Wednesday, 15 November 2017

ATSM #268: 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 Christmas card featuring stamps and dies by Lawn Fawn.



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!

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #368: Shaker Card

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have a fun theme for you: "Shaker Card". Our sponsor for this challenge is Sweet and Sassy Stamps and I used the Country Snowman image to create this simple shaker card.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Shaker Card". 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, November 13th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

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

Beijinhos!

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

MHK Designs: November Challenge

Welcome to MHKDesigns November 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.  This is our last Challenge for the year and in were making a fun and festive one. You don't have to make a festive project - it can be anything you like.

Here is the Prompt for this challenge:

I decided to not make a Christmas card, but to pick the colours and other design elements from the photo to create a sympathy card. The set feature in my project is Heaven Heals, which was released this month.

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,

ATSM #266: 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 - a simple card for a friend whose great grandfather was fought bravely in the WW1. He was one of the lucky one who made it home. The stamps are by Clearly Besotted.



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!

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

MHKD October Release: Tick Tock



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 5 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 have a timely set called Tick Tock … (pun intended!)

I made a birthday card. Trust me when I say I'll be needing quite a few of these!

Yes… it's a belated birthday 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!

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tuesday Throwdown #366: Spooktacular

Good morning, friends! Time for another new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown. This week we have an easy theme for you: "Spooktacular". Our sponsor for this challenge is Lawn Fawn.

Here's a card I made for my "ghouls" - a bunch of extra special ladies, my partners in crime. Booyah is packed with the cutest ghouls ever. And you can dress them up in so many way... tons of fun! I finished the card with Lawn Trimming in Cloud.

Now it's your turn to create a project based on this week's theme: "Spooktacular". 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 30th. And the most important requirement: Have Fun!

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

Beijinhos!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Chocolate Baroque: We Will Remember Them

Hello there! It's an Art Journal show-and-tell today.  We are almost at the end of October and while a Halloween project would be the obvious choice, I decided to hop off the bandwagon and pursue a different theme. Looking ahead to November ( which is a little over a week away - eeeek!),  I decided to play with the Pretty Poppies stamp sheet to create a Remembrance Day inspired page.

I used acrylic paints for the background. Pale blue washed down with gesso and pale green for the field. It's a simple page, no unnecessary embellishments, textures or distractions. Tranquility. Just a field of red poppies against a clear blue sky with little white clouds. A telling contrast... lest we forget the price of peace.

When the background is completely dry, I stamped the poppies directly on the page with Versafine Vintage Sepia. I coloured the stems and leaves with Copics and Faber Castel Brush Markers. Then I stamped the poppies and buds separately, coloured and fussy cut them before adhering them to the page using Ranger Multi Medium Matte. I added a tiny touch of Wink of  Stella Clear to each poppy.

I wanted the poppies to look like they are swaying gently in the breeze. So I added a small piece o foam tape in the middle to the flowers before adhering the cut-out poppies. I did the same for the poppy buds too and added a dollop of Ranger Glossy Accents to give a rounded edge.


For the quote, I used Echo Park Allison alpha stamps and Ranger Archival Black ink. I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Duck Egg, falling from the sky - the young men who fell to bring peace. The droplets blend into the sky beautifully, so I adjusted the lighting to be able to photograph it.

The quote is the last line of the 4th stanza of Laurence Binyon's poem "For The Fallen":

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Challenges:
Creative Artiste Mixed Media #53: AG Mixed Media
Penny Black and More October: Close To Nature

That's it from me today. Thank you for stopping by today and for all your kind words on my blog. Have a blessed Sunday and stay safe.

Beijinhos!


Friday, 20 October 2017

MHKD October Release: Heaven Heals



Hello, friends! Welcome to Day 4 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 have comforting set called Heaven Heals.

My card is simple - just the image coloured with Copics and 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!

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