Thursday, 18 January 2018

Silly monster in love

One week ago I have posted a funny Valentine's day card with the Sizzix Silly Monsters by Tim Holtz. Now, this is another version.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Silly Monsters by Tim Holtz (662374)

Sizzix Bigz Die, Heartfelt by Tim Holtz (660233)

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Sentiment Words by Tim Holtz (661807)

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Talk by Tim Holtz (CMS236)

Stampers Anonymous, Stripes&Holiday by Tim Holtz (CMS281)

Ranger Archival ink (Vermillion, Jet Black)

DecoArt Americana (Indian Turquoise)

Schmincke Acrylic Medium Fluid


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Birthday card with a Viking and a dragon

Now, this is supposed to be a scene from the movie, How to train your dragon (LOL). When Stoick the Viking chief is ready to fight with a dragon but unfortunately it seems too cute to fight with. And anyway, Hiccup wouldn't agree too.

For this card, I used the following MFT stamps and dies:

MFT, BB Viking

MFT Town Bear stamp set

MFT BB, Magical Dragons stamp set

MFT More Essentials Sentiments stamp set

MFT Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles, STAX 1

MFT Die-Namics, Slanted Sentiments Strips (but I cut off the edges)

I coloured my images with Zig Clean and Ranger Distress markers. 


Sunday, 14 January 2018

Birthday card - girl with cats

A few days ago I posted a birthday card with MFT Furever Friends stamps that was made for my daughter. Now this card is made for my daughter's friend.

Let me share you some interesting details about this friendship: my daughter's name is Eszter and her friend is Estelle. Estelle was born on 15 January and my daughter on 16 January. And I love coincidences like these!

What I used:

MFT Furever Friends

MFT Once Upon a Time

MFT Farm Friends

MFT Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles, STAX 1

Zig Clean and Ranger Distress markers

Ranger Archival ink (Jet Black)

Since I used the colours that were recommended in the Color Challenge 85 of the MFT Card Challenges, I would like to join this challenge.

I hope you like it! Happy crafting!


Saturday, 13 January 2018

Creative Chemistry 101 - Day 3

Here are the results of the Day 3 of the Creative Chemistry 101. 

For the first tag, I used the following alcohol inks: Botanical, Limeade, Aqua, Denim, Silver Mixative, Blending Solution.

For the second tag, here is the photo:

For the third tag, I used the following Distress inks: Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Mowed Lawn, Twisted Citron.

I'm very excited what's next!

Friday, 12 January 2018

Valentine's Day card with monsters

Now this card is obviously not a traditional Valentine's Day card! But when I saw Tim's silly monsters and the text of the Art Impressions I knew immediately that it would be a perfect match.

The sarcastic green (Twisted Citron) monster says this to the enthusiastic turquoise (Peacock Feathers) monster.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Say Stamp challenge: Winter Blues


To be a student - Creative Chemistry 101

I live in Luxembourg, so frankly I have zero possibility to take part in a live crafting workshop. Never mind! So I watch a lot of YouTube videos instead and I about a week ago I decided to be a student of Tim Holt online course. I signed up for the Creative Chemistry 101.

I finished the Day 1 and the Day 2.

I only took pictures of the first twos when I was making them. 

I have to tell you that I really enjoy the course and actually  I  learn a lot! Now, the next step is the Day 3.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

PaperArtsy ATC - affirmation card

The ATC is a quite small thing :-) But we know that "Small is Beautiful" (from E.F. Schumacher) and I really wanted to join the ATC challenge of the PaperArtsy so I used the dimensions of the ATC to make the best I can do. 

For having the exact size I cut out my ATC shape from chipboard with Tim Holtz ATC die.

What I used:

Sizzix Bigz Die, ATC&Corners by Tim Holtz (657184)

PaperArtsy stamp set, Eclectica by Emma Godfrey EEG24 (FLY)

PaperArtsy stamp set, Eclectica by Emma Godfrey EEG18 (DREAM)

sheet music

Copic Sketch markers (for the dragonfly)

DecoArt crackle paste


white, blue acrylic paint

Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink 

Ranger clear embossing powder

I use this ATC as an affirmation card, so I stamped another positive affirmation from the Fly set on the back with some butterflies.

I punched a hole in the left top corner so I can bind it with other affirmation cards using a cord or a binder ring. (I have seen this idea among the PaperArtsy inspirations by Stephenie Ackerman).

With my ATC I would like to also join the following challenges:

- Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge: Winter Blues

- That's Crafty: Feeling Blue


Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Birthday card with blue cat

Hello everybody, here I am again with another MFT card that was made for my daughter's birthday. Eszter (my daughter) is a huge manga fan, and she also loves the Japanese cartoons. So the blue cat (and the white too) is one of the heroes of the Fairy Tail manga cartoon, this is why I had to colour the cat blue.

What I used:

My Favorite Things stamp set, BB New Best Friend

My Favorite Things stamp set, Once Upon A Time 

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics die, A2 Stitched Rectangles

My Favorite Things, Die-Namics die, Puffy Clouds

Copic Sketch markers

Tsukineko Memento ink, Tuxedo Black

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Winter Blues


Thursday, 4 January 2018

Card with a French chef

At the MFT Card Challenges blog, there is a new sketch challenge, the Sketch 366. I followed the recommended sketch with a little twist and I created a card with the cook stamp of the MFT (MFT Birdie Brown, Recipe For Happiness).

For the background, I used a page from a French cookbook (Recettes express - or something else, LOL). I smeared white acrylic paint onto the surface of the page to tone down the text.

I also inked the edges with Ranger Archival ink (Potting Soil) and with a sponge I tapped white paint on the kraft paper behind the cookbook page.

And since I've never used this stamp and I've never used this sketch too, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Something New.

Thank you for visiting me!!! Happy crafting!!!


Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New year, new header, new title

Hello everybody! It has been a long time since I wanted to change my header and my title. 

When I started this blog I wanted to write about my DIY home decorations or about the lovely decorations I bought or saw in shops. But soon after I learned about the Sizzix and little later I fall in love with stamping and the field of my interest changed completely. I still make home decorations but I also make and design cards, boxes, mixed media canvases and many more. 

Unfortunately, the title Mistletoe Home Decoration didn't cover all the things I designed. So today I change my title. Well, it's still my home, Mistletoe Home but I use Designs instead of Decoration. The URL remains the same, so don't worry you can find me. You can see the change only in my pictures on the watermarks and in the header.

Thank you for your understanding and your support!!! Big hugs!!! Monika from Mistletoe Home