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MFT Sketch Challenge #405 & Color Challenge #102


MFT Sketch Challenge #405


MFT Color Challenge #102

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

It’s that time of year that I love, Christmas card time! This sketch challenge I love because of the angle and the colors are non traditional christmas colors.  Fun to create with!

mft sketch challenge 405 & color challenge 102

I used lots of MFT products to create this fun christmas card:

This was a simple card to create and came together quickly.  I die cut the wonky frame and stitched HO’s using 110lb white cardstock.  I glued the HO’s down and added the whole frame to the center of the card base.  Next, I die cut watercolor paper from the stitched rectangle, inked with twisted citron oxide ink, trimmed edges, stamped the sentiment and pop dotted over the card.  I then die cut the stitched circle, inked, and stamped the sentiment.

I die cut the glitter banner, adhered the HO3 to the end and added to the card.  Next, I stamped the santa and presents, colored with copics and cut out.  I glued the presents down and pop dotted santa.

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MFT Sketch#397 & Color #99 Challenges and SSS Wednesday Challenge-Distress It


MFT Sketch Challenge #397


MFT Color Challenge #99

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SSS Wednesday Challenge – Distress It

I always love to take the challenge of combining the sketch and color challenges together since it really causes me to think outside of what I tend to always create.  This one was trickier because the the only real color was the orange red.  I love the results of a simple card highlighted by the colored background!

Mft sketch 397 and color challenge 99

To create my card I used:

This was a quick card, I simply added a large strip of black cardstock with the brick inked die cut rectangle over it in the center of the card.  I stamped, colored and die cut the cat images and pop dotted on a grey circle with the foil stitched frame around it.  Next, I heat embossed the sentiment in black and stamped one paw print next to it.  For my embellishments, I added large wooden dots to add more dimension.

Inside, I added a smaller brick inked rectangle with the sentiment heat embossed in black.  I added on stamped paw print and the kitty on top.

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MFT Sketch Challenge #393 & MFT Color Challenge #97


MFT Sketch Challenge #393


MFT Color Challenge #97

I was the lucky winner a few challenges ago for the MFT sketch challenge and hadn’t had the chance to use my new stamp set, Beach Buds.  When I saw the colors and the new sketch I new I could use that adorable crab!

MFT sketch challenge 393 & color challenge 97

For this card I used lots of great MFT products:

This was a quick card to put together, which is such great sketch to use! I die cut the white 110lb cardstock and then inked with tattered rose and parchment inks.  I then die cut the stitched sun and inked with buttercup and vanilla inks and pop dotted.  Next, I stamped the images, colored with copics and adhered to the card.  I trimmed a strip of white cardstock, heat embossed the sentiment in white, and then inked with abandoned coral and pop dotted in the center.  For the embellishment I added the yellow nuvo drops.

Inside, I die cut a smaller stitched rectangle, inked with tattered rose and parchment inks, and stamped the sentiment with abandoned coral.  I then stamped the clam and colored with copic markers.

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This card is perfect for a little ones birthday! The colors are fabulous!


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MFT Sketch Challenge #392 & Color Challenge #96


MFT Sketch Challenge #392


MFT Color Challenge #96

I had gotten the Fireworks stamp set but didn’t get a chance to use it yet and when I saw this sketch and colors it all came together! MFT sketch 392 & color 96

To make this festive birthday card I used:

To start my card I trimmed thick 110lb black and white cardstock and die cut with the rectangle stitched die.  I then stamped the first layer of fireworks with the TH oxide inks.  Next, I stamped over with versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  The smaller fireworks I used some really old pink glitter embossing powder.  I took the top white fireworks paper and die cut the bottom with the basic edge die.

I then stamped the sentiment on thick white cardstock, heat embossed in black, and then inked with picked raspberries TH oxide ink.  The fiesta I die cut 4 times and inked the top one with salty ocean and peacock feathers TH oxide inks and glue the layers together.  I pop dotted the whole piece with fireworks and black cardstock and glued the sentiment and fiesta strip near the bottom.

Inside, I die cut a stitched rectangle, and stamp the sentiment and fireworks.


This was my first time making a card like this, the sentiment as my main focus with a background pattern that I created.  Love the result and how it showcases the colors as the focal point.  Will be making more of these!  Hope this inspires you to try one too!


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MFT Sketch Challenge #391 & SSS Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes


MFT Sketch Challenge #391

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One of my favorite things to use when creating my cards are the frame dies, and MFT really has so many amazing ones to use!

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This really is one of my all time favorite cards I have made, the bright colors and detailed background were so fun to make!

To create this card I did use lots of MFT products:

To make my card, I first inked watercolor paper with oxide inks: peeled paint, bundled sage, evergreen bough, peacock feathers, and broken china with the stencil in the top right corner.  Then I inked the lines to fade after removing the stencil.  Next, I die cut the inked paper and thick white cardstock with the MFT stitched collage die.  I layered the inked squares in the white frame and centered on my cardbase.

Next, I stamped all my images using Memento black ink, colored with lots of copic markers, and then fussy cut since I haven’t bought the dies yet (definately will invest in those for time saving!).  I heat embossed the sentiment with white and then added the images, some of them with foam tape to give dimension.

Inside, I simply took the extra stitched rectangle from the white frame I had die cut earlier and inked with peacock feathers and broken china.  I then heat embossed the sentiment with white and added one extra fish I had colored.


I have officially jumped on the underwater bandwagon and will be creating sooo many more cards with this stamp set!


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MFT Sketch Challenge #390 & SSS Wednesday Challenge-Bright & Cheerful


MFT Sketch Challenge #390

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SSS Wednesday Challenge-Bright & Cheerful

I had sooo much fun with this sketch challenge and creating this card!  Who doesn’t love fun chicks?!



To create this fun shaker card I used a variety of MFT dies and stamp set.  I heat embossed the sentiments in white and colored the stamped images with copic markers.  For this card I used:


The pattern paper comes from the Doodle Bug Down on the Farm paper pack.

Inside, I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink on the die cut pattern paper.


I love making fun, bright, and cards that I can shake, especially ones with farm animals!



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MFT Sketch #389 & MFT Color #95 Challenges

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MFT Color Challenge #95


MFT Sketch Challenge # 389

This is such an awesome simple sketch that I really enjoyed using!  I challenged myself with using it in combo with the color challenge, which already had two neutrals included.  I love the results of this card!

Mft sketch challenge & color challenge 389 & 95

Again, I used lots of different MFT products:

To create this card I die cut the stitched rectangle from kraft cardstock.  I trimmed a smaller rectangle from white cardstock and used a sunray stencil to ink with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks.  Next, I die cut four friend pieces, inked the bottom of one, and then layered them to make a thick sentiment.  The stamp I colored with copic markers and pop dotted for dimension.  I die cut the clouds in different sizes and added to the card.  My sentiment I heat embossed on grain pattern paper.

Inside, I die cut another stitched rectangle from kraft cardstock and heat embossed the sentiment in white.  I added a few more stitched clouds and a gnome I colored in copic markers.


I love the bright sun in contrast to the blue and white in the card.  Simple, but great!