For this weeks Wednesday Sketch Challenge I decided to us Birdie Brown’s Faboolous set.
- MFTs BB Fab-Boo-lous Friends (sadly this set is now retired)
- MFT’s Branch Out Die-namics (also sadly retired)
- Lawn Fawn’s Spooky Fence Die
- MFT’s Wonky Stitched Square Die-namics
- Tim Holtz Distress Oxides for the Background in Cracked Pistachio, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy, and Ground Espresso.
- Tim Holts Distress Oxides for the tree branch and leaves in Ground Espresso, Aged Mahogany, Forest Moss, and Rusty Hinge.
- Some 3D Foam Squares.
- Copics in E40, E41, C5, C7, C9, B0000, G20, G21, and G24.
- Glossy Accents on the spider.
Today I made some pseudo gate-fold cards that would be good to send out just because.
I’m a big fan of sending cards for no reason at all. It brightens your day to know that someone’s been thinking of you and took the time to tell you so.
For these cards I used quite a mashup of products from different companies.
The Stamps are from My Favorite Thingsas are the grassy borders and the cardstock.
The Cloud dies areAvery Elle
Picket Fence Die is Pretty Pink Posh.
The floral background stamp is by Casual Fridays
The sentiment stamps are from Mama Elephant and Simon Says Stamp respectively.
I colored all the images in using some Faber Castell Polychromos.
I linked all the products I used in the descriptions above.
Here is my card for last week’s MFT Sketch Challenge just under the wire.
Here is the link for MFT’s Weekly Sketch Challenge
Since the deadline for this challenge is Noon tomorrow, August 11, this was very quick to make by necessity.
I used the shark and ‘school of fish’ images from MFT’s Beach Buds stamp set along with MFT’s Make Waves Stencil. I ink blended the background using MFT’s dye inks in Blue Breeze, Blue Yonder, Cornflower, Boysenberry, Purple Rain, and After Midnight.
I stamped the ‘school of fish’ images on the blended background and then colored the fish in with Copic N7. I stamped and colored the shark on some Neenah then die cut him and popped him up on some foam squares. The outside frame was cut from MFT dies in Gravel Gray Prestige.
The sentiment was stamped with Gravel Gray dye ink and die cut using MFT’s Skinny Strips die-namics and popped up on foam tape.
Keeping my fingers crossed that I win!!
There is a sweet and wonderful single mom at our church who has been battling brain cancer for the past 15 months. As you can imagine Covid 19 is especially dangerous for her in her immuno compromised condition. She made the decision to pull her child from school about 1 week before all our schools closed. She and her 7 yr old Charlie are practicing social distancing HARD, as they should, to protect her health.
Being trapped in a small apartment with an energetic 7 year old when your feeling pretty lousy from cancer treatment is tough. There are plenty of people who would step up and take Charlie out for walks or to the park but it’s just not worth the risk to her health and she’s been seeking suggestions on activities to help occupy his time.
I decided that I could make him some cards that he could mail to the friends he hasn’t been able to see since schools closed. I hoped that writing notes to his friends would take up some of his time and help him stay in touch with classmates. I made about 10 cards for Charlie and did a “contactless” delivery to their sidewalk.
Here is one of them:
Continue reading “Cards for Charlie!”
Today’s card is my entry for the My Favorite Things Weekly Color Challenge. This week’s colors are Summer Splash, Tropical Teal, Gravel Gray, and Steel Grey. I am quickly becoming obsessed with the Karin Brush markers. I just love them!!
Find the Challenge here!
Here’s the card…
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So this year I volunteered to make these little Christmas houses for the preschool director to give the kids at our church. I decided to make them bright colors because I though they would be more appealing to the kids; and to me. I like color. A lot!!
I used the Lawn Fawn Scalloped treat box die set and Winter House Add-On to make this. Simple die cutting and some gluing and i had 30 little houses ready to be loaded with yummy treats for Christmas.
Here are the step by step instructions:
1. I chose my base colors for the houses. Each house requires 2 panels cut from the the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box die.
After I had my panels cut I used some 1/8″ Scor-tape to adhere them together.
2. Using the door die and the 1/2 circle window die from the the Winter House Add-On I cut one door from white card stock for each house then I cut a small square from the same pale yellow card stock and glued it behind the window in the door; making sure that it would stick out beyond the door edges. I glued the door onto one of the long sides of my scalloped treat box making sure to leave room for a window and a tree.
3. Using the window frame die from the Lawn Fawn Scalloped Treat Box Winter House add on I cut four window frames for each house out of white card stock.
Then using the window backer die from the same add on I cut 4 pale yellow window shapes so the windows would appear to be lit from within.
I glued the widow frame to the yellow backer and then glued the windows onto the house where I wanted them.
4. Using the roof die from the Winter House Add-on I cut two roof panels from white card stock for each house and glued them in place.
5. Using both the large and small pine tree dies from the Winter House Add-on I cut 1 large and 4 small trees for each house from green card stock. Using a dark brown maker I colored all the trunks on the trees. I then glued the trees around the house. One large on the front, 2 small trees on the back (long side)of the house and one small tree on each end (short side).
6. Using the small bow die from the Winter House add-on I cut one bow from red card stock for each house.
Using the small circle wreath die I cut one wreath from green card stock for each house.
I glued the bow onto the wreath then glued the wreath onto the door of the house.
Every Wednesday My Favorite Things, better known as MFT, introduces a new Sketch Challenge. Thursdays they introduce a new Color Challenge. This week I plan to enter this card for both challenges (keeping my fingers crossed)!!
This card was made with MFT’s You Make My Tail Wag stamps and dies along with MFT cardstock in Kraft, Sno cone, Limelight, & Blu Raspberry. I used MFT Die-namics Birch Trees and Die-namics Stitched Circle Scallop Frames. The doghouse was stamped onto some Cherry wood adhesive backed paper and colored with Copic Markers. The dog was also colored with Copics. The cloudy circle was made using an MFT stencil with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peakcock Feathers and Tumbled Glass.
Here is this week’s Sketch Challenge #419
Here is this week’s MFT Color Challenge #109
The newest Mama Elephant release is live as of September 15th!! Mama Elephant is offering a 10% discount site wide until 9-17-17, no discount code needed, plus some free items based on your purchase amount. So many cute new stamps, I cannot wait to dive in and start making cards!!
View all the new Mama Elephant products.