Wednesday, September 23, 2020

6th Bloggoversary + Giveaway

Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my 6th blogoversary. :o)

6 years, 1046 published blog posts, 152 followers, a challenge and 2 annual 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 what you like on my blog, would you like to see something particular on my blog (step by step photo tutorials, video tutorials, more challenges, etc). 


Giveaway is open Worldwide (+18), except for minors, and closes on September 30th, 2020, 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 2nd, 2020, 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 23rd, 2020, when this post is published.
  • Giveaway closes September 30th, 2020, 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 2nd, 2020, during the day.
  • Winner has to confirm prize in a week, by Friday 9th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +2).
  • If unconfirmed, prize will be redrawn and new winner's name announced on my blog on October 4th, 2020, 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 after 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


Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Happy Fall Mini Circle Card (bastel-traum challenge #93)

 Hi everyone! :o)


It's time for a new challenge over at bastel-traum and our theme for the challenge #93 is Autumn/Fall. :o)


The challenge starts today, September 15th, 2020, at 9 AM, CEST (UTC +2) and ends on October 15th, 2020, at 8:55 AM, CEST (UTC +2). Find all the details about the challenge, rules and prizes in a challenge post (here).


And here is my take on the challenge: Happy Fall Mini Circle Card. :o)


To make this card I was inspired with my own card that I created last year (here).

I used stamps from a super adorable Gerda Steiner Designs 'Happy Fall' stamp set, that I won in April 2017 from GSD. :o)


How I made my card....

First I created a background panel. I stamped randomly leaves and an acorn on a Kraft paper in watermark stamping technique using VersaMark Watermark Ink. Then I die cut a wonky stitched circle from the paper and stamped a sentiment in black on it.

Then I made a card base. I cut two circles from a white cardstock paper and glued them together on the top.

I glued the panel on the circle card base.

Next up were images. I stamped an adorable happy squirrel, leaves and acorns on a watercolor paper and colored them in watercolor technique with Distress Inks. After drying, I fussy cut images and traced their edges with a black marker.

Then I stamped same images again on a white cardstock paper. I colored images with the black marker and a black fine liner and fussy cut them, leaving thin white border around them. I glued watercolored images over the grey ones. I did this to make images thicker, as the watercolor paper I use is very thin.

I love dimension on my cards. I glued 3-D foams (2 different thickness) on each image, glued images on the card and my card was finished. I love how my card turned out!! :o)


Card measurements: d = 83 mm (3 1/4")

List of supplies:
  • Gerda Steiner Designs 'Happy Fall' stamp set (bastel-traum shop here)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Candied Apple
    • Twisted Citron
    • Walnut Stain
    • Ground Espresso
  • Stabilo Fibre Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
  • Mitsubishi Black Fine Liner 0.4
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D square foams, 5 x 5 x 2 mm
  • 3-D square foams, 5 x 5 x 3 mm
  • Quickie Glue Pen
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • My Favorite Things, Die-namics Wonky Stitched Circle STAX
  • EK Success circle cutter
  • Xcut SelfHealing Cutting Mat A4
  • round acrylic block
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • scissors
  • paper towels
  • water
  • masking tape


hope you'll like my card for this challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out BEAUTIFUL autumnal cards my super talented Design Teammates created for the challenge. Do join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your creations. :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) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 37 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Gerda Steiner DesignsShare Your Designs ChallengeSeptember 2020
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


Milka


Friday, September 11, 2020

I Love Books Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)

 


Happy Friday! :o)

On Wednesday, September 9th, was my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles Blog and I made this CAS (clean and simple), one layer, I Love Books Card. :o)


On Monday, September 7th, school started here in Croatia. I made this card for my niece Tea (10) who is a 4th grader. She loves Harry Potter, so I created kind of wizard's book on this card for her. She loved it. :o)

To make my card I used stamps from two Jane's Doodles stamp sets: a book and a sentiment from 'Read All About It' and a star from 'Happy Camper'.


How I made my card ....

On my card I went with masking. I masked a girl from the set and stamped the book directly on a white top folded card base. Also with some masking, I stamped the sentiment below the book.

I masked the stamped book and stamped stars on book's covers.

After stamping, I colored the book with Distress Inks and a Wink of Stella Clear Brush. I pressed each ink pad on an acrylic block, picked up colors with the Wink of Stella Brush and colored the book.


To add more shimmer, I coated whole book one more time with the Wink of Stella Clear Brush and my super simple one layer card was finished. :o)


Cards measurements: 89 mm x 121 m(3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set (book and sentiment)
  • Jane's Doodles 'Happy Camper' stamp set (star)
  • white cardstock paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink, Jet Black
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Blueprint Sketch
    • Hickory Smoke
  • ZIG Wink of Stella Brush (Gl. clear 999)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush 3/0
  • scrap paper
  • post-it paper (for masking)
  • 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) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 36 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Love To Craft Challenge, LTCCB #50 September Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.


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


Milka

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

First Day at School Card (CASology Week #373 mid-inspiration)


Hi everyone! :o)


Last Tuesday, September 1st, 2020, a new challenge started at CASology
This fortnight's cue word is September. :o)



I took some time off and skipped some challenges through the summer, but I finally managed to create something for this challenge. Due to some private situation, I didn't have the time to prepare my post on time, so I'm bringing it today as mid-inspiration

There's still plenty of time to join the challenge, which ends on Monday, September 14th, 2020, 9 AM, CDT (UTC -5).

We also have a sponsor for this challenge: Lawn Fawn. Find all details about the prize over at CASology blog.



And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), First Day at School Card. :o)


Design defined: 
Adding dimension gives a CAS card special interest.


Here in Croatia, school starts in September, so I decided to go with school themed card for this challenge.

This school year started yesterday. My younger niece Nika (6 years old) is a first grade student and yesterday was her first day at school. She was super excited. :o) I made this card for her. She was so happy. :o)

Nika, First Day at School


How I made the card...

To make this card I used SUPER CUTE stamps from a Clearly Besotted 'A Class Act' stamp set. This stamp set is no longer available in the size I have, but in a smaller version at Clearly Besotted ShopI got this set four years ago from a friend crafter, Zrinka of Owls and Co.. :o)

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

I stamped the same image on a white cardstock paper, colored it with the black marker and fussy cut it leaving thin white border around it. Then I glued watercolored image over the black one. I did this to make the image sturdier, as the watercolor paper I use is very thin and I needed thicker image.

Then I stamped a sentiment on a white cardstock paper panel. 

I wanted to add some dimension, but I didn't want to use foam squares that I have, so I cut two more white cardstock panels, slightly smaller than the panel with the stamped sentiment. I glued all panels together and glued them on a white top folded card base. I glued one more panel inside the card just to make it sturdier.

Lastly, I glued 3-D foams 2 mm thick on the back of the kitten and placed her on the card. As a finishing touch I drew white highlights. :o)


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

List of supplies:
  • Clearly Besotted Stamps 'A Class Act' stamp set (the set is discontinued, but there is "smaller" version available at Clearly Besotted Stamps shophere)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Ranger's Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • Festive Berries
    • Salty Ocean
    • Ground Espresso
    • Hickory Smoke
    • Stabilo Fiber Tip Pen (Marker), Black 68/46
    • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink Pen
    • UHU liquid glue
    • 3-D foams, 5 x 5 x 2 mm
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • scissors
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
    • Marabu rounded fine paintbrush no. 3/0
    • paper towels
    • water



    hope you'll like my today's card for this challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out beautiful 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)


    Sue Symens
    Zoe (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 36 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Love To Craft Challenge, LTCCB #50 September Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    4) Your Next Stamp, Challenge #147 - Keeping it Clean
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka


    Monday, September 7, 2020

    Jane's Doodles Freebie - Back to School


    Hi everyone! :o)


    Today is first day of school here in Croatia.


    Jane is sharing BEAUTIFUL 'Back to School' image for free on Jane's Doodles blog

    It's free digital image for personal use only. Be kind and respect Jane's artwork. Give her proper credits and share only the link to the image with others, not the image. You know how that works. :o)


    That would be all from me for today. Thank you for stopping by. :o) Enjoy and smile! :o)


    Milka


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