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!!


  1. This is a BEAUTY!!!! Had to post here too!!!

  2. Jeanie this is stunning - love the bling!!! Starbucks next week?!

  3. GORGEOUS!!! Love everything about it!!