Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Tag Turned Bookmark

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.

Here is my DT project ...


Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #84 we are looking for projects that are not a card. Lots of scope there!


Mine looks like a tag, but is it? Well it is a tag shaped corner bookmark. It simply sits on the corner of a page as you can see from the photos below using the backing of a stack of designer paper, only crafters would do that ... LOL


This is what it would look like in a closed book ...


I simply cut the tag from designer paper, added a bit of stamping, die-cut clock, doodles, Treasure Gold, sentiment and a couple of sequins to match. The tags were cut and layered following the same principle I used in my Wanderlust Bookmark tutorial here for STAMPlorations.


Fancy creating your own non-card 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:
Designer Paper - docrafts
Baked Brown Sugar ink - Stampin'Up!
Florentine Treasure Gold - PaperArtsy
black fineliner pen - Lidl
Sequins - Poundland
Clock Die, corner rounder punch, white card, black ribbon, black Versafine - stash

from STAMPlorations:
Art MarksMixed Media ElementsManila Tags Nesting Dies
preview-SheryRuss_ArtMarks1 SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements preview-manilatags
remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on STAMPlorations stamps ***, stencils and dies:
*** Discount code works on sale items too

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Splattery Congrats

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week my teamies and I are showcasing stamps designed by STAMPlorations owner Shery under her label 'Shery Russ Designs'.

Today I was inspired by the warm weather we were having for the last few days. It looks as if Spring has finally sprung. I picked up the Mixed Media Elements and Art Marks stamp sets plus the Congrats Word Art Die to create a fun and colourful card following this month's challenge theme of Focus On The Sentiments.

Here it is ...


Just fun and random stamping using my favourite colours and finished off with a bold die-cut sentiment.


As mentioned earlier, this week we are showcasing stamps designed by Shery under her label 'Shery Russ Designs'. To mix it up a little, all stamps, stencils and dies - except from the Retiring category- are reduced by 10% this week in the STAMPlorations Shop, no coupon needed. Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout will give you an added 20% off. I would love for you to take advantage of this great offer.

Of course Shery will still draw a winner at random from all the comments left on this month's Inspiration Posts over on the STAMPlorations Blog. Pop over to see what my teamies created and to leave a comment for your entry into their prize draw.

That's it from me for today. 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:
Mixed Media ElementsArt MarksCongrats Word Art Die
SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements preview-SheryRuss_ArtMarks1 preview-congratswordartdie

*** Discount code works on sale items too

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Wanderlust Release Over At STAMPlorations

Hello Crafty Friends!

STAMPlorations are releasing some pretty cool stamps today in their new Wanderlust range and they are celebrating with a little Blog Hop.

I was working with some of their large Typographia Wanderlust sentiments in combination with the Wanderlust Hipster Icons. I just LOVE the Hipster Icons, they are perfect for adding a splash of colour to your cards! You might have seen me using them recently in some of my makes.


Isn't it great to make some cards without colouring! Even the deer didn't need any colouring to look good alongside the new stamps.

As you can see, they are also perfect for tall cards .... All you have to do is stamp. 😁


For my last card, I simply did some wild sponging for some wild camping.


Here are a few close-ups of today's cards.




For all the Prize Info, to check out the lovely projects my teamies made and to join the hop, pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog.

I hope you feel inspired to create your own project where sentiments are taking center stage and share it with us over at STAMPlorations either in our 'Focus On The Sentiments' April Challenge or in our Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge, if you used at least one STAMPlorations product.

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

Wanderlust Hipster IconsWanderlust DefinedSay YesOh The Places
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Woodland FriendsCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies
preview-WoodlandFriends preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle
*** Discount code works on sale items too

#friendforlife

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week my teamies and I are showcasing stamps by our very own Deepti under her label 'Dee's Artsy Impressions'.

With the Grand National having been at the weekend across the Mersey, I decided to work with Deepti's Live Love Ride stamp set with a little sentiment help from Shirley's Hashtag Walkies to create a card for a horse loving friend. Here it is ...


A bit of stamping, watercolouring, brush marker colouring and die-cutting finished off with a few gems and you got a sweet little card.


As mentioned earlier, this week we are showcasing stamps designed by Deepti under her label 'Dee's Artsy Impressions'. All stamps, stencils and dies, except from the retiring category, are reduced by 10% in the STAMPlorations Shop. Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at check out will give you an extra 20% off.

Of course Shery will still draw a winner at random from all the comments left on this month's Inspiration Posts over on the STAMPlorations Blog. Pop over to see what my teamies created and to leave a comment for your entry into their prize draw.

That's it from me for today. 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:
Live Love Ride, Hashtag Walkies
preview-LiveLoveRide preview-HashtagWalkies

*** Discount code works on sale items too

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Not So Perfect Symmetry

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. Our Guest designer this time 'round is Majda. You can check out her makes on her blog here.

Here is my DT project ...


Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #83 we are looking for projects involving 'symmetry'. Lots of scope there!


When I hear symmetry, I immediately think mirror image. I already had a card made, but then decided to use it for my post here instead hence I decided to try and use a sponged background in combination with a big, bold sentiment.

As you can see, the sponging is not a perfect mirror image, nevertheless there is still some symmetry in it all.


Fancy creating your own symmetryinspired 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:
Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay inks - Stampin'Up!
Gold Tinge Alcohol Marker - The Works
black Versafine - stash

from STAMPlorations:
SunshineMixed Media Grunge
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remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount on STAMPlorations stamps ***, stencils and dies:
*** Discount code works on sale items too

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Loving Stars

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This week my teamies and I are showcasing stamps by Becca under her label 'Big Grins By Becca Cruger'.

To go along with this month's Challenge Theme 'Focus On The Sentiments', I decided to work with Becca's Wonderful Lifea set made up of six beautiful sentiments and four images, to create this little CAS card ...


The light of love drowns out the darkness of fear ... I had to go for stamping on white giving a hint to the dark night sky with a bold purple border.


As mentioned earlier, this week we are showcasing stamps designed by Becca under her label 'Big Grins By Becca Cruger'. To mix it up a little, all stamps, stencils and dies - except from the Retiring category- are reduced by 10% this week in the STAMPlorations Shop, no coupon needed. Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout will give you an added 20% off taking the total discount to 30%. I would love for you to take advantage of this great offer.

Of course Shery will still draw a winner at random from all the comments left on this month's Inspiration Posts over on the STAMPlorations Blog. Pop over to see what my teamies created and to leave a comment for your entry into their prize draw.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely day!
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:
Wonderful Life
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*** Discount code works on sale items too

Thursday, 5 April 2018

April Challenge At STAMPlorations - Focus On The Sentiments

Hello Crafty Friends!


It's time for the April Challenge over at STAMPlorations, As my DT contribution, I made a card celebrating the companionship of cats ...


As you probably guessed, the theme for this month is 'Focus On Sentiments'. You may remember that STAMPlorations currently have only one challenge to give Shery time to settle into a new routine having recently given birth to their second daughter Winter.

Here are the simple rules for the challenge:
  • You may create any type of project -- cards (any style), mixed media, tags, layout, etc -- as long as it follows their theme
  • STAMPlorations product is not required though they’d love to see it
  • You may enter as many times as you want – as long as each project has its own blog post
  • You must display the challenge graphic below + link back to the challenge page to qualify for the prizes
  • You must comment on the entry before yours in the gallery – lets spread the love
  • For an extra chance, comment on the challenge post and the designers’ blog posts throughout the month
Prizes:
  • TWO (2) winners of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all entries
  • ONE (1) winner of a $25 gift certificate - randomly drawn from all comments left on the designers' blogs throughout the month
Shery is offering a generous 10% (no coupon code needed) off all stamps, stencils, and dies in the store from Feb through April. Using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA at checkout will give you an added 20% off taking the total discount to 30%.

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I white embossed my sentiment on a die-cut panel, dry embossed my card base using the Bloom Factory stencil, coloured and fuzzy cut some cats, Purrfectly Pawsome, and layered everything up as shown. Here is a little close-up ...


Fancy creating your own Focus On Sentiments themed make, why not link it up over at STAMPlorations? I look forward to seeing you there.

That's it from me for today. 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:

 preview-PurrfectlyPawsome preview-web-stencil-043-BloomFactory preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle
*** Discount code works on sale items too