Beautiful day here at the cottage, love this time of the year when we get to see the trees turn their leaves to beautiful colours, Autumn is one of the most gorgeous times of the year for me, this year however, we could do with some rain, it has been extremely dry, but I guess if there is no rain then having gorgeous days is the next best thing..
So Darryl, has been out mowing the lawns with Bentley following every step he took, quite funny to watch and I sit here inside writing to all you my lovely peeps!
I wanted to pop in here today to share a card that I created when I was away on retreat…
I always find and I know a lot of you do find it hard to create sympathy cards, we never seem to gravitate to create them, but we at times certainly need them, so I decided whilst away to create at least one of these cards..
I paired this Hero Arts Layering Orchid that I inked with lots of Simon Says Stamp ink then MFT Star Grid Stencil, Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set in which I used the sentiment and finished the card off with Pretty Pink Posh sequins…
I used 3 different colours of ink from Simon Says Stamp to ink my orchids, inking the bottom layer with Cotton Candy, middle layer with Doll Pink and the top layer with Hot Mama, the stem was Green Apple..
My background on the card I wanted something very soft looking, so I inked up the Star Grid Stencil from MFT with some Victorian Velvet, making sure to taper off at the bottom of the card..
I went about adhering my orchid, then added a stamped sentiment from the Altenew Fresh Freesia stamp set and finished off with the scattering of Clear Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh..
I hope this inspires you to create some of those hard cards that we do need to have in our stash..
Enjoy your Friday, I am off to hang the washing out and attack the mess that has been created on my desk in my craft room, hopefully a video coming soon if I can remember how to do so LOL..
The day has come to start that shopping for the latest MFT release, hope you are all excited..
I have one last card to share today for the release and today is New Product Launch day..
I am sharing a card today that features both Stitched Dome Stax and Oval Word Window Frames, pairing these together with Cuddly Koalas and Blueprints 32..
Stamping out my little images colouring them in with Copics and fussy cutting the Koalas out, sadly my dies are missing in action at present..
I then went about die cutting a piece of white card stock with the Stitched Dome Stax, adding Summer Splash ink to the background and stamping out the tree from the Cuddly Koalas stamp set, colouring it in with Copics also..
Whilst die cutting, I took a piece of Kraft card stock and die cut the Oval Word Window Frame and with a trimmed piece of white card stock slightly smaller then the card front, I ran it through die cutting machine adding an opening using the Stitched Dome Stax…foam mounting this to the card and with the stamped dome I glued it straight onto the card..
I took the sentiment strip, stamped a sentiment that I white embossed and added this along the bottom of the dome feature, adding the other Koala to look as though she was hanging off the sentiment trying to climb up to the tree..
My last feature on this card, was to die cut some hearts out of Watercolor Wash pattern paper using the Blueprints 32..
Happy shopping and don’t forget to check out the rest of the teams inspiration for you at the BLOG..
Woohoo!! Day one of the MFT April Release Countdown is here..are you all getting your shopping list ready??
So today I share a card that please excuse the grass section on my card, it went a little wonky and bent and well when I went to pull it off, it was going to rip the card, so hence I had to leave it, but hey, that is what crafting is, the good the bad and the ugly right?
My card today features Tweet Wishes, paired with Spring Scene Builder and Stitched Oval Word Windows..
Starting out as always, stamping out the images that I wished to colour, die cutting these once I was happy with the colouring and setting aside..
Whilst at the die cutting machine, I die cut a fence from white card stock using the Spring Scene Builder, some grass from Spearmint card stock and lastly some clouds from Sno Cone card stock..
Next, I trimmed a white piece of card stock slightly smaller then the card front and went about adding a soft inked background using Pineapple ink and attaching my little scene to the card…I die cut the word window at the base of the scene and with the inner piece I stamped a sentiment from the Tweet Wishes stamp set..
Adding the scene to the card base with foam tape and then adhered the stamped sentiment back into the panel…
I will be back tomorrow with my New Product Launch card with you all, in the meantime have fun checking out the design teams creations over at the MFT blog..
I cannot believe we are almost at the full release of MFT April products..
Today, is Countdown Day 2 and there is more installed for you here at my blog and over at the MFT blog, so be sure to head that way too..
I used those sweet little puppy dogs stamp set called, Four Legged Friends, pairing up this set with the Blueprints 32..
Stamping out one of the pups, colouring with Copics and die cutting with the matching die, setting this aside..
I took the stitched frame from Blueprints 32, die cutting out of white card stock, the inner panel I added blending to the bottom using Limelight ink…
Still using the stitched frame die, I trimmed down a piece of white card stock, slightly smaller then the card front, which of course die cut a rectangle, I added this to a trimmed white card and with the stitched frame I added foam tape and placed back into the negative space, adding the blended panel, so that it sat flat to the white card stock..
Next, was to add my little puppy, then to add a sentiment, which I used from the same stamp set, trimming a piece of Black Licorice card stock to cover the bottom of the card, embossing this sentiment with white embossing powder…
To add cohesion to the card, I trimmed a small strip of Black Licorice card stock and added this to the top of the card, then die cut Kraft card stock and a tab from Blueprints 32, along with a heart also from the same set out of Watercolor Wash pattern paper and my card was complete..
Thanks for stopping by and leaving wonderful comments, I will be back tomorrow with Day 1..
Hope you all are enjoying your weekend, Darryl and I have had a good weekend, we have had a really productive weekend, getting things all cleaned up again inside this house, which was well over due :) so now I can have a crafty afternoon…
Today, we edge even closer to the MFT April Release, with Day 3 in hand, today we are sharing yet more creations that will inspire you and make you want to shop :)
Remember that there is loads more inspiration over at the MFT blog so be sure to head that direction too..
I chose to use the sweet Pure Innocence stamp set called Fresh Squeezed and paired her up using Blueprints 32 also from this release, along with Party Banners and Grassy Fields, older product..
As always, I stamped out my little girl, colouring in her skin, hair and the glass and with the rest, yep! you guessed it, I paper pieced her, using pattern papers from Tiny Checks Bright and Plaid Patterns, setting her aside once die cut and paper pieced…
I then went about creating a scene, die cutting one of the smaller rectangle stitched dies from the Blueprints 32 from some white card stock, then running it through my die cutting machine again to die cut the inside panel from some pattern paper, Hearts and Stripes, adding both of these to a white card base..
Taking pattern paper from Sweet Celebration and Calm and Cozy Chevron, I took dies Party Banners and Grassy Fields, adding both of these die cuts to the card front..
I added my little girl and then stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set onto a narrow strip of white card stock, adding under this strip another piece of Tiny Checks Bright pattern paper and my card was complete..
Okay, washing is needing to be hung on the line, then some lunch and back into creating :)
Hello and happy weekend
I hope you all enjoyed the countdown for MFT that started yesterday..
Today, we have more install for you…so happy to share a project using the Birdie Brown, Up in the Air stamp set..super, super adorable..
Remember to view loads more inspiration just head to the MFT blog to check out the rest of the design teams creations..
I kept my card today fairly simple, letting the stamps themselves shine..
I stamped out what I wanted to use on my card, coloured in with Copics and die cut with matching dies, setting these aside..
I then took a piece of white card stock and the Wonky Stitched Rectangle die and die cut a small panel for my images to be placed on, I adhered this to a Cement Gray card and then went about creating my little scene of balloons..
Finishing off my card by adding a stamped sentiment from the same stamp set and a scattering of Lemon Meringue and Clear Sequins..
Enjoy today’s inspiration, I will be back with Day 3 for you all tomorrow..