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. 


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!


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!


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. 


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.


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.

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!


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.


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.


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.


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