Sunday, 18 February 2018

Viking's winter wishes

Today this is my second post because the Creative Olympics ends very soon over at MFT Challenge blog. And I wanted to give myself a last chance to enter again. And how lucky I am, with this card I can join two different challenges, the Stamping Slalom because I used three stamp sets and the Freestyle because I made a winter scene.

What I used:

MFT, BB Viking stamp

MFT, PI Warm Wishes stamp

MFT, Oh Christmas Trees stamp

MFT, Snowfall stencil

Die-Namics, Snowdrift die

Die-Namics, Sentiment Strips die

DecoArt Americana paints (Blue Chiffon) - for the background

Ranger, Glossy Accents  - for the snowdrift

Ranger Distress Stickles, Clear Rock Candy - for the snowdrift

Ranger Texture Paste, Opaque Matte - for the snowfall

Copic Sketch markers - for the Viking

Tsukineko StazOn Forest Green - for the pine tree

vellum - in front of the text

silver brads - for the text strip

Ranger Archival ink, Cornflower Blue - for the text

Crafter's Companion, Neenah Solar White paper - for the Viking

Tsukineko Memento ink, Tuxedo Black - for the Viking

Stick it! 3D foam adhesive tape

Can you see how sparkly is my snow? The Clear Rock Candy stickles make it.

And here is the logo of the Creative Olympics - I really enjoyed it!


Quick card with dog and cat by MFT

Once at the Country View Challenges, we had a time challenge (30 minutes or under). That time it was a real challenge for me but when I learned the MFT had a time challenge too I wanted to try myself immediately using the old tricks I developed for this type of challenges.

So here are my 4 tricks:

1. Be ready for the design! You have to figure out the design in advance! Which colours you want to use? How you want to build the card? Which papers you want to use?

2. Be prepared! Put everything (all the dies, stamps, inks, papers) near you, near your hands on the desk!

3. Don't use difficult techniques and colouring! (I have to ignore the Copic and pencil colouring - these take time but the water colouring is okay for me)

4. Don't worry about the mess! You will have time to tidy up or repack everything after the project!

And yet, after all these preparations the time challenge is a real challenge! 20 minutes is very limited!

And now, here is my card for the 20 minutes challenge of the MFT Creative Olympics:

What I used:

MFT, Furever Friends stamp

MFT, Paw Background stamp

Die-Namics, Stitched Circles dies

Die-Namics, Square dies

Crafter's Companion, Neenah Desert Storm paper A4

Ranger Distress inks (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen)

Ranger Archival (Jet Black)

Canson watercolour paper 

Ranger Distress markers (Scattered Straw, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Hickory Smoke, Bundled Sage, Spun Sugar)

Here are some pics of the making:

As you can see, I finished my card at 17 minutes and 23 seconds.

With my card, I would like to join the MFT Creative Olympics  Speed Cardmaking event.


Saturday, 17 February 2018

Purple card with flowers by Tim Holtz

This is my second inspirational project for the February challenge of the Country View Challenges blog: Anything but cute.

As you know the colour of the year 2018 is the Ultra Violet. So I chose this colour to make my card.

What I used:

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Stitched Squares by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Thinlits Die, Handwritten Celebrate by Tim Holtz

Stampers Anonymous, Flower Garden by Tim Holtz (CMS215)

Ranger Distress markers (Wilted Violet, Mowed Lawn)

Ranger Distress ink pad (Antique Linen)

Ranger embossing powder (white)

If you have an Anything but cute project, please don't hesitate to join our February challenge where you have the chance to win a £20 voucher.

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a die cut

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Carnival card with MFT stamps

February is the season of Carnival in Europe, so I decided to make a Carnival card for the Creative Olympics of the MFT.

What I used:

MFT, Witch Way Is The Candy

MFT, BB You're Super

MFT, BB Party Like A Pirate

MFT, Pinstripe Background stamp

Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles, Stax1

Die-Namics, Negative Dot Alphabet

Die-Namics, Free with $60 Banner

Copic Sketch markers

Here is the link for the MFT challenge: Stamping Slalom

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Winter card with sledding girl

I love this Pure Innocence Dashing By stamp set from the MFT! So when I learned that the second theme of the Creative Olympics is 'Winter Scene' I knew I had to use this stamp set.

What I used:

MFT, PI Dashing By

MFT, Oh Christmas Tree

Die-Namics, Snow Drifts

Die Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangle, Stax 1

MFT, Snowfall stencil

Copic Sketch markers

Ranger Texture Paste, Opaque Matte

And here is the link to the MFT challenge if you want to join in: Freestyle

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Card with MFT Viking and dragon

I've already made this scene twice (or at least nearly the same). Once on a card and once on a box. But on the card, I coloured the images with watercolour technique and on the box, I painted them with acrylic paints.

Right now, at this card, I used my Copic Sketch markers and I left the text.

And since the Creative Olympics is still live on the MFT blog, I would like to join the Stamping Slalom where the crafters have to use at least three different stamp sets from the MFT.

What I used:

MFT, BB Viking 

MFT, Town Bear - the trees

MFT, BB Magical Dragons

Die-Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangles, Stax 1

Die-Namics, Snow Drifts

Copic Sketch markers - for the images

Ranger Distress inks - for the background

Monday, 12 February 2018

Super hero boy and girl

At the MFT blog there is an interesting and exciting challenge, called Creative Olympics. The first event is here, the Stamping Slalom where the participants have to use at least three different stamp sets from the MFT. 

For this challenge I have made this card:

What I used:

MFT BB, Super Boy

MFT BB, You're Super

MFT, Snuggle Bunnies

MFT-Die Namics, A2 Stitched Rectangle, STAX 

MFT Die Namics, Rectangle Word Window Frame

Copic Sketch markers

Silver embossing powder

acrylic paints for the background

And here is the logo of the Creative Olympics:

Friday, 9 February 2018

Valentine's Day for silly monsters

I love Tim's silly monsters, especially these two characters! The grumpy and the cheery... And when I was a little bit bored of traditional Valentine's Day cards I discovered the monsters as perfect subjects of my Valentine's Day cards. Of course not traditional ones but humorous ones.

Earlier I made this and this with the silly monsters and now here I am with this.

I really enjoyed making the background. For that, I cut out a rectangle from heavyweight cardstock. I painted it with Spa Blue (DecoArt). When it was dry I picked up white paint with  a toothbrush and then I drew lines with the brush.

After that, I stamped on the card with Tim's woodgrain background stamp.

Then I smeared white paint on the whole surface and then I inked the edges with Potting Soil.

The grumpy monster was painted with DecoArt Teal Green and then tapped Ranger Archival Cobalt ink with a sponge for interest. The cheery monster was painted with DecoArt Pineapple and then added a little orange ink (Tiger Lily) with a sponge. The edges of both monsters were inked with Potting Soil.

With my card I would like to join the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love is in the air

Frilly and Funkie: All you need is love

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Anniversary card with hearts

One of my friends asked me to make a card for her hubby on the occasion of their wedding anniversary. She liked my blue Valentine's Day card with hearts but she insisted the following elements on her card: the always-forever text and their special date. So I made this:

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love Is In The Air


Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Hungry kitty likes birdy

Now, this is a completely unusual Valentine's Day card but I can't stop making fun Valentine's Day card. After my monster cards (Silly monster in love, Valentine's Day card with monsters) here is my card with crazy critters.

What I used:

Stampers Anonymous, Mini Crazy Birds

Stampers Anonymous, Crazy Cat

MFT, BB Best Friend (the hearts)

Idea-Ology, Big Chat

Copic Sketch markers

DecoArt Americana paints (Pebble, Dove Gray, White Wash)

With my card, I would like to join the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Love Is In The Air