Thursday, 2 January 2020

Up-cycling Old Coasters

Hello Crafty Friends!

Happy New Year to you all! Hope you've been celebrating well into the new decade. Should you find yourself in need of some motivation, I might just have the right thing for you ...

Literally hot of the press, my little piece of wall art was only finished earlier today. I used a few old and faded coasters as my bases. I've been meaning to up-cycle them for at least a couple of years!

I like to think that I am starting the decade as I mean to go on, hopefully the ups and pretty low downs of the last few years are now well behind us and hopefully we're in calmer waters. I would really like to make more Mixed Media projects like my piece of wall art this year. Fingers crossed I'll find the time.

I am entering my wall art at:
Mix It Up Challenge #33 - Anything Goes, optional twist of paper piecing
Love To Craft Challenge #42 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft #107 - Anything Goes

More Mixed Media - Anything Goes, optional twist White

613 Avenue Create #228 - Anything Goes, optional Twist Doodling or Zentangle Art OUR BLOG BADGE

Fancy finding out how it came all together? Simply pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog here for my Spotlight feature and a full step-by-step tutorial.

Thanks for popping by and hop to see you again soon.
Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here is what I used:

from the STAMPlorations Store:
Beautiful DestinationsThe Future BelongsChance To Change 
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Bloom DoodlesFluttery is currently on offer in their 12 Days Of Christmas event here until January 5
preview-BloomDoodles preview-Fluttery

- from Stampin'Up! - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay inks, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo Stamp'n write Markers, Twine
- from Craft Stash - Emeraude and Menthe Izink inks
- from Aldi - Mixed Media card from a past special buy
- from Stampendous - Aged Gold Frantage Powder
- from Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir markers
- from my stash - Pirate Gold, WOW Detail Black, White embossing powders, white card, glimmer dots, glass beads, pink organza ribbon


  1. Wow...Stunning coaster hanging, Monika. I loved reading and looking at all your design steps on the STAMPlorations Blog:-) Happy New Year, my friend. Hugs..

  2. what a fabulous project thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create xx

  3. WONDERFUL decor piece!
    THANK YOU for sharing your FABULOUS tutorial too ... I've been searching for my CRAFTY MOJO for weeks and feel INSPIRED :)

  4. This is wonderful! I love that it's a upcycled project and so bright and uplifting. Great job! Thanks for joining the challenge at Love To Craft Challenge Blog. Dorlene DT LTCCB

  5. Hello, Monika,
    I saw your entry on lovetoscrapchallengeblog. Congratulations for being one of the top picks! I love your craft! You used great vivid colours and amazing stamps and matched them all perfectly.

    Mariangela ;-)


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