Tuesday, 20 February 2018

More MFT Olympics - 2 cards

Yay! I have managed to create two more cards for the MFT Creative Olympics, which means I have a card for each of the 4 events.

First up, I have a card for Event #1, the Stamping Slalom, which challenged us to use images from at least 3 different MFT sets. Well, I managed to combine images from 4 different sets (Llama Love, Merry Everything, Friends in the Forest, Bitty Bears) and also borrowed the 'HOLIDAY' from a 5th set (Deer Friends) to alter my sentiment from the Llama Love set.

I'm also linking up my card at:

52CCT - Polar bears

CHNC -  #373 Anything Christmas goes

My second card is for Event #3, the Crafty Biathlon, which is about combining one of the given techniques with one of the card types.

I created a shaker with inlaid die cutting, using my new MFT shaker elements and my new MFT die. To create my background, I did a little smooshing using a piece of acetate and my Catherine Pooler inks (Mint to be, Daydream). The wonderful sequin mix is by 28 Lilac Lane.

Here's a close-up of the shaker part. I love how these shaker elements allow me to create shakers without the additional bulk and weight of foam tape.

I'm also linking up this card at:

AAA Cards - #109 Die cuts only

SSS Wednesday - Add a die cut

And don't forget there's still some time left to link up any Christmas card using any colouring medium at the current challenge at Jingle Belles. The linky closes Wednesday night (6pm EST).

Monday, 19 February 2018

Muse #253 and MFT Olympics

I have another quick post to share. When I saw Tracey's card for the current Muse challenge, I just had to play along. I decided to combine my Muse card with the Speed cardmaking challenge for the MFT Creative Olympics.

Fortunately, I already had some pre-cut and scored cards on hand and I also had a few previously cut  small panels tucked away with my dies. I made sure I had all my supplies ready and then set the timer on my phone. After my blending, stamping, colouring, fussy cutting and heat embossing and putting everything together on my card, I had 1 minute and 55 seconds left, time enough to add some white dots on the scarf and background.

Below is Tracey's Muse card that inspired mine. 
As you can see, I used all of the elements, but on a smaller scale.

And when I saw the current sketch challenge at the MFT blog, I simply had to make another version of my first card. Love when that happens.

I'm also linking up my card at the Freestyle challenge for the MFT Creative Olympics

ABC Christmas - C forCAS

ATSM - #279 CAS

And I would also like to remind you all that you still have some time left to link up any Chrismas card using any colouring medium at the current challenge at Jingle Belles. The linky closes at 6pm EST on Wednesday.

More PTI sprinkles and stripes

I decided to create another cupcake and sprinkles card using different colours. I decided to stamp two panels at once, but haven't had time to turn the second one into a card yet.

Next up I have a card that I started some months ago. The current Stripes challenge at PTI was a good incentive to finish it.

 Inserting all the tiny dots back into the main die cut was quite a tedious task, but fortunately no one will notice if they did not get put back into the exact same spot LOL. I created by background by blending Antique linen DI onto a piec of woodgrain cardstock and blending a darker colour (Walnut stain if I remember correctly) over the die cut frame before putting everything back together again.