Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Welcome Spring



Eric Ewazen - Ballade, Pastorale and Dance: II. Pastorale
Album: Music for the Soloists of the American Brass Quintet and Friends (1999)





International Day of Happiness




Happy International Day of Happiness!!


'The purpose of our lives is to be happy.'
Dalai Lama




Find out more about International Day of Happiness on UN official web pages and official International Happiness Day organization pages.

Enjoy the day every day, love your life, make others happy and be happy. :o)


Milka

Monday, March 18, 2019

Kindness Circle Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Hi everyone! :o)


Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Kindness Circle Card:o)


To make this card I was inspired with my own card I made for our release blog hop (here).

I used stamps from two gorgeous Jane's Doodles stamp setsPlumeria and Kind.

 



How I made my card....

I ink blended clouds through a cloud stencil I made by myself (how, I described here) on a white cardstock paper A5 size. After drying, I die cut a circle in the stenciled paper. I left rest of it for another project. :o)

For a card base, I die cut two more circles in the white cardstock paper and glued them together on top.

I stamped a sentiment on the cloud background circle panel and glued it on the card base.

stamped images on a watercolor paper and loosely watercolored them using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut images and traced their edges with black marker. I softened images with a stylus ball on a soft working mat and glued them on the panel.

With images ready, I glued them on the card using 2 different thickness of square foams.

As a finishing touch, I drew white highlights  and my card was finished. :o)

I love how my card turned out. :o)


Card measurements: d = 99 mm (3 7/8")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Plumeria' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Kind' stamp set
  • handmade cloud stencil
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper (images)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Spun Sugar
    • Festive Berries
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Lucky Clover
    • Vintage Photo 
    • Walnut Stain
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker) 68/46, Black
  • Mitsubishi Uni Pin 0.3
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink pen
  • UHU liquid glue
  • acrylic block
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • My Favorite Things, Die-namics Wonky Stitched Circle STAX
  • soft working mat
  • bone folder
  • stylus ball
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • paper towels
  • water
  • scissors



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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #332 - Make Your Mark
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

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

3) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 11 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

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

5) Love To Craft Challenge Blog, Challenge LTCCB #32 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

6) Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, Challenge LTSCB #119 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


At the end of this post...
I have a birthday giveaway here on my blog and I'm giving away one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice to one lucky winner. There's still time to enter the giveaway. Find all the details here. :o)


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


Milka

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Birthday Giveaway

Hi everyone!! :o)

Today is my birthday and I'm having a giveaway for all my Blog Followers. I'm giving away a Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice to one lucky winner.


To be able to win this prize, all you have to do is (both are required):
1. You have to be or become a follower of my blog.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what's your favorite Jane's Doodles stamp set.


This giveaway is opened international (+18) and it will be open for a week, until March 23rd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1). I'll draw one random winner using Random.org and post winner's name here on my blog on March 24th, 2019 during the day. Link to this post will be added in a right sidebar (Featured Post), until the giveaway closes.


Please read giveaway terms, rules & privacy notice below prior you enter the giveaway. 



GIVEAWAY TERMS, RULES & PRIVACY NOTICE

By entering this giveaway you are confirming that you have read these terms, rules and privacy notice and you accept the same.


  • This giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

  • To enter the giveaway, you have to be or become my blog follower through blogger and leave a comment on this blog post.
  • All other following options, such as following via e-mail etc., are permanently shut down on this blog.
  • In your comment write me what is your favorite Jane's Doodles stamp set.
  • Only one comment per person, please.

  • Entering a giveaway each person do so in the knowledge that their name, link to their profile or blog, as well as comments they leave are visible to all those who visit this blog and thereby consent to the use of that personal information for that specific purpose.

  • If you entered the giveaway by leaving me a comment and changed your mind, you can delete your comment, as the Blogger provides that option. If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me and I'll delete your comment through my blogger account or contact Blogger or Google by yourself.
  • You are free to delete your comment left on this blog post (or anywhere on my blog) any time you want.


  • Giveaway opens March 16th, 2019, when this post is published.
  • Giveaway closes March 23rd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).

  • 1 prize will be given away to 1 winner.
  • Prize is one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice and can't be exchanged for another prize (such as stamp set from another company, money etc.)
  • Prize is sponsored by me (it's not sponsored by any third person or company).
  • Prize can't be exchanged for money.

  • Winner will be randomly picked using Random.org from all comments left on this blog post.
  • Winner's name (he or she provided) will be announced in winner's post here on my blog on March 24th, 2019, during the day.
  • Winner has to confirm prize by the end of the month, March 31st, 2019, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +1).
  • If unconfirmed, prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on April 2nd, 2019 during the day.
  • Prize will be redrawn until it's given away.

  • After winner's name announced here on my blog, winner has to contact me via e-mail to arrange prize delivery details.
  • Winner's name will be permanently deleted from winner's post on this blog as soon as the prize confirmed (or redrawn), as well as correspondence with the winner, latest one month after the giveaway is closed. 
  • Winner's post will not be deleted from my blog.
  • No data will be kept neither shared with any other party.


Link to this post will be in a right sidebar until this giveaway closes.

Good luck everyone! Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Karate Red Belt Spinner Card

Hello everyone! :o)

Today I want to share with you this CAS (clean and simple), Karate Red Belt Spinner Card. :o)


I made this card last month and colored images during Kathy's Racoosin 12th 30 Day Coloring Challenge. You can see all my coloring samples during the challenge here.


I made this card for my niece Tea (8), who trains Karate for five years. On December 7th 2018, she had her third Karate exam to earn a Red Belt. She earned it!! :o)

Tea on the Karate Exam for Red Belt
Photo credit: GKV

I didn't manage to make a card for her prior testing, as I was moving that month, and then there were Christmas holidays, and then I got ill... She was super happy when I gave her the card and didn't mind at all that I gave her the card nearly 3 months after she earned the belt. :o)

If you like, you can see cards I made for her when she earned previous Karate Belts (Yellow here, Orange here). :o)



How I made this card...

To make this card I used a super cute Mama Elephant 'Tiny Ninjas' stamp set. LOVE!!! :o)

I stamped adorable ninjas on a watercolor paper and watercolored them using Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut ninjas and traced edges with black marker. These two images are reflected images from the set. I love that, as a reflection/mirror stamping technique isn't something that ever worked for me. :o)

'Reflection. Flip. A transformation in which a geometric figure is reflected across a line, creating a mirror image. That line is called the axis of reflection.'

I stamped one more ninja (one with closed eyes) on a white cardstock paper, colored ninja with black marker and fussy cut her, this time leaving white thin border around her. (As this was a card for a girl, my ninja is a girl.)

Then I glued all images together. I glued one ninja over the black one, glued white cotton thread on the back of ninja and glued the other watercolored ninja over the thread.

I die-cut a circle on a front panel of a white top folded card base and in a white cardstock paper panel. Then I stamped a sentiment on the panel.

With all parts ready, my card was ready for assembling. I glued the image on the thread on the card base, glued the panel on the card base and my card was finished. :o)


Here is a short video. :o)


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

List of supplies:

This is my first try on a spinner card and I'm satisfied how it turned out, but not so with a thread. It got loose after couple spins and it takes too much time to spin the image to the start position. I will surely work on that and try with a different thread next time. :o)


I made this interactive card prior my personal challenge started, so I'm not counting it as a card I made for my challenge. I will surely make another interactive card of this type during the challenge, but next time with a different thread.  :o)

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

Milka

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Rainbow Book Pile Bookmark (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Hello everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Rainbow Book Pile Bookmark:o)


I made this bookmark for myself. :o)

To make this bookmark I was inspired with a card I made last year: Rainbow Books Birthday Card.


I used a book pile stamp from an adorable Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set.


How I made my bookmark...

With some masking, I stamped the book pile on a watercolor paper and colored books in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I used 19 different Distress Ink colors to color books' covers and DI Hickory Smoke for books' pages (see detailed supply list below).

After drying, I fussy cut the book pile and traced edges with black marker. I glued the book pile on a white cardstock paper and fussy cut the pile again, this time leaving white thin border around the pile.

Then I drew some white highlights on books with white pigment ink pen.

Lastly, I placed the book pile in a laminating pouch, fussy cut the pouch and laminated it. After couple seconds of cooling, my bookmark was finished. I LOVE it!!! :o)


Measurements: 34 mm x 124 mm

List of supplies :
  • Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set 
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • SIGMA A4 laminating pouch
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Barn Door
    • Candied Apple
    • Festive Berries
    • Abandoned Coral
    • Carved Pumpkin
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Mustard Seed
    • Twisted Citron
    • Cracked Pistachio
    • Lucky Clover
    • Peacock Feathers
    • Broken China
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Mermaid Lagoon
    • Salty Ocean
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Dusty Concord
    • Wilted Violet
    • Hickory Smoke
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Uniball Signo White
  • UHU liquid glue
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Leitz HL9 Home Laminator A4
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • scissors
  • paper towels
  • water
  • post-it paper (for masking)



I'm linking my bookmark 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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #331 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Craft Stamper Magazine, Take It Make It Challenge, March: Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

3) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 10 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

4) Love To Craft Challenge Blog, Challenge LTCCB #32 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

5) Love To Scrap Challenge Blog, Challenge LTSCB #119 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

6) Through The Craft Room Door, TTCRD week of March 5th, Anything Goes Challenge
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


Milka
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