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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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.


Oceans of Fun

Today I have been inspired by the gorgeous mood board at the Scrapbook Boutique February Challenge. I  loved the colours and the definite beach mood that it conveyed.


I began by creating a sea background by clear embossing the MFT Whimsical Waves background, then sponging 3 ombre effect layers of colour using Altenew inks which were then spritzed with water. I die cut a  curved border strip to convey the image of sea foam as the sea hits the shore and then coated this with Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter paste. The three stamped images were coloured with Zig brush markers, fussy cut then coated with glossy accents to create dimension as well as to convey the glassy feeling of sea water. To create the effect of sand grains the chipboard letters were painted with Tim Holtz broken glass distress paint then ombre effect layered with 3 colours of ultrafine glitters before coating with glossy accents. Once the card was assembled I added water drops using Nuvo crystal clear.


I now just can’t wait to spend another day at the beach.

Supplies used:
Stamps: MFT Whimsical Waves background, Clear Impressions Sea Breeze, Flourishes Sea Side Life
Inks: Altenew Sea Glass, Ocean Waves and Caribbean Sky, Memento black
Dies: curved stitched borders, stitched rectangle
Other: Ranger Glossy Accents, Zig brush markers, watercolour paper, Nuvo Crystal Morning Dew, clear embossing powder, Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter paste, dark blue, mid blue and aqua ultrafine glitters, chipboard letters for Beach word, Tim Holtz Broken Glass Distress paint.

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Don’t let life RUFFLE your feathers.

The Simon Says: Spread Your Wings Monday Challenge inspired me to create a really special card for my mum. She is 84 years old, lives alone, 2000 kms away from me, and 2 weeks ago she had a fall and fractured several vertebrae in her lower spine. She needs to spend 8 weeks in hospital in a back brace and lying flat on her back. Over the last 2 weeks I have been wowed by her incredible courage and positivity. When thinking about her, the MFT lying down penguin image just flashed into my mind, and I just had to put her in an idyllic tropical setting-mum could well use a pina colada I suspect. The words are so true – You Go Girl! Don’t Let Life Ruffle Your Feathers-even at 84.


Supplies Used:

Stamps: You Go Girl, Waffle Flower Tiger Lilly, MFT Penguins in Paradise, Hero Arts Stamp & Cut Hello.
Dies: Stitched circle, stitched hills, Hero Arts Hello.
Inks: Altenew ocean wave, dusk, desert night, Tim Holtz mermaid lagoon. All 4 colours used in stencilled background.
Other: copic colours, yellow glitter card, wave like stencil, neenah white card, tattered angels glimmer mist dazzling diamonds sprayed on stencilled background, 3mm sequins, Ranger stickles turquoise, antique silver gel pen for sunglass lenses.

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Gold Coast Santa Card



We have just had new neighbours move in next door, arriving from a brrrr Scotland, so I just had to make them a “warm” Gold Coast surfin’ Santa Christmas card. The stamp is by CTMH and was coloured with copics, polychromos pencils and Wink of Stella. They just loved it, although Santa bought them a kayak and not a surfboard!