Tag Archives: Stencil

How to store your stuff

How to store your stuff

It is amazing what you can get up to in this time during the Covid-19 lockdown. Today I am sharing a couple of frames my husband has made to help me store my stencils, some 6×6″ background stamps and my most heavily used frame dies.

He started off cutting the wood and dowels to size and without using any nails glued the frames together. It was then his choice in how they were painted. Think it was his time to release his crafting side.

Once everything was dry – he proudly handed them over to me and these are the results. They sit on my desk and make it easy to pick up my dies, but also helps me to keep my stencils visible so that I use them more as I find that they tend to be hidden away and forgotten.

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:

a little ray of sunshine

A little ray of sunshine

Today I a sharing a card made for a friend who shares her birthday with me.

I used the Mama Elephant Flying with Friends stamps coloured with my faithful promarker pens. I am sure you will agree with me that they are soo cute. The background was made using the distress oxides fossilized amber and carved pumpkin using the MFT Stencil Sunshine Radiating. I also coloured card to matt the sunshine rays on to.

I will enter the card in the following challenges

Recipe for Love

Recipe for Love

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it is good to get ahead and thought that this stamp from MFT – Recipe for Happiness would be perfect. It was a stamp set that I bought some time ago for a special reason – a chef was leaving his job. I then thought that there would be limited use for it afterwards unless I knew other chefs changing jobs. However, I looked at it again and thought this is great for love cards.

Using the MFT wall stencil, I used Distress Ink Barn Door to lighty colour the wall, gave the chef red colour clothing to keep the theme, then finally cut out hearts with the MFT Tag Builder BluePrints 6 to add as the aroma from the cooking.

This card is to be entered in the following challenges:

Simon says Stamps Wednesday Challenge: MFT Have a Heart