Monday, 21 July 2014

New Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations!

Hi friends!
It's time for the second sketch challenge of July at STAMPlorations! We have a versatile sketch with plenty of room for interpretation -do check out the inspiring DT samples by our regular DT and our talented guest designer Sue here!

The stamp set I've used is Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments, one of my current STAMPlorations favorites! I also stamped text borders with word stamps from Sentiment Builders: Celebrate. I colored one of the images with Copics. The sentiment is heat embossed with white powder. I hope to see you playing a long at STAMPlorations -don't forget our monthly challenge, Stamps and Glitter, is also still running here! Feel free to combine the two current challenges. Happy crafting!

Saturday, 19 July 2014


Hi friends!
We have a fun new challenge at Inkspirational: it's a word prompt, Splash! I immediately thought about a splatter stencil I have and created a quick CAS card with stencil, ink, STAMPlorations sentiment (from the set Sentiment Builders: Celebrate) and some green rhinestones. Linen textured base card adds a sophisticated touch I think!

The design team at Inkspirational never fails to inspire... Do check out their cards from the challenge blog! As always, we also have a guest designer: this time it's Cinni with her creative feathers card. Don't miss it! See you at  Inkspirational!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Photo Inspiration Time at TIME OUT!

Hi friends!

Already challenge #10 at TIME OUT Challenges... Time flies! :)

This fortnight we have our Home Sweet Home Challenge for you: it's a photo inspiration challenge with a homely twist -our photos gain influence from interior design. The photo this time is especially fun and versatile -check out all the DT cards from the challenge blog for getting good ideas! In my own card I used a stamps from Papertrey Ink and STAMPlorations (the sentiment).

Our guest designer this time is Sarah G from Funky Fossil Designs, we are thrilled to have her as our guest -she has actually won 2 challenges in a row! :) Welcome to TIME OUT, Sarah.

This is a super quick post, as I said in the beginning, time seems to fly these days... I hope to see you playing along at TIME OUT!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Combining Contemporary and Vintage Elements!

HI friends!
I'm sharing my first spotlight project for STAMPlorations: I'm playing with a sentiment from Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments, a floral border from Distressed Floral Swirls and a silhouette stamp from VIGNETTE: Ever After. My goal in this card was to combine contemporary and vintage elements for a fun, young result. I'm sharing some additional photos + tips and tricks in STAMPlorations blog, here. I hope you'll head on over there and leave a comment on what you think about my card! :) Thanks for popping by! 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Happy Birthday, Monika!

Hi guys!
July is a busy month at STAMPlorations because many of the DT girls are celebrating their birthdays! Today we are celebrating Monika, Happy Birthday you lovely lady! I hope you are been spoiled today... Enjoy the cards you'll find in blogland!

I used two STAMPlorations stamp sets in my card: SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Celebrate and VIGNETTE: Eclectic Florals. Adding both enamel dots and pearls is inspired by my good friend Sandie: You started a trend, girl! I wanted to make a very feminine card so both ribbon and lace was needed... It all started to look a bit too girly girly but a grey card base saved me I think! :)

I hope you like your card, Monika. Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Happy (Belated) Birthday, Darnell!

Hi guys!

I'm finally having a chance to enter Darnell's Linky Party at Ardyth's blog 
hereDarnell is an inspiring card making and a fantastic blogger: her posts are always very entertaining and funny! I hope you like the simple tag card I made for you although it's a couple of days late, Darnell! 

I made my first tag card last week and fell in love with the style... So I believe the new challenge blog Tag You're It! is going to see me playing along quite a lot! :) This tag card was inspired of the first challenge at Tag You're It where we are CASEing tags by Virginia Lu. I chose kraft, colors and stripes as my starting point. The stamps I used are STAMPloration sets VIGNETTE: It's Your Day and SENTIMENT BUILDERS: Celebrate.

Virginia's tag inspiration

I hope you like your card, Darnell! I'll end my post with some new photos of my schnauzer puppy Rafa. He seems very innocent doesn't he... Just scroll down to the last pic! :)
The size of those paws... He looks so funny! 

Behind him is one of his favorite toys: he loves chasing those sausages!

Too much play with the "blowfish", a nap is needed!

I'll eat you and that camera! :)

Monday, 7 July 2014

New Sketch Challenge at STAMPlorations!

Hi friends!
The second challenge in July at STAMPlorations has started, you'll find it here! It's a sketch challenge with a chance to win a GDT spot and some digital products from All About Scrapping. This sketch is very simple, versatile and easy to work with: I went very literal but do check out the other DT projects from the challenge blog. We are also glad to have the talented, always very friendly and supportive Monika Reeck as our guest designer this time. Welcome to STAMPlorations, Monika!

The girl image in my card is a STAMPlorations stamp but it's not released yet -this is sort of a teaser! :) I colored her with Copics and used sentiments from Boxed Blooms and Bold Sentiments  and VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes. I think she is super cute and it was fun to practice on coloring a pleated skirt with her. I added a flower with some punched leaves for embellishments. Black sentiments looked too dark so I chose dark brown for my ink color. A very simple card... But this girl will look fab in more layered cards too... When she is out on the market. :)

Don't forget the twist in in our challenges:
Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you'll be in the running to win this prize package courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping. I hope to see you playing along at STAMPlorations!