Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Cup Of Tea

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations ... and what a special mile stone one it is ... it's their 200th Inspiration Post.

If that isn't worth celebrating, then I don't know what is. To mark the occasion, Shery will randomly draw one winner of a $20 coupon code from all the comments left on the STAMPlorations Blog and the Inspiration Team Designers' blogs.

I am certainly celebrating with a good brew and a good read hence my bookmark showcasing a set designed by Becca Cruger called Literary Caffeine-ations which I combined with stamps from the Mixed Media Grunge and Scribbly Splattery Grunge sets plus dies from the Tag O'Coffee and the Tags #1 Nesting Dies. Here it is, my DT piece ...

As you can see the colour scheme was somewhat inspired by the tea's colour, especially as I like mine dark with either no or very little milk depending on type. I used the red and white to liven it up with a couple of green sequins.

I went for grungy stamping which I added to the patterned paper tag, added an embossed sentiment, some die-cuts and finished off with white doodles.

My bookmark will be entered at:
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes, optional twist of watercolour (sorry didn't play it)
Crafter's Castle - Anything Goes, optional twist of fun technique (heat embossing for the sentiment)
Sisterhood Of Snarky Stampers - B is for Books

I am keeping it short and sweet today. For more inspiration and to comment on all the blog, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog where you can find all the links and, of course, admire the fabulous pieces my teamies created..

Enjoy your day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop:
Literary Caffeine-ationsMixed Media GrungeScribbly Splattery Grunge
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Tag O'CoffeeTags #1 Nesting Dies
preview-TagOCoffee-CUTplorations preview-nestingtags1
for a 20% discount on their stamps, dies and stencils, feel free to use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout.


  1. What a stunning tag! Amazing details, I see more each time I look at it. Love your layers of elements - fantastic!

  2. wow this tag is awesome -love the colors and stamping on it - sentiment is so fun:)

  3. Lovely tag and super fun sentiment as well!

  4. Beautiful bookmark! (I made a bookmark with some of the leftovers from my cardmaking...) Great colours, and fun to add those little pops of green. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

  5. I love how you have the red tea pot at the top of the tag. Beautiful. Hugz

  6. Love this bookmark design with the tea color and the pop of red.

  7. Oh I love this, that sentiment describes me perfectly! Thank you for joining us at SOSS

  8. Great bookmark and love the sentiment.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  9. What a sweet bookmark! Fab sentiment, as I don't think books are ever long enough (though there have been one or two that perhaps were a bit too long!). Lovely design and stamping.

  10. I love your bookmarker! I like making them out of scraps myself, but do seem to loose them on a regular basis. Thanks for playing along at SoSS, Jo x

  11. Fantastic bookmark!!
    Thanks for getting your read on to join Edna and the sisterhood of snarky stampers for "B is for Books"

  12. Awesome bookmark! I like the sentiment and the green sequins and the red cup of tea and....
    .......in short, I like everything!

  13. As a fellow book lover, this bookmark just calls to me! I love the way you stamped on patterned paper.

  14. I'm loving all the layers on this beautiful tea-riffic tag!

  15. Great job on the tag/bookmark. Love how the tea pot is hanging at the top. Like that you mixed the grunge with the coffee/tea them, works really well together.

  16. I like how you hung the teapot at the top by the hole I have this set and need to lift this idea - TFS

  17. What a beautiful bookmark tag. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  18. Awesome bookmark! And you are right....200th post is worth celebrating! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Hugs... Janie
    Crafter's Castle


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