Sunday, 20 May 2018

May Stencil Sunday Project

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to May's Stencil Sunday over at STAMPlorations. May I take the opportunity to remind you of their current Mixed Media Challenge. As you know this month their theme is Things With Wings. Your make can be anything apart from a card and you use at least one stencil.

My DT contribution for this Stencil Sunday is this bold tag ...


... a bold watercolour background with a pasted flower, little leaves, doodles and a white embossed sentiment ... and a popping black sparkling butterfly.



I hope you feel inspired to create something different, maybe even do some up-cycling or re-purposing .... why not link it up with the Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme is Things With Wings, please no cards which means projects such as tags, ATCs, canvases, layouts, art journal pages etc,are perfect for entering, and you must have used at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The challenge will close at the end of the month. You can find the full challenge details plus more Mixed Media inspiration here on the STAMPlorations Blog.


That's it from me for today. I shall be back soon with another project to share.

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, can be used more than once) at check out for a 20% discount on their stamps, stencils and dies:

ARTplorations Stencils:
Leaves 1A Bloom And Three Buds
preview-leaves1 preview-web-stencil-a-bloom-and-three-buds

STAMPlorations Stamps: 
SheryRuss_TrendyButterflies2-preview

CUTplorations Dies
ATC/Gift Card Envelope DieFlutter Zen 2 Layering Dies
CUTplorations-giftcardatcenvelope-preview preview-flutterzen2layeringdies

*** Discount code works on sale items too

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Tossing Confetti

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Tuesday, and that means it's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This month we are following their 'Things With Wings' theme to celebrate Spring with a Blog Hop & Linky Party across all their challenges links to which can be found here.

For my DT piece, I went for CAS design, featuring wings of course ....


It's a one-layer card, the bird, Tweet Love, and balloon, Power Of Words, are simply stamped and coloured with alcohol markers. I extended the balloon string with a black fine liner pen, added a white highlight to the balloon and finished off with some yellow stamping, Mixed Media Grunge.

As I mentioned earlier, STAMPlorations are celebrating Spring and all of their wing-themed products are on sale at 15% off - no coupon needed. You can increase this discount to 35% by using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (worth 20% off) at checkout.


That's it from me for today. Allow your creativity to take flight ....

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:
Power Of WordsTweet LoveMixed Media Grunge
preview-PowerofWords preview-Tweet Love MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg
*** Discount code works on sale items too

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Cupcake Inspiration GDT

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I am hoping that your sweet day will get even sweeter with some Cupcake Inspirations. Shery from STAMPlorations is sponsoring their current challenge and everyone on her design team was invited to become a Guest Designer to which I happily said 'yes'. 😊

There is an inspiration photo featuring cupcakes, but cupcakes themselves don't have to feature on your project. The inspiration can be taken from the colours and theme of the photo which is ...

Image may contain: food

I am seeing pastel rainbow colours, especially turquoise, something fluffy and something looking like edible glitter. Here is my inspiration for you ...


I felt the something fluffy was calling for wings, hence I picked this sweet little dino, coloured and fuzzy cut it and popped it on a turquoise sponged rays background. The soon to be release 'Happy Everything' sentiment was cut from glittery card, and the punched hearts and gems reflect the joy of making something special. Here is a close-up ...


Please pop over to the Cupcake Inspirations blog to check out the lovely projects everyone made and of course to join their challenge.

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely weekend!
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:
Dino ThingsHappy Everything Phrase Die - soon to be released
preview-BGBCDinoThings

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Blue Car

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 for this challenge is Pirjo, you can check out her fabulous makes on her blog here

My DT project for the new challenge is a CAS card  ...


Each challenge, of course, has a different theme. For challenge #85 we are looking for projects featuring a car or cars. Lots of scope there!


Today's card is simply stamped using masking and alcohol marker colouring with a die-cut sentiment and a couple of sequins.

I am entering my card at:


Fancy creating your own make featuring a car or cars, 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:
Sequins - Poundland
white card, black Memento ink, Promarkers: Cool Grey 1 & 2, Pastel Blue, Denim Blue, Pastel Yellow, Blender - stash

from STAMPlorations:
Gone PostalCongrats Word Stamp & Die Set
preview-SheryRuss_GonePostal copy preview-congratsstampanddie
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, 8 May 2018

Dragonfly Duet

Hello Crafty Friends!

It's Tuesday, and that means it's Inspiration Time over at STAMPlorations. This month we are following their 'Things With Wings' theme to celebrate Spring with a Blog Hop & Linky Party across all their challenges links to which can be found here.

For my DT pieces, I went for CAS designs and gave holographic card a bit of a make-over ....


Both cards are pretty self-explanatory. A bit of die-cutting and layering dies for the dragonfly and frame plus a silver embossed sentiment for the first ....


and a layered nesting die with splatters background combined with an inlaid die-cut dragonfly and stamped sentiment for my second card. I love the bit of rainbow shimmer on the wings.


As I mentioned earlier, STAMPlorations are celebrating Spring and all of their wing-themed products are on sale at 15% off - no coupon needed. You can increase this discount to 35% by using my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (worth 20% off) at checkout.


That's it from me for today. Allow your creativity to take flight ....

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:
Dragonfly Layering Dies, Birds Of Paradise, Pierced Curly Frames/Tags Nesting Dies
preview-dragonflylayeringdies-TheBeesKnees preview-BirdsofParadise preview-piercedcurlyframestags
*** Discount code works on sale items too

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Things With Wings - May Mixed Media Challenge @ STAMPlorations

Hello, Crafty Friends!

It's Sunday 6th May today which means, it's the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge combined with a Blog Hop & Linky Party over at STAMPlorations. This month we are looking for non-card mixed media makes following the theme of 'Things With Wings' using at least one stencil (any brand).


My DT contribution for May is ... a little tag ....


... not quite in Spring colours, but with a rich golden background, guess I've been digging over too much soil in the garden ready for sowing and planting veggies and hedges hence the earthy feel. 😁


Gold acrylic effect medium on a background of mopped up ink with a bit of stenciling (Christmas Tree 1), stamping (Art MarksMixed Media Grunge) and a touch of white Craft ink around the edges for a dreamy look finished off with a beautiful die-cut butterfly (Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies), doodles and gems.

I hope you feel inspired to dig into your crafty resourcefulness and create something to enjoy  .... why not link it up with the Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme for this month's Mixed Media Challenge is 'Things With Wings'. Any mixed media make following the winged theme goes, except cards which means projects such as tags, ATCs, canvases, layouts, art journal pages etc, are perfect for entering, and you must have used at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. You can link up as many winged projects as you want as long as they follow the rules and have their own separate blog post. The linky will close at the end of the month. You can find the full challenge details plus more Mixed Media inspiration here on the STAMPlorations Blog.


Ooops, almost forgot to mention the prizes: one winner as chosen by the Mixed Media DT will receive a $15 gift certificate and two randomly drawn winners will receive a $5 gift certificate each, all of course redeemable at the STAMPlorations Shop.


That's it from me for today. I shall be back soon with another project to share. Please leave a comment and join the hop.

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:

ARTplorations Stencils/Masks: Christmas Tree 1
preview-christmastree1

STAMPlorations Stamps: Art MarksMixed Media Grunge
preview-SheryRuss_ArtMarks1 MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg

CUTplorations Dies: Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies
preview-flutterzen1layeringdies

*** The personal discount coupon STAMPGIRLMONIKA works on already reduced items too, but can not be combined with any other coupon codes.

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