Saturday, 25 February 2017

Hugs and Kisses

Hey stampers, Anni here!
Today's card is featuring the beautiful set called Fancy Flowers by My Favorite Things. I love this set so much especially because of the artsy look of the flowers.

For this card I did a lot of masking, colouring and fussy cutting - all the things that I love about making a card.
At first I stamped all the big flowers on a piece of white paper and stamped them a second time on full adhesive post it notes.I masked of the big flowers and filled the gapes with the smaller flowers and the leaves.
I chose four colours for my flowers. I didn' t use them in equal amount but decided to go for the peachy color and purple as my main colours and added just a little amount of pink and lilac.
After finishing the colouring I fussy cut the upper edge of my flowers and adhered it with dimeansional adhesive to my cardbase.
For the sentiment I went with Hugs & Kisses from the My Favorite Things' set Lots of Hugs. I embossed it in white on dark grey cardstock.
With some dots of silver Stickles I finished up my card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.


Friday, 24 February 2017

Stamp layering with stars in your eyes.

Hi everybody,

Jill here, and this week I've got a simple starry design for you...

...turning 'Cant's into Can's' with Wplus9's Dreams into Plans.

Spring is so close I can almost taste it, and with that, the colour combo that 'springs' to my mind is always Navy blue and Yellow.  I'm not even sure why but think it must have something to do with the little Easter outfits we got as kids always having a sailor theme :)  Either way, I was feeling those colours so decided to do something using that theme.

I started with two same sized panels of white card and, using Altenew's Basic Borders, covered one piece entirely in stripes of yellow stars.  I then cut a star from the the centre of the other panel using Lawn Fawn's Puffy Stars, and stamped Wplus9's Dreams Into Plans straight over the top of both pieces, independently, in navy ink.  I then lined the pieces over the top of each other so that the sentiment is still clearly legible, but the the pretty yellow star pattern shows through the Puffy Star negative space.  
I adhered my top panel using foam tape so the added dimension would really help highlight the star space.
I really loved the clean simple boldness of the design at this point so matted onto navy blue cardstock and decided to leave it there.

I really hope you like it, I really enjoyed making it.  As always, everything I used is linked below.

See you next week.


Dreams into Plans Image 1Basic Borders Puffy Star Stackables Dies Image 1

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Sparkling Watercolour

Hi there everyone and happy Thursday! Today I'm sharing a springtime card with a little added sparkle!  

I stamped some flowers and leaves from two Winnie & Walter stamp sets- Addie's Garden and Anna's Flora, on to some watercolour card with VersMark and then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then watercoloured the images with Zig Clean Color Markers and added some Clear Wink Of Stella on top of the watercolouring.

 I cut these flower clusters out and added these to my card blank with foam pads for dimension. Before adding the clusters I did add a little black splatter for interest. For the sentiment I used Winnie & Walter 'The Big, the Bold & Greetings'. The large 'sending' I stamped and fussy cut out and added to my card with foam. I used the same stamp set to add the additional 'warm hugs' phrase to the sentiment.

I hope you enjoyed my card and I'll see you again next week. Hugs, Lydia x

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Watercolour birthday card using My Favorite Things and Zig pens

Hi everyone, it's Esther here with a bright watercoloured birthday card using My Favorite Things and Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens.

I started by cutting a panel from some watercolour card and using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a paint brush to add splodges of colour in yellow, green, blue and pink. When this was dry, I splattered over it with black ink. 

I then used My Favorite Things Happy Birthday to You Dienamics to die cut the sentiment from the panel and again from black card stock. I pieced these together as I wanted the lettering to be the same height as the panel and not recessed.

The panel was mounted to a slightly longer layer of black card stock and then onto a card base. 

Finally, I stamped, coloured with Zigs and die cut with the matching dies the balloon cluster from My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday and popped it onto the top right side of the card.

It's a simple card to make but I love how bright and cheerful it feels.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Ninjas in the City

Hello, Gemma here and I thought it would be fun to make a card featuring ninjas sneaking around a city at night.

I started with the background, blending ink on white card to make a sunset sky.

From black card, I cut the MFT Skyline, adding it over the top of the background. I cut a frame using MFT Blueprints 27 from dark blue card, then added them to an A2 white notecard. The Blueprints 27 die set is out of stock currently but I've found some great alternatives, which I've linked below.

I stamped two of the Mama Elephant Tiny Ninjas, adding colour with alcohol markers and wink of Stella glitter.

I cut a MFT Stitched Sentiment strip from the same dark blue cardstock, and white heat embossed a greeting from the ninja stamp set. I added the sentiment tag onto the card, then the ninjas with some foam adhesive.

I really enjoyed putting this card together and creating a scene for these Tiny Ninjas. Hope you like it.

Have a lovely day,

ME Tiny Ninjas

MFT Blueprints 27

MFT Skyline
MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips



Monday, 20 February 2017

A Prickly Pun

Hi there and happy Monday morning to you all :)

I have another fun... or should I say 'pun' card today!! This time, inspiration came in the form of artwork on Pinterest so I take no credit for making this pun up but just loved the idea of using a couple of stamp sets to illustrate it :)

Yes its a 'Catcus' :) I know.... it's so easy to say, that I now can't not say it that way round!!

I used the plumpest cat from MFT's Cool Cats that would fit in a pot from the Sweet Succulents set and used a bit of masking to plant him up... I decided against including his tail because he didn't look right with it.

I used three shades of markers to make him look 'cactus like' and added spines with a white gel pen. To give him some company I stamped a couple of succulents in the background and set him on a black strip of card alongside the custom made phrase which I used alphabet stamps for. Sometimes its okay to not put a sentiment on a card.

I did think of doing a whole group of cat shaped cacti but I didn't think the
 pun worked as well in the plural... what do you think?


Thanks for stopping by :)
Jenny x

Sunday, 19 February 2017

February Challenge - Week 3

It's your final reminder to play along in this months colour challenge and this month I've gone with my personal "go to schemes"   As I'm sure you've guessed - teals and turquoise feature in lots of my makes along with lime greens (just like the logo) but one of my favourite options for card making is greys and yellows so hopefully you will find something that you can work with too.

You must use at least 3 shades from one of the options above AND use at least one product from the range we sell in store to be eligible for the £15 prize.  New projects only - no back linking.

Here are the DT's final inspiring posts to get your mojo flowing.

I'm using the middle colour palette as I love yellow and grey together. My card features:
Mama Elephant Little Cat AgendaMFT Stepped Up Chevron Die-namic, and
Mama Elephant Mini Messages.

You have until 10pm on Saturday 25th February to play along this month.  Link up to the challenges page here