Sunday, 17 October 2021

Winter Deer - MFT

 Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a box card to share with you today for the current MFT Outside the Box Challenge. The theme this month is Winter.   I have alot of winter and Christmas stamps and sadly many of them have never been inked up.  So, it was time to use one of them for this card.  I went with this very cute stamp set called Dashing Deer from MFT.


MFT Stamps - Dashing Deer
MFT die-namics - Dashing Deer
MFT Die-namics - Outside the Box
MFT Die-namics - Outside the Box Low Profile Add On
MFT Die-namics - Birch Trees
Lawn Fawn Dies - Stitched Hillside Borders
Memory Box Dies - Crystalline Border
Neenah 100lb Cardstock - Desert Storm
MFT Cardstock - Silver Sparkle
Personal Impressions - Acetate
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Rich Cocoa
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink - Salvaged Patina
Nuvo Glitter Drops - White Blizzard
I would also like to play along in the following challenge:
Thanks so much for visiting. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs Ax

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Blue Underwater Scene - Heffy Doodle

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have a underwater scene card to share with you today using one of my favourite Heffy Doodle stamp sets, Oceans of Love.  I actually created the background for September's Heffy Doodle Facebook Group Challenge but never found the time to put my card together, so I was really happy to see that I could use it for October's Challenge instead. The theme for October is Out of the Blue and I have plenty of blue, in a variety of shades on this card.

The images were stamped in Tudexo Black Ink, coloured with copics and die cut with the coordinating dies. For the background panel I blended a variety of blue distress oxide inks. I used the ray of light stencil from MFT to add some moonstone glitter paste and left it to dry. I die cut the ocean bed using a snow drift die and then covered the die-cut with versamark ink, and heat embossed it with some sand embossing powder - which is awesome! I chose a sentiment from the stamp set, stamped it in versamark and heat embossed it in white.  The sentiment actually has an exclamation mark at the end, but I did a terrible job at stamping and embossing it and it looked like an L :( I didn't want to redo the background after spending so much time on it, so I 'fixed' the mistake by strategically placing the turtle at the end of the sentiment! I cut down the background using a wonky stitch rectangle die and then adhered all my images in the scene. The panel was foamed mounted onto my card base. I added a cute white heart and some crystals for some bling :) 

Heffy Doodle Stamps - Oceans of Love
Heffy Doodle Dies - Oceans of Love
MFT Die-namics - Wonky Stitch Rectangle Stax
MFT Die-namics - Snow Drifts
MFT Stencils - Ray of Light 
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Ink - Versamark
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Chipped Sapphire
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Salty Ocean
Ranger Distress Oxide Ink - Salvaged Patina
Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Moonstone
Hero Arts Embossing Powder - Sand
Stampendous Embossing Powder - White
Pinkfresh Studio Embellishments - Crystals
Lucy's Cards Little Things - Sprinkles Love Story


I would like to play along in the following challenges:

Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Pinkfresh Studio Daisy Wreath

Hi Friends,

I found a little time this evening to make a card :)  I saw the colors at Color Throwdown Challenge and really wanted to play along.  I find I struggle with colour combos for my cards so challenges really help.  For this particular card the colours I used were much softer than the inspiration photo.

For my card I decided to try out one of my new stencils from Pinkfresh Studio as I also wanted to play along in Pinkfresh Studio Cardmaking Day Challenge. The stencil is called Daisy Wreath and I love it. It is the first time I have used a layering stencil and wow, they are so easy to use and produce great images.  Fantastic for putting together a card quickly....which is perfect for me as crafty time is hard to come by! Limited crafty time also equals some very clean and simple card designs at the moment!



Pinkfresh Studio Stencil - Daisy Wreath
Pinkfresh Studio Die - Daisy Wreath
Pinkfresh Studio Stamps -  My Favorite Things to Say 2
Neenah Cardstock - Desert Storm
Pinkfresh Studio Ink - Candy Violet
Pinkfresh Studio Ink - Lavender
My Favorite Things Ink - Orange Fizz
My Favorite Things Ink - Gumdrop Green
My Favorite Things Ink - Field Day 
My Favorite Things Ink - Kraft
Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ripened Pumpkin
Lucy's Cards Little Things - Sprinkles Love Story
I used a variety of inks from Pinkfresh and MFT to ink blend the image on white cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die.  I foam mounted the image onto a panel of white cardstock.  The sentiment, which is from the awesome My favorite Things to Say 2 stamp set from Pinkfresh Studio, was stamped directly onto the panel using kraft ink.  This white panel was foam mounted onto a card base made from desert storm cardstock. I added some nuvo crystal drops to the centre of the flowers and some cute heart embellishments around the sentiment for some added interest.

I would also like to play along in the following challenges:
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Hugs Ax

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Leafy Decor - Pinkfresh Studio

Hi Crafty Friends,

Phew, popping in, at the very last minute, to link up my card for the current Pinkfresh Studio Monthly Challenge, where the theme is leaves/greenery. I have been trying all month long to play along with the September challenge but time has not been on my side!  Thankfully, I had a coupe of hours to myself last night so I managed to do some crafting - yipee!

For my clean and simple card I decided to ink up the leafy decor stamp set for the first time.  It is the perfect size for a mini slimline card.  I coloured the image with my copics and cut the image out as I don't have the die.  The background panel was die cut using a rectangle from the essential slimline bundle collection from pinkfresh studio. This is an awesome die set, and I thoroughly recommend it. I gave the background panel just a little touch of texture by using an old impression plate from papertrey ink. For the card base, I die cut a diagonal stitched rectangle and adhered it directly onto a card measuring 3inches by 6inches.  

The sentiment is from the leafy decor stamp set.  I heat embossed it in white onto black cardstock and mounted it with foam tape. I added a few awesome jewels for some added bling to finish of this simple card.

Pinkfresh Studio Stamps - Leafy Decor
Pinkfresh Studio Dies - Mini Slimline Essential Bundle
Papertrey Ink Impression Plate - Linen and Canvas
Tsukineko Memento Ink - Tuxedo Black
Tsukineko Versamark - Watermark Ink
Stampendous Embossing Powder -  White
Pinkfresh Studio Jewels - Ballet Slipper, Emerald City, Sky Blue


I would also like to play along in the following challenge:

Thanks for popping by. I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Hugs Ax