#613 – MFT Sketch and Color Challenges

Hello! I was rearranging some MFT related Pinterest boards the other day and got super inspired by all the cards I had pinned there.. I mean, their DT has always created the most adorable, beautiful and charming cards – how could one not get inspired. More reason to make them – the MFT Sketch and Color Challenges!

I usually make a single card for both the challenges. But this time, I thought of separating the two.. more cards to make, right?! 😀 Here’s what my inspired self created –

You Are Amazing

For my first card, the inspiration comes from three sources, actually – thee sketch from Stamplorations, the colors from MFT Color Challenge and the layout from The Flower Challenge. I chose distress inks to stamp and color the flowers from MFT Modern Blooms stamp set, using a brush to lightly spread the colors to show off the texture of the paper also. I used normal inks for the leaves, and distress inks again for the stencilled background.

Here’s the supply list –

My Favorite Things Modern Blooms stamps
My Favorite Things Flashy Florals stamps
My Favorite Things Wonky Chevrons stencil
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamp (partial sentiment)
Stamplorations Amazing die
clear rhinestones

You Are Amazing

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

MFT Color Challenge #68

Stamplorations May Challenge (I used the sketch and stamping)

The Flower Challenge #8: CASE The DT Member – I chose Karren’s card. I love the stencil background.. partially done, and then the flowers stamped on top. Such a simple beauty!

And here’s my second card –

Friend, Sending you Hugs

For my second card, I used a bit of no line watercoloring. I must say, the image for this card came pretty immediately as soon as I saw the sketch. I’ve completely used distress inks on this card, including the background stamping and the sentiment.

Supply list –

My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamps
My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass die
My Favorite Things Friend die
My Favorite Things Scattered Surface background stamp

distress inks

Friend, Sending you Hugs

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

MFT Sketch Challenge #331

Sketch Challenge 331 #mftstamps

CAS-aul Fridays #173: Birtday Card + 6 of the same item (I used 6 of the small flowers…he he.. )

Stempel Garten Challenge #61: Wildlife

Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

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#587 – Love & Adore You

Hello! I loved making the card last time, with flowers, made from vellum pieces stacked above each other; and thought of making another using the same idea. I also tried making it vintage, but this one ended up looking vintage-ish..hmm… but I really do love how it has turned out! 😀

Love & Adore You

I first heat embossed the heart and flowers with gold embossing powder on vellum, which I then colored using Zig brush markers. I colored the flowers underneath the vellum last time, this time, I added it on the top – any case, you’ll have to wait for it to dry anyway! 😉 I then fussy cut them out. The sentiment, I cut from a cardstock, which I had painted with gold acrylic paint – it looks beautiful with the gold embossing – not too overpowering, but still shiny enough to stand out! 🙂 I am glad I used it too! Well, I also did stack it with a few layers before adding it to the card. Assembly was mostly easy, once I knew where to place what!

Here’s the supply list:
Neat & Tangled Heart of Gold stamp
Simon Says Stamp Sketch Ranunculus stamp
My Favorite Things Love & Adore You die
My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle die
DCWV Fresh Floral Stack pattern paper

Love & Adore You

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #319

The Card Concept #66: February challenge: Love & Romance

Bastel Traum Challenge #49: Friendship/Love

Paru’s Card Making Challenge: February Challenge: Love

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#565 – MFT Color and Sketch Challenge

PE: Spotted by My Favorite Things Challenge blog!!

My Favorite Things - Spotted

Hello! Its been quite some time since I made a card, just because I felt like making a card.. and today, I did just that! 🙂 It wasn’t my best, since its been some time, I felt happy just making something… that’s the real point after all, right?! 😉

My inspiration this time came from the MFT Color and Sketch Challenges.

MFT Color Challenge #312

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #60

And here’s the card I made –

Find Joy In The Ordinary

I chose MFT Flash Florals for the flowers in focus and to make the backgrounds too. Then a fishtail frame and solid piece for the piece in between using MFT Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner. Only the sentiment is not from MFT, it is from Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints.

Find Joy In The Ordinary

Off to try and make some more now! Hopefully, I will get my crafty mojo running and get a couple before long! 🙂

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#509 – MFT Challenges

Hello! One of my favorite companies, My Favorite Things has two challenges running – one for a sketch and the other, colors. I am always in awe of the wonderful creations by the DT – they are always, always scrumptious! So inspiring! And I just had to try and make something too! 🙂

Some Bunny

I first stamped and fuzzy cut the bunny, the balloon, the clouds and the flowers from MFT Some Bunny after stamping them using MFT Hybrid ink – I hadn’t yet decided whether I wanted to color them or not..I left them as is in the end.

For the background, I used Simon Says Stamp Seeing Spots and Pumice Stone distress ink. I cut out a square panel for the sky background, I used only Broken China distress ink, creating a gradient by blending the ink softly and then adding more of it only at one end. Now, I hadn’t added any texture to either first – I actually added it after I had finished the entire card – I found it was completely uninteresting, with only ink blended and nothing else. So, I dabbed them with a brush, only just wet with water, adding a little ink here and there, when I deemed necessary. I did the same with the grass, which I die cut using MFT Fresh Cut Grass and colored using Shabby Shutters distress ink

Some Bunny

For finishing, I added a frame I die cut using SSS Stitched Squares, foam mounted the bunny and the scene, added a strip of green checked washi tape, and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Pumice Stone distress ink.

Submitting this card to both MFT Color Challenge #50 and Wednesday Sketch Challenge #291

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#502 – Stamped Flowers

…and I am back to stamping flowers! 😀 That’s the best and sure shot way of getting a beautiful card, I guess!

You Are Amazing

My first card consists of MFT Modern Blooms. I used simple stamping technique with Memento Dandelion, Memento Pear Tart, Hero Arts Soft Pool and PTI Sweet Blush inks to prepare a panel of these pretty flowers. Once done, I trimmed it to stripes, mounted them on the card base using foam tape. I then addded a strip of kraft card stock, adhered the ‘you’ from MFT Love & Adore You and then the stamped sentiment piece, from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then used some kraft die cut buttons from Impression Obsessions Buttons die cuts to embellish.

You Are Amazing

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #350 and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #289

My second card is completely done using the Waffle Flower Leafy stamp set (except for a little die cutting and embellishing, of course! ;))

Thank You

I first stamped the sentiment and the flowers and leaves outlines using Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped the counterpart – solid stamps of the same images using colored inks – Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Butter Bar, Neon Blue and Memento Bamboo Leaves.I stamped the images such that they were forming circles around the sentiment – going clockwise for the first circle, then anti-clockwise the next, and so on.

Once done, I die cut a circle from one of the edge. Now, I wanted the die cut to be partially stamped wit the images (notice the bottom half without the continuation of the flowers and leaves?), so I re-stamped the images in the same position using my trusty MISTI. 🙂 I like the effect, but I am not sure whether this was the best design to showcase it.. Anyway, I proceeded to trim the outer panel, and to round the corners before tying some string on it and adhering it to the card base. I then adhered the round panel directly to the card base and finally embellished it some more using dots of silver stickles (glittering enamel dots??)

Thank You

Submitting this card to Waffle Flower July Challenge (I’ve only taken the colors for inspiration) –


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#464 – Stamped Flowers…Again!

PE: Winner at Stampin’ Royalty Challenge!! 😀

Stampin' Royalty Winner


Sometimes I get so lost in techniques, and forget to enjoy making cards with only stamping as the focus. So, I tried..once again.. to make cards using stamping only. 🙂


I first stamped Altenew Lacy Scrolls using Hero Arts Bubble Gum and Memento Tangelo on some scrap card stock – and couldn’t resist shading them a little using my Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils.


I then stamped the WPlus9 Borders & Backgrounds 4 using Memento Tuxedo Black on another panel and cut it diagonally. After placing all the pieces on my card base, I stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Bold Buzzwords in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then adhered all the pieces on the card base.

Submitting this to ColourQ Challenge #336, Stamplorations: April CAS Challenge: Anything Goes and Seize The Birthday: Floral

For my second card, I first stamped Darice Music Notes on a card panel using Hero Arts Charcoal ink. I then stamped the flowers from My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms using Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe, ColorBox Scarlet, Hero Arts Neon Blue, Hero Arts Charcoal and Memento Tuxedo Black inks, fuzzy cut them. I then trimmed the music score panel, cut out a circular window from it using Mama Elephant So Sew die and arranged the flowers and leaves around it.

Wish You Were Here

I then stamped My Favorite Things Pinstripes on a portion of the card base and mounted the panel on top, along with a strip of black. The sentiments are from Love and Adore You die and Some Bunny stamp set from My Favorite Things. Finally added some silver sequins for embellishing along with some silver stickles for the flower centers.

Wish You Were Here

Submitting this to Stamping Royalty #324: Anything Goes, My Favorite Things Color Challenge #42 and My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #275

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#414 – I Dig You

PE: Headliner (winner) at The Paper Players!!! (Can’t believe it at all!!)

The Card Concept - Challenge Winner


Been some time since I used stamps from My Favorite Things. Got the perfect chance to make this card –

I Dig You

I started with stamping the gnome and the flowers from You Gnome and the bird from Some Bunny in Hero Arts Black ink. I then colored them all using Derwent Inktense pencils, watercoloring them and fuzzy cut the all.

For the background, I stamped MFT Pinstripes using Memento Dandelion and die cut a panel from it using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I also cut a vellum panel using MFT Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner and adhered it to the striped panel using a flowery washi tape. I then added the sentiment strip, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black, and then added the gnome and the flower bed using foam tape.

And that’s mu simple card! Submitting it to –

The Paper Players Challenge #280: Tic-tac-toe. I used flowers, die-cuts and yellow (not on a single piece, though)

MFT Sketch Challenge #266

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 4

Kathy Racoosin - The Daily Marker - Color Challenge

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