release. A real time for celebration!

click here to go to the STAMPlorations Blog

or now, I'm briefly going back to my cards.

The first one was made with a background of Infusions Coloured Stains, A Bit Jaded & Golden Sands, with the Typographia Something To Be Thankful For sentiment being heat embossed in Early Espresso. I finished off with a strip of gold foiling and a couple of pearls.

My second card uses a purple and turquoise brusho background with stamping in Elegant Eggplant. The sentiment I used is the Typographia Gratitude Is A Blossom, and the florals are stamped using the Blissful Blossoms.

Back now to STAMPlorations' mega hop celebrations ... you can win prizes for commenting on participating designer's blogs, getting involved on Facebook and Instagram plus linking up to STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party. Here are the prizes up for grabs:

Prizes for commenting on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blogs:
  • THREE (3) winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $25 certificate to the STAMPlorations store
Prize for liking, commenting, tagging a friend, and sharing STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party post on STAMPlorations Facebook page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn winner will receive a grab bag consisting of new products (valued at $25 MSRP) + another grab bag of the same value to the person he/she tags
Prizes for linking up to the STAMPlorations Wishlist Linky Party:
  • TWO (2) randomly drawn winners will each receive products in their wishlist (up to $40 MSRP)
Prize for commenting and re-posting STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop & Wishlist Linky Party post on the STAMPlorations Instagram page:
  • ONE (1) randomly drawn commenter will win her choice of Giving Thanks stamps (Thankful & Blessed; Wonderfall Time; Words of Gratitude; OR any 2 Typografia Thankful stamps)
Commenting on the blogs and linking up to the Wishlist Linky Party ends on Thursday 30th November at 11:55 p.m. Pacific (which is 7.55 GMT, Friday 1st Dec in the UK).

Winners will be announced on December 10 in the November Challenges and Hops winners post. Winners have until December 31 to claim their prize. The full details can be found here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

To add the cherry to the cake, Shery is having a Thanksgiving Sale too.

Use the BIGTHANKS coupon code at checkout for a whopping 40% discount of their stamps, stencils and dies. Please note: The BIGTHANKS code can only be used once per customer/shipping address and cannot be used in combination with other coupon codes. It does not apply to products from the New Release, Retiring, Colouring Books and Gift Certificate categories.

You can even get a freebie included in your order, here is what to do:

  • choose one word/phrase die from the shop up to the value of $10 which you would like for free
  • place your order using the BIGTHANKS coupon code
  • this is the important bit: include the following in a note with your order or email Shery directly mentioning that you were reading my Giving Thanks blog post and decided to order an that you would like your chosen die for free; there is no minimum order needed to qualify. Example: Hi Shery! I just read Monika's Giving Thanks blog post and decided to place an order taking advantage of your generous 40% off offer. I would like the AMAZING word die as my freebie. Many thanks
  • I would like to ask you one favour, please make sure you spell Monika with a 'K' as there is also a Monica with a 'C' who is a STAMPlorations teamie. It simply helps to keep us apart. Thanks so much! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Should you wish to place an order for products from the new release category, you can stll use my personal discount code details of which are in the side bar.

Also check out the graphic below, but first here is the linky to all the participating blogs, mine is no 29 ...

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely week & Happy Hopping!
Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop
Gratitude Is The BlossomBlissful BlossomsSomething To Be Thankful For
preview-Typografia-GratitudeistheBlossom InBloom4-BlissfulBlossoms preview-Typografia-SomethingtobeThankfulFor


  1. These Typografia stamps look so incredibly cool with those artsy backgrounds, Monika!

  2. Great cards, Love the colors!

  3. Beautiful backgrounds for those wonderful sentiments.

  4. Both are so beautiful with great backgrounds!

  5. How lovely - your backgrounds perfectly showcase the new release sentiments, Jo x

  6. Beautiful cards-love your backgrounds.

  7. Wow! Beautiful cards and colouring!!!

  8. Monika, the background you created for the first card is fascinating! And the gold foil stripe adds so much interest to it. - Sweet Kobylkin

  9. awesome backgrounds with great color combos:)

  10. Beautiful stamps and fabulous backgrounds
    carol x

  11. Absolutely love these beautifully created cards. The backgrounds are simply awesome! And I love how you kept the sentiment the focal point.

  12. Such lovely creations! Thanks for sharing with us :)

  13. Such pretty backgrounds for the sentiments!

  14. Love those backgrounds! They really set off the bold sentiments! Two gorgeous cards!

  15. Those backgrounds are beautiful, and they look like such fun to create!

  16. Fabulous backgrounds on your cards.

  17. gorgeous backgrounds! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Cheetarah

  18. beautiful arty cards :) love those backgrounds. Happy thanksgiving !

  19. That's a great duo of cards !

  20. Gorgeous Infusions and dye ink watercolored backgrounds, Monika for your beautiful sentiments. TFS my friend and Happy Holidays. Hugs..

  21. Love these cool cards with the pigment powder backgrounds! xxx

  22. Fabulous backgrounds. Thanks for sharing

  23. What a lovely pair of backgrounds for these fab sentiments!

  24. Wonderful backgrounds and sentiments! Gorgeous cards!

  25. They are beautiful cards with those stunning backgrounds.

  26. Your cards are lovely!
    The backgrounds are so pretty-
    I love the color combinations!


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