Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Thorny But Beautiful

Hello Crafty Friends!

Well, I am back with an Inspiration project for STAMPlorations.

I had a bit of a 'Gremlin Day' on Saturday. They certainly had moved into our computer and printer, not good, when you want to check in your flight and print out boarding passes. In the end a bit of alcohol did the trick of unblocking the printer nozzles, and the Ryanair check in had to wait until today as they wanted us to pay extra for what they call an 'early check in'. No mention of that when I checked out their website earlier this week ... or I just didn't find that little bit of small print ....

Cutting a long story short, we got it all sorted, but it provided the inspiration for today's card. I was just left with one question .... How do you make 'thorny' look beautiful? Maybe by injecting lots of colour?

Have a look, here is my piece of inspiration ....

I decided that brightly coloured cacti would look less menacing, dug out my Izink inks and got stamping. For added softness, I added a bright pink glittery border and a tiny flower. To finish, I simply stamped the bar code border in smokey gray Versafine.

Throughout July, August and September STAMPlorations are having 15% off on all stamps, stencils and dies in their on-line store 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 ....

Just a little reminder, the winner of my Birthday Give Away is ....

Sue D, who left a comment on my blog.
Sue, please email me (tinkercardsATgmail.com, please replace 'AT' with '@') by Monday 6th August to claim your prize.
Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to take part.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more card making inspiration from my teamies. Have a lovely week!
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:
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*** Discount code works on sale items too


  1. Love the rainbow of cacti - wouldn't have thought to rainbow them but it sure makes them cheery. Hope you're having fun wherever you are now.

  2. Using the different colors is so fabulous! TFS


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