Thursday, August 31, 2017

LMMS news


Hi everyone! :o)

It's Little Miss Muffet Stamps Inspiration Week. I don't have a finished project to share with you today. Instead, here are some LMM's shop news.


It's Moving Sale Extravaganza over at LMM's shop. 20% off and 50% off rubber stamps until September 15th. Little Miss Muffet brand rubber stamps are 50% off and all non LMMS products are 20% off.

Discounts are automatically applied at checkout and no coupon code is required. :o)

For those who are looking for a digital deal, you'll find 'School Elf Pencil' as the newest digital freebie. :o)


Would you like to win some LMMS store credit? 

There's still time to join us in our current Challenge #170 - Anything Goes. There is 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)

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


Milka

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Blow Fish Card (Kitty Bee Designs Spotlight)

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Hi everyone! :o)

Today is my turn to be on the spotlight over at Kitty Bee Designs and I made this one layer, watercolored Blow Fish Card. :o)


To make this card I was inspired with a card I created in April 2017, Cow over the Moon Card.

For my today's card I used a super cute Kitty Bee Designs 'Blow Fish' digital image. This image is from 2013 Sea Buddies V.2 collection. :o)

For a card base I used Canson XL Mixed Media Paper.

I printed the fish on the card base and left it aside for 12 hours to dry, to prevent ink smearing while coloring.

I colored everything in a watercolor technique using Distress Inks (DI). First I colored a blue background, covered the fish with paper towel pieces and splattered the background with DI Blueprint Sketch and with water. When I was satisfied with background I watercolored the fish and left my card dry for two hours. As a finishing touch, I added white highlights and dots with a white gel pen. :o)


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

List of supplies:
  • Kitty Bee Designs 'Blow Fish' Digital Stamp from 2013 Sea Buddies V2.
  • Canson XL Mixed Media Paper, 300 g
  • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
    • Mustard Seed
    • Fossilized Amber
    • Blueprint Sketch
  • Uniball Signo White
  • printer
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu dine rounded paint brush no. #2
  • water
  • paper towels

    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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #257 - Make Your Mark
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Tuesday, August 29, 2017

    Gazpacho Soup (Fairy Tale Challenge #175)


    Hi everyone! :o)


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

    Our theme for this fortnight is #175, Etwas aus deiner Küche / Something from your Kitchen. This time we want you to share with us not only paper, fabric etc. projects, we also want to see something you cooked, baked, mixed..., decorations for food, kitchen decor... So this theme is very versatile and there is a lot you can share with us. :o)

    This time our lucky winner will win these cute tag dies.


    For today I prepared Gazpacho Soup.

    Gazpacho is a delicious cold soup, great for hot summer days, really easy to make and there is no need to cook and produce additional heat with a stove. :o)

    There are various recipes on the web. Main ingredients are fresh vegetables: tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers. The recipe I'll share with you today is our home recipe of the Gazpacho soup.


    Ingredients (2 persons):
    • 1 cucumber (mid size)
    • 3 tomatoes (mid size)
    • 1 onion (small)
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • fresh basil leaves (2-3 mid size leaves)
    • salt 
    • pepper
    • olive oil (50 ml)
    • Worcester sauce (4 - 6 drops)

    All ingredients I used for my Gazpacho soup are homegrown, except spices. I bought these. :o) Olive oil is homemade oil my partner's family made last season, garlic is from Hercegovina and onion from Nerteva river valley. I grew tomatoes, cucumber and basil in my balcony garden. :o)




    I didn't use bell peppers in this soup because I didn't had any homegrown and I like it this way better. :o)


    How to make the soup...

    Clean, wash and chopp vegetables.


    Put all veggies, basil leaves, olive oil and spices in a blender and blend them so long until you get a desirable texture.


    After blending, put the soup in a refrigerator for an hour. Serve the soup as desirable, just as it is or by adding basil leaves, chopped veggies etc. I served the soup with basil leaves and crunchy salty balls. :o)



    I hope you'll like the recipe and give it a try. :o) Stop by the Fairy Tale Challenge Blog and see gorgeous creations and recipes my Design Team Mates made for this challenge. Do join us, we can't wait to see projects from your kitchen. :o)

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


    Milka

    Sunday, August 27, 2017

    TOP4 and Winner (I Love Math Challenge #6)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    I hope you're enjoying this weekend and having a wonderful time. :o)

    Thank you all for joining I Love Math Challenge #6!

    There were 13 FABULOUS entries!! Kaja, Neha and I enjoyed very much visiting your blogs and seeing your Math creations featuring Hexagon(s). Brilliant!!! :o) Girls, you've inspired us a lot and gave us a very hard task to pick TOP 4 favorites.

    You can see all entries on main challenge post here and also on Pinterest.
    Note to challenge participants: If you don't want your card pinned on Pinterest, please leave me a comment below or send me an e-mail. Thank you.


    Here are our TOP 4 favorites
    in order of entering the challenge:


    Kaja: 'I just love the contrast between black cardstock and yellow color of ink! Stunning card.'
    Neha: 'The graphic look of sentiment and floral element goes well with hexagon bg and monochromatic colors.'
    Me: Love CAS and graphic design, hexagon background and monochromatic look. Great card!!!


    2. Vinita Jain 2 #7
    Kaja: 'A hexagon windows are an awesome idea. Love all the dimension on this card.'
    Neha: 'Using those colored velum is a neat idea. Man, woman and heart die-cuts fit the bill perfectly.'
    Me: Super adorable project. Love how the hexagon theme is incorporated in the project.

    3. Karthikha #11
    Kaja: 'Beautiful card that shows us a clever idea how to incorporate hexagons on a card.'
    Neha: 'Love her take on hexagons and the idea of recycling empty role to make a box!'
    Me: Card and a box... AWESOME!!! Love the design and how hexagons are incorporated in a 'different' way into a project.


    4. Disha Jain #13
    Kaja: 'Simple card, yet beautiful and gorgeous in every way!'
    Neha: 'The repetition of hexagon pattern (as an embellishment and as focal point as well) enhances the interest. I also like the minimalist look of it.'
    Me: Love love love the simplicity of this card!! The design is stunning and I love how hexagons are used as an embellishment. Super cool!!


    Congratulations Ladies!! Here is a TOP 4 badge for you. Feel free to download it and proudly display it on your blogs.


    The winner of one Jane's Doodles stamp set from the TOP 4 Favorites, 
    chosen by Random.org is


    Congratulations!!! :o)


    Please contact me in next two weeks to claim your prize (email: milkagubo81 (at) gmail (dot) com). If not, another TOP 4 Favorite will be randomly picked.

    Thank you all for wonderful support and participation. I hope you'll be also joining our next challenge which will start on October 7th 2017.

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


    Milka

    Friday, August 25, 2017

    B&W Birthday Sheep Card (KBD Aloha Friday Challenge #102)

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    Happy Friday! :o)


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

    The challenge for this fortnight is #102 - Birthday.

    We have two sponsors for this challenge: Oddball Art Co. and Drawn With Character, so there will be double prizes! :o)

     


    And here's my take on the challenge: Black & White Birthday Sheep Card.


    For my card I used Oddball Art Co. 'Big Eye Zombie Sheep' digital image.

    I printed the sheep on a watercolor paper panel and left it aside for couple days. I colored the sheep in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Black Soot. After drying, I stamped a sentiment on the panel, glued the panel on a white top folded card base and my card was finished. :o)


    Dimensions: 88 mm x 120 mm (3 1/2" x 4 3/4")

    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) Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #256 - Anything Goes
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, August 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 5th entry to this challenge.

    3) Seize the Birthday, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Thursday, August 24, 2017

    Virgo Blue Card (LMMS Challenge #170)


    Hi everyone! :o)


    Today a new challenge starts at Little Miss Muffet Stamps Challenge Blog. It's #170, Anything Goes Challenge.


    For this challenge I made this CAS (clean and simple), Virgo Blue Card.


    I made this card for Biljana, my sister-in-law, who's birthday will be this Sunday. :o)

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

    I printed the image on a watercolor paper panel and left it aside for a while. I colored the image in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I fussy cut the image leaving thick white border around it.

    I wanted some dimension on this card, as I planed to keep it very simple. I cut a white square cardstock paper panel, stamped a sentiment VIRGO on it, glued the panel on a foam sheet square and glued it on a white square top folded card base. Then I glued foam scraps on the back of the image and glued it on the card. As a finishing touch, I embellished the card with blue sequins and covered earrings and necklace with a clear gloss resin to create glossy accents. :o)


    To make the card sturdier, I glued a white cardstock paper panel inside the card. :o)

    Card dimensions: 95 mm x 95 mm (3 3/4" x 3 3/4")

    List of supplies:
    • LMM's Forgotten Scraps 'Polka Dot Pals Ximena' digital stamp
    • Mama Elephant 'Starry Night' stamp set (word 'VIRGO')
    • white cardstock paper
    • Koh-i-noor pop Aquarel Watercolor Paper, 250 gms (image)
    • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
      • Spun Sugar
      • Mermaid Lagoon
      • Tea Dye
      • Vintage Photo
      • Walnut Stain
      • Hickory Smoke
    • printer
    • blue sequins from Pretty Pink Posh exclusive sequin mix for Create a Smile 'Beach Party' kit
    • UHU universal glue
    • foam sheet, 3 mm thick
    • foam sheet scraps, 1 mm thick
    • Gloss Resin Super Clear
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm) 
    • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
    • bone folder
    • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
    • scissors
    • crafting needle
    • Crystal Katana 
    • 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 #170. 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 #256 - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, August 2017, Anything Goes
    This is my 4th entry to this challenge.


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


    Milka

    Wednesday, August 23, 2017

    Education, Quotation Card no. #2 (CRAFT-alnica #193, August GDT)


    Hi everyone! :o)

    I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer at CRAFT-alnica, Slovenian challenge blog, for month of AugustTwo weeks ago I shared my first GDT project and today I'm sharing my second project as GDT at CRAFT-alnica.

    The challenge for this fortnight is #193 - Okvir / Frame. Use a frame on your project, make or decorate a frame.


    I love hand drawn frames, so I decided to go with a hand drawn frameAnd this is my take on the challenge: Education, Quotation Card.


    This is a decoration magnet (it has a magnetic sheet on the back). I made it for myself (actually for a refrigerator, as magnets can't stick on me LOL).

    To make this one, I was inspired with a Quotation Card I made last year (find it here).

    I was also inspired with colors from a photo below shared on Addicted to Stamps and More blog for the challenge #255 - Photo inspiration. :o)

    And a photo shared on Cupcakes Inspirations for the challenge CIC419.
    Original photo source: Potter Cakes

    I quoted one of my favorite philosophers, Jiddu Krishnamurti. :o)


    How I made my quotation card/magnet...

    I cut a white watercolor paper panel and typed quotation on a typewriter and drew line frame with superfine permanent marker (0.4 mm).

    Images are layered. I stamped pile of books from Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' stamp set  directly on the panel and once more on a piece of watercolor paper. Then I colored books in watercolor technique using Distress Inks.

    I colored a background in watercolor technique using Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch (DIBS). I added several layers of color and dried them between. When I was satisfied with the color, I splattered whole panel with water and DIBS.

    After drying, I fussy cut colored books, colored edges with a black marker and glued them over stamped images on the panel. I added white highlights on books and the panel was finished.

    The watercolor paper I used was thick and you could kind of see black color of the magnetic sheet through it. To solve this "problem", I cut a white cardstock base, same size as the watercolor paper, and glued colored panel on it. At the end I glued whole card on the magnetic sheet and my quotation card /magnet was finished.

    Dimensions:  88 mm x 126 mm (3 1/2" x 5")

    List of supplies:
    • Jane's Doodles 'Read All About It' Stamp Set
    • white watercolor paper
    • white cardstock paper
    • magnetic sheet
    • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
    • Tim Holtz's Distress Inks:
      • Tumbled Glass
      • Mermaid Lagoon
      • Blueprint Sketch
      • Wilted Violet
      • Old Paper
    • Stabilo Pen (Marker) Black 68/46
    • Staedtler Lumocolor permanent black pen S (superfine) 0.4 mm
    • Uniball Signo White
    • UHU universal glue
    • UNIS tbm de Luxe Typewriter
    • scissors
    • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
    • Marabu rounded fine brush no. 0
    • Marabu rounded fine brush no. 2
    • Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
    • water
    • paper towels

    I hope you'll like my framed project and get inspired. :o) Stop by the CRAFT-alnica and see amazing creations from the Design Team made for this challenge. The challenge ends on September 5th, 23:55 (11:55 PM) CEST, so there is plenty time to share your Frame(d) projects with us. :o) For more information about the challenge rules and prizes, jump over to challenge post at CRAFT-alnica. :o)



    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 #256 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Crafty Creations Challenges, #348 - Anything Goes
    This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

    3) Happy Little Stampers, Watercolour Challenge, August 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
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