World Cardmaking Day

It is world cardmaking day today so I wanted to make a card for that very reason. It’s a pretty simple card, without colouring, in white with a dash of purple. I’ve done what I enjoy about cardmaking for this card (apart from the whole no colouring part of it). I’ve used loads of brands, I’ve been inspired by another crafter (Norine Borys, @norinehope on Instagram) and it’s about friendship.

The embossing folder is by CraftWell, the dies by Simon Says Stamp, the sentiment by GinaK Design, card stock by Papertrey Ink and My Favorite Things and the inks are by My Favorite Things and GinaK Design.

MFT Coloring virtuoso

My second entry for this years MFT Stamps‘ Superstar contest is for the colouring category. I’ve been unsure if I was going to have the energy for this as I’ve been unwell most of this month so far, the past week and a half with a nasty cold and a cough that simply will neither let go nor let me sleep. Oh how I am looking forward to it disappearing!

Anyway, here I am with my finished project. I had an idea which I think fits with the last year. How some people make a difference and make your life more colourful. So the front is coloured in black and white, the first page inside is the same image, but in colour, and then it’s a normal greeting area inside with the text “You Make Everyday Life Feel Special”. I have combined various sets from the Birdie Brown and Stacey Yacula collections for the scene.

Here is the front of the card. I have used scissors to cut a small tab at the bottom which I embossed a small greeting onto. I’ve also used chunky embossing to create snow on the image.

Here is the flip inside with the coloured image. I’ve added “snow” to this panel as well as another sentiment:

And the page inside with the greeting:

Here are the two coloured panels before I made the card:

I’ve used the following stamp sets:

Adorable Adventures
Always Bring a Smile
Holiday Penguins
Itty Bitty Basics
Merry Wishes
Scene Builder
Warmest Wishes

Copics used: (black and white image) T0, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9.

Copics used: (colourful image) E00, E02, E13, E15, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG000, BG90, BG93, BG96, BG99, BV000, BV20, BV23, BV25, V20, V22, T1, T3

The card has been entered into the following challenge:

MFT Stamps Superstar – Coloring Virtuoso

Post update:

Oh my goodness! I am so happy to share that my card was chosen as one of the winners. Thank you so much!

MFT Clean and simple genius

It’s that time of the year again. My Favorite Things are having their annual card making contest, the Superstar contest. I wasn’t entirely sure if I had the time or energy to take part this time, but after a week of back pain followed by a week with a nasty cold and cough I simply needed something to do! So here I am with my first project. Hopefully there’ll be at least one more.

White on white is quite common, but I wanted something different. So for my sympathy card I’ve gone with black on black. I think it’s the first time I make a proper black card, actually.

I’ve used the Magnolia Blossoms stamp set. This time I embossed it with clear embossing powder onto black card stock before colouring it up with my Prismacolor Pencils. A STAX stitched rectangle die cut and an essential stitched banner die for the embossed text (from the same set as the flowers, the card kit version), both added with foam tape, gave the card a bit more interest and dimension.

MFT Stamps – Superstar – Clean and Simple genius

Party Animals

Time for a colourful and fun card! I’ve used three of the party selfie stamps from MFT Stamps and coloured them up in matching colours. The card base is also from MFT Stamps onto which I’ve stamped various sentiments and some confetti. The lion is added on with foam tape and I’ve coloured up chipboard numbers to match.

I’ve entered this card into the following challenge:

Simon Says Monday Challenge: Stamp It

Have a gorilla good time

When I saw this week’s MFT Sketch challenge image I had an idea right away. 15 minutes later my card was done! I used a stamp I’d recently coloured up, matched it with two different shades of brown card stock and matching ink. All these items are from My Favorite Things. I simple Norwegian sentiment finished off the card.

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

MFT Sketch challenge #549