16 August 2017


When your crafting mojo has gone walk about and you have that urge to create something but haven't got a clue where to start why not take a look at the Weekly Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things - a new one is posted every Wednesday HERE.

Not only do we provide oodles of inspiration to get those creative juices flowing again, but if you join in the challenge and we really hope you do, then you have the chance of winning a $50 Gift Voucher to mftstamps.com

Anyway here is my interpretation of Sketch 346

As you can see there is very little Copic colouring..........just the grey stripe and around the edge of the teeny weeny spider in the middle of the maze.

The spider/web background was created using the awesome Fab-BOO-lous Friends - I simply randomly stamped the web and spider images all over a pre-cut piece of Cement Gray card using Blueprints 31 with MFT Hybrid Cement Gray ink.

Can you see the tiny spider in the centre, well he is actually the background spider stamped on to a piece of shrink plastic.  I coloured him with black pencil, trimmed around him and then shrank him with a heat gun.  Now, that stuff is a little hit and miss for me, sometimes I get great results and on occasions I've ended up with a blob of melted plastic - this time thankfully it worked!

What do you think of the maze's we have in the store - cool aren't they and they fit inside our awesome round shaker pouches, so you don't have to mess around with acetate and foam tape.  I opted for black but we have white and even a multi-colour pack.

Now to cut out the circle I used the window part of the Circle Shaker Window and Frame die, but I omitted to cut out the frame - I wanted a much cleaner look for this card.  Oh and the circle I cut out, well I fitted in the pouch, maze and ball bearing and then carefully replaced the circle, with the spider glued into the centre, mindful to line up the stamping - I then taped it all in place.  

And by the way no-one is too old for a maze card.......when I showed my husband what I'd created he sat there playing with it until he had got the little ball bearing into the middle & hit the spider!!

Anyway, it's over to you guys - it's a really fun sketch this week!
Have a go, you never know you may be the lucky winner and get a $50 voucher to spend in the MFT store!

Thanks for dropping by

Copics - T1, W10
Caran D'Ache Luminance Black pencil

9 August 2017


I wanted to share something from this new release..........
someone, by the name of Ruby (you know, that pesky photobombing chicken) saw the 
Written in the Stars stamp set and Shining Stars dies and got so excited!!

Just look what that show off has been up to.......posing on the haystacks!

As a farmer's wife, I am spending quite some time in harvested fields.......so it seemed appropriate to incorporate one in my card.

I kept this one far more simple, just a single die which I double cut for extra depth, a simple sentiment - it's not showing up too well in the photograph above sadly (much clearer in the larger photo below) and of course Ruby, coloured with Copics!

My April students will be able to do this one, I used the same techniques that I taught them in class.........now there's a challenge.........come on guys, I'd love to see you having a go!!
And you know that chicken will be thrilled to see herself on your cards!

The time you have all been waiting for has finally arrived
at MFT Store - HERE

Before you dash off to spend your pennies, why not have a look at what my Design Team members have been busy creating for you, it may inspire you to add an extra item or two into your shopping basket mwah ha ha!

Oh and don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog - we'll be randomly selecting two lucky winners who will receive $100 store gift vouchers!

Thanks for visiting

Card - MFT Kraft
Background: B000, E41, E42, E43, E44, E50, E51, E53, W1, W3
Ruby: E11, E13, E15, E17, E41, E42, E43, E44, E97, E99, YR23, YR27, R21, R24, W8

8 August 2017


Not long to wait now, the new release will be available tonight at 9:00 EDT (2:00am UK)

I thought I'd have a little bit of fun with this one, tee hee, I was certainly chuckling away whilst I was making it!

As you will see when you read the supplies list, I got a tad carried away with this project - but having fun is what crafting is all about, isn't it!

I don't know about you but I'm not sure if I'd want to go knocking on this particular door at Halloween..........I dread to think what is lurking at the letter box!

Would you like to know how I went about creating this card?

I started with an A2 card cut from a piece of MFT After Midnight cardstock.
The door panels were cut by fitting one stitched square die inside another, adhering them temporarily with tape and cutting them out of MFT After Midnight card.  I then backed the top two squares with tracing paper to give the impression of glass panels.
At this point I cut out squares in the top of the A2 card for the windows and also the letterbox.
The cheeky little monsters were stamped in various shades MFT Hybrid ink on Copic suitable card.  As with the Flamingo earlier in the week I coloured over the top with Copic markers.........I intend to go into more detail regarding this technique in my Artistic Expression Feature on the MFT Blog later this month.
Once coloured, I cut them out carefully and adhered them to the back of the window panels.

I used the new Mail Delivery die to create the letter box and added a pair of green arms and the number thirteen from the Confetti Numbers die.
In order that the peeking monsters showed up I mounted a piece of white card to the back of the front panel, with a piece of black paper behind the letter box opening.
The door knocker and handle were created using small dies from Stitched Tiny Tags and Surf and Turf.

Whilst you're counting down the hours why not hop on over to the MFT Blog and see what my fellow Design Team members created today.

As I said earlier the release will be available to purchase from the My Favorite Things store at 9:00pm EDT

Back later, with another project.
(please be aware some links will not come live until later tonight)

Inks: MFT Hybrid - Blue Breeze, Spearmint, Cotton Candy
Red Monster: R21, R22, R24, R27, R39, YR16, YR18, Y13, W8
Blue Monster: B01, B02, B04, B06, YG25, C1, C3, C5, W8
Green Monster: YG23, FYG02, G07
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