Saturday, May 9, 2015

Guest Designer at CTB IN THE GARDEN Card and a Mother Day Card

Another saturday it means another challenge at Catch The Bug we have this week IN THE GARDEN can join us and you will have a chance to win some lovely and cute Images from Bugaboo Store. Here is a card I made as Guest Designer, I choose this Image from Bugaboo: Make it Snappy - Floral Moms Day

I used my Old Designer Paper from my Old Collection and also the old stripe black paper puncher from my Blogland friend. I colored the Image with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor set, I choose brown, green and yellow, to match with the design paper I have. I adhere the main panel with the double tape foam.

The sticker flower is a birthday goodies from my lovely friend Petra Heller, many thanks Petra for your lovely goodies. I love to use it :). I also scored my yellow paper with my SU ScorPal. The DANKE Sticker is from my Stash.

Challenges for my card are: 

Suzy Bee´s Bloomin´ Challenge: Anything Goes with a twist: Add some Flowers(sdh a. p.)

Digi Designs Challenge: Load on those Flowers(sdh a. p.)

Scrapper´s Delights Challenge Blog #44: Always Anything Goes

2 Cute Inks Digital Stamps Challenge #128: Anything Goes (2/2)  (sdh a. p.)

Crafting From The Heart Challenge #58: Anything Goes (sdh a. p.)

Craft Your Passion Challenge #260: Anything Goes(sdh a. p.)

For my second card I try to make bokeh effect with soft I made last time my Bokeh card using a vibrant color, also I decided Vibrant color is better than the pastel color for bokeh effect what do you think?

Here is my past card from first of May:

Here is my new card, tell me your opinion please, which one is more better for bokeh effect? My Opinion is better using a vibrant color to make the Bokeh effect come out :)

 I made this for my mother hope she will like this :)

I choose the color pink, green and yellow from Ranger Distress Ink and put the color on the white paper and spritz it with much water. At the end I sponged green, yellow and pink distress ink on my self made stencil and the very last is the white unicorn ink.

Challenges for my second card are:

Winnie and Walter NSD with Pinkfresh Studio Challenges (sdh a. p.): this mood board, I inspired from the picture at the bottom right, it has a look like Bokeh Effect and it also has a pink strip on the lady dress, thats why I choose pink card base :)


Winnie and Walter NSD with Pinkfresh Studio - Create your own Background (sdh a. p.)


Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Let's get Sentimental)(sdh a. p.)

Inspiration Destination #32: Always Anything Goes
(sdh a. p.)

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

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.)

Sister Act Challenge #105: Anything Goes
(sdh a. p.)

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

DRS Design: Beautiful Backgrounds
(sdh a. p.)

Die Version Challenge Blog: Mothers Day Card (sdh a. p.)

Crafty Cardmakers and More #138: Make Your Own Background
(sdh a. p.)

CAS(E) This Sketch #122: (sdh a. p.)

Thanks for looking and happy saturday :)




  1. Gorgeous card Monika!Your flowers are beautifully colored and great layout and embellishing! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  2. Your cards are all so beautiful! I love your flowers and that flower bling on your first card, and the embossed stripes are wonderful! I love both of your bokeh cards, and I agree with you that the bright one brings out the effect even more than the lighter one.

  3. Vielen dank das ich die 1. Bokehkarte heute im Postkasten hatte.... in natura sieht sie noch strahlender aus !!!
    Deine Karten sind alle sehr schön und ich freu mich wenn ich mit meinen Goodies deine Arbeit erleichtern oder unterstützen kann
    LG hellerlittle

  4. Monika your cards are all gorgeous! I love both the bold and light color Bokeh effect on your cards. I have yet to try that technique, but after seeing your two cards with it I think I have to try it today!! Thanks for sharing all of your cards with us and for playing along with us at the Die-Versions Mother's Day Card Challenge!!

  5. Awesome creations, Miss Lady!!

  6. Two more super cards, Monika! I'm totally sold on the Bokeh effect now, Jo x

  7. Beautiful cards, Monika! I love the bling on the top card! Your bokeh technique looks beautiful - I agree that it does look better on the darker colour. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. You're putting your old papers to good use. Love how it looks with the bright and bold scored paper. Very springlike.
    Bokeh favorite, hmmmm.... I think I'll agree with you on the bold. But it's all a matter of taste, I guess some will say the softer colored one is their favorite. That being said, I think it's a lovely card for your mom.

  9. always, love all your cards. For your Bokeh, I like them both but the second one with the soft sweet colors is my favorite of the two. Your sweet garden card is so adorable and I love your fabulous bling and your coloring is perfect!

  10. Love the bokeh texture Monika... your dragonfly is perfectly placed!! and who says you can't do flower cards... you must be joking because your flower card is wonderful.. Love the flower bling!!! Great to see you!! and thanks for all your wonderful encouraging comments.. What a joy!! thank you again my friend!!

  11. Great Bokeh background. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

  12. I love your cards! They are all sooooo pretty! Good Luck in the 2 Cute Ink Challenge!

  13. I like the scoring you did it really works. Great card.
    I also love love love the bokeh technique you did on the second card. Great color choices. You are awesome on your backgrounds.
    Hugs friend.

  14. both cards are simply delightful Monika. I like the softer look to your Bokeh card.

  15. Lovely cards Monika! Thank you for joining in with the Create your own Background challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Hugs, Sue xx

  16. Your first card is a floral very pretty! Your bokeh card is also lovely. In my opinion, you work magic with bokeh in both vibrant and pastel colours!

  17. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Crafty Cardmakers and More,
    Hugs Julie xxx

  18. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at di's digi

  19. More totally great backgrounds! Love them all!!!! Thanks for sharing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge.

  20. Awesome work with the bokeh effect, Monika! Both are so lovely and perfect in their own ways! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Let’s Get Sentimental” Challenge!

  21. Beautiful card, Monika!!! Thanks so much for joining us for our Die-Versions Mother's Day Challenge!

  22. All of your cards are gorgeous! I like both of the bokeh cards, I'm sure your mom will love hers too. Thanks for sharing it with us for the Die-Versions Mother's Day Challenge.

  23. Monika, both of your bokeh cards are fabulous,I am more partial to brighter colors but think both are very creative!
    The pretty yellow flowers look great on the background papers and of course I like the blingy flower on the first card :-)

  24. WOWZER!! Your backgrounds look really amazing my friend!! I really enjoy making these, but I've only really tried it out once, so would like to do it again and join your HOC challenge!! :)

  25. Fabulous cards Monika! I love all of the bling on the first card and beautiful bokeh technique on the other cards!
    Hugs, Tammy

  26. Great cards! I especially love your card that you made for the CTS sketch! I think I prefer the brighter colours for the bokeh effect, but they're both lovely!

  27. Both of your cards are so beautiful!! I love the bokeh effect!! It looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Die-Versions Mother's Day Card Challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  28. Gorgeous cards! Fabulous bokeh effect and Congrats on ur GD Monika :)

  29. Hi Monika - I really like the vibrant colors the best for that technique. Both of your cards are so beautiful. I love the flower accent on the first one. Hugs D

  30. nice work, thanks for joining #260 challenge with Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again this week!

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  31. Your bokeh backgrounds came out gorgeous! I love the bright reds and oranges!!

  32. Fabulous backgrounds on both your cards. You've perfected the bokeh technique.... just gorgeous!
    hugs, Asha

  33. Fabulous card for Di's Digis Load on the Flowers challenge.
    Thanks for joining in, hope to see you in our latest challenge too, Donna ☺


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Monika R.

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