#595 – Grateful Butterflies

Hello! Its been quite some time since I joined a couple of challenges that I used to joined in so often. I just thought last month that I would love to at least have a few challenges that I would try my best not to miss. Made this card for two such challenges –

Grateful

I used MFT Lace Background, embossed it with black embossing powder, blended in some Faded Jeans distress ink. Once the background was dry, I diecut the butterflies from MFT Flutter of Butterflies and then added the sentiment from MFT Geometric Greenery on top.

Grateful

Submitting this to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge #64

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #67

Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge: Die Cuts

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#565 – MFT Color and Sketch Challenge

PE: Spotted by My Favorite Things Challenge blog!!

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ It wasn’t my best, since its been some time, I felt happy just making something… that’s the real point after all, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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#477 – A Couple of Color Challenges

Hello!

I made a couple of cards based on two color challenges.

The first card is for Waffle Flower May Challenge. I used the leftover piece from another card, that I had made for the same challenge, in this card –

A Note of Thanks

I stamped a couple of more flowers using Waffle Flower In Every Way using Memento Summer Sky, Memento Grape Jelly and Memento Cottage Ivy and fuzzy cut the flowers.

A Note of Thanks

For the background, I used pattern paper from Best of Heidi Swapp. I topped it with a panel of card stock I die cut using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles. I then added a vertical stripe of washi tape, then the flowery stripe, a piece of vellum and then adhered the flowers on top. The sentiment is from WPlus9 Basic Banners, stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. The card is also adorned with a few small pearls.

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I am also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday Challenge: Flowers and Timeout Challenge #57: May all your weeds be wild flowers

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My second card is for the My Favorite Things Color Challenge #45

Hearfelt Wishes

I first water-colored a watercolor paper panel using PTI Hibiscus Burst, Spiced Marmalade DI, Mowed Lawn DI and Mermaid Lagoon DI. Once it was dry, I stamped it with My Favorite Things Lacy Background and heat embossed it in white. I also die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle. I then die cut My Favorite Things Pierced Fancy Flourish from black card stock and adhered it to the card along with the sentiment, from Hero Arts All Occasion Messages.

Hearfelt Wishes

For embellishing, I added loads of glitter on the flourish and the sentiment label using my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen – that looks gorgeous, pity I couldn’t capture it in the photos – and also a few black rhinestones.

Also submitting this to Can You Case It #120: Sketch Challenge and Pinterest Inspired Challenge: May

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Pinterest Inspired Challenge

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#475 – A Couple of Sketch Challenges

Hello!

I made a couple of cards for two sketch challenges.

The first card is for the Reverse Confetti May Sketch Challenge. I am also submitting this card to Paru’s Card Making Challenge: May Challenge: Summer

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I used Reverse Confetti Love & Ice Cream die and stamp sets and pattern papers from Best of American Crafts and Best of Heidi Swapp.

Oh Yum!

The ice cream is colored using Squeezed Lemonade and Antique Linen distress inks and the cherry using Zig Brush pen. I then addedย Deco Art Glamour Dust Ultra Fine Glitter Paint in silver on the ice cream and also added Wink of Stella clear glitter over both. For the colorful confetti background, I usedย JustRite Bokeh Time stamp set withย Memento Dandelion, PTI Melon Berry, PTI Classic Kraft and Hero Arts Bubble Gum inks. The sentiment is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black.

Oh Yum!

The second card is for the My Favorite Things: Wednesday Sketch Challenge #180

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My inital idea was the use feathers from MFT Feathers and Arrows dies, but I changed tracks and used the critter instead.:)

Purr

I used My Favorite Things Lacy Background on scrap card stock, trimming it with My Favorite Things Fringe and then with WPlus9 Scalloped Border for the bottom, and along with pattern paper from Fancy Pants Country Boutique for the top piece. I actually stamped and colored the kitty, the fish and the sentiment after I mounted the panel on the card base – I am glad I used plenty of foam tape beneath! ๐Ÿ™‚

Purr

The stamping is done using Memento Tuxedo Black and all the images and sentiment is from My Favorite Things I Knead You stamp set. I colored them using Faber Castell Polychromos color pencils.

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#471 – Mother’s Day Wishes

PE: Winner at One Layer Simplicity Challenge!!

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Hello! And a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers!

Made this card to my dear Ma – she’s the best in the world!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I made her a flower-themed card, since she is really fond of flowers! Quoting her – “flowers always look good, no matter how you make them!” I couldn’t agree more! ๐Ÿ˜€

Mother's Day

I chose Paper Trey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock to make this one-layered card.

Mother's Day

The flowers are from Hero Arts Flower Garden, My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms and WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers. I used Milled Lavender DI, PTI Winter Wisteria, Mustard Seed DI, Spiced Marmalade DI, Tattered Rose DI, PTI Melon Berry, Cracked Pistachio DI, Memento Bahama Blue, Evergreen Bough DI, Shabby Shutters DI, Crushed Olive DI, Memento Pear Tart, Memento Bamboo Leaves, PTI Classic Kraft inks for stamping. I then stamped the dots using Shabby Shutters DI and PTI Fine Linen ink. The sentiment is from Fiskars Celebrate Family, which I heat embossed in gold.

Mother's Day

Instead of adding lots of glitter and/or sequins, as I mostly do, I decided to keep it fairly clean, and opted to use my Uniball gold gel pen. I just added a few dots, in the flowers’ center and along with the rest of the dots surrounding the flowers.

Mother's Day

Of course, I had to make an envelope to go with it. After making so many cards, I am happy to report that I can make a fairly good one without any mistakes – and I am happy since I am not using any tools other than my trusty pencil, scale and scissors! ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, for this one, I first stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Sally’s ABCs and the flowers from Hero Arts Flower Garden and drew over them using Uniball Signo silver gel pen. I am glad it came out so nice and bright on the paper! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am also submitting this to One Layer Simplicity Challenge #27: Fruit Smoothie (I used some inks with fruits’ names in them), The Card Concept #54: Spring FlowersThe Card Concept #54: Spring FlowersThe Card Concept #54: Spring Flowers and Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday (April): Flowers

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