23 March 2017

Distress watercolour lifting and playing with colour over at Mudra

Hi Everyone,

I am over at Mudra's blog again today, with some nice colourful projects. I hope you pop by and say hello! :o)


Have a great day,

Mirella

20 March 2017

If you're feeling blue... a rainbow card with Neat and Tangled

Hi Everyone,

Hope you had a lovely weekend! We had very rainy days, unfortunately, which was a real bummer after a beautiful & sunny week, however it was nice to be able to laze around the apartment with the family. 

The rain made me feel a little blue, but I channeled these feelings to make a card for the current Neat and Tangled "rainbow" challenge. I coloured the little penguins using Distress Inks, fussy cut them and then decided to sprinkle them with some water. Truth be told, were I to make this card one more time,  I don't think I would go for the water droplets again, but hey - what was done was done! They do look kinda more interesting that way... 

The sentiment is by Inkadinkado, and it was just so fitting that I had to use it! Yes, the American spelling of the word "colour" really bothers me, but thankfully I have a lot of crafty friends overseas, and I'm sure they will be happy with the lack of "u" ;o)

Hope you like it:





I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Neat and Tangled / Little Tangles - Rainbow
Seven Hills Crafts - Tic Tac Toe (animals, watercolour, bold shades)
Have a great week,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):



Neat and Tangled BEARY MERRY Clear Stamp Set Inkadinkado Clear Stamps FRIENDLY ADVICE Kid Quotes Advise 99181 Simon Says Stamp STITCHED CIRCLES Wafer Dies sssd111456 In Stitches Tim Holtz 8.5 X 11 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK Ranger TDA53927 Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CANDIED APPLE Ranger TDP47391 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SPICED MARMALADE Ranger TDP40187 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MUSTARD SEED Ranger TDP40040 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad MOWED LAWN Ranger TIM35008 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON Ranger TDP47322 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad SALTY OCEAN Ranger Summer TIM35015 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILTED VIOLET Ranger TDP47360 Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad PICKED RASPBERRY Ranger TIM34995 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SPUN SUGAR Ranger TDP40194 Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad BLACK SOOT Ranger TDP39860 Ranger Perfect Pearls PERFECT PEARL Individual Pigment Powder PPP17714 Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495 Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453

Winner of my giveaway for Mudra's first birthday

Hi Everyone,

First of all - thank you so much to everyone who participated in Mudra's first birthday celebrations & hopped along with us! I was really happy to see so many participants and comments! 

Second of all, a huge thank you to those of you who decided to stay with me for a little longer, and became my followers on the blog and/or my Instagram account - I truly appreciate it (by the way, if you follow me on Instagram, you're in for a treat - I am currently hosting another small giveaway over there, and will have a bigger giveaway soon!). 

And finally, let's find out who the winner of my personal giveaway to celebrate Mudra's first birthday is, shall we? Random.org went with lucky 13, and I was delighted to see that the winner is also my blog follower, as that means that they not only get my card, but they're also going to get my little surprise prize! Woohoo!

POOJA SHARMA - you're the winner!
Please contact me through the "contact" form on the blog, 
and send me your address, so that I can have the prize on its way to you!
(Pooja, you have a week to contact me, if you don't - I'll be picking another winner)


Have a great day,

Mirella

18 March 2017

Quick and simple birthday cards with Mama Elephant and Distress Inks

Hi Everyone,

Happy weekend! Hope you have something lovely planned for the coming 2 days :o)

Today I am sharing with you a few super quick and simple birthday cards I made in the last few days - I know they're not the most elaborate of cards, but sometimes one is in a need of a few quick projects for... yesterday ;o) And these were exactly that - rather quick, and at the same time cute (who doesn't like rainbows or nice bold colours?). 

I used Distress Inks on all of these - the first two had colours blended onto cardstock, the third one was more "watercoloured" on a canvas paper. The big bold sentiment from Mama Elephant came really handy! Although, I do have to say, stamping onto the canvas paper seems to have imprinted the canvas texture onto my stamps - I hope they recover from that over time! A few sequins here and there, some thread, butterflies and/or vellum, glitter stickers, and voila! QAS and happy cards ready to be sent out! 

Hope you like them, despite their huge simplicity.






I am entering these into the following challenges:
Krumspring Spring Festival: Rainbow
Krumspring Spring Festival: Watercolour

Have a great weekend,

Mirella

16 March 2017

Girly birthday card with Love Cynthia's Happy Girls

Hi Everyone,

Have you heard of Love Cynthia and her Happy Girls? If you haven't, you definitely need to check them out! I fell in love with these cute girls last year, and around Christmas time treated myself to 2 of the stampsets (boy, what a hard decision it was! I still have a few more on my wishlist!). It's a bit embarrassing to admit, though, that I only started inking them up a short while ago... 

Today's card is a complete mixture of companies - AKA my favourite type of creations! The background stamp is from The Ton, the die cutting was done with Mama Elephant and MFT dies, the stamps are by Love Cynthia, the sentiment by Mudra Craft Stamps... The result? A (hopefully) cute, girly and sparkly card for a very special friend! The recipient said the card made her smile - and that was the plan! Mission accomplished :o)


I know I am not the world's best colourer but I did my best, and at the end - it's practising that makes perfect, right? I keep playing and experimenting, and one day I will be happy, like these Happy Girls :o)




I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Seven Hills Crafts - Tic Tac Toe (Bold shades - People - Die Cutting)
Krumspring Spring 2017 Festival - Think in thirds

Have a great day,

Mirella


SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):

Stamps: 
Love Cynthia - Find a reason to smile
Mudra Craft Stamps - Purely sentiments, brushed


Mama Elephant FEMME FRAMES Creative Cuts Steel Dies My Favorite Things STITCHED TRIPLE PEEK A BOO WINDOWS Die-Namics MFT963 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink Pad VF-82 Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001 Crafter's Companion CLEAR OVERLAY Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPACLE3\ Tombow N15 BLACK Dual Brush Marker 56621 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453

15 March 2017

Card in a box with MFT Beary Special Birthday

Hi Everyone, 

I'm back! Have you missed me? ;o) I was hoping I would be able to post whilst on my holidays, but turns out we were way too busy for that - we literally had every hour of each day planned with various friends and family members, and social media had to wait... 

Now I am back, and I even posted a little haul video on my YouTube channel - check it out if you like hauls, or if you enjoy listening to people talking on and on and on... 

Today's creation is a cute one, if I may say so myself. I love those cards in a box, and I most definitely don't make enough of them. I mean - no excuses: they're cute, surprising for the recipient, AND they fit in a standard envelope for posting! Lawn Fawn even came out with a die that would make the creation of these boxes a breeze, but for now I've decided that I'm happy enough to make these using my own measurements and a trimmer... Maybe one day I'll cave in. 

Please forgive the poor photos - it's hard to photograph these 3D projects, and additionally for some reason my camera went mad with settings. However, I hope you still like what I made:






I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Seven Hills Crafts - Tic Tac Toe (Animals/Big words/Diecutting)
Krumspring Spring Festival 2017 - challenge 7 - colour challenge
Krumspring Spring Festival 2017 - Surprise challenge - think in 3 (3 balloons, 3 tiered cake, 3 candles, 3 gifts)


I hope to see you again soon,

Mirella

SUPPLY LIST (please see affiliate disclaimer & essential supplies info here):


My Favorite Things BEARY SPECIAL BIRTHDAY Clear Stamps BB36 My Favorite Things GRASSY EDGES Die-Namics MFT My Favorite Things STITCHED BANNER ALPHABET Die-Namics MFT932 My Favorite Things BLACK LICORICE Hybrid Ink Pad MFT Crafter's Companion CLEAR OVERLAY Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens SPECNSPACLE3 Sakura BLACK GLAZE GEL PENS Pen 2 Pack 38495 Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153 Ranger Inkssentials MINI GLOSSY ACCENTS Glue Adhesive .5oz GAC27898 Ranger .5 Oz. MINI MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue Adhesive Paint INK41511 Quilled Creations PRECISION TIP Empty Applicator Bottle 317 Tonic Studios 6 x 12 INCH GUILLOTINE PAPER TRIMMER T453 3M Scotch PINK ATG ADVANCED TAPE GLIDER 0.25 Inch Adhesive Glue Gun CAT 085
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