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)


An InLinkz Link-up

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  • Those entering the challenge need to know that if selected as favorite projects (TOP 4) their name, blog link and the photo of their work (they provided themselves) will be shared here on my blog in winners post.
  • Those entering the challenge have to know that challenge and winners posts are not deleted from this blog.
  • If you entered the challenge and changed your mind and you want your entry to be deleted, you can do it by yourself as the Inlinkz provides that option to anyone.
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  • To enter the challenge, you have to follow all challenge rules.
  • To enter the challenge, you have to be my blog follower through Blogger and add a link to your blog post or other social media through Inlinkz.
  • There is no other option to join the challenge than through Inlinkz
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  • E-mails are not visible on this blog.
  • If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me.
  • No data will be used in any other way than to run this challenge.
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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).
  • Inlinkz closes January 24th, 2020, 9:55 PM CET (UTC +1).

  • Prize is provided by me and can't be exchanged for money or another prize.
  • Those entering the challenge have to bear in mind that their name, photo of their artwork and link they provided will be shared in winners post here on my blog, if selected as favorite projects or randomly picked as a winner. 
  • If you don't want your name, link and photo of the work you provided to be shared in winners post, you should reconsider entering the challenge.
  • After TOP 4 and winner's names announced here on my blog, winner has to send confirmation e-mail from the e-mail entered to the Inlinkz.
  • If a winner doesn't contact me, I won't contact her or him in any way. 
  • Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn and be given to another winner. New random winner name will be shared on this blog.
  • Winners name will not be deleted from winners post on this blog, except if requested by a winner itself.
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Snow Globe II Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

Hi everyone! :o)

My 3rd post today. If you missed previous two just scroll down or follow direct links here and here. :o)

On Friday, November 22nd, 2019, was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this Snow Globe II Card:o)

To make this card I CASEd my own card that I made for our latest Jane's Doodles Spotlight Blog Hop on November 19th, 2019. I went with same design, card shape and monochromatic color scheme, just used a different sentiment and a different snowman. :o)

used stamps from two SUPER CUTE Jane's Doodles Christmas/Winter themed stamp setsa snow globe and a sentiment from 'Snow Globe' and a snowman from 'Winter Icons'.

How I made my card....

With some masking, I stamped the snowman in the snow globe and stamped the sentiment on a snow globe stand. I colored the image in watercolor technique using only one color: Distress Ink Ground Espresso. After drying, I masked the snowman, snow and bottom part of the snow globe. I mixed a white tempera color with a bit of water and, using a paint brush, splattered the snow globe and left it dry on air.

After drying, I fussy cut the snow globe and traced edges with a black marker. I drew glass reflections and highlights with a white pigment ink pen. After the pigment ink dried, I softened the image with a stylus ball on a soft working mat. This curled the image a bit, which gave a bit of dimension to the image.

Then I worked on a snow globe shaped card base. I stamped the snow globe on a white cardstock paper, scored the paper above the snow globe and folded the cardstock in half. Following the snow globe shape, I fussy cut the card base leaving thin white border around the snow globe. I didn't cut the top, as that is the part that holds card base together. I colored the snow globe in black with the black marker, glued the watercolored curled snow globe image over it and my card was finished. :o)

I love how my card turned out!! :o)

Card measurements:  approximately 54 mm width (2 1/8"), height 60 mm (2 3/8")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Snow Globe' stamp set (snow globe and sentiment)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Winter Icons' stamp set (snowman)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker), black 68/46
  • Mitsubishi Uni Pin 0.5
  • Koh-i-noor tempera color, white
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • UHU liquid glue
  • acrylic block 102 mm x 102 mm
  • bone folder
  • scissors
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • paper towels
  • water
  • post-it papers (for masking)

    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 Challenge, Challenge #179 - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    2) Country View Challenges, November 2019 - Hand Stamped
    This is my 5th entry to this challenge.

    3) Cupcake Inspirations, CIC483 - add Snowmen to your project
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge, November 2019, Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    5) Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge, November 2019, Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    6) Love To Craft Challenge, LTCCB #40 - November Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    7) Love to Scrap Challenge, LTSCB #127 - Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    8) The Cat's Pajamas, TCP Tuesday Challenge #363 - Holiday
    This is my 5th entry to this challenge.

    9) Uniko, Challenge #56 - Christmas
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be posting one more time. The last post will go live at 10 PM, CET (UTC +1). Enjoy and smile! :o)


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