Mother Daughter CardMaking

Hi all!  Happy Mother’s Day!  Hope you are having a lovely day with your families.  My daughter and I spent some time this morning making cards.  She had asked to do one of the MFT color challenges.  I hadn’t participated in quite some time, so this worked perfectly. Hopefully, it will also help in perking up my MOJO, which has been rather flat & squashed lately.

First up is my daughter’s card.

MFTCC44 Ainsley Hello

I love how she put this together!  She pulled out my Mini Chicken Wire cover up die and cut a piece of Orange Fizz.  She glued that down to a white card base and then watercolored a few purple splotches, using my SAI Watercolor Markers.  She then cut two butterflies using the Flutter of Butterflies dies.  Finally, she cut a hello out of Limelight using a Top Dog Dies die.  She matted it on white and then added a piece of fun foam behind it for even dimension.

Now for mine:

MFTCC44 MFTWSC279 Chews You

I purchased the Gumball MFT kit a few months back and hadn’t used it yet.  I was struggling with all of the bits and pieces to the machine.  For the color challenge, I thought this would be the perfect way to accomplish the colors and get a machine made.  I cut my gumballs with each of the color challenge colors – Orange Fizz, Grape Jelly, Grapesicle and Limelight.  My machine was cut in Grout Gray. I did opt for a shaker card and used one of the Shaker Pouches and filled it with some card stock gumballs.  Finally, I stamped a sentiment in VersaFine Onyx and embossed it.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!


Challenge Submissions

MFTWSC249  – I Chews You card

MFTCC44 – both cards



MFTWSC267 Adventurous Birthday

Hi all!  Happy Thursday {which is like Friday for our house since the kids are off for a long weekend!}!  I’ve been trying to keep up with the Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge and it helped me put together a card for the current MFT Weekly Sketch.

MFTWSC267 Adventure Birthday.jpg

I’d say I was inspired by the colors of the French flag, but in a very muted and more purple-y undertone.  My first piece was created with a Heidi Swapp stencil I picked up on clearance from Michaels.  I created the stripes with Shaded Lilac and Picked Raspberry (I think) Distress Inks on watercolor paper.  The next day I colored up Birdie Brown Adventure is Calling — of course, adventure would be fantastic in Paris!  When the MFT sketch came out yesterday, I knew I could work these in there.  I cut my striped piece with a Pierced Traditional Tag STAX die and cut a panel of Neenah Solar White with Blueprints 13.  I popped up Birdie Brown to the right of the tag and added a Sentiment Strip with Happy Birthday from You’re the Sweetest.  To finish it off, I added in two trios of sequins.

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges — MFTWSC267

Crafty Sentiments — Dies or Punches

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope to see you again soon!