Friday, September 30, 2016

Announcement (I Love Math Challenge #3)

Happy Friday! :o)

I hope you're all doing fine.

New, I Love Math Challenge #3 will start on October 7th 2016, 8:00 PM CEST (UTC +2) and will last for a month, until November 7th 2016, 7:55 PM CET (UTC +1).


If you are new to my blog, or haven't red about the challenge, here are basic information about it.

The idea behind:
To combine my two greatest passions together: Math and Crafts. Also to show Math isn't the worst thing in the world. :o)

In each challenge I'll create a project, describe how I made it and/or create an inspiration board. Something mathematical will be included in each challenge. :o)

My plan is to hold challenges at least two times a year. I'll announce new challenge two weeks before it starts. (Well, I'm late with this announcement, so new challenge starts in a week.)

You can find more about the challenge here.


That's all for today. Thank you for visiting. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Birthday Panda Shaker Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

http://kittybeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this CAS (clean and simple), masculine, Birthday Panda Shaker Card.


This shaker card was so easy and quick to create.

I used super cute 'Panda Love' from 2013 January Panda Releases. Yes, again. These Pandas are melting my heart. Fun and cute, easy to color and great for CAS designs. Love them all! :o)

I printed the panda on a white cardstock paper, stamped circles around his eyes, colored them with black marker, as well as panda's muzzle, fussy cut the panda and colored edges with black marker.

I cut a white carstock panel, same size as a card base, and cut out circle window on it. I stamped a sentiment below the window and glued piece of acetate on the back of the panel to close the window. I glued foam tape on the back of the panel, filled the window with shaker elements and glued it on the card base.

I love dimension on my cards, so I glued 3-D foams on the Panda and placed him on the card. As a finishing touch, I added white highlights on the Panda's muzzle and my card was finished. :o)


Dimensions: 101 mm x 133 mm (4" x 5 1/4")

List of supplies:

I hope you enjoyed my today's spotlight card. Check out more cute images at the 
Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)




I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) CASology, Week 217: Cute

2) CAS-ual Fridays, CFC 157: Shaker Cards

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Origami Corner Bookmarks (Fairy Tale Challenge #152)


Hi everyone! :o)


Yesterday a new challenge started at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight is #152, Lesezeichen / Bookmarks.

This time our lucky winner will win this adorable rubber stamp set from our sponsor Betty's Creations.



For this challenge I made Origami Corner Bookmarks.



Origami Corner Bookmarks are very easy and fun to create. There are minimum requirements to make them: square paper and your hands. :o) You can find great video tutorial here.

I love Origami. I haven't fold Origami something for such a long time and I needed some bookmarks for my Physics note book. Folding these Origami Corner Bookmarks was a nice practice. They are very useful, because I don't have to look through whole notebook to find a lesson. I also like that they're not thick, so my notebook doesn't look bulky. :o)


My note book is actually a planner. I got it from my colleague, English teacher. It has gorgeous covers and a lot of pages for taking notes. Love it! :o)

List of supplies:
  • Origami paper, 15 cm x 15 cm

I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Friday, September 23, 2016

2nd Bloggoversary + Giveaway

Happy Friday! :o)

Today is my 2nd blogoversary!

It was like yesterday I started blogging. Looking back, so many things happened. I've improved my coloring and crafting skills, learned many new techniques, met a lot of talented crafters, made new friends, started my own challenge... So much fun! :o)

Thank you all for the support, encouragement and lovely comments you're leaving me daily. :o)


To celebrate this 2nd blogoversary, I'm having a giveaway and there are two prizes to win.


First prize for one lucky winner will be one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winners choice. This prize is kindly provided by Jane. Thank you Jane!!




Second prize for one lucky winner will be one Kitty Bee Designs digital stamp and one Sasayaki Glitter digital stamp, both of winners choice. This prize is kindly provided by Kitty Bee Designs and Sasayaki Glitter. Thank you so much Ladies!!


  



To be able to win one of these prizes all you have to do is:
1. You have to be or become a follower of my blog with Google Friend Connect
2. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what you like about my blog and why you like to visit, latest October 22nd, 2016, 11:59 PM CEST. 
3. Please, only one comment per person.
4. One person is eligible to win one prize.


This giveaway is opened international and it will be opened for one month, i.e. until October 22nd, 2016, 11:59 PM CEST.

I'll draw two random winners using Random.org and post their names here on my blog on October 23rd, 2016.

Link to this post will be in a right sidebar (Featured post), until this giveaway ends.


Thank you for taking part to this giveaway and good luck everyone! :o)


Milka

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gratitude, Mixed Media Decoration Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Welcome Autumn!!! 

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Mixed Media Decoration Card, Gratitude. :o)



First I cut a rectangle cardstock base. This is a recycled item. I cut it out from a watercolor paper pad package. I rarely throw away cardstock and try to reuse it for new projects or as a crafting mat. :o)

I used Note Sheet patterned paper as a background, colored it with different mediums and when I was satisfied with the color, I glued it on the cardstock base and rounded corners.

Then I stamped pumpkins and sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' Stamp Set on the card. I did some masking on pumpkins. I colored pumpkins and ground below them with different mediums and added golden highlights with gold pen on pumpkins and around letters. I also drew golden dots all over the card. I'm not a fan of gold color and rarely use it, but it looked so nice in this autumnal color combination. Once I started adding highlights and dots I couldn't stop. :o)



Using stencil and structure paste I made circles. Before adding it on the card, I colored structure paste with different Distress Inks.

I used découpage glue and varnish due crafting process to fix colors and layers.



Dimensions: 75 mm x 101 mm (3" x 4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' stamp set
  • Note Sheet pattern paper
  • cardstock (recycled item: I used a back side of watercolor paper pad)
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko Dew Drop Brilliance Fast-drying Pigment Ink (BD-80 Moonlight White)
  • Tsukineko Dew Drop VersaMagic Multi-surface Chalk Ink (GD-92 Cloud White)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Carved Pumpkin
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Vintage Photo
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Walnut Stain
  • Stabilo Fine Tip Pens 68 (Markers)
    •  Orange 54
    • Greens: 33, 43, 36
    • Brown 75
  • Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth Mondeluz aquarell colored pencils 
    • Orange 5
    • Dark Green 25
  • Koh-i-noor Woodless colored pencil, Reddish Orange 2
  • Marabu Acrylic Paints 
    • 070 White
    • 047 Light Brown
    • 045 Dark Brown
  • PILOT Gold Pen
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
  • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen F (fine) 0.6 mm
  • Marabu Light Structure Paste (805)
  • Art Potch découpage glue and varnish
  • MS scoring board
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • scissors
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • rounded corner paper puncher
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu flat fine paint brush no. #2
  • Marabu flat fine paint brush no. #10
  • palette knife (spatula) no. #1
  • 'Christmas Trees' ARTploarations Stencil (large and medium circles and bubbles)
  • water
  • paper towels
  • paper scraps and washi tape (for masking)



I am entering my mixed media project to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challenge badge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.


1) Addicted to stamps and More, Challenge #212 - Make Your Mark
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Card Mania Challenge, CMC #84 Earth Tones
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge, Septmeber: Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

4) Happy Little Stampers, September Mixed Media Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

5) Penny Black and More Challenge, September Challenge - Add a Sentiment
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

6) Pile it on, #117 - Autumn Colors / Theme

7) 613 Avenue Create, Challenge #189 - Anything Goes with optional twist: The Colors of Fall!
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.



Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. If you have any questions about my project, feel free to contact me or just leave comment below. :o)

BE GRATEFUL! :o)


Milka

Sunday, September 18, 2016

With Gratitude Card (Fairy Tale Challenge #151)


Hi everyone! :o)


On Tuesday, September 13th, a new challenge started at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog. I haven't played our challenges for the whole summer. With my summer job and all other stuff that were going on in my life, I had to take a shorter break from our challenges. I'm a bit late with posting my project for the current one, but there's still enough time for you to join. :o)

Our theme for this fortnight is #151, Blätter fallen / Falling leaves.

This time our lucky winner will win this beautiful die-cut.



For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), With Gratitude Card.




For my card layout I used sketch from Task for Two Tuesday Challenge. I like this sketch a lot and is perfect for CAS cards.
If you click on the sketch image, it will take you to the original post where the sketch was published. 
If you use this sketch for your designs, please link back to the original post on Task for Two Tuesday Challenge Blog.

My first intention was to create one layer card. I masked a card base with micropore tape, leaving stripe uncovered, just as shown on the sketch. Then I blended Distress Inks directly on the card base, sprayed and splattered distressed part with water and dried it with heat tool. I repeated blending and splattering process three times.

When I was satisfied with color, I randomly stamped leaves on the colored part. After I removed micropore tape, my blended stripe was not straight. I didn't want to throw it away, so I cut it out, straight this time. :o)

 I glued the stripe on a black cardstock paper and glued it on a new card base.


I stamped the sentiment on the card base, added couple of black enamel dots and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 94 mm x 125 mm (3 3/4" x 4 15/16")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Autumn Blessings' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • black cardstock paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Spiced Marmalade
  • Create a Smile 'Neat & Neutral' enamel stickers (black)
  • double sided strong adhesive tape
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Sigma Rotary Paper Trimmer
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • crafting needle
  • Micropore surgical tape
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you liked my project for this fortnight and got inspired. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)




I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Penny Black and More Challenge, September Challenge - Add a Sentiment
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge, Septmeber: Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Crafty Milka

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sending Sunshine Card

Hi everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you CAS (clean and simple), Sending Sunshine Card I made a while ago but didn't find time to share it. :o)


My card is a CASE of gorgeous card made by Francine Vuillème of 1001 cartes. Beautiful color scheme, lovely nautical scene, fantastic CAS design! LOVE! :o)

A week ago I shared a card, also CASE of Francine's card. You can find it here. :o)




Francine is a very talented and creative crafty friend from Switzerland. I love her crafting style. Her simple design and stunning coloring blows me away every time she shares a new card. :o)

I used same products on my card as Francine did, created the same scene, layout and color scheme, but I went with paper piecing a sailboat and used design paper for sail. I went with one layer, while Francine added some design paper at the bottom of her card. :o)

Stop by Francine´s blog, 1001 cartes, and see her stunning creations. You can find her also on YouTubeFBPinterest.


And nowhow I made my card...

I started with the sailboat from Create a Smile 'Underwater Love' stamp set. It's paper pieced. I stamped the sailboat twice on a watercolor paper and colored all the parts in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. Then I stamped one more image on a design paper from Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit. I fussy cut all parts and colored their edges with black Stabilo Marker.

Next up was a background. I used two handmade stencils. For the Sun I used circle stencil I made from an acetate sheet using circle cutter. For the sea I made stencil from a cardstock paper. I used scalloped paper puncher to make this one. Using stencils, I blended colors directly on a top folded white cardstock paper card base.

When I was satisfied with the background, I stamped the sailboat on the card base and colored it with black marker. I glued all pieces together, added 3-D foams on their back and glued them over the sailboat stamped on the card base.

Here is a photo before assembling all pieces together.


Next up was a sentiment. I used a speech bubble from Create a Smile 'Perfect Tune' stamp set. I masked word 'Danke' and stamped it with VersaMark Watermark Ink on a white cardstock paper. I cut out the speech bubble and stamped a sentiment from Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' kit on it. I glued 3-D foams on the back of the speech bubble and glued it on the card.

Coupe of enamel dots as a finishing touch, and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 126 mm x 95 mm (5" x 3 3/4")

List of supplies: 
  • Create a Smile 'Underwaterlove' stamp set
  • Create a Smile 'Perfect Tune' stamp set
  • sentiment from stamp set from Create a Smile 'Sending Sunshine' kit
  • design paper from Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit
  • various enamel stickers from Create a Smile
  • white cardstock paper
  • white watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Tim Hotlz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Broken China
    • Tea Dye
    • Brushed Corduroy
    • Vintage Photo
    • Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Pritt white waterbased glue
  • 3-D foam self adhesive pads
  • scissors 
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
  • Fiskars High Precission Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. #0
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • crafting needle
  • handmade circle stencil (acetate sheet, EK Success Circle Cutter)
  • handmade scalloped stencil (cardstock paper scrap, Martha Stewart scalloped paper puncher, washi tape)
  • water
  • paper towels
  • washi tape (for masking and stencil fixing)

I'm very satisfied how my card turned out. :o) Thank you Francine for the inspiration! :o)



I am entering my card to following challenges:
Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) Create a Smile, Challenge of the Month: Circle

This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


At the end of this post...

On Tuesday, September 13th, a new challenge started over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog. I'm a bit late with my project and challenge post, so until I share my project (probably tomorrow), jump over to Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and find out more. There is an amazing prize for one lucky participant. :o)


Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka
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