Mailing Hugs

Today I have been playing with my newly arrived MFT June card kit and decided to create a card for the MFT Color Challenge #72, shades of 2 blues, red and charcoal.

Since I live in the sub tropics I just couldn’t resist the bird of paradise stamp to sit on the mail slot and of course the MFT bold cover ups background die just seemed to compliment the mail slot die. It doesn’t show up in the photography but I love how the MFT brushed silver card looks so much like a real brushed stainless steel letterbox.

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Supplies:
Stamps: MFT Birds of Paradise, MFT Lots of Hugs
Dies: MFT Mini Mail Delivery, MFT Mail Delivery, MFT Bold Stripes Cover up
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Faded Jeans, Memento Danube Blue and black
Other: Copic Markers, MFT Brushed Silver card blending card, blue card, silver card.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

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Hooray! Summer Holidays

Today I decided to play with my new Avery Elle Birthday Bus image and create a card for the CAS Watercolor Summer June 2017 Challenge and the HLS June Watercolour Anything Goes with optional masking Challenge.

The birthday bus needed to be made into a summer holidays bus so with a little masking here and there I had the little animals all going to the seaside for summer holidays. In Australia with the majority of the population living near the coast line then summer is definitely all about the seaside.

hooray

Supplies used:
Stamps: Avery Elle Birthday Bus, MFT Whimsical Waves, Sentiments: Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh & Happy Summer, Penny Black Sweet Wishes
Dies: MFT Stitched Rectangle Scalloped Frame, Lawn Fawn A Birdie Told Me
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide broken china, faded jeans and fossilized amber, Memento black, Versafine black
Other: Zig brush colors, watercolour paper, fun foam.

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Kindness Droplets

Happy me has just received an air freighted shipment of June release MFT products and I decided that I just had to play with one of the new goodies and create a card for the MFT Color Challenge #71. It was hard to select but I seemed to be drawn to creating a graphic type of card using the Color Droplets stamp set and co-ordinating die.

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Harkening back to my old mathematics days where I learnt that a droplet is a circle topped by a triangle, I decided to place the droplets on an embossed circle background and I also just couldn’t resist giving the droplets a stitched on look.

Supplies used:
Stamps: MFT Color Drops, MFT Kind Words
Dies: MFT Kind & Kindness, MFT Color Drops, Memory Box Straight Stitched Borders
Inks: Altenew Ocean Waves, Dusk, Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Colorbox Wisteria, Memories Port Red, Memento Black
Other: Couture Creations Peacock Please embossing folder, sequins

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“Mine Mine Mine” Birthday Card

Today I have been having so much fun playing with the new release My Favourite Things Seaside Seagulls stamp set and creating a birthday card for my husband. The seagulls and the “mine, mine, mine” sentiment, from  the ‘Finding Nemo” movie, is a standing joke in our family, so I know that my husband is going to get a laugh from this card. I decided to enter the  card in the MFT Color Challenge #70- colors orange, persimmon, gravel grey and berrylicious aqua.

mine too

Supplies used:
Stamps: MFT Seaside Seagulls
Dies: MFT Die-namics Peek-a-boo rectangle, Mama Elephant Waves
Inks: Tim Holtz Distress inks- dried marigold, stormy sky, broken china. Memento black
Other: MFT Stencils Clouds and Sun Ray, Copic markers, Wink of Stella Clear, craft foam, Nuvo Jewel drops strawberry coulis

Thank you so much for stopping by.

 

 

 

Penny Black “Bejeweled” Mothers Day card

Today I have created a Mother’s Day card by watercolouring the gorgeous Penny Black “Bejeweled” stamp using dye ink brush markers. I coloured each component of the image with the markers, building layers from light to dark, misting each layer very lightly with water, before stamping with my Misti tool. I used a fine liner brush to paint some fine veins to the leaves and then added some background spatter detail.

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Supplies used:
Stamps: Penny Black Bejeweled, Mothers Day sentiment
Dies: MFT/Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Scallop frame
Other: Dye ink brush markers, watercolour paper, Pretty Pink Posh clear drops, Dark grey/black card, Wink of Stella clear brush, white embossing powder.

I am entering this card in the Penny Black Saturday Challenge-Spring or Easter and the Penny Black and More April Challenge-Spring.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a great crafting day.

 

Pastel Rainbow

Today I have been inspired by two challenges, Scrapbook Boutique April 2017 Mood Board Challenge and Paper Smooches April 2017 challenge-Showers and have created a pastel rainbow card with sparkle.

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The raindrops background was created using the Paper Smooches Luminous Spring stamp set and a variety of pastel inks. The clouds were stamped using the Luminous Spring and Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy stamp sets, silver heat embossed then filled with white glitter. The die cut rainbow card colours were made by swiping the stamp ink colours onto white card stock. The rainbow wishes sentiment was stamped and then heat embossed with clear sparkle embossing powder.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Paper Smooches Luminous Spring, Paper Smooches Forest Whimsy
Dies: Die-namics stitched rainbow, stitched rectangle
Inks: Altenew rose quartz, blush, buttercream, soft lilac, sea glass, Colorbox pistachio, baby blue, Versamark, Kaleidacolor Calypso
Other: Embossing powders clear sparkle and silver, white ultrafine glitter, Wink of Stella brush pen clear, foam mounting tape

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Happy Day

Today I have been inspired by the Altenew Inspiration Challenge, March 2017.

Altenew March 2017_InspirationChallenge

It is such a “HAPPY” image, both in subject and colour, so I decided to use the word happy with Altenew’s Doodle Blooms using the challenge colours of yellow, orange and red.

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I first created some watercolour papers using my new Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks and used these behind the happy negative word die cut and also to stamp the flowers. I drew some white gel pen doodles on the flowers. I added some “movement”, reminiscent of the dancers, to the white background with ink splatters and the stitched strip die.

Supplies used:
Stamps: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Lawn Fawn Lets Bokeh
Dies: Altenew Doodle Blooms, Die-namics Stitched strip, WPlus9 Happy Trio
Inks: Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks-Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick; Memento black
Other: watercolour paper, coloured rhinestones, white gel pen, black & white washi tape

Thanks for stopping by and “Have a Happy Day”.