Sunday, June 13, 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge 545 - With Graditude

Hello and thanks for stopping by.  I'm back with a card for the current MFT Sketch Challenge. 

I'm working on cards for Cards for Soldiers, a Facebook group that collects and sends cards to our US Troops overseas.  They are asking for thank you cards for Veteran's Day.  The inside of the cards will have a hand-written note of gratitude for their service to our country and the sacrifices they and their family make.

I used lots of MFT die cuts, and just one sentiment stamp.  All of the supplies are listed below.

Have a great day!


MFT Supplies:
Stars in the Sky die
LDJ Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window die 
Pierced Star STAX dies
Stitched Banner Letters dies
Circle Shaker Window & Frame star die
Bundle of Baby Clothes star die
Wild Greenery die
Wonderful Woods sentiment stamp
Wild Cherry, Smooth White, After Midnight and
Silver Sparkle card stock



Friday, May 21, 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge 542 - All Systems Are Go for a Happy Birthday

This week's MFT Sketch Challenge is a layout with three circles vertically arranged on the left side of the panel. 

I recently took advantage of another great MFT sale and bought the Best Friends in the Universe stamp and die set.  I think the cute astronauts with their round helmets are perfect for the sketch without using circle cutouts.

Ink blending is definitely not my strong suit, but I always admire the beautiful galaxy backgrounds that I see other card makers create.  Using the few Distress Ink colors that I have on hand, I blended the inks, used a paintbrush to add metallic silver and white craft paint splatters, and attached some silver glitter card stock stars to it.

All of the images are colored with Copic markers, and I added clear Wink of Stella to the planets for a bit of shimmer.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!


MFT Supplies:
Best Friend in the Universe stamps and dies
Stars in the Sky die
Slanted Sentiment Strips die
Silver Shine, Silver Sparkle and Black Licorice card stock 

Copic markers and Distress Inks:

Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire and Hickory Smoke
Distress Inks

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

MFT Outside the Box Floral Challenge - You've Got Mail

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to take a closer look at my entry for the current MFT Outside the Box Challenge. This month we are asked to create a floral theme box card.

I used the Outside the Box Level Up die set with the Low Profile Add-On dies for my card.  The You've Got Mail and A Tweet Hello sets are both retired.  I love the cute You've Got Mail set.  Who doesn't like to get a surprise piece of happy mail in their mailbox?

I'm going to mail this via the Because Kindness Facebook group to an 11-year old girl who has multiple health challenges.  I hope it makes her smile.

Have a great day, and I hope you'll consider brightening someone else's day with some good, old fashioned snail mail too.


 MFT Supplies:
Outside the Box Level Up and Low Profile Add-On dies
Outside the Box Grass dies 
You've Got Mail stamps and die
    A Tweet Hello stamps and dies
Picket Fence die
Petite Clouds dies
Slanted Sentiment Strips die
Summertime Polka Dots 6x6 paper pack
Cement Gray card stock 

Copic markers I used:

Monday, May 17, 2021

MFT Color Challenge - Another Year Wiser

The current MFT Color Challenge features Candied Yam, Moroccan Spice, Prickly Pear and Jalapeno Popper.  Once again I don't have any of those new MFT colors, so I used the MFT card stock I do have on hand that appear similar in color.

I think the retired I'm Owl Yours stamp and die set is one of the first that I bought from MFT.  I've used it so many times for birthday cards.  The inside of my card is stamped with another sentiment in the set, I hope your birthday is a hoot.

This card is being donated to Cards for Soldiers.  You can read about that organization in my previous post.

All of the MFT supplies are listed below.  Thanks for stopping by, and I hope your day is a hoot!

MFT Supplies:
I'm Owl Yours stamps and die
Tree Branch and Leaves die (a free w/$60 MFT gift :-)
Elegant Rectangles STAX dies
In & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangles STAX die
Orange Fizz, Poppy, Sour Apple, Gumdrop Green,
Smooth White and Chocolate Brown card stock

MFT Sketch Challenge 541 - Happy Birthday from Me to You

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to take a look at my card for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.  

I'm about to mail off a box of cards to Cards for Soldiers, a terrific Facebook organization that sends encouragement and thank you cards to our deployed US troops, or provides cards for the troops to mail home to their loved ones.   I have 55 cards for the troops to mail home including wedding, anniversary, baby, congratulations, miss you and thinking of you cards for adults, and birthday and thinking of you cards for kids.  This is my first donation to this organization.

My interpretation of the sketch is very literal.  I recently bought the Mice Day to Celebrate stamp and die set.  The images are just so cute!  I have three different birthday cards featuring the cute little mice ready to donate.

All of the MFT supplies are listed below.  Have a very mice day!


MFT Supplies:
Mice Day to Celebrate stamps and dies
Black & White Stripes 6x6 paper pack
Wonky Stitch Rectangle STAX die 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

MFT Color Challenge 164 - It's Your Birthday

Today I have a card for the current MFT Color Challenge.  The colors for the challenge are Poppin' Pink, Caribbean Blue, Jalapeno Popper and Vintage Timber, all new MFT colors.  I don't have any of those colors on hand, so I used similar MFT colors for my card.  I found the color combination very challenging and started three different card designs before settling on the one below, but I guess that's the point of a challenge!

I'm getting ready to donate another batch of cards and need a few more kid's birthday cards.  I always like to include at least one card with the retired MFT Monster Sized images.  They are so cute and always make a fun card that I hope will make the child smile.

The little monsters are colored with Copic markers.  I cut 1/4-inch strips of card stock for the background piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I appreciate it!


MFT Supplies: 
Monster Sized stamps and dies
Tag Builder Blueprints 4 sentiment strip die
Blue Raspberry, Gumdrop Green and Chocolate Brown card stock


Friday, May 7, 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge 540 - Wishing You the Happiest Birthday Ever

Hello, and thanks for stopping by to take a closer look at my card for the current MFT Sketch Challenge.

I used Distress Oxide inks and the MFT Mini Cloud Edges stencil to make four rows of color.  I haven't used the color combination of Twisted Citron, Shaded Lilac, Dried Marigold and Scattered Straw before, but I really like how it turned out. I used Copic markers to color the two Fairy Tale unicorns.  Some clear Wink of Stella on the unicorns and a few clear confetti bits, and my card was done.

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


MFT Supplies:
Fairy Tale Friends stamps and dies
Mini Cloud Edges stencil
Petite Clouds dies 



Monday, April 26, 2021

MFT Sketch Challenge 538 - Birthday Wishes

It's been a while since I've colored a floral panel, so I decided to use the MFT Harmonious Hibiscus stamp and my Copic markers for this week's MFT Sketch Challenge.

I stamped the image with MFT Natural Hybrid Ink and attempted a no-line coloring technique.  I definitely need more practice!  I also colored all the white space with a Copic marker, B00 Frost Blue, for the first time.  I didn't get the color as even as I would have liked, but I think the flowers look pretty with the blue background.  Since I only needed a circle focal point for my card, I was able to use the remainder of the 6x6 panel to make another card.

All of the MFT supplies are listed below.  Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

MFT Supplies:
Natural Hybrid Ink Pad
Harmonious Hibiscus Background stamp
Bitty Birthday Wishes sentiment stamp 
Blueprints 27 sentiment strip die
Black & White Stripes 6x6 paper pack
Black Licorice card stock

Coloring Supplies:
Copic markers RV11, R81, R83, R85, G20, YG11, YG13, B00
Prisma Color pencils PC913, PC929, PC930
Micron 005 black fine line marker