Saturday, 25 February 2017

MHK Designs - Rosie Elements

     This is the last of our new release sets for this month at MHK Designs, Rosy Elements.
     The flower and sentiment have been printed out on white card using a coloured overlay in my photo package, it gives them both a multi-coloured effect.
     A little light colouring of the flowers was all that was needed to complete the image panel.
    Two of the corners have been rounded out and two in to add some interest to the card, with the addition of a pearl on the in corner it still remains quite thin and easy to post.
     The pink card blank was chosen to highlight the flower colour and keep it all pastel.
     You still have the chance to win one, or all, of the new releases so please pop over to the MKH Designs blog to find out how.

Rosy Elements

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes

Monday, 20 February 2017

MHK Designs - Pretty As A Pitcher

     Welcome to the fourth of this months new releases at MHK Designs, Pretty As A Pitcher. This set is perfect for creating a vintage style card, especially when teamed with some of the gorgeous patterned paper sets we have already in our Etsy shop.
     This image was printed on white card, as I wanted the pitcher to stand out I coloured the background with an alcohol marker and then die cut it.
     The mat layer was also die cut, then coloured a dusky pink to tone it in with the backing paper and brads.
     The backing paper is from MHK Designs set Damsel In Distress, printed out grey and coloured around the edges with dusky pink ink. The same ink was used to colour the greeting panel once die cut. The greeting is printed in green ink on white card, cut and coloured, then brads added before mounting on foam pads over the bottom of the image.
     We have lots of inspiration for you over on the MHK Designs blog, plus the opportunity to win one, or all, of the new releases, so please pop over and have a look.
Pretty As A Pitcher
Damsel In Distress

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting With Dragonflies - One For The Girls
Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

MHK Designs - Lovely Ladies

     Welcome to the third new release from MHK Designs this month. This set has three Lovely Ladies in it and a small selection of sentiments for all occasions.
     For this card I printed one of the ladies on white card and coloured the flowers pale pink. To compliment the flowers I printed off a sheet of pink gingham from Going Gingham as a base layer.
     With the image die cut oval I chose to cut a scalloped oval for the black mat layer and mount these on the gingham. The gingham also has a black mat with a black strip across the lower part of the card. The sentiment was cut from white using another oval die and coloured pink while the die was still on it, giving a nice even white edge. All that was left was to add three tiny pink flower gems to the black strip to balance the greeting.
     Don't forget you have the chance to win some of the new release sets, just pop over to MHK Designs blog to find out how.

Lovely Ladies
Going Gingham

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafting With Dragonflies - One For The Girls
Send A Smile For Kids - For The Girls

Male Room On Wheels

     Our challenge at The Male Room this time is anything masculine with the theme of wheels. So I thought why not make the card look like a wheel.
     I used a circle die to cut my square card blank, making sure not to cut off the fold. I also cut the very bottom flat so it would stand up properly.
     Next was to cut a disc of black card the same size for the tyre. I wanted to use some satin silver card for the inside so it was like a real wheel but it needed something more to it than just silver. I have a mask with a lovely pattern to it, it's a bit like an old wire wheel you'd find on a classic sports car, so I used it to emboss the silver card. Stencils emboss well, the pattern is a little more subtle than an embossing folder would give but sometimes that's what's needed.
     I had an old decoupage sheet in my stash with a Ford Capri on it, it's a bit cartoonish but the yellow paintwork adds that little splash of colour to brighten up the card.
     The tyre is mounted on foam pads over the silver wheel to make it look a little more realistic and there is only one layer of decoupage on the car to keep it within the tyres depth.
     Pop over to The Male Room and take a look at all the different inspiration we have for you, then come and join us with your creation.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - No Patterned Paper
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

Friday, 10 February 2017

MHK Designs - Hoppy Easter

     This is the second of our new releases at MHK Designs for this month, getting ready for Easter.
     As most Easter eggs come packaged in a nice fancy box I thought I'd make a tag to add to that box so I can add a message to my gift.
     I started with a cream tag and used a stencil and some ink to colour the background. I wanted to add some decorative eggs to the tag so I printed off some papers from Egg-cellent Easter and die cut them, once die cut I coloured the edges with co-ordinating colours and stuck them flat on to the tag.
     The image from Hoppy Easter is printed on off white card in brown and then die cut. The edges are coloured with a brown ink to add to the vintage look. Using thin foam pads the image egg is added to the tag as the focal point.
     For the greeting I printed on white card, die cut and coloured while still in the die, this is also mounted on thin foam pads. With the addition of some ribbon the tag is complete.
     We have some more new sets to show you later in the month and lots of inspiration on the MHK Designs blog, so please pop over and join us. You could also win one of the new sets, just by following the simple instructions on the blog.

Hoppy Easter
Egg-cellent Easter

     I would like to enter this tag in the following challenge:
Cards and More - Pets or Other Furry Friends

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

MHK Designs Monthly Inspiration

     With Valentine's Day a few days away I decided to use one of my favourite sets to make a card. This set has several frames and sentiments which can all be mixed to create many variations.
     I thought black was a little harsh so this is printed in dark grey with a hint of dark pink straight on to a postcard page from World Traveller that has a pink overlay.
     The mat layer was white card until I coloured the edge with ink, the same ink was used to gently colour the edge of the white card blank aswell.
     With the addition of a few tiny red gems to add sparkle the card is complete. The dark pink gives the card a vintage look which goes well with the backing paper.
     I used to think digi's were just printed out in black on white and coloured in, but now I have learnt there is a whole host of things you can do to them before they ever see a printer. I would suggest if you have a photo package on your computer that you start to experiment, there will be no going back and being able to manipulate the designs means you get even more value for money!

I've Been Framed
World Traveller

     We have lots of new designs for you this month but don't forget the gorgeous ones already in the Etsy shop. Happy crafting.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Come and Get It - Valentine's Day Cards
The Paper Players - Valentine's Card

Sunday, 5 February 2017

MHK Designs - Glory Of The Lord

      Welcome to the first of our new releases at MHK Designs, we have five new sets to bring to you through the course of Febraury.
     Following on from my MHK Designs inspiration post I've made another small collection of notlets.
     This time each flower has a colour tint to it, made using a photo package. To co-ordinate the sentiment it has also had a colour change.
     After trimming and folding the cards the corners have been rounded using a punch, then they have been coloured with a co-ordinating ink all the way around the edge.
     There is a tiny butterfly on each card that I found in a discount shop, they come in a small plastic container, sold as nail art.
     You have the chance to win a new digi stamp set from MHK Designs, just pop over to the MHK Designs blog and read all about it, you'll also see lots more inspiration from the DT.
Glory Of The Lord

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:
Simple Papercraft - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes