Hope you are all having a great day!

Beautiful and much cooler day here at the cottage so it is the type of day that you feel like doing something, although secretly, I would really love a nap LOL..

Today at MFT is all about Stitching, it is that time of the month again where the team bring you creations as inspiration for the Stitched with Love…

As March is approaching fast, we are sharing creations for St Patricks Day, so this gives you time to make your creations…

I chose to turn my Cross Stitch Tag into a card, using just the portion of where you cross stitch onto, I used one of the patterns from the Resources section on the MFT site…

I stitched away on my die cut portion a pot of gold, once I was finished all the cross stitch, I took out one of the gnomes from You Gnome Me and coloured him in with just grey tones, giving him a monochromatic look..

Next, it was time to assemble to card…I took white card stock and one of the dies from Blueprints 32, die cutting into the panel, also die cutting a frame out of Cement Gray card stock..

I added my cross stitch panel to the card front, then adhering foam tape to the die cut panel to give dimension, I placed over the top of the cross stitch panel, adding my little Cement Gray frame..

I stamped a sentiment onto more white card stock and die cut around this using one of the tab dies from Blueprints 32..

I added my gnome as if he had just dug up all that gold, my sentiment and scattered some Gold Sequins to complete..

I hope you will all join in the fun and play along with this challenge..

Have a fabulous day!





  • Megan

    OMG that is so cute. Love your card. Glad to hear you are cooler where you are. We moved to the Southern Highlands and have been baking and desiccating… thought it was hot hot hot and dry dry dry in the hawkesbury. Roll on winter.ReplyCancel

Hello again

I have a super fun post today for you all, MFT are joining forces with Chibitronics and having one of those collabs again..

Chibitronics bring you fun interactive parts that you can add to your creations to light up, the interactive part is so fun to play with and for the recipient to receive even more fun..

I chose to light up a hot air balloon, stamping out my images from the Up in the Air, coloured the images in with Copics and set aside..

I then went about adding a could background onto some white card stock, blending clouds using the Mini Cloud Stencil and Blue Breeze ink…

I forgot to take a photo of the preparation of the Chibi Circuit, it was a hot mess though, but it really is super easy to create and the little booklet inside the starter pack is a lot of help, there are also a lot of You Tube videos out there also, so don’t be afraid to make these types of cards, lets face it, if I can do it anyone can do it :)

Once my circuit was established I added a tone of foam tape and placed the cloud background..

Next I added my little images and stamped out some sentiments to add to my card..

Here you can see that when you place your finger onto the the little house the balloon lights up as if the gas fire was pumping the hot air balloon into the air..

To see more creations from the design team head on over to the BLOG..and don’t forget to head to the Chibitronics blog too as they will have a giveaway also..

Have a wonderful rest of the day!






Hi There

So I am writing this post with a huge apology, I had scheduled my post to go out live at midnight here well so I thought, to my horror I woke to find that my post did not go out at all as I had set it to PM instead of AM, then when I went to re post out it failed and disappeared on me..I swear me and my blog have a love hate relationship…so I am sitting here rather late having to write my post once again to you all..

I chose to add a few different characters holding balloons as this month was all about balloons..

I stamped out images from Birthday Chicks, Beary Birthday and Happy Hippos, colouring in with Copics and die cutting out..

I stamped up in the right hand corner of a trimmed piece of white card stock and sentiment from Handwritten Happiness, adding my images to the card front and finishing off with a scattering of Clear Sequins..

So why not come and play along this week with the team for a chance at winning, for more details head over HERE

I will be back again later in the day with another fun project for you all..

Have a great day!





  • This is so beautifully colored, love those blloons! Such a CUTE bunch of animals!ReplyCancel

  • Tara Prince

    Adorable scene!!ReplyCancel

Hello again

Hope you have all had a great day, I am a little pooped tonight, lots of gardening today..so an early night it will be, but before that can happen it is time to get this post written and scheduled to go out :)

I went with something that was out of my normal colour tones and well it was good to stretch myself..

So the title of this post says it all, it is that time of the week again where the new Sketch Challenge for MFT starts, don’t forget to play along this week for a chance to win and to find out how to do so with loads of inspiration from the DT just click HERE..

I chose to work my card around the little Harvest Mouse, stamping out the images and colouring with Copics, die cutting out and setting aside..

Next, I took a piece of white card stock that I trimmed down and applied Steel Blue ink over the Mini Cloud Stencil..

With more white card stock I stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments stamp set and set both the inked panel and the sentiment aside..

Wanting to carry the Steel Blue colour through my design, I trimmed down some Steel Blue card stock and stamping over the top using the Mesh Background, embossing the background with Silver Embossing Powder..

I added the strip across the Mesh Background card stock, along with my little images and sentiment and the card was complete….

I look forward to viewing your creations this week, have fun!






Hello there

Hope you are all having a great day, beautiful day here at the cottage, cooler weather for Summer and nice sunny day, so I have opened the house and blinds and am letting the house air and sun stream in..

Today over at MFT the team are sharing the February Release Replay, more inspiration to share with you all what you can create using the latest and greatest for this month..be sure to head on over to the Blog to see what the team have cooked up..

I am sharing a creation using those sweet little chicks from Birdie Brown, Birthday Chicks…

I took out all the images that I wanted to use, stamped and coloured in with Copics, then die cut out..

Next, I took several pieces of Grout Gray card stock and ran it through the die cutting machine die cutting the Single Stitch Line Tag-Corner Rectangle, adhering each of the frames together, I also ran a piece of white card stock through and using the inner part of that card stock, I stamped a sentiment towards the top..

I adhered the frame and inner part to a white card base, adding my little chicks around and my card was complete..

I adore these little chicks and I just know I am will be gravitating to them to create cards..

Have a fabulous day, I will be back again tomorrow with more..






Hello again

Back again to share the latest sketch challenge for MFT and the current sketch is number 371…I hope you get a chance to play along this week, they really are a lot of fun..

To find more inspiration and details on how you can enter the challenge for a chance at winning then just go over to HERE..

I worked with one of my all time favourite sets from MFT called Llama Love to create my sketch around..

I took the stamps that I wanted to use on the card and stamped them out, coloured them in with Copics and die cut..

Next, I took a piece of white card stock and the background stamp Lined Up Dots, inking up the stamp with Natural Ink, stamping over the card stock and then running this through the die cutting machine die cutting the Gift Box Cover-Up die, taking the stitched sections out and discarding the outer frame..

I then ran it through again, but this time die cutting only plain white card stock and keeping the frame only..

I added the frame to a white card base using foam tape for dimension and placed the stamped pieces back into position..

Still at the die cutting machine station, I took Kraft Card Stock and ran it through die cutting a Pierced Heart Stax, adding this to the centre area of the Gift Box Cover-Up die cut..

I placed my stamped images around the card and completed the card by stamping a sentiment onto a thin strip of card stock..

Looking forward to seeing what you create with this weeks challenge..

Have fun crafting..





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