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.

 

  Supplies: 
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 :) 

Supplies:
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!

 

Supplies:

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.

Supplies:
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