Trees becoming Flowers

Hi Everybody,

it’s time again for another monthly challenge at STAMPlorations … it is May and the challenge theme is …


… and you have until the 31st May to enter for your chance to win 2 stamp sets from the VIGNETTE, Patchwork Frenzy or SUBWAY ART BUILDER range, the winner will get to choose two sets of their choice. More details can be found on the STAMPlorations Blog here.

The winner will be announced on 2nd June.

For this month we are welcoming Sue as our Guest Designer. Please check out her blog to discover her fabulous creations.

For my DT pieces I gave myself the challenge to create my cards without using any flower stamps! Here is my first card …

stamps and flowers 1


The stamps I used to create this card are from the Holiday Artsy and the VIGNETTE Tree Silhouettes sets. I hear you ask ‘Where are the trees?’ I used one of them to create the pattern and texture of my punched flower. There is also a short ‘How To’  craft along video to show you how I made the flowers.

Sandie also thought that i ought to enter the above card into the Green & Pink Challenge at Inkspirational. Hope it is ok to do at this point, I’ve been away for a few days with no/very limited internet access.

For my next project I used one of the new May Release Sets to create the bold contrast with a tiny added flower …

stamps and flowers 2

I love this bold happy sentiment, it never fails to make me smile! it is a Sentiment Builders set with one bold word and little add-ons, I love it!

These are all the new sets due to be released this month …


They are lovely and I am sure that they very quickly will become a ‘stash staple’. We will be celebrating the release with a BLOG HOP. Keep checking back for details here.


As always there is a twist … Participate in all 3 challenges we host this month and you’ll be in the running to win this lovely set goodies (Cloud9 Design Epoxy Accent Stickers, K&Co. Blue Awning Die-Cut Cardstock Tags, Elle’s Studio Day to Day Tabs,Bella Blvd Crochet Flowers, The Card Co. Funky Lipstick Paper Flowers, and Heidi Grace Printed Flowers) courtesy of our sister shop, All About Scrapping.


Our next Sketch Challenge will start on Monday 5th May and run for two weeks.

To enter and to check out all the lovely creations by my teamies simply pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog. As always there will be information/links at the top of the homepage about our current challenges. See you there…

More STAMPS & FLOWERS inspiration using STAMPloration stamps from me can be found in two of my recent posts ‘Sending Happy Thoughts’ and

That’s it from me for today, back soon, until then …

Happy Crafting!!! 🙂

11 thoughts on “Trees becoming Flowers

  1. Monika, your creativity is amazing!! I really, really love how you stamped outside the box with the tree silhouette stamp. So enjoyed watching your video tutorial and…gosh, I gotta get me some a couple of those pearlescent inks! Hugs!

  2. 2 great cards!! I really love the happy look of the second card (!) and the first one is very creative. Have a fun weekend, Monika! xx

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  4. Yes , I’m glad you have entered it as it is perfect for our challenge and a beautiful use of our colours. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  5. I love how you used the Holiday Artsy and Tree Silhouettes stamps on the first one, very trendy. And that layered flower is so pretty. Your Happy card is just that, Happy! Love them both!

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