Friday, August 30, 2019

MFT Sketch 452 - HO HO HO

I'm back with one more quick holiday card to donate to Send a Smile 4 Kids before I close-up my crafting room for a few weeks.

The MFT Sketch was a simple one, and although my card didn't come out as I had pictured in my mind, I'm sure the recipient, a hospitalized child, will enjoy it.

All of the MFT supplies are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

MFT Supplies:
Jingle All the Way stamps and dies
Santa's Elves stamp and die (gifts)
Dashing Deer stamp (berry branches)
LLD Upper Case Letter dies
Wild Cherry card stock
Black & White 6x6 Paper Pack

Sunday, August 25, 2019

MFT Color Challenge 124 - Dashing By

What pretty colors for the current MFT Color Challenge!  I've always liked the combination of blue and green.

My card features the cute Dashing By stamp and die set colored with Copic markers.  For Limelight, I used YG41 and G14 Copic markers, so my green is a deeper shade.  The snowflakes are coated with clear Wink of Stella for some sparkle.

This is the 50th card I've made since the middle of June for the Send a Smile 4 Kids holiday and Cards for Little Hearts winter theme card drives.  I'll be taking a break from card making in September, so it feels good to have some donated cards done so I can start on our personal Christmas cards in October.

Thanks very much for stopping by, and I hope you have a dashing good day!

MFT Supplies:
Dashing By stamps and die
Snowflake die
LJD Jumbo Peek-a-Boo circle die
Petite Plaid 6x6 paper pack
Lush Lagoon card stock 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

MFT Sketch 451 - Brrrring on the Joy!

I'm back with another holiday card to enter in this week's MFT Sketch Challenge.

I took some liberties with the sketch by using a die from the Blueprints 27 set with three squares instead of four, and the squares are flipped to the opposite side.  Other than that, my card is pretty straight forward.  The images were colored with Copic markers, and all of the MFT supplies are listed below.

Thanks for stopping by!
MFT Supplies:
Toasty Greetings stamps and dies
Blueprints 27 die
A2 Rectangle STAX Set 1 die
Tiny Hearts Pastels 6x6 paper pack

Monday, August 19, 2019

MFT Sketch 450 - Oh Deer

I'm still working on Christmas and winter theme cards for Send a Smile 4 Kids and Cards for Little Hearts.  I skipped entering a card in  last week's MFT Sketch challenge, but I did get eight cards done last week for the two card drives.  I followed the MFT sketch for a few of them, but I used products from other companies and I prefer not to enter those in the MFT challenges.

The new to me MFT Dashing Deer stamp and die set is my favorite holiday set at the moment.  I think the little deer are so sweet, and they are quick to color with Copic markers.

I made two cards using this week's MFT sketch.  For the "tag" base on the cards, I used a die from the Blueprints 4, Tag Builder set. I made it longer by cutting a bottom and top section out of different papers.  The tag loop at the top was cut off.  

All of the MFT supplies are listed below.   Thanks very much for stopping by to take a look at my card, and have a great day!

A second card

MFT Supplies:
Dashing Deer stamps and dies
Blueprints 4 Tag Builder die
Solid Birch Tree die
Scenic Snow Globe (tree dies, 2nd card)
Snow Globe Sentiment Strip die
Tiny Hearts Pastels 6x6 Paper Pack
Blue Yonder card stock

Sunday, August 4, 2019

MFT Sketch 448 - Ho Ho Ho

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to take a closer look at my card for this week's MFT Sketch challenge.

I made a Christmas card to donate to Send a Smile for Kids.  I've been working on holiday cards for SAS4Kids and Cards for Little Hearts since June.  The sketch challenges are a great jumping point for the cards and I usually make two or three, each slightly different, so I'll be ready to donate to both card drives this fall.

My card follows the sketch fairly closely.  All of the MFT supplies are listed below.    Have a great

MFT Supplies:
Bundle of Baby Clothese dies (thin stripe & bows)
Jingle All the Way stamp and die
Circle Shaker Window and Frame (star die)
Stitched Alphabet Letters dies
Card stock:  Elf Green, Wild Cherry and Smooth White

Saturday, July 27, 2019

MFT Sketch 447 - Grrreetings

Grrreetings, and thanks for stopping by to take a closer look at my card for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge.  I just posted a different card entry for two CAS challenges.  This card certainly isn't CAS, but hopefully the Cards for Little Hearts card drive recipient will like it.

I kept construction of the card simple by using patterned paper for the sky, lots of die cuts, and simple Copic coloring on the cute little monsters.  All of the MFT supplies are listed below.  Now I'm off to make two more cards using this same sketch for the Cards for Little Hearts Winter card drive.

Have a grrreat day!

MFT Supplies:
Monster Sized stamps and dies
Mail Box dies
Sweet Sloths dies (clouds)
Hit the Slopes dies
Slanted Sentiment Strip die
Calm & Cozy Chevron 6x6 Paper Pack
Card stock:  
Smooth White, Steele Gray, Cement Gray, Wild Cherry and Cactus


AAA Cards CAS Game #145 - One Image & Less Is More Challenge #400 - Small Images

The current AAA Cards CAS Game #145 is One Image with an optional twist - Positivity.  CAS cards are super challenging for me, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.   All of the recent tips on the AAA Cards blog and Facebook page, and especially the video made by Maaike, have been really helpful.  Here is a link to the current AAA Cards game page.

I used a small image on my card and as suggested by Jane, I entered it in the current Less is More challenge, #400 - Small Images, as well.  It's my first time joining in on a Less is More challenge.  You can find all the details for that challenge here.

My one image positivity card is for my adult niece who has chronic health issues.  Despite multiple (29) surgeries, she maintains a positive attitude and is an advocate for hydrocephalus awareness.   She is a constant source of support for people across many nations going through the same struggles, and especially for the parents of children facing this serious and life-changing condition that she developed at age 16. 

One piece of colored card stock, one pad of ink, and stamps from one set by The Ton.  Sounds simple, but it took some time, and restraint to let it be!  The supplies are listed below.

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a look at my card.  I hope you have a great day!


MFT Grout Gray card stock
Versafine Onyx Black ink
The Ton Vintage Frames stamps

Friday, July 26, 2019

AAA Birthday Game 3 - For the Girls

Hi there, and thanks for stopping by.

Today I have a card for the current AAA Birthday Game - For the Girls.  I made a birthday card for one of my sister-in-laws.  I make lots of kid's cards to donate on a regular basis, so it was nice to get a floral stamp out again.

The Happiest of Peonies stamp by The Ton was colored with new to me violet Copic markers.  I found using those colors challenging, but it was a good change from the reds that I've been using to make Christmas cards this month.

All of the supplies are listed below.  Have a great day!

Nennah Classic Crest Solar White 80 lb card stock
The Ton Happiest of Peonies stamp
The Ton Double Stitched Squares die
Mama Elephant Happy Script die
Verve Poppy Birthday birthday stamp
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Versmark ink
Wow Opaque Bright White Super Fine embossing powder
Copic Markers V000, V06, V12, YR23, YR24, G14 and YG11
MFT Black Licorice and Smooth White card stock
Washi Tape from my stash
Paper Source Pure White card base