Wednesday, December 27, 2017

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #365


Ready for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Here's Sketch #365.


And  here's my take on it.



Truthfully, this is my second card for the sketch. My first? A carbon copy of the 
sketch, right down to the shapes. 


I had to redeem myself. 😉

I stamped flowers and leaves with dye inks and cut them out with the matching
Die-namics. They were adhered to a Stone Gray card base with dimensional
adhesive. The sentiment was white embossed on a scrap piece of Gravel Gray
card stock, trimmed, and adhered to the card.

 Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a $50
MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge! Hope you'll join us!



Friday, December 22, 2017

Snow Many Snowmen

Just popping in to share a card that I made with Mama Elephant's So Many Snowmen.
At first I was planning to stamp the image and color in just one snowman, but I couldn't
decide which one to highlight. So I colored them all. 


I masked the snowmen after stamping and heat embossing the image so it doubled
the amount of snowmen on the card. I colored them in with Zig markers and
a waterbrush and Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.
 
The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of black card stock, cut with
the speech bubble dies and popped up over the snowmen. 

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Also, the winner of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop giveaway is 
VERNA ANGERHOFER. Congrats, Verna, I'll be contacting you!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #252


CAS(E) this Sketch #252 is a two-weeker. This means you have two weeks
to enjoy the holidays and still have plenty of time to join us for the challenge!
Here's the sketch, compliments of our team leader, Chrissy.


And here's my take on it.

I had several ideas for this sketch--a skyline, washi tape. In the end, an old 
pad of Pink Paislee papers helped me create the card in about 10 minutes.

I started by covering a card base with the floral paper, then added the lime
patterned paper in the corner. After that, it was trimming several papers into
strips and adhering them to the card per the sketch. I finished off the card
with the stamped sentiment and a strip of glitter card stock under it.

Remember this is a two week challenge. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, 
January 4th, 2018 and as the winner, you could be guest designing with us
in the new year!

Have a safe and happy holiday, and we'll see you in two weeks!


Pink Paislee Fancy Free 6x6 Paper Pad (discontinued)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #364




Ready for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Meet Sketch #364.


And meet my take on it. A little off the beaten path but I had some extra
flowers and leaves and decided to put them to use.



The flower and leaf outline images were stamped on Bristol paper, colored in with
Zig markers and fussy cut. A piece of Cement Gray card stock was cut with the
wonky stitched square and the flowers and leaves were adhered to it.

A strip of Cement Gray card stock was adhered to a Stone Gray card base and
the floral piece was popped up over it. The sentiment finished off the card.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win a
$50 MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge!
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

MFT Furever Friends Card Kit Release Day


It's time! You may now purchase the Furever Friends Card Kit in the MFT Store!
Before you head there, I'd like to share one more project using this fun kit.


Watercolor card stock was ink distressed with Distress inks and spattered
with water. A Stone Gray panel was stamped with Whimsical Woodgrain in
Versamark ink for a tone on tone background. A dome window was cut through
the panel and topped with a stitched dome frame.


The pup and kitty were stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. The panel was adhered to a Stone Gray card base and the pup,
kitty, and the kitty's bed (the mid-month "free with $60 Die-namics") were
adhered inside the window and the card was finished off with the sentiment.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration using the kit and
comment on all participating team members' blogs for a chance to win a
$50 MFT gift voucher!



Monday, December 18, 2017

MFT December Card Kit Countdown Day 2



It's Day 2 of the My Favorite Things Card Kit Countdown! The
Furever Friends Card Kit will go on sale tomorrow, December 19th at 9PM EST.

Today's card features a window opening covered with tulle that Jennifer McGuire
shared here on You Tube. I've always wanted to make a card with tulle and the critters
in this kit were waiting for me to do it!


After stenciling a brick pattern on kraft card stock with white pigment ink,
I cut out the stitched window and sandwiched the tulle per Jennifer's
instructions on the video.


I added the pup, stamped the sentiment with the new Extreme Black Hybrid ink,
 and finished off the card with small red hearts.

Visit today's Card Kit countdown post at My Favorite Things for more ideas
and inspiration using the kit and leave a comment there for a chance to win
a $25 MFT gift voucher!


Sunday, December 17, 2017

MFT December Card Kit Countdown Day 1


It's time to meet this month's Card Kit--Furever Friends. Here's a peek at the kit. 
Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for a detailed description of the kit's contents.


And here's my card using the kit.


Using Versamark ink, I stamped the pups and kitties on kraft card stock for a
tone on tone background. The panel was cut and adhered to a Chocolate Brown
card base.


The pup and kitty were colored with Copics and cut with the matching Die-namics,
then adhered to the card base and grounded with an oval shadow. Lastly, the
sentiment was white embossed and cut with the banner strip, and the card
was finished off with small hearts.

Visit today's Card Kit countdown post at My Favorite Things for more
inspiration from the Creative Team. And get ready to purchase the kit on
Tuesday, December 19th at 9PM EST in the MFT Store!


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Tag You're It #79 and (Belated) Happy National Cocoa Day


I'm squeezing in a tag Tag You're It Challenge #79 and the Winter 2017
Coffee Lovers Blog Hop for National Cocoa Day.

Here's the inspiration tag from guest designer Leigh.



Sadly, this is the last challenge for Tag You're It, after 3-1/2 years of 
wonderful tag inspiration. I just had to join the last challenge and here's my tag.


A mug was inked with Cracked Pistachio Distress ink and adhered to a tag.
I adhered a snowflake on the mug, and the "cocoa" and whipped cream.
The sentiment was stamped on the tag with brown ink and I added some
"snow" with Distress Stickles.

I'm also linking this to the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (belatedly) for
National Cocoa Day which was yesterday, December 13th.



Yep, "Hawaiian time"--that's me!
Thanks for stopping by.


CAS(E) this Sketch #251

I made it under the wire with Sketch #251 from CAS(E) this Sketch,
a little number from me.


Going through my stash of die cuts, I found this jolly guy and he fit perfectly
on the card for the sketch.


On a kraft card base I layered an ink distressed woodgrain piece, topped with
my favorite Santa and a diecut sentiment, highlighted with a white pigment
pen. Done and done!

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, December 21st 
and as the winner, you could be joining us on a future sketch!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #363




And here's my take on this simple sketch.


For the focal point on the card, I white embossed three trees, then ink distressed
with Distress inks. After spritzing water over the piece, I trimmed it and adhered
it to a Stone Gray card base.

The sentiment was white embossed on a scrap piece of black card stock and
cut with a fishtail banner. The banner was adhered to the card and finished
off with "snow" from a white pigment pen, and sequins.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win a
$50 MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the weekly challenge.
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Monday, December 11, 2017

MFT December Release Replay



It's time for My Favorite Things December Release Replay when the Creative
Team is challenged to share more ideas using the latest release.



I used the Stitched Tag Corner Square STAX for a bold, graphic (masculine!)
birthday card. Five shapes were cut from watercolor card stock, inked with
Distress inks and spritzed with water. 

They were arranged on a Stone Gray card base--a couple were popped up with
dimensional tape--and the card was finished off with the sentiment and some
enamel dots.

 Visit today's post at My Favorite Things to see how the rest of the Creative
Team took on the Release Replay Challenge.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ellen Hutson 12 Tags of Christmas With a Feminine Twist




another one of my favorite seasonal challenges that I look forward to every 
year--and I managed to make two tags for the challenge.


Day 7 featured Heather and Elena and a color challenge using pink, mint, and gold.


Cracked Pistachio was the closest color that I had for the minty sky and I
ink distressed most of the stitched tag, then spattered some water over it.
I assembled the deer on the tag and added pink hearts to the stag's antlers.



I stamped the sentiment and threaded some twine through the hole. As I 
was getting ready to take a photo of the tag, I noticed that I forgot the "gold".
Luckily, I had a scrap of gold card stock that fit perfectly under the sentiment.




Day 10 features another color challenge but this time, a bright palette. Sharon
and Svitlana created such beauties and I couldn't resist joining them.


This tag bears a resemblance to my card that I shared earlier for MFT's December 
Release. The row of houses was cut from watercolor card stock and this time, I used
Zig markers to color the tops of the houses. I brushed water across the top and let
the colors blend. 




A tag was cut from black card stock and white embossed with the sentiment. White
acrylic paint was spattered across the top of the tag and the row of houses was
adhered over it. The tag was finished off with the black and white twine.

I'm hoping to crank out a few more tags, if time permits. I love the versatility
of tags, from simply being tied onto a gift or adhering it to a card base for a quick card.
Thanks for stopping by today!