Friday, 20 July 2018

STAMPlorations Summer Release Day 5


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 5, the last day of the STAMPlorations Summer Release. Today my teamies and I are showcasing 4 new word dies. Here they are: BravoBrilliantFantastic and Incredible ...

  
  

.... and here are my samples .... CAS and colourfully grungy .... using Bravo and Fantastic .....


I thought with exam results around the corner, it would be a good time to make a different kind of congratulations card hence I inked up One Cool Chick using a selection of my new Izink inks to create a card with no black in sight.

Next up is my slightly grungy card, for which I inked up the Precious Plumerias with multiple colours, did a bit of watercolour spritzing and partial border stamping to create the background for my die-cut and stamped sentiment.


Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the brilliant cards my teamies created using the new word dies and, of course, to join the blog hop fun.




This is it from me for today, keeping it short and sweet to give you more time to hop. 😊
Have a lovely day!

Hugs
Monika xxx

Here is what I used:
Bravo Word Die, Fantastic Word DieBlossom OvertureOne Cool ChickPrecious PlumeriasCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesMixed Media Grunge
For a 20% discount at the STAMPlorations Store, remember to use my personal discount code STAMPGRLMONIKA.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

STAMPlorations Summer Release Day 4


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 4 of the STAMPlorations Summer Release. Today my teamies and I are showcasing the second of Shery's new sets with lovely florals, butterflies and great sentiments. Here it is, Brave One ...


.... and here are my samples .... grungy and CAS


The florals are perfect for background stamping too. I added a frame and some doodles for a truly handmade feel.

You can also create floral frames for the new Word Dies due to be showcased tomorrow.


Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the brilliant cards my teamies created using the Brave One set and, of course, to join the blog hop fun.



This is it from me for today, keeping it short and sweet to give you more time to hop. 😊 I shall be back again tomorrow.
Have a lovely day!

Hugs
Monika xxx

Here is what I used:
Brave OneIncredible Word DieBlossom OvertureFloral Bliss
For a 20% discount at the STAMPlorations Store, remember to use my personal discount code STAMPGRLMONIKA.

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

STAMPlorations Summer Release Day3


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 3 of the STAMPlorations Summer Release. Today my teamies and I are showcasing the first of Shery's new sets with lovely florals and great sentiments. Here it is, Big Dreamer ...


.... and here are my a little art deco inspired samples ....


I experimented with drawing lines around the florals to create panels. The rest is simply coloured and stamped with the addition of a new die-cut sentiment.


Here is another card, I made using florals from this lovely set.... just to give you more ideas, details can be found on my blog post here.


Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the brilliant cards my teamies created using the Big Dreamer set and, of course, to join the blog hop fun.



This is it from me for today, keeping it short and sweet to give you more time to hop. 😊 I shall be back again tomorrow.
Have a lovely day!

Hugs
Monika xxx

Here is what I used:
Big DreamerBrilliant Word DieBlossom Overture
For a 20% discount at the STAMPlorations Store, remember to use my personal discount code STAMPGRLMONIKA.




Unexpected Florals

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is Wednesday and time for a new challenger over at The Male Room challenge blog where the bi-weekly challenge is all about making projects for the men in our lives.

My DT project for the new challenge is this simple stamped one-layer card ...


Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #90 we are looking for projects which include an Unexpected Item. Lots of scope there!



The unexpected item thing really had me puzzled as I am more often than not about expecting the unexpected. It's a sort of normal for me .... and then I decided on that. ...

..... my unexpected item are the flowers. Some of my friends think that flowers on male cards are a no-go-zone. What do you think?

A good male friend of mine told me that men secretly like to receive gifts of flowers. My husband certainly did when I got him some to cheer him up whilst he was ill.


Fancy creating your 'Unexpected Item' containing make, pop over to The Male Room for more inspiration and to link up your masculine makes.

That's it from me for today
Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Izink Inks: Nuit, Ocean, Mer Du Sud and Outremer - CraftStash
Black and grey Versafine inks - stash

Celebrate ArtsySentiment Builders Celebrate, Big Dreamer - STAMPlorations, you can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA in their shop at checkout to get a 20% discount, best of all it works on Sale items too

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

STAMPlorations Summer Release Day 2


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 2 of the STAMPlorations Summer Release. Today my teamies and I are showcasing the second set of new layering stamps designed by our very own Shirley. It is really fun and very versatile. Here it is, Layered Citrus ...


.... and here are my samples ....


I have gone a little bit back to basics with these hence the zesty border on a watercolour spritzed background. Maria once said, that I like to stamp borders, and she is definitely right.

Next up is another CAS card, one-layer with rounded corners. The added twist is that the lemon is stamped in colour only rather than using a black outline.


Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the brilliant cards my teamies created using the Layered Citrus set and, of course, to join the blog hop fun.



This is it from me for today. I shall be back again tomorrow.
Have a lovely day!

Hugs
Monika xxx

Here is what I used:
Layered Citrus
For a 20% discount at the STAMPlorations Store, remember to use my personal discount code STAMPGRLMONIKA.

Monday, 16 July 2018

STAMPlorations Summer Release Day 1


Hello Crafty Friends!

Welcome to Day 1 of the STAMPlorations Summer Release. Today my teamies and I are showcasing a new layering stamp set designed by our very own Shirley. It is really fun and very versatile. Here it is, Layered Watermelon ...


.... and here are my samples ....


The first one is simply stamped with a bit of layering for the sentiment. I kept it simple and slightly grungy using Grenadine, Cassis, Verveine and Menthe Izink inks. For the skin, I simply rolled the Menthe around the edge of my Verveine inked stamp.

Next up is a little bit of fun with googly eyes and die-cutting .....


.... as I was trying to create a little 🐻 face.

Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to see the brilliant cards my teamies created using the Layered Watermelon set and, of course, to join the blog hop fun.



This is it from me for today. I shall be back again tomorrow.
Have a lovely day!

Hugs
Monika xxx

Here is what I used:
Layered WatermelonMixed Media Grunge
For a 20% discount at the STAMPlorations Store, remember to use my personal discount code STAMPGRLMONIKA.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

A Fancactus Day & GIVEAWAY!

Hello Crafty Friends!

Well, I am back with an Inspiration project for STAMPlorations. I have been working with their current Stamp Club set Succulently which comes with a set of Coordinating Dies. A bit of watercolour spritzing, stamping, die-cutting, alcohol marker colouring and a few flower nail embellishments was all that was needed to create this card .....


Today also happens to be my birthday hence I would like to spread a little joy and make someone's day a fancactus day too hence I'm having a little GIVEAWAY.

The winner will receive this fancactus card and the Birthday Bash stamp set in the photo below.


All you have to do is leave a comment on this post or my corresponding Instagram and Facebook posts featuring the fancactus card and you shall be entered into the draw where I'll pick a winner at random.

Commenting closes Sunday 22nd July and the winner will be announced in my regular inspiration post on Tuesday 24th July. ****


Throughout July, August and September STAMPlorations are having 15% off on all stamps, stencils and dies on Tuesdays only, no coupon needed. This offer can be combined with my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA to give you an added 20% off taking the total discount to 35%, just saying ....


That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more card amking inspiration from my teamies. Have a lovely week!
hugs
Monika xxx


here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps *, stencils and dies:
SucculentlySucculently Coordinating Dies
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* Discount code works on sale items too

**** Please be aware that I do not collect any personal data from any comments left, but your comments with their attached details will be publicly visible to anyone visiting my blog.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Happy Birthday, Shery!

Hello Crafty Friends!

I think Maria has hijacked the STAMPlorations Blog for a special post today ... all in aid of wishing Shery, STAMPLorations owner, a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY ... Of course I had to join the fun!

This little card went on its journey across the pond a few days ago, posted in the small coastal village of Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales, just after we've been for our beach walk. I had to wait for the Post Office to open again after lunch ....


Well, Shery, what can I say ... wishing you a very Happy Birthday, lots of love, fun and success for the year ahead. Much love and big hugs xxx


That's it from me for today. You can leave Shery some birthday wishes here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

I shall be back soon with more of my creations.
Have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
lemon yellow Liquarel liquid watercolour
Izink inks Aurore, Cassis and Grenadine
SU ink Elegant Eggplant

from STAMPlorations (you can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount on their stamps, stencils and dies; works on SALE items too):
Celebrate BigStitched Snow Hills
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

A Bad Day Fishing

Hello Crafty Friends!

It is Wednesday and time for a new challenger over at The Male Room challenge blog where the bi-weekly challenge is all about making projects for the men in our lives.

My DT project for the new challenge is watercoloured cutie of a card ...

Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #89 we are looking for projects which fish or anything fishing related. Lots of scope there!



Well, I had to dig out this cute fishing bear. I just love the sentiment, and I am sure anyone will be able to relate to it especially with the hot weather we are having at the moment.
The background is made with spritzed watercolour and the image is coloured using marker pens and waterbrush.


Fancy creating your 'Fish/Fishing' inspired make, pop over to The Male Room for more inspiration and to link up your masculine makes.

That's it from me for today
Have a lovely day!
hugs
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
Gone Fishing stamp - Crafter's Companion
Cyan Liquarel liquid watercolour - Artfix
black Versafine ink, Mixed Media card, white card, fine liner pen- stash

Tags #1 Nesting Dies - STAMPlorations, you can use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA in their shop at checkout to get a 20% discount, best of all it works on Sale items too