So first of I need to send out an apology, I have been incredibly sick the last few days and was not able to share my countdown day 2 card with you all and create one for the countdown day 1, huge thanks to Julie and Susan for being the most amazing ladies and understanding that I could not participate…I will be sharing my day 2 card with you here in this post at the bottom for you all to view….there of course will be 2 lots of inlinkz links for you to click on..
So today is the day that you can all go about shopping for the December release for MFT…I hope you have found loads of inspiration from the team this month and I look forward to bringing you more in the next release…you can find the new products HERE..
My card sadly should have been a card that landed in the bin, not a nice card, but alas I am sharing it all with you to say, well we all have bad crafting days..
I started out by stamping flowers from the Doodle Blooms set onto a piece of trimmed Lemon Chiffon card stock, embossing the pattern that I wanted to create…I then took some vellum and more flowers from the set and embossed these with white embossing powder, die cutting and setting aside…I then took the Kind and Kindness die and die cut it several times out of white card stock so that when adhered together gave dimension, with the top layer I took some Cement Gray ink and applied some ink to the base of the die cut word, next I took a sentiment from the Kind Words and a piece of Steel Grey card stock, stamping and embossing with white embossing powder, I then adhered all these elements to the Lemon Chiffon card and then to a white panel and onto a Steel Grey card, finishing off the card by adding some clear sequins..
Don’t forget to swing past the MFT blog and see loads more inspiration and details on how you can win an instore voucher for this month…
Now a quick share of my Countdown Day 2, my card was pretty straight forward, I trimmed a piece of white card stock, added some blue blended background using Broken China distress ink, then went about die cutting the Bandaids and stamping out a medicine bottle, die cutting this along with a spoon, adding these to the background panel and stamping out sentiments along with finishing touch of twine…great sets to use when someone is under the weather..
Once again all links are provided at the bottom of this post for you to view what was used in creating these cards…
Have a fabulous day and thanks for being so patient..
Special post for today, I am super excited and honoured to be joining in the fun with Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia..
I have to add here that I had a bit of an oopsie this morning, I had my card ready to photograph and sadly my little Bentley accidentally hit my table and my half empty coffee went all over my card, with me running out the door only moments later for work, and working all day I had not time to recreate, insert crying…so I went through all the cards that I have created and I know I shared a sneak peek of the card I am sharing with you today on IG, but never have I blogged it, so thankfully the beautiful and gracious Taheerah is allowing me to share this so I can be apart of this wonderful event….
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So I love making Christmas cards, it really is one of the special times of the year that I adore to pull out all those gorgeous products and have fun interacting different stamp sets together and coming up with a unique design..
I chose on this card, to create a card using Mama Elephant and Lawn Fawn products together, sharing a little scene, stamping out a panda and adding a santa hat to him, stamping presents and a little tree, colouring all these in with Copics and adding a soft background by adding distress ink Tumbled Glass, flicking water to create a wicking effect, adding my little images to the card and adding a sentiment that was from MFT…
It’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize is generously supplied by SugarPea Designs so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.
Don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Merry Christmas!
Thanks for swinging past today and thank you for understanding my dilemma!
We are here again for another MFT Countdown Release day and today we are up to day 3 of the December Release..
Today, I get to share with you my Pure Innocence stamp set for the month, this one is called Bookworm, so the theme of reading continues..
I stamped out the sweet little girl and coloured her in with Copics, added some paper pieced clothes and die cut her out and set her aside along with the little worm…I then took another piece of Kraft card stock and stamped the Lined Up Dots Background using white pigment ink, setting aside to dry, now it was time to die cut some more, so taking some Electric Red and Sno Cone card stock, I went about die cutting using Stitched Rounded Rectangle Frames and Blueprints 21, I added the Kraft card stock, red frame and dots to the white card base, along with the little book girl and worm and completed my card by stamping a sentiment onto a banner that I die cut using the Stitched Sentiment Strips..
Time to swing past the MFT blog and see loads more inspiration..
So I am back again here sharing day 4 of the Countdown Release for MFT and the wonderful products for December..
Today, I chose to work with the latest Birdie Brown stamp and die set called Our Story…
This really is an adorable set that is all about reading and has some great stamps in the set that can be used outside of that theme too..
I created almost a 1 layer look to my card, by stamping and masking off the stamps, before peeling off the masks I add a blended background using distress ink, Mustard Seed, giving the whole image a glow..I then went about stamping out the chair that the little girl was sitting from some pattern paper, adding shading to the chair with Copics…the only addition to the pretty straight forward card, was stamping out the little cat and coffee mug that I coloured and die cut out and finishing out by adding a sentiment..
I hope you enjoy viewing today’s card and there is loads more inspiration over on the MFT blog so be sure to swing by..
The time is flying isn’t it…I am running out of days and hours to get everything done and completed for Christmas…such a crazy time of the year, but I guess it happens like this every year and we should be used to it :)
So today marks the December release for MFT..we start you off with Day 5 of the countdown and today I have a cute little card for you..
I chose to go with a cute little baby card, christening card or a welcome to the world little one card…using the Sombunny I Love stamp set, I chose to take one of the little bears and stamp out, colour in with Copics and set aside, I then die cut some clouds out of vellum and white card stock, using the Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Window and Edge die, whilst at the die cutting machine, I took white card stock and die cut a window panel using the Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Edge Frames, I added this to a Stone Gray card, next I added the white card stock cloud panel and on the vellum cloud I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the Somebunny I Love stamp set, adding this inside the window frame…whilst I had the white embossing powder out I stamped out a little moon onto white card stock and then onto a piece of scratch piece of white card stock, I added also some stamped stars that I stamped around the moon, once all this was embossed, I went about adding distress ink Tumbled Glass over the embossing, almost all the way to the top of the white card stock…I also added Mustard Seed Ink to the moon on the scratch piece of card stock, die cutting this out and adding it to the moon on the white card stock..lastly, I added my little bear and some sequins to complete the card..
I hope you will enjoy the countdown process this month and find loads of inspiration, speaking of inspiration, head on over to the MFT blog and check out what the rest of the team have install for you today..
I will be back tomorrow with day 4 of the countdown..
I hope you all had a great weekend and relaxed, maybe caught up on some crafting or started the process of Christmas wrapping, which I might add I need to start this week..
So the new sketch for MFT is on the horizon, but there is still time to create for the sketch this week, we are up to number 308 and I wanted to pop in and give you some inspiration to kick start you..
I chose to colour up one of the elves from the Santa Elve’s…I also stamped out a few presents and baubles from the set, colouring these up as well, once they were die cut, I set these aside to work on the rest of the card..starting out by die cutting the Starry Circle from some white card stock, adding this to a trimmed piece of white card stock and then went about adding my elf as well as the presents and baubles to match the sketch..I finished out the card by die cutting a sentiment banner from the Blueprints 21 out of Cement Gray card stock and embossing a sentiment also from the same Santa Elve’s stamp set, adding the sentiment under the elf and my card was complete..
So don’t forget if you need more inspiration or you wish to enter this weeks sketch challenge, then you can head over HERE to do so..
Thanks for stopping by, I will be back again tomorrow with some more creative love for you all..