23 March 2018


Hello everyone, believe it or not it's officially Spring in the Northern Hemisphere.......I just think someone forgot to remind Mother Nature (we had snow last week here in England!)

Hence, for this months Artistic Expression, I chose to colour something warm, bright and sunny......calling upon the assistance of a parrot and some beautiful Hawaiian blooms.

To read the feature in full please hop on over to the MFT Blog.

15 March 2018


Oh yes, I have another chance to play with threads and a needle again!

This month we are showcasing Birthday designs for our Cross-Stitch Tag die.  Now the cross-stitch designs we've come up with are awesome, but sometimes it's just as much fun to stitch a pattern.

I was inspired by some of the amazing cross stitch cards that Jennifer McGuire has been making, including stamping an image or sentiment on vellum so that the stitching you've worked so hard on still shows through.

  Instead of using the tag as a base, I cut out my stitched area from Smooth White card using a die from Blueprints 24. I then used the cross-stitch die to create a sewing panel in the top two thirds, giving enough room for a sentiment to be added below.
As you can see I chose various shades of blue and various stitches, framing the finished piece with back stitching.  I opted for DMC Perlé Cotton No5 this time, but normal 6 strand embroidery thread or 4-ply wool would work equally as well.

I stamped the cake from Birthday Chicks on to a piece of vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Once dry I cut it out using the second smallest die from the Stitched Tag Corner Rectangle Stax.  The sentiment, again from Birthday Chicks was stamped on to smooth white card with Premium Blueberry ink to match the cardbase.  Foam tape was used to mount both elements to the card, giving added dimension.

Has this inspired you to have a go at stitching a card?  
If you haven't done so already, please visit the MFT Blog and see what wonderful creations my fellow Design Team Members have created.

Thanks for dropping by and remember you can see more of my work on my FACEBOOK PAGE  and  on INSTAGRAM


7 March 2018


Woo hoo, the day you've all been waiting for has finally arrived.  But before you head off to mftstamps.com to shop for this new release, allow me to share my latest card with you:

I used to have pet rabbits, so I couldn't resist colouring these little cuties by Birdie Brown.  The set is called Bubble over with joy.

The background was created using the solid bubble stamps from the set which I stamped with MFT Sweet Tooth Pigment ink.  I then stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with White Embossing Powder.

The bunnies were stamped on Copic suitable card with Hybrid Cement Grey ink and coloured using a combination of Copic Markers (available HERE) and coloured pencils.

Copic Colours used:
Bubble blowing rabbit: E40, E41, E42, W1, W2, W3, R20, R11, R21, B14, B18, W10, RV91, B91
Bubbles: BG0000, BV000, N0, N1
Blue Bunny: E40, E41, E42, W1, W2, W3, R20, B12, B14, B16, B18, YG63, W10
Dotty Bunny: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, E13, E15, W10, E40, E41, E42, W1, W2, W3

I made two of the images into photographs using the Precious Polaroids die set, whilst the bubble blowing bunny was mounted with foam pads to give her added dimension.

But before you dash off to fill your baskets with this months goodies, don't forget to leave a comment here on this blog for your chance to win one of two $100 MFT Store vouchers.

Don't forget, if you liked my card to day you can see more of my work here:

Have fun shopping!


5 March 2018


Not long to wait now!

But until then here are some adorable little puppies......they appear to be far better behaved than my Westie, Pip!

A lot of masking went in to creating this one, but they do look cute together.

I stamped then with Gravel Grey Hybrid ink this time, colouring them with Copic markers (available HERE)

Chihuahua: E31, E33, E35, E37, W3, RV93, W2, W10
Old English Sheepdog: E40, C00, C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, W2, W10
Hound #1: E70, E71, E74, RV93, W2, E30, W5, W10
Dalmation: T0, T1, T2, T3, T5, T7, W10
Hound #2: E51, E53, E55, E57, W10, RV93, W2
Poodle: YR30, E42, E43, E81, W10
Hound #3: C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, V20, BV23, W10
Grass: G40, YG61, YG63, C4
Sky: B0000, B000
Collars: R24, BG05, B24, W4

To die cut the main image, I used the largest die from A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 1.  I cut it once as normal, then for-shortened the height of the rectangle but fitting the cut panel back in to the die taking off the additional area below the dogs that I did not want to use.  If you do this with care, you can line up the stitch marks to ensure a seamless finished panel.

I added a small border of Black and White Stripes paper top and bottom, mounting it all on to a top folding card base.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog for your chance to win a £75 store voucher.

I'll be back on release day, so until then......
Happy Colouring

(NB some links will not work until day of release)

4 March 2018


Halfway there......what have been your favourites so far?

Today I have a cute little rabbit for you from the Hoppy Friends stamp set:

No Copic markers today!  This little bunny was stamped on to Neenah Desert Storm card with Cement Grey Hybrid ink and coloured with Caran D'Ache Luminance pencils.

A simple mount of Gravel Grey cardstock was hand cut around the die cut centre panel and then mounted to a top folding die cut Kraft card base.

I will be back again tomorrow with another card using more stamps from the upcoming release, so until then......

Happy Colouring

(NB Some links will not work until day of release)

2 March 2018


Well hello there, this card is for anyone who is need of a card for an older friend or relative
(with a sense of humour!)

This funny little guy, along with some friends from the Delightful Dinosaure set will be available from 9:00pm on 6 March at mftstamps.com

For this card, I used my Copics on Neenah (80lb) and then added extra detail with coloured pencils.

Copic Colours - available HERE
Dinosaur: YG13, YG17, YG63, C4, C6, C7, R20
Eyes: E97, E99, E27, W8
Background: E42, E43, E44, E47, W1, W2

To give the appearance of age to the card, I inked the edge of the die cut image panel with a combination of Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress ink.  I also inked the edge of the Gumdrop Green border.

Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog for your chance to win a $75 store voucher.

If you like what I've done today you can see more of my work on my Facebook Page and Instagram

I will be back in a couple of days with another teaser from the upcoming March release,
until then.....

Happy Colouring

(NB Some links will not go live until release day)

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