Friday, 16 August 2019

MFT Retreat Card 4

This card was made on the first day and I think it was the first card too, this card set the tone for the rest of the retreat and it was a joy to create, have I overcome my aversion to interactive but I do want to create more so thats a step in the right direction lol.

I have included both aspects so that you can see the uber cute whale move across the card

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

MFT Retreat Card 3

This year the retreat was dubbed by me as the "year of interactive cards" every session, there are 5 in total, had at least one interactive card.

This was one designed by Barbara Anders and I loved the idea, of course I wasn't listening and raced ahead and had already stuck everything down before I stamped the sentiments but it still works lol.

Not sure it is a card I would make again but I do like it.

Sunday, 11 August 2019

MFT Retreat Card 2

The second card I have from the retreat at MFT is designed by Stephanie Klauck and used a new paper pad that I had to buy three of lol. 

For some reason in the photo it looks wonky but it really isn't lol.

I did make a decision to start using the cards I make rather than just storing them and I have allocated almost all of the ones I made to people. The only issue I always struggle with is that the sentiments aren't what I normally put on a card, I am a plain and simple "happy birthday" girl, I know I'm boring lol.

Friday, 9 August 2019

MFT Retreat Card 1

I am so sorry for my blogging hiatus, it was unintentional and unexpected too. I always struggle after I return from my florida trips and this year although that has been bad I have still managed to make cards, photograph them and send them just not blog them. It does mean that the information I have on each card will be sadly lacking but I felt I needed to add them to my blog so that I have a visual reference.

I was hoping this year to post more and be more active in the blogging community, I even had visions of entering challenges but yet again life takes over and other things become priority. 

So I'm going to put my big girl pants on and just get these cards posted lol.

Thank you for sticking around this far and hope you have an amazing day x

The first card from my list is one I created at the MFT annual retreat at the MFT store in Eustis. It was designed By Barbara Anders and even though it looks complicated it was easy to put together and fun too.

Monday, 29 July 2019

Magic Picture Changer - First Attempt

When I bought this stamp set about two years ago this was the idea I had to use it, of course these dies didn't exist then and I tried to use the magic slider die but it didn't work, so when the dies were released I knew what card I needed to make first.

I am sure that next time I will line up the image a little better, I stamped him a little low and lost most of his legs lol. I do think this might be something I use again if not often as it was more fun than I care to admit lol.

Image: "super boy" Sweet Stamp Shop
Sentiment : "super day" from Darcie
Dies: "magic picture changer" fromLawn Fawn, Blueprints 2 and 13 from MFT
Paper: "basics" Paper Studion from Hobby Lobby
Card: "bright buttercup" from Papertrey ink and black from recollections at Michaels

Skin - E11, 00, 000
Hair - E34, 31, 30
Yellow - Y17, 15, 13
Grey - N6, 5, 4,, 3
Sky - BG11, 10
Night Sky - B69, 66, 63

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Driving Test Card

This is one type of card that is lovely to make and personalise. I am sure that now she has passed her driving test there will be no stopping her and I am sure we will see less of her too.

Still I am pleased for her as this is something she has talked endlessly about for some time and I now will be a source of great pride and pleasure for her, so well done Ellie

Image: "see ya" Mo's Digital Pencil
Sentiment: computer generated using "marker felt" font
Dies: wonky stitched rectangle from MFT
Card: Raspberry fizz from Papertrey Ink

Skin - E13, 11, 00
Hair - E35, 37, 59
Jacket - N8, 6
Top - RV09, 06, 04
Jeans - B99, 97, 95
Ground - E87. 84

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Seaside Seagulls

About two years ago on a Florida trip I had a bit of a spending spree and bought so much stuff that now two years later I am just getting around to using it all. This has only happened because I have decided to shop my stash rather than buying more. I am about to change from my little craft room to a larger one as I have outgrown it and I thought I wonder how many stamps I have never used and this one caught my eye.

I would like to say that I will continue on this no buying regime but as this posts I will be returning from another trip to florida and I can't imagine I haven’t  bought anything lol.

Image and Sentiment: "seaside seagulls" from MFT
Dies:Blueprints 1 from MFT, scalloped dies from Clearly Besotted and semi circle from a friend
Distress Inks: salty ocean, blueprint sketch, squeezed lemonade and fossilised amber
Stencil: "radiating rays" from MFT

Beaks - YR07, Y35
Wings - C4, 2, blender