Wednesday, February 28, 2018

February 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 Valentine Roses!

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 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 Valentine Roses from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop!  Until tomorrow, HUGS and happy {digital} stamping!

Monday, February 26, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Shawna

Hello Everyone,

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

Some of you may know my style by now. I like to enlarge images and take pieces from it to create a card. This design is no exception. Enlarging the rose gives the image a whole new look.

The inspiration comes from our new release set:
Valentine Roses
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

I do enjoy the white space with minimal distractions.
The sentiment banner and the single heart embellishment seems to be just enough to enhance the design.
 The watercolor effect is all digital.
I used the main stem of the rose as a literal divider then reversed the background on either side.
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,

Friday, February 23, 2018

MHK Designer Inspiration - Rocky

     A quick and simple card using the new MHK Designs set Valentine Roses. With postage costs rising cards need to be kept to a medium size and minimum thickness to qualify for standard postage.
     I have changed the flower heads to red and the leaves and stem to green using my photo package. Our very own Mynn has several video tutorials on YouTube showing you how to do this and other changes, making digi images even more flexible.
     The shadow was added with a pale grey marker pen, I had seen this done by another crafter and loved the effect. I'm sure it's possible in the photo package but as yet I haven't discovered how, a project for another day I think.
     A simple die cut shape mounted on thin foam pads straight on to a black card blank makes for a simple but striking card. The addition of a small butterfly just adds a little more interest. I haven't added a greeting but I don't think it really needs one with such pretty roses.

Valentine Roses

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Julie

Hello, my crafty friends. It's Julie with you today.  I hope you are having a great February, and are finding some time to craft.

I'm featuring the "new" stamp set, Valentine Roses today, colored with Copic markers, then fussy cut.  The sentiment is also from the set. 

Have you joined the current MHKDesigns Challenge yet?  There's still time!  It goes until Feb. 28.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

January 2018 Winners

We are now announcing Challenge Winners 
and New Release Winners in the same post
on the 21st of the month.

Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge 
 and checked out our New Release projects for January here at

We loved every single entry
 and appreciated the nice comments.

Our Challenge Winner is~

Please email Mynn at 
mhkdesigns.etsyATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize.

Also  grab your badge up top and 
display it proudly on your blog!

Our New Release Winner is~

Pam Sebring who had this to say on the challenge blog...
This set is excellent! I love your new format as well. Sometimes I forget to check back after I've added my this is awesome for the new releases!

Please email Mynn at 
mhkdesigns.etsyATgmailDOTcom to claim your prize!

HUGS and happy crafting!

Monday, February 19, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Judy

Hello all!
Today is my day to share a little designer inspiration
using this month's New Release Set

This is a beautiful set that, like most of the products
available in the  MHKDesings Etsy Shop,
can be used for a multitude of occasions.

My card is a simple design but, I think, effective.

I colored the image with alcohol markers and fussy cut.
The sentiment was printed on the white card stock
before I did the embossing. This way I could have it
placed right where I wanted it! I then matted the
panel with the sentiment and embossing with black card stock.
To finish, I popped the fussy cut image with foam tape on the matted panel.

I hope I've provided you just a little bit of inspiration today!
If you would like a chance to win this set check out
this month's challenge for details and join in for more
chances to win MHKDesigns products!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

MHKDesigns Inspiration: Mynn

Hi, all! I'm back with another card using the *NEWLY RELEASED* Valentine Roses digital stamp set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! I used a variety of patterned paper packs to create this card, as well as this *NEW* set. Take a peek...

I created the focal panel for this card in photoshop using the Digital Paper Fill technique to "color" in the image from the Valentine Roses digital stamp set. The paper packs used are Rosy PosyGet Well Flowers, and French Country.

I "rearranged" this simple sentiment from the Valentine Roses digital stamp set to fit inside of a circle, then recolored it using THIS technique. The sentiment circle was punched out and given dimension and I added a bit of glitter gel pen for a shiny shadow effect. A tiny enamel heart was added, as well.

Some shiny washi tape, twine, and a flower shaped button finished the focal panel off. I then matted it with black and added it to a craft card base. What do you think? I would love to hear 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 to 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: 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration - Jessica

Hello friends!

It's time to share my February MHKDesigns Designer Spotlight card! I used the new release "Valentine Roses" to create this card.

Here is the Handmade Card that I created:

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

Thanks for stopping by!  Feel free to leave a comment - I love to hear feedback :)
See you next time!

Friday, February 9, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration ~ Em

Hi everyone,

I'm honored to be sharing my latest New Release card for MHKDesigns, both here and over on my blog.  You can purchase this month's new release, Valentine Roses, at the MHKDesigns Etsy store

And here's my card...

I created my topper panel in GIMP by layering the image and sentiment over the patterned paper.

Additional MHKDesigns products: Rosy Posy papers
Markers: Spectrum Noir
Embellishments: Clear Wink of Stella

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, our current challenge can be found here.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration - Dawn

Hello friends!

I'm here on this fabulous Wednesday with my Designer Inspiration for MHKDesigns digital stamps and papers.  Here is my card for today!

Both the image and sentiment is from the "Valentine Roses" stamp set. 

A closer peek at my image and sentiment:

I hope you enjoy!  I had a lot of fun creating. Don't forget to link up to our current  MHKDesigns challenge too! :)

Until next time,

Monday, February 5, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Asha

Good morning, friends! Welcome to the start of another round 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 series with a card featuring a digi from MHKD's February Release set called Valentine Roses which is available for purchase at MHKD's Etsy store. I coloured the pretty image with alcohol markers and added a few red bling to make it extra special.

Come back soon for more inspiration from the rest of the design team. And don't forget to join in our MHKD February Challenge. You have until 28 February 2018 to link up your projects for a chance to win MHKDesigns digital stamps and paper pack.

Also, there is a special Blog Hop underway at MHKDesigns. Mynn has released special *NEW* digital stamp set called Sentimental Lily. It is a simple yet elegant set with sentiments that can be used all year 'round. Mynn will randomly select 5 participants to receive the *NEW* Sentimental Lily digital stamp set from the MHKDesigns shop on the 15th of this month.

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


Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sending Love to Dawn: A Blog Hop

Hello, dear friends! Today the MHKDesigners are banding together to tell one of our own dear gals, Dawn Bennett, that we are thinking of her during a difficult time in her life. Dawn recently lost her mother-in-law, and we wanted to let her know how much we care! We hope you take some time to leave Dawn some love, then hop with us to see the cards our team has created in her honor.

Here is the hop order~

Here is a sneak peek of what you will see along the way.

In addition to the hop, we have a special *NEW* digital stamp set made in honor of Dawn's mother-in-law's life. It is called...

Dawn, please know that all of us at MHKDesigns is thinking of you and sending many prayers and well wishes! You and your family are close to our hearts during this difficult time.

We will be randomly selecting 5 participants to receive the *NEW* Sentimental Lily digital stamp set from the MHKDesigns shop on the 15th of this month. Thank you for helping us show Dawn how much she and her family are loved and cared for! Until next time, hugs and happy {digital} stamping!