School invitation

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in for the second time today to share quickly a card I made for my daughter’s favourite KG teacher. It is an invitation for an open day at school and Jana will deliver it in the morning. I hope the teacher will like it 🙂 I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge #354 as inspiration for the layout.

Here is the card:

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I started with stamping the blackboard from Lawn Fawn and the cute girl with the huge pencil (PI Straight to the point) on Copic Express it paper, coloured with Copics and die cut them with the coordinating dies.

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Then I white heat embossed the “Invitation” in Hungarian (Scrapfellow stamp) on the blackboard and printed the occasion and date on a red cardstock. I die cut it with a flag banner die and layered it under the heat embossed sentiment.

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To set the scene, I used warm grey toned patterned paper, and adhered the images. I added some Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents to some of the details and 2 little white matte enamel dots to “hold” the banner in place.

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I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

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Clean and simple Christmas

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today morning with a quick post for the MFT Sketch Challenge #353. This is the sketch:

And this is my card:

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I started with die cutting a piece of heavy weight cardstock with a rounded rectangle die from Blueprint 6. I created a mask with a did cut circle from masking paper and used the negative to sponge Distress Oxide inks on my panel. I also made the snow banks by masking and sponging ink with a very light hand. Before removing the mask, I stamped the falling snow background stamp with white pigment ink on it.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on red velvet cardstock. I love the smooth rubbery feel of this cardstock, but the antistatic powder tool leaves a little residue on it which doesn’t show much in real life (less visible than on the pics). The strip is popped up on the card with 3D foam tape.

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From Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge I had an already coloured and die cut Santa and a Christmas tree, so I could quickly finish this card. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, Stickles and glossy accent totally dressed up Santa, who is also popped up with 3D foam tape.

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I will link this project up also on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Christmas.

 

Thanks for popping in and hope to see you again soon.

Zsofi

 

 

World Card Making Day with MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a fun card collection I made for the MFT World Card Making Day Challenges. They announced 4 challenge, and I made 3 cards for them. Let me show them one by one.


Challenge #1: ROYBGV

I had a stencilled panel using distress inks, not all rainbow colours fit on it, but most of them are there. I die cut it with a fun stitched die from a Blueprints set and die cut the word Smile 3 times from watercolour cardstock. I added the same distress inks on the letters and stacked the 3 layers together.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the All smiles stamp set on a thin black cardstock using white embossing powder. Then coloured a cute unicorn from the Birdie Brown set with Zig clean colour real brush markers. I fussy cut it this time and popped everything on the stencilled panel using 3D foam tape.

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I added a royal purple mat and the usual accents to finish the card: Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, Black glaze pen and some glossy accents.

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Challenge #2: Die-namics Design

I made a very simple in-laid card using the diagonal stitched rectangles dies.

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I cut a frame from green cardstock and an inner piece from Neenah Solar White. In this one I die cut the sending hugs word die and replaced it with a silver metallic version when adhering it all to a white card base.

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Then I embellished it with some stitched flowers and a silver glitter enamel dot in their middle.

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Challenge #3: By the numbers

This was the most difficult to figure out, then I realised that I could make the Christmas card for my new-born niece early. (The pics are not good as I captured them at night, not in natural light).

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I had a little cat already coloured with Copics, I just had to add a santa hat and a candy cane behind his back. I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from silver cardstock and the “1st” from velvet red. I used Stephanie Klauck’s technique to add this to my card front, made it so easy with the masking tape.

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On the background I white heat embossed some pretty snowflakes and gently blended a little Tumbled glass distress ink to make them more visible. A velvet red mat before I added it to a white card base and it was all done. Just a bit of shimmer and shine to make it more special, of course.

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Challenge 4: Make it and mail it.

Ok there is no separate card for this, as I plan to send all the 3 cards out. The first one to a relative of mine living in Switzerland (belated birthday wish as she had her birthday few weeks ago), the second to a friend from IG I have not hear of for a while and the third to my little niece – actually this will be hand delivered at Christmas I think.

Thank you MFT for such a fun event, I really enjoyed a crafty weekend. It has been a while since I could finish that many cards in 2 days. I loved that 🙂

See you tomorrow with some Newton’s Nook beauty 😉

Have a lovely evening,

Zsofi

I am under your spell!

Hello Everyone,

Today’s is a special post, dedicated to my dear husband. We have 2 wedding anniversaries, one for the official part and one for the wedding party. Today is the 8th anniversary of us signing those papers which tied us together in front of our beloved family members and this was the first time we got our fingers inked together 😀

I wanted to make a non-usual card for this occasion and as all my crafty friends are into Halloween card-making, I decided to make it with a Halloween colour combo and stamp set. The design is inspired by the current MFT sketch challenge #352.

Here is my card:

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I started with colouring some of the images from the Witch way is the candy stamp set with Copic markers and I fussy cut them out with scissors. For the background scene I inked up a piece of Bristol smooth cardstock using Wilted Violet and Black Soot distress inks. I splattered it with water and dabbed it off with a paper towel. Then used an inside-out diagonal rectangle die to cut my panel. I also inked up a piece of  cardstock with Black soot distress ink and cut the grass with the Grassy fields die. The moon is a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock circle watercoloured with Hickory Smoke and Picket Fence distress inks.

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The sentiment is white heat embossed on the sky.

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I gave a silver mat to the focal panel and cut the farm fence die from a special black metallic cardstock. I adhered the fence to a royal purple cardstock and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape.

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To make the whole scene funny, I added some Doodlebug Eery eyes to the bat and the frog. A bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer pen on the wings and the pumpkins made it complete.

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I will upload this card to the MFT Sketch Challenge #352, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge A walk on the dark side.

I hope you like this card and I wish my hubby will like it too.

See you soon with more Halloween fun,

Zsofi

 

Mermaid birthday

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to share a card I made for the current and almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #351. The colours I used were inspired by the MFT Colour Challenge #77.

Here is my card:

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I started with creating the background. I blue heat embossed the Whimsical waves BG stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Broken Chin distress ink over it. I added water droplets and sprinkled some diluted Blueprint Sketch and Broken China distress inks all over. I Die cut it with a rounded rectangle die from a Blueprint set.

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I also created the sand from light grey cardstock using the same rounded rectangle die and a stitched scalloped border die. I sprinkled it with some diluted grey tone distress inks.

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The images are stamped from the Mermazing and Beast friends stamp sets, coloured with Copics. I added some details with a black glaze pen and white gel pen, some shimmer with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent on some parts after die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I popped up the images with 3D foam tape for more dimension.

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The sentiment I stamped on a piece of light grey cardstock and cut a speech bubble into my background to make it visible. It all got a silver metallic mat and I embellished the scene with some clear droplets from Studio Katia.

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I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Pop it up also.

I hope you like it and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,

Zsofi

 

MFT Card Design Superstar contest – card 3

Hello Again,

There is still one category left from the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest: the Innovation master.

Here is my card, trying to show all the effects on pics.

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This category was the most difficult for me as I wanted to combine different techniques in one card and I admit it took a while. I have never made anything like this before and it was so nice to challenge myself. I almost gave up and then I said I could do it and I did. Knowing that this was the first “oh-so-complicated” card I made I am happy with the result.

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I used a ton of different stamp sets and a lot of MFT dies. Instead of the process, I will rather share the interactive part.

The window is a see through shaker filled with mini stars, snowflake sequins and glitter.

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The little present is sliding in between Santa and the reindeer

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You can open up the little treasure box and there is gold in it (I want one like this in real)

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20170921_222029 wmAnd the biggest innovation for me at least is the light-up fireplace. It looks exactly how I imagined and I am so proud of myself that I could make it 😀 First time ever to try the Chibitronics starter kit.

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As the fireplace is really dimensional, the card has depth which I solved with an extra scoring. It is a bit shorter than a usual A2 card because of this.

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All the imaged are coloured with Copics and embellished with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, black glaze pen, white gel pen and some glossy accents.

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20170921_221942 wmThat was a craft intense week and now it is time to catch up with the neglected housework 🙂

Have a wonderful evening and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Zsofi

 

MFT Card Design Superstar contest – card 2

Hello Everyone,

This will be a different post than usual, as I just realized that the MFT Card Design Superstar contest is ending in 6hrs. I did not want to miss the deadline, so I am sharing my card for the Colouring Virtuoso category.

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I wanted a dreamy scene and when I flipped through my MFT stamps I realised that the Beach Bunny set perfectly coordinates with the Snuggle friends and Somebunny I love sets. So I stamped and coloured several images from these using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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For the night scene I used Black Soot and Blueprint sketch distress inks and a heat embossed sentiment along with some tiny stars too. The grass is cut with MFT die too.

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The dream part is stencilled (Mini Cloud stencil) and die cut with a Scalloped stitched border die. Images are popped up with 3D foam squares.

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As I always do, I added some more details with a back glaze pen, a white gel pen, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen and some glossy accents. The only embellishment added are the little heart gem stones.

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I hope you like my card and will check the interactive one too in my next post.

See you,

Zsofi