Friday, March 7, 2014

A New Card for a New Beginning

Been a while. I am sure some of you at a point in time have been through a Crafters Block. Well this fiesta of a time away from creating cards, tags and canvas, has obtained a fresh and clear a quote saying "too much of one good thing is never good" or something like that.

I think I have gotten my mojo back, after about a month, hanks to my hubby and youtube. Two of the best in my life. I let out my fustration or whatever crafters block I was going through to my hubby and he understood and pointed me in the right direction. Then I was trying to get inspired by youtube video clips showing how to make layouts for anything really and bam!! Just this one made my day, it bought me back to reality and the way I love to create cards, tags and canvas.

Now before I show you what I created on a flat panel canvas, I would like to share a basic card I have made, keeping in mind couple of challenges that I would like to enter.

I have lots of design paper, which I really love and wanted to use for so long.

Here is the card. Click pictures for detail.


I love how the colours of the design paper co ordinate together and since I am a purple loving person I decided with light purple designs. A simple design really, just some stamping, cutting and gluing, all on a white base card that opens vertically.

I really love this card and so does my hubby who said "This is really beautiful".


I used :

Design Paper :- KaiserCraft (Fairy Tales)

Ribbon :- Favours by Vivaldi

Design scissors :- Victorian cut

Bling :- KaiserCraft (Rhinestones)

Stamps :- STAMPlorations Artiful Flutters (butterfly), Trendy Feathers (sentiment)

Ink :- Distress ink - dusty concord, Memento - sweet plum

and some silver glitter glue for the beautifully dimensional butterfly.


I would like to enter my card in the following challenges.

STAMPlorations - Bi-Weekly Sketch Challenge #7

Craftyhazelnut's Patternered Paper Challenege - March

Make it Monday - MIM#181 Anything Goes

Brown Sugar Challenge Blog - #84 Make it Sparkle

613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes

Simply Create Too - challenge #56 Shop in your Stash

Crafting by Design - Anything Goes in March

Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring


I hope you enjoyed my card and see you soon, keep an eye out for my flat canvas design, posting soon.

Cheers MoNika



  1. This is beautiful, Monika! I like your sparkly butterfly and the shimmer on your card! Hugs, Cornelia

  2. Absolutely beautiful love the simple layout and beautiful butterfly-very elegant and thank you for the fantastic tutorial link -thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    carol DT x

  3. Your butterfly is STUNNING, wow, what an elegant card and creative take on our sketch! Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations!

  4. what a beautiful card ,love the simplicity of the design and fab colour
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Monika: Your CAS card is stunning! Glad you joined our “Use Your Stash Challenge #56″. Hope you come by this upcoming Friday for our new challenge at Simply Create Too also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  6. Lovely card, Monika! I love purple too and the butterfly is so beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

    Hugs, Marja
    Simply Create Too DT

  7. Very classy and elegant. Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for March with your delightful crafting - hope to see you again soon. x