Are you all having a great day! Hope so…

So today I have a very special post, the DT from MFT are celebrating and sending big birthday wishes to our lovely owner Kim Van Der Sanden, she is celebrating a very big milestone and this year will be her 50th…

I personally just wish to send you Kim massive loads of hugs and love and wishes for your birthday, may it be as special as you are and that you are spoiled in so many ways that you deserve…

To help the celebrations, please be sure to check out the Blog to see all the creations the DT have created for this special occasion..

For my card, I chose to use the sweet Pure Innocence, Cupcake Day, stamping out and colouring with Copics..

I stamped her again and added a paper pieced dress, using pattern paper from the Dots and Stripes Confection..

I then worked on the rest of the card, by die cutting several times the word Hooray, adding these to a white card base to create my own background feature…

I added my little girl and stamped a sentiment from Anything-But-Basic Birthday Wishes and the card was complete..

Have a wonderful birthday Kim…





  • Cindy H.

    This is such an adorable card! Love the background and your gorgeous coloring.ReplyCancel


Hope you are all enjoying your week, I know I am so looking forward to the weekend, it feels like it has been quite a big week already :)

So you read the title of the post right, it is Sketch Challenge day!

To view loads of inspiration and details on how you can enter for a chance to win, click HERE..


I chose to pull out those little crabs from the Beclaws stamp set and colour them up, die cutting the images out and setting aside..

I then took a piece of white card stock and using the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges, I die cut the bottom of the card off, I added a cloud background using the Mini Cloud Stencil and some Lemon Drop ink for something different..

I added some Tiny Check Pattern Paper to the base of the cloud feature and added my little crabs, star and heart..

Completing the look of the sketch with a sentiment stamped and embossed on Black Licorice card stock, adding this under the crabs and a scattering of Clear Sequins..

Enjoy playing with this weeks sketch…




  • Julie

    I love the proximity of the crabs to the gingham tablecloth/napkin *wink*ReplyCancel


So tonight at MFT we are sharing the latest Sketch Challenge and of course we are all sharing inspiration for 391, to view how you can enter for a chance to win, just click HERE for all the details..

I chose to use the Cover-Up Collage, to match the sketch, I die cut this out of white card stock and also with Cement Gray..

With some of the squares from Cement Gray, I took the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set, using the little flower stem stamp, I embossed with White Embossing Powder over each of the squares to give my own pattern..

Using the same stamp set, I took the images that I wished to use, stamped out and coloured with Copics, die cutting these..

I also stamped a sentiment from the Lots of Hugs onto some Cement Gray card stock…

Time to assemble my card, adding the Collage Cover-Up to a white card base, then the Cement Gray squares, along with the images and completed the centre panel with the sentiment..

I hope you have time to play along this week..

Have a great day!








  • Lisa Lynn Peronto

    Your card is gorgeous. Love the bright colors.ReplyCancel

  • Aileen Ryan

    Ahhh Joy such a cute card I love it. Those sweet hedgies and all, fabulous.ReplyCancel

Hello there

Gosh been a few days since I posted last, things have been super busy on this end and I have barely had time to hit the craft room, that I must admit is a disaster zone since the new piece of furniture arrived..

But tonight I have a card share with you all, tonight at MFT we are sharing the latest Hits and Highlights..

The design team are sharing all about cocktails themed projects..

I used the Martini Die-namics, die cutting out the martini glass, shaker, slice of orange and cherry or I guess onion, depending on what type of martini you were after :) I die cut these out of some Black Licorice card stock..

I then took the word Cheers in which I die cut several times out of white card stock, adhering for dimension and with the last die cut, I used some Gold Sparkle..

To add a little more to my card, I took Cracked Pistachio and the Framework Stencil and added some of this to a trimmed piece of white card stock…

Once I was happy with the background, I added my Martini die cuts along with the word Cheers and added another sentiment under this from the Spirited Sentiments..

Completing this card by adding a scattering of Metallic Gold Sequins..

I will be back of course tomorrow for Wednesday Sketch Challenge, but for now have fun looking at loads more inspiration from the team..






I hope your week is going well, I am sure glad it is Friday tomorrow and almost the weekend, another long week over and done with…

Tonight however, I get to share the latest Birthday Project Challenge with you all, this month’s Birthday theme is all about those adorable bears, we all love a cuddly bear right..to check out what the team have created and to enter for a chance to win, just click HERE..

I decided to take one of the cute bears from the Birthday Bears, stamping out the large bear holding presents..I coloured the image in with Copics and die cut out..

I then worked on the background, by taking a piece of trimmed white card stock and using some Post-it masking tape, taping off around the edge of the card stock, I then applied Ripe Raspberry, Cornflower and Periwinkle inks until I was happy with the background..

To this I added circles, using the Basic Shapes Circle Stencil and some Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, I waited for this to dry and when dry, I stamped a sentiment at the top..

I added my bear and finished off by adding a tonne of die cut white stars…

I hope you will all find a little time to play along this week..

Enjoy the rest of your day!






Hi there

Tonight is Wednesday night and that means it is time for a new sketch challenge at MFT, current sketch of course is number 390, to view loads of inspiration to get you started and to find out how you can play along to win, just click HERE..

I went with a bit of love on my card using the Pure Innocence girl called Blowing Kisses, I stamped her out and coloured with Copics, I added white gel pen to her little dress and cut off part of her dress to fit inside the square that I die cut out of white card stock using the Inside and Out Stitched Square Stax..

I die cut 2 panels out of this die and on the inner sections I added some ink blending with some Pink Lemonade…

Whilst still at the die cutting station, I took some Ripe Raspberry and Pink Lemonade card stock and die cut a heart and banner using the Hearts in a Row Vertical..

On the banner I stamped and embossed a sentiment from the From the Heart, added the heart and banner to the bottom die cut square and the top square my little girl..

I added some pattern paper to the bottom square from the Hearts and Stripes paper pad and completed the card by adding enamel hearts from the Tiny Heart Shape Sprinkles..

Have fun playing along this week, I will be back with more for you tomorrow..




  • Barbara

    I love it-the colors are so pretty!ReplyCancel