Monday, 13 April 2015

Monika's Birthday Linky Party!!

My lovely 'bloggie' friend Monika of Creative with Monika had a birthday last week and she decided to spend the whole of April celebrating. What a fantastic idea!!

She is running a challenge where she has supplied a few of her favourite cards and we can choose one to CASE. At the end of the month she will randomly pick a winner and that person will get a $25 gift voucher of their choice!! Talk about generous!

Monika makes the most incredible cards and she has the knack of being able to make cards in any style she chooses. She is also an amazing supporter and commenter of everyone's blogs and loves to leave a lot of love wherever she goes. So of course I had to play along!!

This is one of my favourite cards that Monika has created and I was excited that she offered it as one to CASE. I love the design and the stenciling so much, I didn't want to change too much at all:

As you can see, I changed the colours and details but kept the design the same. I really hope Monika like's it!!

I die-cut a circle from some printer paper and taped it over the card front. I applied the stencil over-top and used my mini blending tool to add Spun Sugar and a little Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. After stamping the sentiment in black ink, I glued on the flower and a sprinkle of pink sequins. Love it!

The stencil is from Teresa Collins 'Basically Essential'. The flower dies are from Paper Smooches and the sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted 'Good Times'. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

I have five other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Theme is 'Middle' - my card focal point is in the middle)

Happy Little Stampers - April CAS Challenge (Stencils)

CAS(E) this Sketch # 118 

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge  (April Showers/Spring Flowers)

AAA Cards Challenge # 37 

I hope Monika had a wonderful birthday. I posted a card to her just before Good Friday and hopefully it will arrive soon. Have never sent any mail to Germany before (from New Zealand) so will be interesting to see how long it will take...... And at least Monika still has the rest of this month to celebrate!!

Take care



  1. LOVE how you were inspired...So pretty Shona!

  2. Shona
    you are clever
    not changing so much
    but the color and the flower change everything yeaaah
    I love that spun sugar color on your card sooo soft looking and that flower soo cuuuteeee
    I wish I have that DIE oops I have no cutting machine
    also I can not have cute DIE like you in my stash
    by the way thanks that you like my pineaple card..its a sweet card I made for my hubby and it was not won at CASology hmm but the one with bikini with the same style was HM
    Now I want to say many thanks for all lovely words on your post and yes if I visit a blog or DT member blog I like to leave some love that I was there...I am sad if the DT member never gave any comment hihi...but I try to be a nice DT member if you join the challenge I am as DT..oopps to long speaking
    if your card come to my home I sure will tell you Shona
    I love your CASE ing card and thanks for joining my Linky party you are so sweet
    Big hugs,

  3. i tink i like your better, probaly cos of the pink lol, well done

  4. Lovely cards - great stenciling - Thanks so much for joining in at AAA!

  5. This is so sweet Shona! Great CASE of Monika's card ... so cheerful with that adorable flower. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  6. Fabulous card and a fabulous CASE of Monika's card too! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  7. Fabulous case! Love your interpretation of Monika's card with your Colour and beautiful inlaid flower. Sweet!

  8. I'll bet Monika loves it! I know I do!!! Jo x

  9. Beautiful card, Shona, for a very sweet and generous girl...
    =] Michele

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  11. What a great CASE, Shona ... so pretty and feminine! Anita :)

  12. Such a cute card. I love the masked inking. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

  13. Sweet card Shona...beautiful use of a stencil and what a sweet pineapple.

  14. Fabulous work!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :) - Ashli

  15. Oh, this is so pretty! Great take on the sketch!

  16. Another lovely card! The soft colors and stenciling are wonderful. Thanks again for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and see your beautiful work.

  17. So sweet, so soft ans delicate!!! SUPER take on the CASE card!!

    Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards, we are very glad that you are sharing your creativity with us!!!

  18. So lovely, Shona! Beautiful card for the birthday girl :-)