Monday, August 12, 2019

Going on a short vacation

Hi everyone!!

I hope you're all well and enjoying summer days. :o)

Here in Ivanic-Grad is so hot, so I decided yesterday to go on a short journey to the seaside. I'll be visiting Bilice near Šibenik and Zadar. I'm leaving at 2 PM today and will stay there for a week. Can't wait!!! :o)

While I'm at the seaside, I won't have computer with me. I won't post here on blog, probably just some photos over on Instagram from my cellphone.

I wish you all wonderful week. Enjoy and smile!!!


Friday, August 9, 2019

Hello Summer Card II (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Happy Friday! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Hello Summer Card II:o)

To make this card I used stamps from two Jane's Doodles stamp sets: a sundae image from 'Cool' and a sentiment from 'Summer Icons'.

How I made my card...

I stamped the sundae on a watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut the image and traced edges with a black marker.

Then I stamped the sentiment on a white cardsotck paper panel. I stamped another image on the panel, colored it with a grey marker and glued the watercolored image over it.

Lastly, I glued a rainbow patterned paper stripe on a white top folded card base, glued the panel on the card base and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 95 mm x 127 m(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 MagazineTake It Make It Challenge, August: Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 32 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) The Cat's Pajamas, TCP Tuesday Challenge #360 - Clean and Simple

4) Yes, Virginia, August 2019 Show and Share
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

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


Thursday, August 8, 2019

I Love Math Challenge #14

Hello everyone and welcome to a new I Love Math Challenge!

This is the fourteenth challenge. If you're new to my blog, you can find more about the challenge here.

A theme for this challenge is picked by our lovely ValentinaGRID (Nonograms, known also as Picross or Griddlers, Cross Stitch etc.).

Grid is a pattern of horizontal and vertical lines spaced out at regular intervals, forming squares or rectangles.
Source: Your Dictionary  (

Nonogram is a puzzle in which cells of a grid must be filled or left blank, according to sets of numbers given at the side of the grid, to reveal a hidden picture.
Source: Your Dictionary  (

Cross Stitch
1. A double stitch forming an X in sewing and embroidery.
2. Needlework made with X-shaped stitches.

And now inspiration from the team...

Here is Valentina's take on the challenge. :o)

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful design, layout, elegant and modern look, beautiful sentiment and script, lovely stitched scene...  I want to go to Greece right away. ♥ I love Valentina's challenge theme and her take on this challenge theme.  Jump over to Valentina's blog and find more details about her card. :o)

Here is Neha's take on the challenge. :o)

GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful design, colors, scene... grid. I'm looking at this card and thinking about seaside. I love Neha's card and her take on this challenge theme. BRILLIANT!!!!  Find more details about Neha's card on her blog. As she is on vacation, she will share her card on her blog in couple days. :o)

And here is my take on the challenge: Cross Stitch Bumblebee. :o)

I wanted to try and learn for a long time embroidery cross stitch technique. I tried it for the first time two weeks ago. I bought an Aida fabric and some embroidery threads in my local store, found some lovely patterns, templates and how to on the web and started learning cross stitch. It's so relaxing and I love it. :o)

I found a lovely bumblebee cross stitch pattern on D.M.C. web page. I embroidered the bumblebee on the Aida fabric using 100% cotton embroidery threads. I used cross stitch and back stitch (for outlines and details). When I was finished, I placed my embroidered piece in a frame I found in our house. :o)

I like how my bumblebee turned out and I'm sure this won't be my last embroidery project. :o)

List of supplies:
  • DMC Bumble Bee Cross Stitch pattern (free)
  • Aida fabric
  • embroidery needle
  • Runolist 100% cotton mercerizes embroidery threads:
    • yellow
    • brown
    • light grey
    • black
  • Ljubica 100% cotton embroidery thread, dark grey 
  • scissors

Now it's your turn...

Create a summer themed project featuring grid.

Nonograms, also known as Picross or Griddlers, are picture logic puzzles in which cells in a grid must be colored or left blank to reveal a hidden picture.You can make your own nonogram, use stamps for creating it, or hand draw it. Templates from web, books, other crafters etc. are welcome, just please mention in your blog posts the template source.

Or use cross stitch technique to create your grid like project.

Or use any technique to create grid like picture. :o)

More details about the challenge...

Challenge Starts: August 8th 2019, 10:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge Ends: September 30th 2019, 9:55 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Challenge rules:
  1. Math: grid
  2. Project: anything
  3. Theme: summer
  4. Design: any
  5. Must create a summer themed project for this challenge.
  6. The challenge is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
  7. You don't have to be a Math Lover to join this challenge. :o)
  8. Your creation must be new. Please do not link creation that has been posted prior to the day of the challenge.
  9. Projects must be handmade!
  10. Any stamp company/artist is welcome.
  11. Any craft supply company/artist is welcome.
  12. You must be my blog follower through Blogger.
  13. Mention the challenge in your blog post and link back to the challenge.
  14. Display Challenge badge in your blog post.
  15. Link up as many projects as you want.
  16. You are welcome to combine your project to as many challenges as you want.
  17. No blog hop and direct selling links are allowed here.
  18. Link your direct blog post and not your entire blog, so we could locate your creation.
  19. Please turn off word verification.
  20. Prior you enter the challenge and add your link to Inlinkz, please read these Challenge Rules and Privacy Notice (shared at the bottom of this post below Inlinkz).
  21. Have fun!

I reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with challenge rules.

One Jane's Doodles 'Summer Icons' stamp set. (Jane's Doodles shop is temporary closed due to a vacation. You can see the set on Jane's Doodles blog, here.)
Kaja, Neha, Valentina and I will select four favorite projects (TOP 4), which will be featured here on my blog on October 27th 2019.
Among TOP 4, there will be a random draw (using for one lucky winner who will then receive the prize. :o)
Winner has to confirm the prize in a weekUnconfirmed prize will be redrawn and given to another TOP 4.
If we have 4 or less entries to the challenge, all projects will be considered as TOP projects.

Our challenge will last for 53 days, so there will be enough time to play. :o) Our lovely Kaja will share her project later during the challenge as mid inspiration, on September 4th, 2019. :o)

I hope you'll like the new challenge theme, get inspired and join us with your Math creations. Kaja, Neha, Valentina and I can't wait to see your creations. :o)

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me. Just leave me a comment on this blog post or send me an e-mail.

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


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Paper Smooches - August 2019 Release Blog Hop

Hi everyone!! :o)

Paper Smooches has a New Release Blog Hop. There is still some time left to hop to see new released products and projects from amazing Paper Smooches Design Team and their Guests. :o)

To go directly to Paper Smooches Blog Hop post, just click on the image below, or click any link provided in this blog post. :o)

Enjoy and smile!! :o)


P.S. I Love Math Challenge #14 starts tomorrow, August 8th, 2019, at 10 PM (CEST). Due to some unexpected situation I didn't manage to take photos of my project. I also didn't manage (neither I will manage it today) to prepare blog post and linky. Sorry!! But there is something good (at least I think so): the challenge will last for 53 days, by September 30th, 2019, so there will be plenty of time to play with us. :o)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Well Done Card (CASology Week #349)

Hi everyone! :o)

It's time for a new challenge at CASology and I'm showcasing my first card as a Design Team Member. :o)

This fortnight's cue word is Grill.

And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), masculine, Well Done Card. :o)

Design defined: 
Adding dimension gives CAS card special interest.

How I made my card....

To make this card I used a super cute grill image from Drawn by Krista 'Summer BBQ Set' digital set. I received this one for free years ago as a part of another Design Team I'm on.

For a sentiment I used a free font I downloaded from here: Spicy Sushi Roll by Kevin and Amanda. Love it!! :o)
Important: Read licences before downloading.

I printed one grill on a white watercolor paper and one on a white cardsock paper. I left images to dry over the night to prevent ink smearing while coloring.

I colored the grill in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut it and traced edges with a black marker.

Then I colored the grill printed on the cardstock paper with a grey marker, fussy cut the grill, leaving white thin border around it, and glued the watercolored colored grill over it. I did this because the watercolor paper I use is very thin and I needed thicker image.

Next up was the sentiment. I wrote it on my computer and printed it on the white cardstock paper. Then I die-cut it using smallest speech bubble from Create a Smile Cool Cuts 'Speech Bubbles' die cut set.

With all pieces ready, I assembled the card. I glued 3-D foams on the back of the image and the speech bubble, glued them on a white top folded card base and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 88 mm x 120 mm (3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Drawn by Krista 'Summer BBQ Set' digital set (I used only one image from the set)
  • Create a Smile Cool Cuts 'Speech Bubbles' die cut set
  • Spicy Sushi Roll Font (free)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Vintage Photo
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/46, Black
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/94, Light Grey
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foam squares 2 mm thick (image)
  • 3-D foam squares 3 mm thick (speech bubble)
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • paper towels 
  • water

hope you'll like my card for the challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out the Design Team cards and our's Guest Designer's card and join us in the challenge. We are looking forward to see your CAS creations. :o)

Deepti Aggarwal (Guest Designer)
Milka Gubo (you are here)

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) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 32 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

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

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