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 girl friends 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!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

ATSM #256: Anything Goes


Hello again and welcome to another challenge over at Addicted To Stamps and More. This week the theme is an easy one - Anything Goes. Absolutely no excuse not to play along!

Here's my card. I started with some something else in mind, but as is so often the case, I got distracted, lost my way and ended with somewhere quite unexpected. As is the theme for this challenge: Anything Goes!

The stamps are by Altenew: Peony Bouquet and the inks are by Lawn Fawn. I started by stamping directly onto the card base and adhered a coloured panel. Around the edges, I blended Distress Inks: Chipped Sapphire and Salty Ocean. To finish the card, a few blobs of Daffodil Liquid Pearls.

The sentiment is from MFT Label Maker Sentiment set.


Now it's your turn to link up your project for the Anything Goes challenge. You can make anything you like. I look forward to seeing your projects.

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

Beijinhos!

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Pet Puns



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 4 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 fun set called Pet Puns.

I made a masculine card, a challenge for me. No patterned papers. Instead, I created a background for the cute little doggie by weaving strips of brown and cream cardstock. It was tedious but strangely therapeutic!


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!


Friday, 18 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Glow!

Hello again, friends! It's time for my monthly ART JOURNAL collaboration with a very dear and special blog friend - VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles. We are both passionate about art journalling and we have a monthly show and tell.

I have a summer inspired page featuring Chocolate Baroque stamps: Chequered Flowers Single A6 stamp and Texture Fragments A4 stamp sheet. I added the leaves in the background using the  Useful Leaves Mask / Stencil.

So, the colours… I've gone with a bold colour palette: intense shades of red and gold, and to add contrast I chose deep blue. As always, I started by priming the page with Dina Wakley Media White Gesso. The acrylic colours are by Folk Art, applied with baby wipes.
Reds: 414 Cardinal Red, 932 Calico Red, 436 Engine Red.
Yellows / Orange: 951 Apple Spice, 225 Pumpkin, 627 Tangerine, 736 School Bus.

The glittery swirling leaves are texture paste coloured with Folk Art Metallic 660 Pure Gold acrylic paint, spread over the Useful Leaves Mask / Stencil and sprinkled with fine gold glitter dust. I also used the same paint to splatter the background. To add depth to the stencilled leaves I added shading with the Wink of Stella Gold glitter pen.

In order to tone down the flaming reds and gold, I chose deep vibrant blues for the border: 443 Night Sky, 482 Brilliant Ultramarine, 719 Blue Ribbon, 520 Dark Hydrangea.

The main attraction is the Chequered Flowers Single A6 stamp. I kept it very simple by heat embossing it in white with WOW White EP … and left it at that.

For the sentiment, I cut out the letters in black cardstock using X-Cut Serif Alpha dies, doused them in Black Stickles and added white highlights with a Sharpie.

Challenges:
Colour Crazy #33: AG
Emerald City Crafts #2: AG
Word Art Wednesday #296 & #297: AG Inspirational
We Love 2 Create #16: AG Mix Media
Dies R Us #79: AG Using Dies - (X-Cut Serif Alpha dies)

And there you have it - a red hot page inspired by the infernal heatwave we're having now! Please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. Vicki never ceases to amaze me with her creativity.

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you manage to stay cool this summer!

Beijinhos

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Marvelous



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 3 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 lovely floral set called Marvelous.

I made a sweet little feminine card featuring the Japanese rose from this set.  For colour, a few light strokes with Faber-Castell Polychromos and for that girly touch - a few sparkly sequins. Voila! The card is done!

Here's a closer look at that lovely image.


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 #356: Anything Goes

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have everyone's favourite theme for you: "Anything Goes". Our sponsor for this challenge is DRS Designs and they have lots of fabulous stamps in their online store. You should check it out.

I made a simple card using Pumpkin Bouquet. I've kept it simple and without a sentiment so that I can use it for any occasion.

Here's a closer look at the lovely Pumpkin Bouquet. I coloured tit with Copic, with a touch of Stickles (and why not?) and highlight with a white gel pen.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Anything Goes". 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, August 21st. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

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

Beijinhos!

Thursday, 10 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Light Of The World



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 2 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 lovely scripture inspired set called Light Of The World.

I made a simple card featuring the candle and scripture verse from this set. I added the flame by cutting out a piece of red cardstock and smothering it with Glossy Accents. For colour, a few light strokes with Faber-Castell Polychromos - and the card is done!

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, 9 August 2017

ATSM #254: 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:

Here's my CAS creation. It took a while to come up with this design and even greater effort to leave the white space well alone! My card features stamps from MFT Hog Heaven.

I coloured the wee piggy and fence with Faber Castell Polychromos before fussy cutting the little guy and popping him over the fence with some foam tape.


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!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

MHKD August Release: Christmas Frames


Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 1 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.

We are kicking off the release with a festive set called Christmas Frames.


Here's a card I made featuring the image from this set. Pencils for colouring, some splatter in the background, little drops of Liquid Pearls and some twine to finish the card - that's all it needs.

I flipped the boughs of holly to frame the greeting. Twine connect the two together.

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!

Friday, 4 August 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Floral Harmony

Hello, friends. I'm back with a light and airy all purpose card, showcasing the new Floral Harmony stamp by Chocolate Baroque.

I started by stamping the image onto watercolour paper using Archival Shadow Grey ink for the almost no-line look. Then I coloured it with Gansai Tambi watercolour. When dry, I added a wash of blue in the background. Next, I gave the edges a light dusting of Newsprint Distress Ink and went over the Useful Leaves Stencil & Mask with the same ink.

To finish, Stardust Stickles and Daffodil Liquid Pearls for texture.
Challenges:
Aud Sentiments #185: No Sentiment On Front
Star Stampz: Hand Coloured Image
Southern Girls #165: Flower Power
Watercooler Wednesday #130: AG Feminine
Word Art Wednesday #294 & 295: AG Inspirational

These new floral singles by Chocolate Baroque are a joy to colour. The best part is I get to pretend to be an artist creating elegant pieces the go! I plan to stamp out a few of these and take them on holiday with me to play out my fantasy :D

Thank you so much for stopping by today and enjoy your summer hols.

Beijinhos!

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