Monday, April 30, 2018

Jane's Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop


Hello everyone!! :o)

Welcome to a Jane's Doodles Spotlight Blog HopToday we are featuring three new stamp sets released into the store. :o)




Aren't they GORGEOUS!! LOVE!!! :o)

For today I prepared only one card. Due to some unexpected situation, I didn't have time to create something with 'Homemade' stamp set, which is my personal favorite from this release. :o)


And here is what I created...

Magnolias Card using stamps from gorgeous 'Magnolia' and 'Bless You Heart' stamp sets.


I made this cards for my cousin, who will have her Confirmation soon. :o)


How I made my card...

I stamped in black gorgeous quotation on a white cardstock paper panel. Beautiful lettering and quotation!!! :o)

Then I heat embossed in clear magnolias on the panel, one by one, that's the safest when I'm heat embossing.

Next up was ink blending. I blended the whole panel with Distress Inks, applying colors with gentle pressure. 

For magnolias, I used handmade stencil. I stamped a magnolia flower on a piece of cardstock paper and cut it out. I used negative as a stencil/mask, which allowed me to blend magnolias with different color.

After blending, I glued the panel on a white top folded card base. As a finishing touch, I drew white dots with white gel pen. :o)


I'm very satisfied how my card turned out, hope my cousin will like it too. I will definitely recreate this card in future. :o)


At the bottom of this post you can find card measurements and detailed supply lists for this card. Link to this post will be in a right sidebar (Featured Post), until the Blog Hop ends. :o)



And now to the Blog Hop prize...

Our generous Jane will be giving away one stamp set of winner's choice to one lucky winner. All you have to do is leave a comment on all blogs along the Hop for your chance to win.

Here is the Blog Hop order:
Jane will announce the winner on Wednesday, May 2nd, at Jane's Doodles Blog.

Also, Jane is having 25% off sale on all clear stamp sets until she announces the winner.

Now hop over to Ange's blog and see what she created for today's hop.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoyed on my stop today. :o) Happy hopping and good luck to all!!! :o) 


    Milka



    List of supplies 'Magnolias Card':
    • Jane's Doodles 'Magnolia' stamp set
    • Jane's Doodles 'Bless Your Heart' stamp set
    • white cardstock paper
    • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
    • WOW! Embossing Powder (Clear Gloss, Regular, WA01R)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
      • Spun Sugar
      • Festive Berries
    • Uniball Singo White Pigment Ink
    • double sided strong adhesive tape
    • acrylic block
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
    • Ranger Heat It Tool
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • stylus ball
    • soft working mat
    • scissors
    • powder bag
    Card measurements: 101 mm x 133 mm (4" x 5 1/4")

    Sunday, April 29, 2018

    Cute Cow 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 Cute Cow Card. :o)


    For my card I used a super fun 'Kal-Bi Cow (Bee)' digital stamp digital image. So cute and fun!! :o) And there are more cute cow images in the store. :o)

    I went with similar design as on my own card I made in January this year for KBD, Coffee Panda Card. :o)

    I printed the cow on a watercolor paper and left the ink set through the night. Next day I colored the cow in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the cow, traced edges with black marker and softened parts with a stylus ball on a soft working mat.

    The watercolor paper I use is too thin, so I printed one more sow on a white cardstock paper, colored the cow with black marker, fussy cut her leaving white border around her and glued colored cow over the black one (paper piecing). Thicker. :o)

    Then I stamped a sentiment from Paper Smooches 'Chubby Chums' stamp set on a side folded white card base and drew frame with a black fine liner. I glued some 3-D foam on the back of the cow, glued her on the card and my card was finished. :o)


    Card measurements: 82 mm x 127 m(3 1/4" x 5")

    List of supplies:
    • Kitty Bee Designs 'Kal-Bi Cow (Bee)' digital stamp
    • Paper Smooches 'Chubby Chums' stamp set (sentiment)
    • white cardstock paper
    • watercolor paper
    • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
      • Mustard Seed
      • Spiced Marmalade
      • Barn Door
      • Tea Dye
      • Hickory Smoke
      • Black Soot
    • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/46, Black
    • Mittsubishi Pencil, Black Fine Liner 03 (frame)
    • UHU liquid glue
    • 3-D foam squares 2 mm thick
    • printer
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • scissors
    • paper towels 
    • water
    • stylus ball
    • soft working mat

    I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight project for this month and get inspired. For more inspiration and cute images jump over to the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :o)



    I'm linking 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) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog, Challenge #19 - Too Cute
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Saturday, April 28, 2018

    Following via e-mail permanently disabled on this blog

    Hi everyone!

    Due to a lot of Spam in comments and received on my contact e-mail containing disturbing content, I permanently shut down and disabled following via e-mail option from my blog on April 25th 2018 without any prior notice. All data is permanently deleted from service provider (Google FeedBurner). No data is kept neither forwarded to any other party.

    I've also disabled my Google FeedBurner account.

    If, for some unfamiliar reason, you are still receiving automatic e-mails containing what I post on my blog, contact me as soon as possible. I'll contact Google immediately and report the issue.

    Thank you for your attention.

    Milka


    Update May 27th, 2018
    Since disabling a FeedBurner service, I didn't receive any notification from anyone that still receiving automatic e-mails from my blog.

    Monday, April 23, 2018

    Jane's Doodles Sale


    Hi everyone! :o)

    Jane has a sale and is offering 25% off on all clear stamps and dies!! No code needed. The discount is calculated at the checkout.

    The sale ends tomorrow, Tuesday, April 24th 2018.


    Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    Happy Earth Day!



    Blue blue. My favorite color. :o)
    I love these two photos, so I'm sharing them again. I shared them on my blog three years ago (here).

    Milka

    Saturday, April 21, 2018

    For You Shaker Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    It's been quiet for a while here on my blog. I had some extra school activities and classes last two weeks, field trip class... I focused on my work and planing school activities and put crafting and blogging aside for a bit. I also start to work in my balcony garden. :o)


    Yesterday was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this For You Shaker Card:o)


    For my card I used stamps from two BEAUTIFUL Jane's Doodles stamp sets: Life is Good and Doodle Flowers.

     


    How I made my card...

    I stamped a jar on a rainbow patterned paper and cut it out with scissors (I left a lid uncut). I traced the edges and colored the lid with a black marker. Then I glued acetate sheet on the panel to close a window.

    I stamped another jar on a top folded card base, glued 3-D foam on the panel, filled the jar with sequins and glued the rainbow panel on the card base.

    Then I stamped another lid on a pink patterned paper, cut it out, glued 3-D foam on the lid and glued it over the black one.

    To make card sturdier, I glued a white cardstock paper panel inside the card.

    I struggled with a sentiment and had no idea where to put it. Without the sentiment, there was just something missing and didn't like it. Finally I decided to stamp the sentiment directly on the acetate sheet. I fixed some lines with a black fine liner and my card was finished. :o)


    Card dimensions: 95 mm x 127 mm (3 3/4" x 5")

    List of supplies:



    I'm linking 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) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge, April Anything Goes

    2) Little Miss Muffet Challenges, Challenge #187 - Anything Goes


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


    Milka

    Tuesday, April 10, 2018

    Across the Universe Card II (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


    Hello everyone! :o)

    My second post today. If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here. :o)


    Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I'm sharing this Across the Universe Card II:o)


    To create this card I was inspired by a song 'Across the Universe' by The Beatles, comic books and a card I created in January: Across the Universe Card. :o)

    For my card I used stamps from two BEAUTIFUL Jane's Doodles stamp sets: To The Moon and Unicorn.

     


    How I made my card...

    I stamped the scene on a watercolor paper panel and colored everything in watercolor technique using Distress Inks.

    I colored the scene during the 9th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. I shared progress of coloring on my Instagram account as well as in my preview post (here), but didn't share finished card until today. :o)





    After coloring and drying, I masked images and splattered the panel with a white acrylic paint mixed with water. I left the panel dry on air. 

    I glued the panel on a white side folded card base and my card was finished. :o)


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

    List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'To The Moon' stamp set
    • Jane's Doodles 'Unicorn' stamp set (tiny star)
    • white cardstock paper (card base)
    • watercolor paper (panel)
    • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
      • Mustard Seed
      • Spiced Marmalade
      • Barn Door
      • Twisted Citron
      • Tumbled Glass
      • Blueprint Sketch
      • Hickory Smoke
    • AERO Tempera, white 110
    • Mittsubishi Pencil, Black Fine Liner 03
    • UHU liquid glue
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #2
    • paper towels
    • water



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


    Milka

    After the Rain Card II (Fairy Tale Challenge #191)


    Hello everyone! :o)


    It's time for a new challenge over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

    Our theme for this fortnight is #191, Aprilwetter / April Weather, raining cats and dogs.


    And here is my take on the challenge: After the Rain Card II.


    To make my card I used super cute LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Rayne' digital stamp.

    I printed the image on a watercolor paper and left it dry for a day. I colored the image in watercolor technique using Distress Inks.

    I partly colored the image during the 9th 30 Day Coloring Challenge by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker.




    As I wasn't sure what I want to do with the image, I left the image until inspiration arrives (I was totally in Rainbow colors for a while :o) ).

    Couple days ago, I pulled the image out, as it's totally fitting to our challenge, and finished coloring. I decided to go with similar design as on a card I made last year (here), using same image, quotation and font.

    I already had a card layout on my computer from my last year's card, I just moved quotation on the bottom of the card. When I liked a new layout, I printed it out on a white cardsotck paper base.

    Then I fussy the watercolored image, traced edges with a black marker, glued the image on the card over the uncolored image and my card was finished. :o)

    Card dimensions: 89 mm x 120 mm (3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

    List of supplies:
    • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Rayne' digital stamp
    • 1942 Report Font (Important: Read licences before downloading.)
    • white cardstock paper
    • watercolor paper
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
      • Mustard Seed
      • Spiced Marmalade
      • Tea Dye
      • Vintage Photo
      • Walnut Stain
      • Hickory Smoke
      • Black Soot
    • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
    • UHU liquid glue
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • printer
    • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
    • scissors
    • water
    • paper towels

    I hope you'll like my card and get inspired. For more inspiration, challenge and prize details stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)



    I'm linking 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) Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge, April 2018: Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    2) Inkspirational Challenges, Challenge #158 Rain Photo
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stay around, I'll be sharing one more card. Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka

    Sunday, April 8, 2018

    Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2018 - Wrap Up Post

    Hello everyone! :o)

    Today I'm bringing you a Wrap-up post of my Celebrating 30 days of Pisces 2018 personal challenge, as I finally shared all cards I made during the challenge here on my blog. :o)


    Celebrating 30 days of Pisces is my annual personal challenge which takes time in Pisces period. Goal of the challenge is to improve my skills and myself.

    This year was the fourth time I took the challenge. It started on February 18th at 6:18 PM and ended on March 20th at 5:15 PM. (CET, UTC +1Dubrovnik, Croatia).

    I love rainbow colors, but don't use them so often on my projects. My challenge this year was to make 20 (or more) cards featuring rainbow colors in Pisces periodGoals of the challenge were to improve my cardmaking skills and to use more rainbow colors on my cards.

    I managed to create 19 cards. :o)

    I was working on 20th card, going totally out of my comfort zone. Although I think is very good to go out of comfort zone, it's better to give up if you don't like it. So I did with my card. :o)

    Among all cards I made, 6 cards were CASEs. I CASEd gorgeous cards from artists whom work I admire and my own cards. I did planned to CASE before I started the challenge, but not more than half of all cards I create.

    I'm very satisfied with the challenge and the result. Although I didn't reach number 20 as I planned, I'm not disappointed at all, neither I find this failure. I practiced, incorporated rainbow colors in my projects in various ways, created 19 cards that I like a lot and had a lot of fun. :o)

    Thank you all for kind feedback and encouragement during the challenge. 

    All details about the challenge, links to all blog posts related to the challenge and a photo gallery will be shared on my Celebrating 30 days of Pisces 2018 page. :o)


    I mentioned in the past here on my blog that I love previews, so I'm bringing today also a preview of all cards I made during the challenge. :o)

    But before you continue to scroll down, here is a suitable song for previewing. :o) Enjoy!! :o)

    Judy Garland - Over the Rainbow
    (from movie "The Wizard of Oz")


    Rainbow Color Cards (RCC) Series




















    After this personal challenge, I feel very encouraged to use Rainbow Colors more often on my cards. Since the challenge ended I created couple Rainbow Colored themed projects (I shared already one, here) and currently working on two more. So, more Rainbow projects on my blog soon. :o)

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

    Milka
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