Tuesday, 20 June 2017

MHKD June Release: Season's Greetings


Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 4 of MHKDesigns' June 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 June 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 vintage Christmas set called Season's Greetings.

Here's my card. I used the greeting to frame Santa and coloured him with Copics. And to finish the card - some twine.

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 #348: Party Time

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have a sweet theme for you: "Party Time". Our sponsor for this challenge is Di Digistamps and they have lots of fabulous images. You should check it out.

This week I made a party favour box, complete with balloons and a sentiment screaming out just what to expect.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Party Time". 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, June 26th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

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

Beijinhos!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

MHKD June Release: Hollyhock Happiness


Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 3 of MHKDesigns' June 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 June 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 Hollyhock Happiness.

I made a girly card with ribbons and gems to wish a dear friend a very happy birthday.

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, 14 June 2017

ATSM #246: 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!

I made a card for a friend's birthday using stamps from Altnew's Dahlia Blossoms sheet. The ink stains in Salty Ocean Distress Ink makes the blossoms pop. I heat embossed the greeting with WOW Gold Rich EP and finished the project with droplets of Mint Liquid Pearls.

Here is a closer look at the dahlias.

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

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

Beijinhos!


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Monday, 12 June 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Bold Butterfly

Good morning, friends. I made a one-layer birthday card. Oh yes, I did! Trust me, I'm surprised myself but stranger things have happened!

I started by heat embossing the largest butterfly from the Patchwork Butterfly A4 sheet with WOW Gold Rich EP directly onto the card base.

Next, I worked on the background by blending Distress Inks in shades of green: Crushed OliveMowed LawnPeeled Paint and Pine Needles. Then I sprinkled some watered down Dina Wakley White Gesso to add interest to the background. I also added random blobs of Icicle Stickles for a touch of magic.

And finally, the greeting from Words To Dazzle and Sparkle stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.

I added colour to the gold embossed butterfly using Distress Inks: Barn DoorMustard SeedWild Honey and Squeezed Lemonade.
That's all from me today. Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon!

Beijinhos

Saturday, 10 June 2017

MHKD June Release: Flutter and Fly


Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 2 of MHKDesigns' June 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 June 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 Flutter and Fly

I made a simple card for a friend in need of a pick-me-up. The birds are fussy cut and adhered around the frame. And of course, there's glitter!

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, 6 June 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #346: Sugar High

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have a sweet theme for you: "Sugar High". Our sponsor for this challenge is My Grafico and they have lots of fabulous images. You should check it out.

I made a simple card using images from the Tea Time digital stamp set.  After colouring the cups, I fussy cut them and stacked them. There is a stacked image but I wanted 5 cups arranged my way! 

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Sugar High". 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, June 12th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

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

Beijinhos!

Monday, 5 June 2017

MHKD June Release: Fabulous Flowers


Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 1 of MHKDesigns' June 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 June 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 pretty floral set called Fabulous Flowers.

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

Let's take a closer look at that image. Don't you just love that quote by Coco Chanel.

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!

Thursday, 1 June 2017

MHKDesigns: June Challenge

Welcome to MHKDesigns June 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 all-purpose card featuring a digi from MHKD's June release set called Fabulous Flowers and it's available for purchase in MHKD's Etsy store.

Very simple colouring with Copics, some Clear Wink of Stella and a bow ... and this girly card is done!

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,

Chocolate Baroque: Let Your Dreams Take Flight

Hello, friends! Oh my goodness! Is it June already?! Yikes! Don't panic. Just focus on the positive - it's the start of a new month and lot's more crafting opportunities ahead.

So let's get this party going with a dreamy, pastel candy floss inspired Art Journal page. I made a conscious effort not to use strong vibrant colours and experiment with soft pastel and this is the result:

The butterflies, coloured with Copics, are from the Just Butterflies DL sheet. I cut them out and adhered to the page with Ranger Multi Medium. I added some white dots and slapped on Stardust Stickles. That lovely sentiment is from Butterfly Dreams A4 sheet, stamped with Archival Jet Black ink.

The little dragonfly silhouette is from the Butterfly Blush DL sheet, stamped with Archival Dandelion ink. To add some background interest, I stamped the leafy stalk from Briar Rose Butterfly A5 sheet, with Archival French Ultramarine ink. The script from Mini Scripts A6 sheet, stamped with Archival Magenta Hue ink.

The white swirly design is from the Patchwork Butterfly A4 sheet, stamped with Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Wicker White #901. I also splashed some watered down paint to the background. And yes... I added sequins. Don't ask why.

The background was fun to create. As always, I primed the page with Faber Castell Gesso and when completely slapped on Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Rose Pink #632, Baby Pink #633, Cameo Blush #4657,  French Vanilla #431 and Linen #420. I also did some stencilling with TCW Mini Daisy Cluster and Folk Art Acrylic Paint in Hot Pink #634. And to finish, droplets of Petal Pink Liquid Pearls.
Challenges:
Crafting By Design: June AG

So that's another Art Journal page done. It's been one year since I started this journey and I'm still learning and experimenting. And loving every minute. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a lovely day.

Beijinhos!

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

ATSM #244: 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:

My CAS card looks like this. It took me the best part of a Saturday afternoon to create this card, after which an extra large G&T was called for.... after which a speedy recover card was needed! The stamp set featured in card is On The Mend by Lawn Fawn.

Here's a closer look at the cheeky little tortoise. I coloured him wth Faber-Castell Polychromos. The strip of patterned paper is from Let's Polka In The Dark 6x6 by Lawn Fawn.

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!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #344: Anything Goes

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we  have everybody's favourite theme: ANYTHING GOES! Here's your chance to go wild... creatively speaking.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Stamploration. You'll find her gorgeous images over at her online store.

I made a simple girly card featuring Sherry Russ's A Cup Of Roses. And every girl knows a tea party wouldn't be complete without a doily! 

I coloured the image with Copics, added some interest with sequins Liquid Pearls and finished the project with lashings of Clear Wink of Stella on the roses.
Challenges:

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, May 29th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

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

Beijinhos!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Chocolate Baroque: Magical Birthday

Hello, friends! Time for another Chocolate Baroque inspired show and tell featuring the Spring Fairy Collection Multi-Buy DL sheets. I made a shiny sparkly birthday card with stamps from the March Fairy DL sheet. The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque's Words to Sparkle and Dazzle A6 sheet.

I started by stamping the images with VersaFine Onyx Black onto Canson Watercolour paper. Then I coloured them in with Caran d'Ache Suprasoft Pencils. For the hills, I did some masking wth torn paper and applied Mowed Lawn DI. There's also a light dusting of Tumbled Glass DI around the top edge for the sky.

Here's a closer look at the image. I added Stardust Stickles om her outfit because fairies shine, don't they? There's also "Pearl" Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder on her wings. Then I added little blobs of Mint and Daffodil Liquid Pearls.

Challenges:
Colour Inspiration Monday #22: AG with Hand Coloured Image

That's all from me today. It's been gloriously sunny and not too hot. And with the days getting longer.... oh it's been truly magical! Thank you so much for stopping by.

Beijinhos!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #35 - Final Challenge

Welcome to Week 1 of Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #35. Sadly, this will be our final challenge. We have had a wonderful time playing, creating and having fun. But, like all things in life, there comes a time when even good things come to an end. I hope you'll join us in our last show and tell using this colour swatch:

As always, you can use any medium to create your projects: paints, inks, pencils, pens, stains, etc., as long as you stick to the colours from the colour swatch, using as much or as little of each colour as you wish. You don't have to use Chocolate Baroque stamps to play along but if you do you will be entered into a random draw to win £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps. All participants will have a chance to be on the Design Team's Top Three list and proudly display the winner's badge on their blog.

Here's my card featuring a stamp from the March Fairy DL stamp sheet. I mirror stamped the image.  To be honest, it turned out better than expected! To prepare the background, embossed a piece of watercolour cardstock with WRMKWhimsy folder and applied Distress inks: Pine Needles and Mowed Lawn. Then I sprinkled some watered down gesso and finished it with droplets of Liquid Pearls: Mint ad Holly.

I did the mirror stamping with VersaFine Black Onyx because the slow drying gave me enough time to position the mirror image. Mememto Tuxedo Black would have dried too fast before I got my act together. When completely dry, I coloured the image with Copics and finished the card with a couple of purple bling.
Challenges:
Cardz 4 Galz #47: Add Texture
Through The Purple Haze #125: AG
Crafty Gals Corner #123: Add Flowers

Chocolate Baroque Colour Challenge #35 will close at 12.00 p.m. (UK) on Tuesday 20th June 2017, and the winner will be announced on Wednesday 28 June 2017. I hope you'll play along one last time and run the risk of winning £15 to spend on Chocolate Baroque stamps.

Thank you for stopping by and have a fabulous day!

Beijinhos!

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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

ATSM #242: 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.

Here's my card featuring stamps by MFT Adventure Is Calling.

I coloured the image with Copics and finished the project with a few tiny blue bling.

Challenges:
TTCRD May 16: AG
Crafting By Design: You're So Special - for a special friend who has taken some time off to pursue her dreams 
Creative Moments #118: AG No Twist
Inspiration Destination #118: AG
Colour Inspiration Monday #22: AG Hand coloured

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!

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #342: Doodles

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we want you to add doodling to your project. Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafty Girl. You'll find her gorgeous images over at her online store.


My card features Crafty Girl's Pansies. It's a simple little thank you card

I coloured the image with Copics, added some interest with Liquid Pearls and finished the project with some white highlights. It's that simple!

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: " Doodling ". 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, May 15th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have an Easter season.

Beijinhos!

Chocolate Baroque: Fantasy Castle

Good morning, friends! I have a simple card to share with you today featuring a stamp from Chocolate Baroque's  Fantasy Castles A5 sheet. This set is packed with several lovely castles taken straight out of your favourite fairy tale.

I didn't want to fuss with it too much because this card is all about that magical castle. To make the image pop I stamped a background design with a stamp from Texture Fragments onto grey cardstock with Ranger Cool Graphite Dye Ink.


I coloured the image with Copics and applied some Stardust Stickles to the water. To finish, a light dusting with Distress Ink around the edges. And of course... Wink of Stella on the domes for a touch of magical sparkle!

Thak you so much for stopping by. I'm sorry I'm not as active on the blog as I used to be. Life is kinda overwhelming at the moment and I'm barely managing to get my DT stuff done. I'm hoping the dust will settle soon... fingers crossed! Your comments and comments are greatly appreciated... and do not go unnoticed.

Beijinhos!

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