Monday, October 22, 2018

Festive Flamingos

We have such a fun theme for this month's card kit, these Festive Flamingos will have you signing holiday songs while soaking up the sunshine and drinking margaritas! The Festive Flamingos Card Kit will be available on October 23 at 10:00am EST.

I stamped the adorable flamingo on X-Press It card stock and coloured it with Copics. I addeed a few details with Pablo pencils. The sky was created with Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Broken China Distress Ink. I used the fabulous Snow Flurry stencil and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink to create the snow.

I used the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics to create the hills, and the You Make My Heart Melt stamp set to create the frozen pond.



Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fantastic creations the design team has created to share with you. 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Happy, Merry, Joyful Christmas

We have some very special news to share today, we have a new artist joining My Favorite Things.  The incredibly talented Stacey Yacula is now part of the MFT family! Her first stamp set is the Sweet Holiday Penguins. Be still my penguin loving heart! The set will be available on September 23 at 10:00am EST when the new Festive Flamingos card kit releases.

I went for a very clean and simple look for my card today. I stamped the penguin on X-press It card stock and coloured it with Copics. I created a snow hill using Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Glitter Gloss Pen.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fantastic creations the design team has created to share with you. 

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Merry Christmas

As soon as I saw this week's sketch I knew I would be using the fabulous Poinsettia Die-namics. I die-cut the poinsettia in Red Hot and Gumdrop Green card stock. I used the gorgeous Candy Land patterened paper along the bottom of the card, I finished things off with a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set.




Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday

We are back with a few of our favourite friends to take another look at Christmas release. For my card today, I went for a rainbow themed forest of trees. I stamped the a tree from the Trio of Trees stamp set in a rainbow of colors. Each tree was pearched perfectly on the snow drift. I just love seeing all that color!


I used the Snow Flurry stencil and Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink to create the snowfall on the bright blue sky.


Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fabulous creations our friends and design team created to share with you today.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Merry Christmas Wreath

I hope you have throughly enjoyed the release countdown this past week. I have another fun holiday project to share with you today. It features the fabulous Poinsettia Die-namics.

To create the wreath I wrapped a wreath cardboard frame in burlap. To secure the burlap I used a hot glue gun, I use the glue every fourth or fifth time I wrap the wreath to keep the burlap secure. I only use the glue on the back side of the wreath, which keeps the fron looking good.


I die-cut the poinsettias in Electric Red and Whip Cream felt. I tend to cut two to three of the large poinsettias, and two of the smaller ones to make one large poinsettia. This will give you a nice full flower. For the smaller poinsettias, I usually die-cut two or three. I adhere the flowers together with hot glue. For the centers I used Gold Sparkle card stock. I tried to cut felt for the centers, but the dies are just too small and the card stock seemed to hold up better. The leaves were die-cut in Jellybean Green Felt.


For the banner I used the Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner Die-namics and the Stitched Alphabet Die-namics. I cut two full sets of the banners, on one set I back the card stock with adhesive before I die-cut them. I adhere the letters to the front of one set of the banners. I then lay the pieces out with the letters facing down. I pull off the adhesive backing and place the Hemp Cord along the top of the banners. I then add the second banner on top of each piece and adhere them together.  Doing it this way provides a nice strong base for the banners and it holds the cord securely.

Thank you so much for joining me again today. I hope you learned a tip or two. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 


Sweet Winter Wishes

We have another fabulous color challenge for you this week.  You may not think of Wild Wisteria, Limelight, and Blu Raspberry as a Christmas color combination, but it is one of my favorites for holiday cards. I used the fabulous Filled with Joy Die-namics to create this sweet holiday card. 

The sentiment is from the Snow Globe Sentiments stamp set. 


Be sure to check out the MFT Challenge Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the team has to share with you today.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Have a Llovely Christmas

I hope you enjoyed our Christmas countdown this past week. The Christmas release is always my absolute favorite each year! I stamped a ton of cards with these new sets and I have another fun Christmas card to share with you today featuring the new Happy Llamadays stamp set. This set is just too cute! I stamped the llamas on X-press It card stock and coloured them with Copics.

The background was sponged in Broken China and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink. I stamped the snow with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and the Snowfall Background.

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Season's Greetings

It's time for the New Product Launch! All the Stamps, Die-namics, and Stencils can be found HERE. Please remember to visit each of the MFT Designers' July New Product Launch posts on the MFT Blog and leave a comment by the end of the day on Thursday, October 11 for your chance to WIN one of two, $100 Gift Vouchers. Ready? Set. Comment!   

I have a fun set of projects to share with you today. I made some simple Christmas treat bags for giving little gifts or holiday cookies. I've had the preprinted bags for years, I tend to haord things like this. I die-cut the Poinsettia in Electric Red and Jellybean Green card stock. I sponged the edges with the coordinating color of Premium Dye Ink.



The tags were die-cut with the Stitched Traditional Tag Die-namics, I sponged Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink along the edges of the tags to give them that snowy feel. I used three of the sentiments from the Hand-Lettered Holiday Greetings stamp set on the tags. I finished off the tags with some sparkling gold twine.






Thank you so much for joining me all week. I hope we have inspired you to create something amazing! Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the fantastic creations the design team has created to share with you. Don't forget to comment for your chance to win a gift voucher.


Monday, October 8, 2018

Sending You Lots of Joy

Thank you for joining me as we count down to the MFT release. We are just one day away from the big day! All the new Stamps, Die-namics, and Stencils will be available on Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00 am EST. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the new items being revealed today. Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog countdown posts, YOU could win one of the five $75.00 gift vouchers. 

I have a couple of cards to share with you today that feature the fabulous Filled with Joy stamp set and Die-namics. I LOVE this duo of products! For my first card, I die-cut the J and Y from Silver Sparkle card stock, the snowman was die-cut in Smooth White. The hat was created with the gorgeous Black Velvet Paper. I used Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, and Twisted Citron Oxide Ink, along with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and the Snowfall Background to create the background. I love using non-traditional Christmas colors.


For my next card, I went for a completely different color palette. I created the background with Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin, Abandoned Coral Oxide Ink. I stamped the snow with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and then spritzed the paper with a touch of water. The sentiment was embossed on Heavyweight Translucent Vellum.




Thanks for joining me again today and thank you all so much for all of the sweet comments. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the amazing creations the design team has to share with you today. 





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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Happy Llamadays

We are only two days away from the big day! All the new stamps and Die-namics will be available on Tuesday, October 9 at 10:00am EDT. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the new items being revealed today. Don't forget to leave a comment on the MFT Blog countdown posts, YOU could win one of the five $75.00 gift vouchers. 

I have a fun card to share with you today, it features the adorable new Happy Llamadays stamp set.  The llamas in this set are just too cute! I stamped the llama on X-Press It card stock and I coloured it with Copics. I added a touch of Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the lights to give them an extra bit of shine.

I used Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, and Broken China Distress Ink for the background. Once the ink dried, I used Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and the Snowfall Background to create the snow.



Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see all the gorgeous creations the MFT Design Team has to share with you today.