Wednesday, 18 October 2017

ATSM #264: Clean And Simple


Hello again, friends! It's time for another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More.  For this challenge, you can create anything you like - card, tag, bookmark etc - as long as it is CAS.
If the concept of CAS eludes you (as it does for me!), here's a checklist to help you:

I made a Halloween card featuring stamps from Lawn Fawn's Critters In Costume set.  The images are coloured with Caran d'Ache watercolour pencils. No embellishments … not even my beloved Wink Of Stella.

Now it's your turn to link up your project for the Clean & Simple challenge. Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day.

Beijinhos!

Sunday, 15 October 2017

MHKD October Release: Growing Goodness



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of MHKDesigns' October Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the October 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we are going green with this gorgeous set called Growing Goodness.

With this set, I decided to make a note card with a vintage sepia look. The green leaves add a pop of colour and a touch of sparkle ... just because. I threw in a twine bow for a final flourish.


GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

MHKD October Release: Funky Fall Foliage



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 2 of MHKDesigns' October Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the October 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we are celebrating autumn with this fabulous set called Funky Fall Foliage.

Here's my card. I'm keeping it fun and funky with bright bold colours.


GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!

Tuesday Throwdown #364: Stencilling

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have an easy theme for you: "Stencilling". All you have to do is a stencil (or several stencils) in the design process of your project. Our sponsor for this challenge is Sprinkle and Sparkle. Their online store is overflowing with crafty goodness.

My project features this beautiful festive image called Christmas Spirit Fairy. In keeping with falling snowflakes of the image, I used MFT's Falling Snow to create a snowy background directly on the card base. First I inked the stencil with Broken China DI and again with Ranger Texture Paste coloured with a tiny drop of Shaded Lilac DI. To finish the card I added Orchid Lawn Trimming by Lawn Fawn.

Here's a closer look at the fairy. I coloured her with Faber Castell Polychromos and added extra sparkle with Stardust Stickles, Wink of Stella Clear and Nuvo Crystal Drops. Too much? No way!  Not enough, I'd say!

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Stencilling". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm Pacific / 11pm UK on Monday, October 16th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Beijinhos!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Birthday Greeting

Good morning, friends! Brand new day and a brand new project. I've used the skinny trees from the Fantasy Woodland A4 sheet to create a birthday card. The greeting is from the Birthday Words A5 sheet.

I heat embossed the trees with WOW Ebony Embossing Powder and then created the background by blending various Distress Inks. For the sky I used Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean, Broken China and a touch of Abandoned Coral. For the ground I used Brushed Corduroy, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn and Crushed Olive. I masked out the moon and then applied Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilised Amber and added definition with Faber-Castell Polychromos. To add interest to the sky I added little white dots with a White Sharpie and droplets of Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard.

I stamped the greeting with VersaFine Majestic Blue.


That's all from me today, friends!  Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing Sunday.

Beijinhos!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

MHKD October Release: Celestial Elements



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 1 of MHKDesigns' October Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the October 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we are reaching for the stars with this set called Celestial Elements.



I made this card with 2 crescents making a full moon. How romantic is that?! :)



GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!



Wednesday, 4 October 2017

ATSM #262: Make Your Mark


Hello again, friends! Time for another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More and this week we are playing Make Your Mark. For this challenge, you can create anything you like as long as you use something to make a mark. Feel free to use pencils, pens, markers, chalks, crayons, paints, stains, inks ... whatever takes your fancy.

I made a flowery birthday card using Altenew's Vintage Roses. For the greeting, I used MFT stamps and finished the card with a few pink sequins.


Here's a closer look. I did some fussy cutting and popped a few roses and leaves with foam take.


Now it's your turn to link up your project for the Make Your Mark challenge. There are so many colouring media to choose from. I look forward to seeing your projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have fun with this challenge.

Beijinhos!

Sunday, 1 October 2017

MHK Designs: October Challenge

Welcome to MHKDesigns October Challenge. Our monthly challenge begins on the 1st of each month and will end on the last day of the month. Winners will be announced on the 15th of the following month.

We want to keep our challenges fun and simple, so each month you will get a photo prompt to inspire you. You are free to make whatever paper project you fancy - a card, scrapbook layout, a tag, a box, art journal page etc. You don't have to use MHKD products participate but if you do the theme is ANYTHING GOES.  Here is the Prompt for this challenge:

I made a simple little card using an image and a sentiment from Sit A Bit.  The little clock in the middle, now that's a sneak peek from a brand new October release set called Tick Tock. To finish the card: some twine tied in a bow.

The winner of this Challenge stands to win some fabulous products by MHKDesigns. So make sure you follow the challenge rules and you'll be eligible for the prize. And if you need a little creative boost, you'll find more inspiration by the rest of the Design Team over at the Challenge Blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for us this month.

Beijinhos,

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #362: More Than One Fold

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have an easy theme for you: "More Than One Fold". Our sponsor for this challenge is SugarPea Designs.

Here's my simple birthday card with a stand-up front.

I coloured the images with Copics, fussy cut and created a scene using die cuts.

And I used the balls and stoppers for the card front to stand in place.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "More Than One Fold". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm Pacific / 11pm UK on Monday, October 2nd. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Beijinhos!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Falling Leaves

Good morning, friends! The leaves are falling, the air is cooler and the days are getting shorter... hellooooo Autumn!

And to celebrate this beautiful time of the year, I've created an art journal page with a seasonal theme. Just so you know how wonderfully versatile Chocolate Baroque stamps are, I'm featuring a stamp not usually associated with autumn: the Flora Musica rose.

Every year I am enthralled by the sights and smells of autumn: rich, warm, mellow. So how do I get some of these onto an art journal? As always I started by prepping the page with Faber Castell White Gesso. When completely dry I applied these Folk Art Acrylic Paints with a baby wipe.
417 Teddy Bear Brown, 433 Terra Cotta, 951 Apple Spice, 920 Autumn Leaves, 225 Pumpkin, 431 French Vanilla, 724 Evergreen, 726 Green Meadow and 923 Clover.

Next, I used Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Leaves dies to cut the foliage out of gold tissue paper. I stuck them own with Ranger Multi Medium Matte, creating layers for texture and dimension. The tissue paper leaves captures the look and feel of dry leaves.

The focal image on the page is Flora Musica. I stamped t directly onto the background using Plum Ranger Archival Ink and I've coloured the leaves with Faber Castell P.olychromos. I stamped the image again with Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured the flowers with Copics, fussy cut and adhered them to the image.

And finally, the letters for the quote are cut out of black CS using WRMK Alphabet dies

And here is my autumn inspired art journal page:
Challenges:
Mixed Media World #29: AG
Always Fun #25: AG
HeARTful Stamping: AG + Stamp

That's all from me today. I've been so very busy this fortnight and I haven't actually had the time to craft for leisure. I'm glad for these DT projects because they remind me to slow down and take pleasure in getting inky. Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing Monday.

Beijinhos!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

ATSM #260: Photo Inspiration



Hello again, friends! Time for another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More. This week the theme is Photo Inspiration. All you have to do is create a project inspired by this lovely photo. You can pick the colours, elements, textures etc. There's no right or wrong answer.

For my card, I decided to go with the colours and butterflies. The stamps used for this project are by Clearly Besotted. Grey for the background and Archival Ink Olive Green for the sentiment. I heat embossed the butterflies with Holographic Silver EP, die cut and adhered them to the card. To add interest to the grey background and used a Chevron die by WRMK and layered it with a piece of cream card. To finish the card - a few droplets of Silver Liquid Pearls.


Now it's your turn to link up your project for the Photo Inspiration challenge. Don't forget to let us know what elements from the photo inspired you.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with this challenge. 

Beijinhos!

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #360: Happy Birthday!

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have an easy theme for you: "Happy Birthday!". Our sponsor for this challenge is Power Poppy by Marcela Hawley and she has lots of truly elegant stamps in her online store. You should check it out.

I made a simple card using the image and sentiment from Tulips In Hobnail Pitcher. I've kept it super simple because I did not want anything to distract me from Marcela's stunning image. Clear sequins, little Nuvo droplets and some twine are all the fussing this card needs.

Here's a closer look at the tulips. I coloured these with Faber Castell Polychromos. Just look at the delicate lines of the tulips!

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Happy Birthday!". For ideas and inspiration, take a peek at what the rest of the DT members have made. Remember to link up your project at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge Blog by 3pm Pacific / 11pm UK on Monday, September 18th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an amazing day!

Beijinhos!



Monday, 11 September 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Floral Birthday

Good morning, friends! My turn to show you what you can do with Chocolate Baroque's lovely floral singles. Today's card features the gorgeous Crackling Rose. If you enjoy taking time out to indulge in a little therapeutic colouring, then this is the stamp for you.

I started by stamping the rose image using Archival Shadow Gray ink for that no-line look. The sentiment is from the Birthday Words A5 sheet, stamped with Archival Jet Black ink. I also added a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops Duck Egg.


To colour the image I used by beloved Faber Castell Polychromos. Now, the cracking background - that reminds me of a stained glass window or broken mosaic. But before I could decide, I started colouring. It'll work either way!And of course, the card just wouldn't be complete without a couple of coats of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter. Don't judge! :)

So there you have it, a lovely little floral birthday wish for a special friend. I've made another floral card. Meet me same time, same place tomorrow! Until then, thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Beijinhos.




Wednesday, 6 September 2017

ATSM #258: Holiday




Hello again, friends! Time for another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More. This week the theme is my favourite - Holiday.

Here's a Halloween card featuring stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn.

The little doggies are just too cute!

So now it's your turn to link up your project for the Holiday challenge. It can be any holiday - Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day etc.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun with this challenge. 

Beijinhos!

Friday, 1 September 2017

MHK Designs: September Challenge

Welcome to MHKDesigns September Challenge. Our monthly challenge begins on the 1st of each month and will end on the last day of the month. Winners will be announced on the 15th of the following month.

We want to keep our challenges fun and simple, so each month you will get a photo prompt to inspire you. You are free to make whatever paper project you fancy - a card, scrapbook layout, a tag, a box, art journal page etc. You don't have to use MHKD products participate but if you do the theme is ANYTHING GOES.  Here is the Prompt for this challenge:

I made a simple little card using an image from one of my favourite sets called
Get Well Flowers. I coloured the flower with Polychromos. The papers are also by MHK Designs from the digital paper pack called French Country. To finish the project: some silver ribbon and little droplets of Lavender Liquid Pearls.

The winner of this Challenge stands to win some fabulous products by MHKDesigns. So make sure you follow the challenge rules and you'll be eligible for the prize. And if you need a little creative boost, you'll find more inspiration by the rest of the Design Team over at the Challenge Blog.

Thank you for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for us this month.

Beijinhos,

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Pretty In Pink

Hello there! I'm playing with my Chocolate Baroque products today. Here's another card from me featuring one of the gorgeous new singles released in August: Hanging Flowers Single A6 stamp. What can I say? I just love ... absolutely adore this stamp. It stamps beautifully with clean crisp detailed image and a true joy to colour. It's the kind of image that will work well for all occasions.

I'm allergic to pink. The saccharine sweet hues especially, they make me heave. But for this card, I was drawn to that loathsome colour…and still managed to keep my breakfast down!

The background is fake bokeh and I used the  Seasonal Elements Stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Ink, applied directly onto a deep pink card base. Then I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves. I added some Lawn Fawn Twine in Orchid to wrap up this project.

I decided to keep the design simple, without any unnecessary distractions. I started by stamping the image with VersaFine Vintage Sepia for a softer more natural look. Then I coloured it with Faber -Castell Polychromos and did a little off the edge framing. The background was too white, so I knocked it back with shades of grey and matted with the teeniest show of lavender card. There's also some Clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Challenges:
Crafting By Designs September: AG
Crafty Creations #349: AG
Retarte #104: AG
TTCRD Aug 29: AG
Colour Inspiration Monthly #25: AG Hand-coloured

That's all from me today. Thank you for stopping by. I hope you're enjoying then last few days of August. Can't believe the year will end in 4 months! Take care and have an amazing day!

Beijinhos

Friday, 25 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Sassy Sayings



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 5 of MHKDesigns' August Release Party. Head on over to the MHK Designs ETSY Store for lots of lovely vintage designs that suit all crafting styles.

This month, MHKDesigns is releasing FIVE new digital stamp sets. These are available for purchase NOW at the MHK Designs ETSY Store. 

As a special treat to celebrate the August 2017 Release, Mynn is giving away sets from this release. More on how to win at the end of this post.

Today we have this set of good-natured girly humour called Sassy Sayings.


I made a super simple card focusing on image and the super sassy sentiment. LOVE it! I have a bunch of girlfriends who will appreciate this card.


GIVEAWAY!

In order to get this new set OR the entire release for FREE, here's what you'll need to do:
  1. Leave a comment on the MHKDesigns blog
  2. Leave a comment on each DT member's blog (see list on MHKDesigns blog). 
  3. Join our MHKDesigners and Friends Facebook group and leave a comment there.
Mynn will randomly choose the winning comments from all these places after the release is over. The best way to win is to comment every day.

Beijinhos!
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