Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Earlier Chirstmas card with Stencil and A Bird Manly card + PART IV Goodies & Cards from my crafty friends all around the world

I have seen a new challenge at Addicted to Stamp and More with Holiday theme, also I took my Holly Background Artplorations Stencil and started to sponged it with my white ink. After it was dry, I then sponged with green color.


Here is the result of my stenciled paper with that two inks:

For the fruit I colored with red embossing pen and I gave Red Embossing powder on it and embossed it, and I gave more green on that paper :)

I think of a fun sentiment with gingham paper (but my gingham paper is not enough, : (( sad), also what should I do??? I stamped the Hero Arts Sentiment, embossed it with red embossing powder and I try to wrap my circle with gingham washi tape see the photo bellow:

Here is the end result of my sentiment:

I adhere it with double tape foam on my card base:

I love how shiny the red embossing powder on my middle panel:

Challenges I love to join for my card:

Addicted To Stamp and More #143 : Holiday

Crafting by Design (one Month Challenge): Anything Goes in May

Penny´s Paper Crafty Challenge #226: Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Let´s Get Sentimental 

Papertake Weekly Challenge: Anything Goes with Optional Extra To Use No Patterned Paper (I did not put any design paper on this card :) ) (sdh a. p.)

Stamplorations May Challenge: Stamps and Leaves


Retro Rubber Challenge #13: Anything Goes (my Hero Arts Sentiment Stamp is already stay long in my drawer, I was bought it at 2012)(sdh a. p.)

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge:


For my second card...I have a special story...I went home today from my office and found some letter for my hubby in post box...annnddd only one for me...I saw the who sent me a post??.....and I was so happy that is from Flo from Flos Habseligkeiten, she sent me the lovely Images from Stamplorations the BIRD one yaaayyy :)....many thanks I made a manly card using that Bird you sent me: (As we life in Germany, the post from USA, we can not could be a week or if I am not lucky could be 4 weeks till it come to my home)

Here is how I made my paper, I stamped many times that bird house and colored it with my copic marker.

I forgot to made foto after it was finished (Silly me) also here is the paper I made on the card base:

Here is the card I made:

I colored my bird with 3 brown copic marker, I distressed the edge of the DP and for the circle behind the bird too.

Challenge for my card are:

The Male Room Challenge #9: Birds

The Challenge #33: Sketch   


Sister Act Challenge #105: Anything Goes

Red Little Wagon #288: Distress it

Scribble and Scrap #43: Always Anything Goes(sdh a. p.)


Yeah my Birthday month April already gone but I still have some cards that I did not show you on my blog here they are:

 From Vicki P., dear Vicki I love your cuuutee card and thanks for the goodies..

see one more picture of Vicki´s card the Balloon really have a great texture right?

From Asha, dear Asha you really know that my favorite color is purple and your card is adorable and thanks for the images :)

From Joyce, I knew her from CASology challenge, and she is so kind sending me a birthday card and joined my Bday Linky Party too and send me some lovely Cut Out wooowww...I think enough for 3 months...dear Joyce many many thanks for your kindess.

Lovely ''Complicated made'' birthday card from Shawna...dear Shawna...amazing card you much time must be you need to glued that tiny circle and also the stripes behind HAPPY is amazing...I can feel texture on her card :) many thanks Shawna :)

  From Dawn T. in New Zealand...Dawn yeaaah I was already sad that her card never came...(she said she sent it 2 weeks before my birtday...oh noooo it means it needs a month + a week to arrive to Germany..naughty Air Mail :) ) Dear Dawn many thanks for the stencil you made..for the stamp you sent and for the cut out too and your card really adorable with that it much :)

Dear know how much I love to opened each envelope from you...I am so happy you sent me the card and plus that goodies...I have supplies now till 3-4 Month...ladies again many many thanks for you kindness and I am so happy to have you as my Friend (in Blogland, if I can visit your country I would be happy to meet you all) hugs for you all....

Thanks for looking and happy friday :)




  1. Hi Monika. Your Christmas card is truly lovely, and I really admire your ingenuity. You have to be extra clever to make your beautiful card without all the supplies you might want. So glad that my card made it all the way to you, and I hope you enjoy the few extra die cuts I sent your way as well.

  2. I love the way you figured out how to add some gingham to your Christmas card, Monika! It really does add a nice pop to your card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Your cards are delightful Monika. So glad the parcel finally arrived :-)

  4. Gorgeous cards, Monika! I like your double stencilled technique on the first card - so pretty!

    The bird is so funny and cute on the second card! I like the patterned paper you used and the stamped birdhouse too!

    Congratulations on all the lovely cards and gifts you received - how fun! Lots of goodies to use on your cards!

  5. First...thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my blog, you always are so sweet and make me smile. Now on to your many fabulous cards, but your sweet home spun Christmas card is so beautiful and I love that you took the time to show us all how you created your magical look. You are one amazing stamper! Love your The Challenge card too...that sweet bird is just adorable! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Challenge!

  6. Awesome cards, Monika! I love your manly bird card. That is such a unique design. :)

    Have you gotten my card yet? Hopefully it doesn't get return again because I double check the address this time. Well, have a great week, my bloggie friend!

  7. That is a great two tone stenciling job on the first card! It is obvious with all the cards that you enjoy playing and sharing. Thanks for including Retro Rubber in your stamping fun this week!

  8. All of your cards are so lovely, Monika! I really like how you improvise where you do not have the craft products or supplies. The stencil and gingham washi are great on your Christmas card, love the Bird and Birdhouses stamped so many times.:-)

  9. These are wonderful Monika!!! You are so busy..and I have little energy lately!!!! I see your Christmas card!!!! Love the Christmas stenciling! I EXTRA love your Challenge card with the STAMPlorations bird, those images of the birds they make are so fun!!! And they look watercolory!!!I LOVE how you put so much thought and work into your creations, a real labor of love like me!!! Yay Monika, thanks so much for joining us and your encouragment always is a bright spot in my day!!!!!

    THough, your messages do not come in my e-mail.....I am not sure why,. So I only see them once in awhile, so I am not ignoring you.. I just dont see all the messages... HUGS to you Monika, you are a dear heart!!!

  10. I'm so happy you received lots of goodies to play with. I'm always impressed with your background creations and this is no exception. It's much prettier than pattern paper out there. And great coloring on the birdie too. :)

  11. Gorgeous cards Monika. You know how much I love manly cards and that bird card is fantastic. Love the stamp you were sent - and what patience to stamp all those birdhouses and colour them in so beautifully!

  12. I love that birdhouse background you created! Such a "tweet" card! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge!

  13. A wonderful way to use a stencil multiple times! Great technique and the result looks fantastic. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

  14. Such a fun post, Monika...I really enjoyed seeing all these gorgeous cards! I love how you inked the stencil and added the sweet gingham pattern on your first card! Your bird is stunning and I love how you created your background with the bird pretty! Thank you for sharing your lovely cards from your stash...the shiny balloons and fabulous die cuts are beautiful...Looks like you're going to have lots of fun for a long time to come :)
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM! We always enjoy seeing your creations in the gallery!

  15. Hey there lucky girl !!!
    eine wunderbare Weihnachtskarte .... nach Weihnachten ist ja bekanntlich vor Weihnachten *gg

    und noch mehr tolle Geschenke !!! Wow, eines sollte dir heute noch zugestellt werden *zwinker

    LG hellerlittle

  16. What wonderful bloggy friends you have to send you those goodies. Sorry I didn't have time to link up. life has been a little hectic.
    Your first card is very festive Monika, love the stenciled background and your inventive use of the washi tape! Thanks for sharing with us at STAMPlorations.:)

  17. Meine Güte, bist du fleißig!!!
    Die Weihnachtskarte gefällt mir sehr gut!!!
    Erst recht die Vogelkarte.
    Ich bin immer wieder erstaunt,
    was für unterschiedliche Karten
    man mit den gleichen Motiven gestalten kann.
    Da hast du aber sehr viel Geburtstagspost bekommen!!! ich freue mich für dich, denn du hast es verdient.
    Liebe Grüße,

  18. All Fantastic cards Monika..loz

  19. Hi Monika, your cards are just amazing! I love the backgrounds you've made & the Washi Tape has worked perfectly on your sentiment! So creative!
    Dawn xx

  20. Oh, your stenciled background is so pretty and I love the extra touches for the berries! I will have to take out some of my stencils and use them after seeing your inspiration! Glad you had a great birthday month and thanks for sharing your cards with us!!! My birthday is this month but I plan to send OUT cards to friends instead of receive them!!

  21. Fabulous cards Monika, your stenciling is amazing on your cute Christmas card and using the washi tape was perfect, your bird card is fabulous too! Donna

  22. Such fun and lovely cards! And what sweet cards/gifts!

  23. Love the two tone effect through stencil and great use of gingham, looking gorgeous! The second one is a beautiful masculine creation, love the papers and repetition of stamping with a featured bird, a clever creation! I always enjoying your creations! I am glad to see your gifts, Enjoy your goodies!!!

  24. Hello Monika dear! I'm sorry I haven't been able to comment on every post. April has been such a busy month for me and I'm trying to do what I can! I always love stopping by here because you've always got the coolest cards and techniques. Love the sponged holly card and your sketchy bird set is the perfect masculine creation! Awesomeness!

  25. I should also have said thank you for linking up to the STAMPlorations Stamps and Leaves challenge!

  26. Very clever crafting! Thanks for sharing and doing the RR challenge!

  27. Just love your Christmas card, especially the off-set stenciling you did. Its so effective and looks amazing. Have been wanting to try this myself but the white pigment ink I purchased was a big fail (was from SSS, very disappointed) but have just ordered the same Hero Arts Unicorn as yourself, so hopefully I will get a good result like this. And you know I'm always happy to see you at ATSM!!

  28. Great way to improvise using your gingham washi tape to achieve the look you wanted. Thank you for showing your background technique. Thanks for joining us at RRBC!

  29. Hi your cards are gorgeous you have been very busy. Thank you for sharing your bird card with us at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Hugs Jackie DT

  30. Adorable card with a very cool technique! Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber this week!

  31. A super lovely card! Love the technique you used on the sponging! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  32. Awesome cards, I really like the looks of all the stamping, the Christmas card is wonderful using the tech. we did together. I like the bird card, awesome and again wonderful making your background. Love all the goodies you got from your blog friends. Way to go. You should be set for awhile for sure. Hugs

  33. Love the bird card - that's a lot of birdhouses to color! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge this week.

  34. Hi Monika, great xmas card and I love what you did with the stamplorations kingfisher. I think this bird set is a must have. Love it. Nice to see all the lovely cards from friends around the world. The post delivery time is so inconsistent. Hugz

  35. The inking technique used for the holly background looks dimensional, I'm so impressed, clever use of washi too, I use mine far too seldom, so I appreciate picking up all inspiration I can get.
    And your bird? Too cute. Fun own made paper with birdhouses. It sure works for a man.

  36. Adding my cheers and applause to the others: you've created an array of stunning cards, each one a showcase of your abundant creativity! So much prettiness, all in one spot! WOW!

  37. A lot of great cards. I really like the design of your bird card. The distressed (inked) edges look great. Thanks for sharing and playing along with our Distress it challenge at Little Red Wagon.

  38. Monika, I love your birdhouse DSP! Perfect card for any guy! I know you enjoyed receiving the happy mail! Thank you for joining us at The Challenge this week! XX

  39. Hello hello hello my friend!! :) Sorry I've been abscent from your blog for a while...just busy, but "good" busy! :) Yeah!! So happy to see you are getting lots of birthday goodies and wishes my friend! You are very deserving of them!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your gingham wrapped frame, such a clever idea!! I also love that fun bird image and your birdhouse background!! VERY cool!! You are so creative my friend!! I thank you so much for joining along with us over at Addicted to Stamps & More! It's always a pleasure to see your designs in the entries!! BIG HUGS

  40. What a fabulous selection of cards - you really are on a roll. I love the manly bird - super background and the image is just fab. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

  41. I really like the gingham washi wrap:) Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  42. Hi Monika. Really love how you do your shadowing, having seen it a second time I need to give this technique a try myself. Thanks so much for linking up again with us at STAMPlorations. X


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