Friday, June 30, 2017

Panda Birthday Girl Card II (KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #98)

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Happy Friday! :o)


Today a new Aloha Friday Challenge starts at Kitty Bee Designs.

The challenge for this fortnight is #98 - Girly Cards.

We have two sponsors for this challenge: Fred She Said Designs and Sweet Escape Digis, so there will be double prizes! :o)

    


And here's my take on the challenge: Panda Birthday Girl Card II.


I made this card for my landlords' daughter who's 9th birthday is today. She loved last year's card I gave her (find card here), so I decided to go with panda this year too. I went with same color scheme (pink+black+white), CAS design, different panda image and different layout. For the layout I decided to CASE my own card (find card here).

I used super cute 'Panda Love' from 2013 January Panda Releases. These Pandas are melting my heart. Love them all!! :o)

I printed the Panda on a white cardstock paper, stamped circles around Panda's eyes and colored them with black pen, as well as Panda's muzzle. Super fast and simple coloring. I fussy cut Panda and traced edges with black marker.

I stamped a bow on a piece of designer paper, fussy cut it, traced edges with black marker and glued it on Panda's head.

Then I colored chipboard speech bubble with Black Soot Distress Ink and edges with black marker. I left it dry on air couple of hours. After drying, I heat embossed in white number 9 on the chipboard.

I cut out two banners, one from designer paper and other from black cardstock paper.

Lastly, I assembled all pieces together. I glued some foam on banners and Panda and glued them on a white top folded card base. I glued the chipboard speech bubble directly on the card base. As a finishing touch, I embellished the card with pink enamel dots. :o)

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

List of supplies:

I hope you'll like my card for the challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the Kitty Bee Designs blog and check out lovely projects my Design Team mates created. And don't forget to join us in this challenge. We are looking forward to see your projects. :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) In The Pink, Challenge 122 - Special occasion
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.
Special occasion: 9th birthday of my landlords' daughter.

2) Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

3) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 4th entry to this challenge.


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


Milka

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Masculine Snake Card (Jane's Doodles DT Spotlight)


Hi everyone! :o)


This is my third post today. If you missed previous two, just scroll down or follow direct links here and here.


Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Jane's Doodles and I made this CAS (clean and simple), Masculine Snake Card.


To make this card, I used stamps from three Jane's Doodles stamp sets. Super fun snake is from 'Smile' stamp set, sentiment from 'Double Trouble' stamp set and tiny triangle from 'Cactus' stamp set.

I stamped the snake, sentiment and triangles on a Kraft cardstock paper panel. I colored the snake and triangles with TOZ Artist Color colored pencils. These pencils are great. Love them!! :o)

I colored snake's eyes and teeth with white gel pen. To add more interest to my card, I outlined images and sentiment with white pencil. Lastly, I glued the panel on a white side folded card base and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 121 mm x 89 mm (4 3/4 x 3 1/2")

List of supplies:



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) Crafty Creations Challenges, #344 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

This would be all from me today. Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Hang in There Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

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Hi everyone! :o)

This is my second post today. If you missed the first one, just scroll down or follow a direct link here.


Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this Hang in There Card. :o)


For my today's card I used an ADORABLE Kitty Bee Designs 'Hanging Around' digital image.

I printed the image on a Kraft cardstock paper panel and left it dry couple hours to prevent ink smearing while coloring.

I colored the image with TOZ Artist Color colored pencils and used white gel pen to color bees' wings.

I stamped a sentiment from Gerda Steiner Designs 'Happy Fall with Squirrel' stamp set directly on the Kraft panel, glued the panel on a slightly larger dark brown cardstock paper panel, then glued them on a white top folded card base and my card was finished. :o)


Card dimensions: 92 mm x 124 m(3 5/8" x 4 7/8")

List of supplies:

I hope you'll like my KBD spotlight project for this month and get inspired. Check out more cute images at the Kitty Bee Designs Etsy StoreKitty Bee Designs Blog and Kitty Bee Designs FB. :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) Crafty Creations Challenges, #344 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Stop by later this evening, I'll be sharing one more card. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

B&W Birthday Clown Card (LMMS Challenge #166)


Hi everyone! :o)


Today a new challenge starts at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #166, Anything Goes Challenge.


For this challenge I made this monochromeBlack & White, Birthday Clown Card. :o)


For my card I used LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Lark' digital stamp.

I liked a lot black & white color combination I achieved on a card I created for our previous challenge, B&W Birthday Balloons Card, so I decided to go with B&W color combo on today's card too.

I printed the clown on a watercolor paper and left it aside for couple days. I colored a background and clown in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Black Soot. I wanted the background darker than clown, so I used black aquarel colored pencil and watercolored the background with it.

After I dried the panel, I covered the clown with paper towel scraps and splattered the panel with white Acrylic Paint mixed with water. I left the panel dry on air. After drying, I glued the panel on a top folded white card base, added white highlights (dots) on flowers and buttons on clown's outfit with a white gel pen and my card was finished.


Card dimensions: 96 mm x 129 mm (3 3/4" x 5 1/16")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Lark' digital stamp
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • thin watercolor paper (panel)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot
  • Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth Mondeluz aquarel colored pencil 3710, Black 36
  • Marabu Acrylic Paint (070 White)
  • Uniball Signo White
  • printer
  • UHU universal glue
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #2
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #166. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :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) Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

Thank you for visiting and your kind feedback. Stop by later today, I'll be sharing two more cards. Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Friday, June 23, 2017

To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop Winners (2nd Re-draw)

Happy Friday!! :o) 

I'm so glad it finally arrived. As I mentioned a week ago, last Friday I started working on my summer job. It's fine, I just have to get use to getting up really early, to be exact, at 4:30 AM. :o) I could get up a bit later, but I want to enjoy my morning coffee in peace and listening only birds singing. Oh it's so beautiful. :o) This weekend is my weekend off. My plans: sleeping, resting, crafting. I hope the weather will be good to go swim somewhere also. :o)


Today I re-drawn the unconfirmed prize from To Bee Or Not To Bee Blog Hop, Crafty Sentiment Designs prize: 3 Digital Images of winner's choice.

The winner is: MARRY ANNE VCongratulations!! :o)

Please contact me to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com).

Please do so in a week, until June 30th 2017 (next week Friday). If I don't hear from you by then, I'll draw new winner and you can no longer claim your prize.

Put a following in a subject line: BEE - CRAFTY SENTIMENT DESIGNS.

Write me your full name and your e-mail address so I can forward your details to the sponsor. Please do not contact sponsor directly, as it's not possible to claim your prize that way.


And at the end of this post, good music to enjoy these hot summer days. :o)


Big hugs to all!! Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Origami Paper Cranes (Fairy Tale Challenge #171)


Hi everyone! :o)


It's time for a new challenge over at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog.

Our theme for this fortnight next 4 weeks is #171, Hobby. The theme is so versatile. You can create something from your favorite hobby (crochet, knit, origami...) or use an image that represents hobby/hobbies on your projects such as cards, albums, layouts etc.

Update (June 27th 2017)
Our DT decided to take a short summer break, so we're extending this challenge for two more weeks. The challenge will last for 4 weeks (ends July 17th 2017). :o)


This time our lucky winner will win this lovely window die-cut.


For this challenge I went with one of my hobbies, ORIGAMI, and folded these Origami Paper Cranes.


"Cranes are associated with long life, health, happiness, wisdom, and good luck. In Asian culture, a white crane can travel to the heavens and is sometimes called "heavenly" or "blessed." In China, cranes flew the gods to the "Isle of the Immortals," the legendary home of the eight immortals. Crane eggs were also used in magic potions to grant eternal life. 
Cranes are often regarded as messengers of the gods. An ancient Egyptian legend tells of a two-headed crane seen flying over the Nile to announce the start of a joyful and prosperous new season.
Cranes are masters at killing snakes. In Christian symbolism, cranes are seen as natural enemies of Satan. Due to their long migration season, they also became a symbol of endurance and their wings were once used as talismans to aide weary travelers. The spring return of cranes is a symbol of Christ's resurrection.
In Roman mythology, the crane was sacred to Demeter, the mother goddess. Demeter was said to renew the earth each spring when her daughter, Persephone, was released from the underworld."


In Japan, the crane is a symbol of long-life, happiness, good luck and peace. Paper Cranes became a symbol of healing Japan (find out more in National Geographic article).

Origami Paper Cranes are easy to fold. There are minimum requirements to make them: square paper and your hands. :o) You can find a diagram how to fold Origami Paper Crane here.

I used beautiful Origami Paper I had in my stash. I trimmed one paper to fold slightly smaller crane. :o)

List of supplies:
  • Origami paper, 15 cm x 15 cm
  • Origami paper, 14 cm x 14 cm (trimmed)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer

I hope you'll like my project for this fortnight, get inspired and give a try to folding Paper Crane/s. Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see your projects. :o)

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


Milka

Monday, June 19, 2017

Motivation Magnet (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 Motivation Magnet.


I made this magnet for my friend and school colleague, as a gift for the school year end.

I love a magnet I created a couple months ago (find it here) and decided to CASE it. I went with same design, layout and created a sky scene around the sentiment/quote. As a central part of my magnets, I hand lettered the quotation of Croatian writer Ivana Brlić Mažuranić on the original, while on today's magnet, I used a beautiful Jane's Doodles big bold sentiment from 'You Got This' stamp set.


How I made the magnet...

I cut a 3" x 3" base from a Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I stamped the sentiment from Jane's Doodles 'You Got This' stamp set on the base and after couple minutes of ink drying, Sun and clouds from adorable Jane's Doodles 'Home Sweet Home' stamp set.

My favorite coloring technique is watercoloring. Like on my CASEd magnet, I step out of my comfort zone and loosely watercolored the sky scene. I struggled because I like everything colored neat, but less than a first time. LOL

I cut a magnet square with adhesive on one side, nearly same size as colored base and glued them together.

Lastly, I pressed the magnet with a 32 cm x 32 cm, 1 cm thick glass plate and left it pressed for an hour. When I glue together two different surfaces, like in this case, paper and magnet, I always press my projects.

Dimensions: 77 mm x 77 mm (3" x 3")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'You Got This' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Home Sweet Home' stamp set
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks
    • Mustard Seed
    • Spiced Marmalade
    • Tumbled Glass
    • Blueprint Sketch
  • magnet sheet, self adhesive
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • large scissors
  • 32 cm x 32 cm x 1 cm glass plate
  • water
  • paper towels

I'm linking my project 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 #246 - Anything Goes
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, June 2017, Anything Goes
This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.


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


Milka

Friday, June 16, 2017

Jane's Doodles Father's Day Weekend Sale

Happy Friday! :o)

Jane is having Father's Day weekend sale and is offering 30% off on all clear stamps. No code needed. The discount is calculated at the checkout. For more information, jump over to Jane's Doodles Blog.



Do you share your Jane's Doodles creations on Instagram? Be sure to add hashtag #janesdoodles to your Jane's Doodles creations for your chance to be spottedfeatured on Jane's Doodles Blog and win some adorable Jane's Doodles stamps. Find out more here.:o)

Enjoy and smile! :o)


Milka

Thursday, June 15, 2017

B&W Birthday Balloons Card (LMMS Challenge #165)


Hi everyone! :o)


I hope you're all great and having a great week. It's been quiet couple days here on my blog. I had to take a short break from blogging, to enjoy last week of this school year, spend some quality time with my friends and in my garden, as well to work on my DT and GDT projects. :o)

School year ended yesterday here in Croatia, as well as my Math & Physics Teacher contract for school year 2016/2017. It was a wonderful time and I hope I'll have luck to return back in September. Tomorrow my summer job starts. I hope it will be a lovely summer. :o)


Today a new challenge starts at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. Like always, it's #165, Anything Goes Challenge.


For this challenge I made this monochromeBlack & White, Birthday Balloons Card. :o)


For my card I used LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp, that is now available as digital image. This is the 7th card I made using the 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp, my most used and my FAVORITE rubber stamp. :o) You can find my previous cards using this stamp hereherehereherehere and here. :o)

I went with simple design and same layout as on my previous cards using this stamp, but this time I wanted something less cute and colorful. Inspired with Tim's Burton work, Neil's Gaiman Sandman and Black & White photographs (which are my favorite photographs), I went with B&W effect on my card.

I stamped the image on a watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Black Soot. My first idea was to color only the image, but as I was coloring, I decided to watercolor whole background with same color. When I was satisfied with colors, I covered the image with paper towel scraps and splattered the panel with Distress Ink Black Soot. I dried the panel, glued it on a top folded white card base, highlighted highlights on balloons and highlighted stars with a white gel pen and my card was finished.


I'm very satisfied with my coloring and monochrome look I achieved using only one color. There will be more B&W colored projects from me in future, I'm sure. :o)

Card dimensions: 85 mm x 126 mm (3 3/8" x 5")

List of supplies:
  • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Celebrate Balloons' rubber stamp (now available in digital format)
  • white cardstock paper (card base)
  • watercolor paper
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink, Black Soot
  • Uniball Signo White
  • UHU universal glue
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • Ranger Heat It Tool (for drying)
  • water
  • paper towels

I hope you'll like my card for today and get inspired. For more inspiration, stop by the LMMS Challenge Blog. Join us in on Challenge #165. The challenge will last for two weeks. There is also a prize for one lucky winner: $10.00 Gift Voucher to the LMMS shop. We like to select couple other projects to highlight as well. :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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #246 - Anything Goes
This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, June 2017, Anything Goes with optional twist - Mask
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.
I masked the image before splattering the panel.

3) Stempeleinmaleins, SEME Challenge #81 - Lieblingsstempel / Favorite Stamp


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


Milka
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