Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Dreaming

Hi Friends!

Today I got another little floral card for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...


I simply created a colourful background using the Design Blox stencil from the bundle and distress inks. I then stamped the florals and sentiment, both from the birthday bundle too, and my one-layer card was finished. 


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:



Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Feel Better Soon

Hi Friends!

Today I got a little floral card for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...


I simply messy watercoloured the Blossom Sprays #6 using a mix ox of DIs and Izink inks, added some splatters and finished off with a die-cut sentiment and some sequins.


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


 

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

Smile

Hi Friends!

Today I got a purple beauty for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...


The nice bit about my card is the lace detail on the card front. In my photo it appears white because of the white insert. I used the Art Border #3 die to carefully cut it into my card front holding the die in place with low tack masking tape.

The butterfly was watercoloured using Emeraude and Cassis Izink inks and the die-cut 'smile' was given a white shadow layer to finish off my card.


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


  

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Wednesday, 30 June 2021

8th Birthday Celebrations over at STAMPlorations

Hi Crafty Friends!

Over at STAMPlorations they are celebrating their 8th Birthday. Today it's my turn to share some makes using products of their 8th Birthday Bundle #3 (full details at the end of this post).

Here are my makes ...



For my first card the florals were masked off before blending the inks (Aurore and Mer Du Sud Izink inks) through the Design Blox #7 stencil from the bundle. I added some background texture using stamps from Scribbly Splattery Grunge and Mixed Media Grunge in Cire Izink ink before finishing off with my stamped sentiment.

The second card uses a similar layout. The florals are fuzzy cut and popped up against a die-cut panel. The background panel was die-cut using the Art Border #3 die from the bundle and backed by strips of coloured card. I then cut it to size using the middle die from the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

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Back to STAMPlorations 8th Birthday Celebrations, check out the graphic below for ways on how to join the party.


There are several prizes to be won, here are some of them:
- one (1) winner of a $75 prize code randomly drawn from current store mailing list subscribers
- one (1) winner of a $25 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the birthday hop posts (STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs)
- one (1) winner of her choice of birthday bundle randomly drawn from the birthday linky
- several surprise prizes in the form of prize codes and products

The event ends on Thursday 8th July with the winners being announced on Saturday 10th July. You can find the full details of prizes and how to take part here on the STAMPlorations Blog.



Here are the products I used in today's cards:


   


  

I've got to be honest, if you use any of the direct product links and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out how my teamies used the 8th Birthday Bundle #3 and, of course, to join the party too.

Wishing you a lovely day!
hugs
Monika ❤

Saturday, 26 June 2021

Prickly Weekend Hugs

Hi Friends!

Today I'm sharing some slightly prickly hugs, here a look ...


Today I combined some of the stamps and design paper from this month's Monthly Make Box by Crafty Roo Designs with stripy/dotty paper from STAMPIN'Up!.

The plant pot is slightly shaped for a 3D look.

This was a really easy and fun card to make, perfect for those days when one needs to find the all important creative mojo.


Keeping it short and sweet. Wishing you a lovely weekend!
hugs
Monika 💕


Link to the Crafty Roo Shop is here, sorry UK shipping only.

Friday, 25 June 2021

Getting Bitty

Hi Friends!

Today I'm sharing a bitty collage card, here it is ...


I just went a little bit crazy with background stamping and using up bits from my desk.


Keeping it short and sweet. Wishing you a lovely day!
hugs
Monika 💕


Affiliate Link to the STAMPlorations Shop is here, I used stamps from their Arsty Tribal Doodles and Art Marks 3 stamp sets in combination with one of the What's Up Ephemera Tiles and dies from Trendy Spring BloomsClustered Hearts Die and Manila Tags Nesting Dies.

Thursday, 24 June 2021

A Prickly Hello

Hi Friends!

Today I'm sharing a slightly prickly card, here it is ...


I combined some of the stamps and design paper from this month's Monthly Make Box by Crafty Roo Designs with a couple of dies by STAMPlorations and stripy/dotty paper from STAMPIN'Up!.

Stamping bold shapes on pretty paper is a great way to get instant colour for your project. It's something I haven't done in ages.

The die-cut border adds a little interest as it allows for some of the white inner card to peep through.


Keeping it short and sweet. Wishing you a lovely day!
hugs
Monika 💕

Link to the Crafty Roo Shop is here, sorry UK shipping only.
Affiliate Link to the STAMPlorations Shop is here, The border die is from their 8th Birthday Bundle #3 and the Hello from their Everyday Sentiments die set.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Floral Birthday

Hi Friends!

Today I got a little floral birthday card for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...


The background is made up of a combination of a print and some sponging using the Clustered Hearts stencil. The flowers from the Layered Vase set were stamped in black Versafine, Twisted Citron, Picked Raspberry and Kitsch Flamingo DOs.

I finished off with a die-cut sentiment and partially doodled border.


Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


  

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

Reminder June Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge

Hi Crafty Friends!

Just a quick reminder that there is still time to play along at STAMPlorations June Challenges. Here is my reminder DT project for their Theme & Photo Prompt challenge ...



You can either follow the theme, which this month is Stamps & 2 Colours, take inspiration from the photo or incorporate both.

I went with the theme only for my reminder project and used the Clustered Hearts stencil with Cerise Izink ink for my background. I stamped my sentiment in Elegant Eggplant SU ink, layered and finished off a die-cut butterfly.

As for the Theme & Photo Prompt Challenge prizes:
One winner of a $20 gift code will be picked by one member of our DT.
Plus 3 randomly drawn winners will each receive a $7 gift code.

In order to be considered for a prize, make sure you've followed the rules here.


Here are the affiliate links of the STAMPlorations products I used in today's project:


  

Should you feel like browsing in STAMPlorations online shop, check out their latest offer below.


Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout for a 20% discount on your order makes you qualify to pick a free product from their store up to the value of $7.
I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

For more challenge inspiration and to link up your projects, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely week!

hugs

Monika ❤

Hi Friends!

Today I got a little birthday card for you as my DT piece for the Inspiration Post over on the STAMPlorations blog. Here it is ...



Today I wanted to try to do some colouring using one of the Watercolor ATC Journaling Cards as my background. I fancied using my alcohol markers in combination with the Little Love Birthday Wishes to make this sweet little boy's card.

A die-cut number for the age can quite easily be added.



Here are the STAMPlorations products I used in today's card:


 

Should you feel like browsing STAMPlorations' shop, check out their latest offer below.


I've got to be honest, if you use the code and/or the link to the STAMPlorations Shop I provide in my posts for your purchases, I will get a little reward, at no extra cost to you of course.

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog to check out my teamies' beautiful makes.

I shall be back soon with another make. Until then ... have a lovely day!

hugs
Monika ❤