Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sweet Holidays Card (CASology Week #357)

Hi everyone! :o)

On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, a new challenge started at CASology. This fortnight's cue word is Gingerbread. :o)

I didn't have time to write blog post on time, but there's still time to join the challenge, which ends on Monday, December 16th, 9 AM, CDT (UTC -6)

And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), Sweet Holidays Card. :o)

Design defined: 
Adding dimension gives CAS card special interest.

How I made my card....

To make my card I used super cute Gingerbread Man stamp from Jane's Doodles 'Gingerbread' stamp set and free Impact Label Font.

I stamped the Gingerbread Man on a watercolor paper and colored him in watercolor technique using only one color: a Distress Ink Ground Espresso. After drying, I fussy cut the Gingerbread Man, traced edges with a black marker and softened the image with a stylus ball on a soft working mat. This curled the image a bit.

I stamped another Gingerbread Man on a white cardstock paper, colored him with a black marker, fussy cut him, leaving thin white border around him, and glued watercolored Gingerbread Man over him. Lastly, I drew black and white details on Gingerbread Man's scarf, drew highlights and the image was finished.

Then I wrote a sentiment 'Sweet Holidays' on my computer, printed it out on the white cardstock paper, cut it out, colored edges with a black marker and got a lovely label, as if I had label maker. :o)

Next up was a background. I splattered a Kraft paper cardstock panel with a white tempera color mixed with a bit of water using a paint brush. I left the panel to dry on air.

I love dimension on my cards. I wanted to pop up the panel, but I wanted to save on a 3-D foam, so I used the white cardstock instead. I cut two white panels, same size as the Kraft panel, and glued them and Krat panel together (stacked them). Then I glued stacked panels on a white top folded card base. I glued another white panel inside the card to make the card sturdier.

Lastly, I glued 3-D foam squares on the back of the image and sentiment labels, glued them on the card and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 80 mm x 121 m(3 1/8" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Gingerbread' stamp set 
  • Impact Label Font (Important: Read licences before downloading.)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Koh-i-noor tempera color, white
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • Stabilo Fine Tip Pen 68/46 black
  • Mitsubishi Uni Pin 0.3
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foam squares (2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm)
  • 3-D foam squares (5 mm x 5 mm x 3 mm)
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • printer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • paper towels
  • water

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

    Milka Gubo (you are here)
    Sue Symens

    Claire L Garland (Guest Designer)

    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 49 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge, December 2019, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Uniko, Challenge #56 - Christmas 
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

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


    Saturday, December 7, 2019

    Advent Wreath

    Hi everyone! :o)

    I hope you're all well. :o) It's been quiet here on my blog for a week. I had quite busy schedule and I didn't find any time to write during the week.

    Today I want to share with you my Advent Wreath. I arranged it last Saturday. :o)

    My mom borrowed me a gorgeous white plate with golden stars and I bought white candles. All other stuff I used I had at home. I played around an hour and arranged everything on the plate. :o)

    I love how it turned out!! :o)

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


    Saturday, November 30, 2019

    Friday, November 29, 2019

    Jane's Doodles Black Friday Sale

    Happy Friday!! :o)

    Jane has a Black Friday Sale and is offering 40% off on all regular priced stamps and up to 70% off on selected stamp sets. No code needed. The discount is calculated at the checkout.

    The sale ends on Sunday, December 1st, 2019.

    For more information, jump over to Jane's Doodles Blog.

    Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Thursday, November 28, 2019

    I Love Math Challenge #15

    Hello everyone!!!

    My 4th post today. If you missed previous three just scroll down or follow direct links herehere and here. :o)

    Welcome to a new I Love Math Challenge!

    This is the fifteenth challenge and our last for this year. WoW!! Can you believe the challenge is running for four years now. :o) 

    We will continue with our challenges next year too, there will be just two differences. Our challenges will run three times a year, every 4 moths. By now our challenges run quarterly, four times a year, but due to a lot of changes in my life and a fact I'm employed now, I decided to go with 3 challenges per year. To give everyone enough time to join challenges, all our future challenges will last two months, starting from this challenge. You can find schedule of upcoming challenges here.

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

    And now let's move on on our theme. :o) As the Winter is very close and Christmas too, we decided to go with a theme that you will love for sure: Anything Math goes on Christmas/Winter project/s. :o)

    Two very talented cratfers from India are joining us in this challenge: Anila Dikay and Priyanka Kantak. :o)

    Anila Dikay of Novel-ideas is a friend crafter and frequent I Love Math Challenge player. She supports the challenge form it's beginning. She has been several times TOP 4 in our challenges and also won couple times. Well deserved it, as she amazes with her Math creations. :o) I'm very happy that she accepted my invitation to join as in this challenge as a Guest Designer. :o)

    Here is what Anila said:

    I am Anila Dikay from Mumbai, India. 
    A cardmaker and a big fan of Math, I have been a long time follower of this challenge. I have also been lucky enough to have been in the Top 4 a few times and a winner with them twice. 
    I am really obliged that Milka gave me this opportunity of Guest Designing for this challenge. It feels awesome to be along with these four talented ladies - Milka, Neha, Kaja and Valentina, all of whom I admire and love the work of.
    When I came to know about the theme for this challenge, I thought of  incorporating the basic concept of addition on my card. The card is simply based on some Christmas themed Math worksheets for preschoolers. Hope you all like my take on this challenge.'

    And here is Anila's SUPER CUTE card. LOVE!!! :o)

    So so cute!! Use of an equation on the card is a brilliant idea!! :o) I LOVE Anila's take on the challenge and her CAS card.  Jump over to Anila's blog and find more details about her card. :o)

    Priyanka Kantak of Curly makes is a friend crafter, also a frequent I Love Math Challenge player. Her Math and other creations are beautiful and inspiring, and it makes me very happy that she accepted my invitation to join as in this challenge as a Guest Designer. :o)

    Here is what Priyanka said:

    'Hi Everyone! This is Priyanka from Curly Makes. Welcome to a new 'I Love Math Challenge' . 
    To say that I LOVE participating in this challenge would be an understatement. I truly admire Milka's work and when she invited me to guest design for this challenge, I jumped with joy. Thank you Milka. 
    The theme this time is 'Christmas/Winter and the design is 'Anything Math Goes'. I immediately thought about creating an interactive card (me being obssesed with them). To represent the Maths part and Christmas I diecut a Star from the front panel and created a Surprise Window card. A surprise snowy scene awaits you on the other side of the card.
    Hope you like it.'

    And here is Priyanka's GORGEOUS interactive card. LOVE!!! :o)

    Gorgeous interactive card!! Love the adorable winter scene!!! Pentagram shape as a window on the card is a brilliant idea!! :o) I LOVE Priyanka's take on the challenge and her CAS card.  Jump over to Priyanka's blog and find more details about her card. :o)

    And now inspiration from the team... Our lovely Kaja is taking a break form this challenge. :o)

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

    GORGEOUS!!! Adorable winter scene, beautifully colored, placed in geometric shapes. Brilliant layout!!  ♥ I love Valentina's take on this challenge theme and how she used rectangles and circles as Math elements to create adorable winter scene.  Jump over to Valentina's blog and find more details about her card. :o)

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

    STUNNING!!! Gorgeous CAS design, colors, scene... I'm amazed how she put so much elements on her card and kept it CAS. BRILLIANT!!! Love her gorgeous trees created with various sized triangles. ♥ I LOVE Neha's card and her take on this challenge theme.Find more details about Neha's card on her blog. :o)

    And here is my take on the challenge: Starry Tag. :o)

    For this challenge I decided to create a tag combining my two favorite geometrical shapescircle and pentagram.

    How I made my tag...

    First I die cut two same sized circles, one from a Kraft cardstock paper and second from a white cardstock paper. Then I die cut stars in the white cardstock paper circle. When I was satisfied with a starry pattern, I punched a tiny hole on both circles.

    I glued 3-D foam squares on the back of the white starry patterned circle and glued it on the Kraft circle, lining punched holes. Lastly, I tied a brown string on the tag.

    I like how my tag turned out. :o)

    Tag measurements: d = 57 mm (2 1/4")

    List of supplies:

    Now it's your turn...

    Create Christmas or Winter themed project (card, layout, box, bag etc.). Include something Math (anything you like) and please explain shortly what is Math element on your project in your blog post.

    More details about the challenge...

    Challenge Starts: November 24th, 2019, 10:00 PM CET (UTC +1)

    Although today is November 28th, 2019, the challenge officially started on November 24th, 2019, when Designer Collaborators shared their posts on their blogs. I couldn't publish this blog post on time due to health issues I had (find more here).

    So if you crated a project that fits our challenge theme and shared it on your blog after the challenge officially started, your can link your project to this challenge. But you can't link the project which is shared prior the challenge officially started.

    Challenge Ends: January 24th, 2020, 9:55 PM CET (UTC +1)

    Challenge rules:
    1. Math: anything goes
    2. Project: anything
    3. Theme: Christmas/Winter
    4. Design: any
    5. Must create a Christmas/Winter themed project of any kind using anything Math for this challenge.
    6. Shortly explain in your blog post what is Math element on your project.
    7. The challenge is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
    8. You don't have to be a Math Lover to join this challenge. :o)
    9. Your creation must be new. Please do not link creation that has been posted prior to the day the challenge started (prior November 24th, 2019, 10 PM, CET (UTC +1)).
    10. Projects must be handmade!
    11. Any stamp company/artist is welcome.
    12. Any craft supply company/artist is welcome.
    13. You must be my blog follower through Blogger.
    14. Mention the challenge in your blog post and link back to the challenge.
    15. Display Challenge badge in your blog post.
    16. Link up as many projects as you want.
    17. You are welcome to combine your project to as many challenges as you want.
    18. No blog hop and direct selling links are allowed here.
    19. Link your direct blog post and not your entire blog, so we could locate your creation.
    20. Please turn off word verification.
    21. Prior you enter the challenge and add your link to Inlinkz, please read Challenge Rules and Privacy Notice (shared at the bottom of this post below Inlinkz).
    22. Have fun!

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

    One Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice.
    Anila, Priyanka, Kaja, Neha, Valentina and I will select four favorite projects (TOP 4), which will be featured here on my blog on February 16th, 2020, during the day.
    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 week, by February 23rd, 2020, 11:59 PM, CET (UTC +1)Unconfirmed 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.

    I hope you'll like the new challenge theme, get inspired and join us with your Math creations. We can't wait to see what you'll create. :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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    • Official challenge start: November 24th, 2019, 10:00 PM CET (UTC +1)
    • Inlinkz opens November 28th, 2019, 10:00 PM CET (UTC +1).
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