Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January Freebie Panel

Hi, friends! I have decided to do something NEW for the NEW YEAR! Each month I will be providing you with a freebie panel using that month's release set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! They will all be 8" x 10" so that they can be printed and used as home decor.

This month's featured set is Framed Favorites!

And here is this month's panel!

Now, some info about the freebie. There are just 3 rules about this, and future, freebie panels: 

1) You may not sell any cards you make using this panel. 
2) You may only use this panel to enter MHKDesigns challenges ONCE.
3) You may ONLY alter the size of the panel as a whole. Cropping elements (images or sentiments) to use on their own is NOT allowed. 

I'm hoping the honor system will work with these freebies so that I can continue to share them with you all!

That's all I have for you today, friends!  Hop by tomorrow to check out our *NEW* challenge, and don't hesitate to grab the entire Framed Favorites from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping!

Friday, January 26, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Shawna

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to another post of inspiration using the MHKDesigns release set for this month, Framed Favorites! Here is my card for today, enjoy!

The inspiration comes from our new release set:
Framed Favorites

The framed pansies are angled for a more contemporary design.
The patterned paper comes from MHKDesign Digital Paper Pack called:
Worn & Weathered
I love this paper pack!
It has become a go-to for my digital designs.
MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other._
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and the variety of digital papers we have to offer

The flowers were colored manually with Copic Markers (Christmas Gift!)
Thought this project would be a perfect place to break them in.
Embellishments were kept to a minimum with 3 enamel dots.
The sentiment looks fantastic against the white space.
Since you are here, I encourage you to browse our blog and for more inventive ideas from the MHKDesigns talented design team. It is also our hope that you can play along with our monthly challenge. If not, sit back, and browse a bit of eye candy.

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

All the best,

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

MHK Designer Inspiration - Rocky

      This new set from MHK Designs has a very topical saying which I made use of on this card, the new film about Winston Churchill is one I shall certainly be going to watch. This set has many options, I chose to make a congratulatory card, ideal for a hard working student.
     The wreath was changed to green, as was the wording, and printed out on white card. With the addition of some colour around the edge and pearl relief drops there is very little decoration added to this.
     A dark green mat layer to frame the image panel was the last addition before being stuck on to a white card blank. There are so many things that you could do with these frames, I think this set has to be one of my favourites.

Framed Favourites

Monday, January 22, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Julie

Hello, crafty friends!  It's Julie here today, with another take on this month's new release, Framed Favorites, found in the Etsy Shop.

I used Faber-Castell pencils on Kraft on one of the framed flower images that come with the Framed Favorites digital stamp set.  I kept the rest of the card simple so the image would be the focal point.  There is a bit of MHKDesigns Seaside Digital Paper Pack on the card. 

MHKDesigns products used:

Don't forget to join in on the MHKDesigns monthly challenge.  You have until January 31. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Judy

Hi there!
It's Judy here to share a project I created with 
this month's New Release Set from

I created a card using one of the images and sentiments, 2 different
patterned papers and a couple of enamel dots.

I colored the image with pencils and cut with a circle die.
 I framed the die cut with a scalloped circle die cut.
The circles were adhered to the patterned paper background.
The sentiment was printed and hand cut into a banner shape.
I finished with the enamel dots.

If you'd like a chance to win this set for FREE, please leave a comment here on the blog
 and any other post on the blog or personal design team members' blogs throughout the month! 

Monday, January 15, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Mynn

Hi, all! I'm back with another card using the *NEWLY RELEASED* Framed Favorites digital stamp set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! I went almost one layer for this card. Take a peek...

I created my card in Photoshop. I added some texture to the background, the added the wreath and sentiment from the Framed Favorites digital stamp set. I added more color to the wreath using various brushes.

Some burlap ribbon and washi tape were added to give more balance and texture to the card. I then punched the bottom corners to add a finished feel. I love this so much, and I hope you like it, too! Please feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

That's all I have for you today, friends! Thank you so much for stopping by! I always love to hear from you, so please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below! Don't forget to head over  and join in our *NEW* challenge for your chance at winning some digital goodies from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Until next time, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, friends!

Project supplies:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Jessica

Hello friends!

It's Designer Jessica here today!
It's time to share my first MHKDesigns card for the year! I used the new release "Framed Favorites" to create this card.

Here is the Handmade Card that I created:

I really pushed my creative envelope to create this card. I printed off the digi and watercolored it with Pearlescent Watercolors. I added a TON of accents!  I die cut some vellum shapes, wreaths, circles and glittered shpes and distressed the edges for a "shabby" feel.  I also dug into my stash of paper flowers and went a little floral crazy - but I love how it turned out!  I'm trying to push my talents this year and try styles I don't normally gravitate towards. What do you think?

I hope you love this card as much as I do!  

Thanks for stopping by!  
See you next time!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration ~ Em

Hi everyone,

As a Design Team newbie, I'm honored to be sharing my first New Release card for MHKDesigns, both here and over on my blog.  You can purchase this month's new release, Framed Favorites, at the MHKDesigns Etsy store

And here's my card...

I created the topper panel in my image editing program (GIMP), where I duplicated the frame piece and rotated it to surround the quote.  I then colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and sparked with Clear Wink of Stella

Design Team member Janie has started a new challenge blog over at Crafter's Castle, and MHKDesigns is sponsoring the first challenge, so please pop over there for another chance to win one of Mynn's amazing stamp sets!

I'll be back soon on my own blog with another creation, and here next month, so I hope you'll join me then.  In the meantime, please pop back to see what the other members of our amazing Design Team have created, and don't forget that our current challenge can be found here.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Asha

Good morning, friends! Welcome to the 2018 edition of MHKDesigner Inspiration blog posts. Every month our Design Team will showcase a project featuring products available in the MHKDesigns Etsy Store.

I'm kicking off our first series of the year with a card featuring a digi from MHKD's January Release set called Framed Favourites which is available for purchase at MHKD's Etsy store.

It's a simple card - no patterned or bulk. I coloured the image with alcohol markers and finished the project with some red twine for a pop of colour.

Come back soon for more inspiration from the rest of the design team. And don't forget to join in our MHKD January Challenge. You have until 31 January 2018 to link up your projects for a chance to win MHKDesigns digital stamps and paper pack.

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!


Monday, January 1, 2018

January Challenge + Framed Favorites Release

Hello, all! Happy 2018! We are SO excited to begin another year of challenges and to be able to share some changes coming to the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop blog! For all of 2018, our challenge post will also be a post releasing a *NEW* digital stamp set!

This month's set is called Framed Favorites!

Isn't that pretty?! If you'd like a chance to win this set for FREE, please leave a comment on this post and any other post on this blog or personal design team members' blogs throughout the month! The team will be using the *NEW* Framed Favorites digital stamp set throughout the month, so stay tuned! Additionally, there will be a FREEBIE panel shared on the last day of the month using each new release set, so don't forget to stop by then, too!

And now, here's our challenge inspiration~

And here's inspiration from the team~

Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites digital stamp
Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites and
He Is Risen digital stamp
Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites digital stamp
Using Get Well Flowers digital stamp
Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites digital stamp
Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites, Fanciful Feathers,
and Get Well Flowers digital stamp sets.
Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites digital stamp
Using the *NEW* Framed Favorites digital stamp

Please make sure to review our challenge rules before you link up with us!  We can't wait to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, all! :)