Friday, February 16, 2018

MFT Olympics Event #2 & Sketch Challenge #372

Event #2 of the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics - Freestyle!
Create one card in any style with one exception -  it has to have a winter theme!

I am so in love with the Cross-Stitch Tag die-namic that I have been stitching for weeks now! I already had this snowflake stitched up and ready to go (thank you MFT for the pattern). 

I added some MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot patterned paper to the top of the tag to match and then highlighted it with a white strip and white ribbon. I used this for the basis of my card.

These two Bitty Bears stamps just worked perfectly on this winter themed card to add a little fun - colored with zig brush clean color markers.

I used a sentiment from the Merry Christmoose stamp set (now retired).

I was inspired by this week's MFT sketch challenge #372 for the design of the card.

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x

MFT Olympics Event #4 & the Birthday Project

So this has GOT to be one of the most stressful things I have done in a long time!! Event #4 of the MFT 2018 Creative Olympics was Speed Cardmaking!!!

We had 20 minutes to create a card. Easy I thought - until I realized I should probably have done without images and saved myself the time of coloring!!!
Anyhow, I copied a card a had made a few months back for another design team which made it a little easier.

I love the MFT Blueprint die-namics. They make designing and putting together a card so much easier! I used Die-namics Blueprint #27 & Die-namics Blueprint #29 for this card.

The hardest part for me was choosing the papers and color combo! I knew I wanted to use the new Birthday Chicks stamp set, and I love the yellow/grey color combo. A little pop of red just brightened the card up too. I colored the images with my prismacolor pencils.

The papers are from MFT Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots 6x6 paper pad and Country Flair Plaid 6x6 paper pad. The chicks hats and balloon are paper pieced, and then popped up on some foam dots. The sentiment is stamped from the same Birthday Chicks stamp set.



Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - One Word Sentiment

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'One Word Sentiment'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

I love this cute image from Marina Fedotova - 'Flower Fairy' - available at the Whimsy Stamps Store.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and then fussy cut it out.
I used Versamark Watermark ink with the Whimsy Stamps Curly Flourish Stencil on the pink cardstock, and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.
The sentiment set (now retired), papers and bakers twine are from my stash.
I finished off the card by popping up the flower fairy on foam dots.

We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Stamps, a great prize as always! 

Hope you can join us!

It is the start of a new challenge over on the Whimsy Inspires Challenge blog, with the theme as always 'Anything Goes'. 
For more inspiration from the design team, and to enter the challenge, please check out the Challenge Blog.

Hope to see you joining in our challenge this month. 

Thanks for looking.
Happy crafting x

 *NEW Flower Fairy Curly Flourish package display.jpeg 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

MFT - The Birthday Project challenge - Celebrate Good Times

This month's Birthday Project challenge uses the word 'Celebrate' as it's main focus - Celebrate Good Times.
I think this card turned out super cute!

I used the new Birthday Chicks stamp set and actually cut up one of the sentiments!! This is something I never do, but I just wanted to repeatedly stamp the word 'celebrate' from the sentence 'Let's Celebrate YOU'. I used MFT's Cornflour hybrid ink to do some generation stamping on the card base.

I used Blueprints #27 dies for the basis of the card, along with the Bundle of Baby Clothes die-namics. I used papers from MFT's Hearts and Stripes, and Country Flair Plaid 6x6 paper pads for the baby clothes.

The sentiment was stamped using the Welcome Baby stamp set and Versamark's Watermark ink. It was then heat embossed using white Zing! opaque embossing powder.

LOVE how this card worked out - I will definitely be making more for baby girls.




Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x

Monday, February 12, 2018

MFT - 3 for the price of 1 Challenges

So my intention when making this card was to join in with Event #1 of the Winter Olympics over on the My Favorite Things blog, using the current sketch challenge for my design. 

Turns out, I unintentionally colored the images to match the current color challenge too! So here is my '3 for the price of 1' card: 

I used 4 different stamp sets from My Favorite Things - 'Happy Hippos', 'Adorable Elephants', 'Cool Cat' and the new 'Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes'. I colored all of these images with my prismacolor pencils and then cut them out.

For the 'Happy Hippo' and 'Adorable Elephant' images, I cut them out using the 'Stitched Mod Square STAX' die set and guide the balloon on top.
The 'Cool Cat' was cut out and then placed onto to mod square with a couple of pink sequins.
The birthday cake was stamped from the 'Happy Hippos' stamp set. I used MFT's 'Ripe Raspberry' hybrid ink to blend to color on the 2 tiers of the cake. I finished it off with my prismacolor pencils and some sequins. This was cut out and placed onto another mod square.

I die cut a heart from vellum to go behind the banner (although it doesn't show up very well on the photograph).

I used MFT's 'Razzle Berry' card stock and 'Anything But Basic Birthday Wishes' stamp set for the sentiment banner. I used Versamark's Watermark ink to stamp and then heat embossed it with Zing white embossing powder. I used the banner die from Blueprints #27 to cut out the banner.

The pink spotted paper is from MFT's 'Party Patterns' 6x6 paper pad, which is then layered onto a white and grey cardstock background.




Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #22 - Inky Fingers

I used my recently purchased 'Treat Yourself' stamp set for this card - such a super cute stamp perfect for many different occasions.

I colored the image using my prismacolor pencils and die cut it out.
I decided to use the February sketch challenge from scrapbook and cards, along with the current Lawnfawnatics challenge #22 inky paws, to inspire my design.

I used the heart stamp from Lawn Fawn's 'Milk and Cookies' stamp set, which I stamped with VersaMark Watermark ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I think used Festive Berries distress ink over the top to create an ombre effect. I used a kitchen towel to remove any excess ink from the white hearts, and make them pop!
I used papers from Lawn Fawn's 'Knit Picky' 6x6 paper pad and followed the card design from the design (rotating it 90 anti-clockwise)
I used dies from MFT to create the scalloped edge and banner/tag, adding some bakers twine and simple stamping to finish the card off.


Scrapbook and cards February sketch challenge:

Lawnfawnatics Challenge Blog - Challenge #22:

Thanks for looking!

Happy Crafting x

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Cute Card Thursday - Love

Our theme at Cute Card Thursday this week is 'Love'. 
As always, we welcome your own interpretation. 

The image I chose this month is from Whimsy Stamps called 
'Stuck on you Cactus'.

I wanted the image and sentiment to be separate, so I cut the rubber stamp into 2 pieces.
I colored the image using prismacolor pencils and then used my scan'n'cut to cut it out. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the white cardstock, colored it in and then used the Whimsy Stamps Hand stitched Nested Rectangles die to cut out the panel.
I used a variety of papers from Echo Park to keep with the color theme, and finished the card with a few enamel dots from the Whimsy Stamps Summer Breeze collection.

We are sponsored this week by All Dressed Up Stamps, a great prize as always! 
Hope you can join us! See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Happy crafting :-)

Stuck on You Cactus display.jpeg Hand Stitched Nested Rectangles *NEW Summer Breeze Enamel Dots