Season’s Greetings – MFT Color Challenge #33


Another Christmas card, this time using the colors from the current MFT Color Challenge. I love the look of white embossing on a dark background. I don’t do it very often because it involves getting up and walking to the other side of my craft room for the heat gun. And that usually involves stepping over a sleeping dog or two. And why do they always get up just as you’ve decided that they aren’t going to move and you go to step over them? I’m pondering life’s tough questions tonight, obviously.


Stamps: Hand Lettered Holiday, Winter Warmth, Sketched Chevron BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Factory Green, Steel Grey, Cherry Crisp (MFT)
Ink: Cherry Crisp, Steel Grey, Factory Green (MFT); Versamark
Dies: Winter Warmth, Peek-a-Boo Wonky Windows, Let It Snowflake, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Detail White Embossing Powder (Stampendous); Glitter Pen, Enamel Dots

Warm & Toasty Holiday – MFTWSC255


I think the new Cactus color might be my new favorite Christmas green. I know it’s not a true Christmassy green, but I’m pretty sure I love it. Aaaanyway, here’s my card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. And now I want s’mores, but it’s late & I need to go to bed. Maybe I’ll dream about s’mores.


Stamps:Get Toasty, Small Brick BG, Damask BG (MFT)
Paper: Daffodil, Smooth White, Chocolate Brown, Brick Red, Cactus, Chii Powser, Primitive Cream, Brushed Silver (MFT)
Ink: Cactus, Chili Powder, Cement Gray Pigment, Daffodil, Orange Zest, In the Buff, Natural, Kraft (MFT)
Dies: Toasted Marshmallows, Pierced Rectangle Frame, Blueprints 13, Horizontal Stitched Strips (MFT)
Sketch: MFTWSC255

Thank You – CTD369


I thought a thank you card seemed appropriate for the fall colors this week for the Color Throwdown Challenge. So here it is. And I’m off to spend the day at a pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving with friends. Good friends & good food. That’s a lot to be thankful for right there.


Stamps: Label Maker Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Paver Red, Fuse Green, Orange Fizz, Chocolate Brown (MFT)
Ink: Paver Red (MFT)
Dies: Chunky Chevron Cover-Up, Double Stitched Rectangle STAX, Rectangle STAX 2 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

Warm Wishes – MFTWSC254


I’m playing along with the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge this week. I’ve got an icy cool card to send warm wishes. For the triangle elements, I used 3s shade of blue ink and swooshed them onto a panel of watercolor paper. I used a sparkly silver glitter frame and finished it off with some silver star sequins.

Stamps: Hand Lettered Holiday (MFT)
Paper: Cement Gray, Silver Sparkle (MFT); Distress Watercolor Card Stock (Ranger)
Ink: Blue Breeze, Blue Yonder, Cornflower, After Midnight (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Frames (MFT)
Accessories Sequins, Rhinestones
Sketch: MFTWSC254

Merry Christmas – CTD368


So, sometimes I’m in a hurry, when I play along with the Color Throwdown Challenge. I don’t always read through the post right away and will just print color picture to play later. That gives me time to think about the colors until I have time to play. Which is how I thought that the dark color was navy blue instead of gray. But thanks to the magical powers of Un-Du, I was able to pull the navy panel off and use a gray panel. Who needs to read the directions when you’ve got Un-Du?! Also big thanks to my good stampy friend Tammy for letting me borrow these great wreath dies from Simon Says Stamp. Aren’t they fun?


Stamps: Crosshatch BG, Cheesecloth BG, Handlettered Holiday (MFT)
Paper: Gravel Gray, Ripe Raspberry, Green Room, Cherry Crips, Silver Sparkle (MFT)
Ink: Gravel Gray (MFT)
Dies: Ring Wreath, Ornament Wreath (SSS); Horizontal Stitched Strips, Spring Wreath, Fireplace (MFT)
Accessories: Glitter pen

Warmest Wishes – MFT Color Challenge 32


Here’s a comfy & cozy Christmas card to play along with the MFT Color Challenge. I just love the little string to connect the mittens.

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Stamps: Winter Warmth, Hug in a Mug, Linen BG, Sweater Stitch BG (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, After Midnight, Factory Green, Cranberry Cocktail (MFT)
Ink: Cranberry Cocktail, Factory Green, After Midnight (MFT)
Dies: Winter Warmth, Stitched Pinked Edge Square STAX, Blueprints 20, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots

Merry Christmas – MFTWSC253


To add to my fun last weekend, not only was I crafting with a great group of friends, but I was able to play with my latest order from MFT.* I used some of the new colors for my MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge card. Check out that gorgeous green, it’s perfect for a Christmas card.

*After I made a specific trip back home once I checked tracking and saw that my order had been delivered. Fortunately, the hotel wasn’t too far from home. I wasn’t going to leave a big box of brand new toys sitting home all alone while I had a crafty weekend!

Stamps: Winter Warmth, Winter Wonderland (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Cactus (MFT)
Ink: Chili Powder, Cranberry Cocktail, Paver Red, Cactus, Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Enamel Dots
Sketch: MFTWSC253

Merry and Bright – CTD367


I just had the most wonderful weekend. I took a day off of work and I spent Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon crafting, chatting, and laughing with my crafty friends. I was up until at least midnight both nights getting inky. For my first card of the weekend, I played along with the Color Throwdown Challenge with this cute little elf decorating a tree. And with that, it’s almost midnight once again, and 6 am and getting ready for work is going to come awfully early so I’m heading to bed.


Stamps: Santa’s Elves, Hand Lettered Holidays (MFT)
Paper: Smooth White, Coral Crush (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT); Golden Glitz (Delicata)
Dies: Santa’s Elves, Blueprints 13 (MFT)
Accessories Copic Markers; Enamel Dots

Happy Birthday – MFTWSC252


My card for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. It’s 1:30am, and that’s all I got.

Stamps: Photo Booth, Happy Birthday BG (MFT)
Paper: Stone Gray, Gravel Gray, Sno Cone, Summer Splash, Blu Raspberry, Silver SParkle, Brushed Silver, Acetate (MFT)
Ink: Tropical Teal, Gravel Gray (MFT)
Dies: Blueprints 16, Blueprints 24, Blueprints 18 (MFT)
Accessories Micro Beads, Sequins, Seed Beads
Sketch: MFTWSC252