Friday, 23 June 2017

Latte Lover


Hi  this is Mona back with a fun art journal page using a new Sunsational Stamp set called
Love you Latte for the Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop. Sunsational Crafts is a first time Super Sponsor  providing three prizes for this hop. 


I started by adding gesso on my journal page then took a stencil and added 3 colours of Nuvo mousse     to make my background.


I fussy cut the three cups from the stamp set and coloured them in using my copics. I then cut out the sentiment and glued it on a piece of black cardstock to make it stand out. I then adhered everything in place.  This completes my journal page.

Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. I hope to see you again soon. Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy it to the Fullest

Hello this is Mona back with a fun card for the Summer lovers blog hop. I started  my card by cutting my card base with white  cardstock.

I had ordered this wonderful paper pad from Kat Scrappiness called cream and sugar  and cut out a rectangle using the   Stitched fancy scalloped rectangle die set to cover my card base. I proceeded by die cutting three coffee cups again using different pattern paper from the same paper pad and adhered them on my card base.  I then found a stamp with the sentiment from my stash and stamped it on white cardstock using my  lawn Fawn black jet ink pad then adhered it on a piece or pink patterned paper and added it to the top of my card. To finish off my card I adhered a few sequins from a cinnamon swirl sequin mix . This completes my card.

Thanks for stopping by .Hope to see you again soon.

It's been sooo long

Hi everyone this is Mona back again with another fun card featuring the Lola the giraffe stamp set from Kat Scrappiness. I really love this stamp set.
I started by die cutting GM stitched circle background plate twice one with the cork look paper and one with the teal circles.
Here I stamped the giraffe three times using Lawn Fawn jet black ink and fussy cut them keeping only the head . Once they were coloured I placed and adhered everything in place. I knew it needed a little something extra so I decided to stamp several butterflies again from the same stamp set and placed them randomly.
I stamped the sentiment and adhered it to my card and this completes my card for today. Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. Thanks for stopping by, hope to see you again soon.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Fun Mosquito card

Hi my name is Mona back with a fun summer card idea using this fun digital stamp set called Minneskeeta from Sunsational Crafts.
I started my card by adhering the pattern paper from my stash onto my card base using the Best Glue Ever with no clog writing cap. This Glue is very sticky and requires so little Glue this is why I always use the no clog writing cap to make sure I add just a small amount and that the tip doesn't block. The Glue dries clear and holds really well. I also adhered both mosquitoes using the same Glue.

Here I took my Embellie gellie to add the sequin to my card it has the perfect  tackiness it’s strong enough to pick up the sequins and release them in the precise spot.

This completes my card for today hope you enjoyed my mini tutorial and looking forward to see you again soon. For your browsing convenience here is the link for stamps and For the Best Glue Ever and much more.

Monday, 19 June 2017


Thank you so much for visiting my blog on todays 1st Celebration Blog Hop for Today is so exciting! Not only will you be inspired by the designers projects along this hop, there is a lot of fantastic prizes to be won! You should have arrived here from  Cheryl Blog, but if I am your first stop you will find the full link up list at the end of this post or on

We are so excited to announce the addition of our first ever exclusive clear stamp sets! One that is perfect for interactive paper raft designs and one that is an adorable Giraffe! You will also catch a glimpse of some brand new dies and sequin embellishment mixes that are also exclusives. Check out all of the exclusive products at


   Hi Everyone this is Mona back with a fun card using Kat Scrappiness brand new stamp set called 
Lola the giraffe  it is a favourite of mine been using it a lot lately.


I started my card by die cutting this wonderful Stitched heart tags  on a wood grain design paper from my stash.


I went on to stamp my giraffe on a scrap of white cardstock using my Jet black ink from lawn fawn and coloured them in using my favourite markers. Also first stamped a sentiment on the heart from the tag but then decided on something else so decided to use my marker and colour it all black.
I took my stamp set and die cuts from lawn fawn called Happy,happy,happy stamped the birthday   sentiment under the heart and die cut Happy and adhered in the centre of my hear and my giraffe at the bottom of the tag.

I hope you have been inspired by my card.  In order for your chance to win one of the brand new stamp sets or one of the three grand prizes you must comment on all the designers blogs and the Kat Scrappiness blog. That is over 10 chances to win! Winners will announced at 12 noon pst on 6/25/17, you have until 12:00 midnight pst Saturday 6/24/17 to enter!

The next person in the hop is AngelineHop on over and see what’s next!  Thank you for
participating in the very first blog hop for
The full blog hop line up is:


Saturday, 10 June 2017

Canada Day card

Hi everyone this is Mona back with a fun card using Fireworks Couple from Sunsational Crafts. I first started by printing the digital stamps and used my Spectrum Noir markers to colour them in and then fussy cut them.

Once my image was cut I also used a grass die cut from my stash to make the grass, I then used my Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect  to adhere everything down. It needs a very little amount and very precise on where you drop the Glue when using the No clog writing cap also from ScraPerfect . This Glue is very tacky and holds really well and dries clear so no problem if it oozes out from under the image. 

Feel free to brows additional stamps 
Or for the Best Glue Ever or much more.
Thank you for stopping by see you again soon.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Let's hang out

Hi everyone this is Mona back with a fun card for Kat Scrappiness. I am featuring the brand new stamp set called  Lola the giraffe from Kat Scrappiness.
I wanted to try the masking techniques. I first started by stamping the giraffe on /inkadinkado-stamping-mask-paper-7x5-12-pkg with my Lawn fawn jet black ink and fussy cut it. I then stamped over and over the giraffe always masking the one I previously stamped until I got a full page.
I used my Spectrum Noir markers to colour in the image leaving one out to make him different. I then took my /stitched-fancy-scalloped-rectangle-dies-by-kat-scrappiness-new?variant=29024706888 to and die cut the largest one to adhere to my card base.then took my panel of giraffes and adhered it to the top of my scallop rectangle. Now for the fun part colouring my remaining giraffe using my favourite colour and stamping and colouring a few butterflies to tie in the colours.
Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. Thanks for dropping by and see you again soon.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Altered small water bucket

 Hi everyone this is Mona with a fun project altering a small water pail using this bucket from the dollar store and sequins also from the dollar store.


 Here I took my Best Glue Ever and my Embellie Gellie  to adhere the sequins to the pail. The Best Glue Ever requires a very little amount as it is really tacky and holds up really well, dries clear so is perfect for projects like this. The no clog writing cap helps you aim the Glue at the right spot and saves you from wasting. The embellished gellie helped me to pick up my sequins and put them presicely in the right spot.

Once my sequins were all adhered I took my Perfect Crafting Pouch to deactivate the tackiness of the Glue that went thru the holes of the sequins. I just pounced the pouch a few times in each spot and took the stickiness away. What a fun project, it is perfect and glamorous to use as a pen holder in my craft room. Thanks for stopping by hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Who let the dogs out?

Hi everyone this is Mona with another fun art journal page featuring this fun stamp set called Puppy dog tales from Kat Scrappiness.
 I started by doing my background using a few different items. I first added a coat of Gesso then used my Distress crayons to create the sky and the ground. I then took a stencil from my stash and added texture using again the distress crayons to give it some interest. Once all that was completed I added a light coat of Ranger gel medium to seal everything.
Now for the fun part I used my stamping tool and Memento black ink to get all my dogs stamped and then coloured them in using my Spectrum Noir markers. I also used my scissors to Fussy cut them.
 I used my vagabond to die cut 5 cactus and clay pots from the Year round cactus die set. I used my Spectrum markers to colour them in. Once everything was cut and coloured I adhered everything down in place again using the gel medium. Now for the fun part adding the final touches. I used my big brush markers from Faber  castell to add the shadow and my white gel pen for the highlights. I also  used my Krystal Katana to add some sequins from Kat Scrappiness.
Thanks everyone for looking, hope you enjoyed my tutorial. See you again soon!

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Wild About You

Hi everyone this is Mona back with a fun journal page featuring this fun stamp set called  Wild About you from Kat Scrappiness . I went ahead and stamped two of each images from the set  using my  Memento tuxedo black ink and coloured them using my spectrum noire markers and then fussy cut them.

Here is where I took out my Best Glue Ever from ScraPerfect to Glue two pages together in my journal since my journal is getting very thick. The Glue is really fast drying and holds really well. I have used the No clog writing cap-Large to because you only need a small amount since the Glue is really tacky and holds up really well.

For my background I used Distress Ink mini and my blending tool to create a sky and ground. I then used a bunch of dies to cut out  different elements for my background. GM Stitched Sky Die set and Birch border die were a few that I used and then went on to place everything down.

This is where I took my Best Glue Ever and adhered everything down it takes a really small amount, dries almost instantly  and if you happen to put a bit too much and oozes out no problem it dries clear.

Now for the fun part once everything in adhered down I added a thin layer of  gel medium and used my big brush markers to add shadow everywhere and my White gel pen to do all my detailing. This finishes up my project for today. I hope you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Summer fun treats

Hi everyone this is Mona with another fun card featuring two lovely stamp sets from Sunsational crafts.. This time I decided to do a box card following  instructions ot a tutorial that a friend passed along to me.  Just google box card tutorial and there are many out there. Felishia in swimsuit  and You're so cool are the two stamp sets I used. 

 I fussy cut all my images and coloured them with spectrum noire markers and added a few highlights using my white gel pen. I then added all my images onto strips of acetate and adhered them into my box and also adhered Felishia in the back. This finishes off my card for today hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial. Hope to see you all again soon.
Here is the link for the store for your browsing convenience.

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Fun Hipster cards

 Hello my crafty friends. This is Mona back with a few fun cards I did creating the Hipster stamp set from Tim Holtz. I started by using white card stock cutting in half to make my card base and them scrored it in half making it 41/4x 51/2 . I then took pattern paper from my stash and cut it at 4 x 51/4 and glued it on my card base using my atg gun with the 1/2 inch atg tape refill. Next I used watercolour paper and Kat Scrappiness fancy scalloped rectangle dies  and die cut 1 rectangle for the base of my stamped image.
I took my stampololic and my Jet black Archival ink to stamp my image in the centre of my rectangle.
Now for the fun part colouring my images I decided to use my Kuretake Gansai Tanbi water color paints and my Tim Holtz water brush that I have been hoarding for a while. The colours are so nice and opaque,, really enjoy using them. I then finished off my cards adding the sentiment and adhering to the card base.  Hope you enjoyed this mini tutorial, see you all soon.

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Dreams do come true

Hi everyone, this is Mona with another fun journal page. Hope you enjoy this mini tutorial featuring this  Dream catcher stamp set by Mudra and most of my supplies from my favourite store Kat Scrappiness.
I first started by using my Dylusions art journal that can be purchased at Kat Scrappiness and adding gesso to both pages. After it was dry I used my brown Archival ink amd my wood plank background stamp and added it all over both pages carefully aligning it to keep the planks ligned up.
Once my brown was dry I used my blue lagoon distress  Blue lagoon distress ink along with my mini distress tool from Ranger to add a bit of colour to my background.
Now that my background is all done I used the middle part of my dream catcher and stamped it with Versa Mark, then added  Wow White embossing powder  and heat embossed it to make it really nice and bright. I embossed three of them to fill up my page.
I then took two circles from Gina Marie stitched circle dies and lined them up so I could make a ring. I die cut three of the rings and glued them around the embossed inner part of the dream catcher using Nuevo adhesive pen.
Now for the fun part I stamped a bunch of feathers from  Dream catcher stamp set by Mudra  using different ink colours to make them nice and bright each leaf are two step stamps so always using the lighter colour first and using green darkest on top. I also used my blending tool to add a bit of black soothe distress ink around the feathers.
For the finishing touches I adhered my feathers again using the Nuevo adhesive pen used a black marker to make the lines that hold the feathers and the pretend chain holding the dream catchers. I also traced the stitched lines with my maker and stamped the sentiment from same stamp set using Jet black Archival ink. Added a few dark blue enamel dots to  finish off my journal page. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, see you soon.