Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Thank You Mynn Blog Hop

Hi everyone,

It's the first of the month which would usually mean it's time for a new challenge at MHKDesigns, and also for a new set release.  But sadly, as Mynn, the very talented owner of MHKDesigns and card creating genius announced here yesterday, she has made the very tough decision to close the blog (the Etsy store will remain open for the time being at least, but nothing new will be added to it) to focus on what's important to her, her life as a teacher.

The news came as quite a shock to myself and the other DT members, but it's a decision we totally support.  And because most of us already had our cards created for today, we've decided to instead make it a blog hop to say thank you to Mynn for all she's done for us.  

Before we get to the hop, it would be remiss of me, as the "last" member of the DT, to not mention all who have gone before me... Alicia, Asmah, Donna, Jerrie, Katie, Lilian, Lorie, Michele, Monica, NanaConnie, and Tasha... all of whom helped make MHKDesigns what it was... bursting with talent!

Hop order...

Mynn (not posting)

Mynn, on behalf of all of us—designers and participants—I truly cannot thank you enough!

Monday, April 30, 2018

Caring Crocus Freebie Panel + A Fond Farewell

Hi, friends! I have some happy news today, and some bittersweet news. First, the bittersweet. This is the last post for the MHKDesigns blog until further notice. I have decided I need to focus my energy on teaching, and I feel bad that I haven't been able to comment and participate in blog land. I hope to be able to return later on, but for now my blogging days are going to have to diminish, if not end all together. THANK YOU to each of you who have supported us here at MHKDesigns! I will still be honoring the sponsor commitments I made for 2018, but starting today, the shop will start to slowly lose items. I will be starting a HUGE sale tomorrow with everything 50% off until May 31, 2018, so don't miss that! :)

Now, the happy news! By now, I think you all know that I have decided to do something NEW for the NEW YEAR! Each month I have been providing you with a freebie panel using that month's release set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! They are all 8" x 10" so that they can be printed and used as home decor. This month is no different, so keep reading to grab the freebie!

This month's featured set is Caring Crocus!

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 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 keep them here on the blog after we go dark!

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

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

MHK Designer Inspiration - Rocky

     Welcome to my designer inspiration for April at MHK Designs, this card was made using the new set Caring Crocus.
     The image was changed to green before being printed on to white card. The leaves and body of the flower have been coloured with pencils, then the flower head outline has been foiled. Using a 2in1 glue pen I drew around the flowers petals and then used a small sheet of foil to give it a purple shine.
     A little ink around the edge of the image panel helps bring it into the purple mat layer before being mounted on a white card blank.
Caring Crocus
       I used to think digital images where just 'print and colour' so not very useful, oh how wrong I was!  They can be sized to fit your needs, turned around, you can alter their colour, and all that before you print. Once printed the colouring can be done with almost anything in your stash, even glittered or foiled.
    So I would like to say a big THANK YOU to MHK Designs for opening my eyes to the world of digital images.

Friday, April 20, 2018

March 2018 Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered our challenge 
 and checked out our New Release projects for March 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.

 Grab your badge up top and 
display it proudly on your blog!

Our New Release Winner is~

Dorothy S who left this comment on Dawn's Blog
This is a great Easter set and you have made a lovely card using it.

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

HUGS and happy crafting!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Designer Inspiration: Julie

Greetings, crafty friends.  It's Julie with you today.  I'm totally in love with this month's release, Caring Crocus.

My favorite color of Crocus are violet, so that's what I used to create today's card:

The sentiment is part of the Caring Crocus digital stamp set. Papers used on this card are from the Rosy Posy Digital Paper Pack.

MHKDesigns products used on this card:

Have you joined the MHKDesigns challenge yet this month?  It goes until April 30, so there's still time!  I'd love to see what you create, and they are always Anything Goes if you use an MHKDesigns image. 

Sunday, April 15, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Mynn

Hello, friends! I hope your April is going by beautifully! Today I'm back to share another card using the *NEW* Caring Crocus digital stamp set from the MHKDesigns Etsy Shop. Take a peek...

I used Photoshop to create my focal panel. I used dry brush brushes to color in the image from the Caring Crocus set, making the flower a sunny yellow. I then added a fun butterfly embellishment to add a bit more spring to the card.

I then added the sentiment from the Caring Crocus set by adding a black background and recoloring the words white. I like doing this so the sentiment POPS! A few glittery embellishments frame the sentiment in a triangle formation.

Finally, I added black matting with a punched border and more blue pearly embellishment. I wanted a bit of blue to mimic the spring sky! I think this card definitely screams spring, and I hope you agree! Tell me 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 to the MHKDesigns blog for more inspiration 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: 

Friday, April 13, 2018

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Judy

Happy Friday!
It's Judy here with my turn to share a little inspiration
using this month's New Release Set from

I used a classic black and white color scheme
for my card and love the way it turned out.

I started with a 6.5 x 5 inch white card base.
I chose 2 coordinating  designer papers.
One of the papers was cut to 6 x 4.5 inches
and matted with a 6.25 x 4.75 inch piece of black card stock.
The other designer paper was cut to a smaller rectangular shape and matted.
The image was printed and die cut in a circle shape.
I adhered a black paper doily to the card and added the die cut image.
I printed one of the sentiments from the set and die cut.
This die cut was popped with foam tape.
A black satin ribbon was added to complete.

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!