Wednesday, October 17, 2018

MFT Color Challenge #103

I've had such fun coloring the newest addition to my MFT collection of Birdie Brown... Fall Friends!  I think these colors make her little Autumn outfit shine! 

For Challenge #103:

It's easy as falling off a log!

Here are the Copic colors I've used:

Hope they like it … it's been so long since I've played in one of their fun challenges!

Here is another card I made recently using that sweetie, and her friends!  I loved bringing out that paper I HAD to buy a ream of!!!

I'm here... even for the scary stuff!

=]  Michele

MFT Fall Friends stamps and dies

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

TCP Tuesday #351 Reminder

Sneaking back into your world for a quick little reminder … there's still time to play TCP Tuesday #351: Holiday!! 

TCP Brains, and sentiment from BOO Y'all

Did you guess what holiday?  or did I totally trick you?

Come play!!  You'll find the link here - did I mention a $50 prize?

=]  Michele

Here are the details for the Challenge:
  • Each month a new challenge will be posted on The Cat’s Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  • If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat’s Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button provided.
  • You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  • On the day of the next challenge the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $50.

The Flower Challenge #25

I love The Flower Challenge, and their entire design team … it's with regret that I don't play along every month.   But after seeing all the lovely Reminder cards from the team, I thought it time to make time!  It IS their 2nd birthday!!

I've had a full afternoon with the gorgeous new EBE Mondo Holly from Julie Ebersole!  [You'll see the others soon.]  For this Challenge, I chose to water color it in shades of grey with red as the accent.

A fun thing happened when I heat embossed my sentiment!  As the splatters hadn't dried, and the Versafine ink hadn't either, bits of silver embossing powder stuck in several areas that I hadn't intended!  and Bob's your uncle:  I added sparkle!!

Happiest 2nd birthday, ladies!!  xoxo

=]  Michele

Mondo Holly
EH Slate gray cardstock
Ranger Silver embossing powder
MFT Wonky stitched rectangles
Distress Inks: Abandoned Coral, Festive Berries, Black Soot
Tim Holtz water color card stock 8.5x11"
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Monday, October 15, 2018

A SALE to DIE for! and two Spooky cards!

It's the time of year to just let one's inner kid come out, isn't it?  Halloween!  I love you!  There couldn't be a more perfect day to bring out my EBE House Box Die, either...

This time, I did a partial die cut, and used the gabled parts to make two spooky little houses for my cards - clever, huh?  With a tiny snip, I was able to use those wonderful characters elsewhere, too!  I used my own words to create the sentiment...

One of my favorite embossing folders from We R Memory Keepers was used to create this spooky forest … and the footprints?  EBE Stitching Lines!
Another, for my pun-loving grandkids...

I hope you'll shop before your favorites disappear!!  EEEEK!  that would be scary!!!
=]  Michele
Supplies: Affiliate links used with no cost to you - thank you!
EBE Slate Gray cardstock
EBE Ebony Black cardstock
Copics: Y17 Y35 Y38 for the window layers

Challenging my Friends!

During the fun travels with Bobby, and Nancy, I challenged them to create a card with a sweet little coffee cozy from the coffee bar in our hotel in Mount Dora, FL - a fun sleepover prior to our adventure at My Favorite Things!

I didn't think to photograph the cozy... duh!  But I had no trouble creating a cute little vase [for these tropical Wplus9 blooms, colored in the Kathy Racoosin class] with the dies I picked up from MFT!  Who could resist using the leftovers for my simple greeting? 

Hmmm... I wonder if the girls remembered?  lol!  I'll watch my inbox!

=]  Michele

Wplus9 Tropic fever stamps, and dies
MFT Die-Namics Elegant Rectangle Stax
Altenew Inline Alpha

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Reverse Confetti Stock your Stash!

It has been FAR too long since I've played in any challenges - something I love to do!  With these darling Holiday Gnomes and dies from Reverse Confetti in hand?  how could I resist?

I'll show you a few of the cards I made using that set … this darling couple was colored while hanging with my friends in Wisconsin!

I can never resist adding my own flavor to sets using my play on words... not that there is anything wrong with the sentiments in this set!  They are wonderful!  But, sometimes, the words just must be said!

Finally, a thank you card... get it? Thanks GIVING?  for the challenge...

 … and the inside sentiment!

I don't normally craft on Sunday, but I'm nursing a cold - chicken soup on the breakfast, lunch, and dinner menu this week - plenty of hand-sanitizer in the craft room! 

Hi ho, hi ho! it's off to the Stock Your Stash gallery I go!

=]  Michele

Thursday, October 11, 2018

CAS[E] this Sketch #293

Donna has created another in her long line of fabulous Sketches for CTS #293 this week...

It's that time of year, folks, and I'm frightfully corny... candy-corny maybe?  ha!

I allowed my BOO, cut with those fun Altenew Inline Alphas, to stand in for the strip in the Sketch.  You know, you TOO can change up the Sketch a little if you'd like to... as long as we can still see the basic Sketch! 
Okay, let's get on our virtual brooms and zoom over to see what my teamies have created this week ...
=]  Michele

Waffleflower Crafts:  BOO and dies