31 March 2018

MFT APRIL RELEASE - COUNTDOWN DAY 4

Here is my card for Day 4 of MFT's April Release Countdown.


The central image was stamped on to Kraft card with Hybrid Cement Gray ink - and coloured with a combination of Caran D'Ache Supracolor Soft pencils and Caran D'Ache Neocolor II crayons.

I loved using the crayons, they really made colouring the puddle a pleasure.

The Supracolor Soft pencils come in the exact same colours as the Pablo's I normally use, however, these are water soluble and a tad softer, making blending a breeze.

Once coloured, I cut the image out with a die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle Stax 2, mounting it on to two layers of blue cardstock cut using A2 Rectangle Stax 1 & 2.  The cardbase itself is an A2 tent folding card made from MFT Smooth White.

I will be back on Monday with another creation from April's new release.

Happy Colouring

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29 March 2018

AGE CREEPING UP ON YOU?

Getting older is something none of us can do anything about, but we can at least have a little fun with our card making for friends and family who are over 21!



This is Danny Dinosaur by Whipper Snapper Designs.

I don't know about you but to me he looks a little startled that he's clocked up so many birthdays.....I know the feeling.......I hit the big 50 in November!

He's stamped on kraft card with MFT Hybrid Cement Grey ink and coloured with Caran D'Ache Pablo pencils.

Don't forget you can also see my work on my FACEBOOK PAGE and INSTAGRAM

Thanks for dropping by today
Happy Colouring

28 March 2018

MFT WEDNESDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE #378

Hello there, and how are you today?

I'm back to share my latest card for this weeks Wednesday Sketch Challenge:




I stamped the dragon from Magical Dragons by Birdie Brown with Hybrid Cement Grey ink on to Copic suitable card.  Initially I was just going to use Copics but I then added a smidge of pencil too.

Copic Colours:
(available HERE)
Dragon: B0000, B000, B01, B12, B45, B52, BV000, BV00, BV01, E41, E42, E43, E13, E17, C2, C3, C4, W8

Once the dragon was coloured, I opted to create my own background by dry embossing a small Stitched Mini Scallop Square on to a piece of Bristol Paper.  I then cut a piece of masking film with the same die and adhered it to the embossed area.  At this point I inked the card with a combination of Tumbled Glass and Milled Lavender Distress ink.  This was then spritzed with water.  To add a little more dimension I watered down some Picket Fence Distress Paint and used a Distress Splatter Brush to flick paint across the inked card, oh and myself!  Once dry, I removed the masking film and inked clouds into the centre piece with the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Tumbled Glass ink.

The sentiment, again from the Magical Dragons stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder.

The background was mounted on to a top folding A2 card base with the Dragon attached with foam squares to add a little dimension to an otherwise very simplistic card.

A few drops of Nuvo White Blizzard were added for a bit of sparkle and there we have it, my interpretation of this weeks sketch.

For your chance to win a $50 MFT Store voucher please join in with us on the Challenge Blog.

Happy Colouring

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23 March 2018

ARTISTIC EXPRESSION 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

MFT STITCHED WITH LOVE - BIRTHDAYS

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


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7 March 2018

MFT RELEASE DAY - 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!

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5 March 2018

MFT MARCH RELEASE - COUNTDOWN DAY 2

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)

COPIC COLOURS USED:
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


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4 March 2018

MFT MARCH RELEASE - COUNTDOWN DAY 3

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

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2 March 2018

MFT MARCH RELEASE - COUNTDOWN DAY 5

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


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