Hi friends! I'm on the MHK Designs blog today with a winter greeting for you! Hope you stop by and take a peek! Hope you are not getting too much of this beautiful white snow!
Monday, February 1, 2016
This months challenge for House of Cards is:
Technique Challenge: Shaped Cards
I chose to go with a Latte. I used a digi from Drawn With Character and enlarged it close to an A2 card size and then printed it on white cardstock, Valentine paper, and beige cardstock. After paper piecing I decorate the foam top of the latte first with liquid applique and heat set it (I just can never let it set overnight) and then spread clear glitter glue over it. Then I sparkled the front of the card up with a gray atyouSpica pen.
Open view, I have not chosen an inside message yet:
Close up to show the sparkle:
Visit House of Cards to see the inspiration of the design team, new members will be featured each week and we would love for you to play along.
You can also click below:
Cohenna | Donna | Dotty Jo | Em | Emily | Heather
Brown Sugar #183: Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #173 Love
Pink and Main #5: Sparkle
Simon Says Anything Goes: 1/27
Friday, January 29, 2016
Jennifer McGuire is having a lasting Hearts card drive. A friend of hers at Hero Arts, Kimberly, lost twins to miscarriage. Kimberly received a book that helped her and is attempting to get this book in as many doctors offices as possible to help others who have miscarriages and Jennifer had the idea to have a handmade card with each book.
I did not realize how little time it takes to make 5 cards versus one when they are all the same and especially using the Misti, I made these in such little time last evening!
You can mail cards in an unsealed envelope to: (donations optional)
Lasting Hearts Card Drive
2892 N Bellflower Blved Ste 216
Long Beach Ca 90815
More information at:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Spend the evening making Valentine cards yesterday. Just a couple of them today! Above is a digi from Gerda Steiner Designs that I am entering in her Share your Designs Monthly contest.
Below is one of a set of four that was one Facebook last weekend for free by Create and Craft and they are all equally adorable. I'll be sharing the other three soon!
I am entering this one in two sketch challenges:
Sketch Saturday #396 and
Mojo Monday 432
Thursday, January 21, 2016
MHK Designs has a new blog and this is the first challenge! Each month will be a photo//color inspiration and the design team will share creations made with products from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop and we encourage you to play along!
Here is this month's inspiration:
I have a passion for trying new folds. I have made Z-fold cards before but this is my first modified Z-fold card, which basically is a shorter Z-fold card. You start with the colored paper of your choice and trim it to 5 by 12 inches. Mark the top left side 2 1/2 inches down and trim on the diagonal to the top right corner. Take white cardstock and trim to 4 7/8 by 12inches. Mark top left corner at 2 3/8 inches down and trim on the diagonal to the top right corner. Scor both pieces at 4 and 8 inches, fold and attach white cardstock to colored cardstock with adhesive of your choice as shown on my card and decorate as desired.
The prize for this challenge includes:
You can play along at MHK Designs and see the cards of the talented design team.
Thanks for visiting today.
A few fun Challenges:
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Working on the Co-worker February cards as I have several to make. I have missed several of my favorite challenges lately with the holidays so I wanted to play along with several them today as I made a birthday card this weekend. I am making all shaker cards for this month. I started out with an item from my NBUS pile an ARTplorations stencil Shower of Flutters with some aqua ink, look closely and you can see the butterflies, and matched it up with some aqua Amuse cardstock, made a shaker with an old Angel Co. stamp set and Amuse sequins (like how small they are), and designed it to Sketch Saturday.
Here is a close up of the shaker and the cute sequins:
The fun challenges I planned my design for:
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge #46 Butterflies + I is for Inks
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge
Sketch Saturday: Sketch #395
Friday, January 15, 2016
I saw a similar card to this on Pintrest a couple weeks ago and could not get it out of my mind so whipped this up this morning using embossing folders: Tim Holtz bricks, Taylored Expressions snow, Die cut Standard Circles Large and a cute little penguin stamp. Below is a close up as the snow embossing does not show up as well as I would like.
A few fun challenges:
CAS on Sunday #74: Winter
Cute Card Thursday #408: A Bit of Fun
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #172: Penguin