April 08, 2020

My Favourite Things....MFTWSC483 and CTD587...Heartfelt Thanks!


Hello stampin' friends! I spent the weekend #stayinghome and getting crafty! I made these sweet cards with the MFT Birdie Brown Free Digital Download that they have available on the MFT blog. Theses Birdie Brown stamp sets and sentiments are SOOO sweet!!! I used the fabulous colour combo over at the Color Throwdown # 587 and used the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge # 483

Love this great sketch and used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Kraft, Bubblegum, Spearmint and Steel Grey 




I recently got a new printer and I wasn't sure if the ink would be compatible with my Copic markers so when I downloaded the free Birdie Brown digital images it was a chance to test it out. I had my fingers crossed!

I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't have any problems with the printer ink smudging or bleeding with my new HP Officejet 3830 printer. I printed this image on Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cover stock and coloured this sweet nurse from the the MFT Birdie Brown Call the Shots digital download and cut out a sentiment too. I stamped the tiny open heart from the Reverse Confetti Unicorn Wishes on the nurses' chart and coloured in the image with my Copics.


For this card I used the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics for the arched panel that the sketch calls for and I created a window. I also used the two different nesting sizes in the STAX set to make a frame from Kraft Heavyweight Card stock. I stamped a background with the Make Your Mark Background Stamp with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink on Smooth White Cardstock.  I embellished with some twine and sparkly YNS gumdrops.  


I finished the inside of the card too. I simply used the positive die from the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics and made a tag. I layered another sentiment too. 


I made a second card with the same layout with the Birdie Brown Super Hero in Scrubs Digital Download. I fussy cut the images out and popped him up on the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics window. I used the Make Your Mark Background stamp again (love it) with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Ink.


I embellished with some hemp cord and a sprinkling of YNS pink gumdrops. I stamped a heart on his chart too.


And I finished the inside of the card too. I simply used the positive die from the Rounded Banner STAX Die-namics and made a tag. I layered another sentiment too. 
Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my cards for the MFTWSC438 and the Color Throwdown # 587 with the MFT Free Birdie Brown Digital Downloads that are on the MFT Blog.  
 

April 04, 2020

My Favorite Things...MFT Color Challenge 138 & Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...You're a Good Egg!


Hello Stampin' friends!!! It has been a very long time since I have made a card and posted here on my blog but I have been staying home and self-isolating/social distancing, like everyone one else, during the COVID19 pandemic. We finally got around to giving my craftroom a refresh with a coat of paint. We had this mini-reno in the works for a while but hadn't got around to it. So, we finally did it! Chris painted and hung up the pegboard that my Dad made for me and my Mum painted it. I love it!!! Everyone did a great job! Scroll down to see some craftroom pics. 

So, I made this card with this adorable MFT Somebunny Sweet Pure Innocence stamp. I think she is retired now but this is my first time inking her up. I made this card with the pretty color pallet for the MFT Color Challenge 138.  I am also entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. They have a beautiful spring mood board for inspiration. 





I made my card with MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Primitive White, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry and Reverse Confetti Sunshine Cardstock



I coloured the Somebunny Sweet Pure Innocence with my Copic markers and I created a little scene with the flower accessories stamp from the Mud Buddies Pure Innocence Stamp set. I cut the image with my MFT Rectangle STAX Die-namics and did some inking with Distress ink in Tumbled Glass  and Mowed Lawn.

I made the scalloped frames cut from Primitive White Heavyweight Cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Scallop Edge Frames Die-namics. I stamped the background with Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink on Primitive White Cardstock with Crosshatch Background Stamp.


I stamped a sentiment from the Somebunny Sweet Pure Innocence Stamp set and embellished with some stamped and copic-colored eggs from the same set, cut with the coordinating Somebunny Sweet Die-namics. I wrapped the stitched sentiment strip with some hemp twine and added a sprinkling of Your Next Stamp sparkly Gumdrops.   


I finished the inside of my Somebunny Sweet Pure Innocence card too. I stamped a shadow image of the PI girl and her little friend with Blu Raspberry Premium Dye Ink and stamped another sweet sentiment from the set with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink. I created a layered sentiment with my favorite Layered Treat  Tag Die-namics.  

And as promised here are some pics of my craftroom...paint colour is Benjamin Moore Coventry Grey.

My room is very small but it works for me and I love having a dedicated space and everything close by and I love being able to close the door on a crafty mess!


The baskets are from Michaels and I just punched a hole with my Crop-A-Dile and hung them on the pegboard hooks. I plan on hanging stamps and dies that I want to use on a specific project or that are NEW so that I remember what I have and use them.


My Dad made these shelves a long time ago but they weren't painted...so when Chris took them down to paint the walls and painted them white. They look great white!


Thanks so much for stopping by and having a wee peek at my my spring/easter card with the adorable Pure Innocence Somebunny Sweet Stamp set for the MFT Color Challenge # 138


June 29, 2019

Reverse Confetti - Heart Pals - Be A Donor Campaign - A Show of Hearts


Hello stampin' friends! It has been a long time since I made a card but I was inspired to get crafty and make this card for "A show of Hearts Campaign" - Be a Donor Campaign. The challenge is to use your creativity with photos to show support for, Donna McAllister, she is from the Durham region and she needs a heart transplant. This campaign has been organized by my friend, Cheryl Bailey, to encourage everyone to do their part and spread awareness of organ/heart donation. 


For my card I used my Reverse Confetti Stamp set Heart Pals. I coloured them with my Copics and cut them out with the coordinating Heart Pals Confetti Cuts. I used the Tag Me Confetti Cuts and stamped a white heat embossed sentiment on velum. The Sentiment is from the My Tribe Sentiment Set.  


I also used the RC All Framed Up Confetti Cuts and the RC Hang Ups Confetti Cuts. I tied the Tag with some American Crafts Twine and added some sparkle with Stickles to my Heart Pals. I also, embellished with some YNS Gumdrops. 


 I finished the inside of my card too and stamped a sentiment from the Heart Pals Stamp set and coloured up another adorable Heart Pals.

Thanks for stopping by and having a little look at my Reverse Confetti Heart Pals Stamp set.  Now, I double checked on the beadonor.ca  website and I am a registered organ and tissue donor...are you? Please click on the link to register or check to see if you are already a registered organ and tissue donor.





December 27, 2018

Reverse Confetti - Snowflake Magic


 Hello Stampin' friends! I am back with another card that I made with the NEW Snowflake Magic stamp set and coordinating Snowflake Magic Confetti Cuts from the NEW Reverse Confetti release.

I picked up some YUPO paper a couple of months ago with every intention of pulling out the many Ranger Alcohol Inks that I have kickin' around in my craftroom. I really wanted to make some beautiful marbled backgrounds that I have been seeing others make. So, I played around with the Alcohol inks and YUPO paper using various techniques...it is very fun, relaxing and addictive and definitely helped to got the crafty mojo flowing again.

This background was actually made by "smooshing" the YUPO paper in the residual alcohol ink that was left on my Ranger non-stick craft sheet. I added some extra little drops of Alcohol Blending Fluid to the left over Mountain Rose, Pool and Denim Alchol ink and Silver Mixative that was on the craft sheet to loosen it up and get some more movement of the ink. I loved how this soft marbled background turned out. It was perfect for a Snowflake Magic card. 


I stamped and heat embossed the Snowflake Magic stamps on MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Berrylicious and Pink Lemonade with American Crafts ZING! White embossing powder.  I also cut some other snowflakes with the RC Snowflake Trio Confetti Cuts from Sno Cone and Pink Lemonade Heavyweight Cardstock.  I embellished with some hemp twine and YNS sparkly Gumdrops.


I finished up the inside of my card too...I simple added a scrap of the Alcohol inked marbled background cut with an MFT Horizontal Stitched Strips Die-namics (one of my all time favourtie dies along with the Vertical Stitched Strips....SOOOO versatile). I added a white embossed sentiment from the RC Sentimental Christmas Stamp Set and added another stacked Snowflake from the Snowflake Magic Stamp set and Confetti Cuts

Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my Reverse Confetti Snowflake Magic card!





December 25, 2018

Reverse Confetti - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Party Time...Snow Bunnies


Merry Christmas stampin' friends! I made some time to make a card with some new Reverse Confetti Stamps and Confetti Cuts. I am SO glad that I did! I realized how much I miss getting crafty and really enjoyed the creative process. I hope to get back at it on a more regular basis in 2019.  So for my card today I used the super cute NEW Snow BunniesStamp set, coordinating Snow Bunnies Confetti Cuts and the Snow Balls Cover Panel Confetti Cuts.   
For my card I used Reverse Confetti Card Stock in Cloud White, Aqua, Lime Green  and MFT Kraft and Sno Cone Cardstock

I am entering my card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Party Time! So for my card I envisioned the Snow Bunnies are having a FUN skate party ;)


So, I'm a slow poke when I am making a card so it really speeds up my creative process when I already have inked background paper on hand...just love when a card comes together (relatively) quickly. I found this inked background paper in my stash that I had made for another project and didn't use. The Bristol card stock was ink blended with Distress Oxide Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers Inks. I cut it with the NEW Reverse Confetti Snowballs Cover Panel and layered it over a panel of Reverse Confetti Cloud White Card stock.

I coloured the skating snow bunnies with my copics, cut them out with the coordinating Snow Bunnies Confetti Cuts and created a little winter scene with the MFT Tree Lines Die-namics that I cut from a scrap of the same Distress Inked card stock. I also cut the stitched scalloped border from the MFT Blueprints 23. The larger cloud is from the Snow Bunnies Stamp set and the smaller matching cloud is from the RC/Simon Says Stamp Forest Friends Stamp set.



I framed the scene with the wonky stitched frame from the All Framed Up Confetti Cuts. I stamped a sentiment from the Snow Bunnies Stamp set on a stitched fishtail banner. I added some American Crafts twine and Your Next Stamps Gumdrops.


I finished up the inside of my cards...I stamped a shadow image from the Snow Bunnies Stamp set in Reverse Confetti Lime Green Ink and stamped a sentiment from the Sentimental Christmas Stamp set on Cloud card stock cut with the Tag Duo Confetti Cuts. 

Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my Snow Bunnies Christmas Skate Party card with the adorable skating snow bunnies.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas day with family and friends! 


October 14, 2018

Reverse Confetti - Color Throwdown #514, RC Stock Your Stash Challenge & Freshly Made Sketches # 358...Nuts About You


Hello stampin' friends! I made some time this weekend to make a card. I was inspired by the fabulous color combo that they have over at the Color Throwdown # 514 and I also used the great sketch that they have at Freshly Made Sketches #358. I stocked my Reverse Confetti Stash and used the adorable RC Nuts About You Stamp set for this friendship themed card, perfect for the RC October Stock Your Stash Challenge.   


I used Reverse Confetti Tangerine Cardstock and MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Milk Chocolate, Kraft and Whip Cream





I created the watercoloured background with Fossilized Amber, Wild Honey, Brushed Courduroy, Aged Mahogany and Walnut Stain Distress ink using the "Smooshing" Technique. I cut the smooshed paper with the RC Stitched Rays Cover Panel. I layered the main circle panel by cutting the Chocolate Brown Heavyweight Cardstock with the Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics and Circle STAX Die-namics and I also used the Wreaths Confetti Cuts
   

I colored up the adorable little critters from the Nuts About You Stamp set with my Copics, cut them out with the coordinating Nuts About You Confetti Cuts and then popped them up on the trio of small circle as per the sketch.  I stamped a sentiment from the RC Most Beauty Stamp Set with Milk Chocolate Premium Dye Ink on the main panel. I embellised with some American Crafts Twine and Your Next Stamp Rainbow Sparkle Gumdrops


I finished up the inside of my card too with a sentiment from the RC Pattern Blocks Stamp Set and I stamped a shadow image of the squirrel from the Nuts About You Stamp Set. Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look at my card for the RC October Stock Your Stash Challenge,  CTD # 514 and FMS # 358.




September 08, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - MFT Stamps & Spellbinders - Together Forever

Hello stampin' friends! just quickly stopping by to share another card I made for my friend, Glenda. She needed another wedding card. Again, I went for a more vintage/romantic look with the fall colour palette for the wedding. It was a great opportunity to use some of my paper flowers that I have been hoarding for years. I also used the MFT Stamp set LJD Together Forever for the sentiments. I am entering this card in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp On It.
I picked up the beautiful Oval Ironwork Nestabilites die set at my local scrapbooking store. Then I decided to pull out all my old Nestabilites Dies and I paired it with the  Nestabilites Labels Seven and the Deckled Oval Nestabilites. I cut some bronze metallic cardstock from my stash with the Oval Ironwork Nestabilites die. 

I stamped the sentiment from the MFT Stamps LJD Together Forever on MFT Whip Cream Heavyweight Cardstock with VersaFine Onyx Black ink. I cut the sentiment strip with the MFT Pierced Fishtail Flags Die-namics using the "cut and re-cut' technique to resize the strip. I embellished with paper flowers from my stash, twine and some brown half-pearls. 
I finished the inside of my card too....I stamped another sentiment from the MFT Stamps LJD Together Forever
Thank you for stopping by and having a little look at my card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Stamp Challenge - Stamp On It with MFT Stamps and Spellbinders Nestabilites.

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