Monday, September 30, 2019

Thanks a Latte 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 Thanks a Latte Card:o)


To make this card I was inspired with a monochromatic color scheme I used on my own card that I made last year (here). I really really like it. :o)

For this card I used stamps from two ADORABLE Jane's Doodles stamp sets'Coffee Time' and 'Outdoors'.


How I made this card...

I stamped a moose on a watercolor paper, masked his "arm" and stamped a coffee cup that he holds. I drew lines on the cup with a black fine liner. I colored the image in watercolor technique using  only one color, a Distress Ink Ground Espresso.

After drying, I fussy cut the moose and traced edges with a black marker. Then I stamped another moose on a white cardstock paper, colored him in black, fussy cut him, leaving thin white border around him, and glued watercolored moose over him. I did this because the watercolor paper I use is very thin and I needed a bit thicker image. As a finishing touch, I drew white details on reindeer's scarf using a white pigment ink and black fine liner. :o)

Then I worked on a background. I randomly stamped coffee cups and pots on a Kraft cardstock paper panel using a Distress Ink Picket Fence. At first the color was so pale, barely visible, but after drying it got stronger, whiter.

At this point my background looked a bit boring, so I colored coffee cups and pots with a white colored pencils.

Next up was a sentiment. I heat embossed the sentiment in white on a Kraft cardstock paper stripe. I trimmed the stripe to a desirable size and all parts for my card were ready to assemble.

I glued the panel on a white top folded card base, glued 3-D foams on the sentiment stripe and the moose and glued them on the card. As a finishing touch, I embellished the card with brown enamel dots. :o)


Card measurements: 89 mm x 127 mm (3 1/2" x 5")

List of supplies :
  • Jane's Doodles 'Coffee Time' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Outdoors' stamp set
  • white cardstock paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powder (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Picket Fence
    • Ground Espresso
  • Swisscolor, Caran D'Ache colored pencil, white
  • Mitsubishi Uni Pin 0.2
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker), black 68/46
  • Create a Smile 'Coffee Collection' enamel stickers
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3D faom squares, 5 mm x 5 mm x 3 mm
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • kraft knife
  • Xcut self healing mat A4
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
  • paper towels
  • water
  • powder bag
  • crafting needle



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) Rainbow Card Challenge, Challenge #9 - Beautiful Brown
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Stamp Wednesday ChallengesAnything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Franken Bun Card II (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

http://kittybeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Hi everyone! :o)

This is my 900th blog post!!! :o)


Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this CAS (clean and simple), square, Franken Bun Card II. :o)


To make this card I used an adorable "spooky" image 'Franken Bun' from Halloween 2014 Release . :o)

My card is a CASE (copy and share everything) of my own card that I made last year (here). I went with same design, layout, the image... I just changed the Franken Bun's shirt color. :o)

This is my third card I made using this cutie. You can find previous two here and here. :o)


How I made my card....

I printed the bunny on a Kraft cardstock paper and left the image aside for an hour.

I colored the bunny with colored pencils, trimmed the panel to a desirable size, stamped a sentiment on the panel and glued the panel on a slightly larger Kraft cardstock paper panel. Then I glued everything on a white square top folded card base.

As a finishing touch, I drew white highlights with a white gel pen and white pigment ink pen. :o)


Card measurements: 89 mm x 89 m(3.5" x 3.5")

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Franken Bun' from Halloween 2014 Release
  • Jane's Doodles 'Winnie Halloween' stamp set (sentiment)
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • white cardstock paper (card base
  • TOZ Artist Color colored pencils:
    • light yellow
    • dark yellow
    • orange
    • light green
    • white
  • Koh-i-noor aquarel colored pencil:
    • Dark Green 3710/26
  • Stabilo Color colored pencils:
    • dark grey
    • dark violet
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black) 
  • Mitsuubishi Fine Liner 0.1
  • Mitsuubishi Fine Liner 0.2
  • Uniball Signo White (gel pen)
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • UHU liquid glue
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • eraser

I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight project for this month and get inspired. Sadly, this is also my last Design Team spotlight project for Kitty Bee Designs, as the Kitty Bee Designs is permanently closing from September 30th, 2019. 

It was amazing and super fun to create with adorable KBD images and I'm very grateful that I was part of the amazing KBD Design Team since January 2015Thank you Ruth and Kelly for believing in me and making this amazing adventure possible.

Complete preview of my KBD DT spotlight projects can be found on my Kitty Bee Designs DT Spotlight page here on my blog. :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) CAS on Friday, Challenge #164 - Animals

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


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


Milka

Saturday, September 28, 2019

5th Bloggoversary + Giveaway

Hi everyone! :o)

I just realized that on Monday, September 23rd, 2019, was my 5th blogoversary and I totally forgot about it.

5 years, 899 published blog posts, 140 followers, 2 challenges and 3 blog hops that I host on my blog... I really like how my blog developed and the direction I'm going. :o)

I would like to thank you all, my friends, followers and visitors, for the support, encouragement and lovely comments you're leaving me here on my blog. THANK YOU!!!! 

Therefore, I'm having a little giveaway for my blog readers and followers. I'm giving away one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winner's choice to one lucky winner.

For your chance to win the prize all you have to do is:
1. You have to be or become a follower of my blog through blogger.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post. Only one comment per person, please.

I would LOVE to hear more about you, my blog readers and followers, do you craft, what is your crafting style, where are you from etc., as well as what you like on my blog and why you follow it. Do not feel obligated to share any mentioned if you don't feel comfortable to do so.

Giveaway is open Worldwide (+18), except for minors, and closes on October 26th, 2019, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +2). I'll draw a random winner using Random.org and post winner's name here on my blog on October 27th, 2019, during the day.

Prior you enter this giveaway, please read Giveaway Terms, Rules & Privacy Notice.


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.
  • There is no other way to enter this giveaway than mentioned above. For example, if you are following my accounts on social medias and not through the blogger, you will not be considered for a prize. So only for blog followers who leave a comment.
  • 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 September 28th, 2019, when this post is published.
  • Giveaway closes October 26th, 2019, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +2).

  • 1 prize will be given away to 1 winner.
  • Prize is one Jane's Doodles stamp set of winners choice 
  • Prize can't be exchanged for money.
  • Prize can't be exchanged for any other goods.
  • Prize is sponsored by me (it's not sponsored by any third person or company).

  • Winner will be randomly picked using Random.org from all blog followers' 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 October 27th, 2019, during the day.
  • Winner has to confirm prize by Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, 11:59 PM CET (UTC +1).
  • If unconfirmed, prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on November 3rd, 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 and any comment revealing winner's name, latest one month after the giveaway is closed. 
  • Winner's post will not be deleted from my blog.
  • Comments left on this blog post will not be deleted by me, 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.
  • No data from this giveaway will be kept neither shared with any other party.


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


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


Milka

Friday, September 27, 2019

Celebrating 30 Days of Pisces 2019 - Wrap Up Post

Happy Friday! :o)

Today I'm bringing you a Wrap-up post of my Celebrating 30 days of Pisces 2019 personal challenge, as I finally managed to share here on my blog all cards I made during the challenge. It took me quite a while, but so many things were (and are) happening in my life on all fields, I simply didn't manage to do it earlier (for example in spring... LOL). :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.

This year was the fifth time I took the challenge. It started on February 19th at 0:04 AM and ended on March 20th at 10:58 PM. (CET, UTC +1, Zagreb, Croatia).

I love interactive cards, but don't create them so often. My challenge this year was to create 15 (or more) different types of interactive cards in Pisces period.

Goals of the challenge were to learn new techniques and improve my cardmaking skills. (Find Intro post here.)

I managed to complete my challenge and created 15 types of interactive cards. :o)


I created 1 card set, with 3 same type of interactive cards. In total, I created 17 interactive cards. :o)

As you already know, CAS (clean and simple) design is my favorite cardmaking design. Combined with interactive elements, it's a perfect card for me. I managed to keep design as simple as possible on all of my interactive cards. :o)

I'm very satisfied with the challenge and the result. I learned new techniques and how to create various types of interactive cards, I improved my cardmaking skills, stretched my supplies as much as possible and had a lot of fun. :o)

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 2019 page. :o)

You might already know that I love previews, so I'm bringing today also a preview of all cards I made during the challenge. :o)


Interactive Cards (IC) Series

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


Milka

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kitty Bee Designs Closing Down

http://kittybeedesigns.blogspot.com/

Hi everyone!


Today I have some sad news to share with you...

Ruth from Kitty Bee Designs decided to permanently close Kitty Bee Designs from September 30th, 2019. Find full text over at KBD Facebook page.

I had a great pleasure to be on KBD Design Team for four and half years (since January 2015) and enjoyed A LOT to create with super cute KBD images.

Thank you for believing in me, Ruth, and for the amazing opportunity to create with your images. :o)

With the shop closing, my DT term ends immediately. I will be showcasing my last KBD DT project on Sunday, September 29th 2019, over at KBD blog, as well as here on my blog.


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


Milka


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Jane's Doodles Stamps on Sale


Hi everyone!!

Jane has a limited time sale and is offering two summer stamp sets for half a prize: 'Tropical Fun' and 'Summer Icons'. No code needed. The discount is already calculated.

This is a limited time offerFor more information, jump over to Jane's Doodles Blog.


Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Goodbye Summer

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all enjoying the weekend. :o)

Today is the last day of Summer on Northern hemisphere. Prior the Summer is gone, I want to share couple photos I took this Summer with my cellphone camera (Samsung Galaxy J3), except stork photo. :o)


Lilly (lat. Lilium) from our flower garden, Ivanić-Grad, June 21st


White Stork (lat. Ciconia ciconia) in a field near our house, Ivanić-Grad, June 24th
Fujifilm FinPix HS20EXR Digital Camera


Moment, near Kloštar-Ivanić, June 29th

Sunset, near Kloštar-Ivanić, June 29th

Sunset, view from my balcony, Ivanić-Grad, July 4th


My Zen garden, Ivanić-Grad, July 6th


Storm approaching, view from my balcony, Ivanić-Grad, July 7th

Butterfly on my window, Ivanić-Grad, July 10th

Our orchard, Ivanić-Grad, July 11th


Our garden, Ivanić-Grad, July 11th

Orange Gazania flower (lat. Gazania) from our flower garden, Ivanić-Grad, July 15th

Moment, grove by river Sava, July 16th

My friends garden, Dubrovčak lijevi, July 16th

Pot marigold (lat. Calendula officinalis) from our flower garden, Ivanić-Grad, August 9th


Traveling by train to the seaside, Zagreb Glavni Kolodvor,August 12th

Cloudy day at Lake Prokljan, Bilice, August 14th

Hermann's Tortoise (lat. Testudo hermanni hermanni), Bilice, August 15th

Dražen's Petrović bronze statue in Šibenik, Šibenik, August 16th


Traveling home, Velebit old road, August 17th

Zrmanja canyon and artificial lake Razovac, panoramic view from Velebit, Velebit old road, August 17th

Moment, somewhere in Lika, August 17th

Moment, Rastoke Slunj, August 17th


Frog, Žutica forest near Ivanić-Grad, August 18th

Common Houseleek (lat. Semprevirum tectorum) from our flower garden, Ivanić-Grad, August 31st

Sunset, view from my balcony, Ivanić-Grad, September 10th

Common evening-primrose (lat. Oenothera biennis) at my friend's land, Šušnjari, September 12th

Deer at dear's farm, Šušnjari, September 12th

White Dahlia (lat. Dahlia variabilis) from our flower garden, Ivanić-Grad, September 16th


panoramic view from Kezele rural tourism estate, Šumećani, September 17th

Moslavina stone and my shadow at Kezele rural tourism estate, Šumećani, September 17th


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

Milka
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