Saturday, February 17, 2018

My Favorite Things - Speed Cardmaking challenge

The last challenge of My Favorite Things Olympic card making challenges is the Speed Card Making challenge.  The goal is to complete a card in 20 minutes or less.  This challenge is hosted by the MFT Challenge blog.

Here's my card, made with just two seconds to spare!

The images and sentiment are all from MFT Fab-Boo-Lous Friends stamp set.  They were stamped, colored with Copics and then fussy cut and adhered to the orange background.  The diecut opening was made with the MFT rectangle peek-a-boo window die.  I smudged a little white ink around the black cardstock to add to the ghostly theme.  I wanted to add a little stamped bat in the upper corner of the orange cardstock piece but ran out of time.  These little ghosty friends are so cute!

My Favorite Things - Freestyle card challenge

Another Olympic challenge over at My Favorite Things.  This is a freestyle challenge - the only requirement is to make a winter themed card using MFT products.  This challenge is hosted by the MFT Card Challenge blog here.

For this card, I stamped some snowflakes from the Frosty Friends stamp set, embossed with white pearl embossing powder, and then sponged inks over top.  I fussy cut some snowy hills and added some stickles, then added my stamped images on the "water" on the bottom.

The images are from My Favorite Things Frosty Friends stamp set, colored with Copic markers.  I had to do some creative masking for the sentiment. I used several stamps from the Witch Way Is the Candy stamp set, masking individual letters to get the word "cool".  The word "you're" is from one of the stamps in that same set.  I fussy cut the speech bubble and outlined it with black pen.  I love that cute walrus!

Friday, February 16, 2018

My Favorite Things Crafty Biathlon challenge

The newest Olympic challenge at My Favorite Things is the Biathlon challenge.  You need to choose a technique and a card type from the list below and make a card combing the two.

I used the MFT Roses All Over background stamp, the Emboss Resist technique and an Alternative Fold (gate fold) for my card.

The background was stamped with Versamark, clear embossed, and then sponged with Distress Oxide inks.  For the accent strips and circle, I stamped the image with rose ink, then cut and matted the strips and used a circle punch for the emblem.  I think card would work for several different occasions, so I left off the sentiment for now.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

My Favorite Things - Stamping Slalom Challenge

My Favorite Things is hosting some Olympic-themed challenges this month.  The first challenge was the Stamping Slalom; use images from at least three different MFT stamp sets on a card.  Most of my stamps sets from MFT are Christmas or Halloween, so I wasn't real sure how I could combine three sets.  Luckily I had a background stamp that I'd forgotten about, so I combined sets to make this Christmas card.

Stamp sets:  MFT Plaid Background Bulder, MFT Frosty Friends (snowflake), MFT Jingle All the Way (sentiment, Santa, Tree, Gifts).  

It doesn't show up too well with the plaid stamped background, but I used the MFT Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle dies to make the cut-out portion in the center. Glad I re-discovered the plaid background set; it's fun to use!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Boyz in motion

It's just about impossible to get my grandsons to stand still for a photo, so I gave up and scrapped these blurry pics.  At least one photo came out okay, LOL!

This is for the current challenge at Tic Tac Toe Challenges.  I used the left vertical row on the challenge board, which is anything but a card, diecut, and green.  The title letters and BOYZ image are all Cricut die cuts.  I'm also entering this in the Take 5 challenge at Paper Issues.    

S'more Love

Sharing a Valentines Day card  for one of my grandkids, made with the Camping Critters stamp set from Art Gone Wild.  The images were colored with Copic markers, and then I added some Stickles to the first and the clouds.  The sun was made from punches and the clouds are Hero Arts dies.  The stitched hill dies are from Paper Smooches.

I'm entering this in the Cute Cards Thursday challenge (love-themed) and the Cards in Envy challenge (love/Valentines) and the anything goes/love challenge at 613 Avenue Create.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

I'm nuts about you, Valentine

Here's a cute little Valentine's card I made for the current CAS on Friday and Tic Tac Toe Challenges:

The squirrel and sentiment are from Hero Arts Missing Ewe stamp set, which was an Operation Write Home set a few years ago.  I added some tiny acorns from Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather stamp set.  The images were colored with Copic markers and the sentiment was stamped in Versamark and embossed with Ranger fine detail white embossing powder.  The embossing folder is from Tim Holtz and the scallop square is a Cricut die cut.

The current CAS on Friday challenge is to use markers or pencils on your card.  I used the diagonal line from top left to bottom right on the Tic Tac Toe challenge board:  sentiment, die cut, kraft.