Thursday, March 31, 2011

Every Single Time!

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Hi everyone,

Well another Thursday has come around which means it is challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Today Joanne Grzelak, brings us her last challenge for this month.

Joanne challenged us to …………….

BUTTONS, BUCKLES, BOWS, BRADS.....NOT!!!!!
We CANNOT use any of these embellishment, whether faux or real!!! Now is that tough or what …. I am always using buttons and bows, and brads yikes!!!!

Well we may not be able to use those items …. but Joanne didn’t say we couldn’t use pearls, bling, dies etc so of course I used those instead …. thank goodness for alternatives!

For my card I used MFT Stamps Fred Bear - Oopsie Daisies, I just adore the Fred Bear stamps! I also added MFT’s Die-namics Butterflies die and also the Die-namics Flower Border.

My card looks fairly simple for me …. no layers! That is because of the type of card I decided to make which is called a Slit Latch card. If you look at the bottom of my card you will notice that the sentiment on the bottom of my card was actually stamped on the inside of my card and by cutting slits into the bottom of my card it now appears on the outside of my card.

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Here you can see the inside of my card and you can see both sentiments the one at the top which is layered onto the Die-namics Layered Label Die and the sentiment at the bottom which if you look at the top photo can be seen when the card is closed.

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Here is a close up of the bottom of my card. To create the slits in the bottom, you need to find the centre of the card and make a mark approx 1 1/4 inches up then cut your slit on the top from the centre mark to the bottom right hand corner and then on the inside of you card from the centre mark to the bottom left hand corner. Easy!

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Fred Bear Oopsie Daises – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; DP
Die-namics: Butterflies Die; Flower Border Die; Layered Labels Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Oval Nestabilities; Pearls; Foam Tape; Copics

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Bling Challenge

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week the challenge is to add bling to your card, who doesn’t love bling!

For my card I used Paper Pretties Sweet 16 stamp set.  I stitched around the edges of each layer and added a couple of flourishes of bling to each side of my card. I resisted these flourishes for so long, but now I have started using them I love them!

Want to play along with us:

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC147.

Don’t forget to include a link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

 

Stamps: Sweet 16 – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Purple; Lilac; Magic Happens DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Crystal Flourish; Foam tape; Copics

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Hello, Cupcake!

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Hi everyone,

It is time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS. I love that the challenges are now sketches each week as they have and always will be my favorite type of challenge.

For my card today I used MFT Stamps PI – Hello Cupcake. I paper pieced the girls dress and the cupcake wrapper. I used four of MFT’s Die-namic Dies on this card, these include:

I used Pink Sorbet Twine to create the bow in the button.

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Here is the inside of my card. I stamped the cute little girl with the cupcake again and also one of the sentiments from the set.

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To play along with us this week all you need to do is follow the sketch, upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTWSC13. Join us this week in the MFT forum for lots of chatter and fun! Be sure to check out Kim's Blog, she will have a full list of all the designers participating in today's challenge!

Stamps: PI Hello Cupcake – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Pink; Dark Pink; DP – Daisy & Dandelion
Die-namics: Buttons Quartet Die; Jumbo Ric Rac Die; Hearts A Plenty Die; Grosgrain Texture Board – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Couture Creations Entangle Embossing Folder; Foam Tape; Copics

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Smile

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Hi everyone,

I have a quick card to share with you today using another of the new Riley and Company stamps which were released last week. This one is called Sunflower Riley.

The background was created using my Imagine Cricut machine and the Nursery Tails cartridge.

Stamps: Sunflower Riley; Smile – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Peach
Other: Black Ink; Imagine Cricut; Nursery Tails Cartridge; Brown Candy Dots; Foam Tape; Copics

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Triangle Star Card

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Hi everyone,

Recently while checking the blog updates on my Google Reader I came across a blog called Mariannes Papirverden and she was showing a Triangle Star card that she had created.

I am calling it a Triangle Star card because the star is made using a triangle shape and all the points are triangles and there are already a number of cards out there which are called Star cards so I figure this will distinguish this one from the others a bit better. I can be so confusing when one card has the same name as another.

I loved the idea so much that I had to make one, I actually ended up making two and this was the second one. I will be sharing my first one in a week or two’s time. These are really easy to make and all you need to start is a piece of card that is 12 x 12 or 30cm square.

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Here is a side on view of my card. I made this one for a group of friends to recreate for our project for a club I attended last Friday. It was my turn to select a project for us all to make.

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Here you can see the inside of my card.

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And one more view of my car when it is fully opened up.

Stamps: Punch Bunch – SU
Paper: White; Green; DP
Other: Pink Ink; Bird Punch; Flowers

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

A Rebus Birthday Card

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Hi everyone,

As many of you who follow my blog are aware, each month I participate in a rebus swap with a couple of my friends and I upload my rebus which is normally a piece of card with a lot of different rebus’ to a particular theme.

Last year Holly McMillen was inspired by my rebus swap to host a challenge based on rebus to create cards. I had such fun doing her challenge, that this year we decided to add a couple of rebus cards to the schedule of our rebus swap for something different.

This month was our first time to make a card that uses rebus and the theme was …. birthday cards. I think you can easily work out what my card says Smile.

 

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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A C4C Sketch Challenge!

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Hi everyone and happy Saturday!

It’s time for another challenge with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month, Silke Ledlow has given us a fun sketch challenge.

Our challenge this week is also a sponsored challenge. Our sponsor is Sparkle Creations.

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I used the cute Birthday Josh stamp from Sparkle Creations for my card today …. isn’t he just adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!

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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.

Stamps: Birthday Josh – Sparkle Creations; Sentiment – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Blue; Masculine DP – Dovecraft
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Oval Punches; Foam Tape; Copics

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Moosebehaving? …. It’s A Riley Blog Hop!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to Riley and Company’s blog hop! Come join us as the Riley and Company Design Team take you on a journey discovering all sorts of Riley fun! If you didn’t start at the beginning of this hop, you might want to head on over to the Riley and Company blog so that you don’t miss out on anything.

Be sure to leave a comment on everyone’s blog as you travel from blog to blog as each of the Riley and Company Design Team members will be giving away one new Riley stamp to a random person who leaves a comment on their blog!

8 new Riley stamps and 6 new sentiments are NOW available from the Riley and Company Store.

For my first card today I have used Policemoose Riley. I created the police car and the shield that using my gypsy & cricut machine. After cutting out the shield I airbrushed the road and sky and then layered everything else onto it. The sentiment I used here is one of the stamps that is also being released today.

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Here is the inside of my card. I cut out another of the shields using my cricut machine and added the sentiment. The sentiment is from Moose Saying 2, there are a couple of sentiments in this set that would work well with the Policemoose Riley image.

Stamps: Policemoose Riley; Moosebehaving Sentiment; Moose Sayings 2 – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Black; Blue; DP – Basic Grey
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Cricut; Gypsy; Boys Will Be Boys Cartridge; George and Basic Shapes Cartridge; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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For my second card today I have used Engagement Riley, don’t you just love that rock on her finger hehe!

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For the inside of my card I stamped Riley again and added the Congratulations sentiment, which is another of the sentiments being released today.

Well that is about it from me for today, now it is time to hop on over to the sensational Cathy Edgar and see what stunning creations she has install for you today.

Enjoy the rest of the hop and thanks for dropping by! Don't forget to leave comments on all the blogs, so that you have a chance to win some blog candy.

Stamps: Engagement Riley; Congratulations Sentiment – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Blue; Yellow; Stella Rose DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; MFT Die-namics Dizzy Lace Doily Die; MFT Die-namics Dizzy Lace Border Die; Blue Ribbon; Yellow Buttons; Yellow Twine; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hello!

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Hi everyone,

Today I have one more card to share with you using the new Riley stamps which are being released by Riley and Company this coming Thursday 24th March (that’s later tonight!).

This time round I used Moose in the Moon Riley for my card. The layout is a recent sketch from Splitcoast Stampers .

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Here is the inside of my card, the sentiment I used here is one that was released by Riley and Company in January. I thought it worked well with this image.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they have created.

Don’t forget the Riley & Company Blog hop which will be held on Thursday 24th March starting at 10 PM EST.

Stamps: Moose In The Moon Riley – Riley and Company
Paper: White; Brown; Blue; Stella Rose DP – My Mind’s Eye
Other: Black Ink; Oval Punch; MFT Die-namics Cloud Trio Die; Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon; Button; Yellow Twine; Foam Tape; Copic Airbrush; Copics

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Season’s Greetings!

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Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our hostess Joanne Grzelak. Joanne informs us that it is 9 months until Christmas so our challenge today was to create a Christmas card ……..arghhhhhhhh! Already!!!!!!!!

I normally don’t make a start on my Christmas cards until at least July, so this is a very early start for me.

For my card I used MFT Stamps Wrapped in Love stamp set. The sentiments used are both from the Merry & Bright Stamp set. I paper pieced the girls dress and all the presents she is holding. I also stitched around all layers of my card. I also added some Maraschino Red Twine around the centre of my card.

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Here is the inside of my card. I used two of MFT Die-namics which are Die-namics Layered Label Die and Die-namics Simply Scallops.

Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

Stamps: Wrapped In Love; Merry & Bright – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Jolly By Golly DP – Cosmo Cricket
Die-namics: Layered Label Die; Simply Scallops Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Maraschino Red Twine; Green Button;

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hippity Hoppity Easter’s On It’s Way!

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for another Pretties Wednesday Challenge over on the Paper Pretties Blog. This week we were challenged to use Spring as the inspiration for our card.

Technically it isn’t Spring down here in Australia when Easter occurs, but Autumn. But seeing it is Spring up in the Northern Hemisphere I figured I would pull out my Paper Pretties Hippity Hoppity Sophia stamp set.

I started my card by layer on some blue designer paper and then some green designer paper. The green designer was cut into a curve and then I used my sewing machine to add zigzag stitching to the edge of each layer.

The tree was printed and cut using my Imagine Cricut machine and the Nursery Tails Cartridge. The flowers were created using a Martha Stewart Border Punch.

Want to play along with us:

How to Enter: If you would like to play along with us, all you have to do is create a card/project using the above challenge and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword PWC146.

Don’t forget to include a link to your card on the Paper Pretties Blog, so everyone can see it too. You don’t have to use Paper Pretties stamps to play, but of course if you have them we would love to see you use them. One random participant will receive a Paper Pretties Stamps set … see the Paper Pretties Blog for more details.

Stamps: Hippity Hoppity Sophia – Paper Pretties
Paper: White; Brown; Utopia DP – Kaisercraft
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Imagine; Nursery Tails Cartridge; MFT Die-namics Say What Die; MFT Die-namics Clouds Trio Die; MS Tulip Border Punch; Foam Tape; Copics

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What’s Cooking!

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Hi everyone,

I am back again today with another MFT card to share with you. It’s time for this week’s Wednesday Stamp Club sketch over on the MFT Stamps Member Forum of SCS.

For my card today I used one of the MFT à la modes sets, this one is called à la modes - What's Cooking?

I used two of MFT’s Die-namic dies on the front of my card, these are the Die-namics Dizzy Border and the Die-namics Button Quartet dies. I used Maraschino Red Twine to tie the bow in the button on the bottom right hand corner of my card.

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Here is the inside of my card, I used one of the sentiments from the à la modes - What's Cooking? stamp set. I also added the Die-namics Dizzy Border along the top of the designer paper on the bottom of my card.

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To play along with us this week all you need to do is follow the sketch, upload your creation to SCS using the keyword MFTWSC12. Join us this week in the MFT forum for lots of chatter and fun! Be sure to check out Kim's Blog, she will have a full list of all the designers participating in today's challenge!

Spring Cleaning Sale
We've been spring cleaning here at MFT! We found a huge number of products that were limited edition, retired, or are retiring, and we have filled a big box full of our finds.
From Wednesday, March 23 though Friday, March 25, we are having a Spring Cleaning Sale. When you place ANY order that requires shipping, you will receive a freebie with your order. It could be a full spool of ribbon, a patterned paper pack, or any other item out of our Spring Cleaning Sale box. It'll be a suprise... a little extra reason to look forward to receiving your order. You have three days to take advantage of this fun sale, so get your wishlist together and go shop HERE in the MFT Boutique.


Stamps: à la modes - What's Cooking? – MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Nana’s Favorites DP – Kaisercraft
Die-namics: Button Quartet Die; Dizzy Lace Border Die – MFT Stamps
Other: Black Ink; Sewing Machine; Maraschino Twine; Foam Tape; Copics

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