Saturday, January 29, 2011

Capture Each Moment!

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Hi everyone,

It’s day 2 of the MFTeasers, in preparation of the release of the new stamp sets which are all due to be released by MFT Stamps this coming Tuesday 1st February.

Today the Design Team are featuring three of the new stamp sets that will be released, these include: “Jolinne – Catch A Star”; “Flopsey Smooth Sailing” and Twisted Foursome”.

It’s also challenge time with the Crazies over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week Maria Bell who is the challenge hostess for January, has challenged us to create a card with a vintage or shabby chic element eg. distressing, lace, pearls, off white, aged appearance or a vintage image.

For my card today I used the new Jolinne – Catch A Star stamp set. I distressed the edges of each of my layers and also added lace to the bottom portion of my card. So I think I have fulfilled the challenge, hopefully … I also added stitching around all the panels too.

I also added the smallest of the butterflies to the to right hand corner of my card. This is from the new Die-namics Butterflies Die … another fun die!

Butterflies Die-namics

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Here is the inside of my card. I added some more distressing to the panel here and also more stitching. I stamped part of the sentiment which is also from the Jolinne – Catch A Star stamp set and then added another of the butterflies from the new Die-namics Butterflies die where the word ‘butterfly”  would normally go. The sentiment was layered onto the Die-namics Layered Labels die.

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Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

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Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • The MFT release is on Tuesday February 1st at 10 PM EST. You can attend the release party from 8-10 PM EST here in the forum for fun, games, and prizes! All the new sets and dies will be available on February 1st at 10 PM EST.
  • MFT Hop & Shop starts Tuesday February 1st at 10 PM EST on Kim's blog
  • The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $100 in stamp sets and play along with the DT for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim's blog. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two stamp sets being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. :) Check Kim's blog every day for the winners.
Stamps: Jolinne Catch A Star – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Grey; Orange; Life’s A Garden DP - Moxxie
Die-namics: Butterflies Die; Layered Labels Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Distressing Tool; Sewing Machine; Craft Concepts Budding Vine Embossing Folder; Lace; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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50 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Frances!!

Nancy Thomas said...

Fabulous colors and great use of the die-namics. Jolinne is adorable.

Arlene said...

Very pretty Frances!

Silli said...

So pretty Frances, love the new butterflys... HUGS

starqueen said...

Hi Frances,
What a sweet card. Love the butterfly, and the darling Jolinne. That's a LOT of stitching!!
Thanks for sharing!

JessicaK said...

what a lovely card duo. the newest little J is adorable.

Kim C said...

What a pretty card. Love the embossed background!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How pretty Frances!!

José said...

Very sweet card. Love the colors. That background is fabulous too. Look at that sweet little butterfly (cooing).

dizzy said...

love your card as i think the little girl is sop sweet and the little butterfly is totally cute tfs hugs jayne xxx

Angela said...

Oh this is so sweet! She is lovely! I can't wait to see some butterflies - sick of the cold! hugs, Angela

Kelli said...

Love the DP and the layout of this card!!! so much sunshine comin off of it!!! :)

Sandra said...

lovely card - love your choice of papers.
Sandra ltb

Silke Ledlow said...

Frances, this is so beautiful! Love theat sweet image and the awesome new dies :)! Hugs ~S~

Barbara said...

Beautiful, Frances! Love that embossed background!

Christine from FL said...

Pretty card, love your embossed background!

Vickie Z said...

Ohh.. how wonderful is this!! Love the embossed background and your extra butterflies!!

Susan said...

just beautiful!

Monique F said...

Cute card! Love the colors, the lace, the paper piecing ... love everything!

Rose said...

Your Jolinne card is adorable, love the clouds in the background of the art piece, great colors, awesome job.

Jessica said...

so cute!!! love all the texture it has! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so adorable

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Just delightful, Frances. Hope you're well and DRY! :)

picklescards said...

gorgeous card!love your color combination. that lace is beautiful

g said...

gorgeous Frances! i love the colors and the distressing- looks amazing!! i can't wait for those butterflies!!

lilscrappers said...

adorable!

Maria said...

Oooh, the trimming on your card is pretty, Frances! I love the color and the stitches is so shabby chic/vintage! I love it! Beautiful job with your coloring. . .I especially love the cloud background! So cool!

Maria

Jana Weaver said...

Gorgeous Frances, and I love how you colored your lace!!!

Wendy said...

Just wicked my friend!!!

Tina said...

So pretty! I love the embossed background! Haven't been a big fan of the distressed look, but you did it so well, I might change my mind! Loved it!

Judy said...

So cute! That butterfly die is going to be so usefull! The color combination is great!
Judy

Rachel said...

LOVE your card! I'm all about vintage and shabby chic!

Lynn Merritt said...

Cute new image!!! Like your lovely creation... pretty orange lace!!!

Jen said...

Soooooo cute! I love the masked "clouds" you have done in the background of Jolinne.

Anita said...

She is so cute and I love that PP.

Melody said...

Just love the background Frances!!

Ida Faye said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing.

Karen Motz said...

So sweet! Love all the distressed edges and embossing!!

Joycelyn Turner said...

This is is just way too cute...LOVE that butterfly...perfect with the sentiment and image!!

bernshwag said...

Frances your card is gorgeous! I love your color combo and all of the stitching.

Bonnie said...

Way too cute! Love your Jolinne card and those butterflies.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS Frances! LOVE that cloud background!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I certainly agree that you achieved your goal of shabby chic....so beautifully

Susan Coan said...

love it!!

Chris said...

love the embossing and the butterfly

Anne said...

Great card! I like the sketch and the colors are terrific!

Lynda Benden said...

Jolinne is DARLING Frances and I love the butterfly die! I think I will NEED that one too!!! LOL!!! Great card!

stampqueen said...

Love the clouds and the colors and the textures!!!!!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the sponged background.

Lisa H. said...

you've been busy embossing! this is stunning and love the matching crochet ribbon!