Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Summer scene with a little girl and a hot air balloon

Hello everyone, let me show you the new version of my earlier card, a summer card with a little girl. I made just a few changes compared and if you want to see the differences, please click here and you can see my other card and you can find the supply list of both cards. 


That's all for today! Thank you for stopping by! Happy crafting!


Saturday, 22 June 2019

Summer card with little girl

Here is my latest make with the MFT Bring Out The Sunshine stamp set by Birdie Brown.


I stamped the elements of my scene with MFT Chocolate Brown Hybrid ink.


I used the following stamp set:

MFT Birdie Brown, Bring Out The Sunshine stamp set

MFT Stacey Yacula, Scene Builder stamp set

MFT, In Paris stamp set

MFT, Fairy Happy stamp set


I coloured them with Copic Sketch markers. But in the end, I did a little colouring with Faber-Castell Polychrmos pencils.


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!



Thursday, 20 June 2019

Thank you card with flowers

I've already made birthday card (twice) with the SSS Beautiful Flowers stamp, now it was time to make a 'Thank You" card.


I stamped the flowers with Ranger Archival ink (Coffee) onto a 300gsm watercolour paper (Canson-Montval) then I coloured it with Schminkcke Horadam Aquarel colours.

I inked the edges of the paper with Ranger Distress inks (Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs).

The text is from the MFT Brushstroke Expressions stamp set.


I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!



Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Bookmark with a super boy

It won't be a long blogpost. Today I finished a bookmark that I made for my hubby. 


The boy is from a My Favorite Things stamp set, Super Boy. I coloured him with Copic Sketch markers. Then I masked him with a masking paper and coloured the tag with Ranger Distress inks. The tag is from a My Favorite Things - Die Namics Stitched Tag die set. In the end, I spattered the tag with DecoArt Americana Metallic paint (silver).


I hope you like it!!! Happy crafting!!!


Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Birthday card with a blond girl

3 days ago Kathy Racoosin's challenge, the "30-day coloring challenge" has been started. So on the first day, I started to colour the elements of this card. I love to create scenes, and this scene was familiar to me, as I've already made a similar card with the other girl from the Friends At First Sip stamp set.



What I used:

MFT Birdie Brown, Friends at first sip stamp set

MFT Birdie Brown, Happy Hippos stamp set

MFT Birdie Brown, Our Story stamp set

MFT Birdie Brown, New Best Friend stamp set

MFT, Interactive Labels stamp set

MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set

MFT Small Brick Wall stencil

MFT Die-Namics, Boutique die

MFT Die-Namics, Streetlights die

MFT Die-Namics, Puffy Clouds die

Copic Sketch markers

Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils

MFT Hybrid inks (Grout Grey, Kraft, Chocolate)

Neenah Desert Storm paper

tiny half pearl

double-sided adhesive tape



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Friday, 14 June 2019

Love card with seahorses

Hello everyone, let me show you my love card which can be perfect for a wedding as a congratulations card or for an anniversary. The summer is the period of weddings and wedding anniversaries, for us as well, so maybe I will give it to my hubby. 



For the background, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper and inked with Distress inks (Faded Jeans, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio) then I made the whole surface vintage with watered Antique Linen ink. After I spattered with diluted white acrylic paint. The edges were inked with Antique Linen and Gathered Twigs ink.

The seahorses were cut out from chipboard and painted with DecoArt Americana paints. The blue with Primary Blue, White Wash and Indian Turquoise, the pink one with Melon, White Wash and Bright Orange. The edges were inked with Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil).


What I used:

Sizzix Bigz XL die, Deco by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Sand&Sea by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Seashells by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Garden Greens by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits die, Mini Holiday Greens by Tim Holtz

Idea-Ology, Hex Fasteners

Idea-Ology, Baubles

Ranger Distress ink pads

DecoArt Americana paints

gold glitter paper




With my card, I would like to join the:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Wedding/Anniversary



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!



Thursday, 13 June 2019

Mixed media wooden box with seahorses

Hello everyone, here I am again but this time I would like to show you a box. I often stamp on wooden boxes and sometimes I make mistakes with the stamping and if I can't correct it properly then I just wrinkle and glue a tissue paper to the surface. And the mistake is completely covered, completely disappeared :-)

With this box, I did the same.



Here you can see the top of the box with a wrinkled tissue paper which was painted with white acrylic paint later.



I coloured my box with DecoArt Americana paints. The bottom with Buttermilk, the top with Bahama Blue. Then I tapped White Wash acrylic paint with a sponge to the edges. After this, I spattered the top and the bottom with diluted Burnt Umber paint, then with White Wash.



The seahorses were painted with DecoArt Americana paints. The big one with a mixture of Bahama Blue and Primary Blue, the little ones with Banana Cream and White Wash. I inked them a little bit with Distress ink, I think it was Gathered Twigs, then I put an even layer of Ranger Crackle Accents. I let it dry then I smeared white acrylic paint into the crackles.



For protection, I put a thin layer of satin matt varnish to the top and the bottom as well.

In the end, I glued some clear drops (Prima Marketing Melange Pebbles) for more interest.

With my box, I would like to join the following challenges:
A Vintage Journey: Tissue Paper
Simon Says Stamp: Vacation (since we often visited aquariums during our holidays and our favourites were always the seahorses)
Creative Artist Challenge Blog: 50th challenge

I hope you like it!!! Happy crafting!!!



Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Card with dragonfly

Here is my second project for our June challenge at the Country View Challenges: It's a bug's life. This time I chose a dragonfly as a focal point of my card.



I started my project of creating a blue background. For this, I took a 300gsm watercolour paper, painted blue with DecoArt Spa Blue paint, then with a toothbrush I adhered diluted white paint to the surface.



Then I stamped circles with white paint, using one of the stamps from the PaperArtsy EEG24 stamp set. When it was dry, I stencilled white dots using Tim Holtz Bubble stencil and Ranger Opaque Matte Texture Paste.

I also spattered the surface with diluted DecoArt Burnt Umber paint.

For my blue background, I made a frame. For this, I cut out a frame, using two rectangle dies of different sizes.


I embossed it with Tim Holtz Lumber embossing folder, painted brown, then I blotted with Frayed Burlap Distress crayon.


I'm sorry but when I made the dragonfly I forgot to take pictures and I forgot what I used exactly. But I'm sure that I used some blue and turquoise acrylic paint, then a tiny silver or pearl metallic paint, then some brown ink. In the end, I cut out another dragonfly from transparent plastic and when I embossed it, I attached it with tiny fasteners to the first dragonfly.



The text is from the Stampers Anonymous, Nature's Wonder set (CMS343).



If you have a project with a bug or more, please don't hesitate to join our June challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.


Thursday, 6 June 2019

Card - vintage Paris wedding

Who has never dreamed of a Paris wedding? If you are a woman and romantic (like me), I bet this thought crossed your mind at least once in your lifetime. 

So I imagined a romantic Paris wedding in the 1930' with gold and roses and hearts and Eiffel tower...



What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Reflections by Tim Holtz (CMS111)

Stampers Anonymous, Paris Memoirs by Tim Holtz (CMS159)

Stampers Anonymous, Lady Rose by Tim Holtz (CMS255)

Stampers Anonymous, Papillon by Tim Holtz (CMS106)

Sizzix Thinlits die, Handwritten Love by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Bigz die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Framelits die, Crazy Things by Tim Holtz (the tiny heart)

Idea-Ology, Butterfly Design Tape

Idea-Ology, Paper Dolls

Idea-Ology, Small Talk sticker book

Ranger Distress marker (Spun Sugar)

Ranger Distress ink pads (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen, Walnut Stain)

Ranger embossing powder, gold

Ranger Crackle Accents (for the hearts)

etc.




With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Wedding/Anniversary



I hope you like it!!! Thank you for stopping by!!!


Saturday, 1 June 2019

Entomology card

Hello dear crafters, it's June so a new challenge started at the Country View Challenges, It's a bug's life and the lovely Jane will be your hostess this month. 

But before I show you my project, I would like to announce a little change here, on my blog, again I changed my name :-) A few years ago I changed the Decoration to Designs but now I decided to leave the third part. From now on, this blog is just Mistletoe Home. (If you don't know why Mistletoe, and you are curious, please read my CV here.) 



Now let's start the tutorial! 

I cut out the bug from black cardstock, using the Sizzix Thinlits die, Geo Insects by Tim Holtz (664180).

I took a Yupo paper, some greenish, blueish alcohol inks and a bottle of Blending Solution and made a colour melange.

I placed my bug to the coloured paper and I glued it on. After drying, I cut off the excess.


I took a 300 gsm watercolour paper and cut out a rectangle with Sizzix Thinlits die, Stacked Deckle (662694).

I covered it with diluted Antique Linen ink, then spattered with Vintage Photo ink. After drying, I spritzed with water, so the spattered stains became blurry, more vintage for me. I inked the edges of the paper with a sponge, using Vintage Photo ink.

Then I cut out a rectangle with Sizzix Thinlits die, Stitched Rectangle by Tim Holtz from brown cardstock for making an underlayer.

With a Sizzix Framelits die, I cut out a large rectangle from one piece of the Idea-Ology, Dapper Paper Stash (12x12).


For the word, Entomology, I used the Sizzix Thinlits die, Sentiment Words by Tim Holtz (661799).


If you have a project with a bug or more, please don't hesitate to join our June challenge where you can win a £20 voucher.

With my card, I would like to join the:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Frame it!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything goes