17 January 2018


I thought we could have a little trip in to space for this challenge.

Well, it gave me an excuse to play with Distress inks and a splatter brush .......flicking paint brings out the child in me!

I started by making a top folding A2 card using MFT Gravel Gray card.  The space background as I have already mentioned was created by blending Shaded Lilac, Chipped Sapphire, Faded Jeans and Black Soot Distress Inks with a mini blending tool.  Once I had the depth of colour required I spritzed the cardstock with a little water and dried it with a heat gun.  Then with some Picket Fence Distress Paint and a splatter brush I flicked paint across the inked area to give the impression of tiny stars.
This inked cardstock was then cut with the second largest die from the Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax.

A circle of Copic suitable cardstock was cut using the MFT Circle Stax 2 upon which I drew an impression of the earth and coloured it with Copic markers.
Birdie Brown's Space Explorer was stamped on to Copic suitable card with Hybrid Cement Gray ink and coloured with Copics - available from MFT HERE

Copic Colours:
Skin: E0000, E000, E40, E41, E42, BV20, BV23, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E17, W4, W6
Eyes: B12, B16, W8
Suit: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
Planet Earth: B24, B26, B28, G12, G21, C2, C4

The sentiment was stamped on to vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing powder before being cut using an Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip.

To give some dimension to the card the Space Explorer was mounted using adhesive foam squares.

Here is this weeks sketch so you can join in:

Remember, if you enter this challenge you could be the lucky winner of a $50 MFT Store Voucher.

Thanks for dropping by
Happy Colouring



Hello there, I am a Guest Designer for Your Next Stamp today!

We are creating projects around the theme:
"Share the Love"
and I have a cute little panda with a rose, just for you!

The adorable little panda is from the new Beary Special stamp set, as are the love hearts that I used to create my own background paper.

Those of you who are familiar with my work will know I love using the no-lines technique when I colour.  It gives you a much softer, hand-drawn look to your stamping.  The bear was stamped in pale grey ink and the hearts in pink. The entire project was coloured using Copic markers.

Copic Colours:
Bear: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, C8
Eyes: B21, B24, W8
Rose: TG61, TG63, R20, R22, R24, R29
Butterfly: V01
Sky: B000
Background: B0000, RV000

By the way, YNS have a stamp set up for grabs!
All you have to do is hop on over to the YNS Blog and leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice.

Thanks for dropping by my blog today.
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15 January 2018


We don't just play with pencils, markers and card at MFT......... we're also pretty good with a needle and thread!

Some of the Design Team have been having fun creating Valentines cards using our Cross Stitch Tag die and here is mine:

The tag was cut from MFT Smooth White card twice, one was left plain, whilst the other had the cross-stitch die in the centre.

Instead of embroidery thread I chose some rainbow coloured 4-ply wool - it was the perfect thickness for the cross-stitch section and I just loved the way the colours melded together.

Once complete, using some very strong adhesive tape I adhered the plain tag to the back of my stitched one, hiding all the stitching on the reverse. A piece of Watercolor Wash Brights was used to finish off the tag.

As I did not have any ribbon in my stash that matched the colour scheme, I used some of the wool to create my own plaited braid, finishing it off with a little "made with love" heart charm.

I got creative with the background paper too, opting to create my own with Distress Oxide ink so that it could be colour matched to the woollen cross-stitch.  This was then cut using the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 2 and mounted on to a top folding A2 card base.

I hope you have been inspired by the DT to get those needles out and try your hand at cross-stitching a crafty project for your Valentine!

Thanks for dropping by my blog today, and don't forget you can also see my work here:


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