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Time to Celebrate

Time to Celebrate

When I first saw these stamps I knew exactly what was to be the first Christmas Card I was going to make with them.

The MFT Christmas Cardinals were such cute stamps. I coloured using Copic Markers (must practice more) then layered on to red cardstock and stamp the sentiment from the Christmas Cardinals stamp set.

I am entering the card in the My Favourite Things 2020 Superstar Card Design: Clean and Simple Genius category.

To the birthday girl


Making this card for fun today – no special reason. Had spent ages tidying up my crafting desk, so couldn’t wait to get back and mess it up again. Using the MFT Sketch Challenge and the MFT colour challange as my inspirations I got out the MFT Birthday Cutie and my MFT Radiating Sunshine stencils and using the colours  Razzle Berry, Purple Rain, Cement Gray and Sweet Tooth. I blended the Razzle Berry and Purple Rain using the Radiating Sunshine Stencil, cut out and coloured Birthday Cutie, and added clear Wink of Stella to the Balloon and the radiating rays to add a bit of sparkle.

These were layered on to a background to which I emboss stamped with Birthday Cutie Balloon and blended with the Cement Gray.

I am entering the card in the following Challenges:

Magical Dragons

Magical Dragon

Do you ever look at a card challenge and think to yourself what can I make? Well I looked at the MFT Sketch Challenge 418, looked a my MFT dies and stamps and pulled out my Magical Dragons stamps, Stitched Clouds and Stitched Scallop Edges 2.

I cut out a pocket shape using the Stitched Scalloped Edges, which was coloured with more Distress Inks to give a sun, sky and cloud background. Another layer cut by hand was coloured using the Abandoned Coral. The dragons were stamped using the Magical Dragons and coloured with Distress Ink – Abandoned Coral and Wilted Violet. The clouds were made using the Stitched Clouds and set so that mummy and baby dragons could sit on them. The sentiment came from the Hello Little One stamp set.

The card itself was lightly coloured with Wilted Violet and three lines drawn in Abandoned Coral. Everything was then assembled and stuck on the card.

This card is entered in the MFT Sketch #148 Challenge

Happy Birthday Sharon

Happy Birthday Sharon

Do you ever have an idea for a card, then half way through change it completely. This is not quite my original card idea and not quite an Eclipse card However this is my first card using Altenew Alphabet Dies and Water colouring of The Ton Peony Duo flowers to create a semi type of eclipse card.

The flowers were painted using Altenew Crimson Red water colour paint, just built up to give darker layers and the outline highlighted with grey.

I then used the Altenew Alphabet dies to spell out the name Sharon (my sister). the name was cut again a number of times and glued to raise the letters on the card. This was then where I found it the hardest – to stick the letters down straight and evenly. Hopefully they don’t look too bad. The sentiment was from Gina K Designs stamped with Altenew Crimson Red ink.

To co-ordinate with her present, I made a small gift tag using MFT dies, and stuck the letter S cut from the waste of the original painting.

Cool penguins in the artic

Cool Penguins in the Artic

Don’t you just love the set of Cool Penguins stamp set made by Mama Elephants. I had so much fun making this card.

Penguins were stamped and coloured using Promarkers, whilst the background was coloured using Distress Oxides – Cracked Pistashio; Salty Ocean and Peacock all blended together and left to dry before spraying with Mica Powder to give a soft sparkle to the background.

The hills were cut from MFT and glitter added to give feeling of crisp snow. Everything was layered and the penguins placed using either foam pads or glue depending on how I wanted them to pop up. 

One card, many colours

One card, many colours

Today I am sharing a set of cards, made in bulk, using Stampin’ Up Festival of Trees stamp set and a variety of non traditional christmas colours, but the same layout. 

The back grounds were made using Stampin’ Up inks and then stamped with a snowflake background stamp and clear embossed. The trees too were stamped using the inks, clear embossed and cut out using the tree punch.

The Peek-a-boo die was MFT which I felt gave the tree just that little bit extra class. The card was assembled,the sentiment stamped and heat embossed then layered in front of the tree. 

This will be entered into the following challenges: 

Paper Players – theme #PP421 It beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Inkspirational Challenges: #175 Designers Choice – Anything Christmas

Puff the Magic Dragon

Puff the Magic Dragon

I do so love these My Favorite Things (MFT) Magical Dragons. They are sooo cute. I also have recently bought the MFT Diagonal Stripes background stamp which I couldn’t wait to play with as I could see so many uses.

First use – make a baby pink background using Tonic Baby Pink embossing powder which worked really well. I added interest to the background using the Stampin’ Up Grunge stamp, also embossed with the pink.

My little dragon was coloured using Pomarker Pens in shades of pink and purple, then fine glitter added to the horns and wings. This was then cut and layered on to a circle which had also been embossed to match the stripe background. The small tags were made using a rectangle which were cut in half and the plain one had Baby Girl from Hero Arts embossed.

I would like to enter the card into the following challenges:


Puff the Magic Dragon - MFT Dies

Dancer in Gold

Dancer in Gold

I really do love Christmas time when we get the chance to make lots of cards knowing that they are to be used instead of being put in a box to be ready ……..

This one is made using a retired Stamping Up stamp – Prancer. He is just perfect for Christmas. He was embossed using Nuvo Embossing powder Classic Gold which produces a rich gold colour. It was framed using and MFT stitched die and placed on stock card. The edging at the back of the card is a Sue Wilson die cut in half and stuck behind the card before being layered on to the card.

I will be entering the card into the Global Design Project Challenge 116 – CASE

Stamping Up Dasher

Speedy Card

Speedy Card

How often do you normally spend when making a single card? I must confess I can take over 2 days, with the background and accents being the issue – should I add this, how does it look, do the colours go, all being part of my dilemma.

However, this one was made like Speedy Gonzales. I was on the PaperPlayers blog and the challenge this week is a tic tac toe square giving many options, When I saw what we could use I immediately decided I wanted to use my new Sue Wilson set of dies, my MFT Peek-a-boo stitched rectangle and shiny card stock I keep meaning to use, but never get around to using it. The sentiment was stamped using a Hero Arts stamp which I have have for to many years to mention, but use every year when making Christmas cards.

I would like to enter the card in the PaperPlayers #368 – with Tree, Die-cut and Shine.