Friday, September 30, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch 39

 A closer look for you :)
I had fun with this - had a great sketch to work with, fab stamps from a few different MFT sets and love those MFT die-namics and then there was the beautiful paper from Authentique "Uncommon" line add some fun inks and embossing powder and you get FUN!!
Here are the details I cut the frame for the front sentiment with the MFT First Class Friend die and then embossed it with the wood grain folder and sanded it after that (I used Tim Holtz co-ordination paper). For the sentiment I first stamped the script from the MFT First Class friend stamp set with Pumice stone distress ink, then stamped the Happy Birthday from the MFT More Essentail sentiment set with black Versafine and embossed it with clear embossing powder, next I stamped the rose from the Inspired by Flowers 2 set from MFT with Worn Lipstick distress ink and also embossed that with clear embossing powder. I then added a couple more stamps from the First Class Friend set for some interest. The flourish is a MFT die called "fancy flourish" (love this die!). I used the MFT rolled rose and made the flower from felt - finally got one of these done right :) I also used the MFT Simply scallop medium for the border that has the pretty pearls from Michael's Recollection line on it. The lacy ribbon was picked up somewhere....????
On the inside of the card I used a sentiment from the MFT Inspired by Flowers first set and then stamped the rose again to tie it together. I used the leafy flourish from MFT on the inside of the card.
Hope you enjoy as I had fun making it :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

It Takes Two - All That Scraps Wednesday Eye Candy

Good Wednesday to all of you!!! It was a challenge to me to find two characters that I wanted to put together on a card for "It Takes Two" ... but was happy with these two and I was inspired to make this by my 19 year old son and a very good female friend of his :)!!
The girl is Sugarplums Springtime Emma and the boy is also from C.C.Designs but I could not track down his official stamp name ... sorry. The paper is new Cosmo Cricket called Clementine - very fun paper pad!!
I used the "flat bottom clouds' die from MFT and the flourishes were cut with an old EK Success punch that i had around. Had fun coloring them up with copic markers and paper pieced their shirts :)
Hope you enjoy!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Okay one more for MFT Stamp Club Sketch #38

Okay I needed a baby card so I thought ..."why not use the same sketch and make another card??"Made good sense to me so one more with the sketch turned sideways and the embellishment moved to the another corner...  The card making is an awesome distraction right now - very glad to have this craft to play with!! 
Here is what I used for this one:
stamps: MFT A la mode Bundle of Baby and Clearly Sentimental about babies
inks: Copic and SEI chalk ink
MFT die-namics:  Simple scallop large, polka dot greeting frame, First place award ribbon, flower trio, Tag You're it and upsey daisy leaves
paper: MME Vanity Fair

Thursday, September 22, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Challenge #38

Good morning to you all or whatever part of the day it is for you - hope it is good!! I had fun making this little card for someone in my family for Thanksgivng ....coming up soon for us Canadians :) I love this little MFT Pure Innocence girl with her big pumpkin!! I colored her up with copics and paper pieced her little dress with paper from We R Memory Keepers, Autumn Splendor line. I used the MFT die Layered Labels for the sentiment and another MFT die, Solid bracket border just behind the brown cardstock strip under the sentiment. The leaves were cut with an older Cuttlebu leave die that I am so glad that I kept around - the leaves were fun to make, after cutting them I ran them through my wood grain embossing folder and then inked them up with distress inks to give them the good fall colors!! (I like the way they turned out...) A peek at the inside too :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Some Eye Candy for All That Scraps

Hello bloggers!! This week at All That Scraps we just want to give you some fun eye candy ideas - the theme was to use a banner of some kind on your card, so I decided to use the "First Place ribbon" die from MFT to create a banner for my sentiment to go onto. This cute adorable little boy is C.C. Designs Swiss Pixie Sunflower Hansel and you can find him at the online store for All That Scraps - I think he is so cute!!! I paper pieced his shirt and hat with paper from Bo Bunny from their Forever Fall Collection - very pretty paper and I love the colors they used for this set!! The sentiment is from an older Hero Arts set that I had. I used my spellbinders for the shapes behind him and ran the turquoise through my cuttlebug to emboss it and then went over it with distress inks.  The leaves were cut with some cuttlebug dies that I have had for awhile and then emobssed to give some texture. And yes of course my copics came out to color this little guy!! Hope you enjoy the card - gave you a peek at the inside too!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch 37

Well this card was fun or a few reasons for one of my fav challenges the MFT Wednesday Stamp club sketch and I am taking the great on line class called Inspirtation Showcase by Jennifer McGuire that I signed up for and I got to use a few of the techniques from day 1 on this card!! For the bodice form at front of card I used the "traditional resist technique" and I used Versamark ink and Tim Holtz distress ink (Aged Mahoganny), the stamp and the die for the sewing form are from MFT "Sew Nifty" set. Then for the two little measuring tapes I used the "quick ink colouring tehcnique" - for this I stamped with black Versafine ink and then emobossed with clear embossing powder and then used distess inks to color them.  For the tan piece behind the sewing bodice I used the "trapped embossed resist technique" - in this method I stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder and then added the distess ink over top and the embossed image resists the ink!! WOW - relearning things I knew and learning some new ideas too!! Fun and a good personal challenge to do it and try to figure out how I can make what I am learning apply to a card right away - trying to make good use of my time!!! Love this paper line from My Minds Eye called Lost and Found - Blush!!! Thought it was perfect for this card!! I also used a few other die-namics from MFT, file tab, scalloped ribbon and fancy flourish. Hope you enjoy!!! If you ever get a chance on line to take a course from Jennifer McGuire - do it!!! (this course is now going so watch for a new one sometime!!)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge

Well fall is in the air around here, especially in the evening you can feel the change a fall challenge at All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge. I used Swiss Pixie Birgitta with her pretty sunflower for this card. I colored her with copics as follows:
Hair and boots and dress trim- C1,3,6
Skin - E30, 51, 11 and R05 for cheeks
Dress - Y21, 32, 26
Flower - Y35, 17, 38
Flower Center- E31, 33, 35
Leaf - YG91, 93, 95
I mounted her on a circle and then cut the scallop circle with MFT die-namic, Open Scallop Doilly. For the sentiment on the front I used the First Place Award die-namic and inisde sentiment is the Polka Dot Greeting frame die-namic. I also used the scalloped scallop edge die-namic too.... okay I like these die-namics and they are available at the All That Scraps online store. The paper I used is from Authentique Blissful collection and yes the great papers are available at the All That Scraps store too!!!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch 36

 Yeah - finally after a four week absence I can play in the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club again!! Been a busy time of being in Saskatoon while my daughter and her hubby did some MAJOR renos in the house, my hubby painted among other things and my job to help do meals on BBQ  anfd best job of all play with my three grandsons!!  Then got home and a couple of hospital times - one with my hubby and he is fine!!! And then my dad's wife had a stroke and she passed away peacefully last night .....

Anyways I am back and had fun today making this card for my stepson's birthday!! The sentiments are from More Essential Sentiments from MFT. I used three MFT die-namics, Well Worn Greeting for the sentiment, leafy flourish and Pretty Posies - love their dies!!! Below is  close up of the flowers - I cut them out and dipped them in water and then scrunched them up by hand, put a brad in the center and shaped the petals and sprayed them with glimmer mist and let dry. I learned this from a friend last week and love the effect you get. I think it is kind of a masculine type flower :)
Yes it is amazing there were no copic markers used on this card!!! Good to be back and share with you.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

All That Scraps Challenge

Well this is a very happy day for me ..... as this is my first post as part of the Challenge Team Design Members for All That Scraps !!! One of my fav online stores and I get to be part of their wonderful team!
This little cutie who is Swiss Pixie Camera Birgitta has been colored with copics and then matched up with some great Bo Bunny paper from the Sweet Tooth collection. I used my oval scalloped die from Spellbinders to mount her on. The flower is a MFT die called Upsy Daisy and the film strip is also an MFT die called mini film strip - you can get these great dies and the paper from All That Scraps and so many other awesome products too - check them out!! AND of course all the wonderful C. C. Design stamps - which are awesome to color!!!!! Hope to see you again soon!!! Check out the other challenge team members too :)