Saturday, October 29, 2011

MFT Guest Designer Challenge - "Bling it On"

 Another fun "guest designer" challenge from one of my most favorite companies, My Favorite Things (loving known by card makers and scrapbookers and crafters as MFT for short if you have not been to their web site as soon as you have finished here you need to check it out!!)  Every month there is a contest on their forum at Splitcoast stampers for some very fortunate lady to join Kim's awesome design team at MFT for a month and play along with them AND you also receive $200 in new products!!!!!  (do I want to win some day?...... are you kidding of course I want to win!!) But you really should also hop over to Splitcoast stamper's and see all the amazing entries that come in - WOW!!! The challenge this month is to "bling it on" - now almost every girl likes bling of some kind so that is a very fun challenge to give us!

I decided to use this challenge to make a birthday card for my mom, as her birthday is coming up real soon, I wanted the card to have some fun bling and also be classy and feminine for her as she is a special lady!! I like decorating the inside too and love using the stamp from the outside on the inside as well, so this time I stamped with distress ink and then used clear embossing powder so help it stand out.Also added some bling inside the card too!! For this card the paper that I used is from Melissa Frances and also Fancy Pants. I had so much fun using the die-namics on this card, on the front I layered up a couple of the borders to make the bottom edge and then added a row of mini pearls from my stash. On the side of the card I added some pearl flourishes from Kaiser craft and also a few of their great rhinestones on the butterflies and in the corners. Don't you just love that oval doily behind the flower - one of the newer ones :) For the flower I stamped it twice and cut it out to give the flower more depth at the center.
The fabulous MFT products that I used were as follows (and if you click on the words it will take you right to the page where you can find these great stamps and die-namics too):
Stamps:  More Essential Elements
              Inspired By Flowers 3
Die-namics: Oval Decorative Doily
                   Faux Crochet Border
                  Simple Scallop Medium
                  Layered Labels
And yes there were a few copic markers used on this great flower: B0000, 000, 00, 02, 04 and G21, 24, 40, 82, 99 and E44.

Hope you enjoy and come play along with this great company and check out all the awesome entries that come in too!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch #42

 Here is the sketch for this week.

 See her standing in the snow - must be here in Calgary in the winter!! And did you see her fuzzy boots and hat?  (Cozy..hmmmm)
Oh I am so excited about using the sketches to get Christmas cards going!! Very fun with this sketch to choose the papers and figure out which paper should go where... :) So this little cutie is called "Flurry of Love" from MFT - I like her wind blown hair!! Shocking as this week I only used two MFT die-namics on my card, Snowflake Trio and then inside I used Simple Scallop Medium border. The paper is a mixture of Echo Park, Season's Greetings and jillibean soup, Christmas eve Chowder. I colored her up with copics and paper pieced her coat. I added white Fun Flock to her boots and hat to make them fuzzy and then used Stickles for the falling snow and White Flower Soft for the snow she is standing in. Added a bow and some Prima crystals and that is it.

Please leave a comment - love to hear from you!!  Come and play along these sketches are always fun :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wednesday Eye Candy for All That Scraps

Wanted you to be able to see her glittery wings - I think they are fun!!
 Okay this week at All That Scraps it is a sketch to play with - come and check it out and see what the other girls on the team have made too!!

I used the new Swiss Pixie Baby Jesus and Angel stamp from C.C. Designs - so cute!! I used the Cool Highlight ultra fine glitter from Glitter Ritz on her wings and a couple dots on her halo too.The circle behind her is cut with the High Tea Doily from My Favorite Things. I colored her up with my copic markers using:
E40, 42, 43, 44 for her hair and manger, her dress is BG70, 10, 32 and her face is E50, 51, 21 and RV32 for her cheeks, band on her dress is RV32, 34. I did airbrush around her with RV000 but as I brightened up the photo that does not show as much. The sentiment on the inside of the card is an AmyR Christmas card greeting set from C.C. Designs for All That Scraps. ( I do love how these sentiments stamp so clear)

Getting goiug good on the Christmas cards - how about you??

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Just sharing these for fun....

Okay I am slipping this one into the MFT Wednesday stamp club for sketch #41 as I needed a couple of baby cards for ladies at our church and decided to use the sketch for one more card this week . And yes the image below is the inside of this card.

Products used for this card were:
Stamps from MFT - ALM Bundle of Joy and Clearly Sentimental about Parents
Die-namics from MFT - Just the Ticket, Layered Labels, Fancy Flourish and Solid Bracket Border 
Paper: MME Lost and Found - Breeze
Ink: Copic markers, Memento and Distress Ink
 And this one is not for any challenges - just needed another baby card so made this for fun!! One little fun thing when I cut the flower with the MFT die-namic Pretty Posies I inked the edges of the flower pieces before assembling, to me this gave the flower more depth :)
Products used for this card:
Stamps from MFT: ALM Bundle of Joy and Clearly Sentimental about Babies
Die-namics from MFT: Pretty Posies, Upsy Daisy Leaves, First Place Award and Simple Scallop Edge
Paper: Simple Stories Baby Steps
Inks; Copic markers, Memento and Distress Ink

Both were fun to do and I hope you enjoy them too :) Love to hear from you.

Friday, October 14, 2011

One more for Wednesday Stamp Club with MFT - Sketch #41

And here is a close up of birdhouse...
And this is the inside for you to see.
Okay I had to make another one with a "blue theme" and this was fun too!!! Yes some of the very same awesome MFT products for this one - I did add two MFT dienamics, Dog Tag and Dainty Doliy Edge. I am going to see if I can link the products I used in a different way that I have seen on some other blogs ..... The paper that I used is from a few years ago from TPC ...down to my last piece now :) The sentiment on outside is from a Stampavie set called Joy to World and the Merry Christmas is from Stamp Barn.

MFT die-namics that were used:

Die-namics Homespun Birdhouse & Set
Homespun Birdhouse and Set
Die-namics Let it Snowflake
Let it Snowflake
Die-namics Dog Tag
Dog Tag
Die-namics Dainty Lace Border
Dainty Lace Border

It's beginning to .... "feel alot like Christmas"  ....getting a jump start on Christmas cards :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch #41

Some days there is a card that is extra fun to make... yes this was one of those cards!!! Made this for the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club, Sketch #41 ... you should come play along too. I used the very fun Homespun Birdhouse dienamic from MFT for this card and what fun it was!!  I used liquid applique to make the snow on the birdhouse and I like how it turned out :) Along the layer of paper under the image I used the Notebook edge dienamic (also from MFT) and then used the negative piece that was left over as it reminded me of Christmas lights.  The snowflakes were also cut with a MFT dienamic called Snowflake   :) The great paper is from Cosmo Cricket line called "Dear Mr. Claus" - the 6x6 pad. The sentimnet on outside is from the Homespun Birdhouse set and the inside sentiment is an old wood stamp I have from Paper Inspirations.

Yeah I have my first Christmas card done!!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

All That Scraps Wednesday Eye Candy - Breast Cancer Awareness... so something pink!!

I am sure that each of us have known someone who has been affected by breast cancer. This month especially we want to let women know that they are not alone as they face this, so there are many online sites that are doing what they can to lend their support to this cause and All That Scraps is one of those. So with that in mind the card this week is to include "pink" and "Coffee Birgitta" from C.C. Designs at All That Scraps definitely is wearing lots of pink for this card :) The paper is from My Minds Eye (an older collection), the flowers are Prima and the ric rac is cut with a C.C. Design die. I used a Spellbinder die for the scalloped circle behind the image. Did you see the brown metal leaves..... Tim Holtz! And if you want to know about the sentiment and also the "breast cancer" ribbon on her coffee cup .... MFT, Who's that Girl - Choose Hope stamp set. I thought those just added to this simple card (it was our Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, so I was a bit busy the last few days)
Copic markers used: R20, 21, 22 and E40, 42, 43, 44 and E21, 50, 51, airbrushed around her with R01.

Be aware and encourage someone you know that is fighting Breast Cancer.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

MFT Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch 40

 ...and here's the inside too....
Always fun to play along with the MFT Wednesday sketches!!  Also as this month is Breast Cancer Awareness month there are challenges daily at Splitcoaststampers on the Hope You Can Cling to forum (just click on this link and you will be there). And you can make cards and send them and they will be used to help encourage women fighting breast cancer - great cause!! So I decided to use my new MFT  Who's That Girl stamp set called "Choose Hope" to make a card for the sketch and also to be sent with some other cards I hope to do so that it can be used to encourage someone. The paper I used is from Authentique called "Uncommon" and I used a few of the MFT die-namics too .... Sweet Stack, Layered Labels, Scallop Ribbon and Open Scallop Doily - these dies are so slick!!!! If you have not used these you really need to check them out :) So I hope you enjoyed what saw today .... love to hear your comments.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

All That Scraps - "Anything Goes Challenge"

Time to play in this month's "anything goes challenge", pop over to All That Scraps Wednesday blog and come and play along with us .... and take time to see all the great cards the DT ladies have made for you :)

Don't you just have to love an image that is holding a coffee?? This little cutie is Latte Kiki la Rue from C.C. Designs and I think she is adorable :) The paper I used is from MME and is their Stella Rose Hattie line - I think this is still one of my favs from them and you can get other great lines form them at All That Scraps online store (but this one is older ...)
The dies that I used for this card are : Spellbinders oval and scalloped oval
                                                     MFT - leafy flourish, simple scallop medium and flower trio
They do sell many of the MFT dienamics at All That Scraps so check them out :)

I used a sentiment from a MFT set that I have on the outside and the inside is an older wood stamp from Impression Obsession - in my drawer of sentiment stamps :)

The copic colors that I used are:
skin - E000,00, 21
hair - YR30, 31, Y21, E31
dress, shoes, bow - BG70, 72, 75 and BG11
I shaded around her with C00 and C1.

Love to hear your comments :)  Hope you come and play with us at All That Scraps!!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

MFT Guest Designer Challenge Entry

 Okay here is the photo of the whole set ... getting a good photo was a challenge in itself!! :) The challenge from one of my most fav companies MFT was to make a "perfect package" (you can read all about on the MFT blog - come and play too)- I have a niece who is soon having a baby, so this is to treat her and remind her she has to take care of herself too!! A bag to put bath goodies in, a bookmark to remind her to take time to relax and read and of course a card that may hold another treat for her... The frame is to hold a photo of baby and go in his room :) is the bookmark
...the frame

 .... a close up of the fun stamp on the gift bag.. see the bubbles??
And of course the card. The paper is from DCWV "All About Boys' stack - just what I needed!!
I used all the following MFT stamps: PI - Lather Rinse repeat, Bedtime Story and Spa Day, WTG Girls Rule and My How You've Grown, Clearly Sentimental About Babies and First Class Friend. (and you can find them all at the most awesome online store - just click on the words in blue and go right there)  :)
The MFT die-namics that I used were: Open Scallop Doily, Simple Scallop medium, Scallop Ribbon, Catch a Wave, Fancy Flourish, File Tab, Ticket Tab, Tag You're It, First Class Friend and Prima Dona Petals. And yes click on those blue words and go find the slickest die-namics there are - they cut beautifully and there are always new ones coming out......   :)

If you have not looked at their blog - hop on over there to the MFT blog as the design team over there always inspires me and challenges me .... and I have met some of them and they are the greatest ladies!!! And they just happen to be showing the "teasers" for what is coming out on October 4th!

...okay I am tired now and going to bed as I am off to a photography class tomorrow all day :)