Sunday, January 14, 2018

MFT Sketch Challenge 367

Wow, 2 sketch challenges in a row! I must be on a roll here.

This is for My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge 367. Here is the sketch:

I used My Favorite Things' Meant to Bee stamp set, with a beehive, clouds, and bees. I used a kraft card base of 100 lb Neenah Desert Storm card stock, and used an old background stamp from Red Rubber. The bees and beehive are colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The white frame is from MFT also. The background is stamped directly on the kraft with Versamark. This background stamp is a few years old, and isn't big enough to cover the front of an A2 sized card. That's why I was excited to see MFT had a full-sized honeycomb background. You could say that it was a companion stamp to the Meant To Bee set.

Here's my whine:

I tried to get a couple of MFT items in mid-December, but I hesitated and they went out of stock. But wait-- they are in stock over at Simon Says Stamp! So I ordered from them on December 9th.  That was a big mistake since they were out of stock on at least 2 of the MFT items I ordered from them. Did their online store mention this? No. Long story short, they cancelled 2 of my items, and the ones they didn't cancel came in on January 11th.  Yes, one of them was a Christmas stamp, which I'm betting wasn't one of the ones they were holding up for. So, that'll show me, don't be so impatient or it will come back to bite me. My impulse purchases don't always work out.

Fun fact:

My brother is a beekeeper and I got the BEST honey from him, ever.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Sketch challenge part 2 (and maybe 3?)

Here is another entry in My Favorite Things' Sketch Challenge # 366. I love this challenge! The dogs are stamped and heat embossed on water color paper, then colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. They are then cut with the next-to-smallest of the MFT Wonky Stitched Circle dies. The patterned papers are from MFT also. The dogs are from the Lucky Dog stamp set, and the sentiment is from Top Dog. I chose the sentiment from Top Dog since it is not so tall and would fit on the skinny strip from Blueprints 27.

Do you chose sentiments based on what fits? Or do you decide ahead what you want and then design it to fit?

I didn't want to cover up much of the bottom dog, so I went with a skinny strip.

Anyway, here is a bonus card based on the same sketch, but featuring the cute bugs from Waffle Flower Craft's Rock On stamp set. I used MFT patterned paper for this one.

I also decided to put the sentiment IN the last element and skip the strip altogether.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Dog gone lost

Today's card is for My Favorite Things' Sketch Challenge 366.

The cute dogs from MFT's Top Dog are peeking out of the Triple Peek-A-Boo Windows. They were colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The card base is a kraft top folding A2 size.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

You are my number one!

More cute bugs from Waffle Flower's Rock On set. Colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers on Fluid Hot Press paper. The background is blended Distress Oxides in a radiating rays formation. What can I say, but "Cute".

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Accordions are the best. Ever.

Oh wow, I finally have a stamp set with an accordion player in it! THANK YOU Waffle Flower. This set is Waffle Flower's Rock On, and features a whole band of musical bugs. LOVE!!!!

Anyway, I colored them with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, cut them with my Brother Scan N Cut, and put them (the pink ones) on a standard 2 color card. The sky seemed kind of empty, so I added some stitched clouds from Lawn Fawn.

Here are the bugs, all colored up and ready to go. Yes, I did extras of the accordion bug.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Catitude, part 2

Just a quick card for the latest MFT sketch challenge, # 365. I did it from memory, and got it all backwards, of course.

Most of the cats are from My Favorite Things' Cool Cat, except for one from Catitude. The sentiment is from Catitude, also.

I used the inserts from MFT's Tiny Tags for the cat squares, and used MFT Blueprints 27 for the scalloped panel and sentiment strip.

I may try this one again. Next time I'll do something with coloring, LOL.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Believe in cocoa.

I might just sneak in under the deadline for this one. This cup of cocoa is from a die from Gina Marie Designs, as is the die that I cut the "Believe" from. The reindeer is sporting Doodlebug Erie Eyes. This will be my second entry into the Winter Coffee Lover's Bloghop. 

The second card is a bonus, designed with patterned paper and MFT's Blueprints 27 dies.The greeting is from MFT's "Snowfall of Blessings" sentiment set.