Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Hi guys, so last week I did my first regular Wednesday Sketch Challenge. My Favorite Things run these changes every week and are a great inspiration.

I think I am a very savvy lady. I have decided to do these weekly sketch challenges to make a stash of Christmas cards!! How cool is that? If I stick with my plan, I could have quite a few all ready to go by the time the festive season arrives.

I live in Canada and some of my friends and family live in the UK That means I have to be organized to get all pressies and cards out in plenty of time. That means it’s never too early for me to start making Christmas cards!

For this week’s card I used the Merry Christmoose stamp set by My Favorite Things and you can also get the complimenting die set.SC294 MFT

Here’s my entry from last week, challenge #294. The stamp set is the fun Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things. This set is humorous and would be great for male Christmas cards

 

I love Christmas and I really enjoy making Christmas cards. Halloween  is not a big holiday in our house as we have no children living at home or grandchildren nearby. When Autumn starts drawing near, I think of Christmas really.

I hope this inspires you to take a look at the challenge and see if its something you fancy doing, maybe using the same idea for Christmas. Go take a look at other people’s entries at MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge.

By for now, Cheryl 🙂

Color Throwdown Challenge 407

Hi guys,  here’s my entry for this week Color Throwdown Challenge #407

The colours from this week’s inspirational photo are lime green, teal, and yellow. You can also use neutrals, so I used black as I thought it complimented the three colors perfectly.

Products used were the Whimsical Waves Background by My Favorite Things and the Essential Sentiments also by MFT.

For some reason my mojo wouldn’t turn on at first and I kept hitting a blank trying to come with an idea. However, this didn’t last long and I decided to do something completely different with a background stamp. I decided to use a background stamp as my main focal point for the card. I decided to color parts of the stamp with Copic markers in a coordinated fashion. I think the background stamp had a kind of psychedelic look and with these colors the card could turn out quite retro. In case you are curious the maker colors used are Y13, Y18, YG05, YG09 & BG18. To finish off the card I added some dots with my Tuxedo Black Pico Embellisher.

Hope you like my effort for this week. Its not too late to enter this weeks challenge just go to the Color Throwdown Challenge Blogspot.

Have agreed week folks….long weekend next weekend, yay!

Cheryl 🙂CTD 407 MFT

 

Color Throwdown Challenge 405

Hi Guys, welcome to the Color Throwdown Challenge 405!

I was a very lucky girl last week because I was chosen to be this weeks Guest Star Stamper :). You can see my design along with the designs the regular CTD team came up with here.

To give me time to create, I was given the color hues last week. swatch405Interestingly, I had already made a card that I absolutely loved already and no one had seen it. Straightaway, I just felt the design would look adorable with the colors given to me by the CTD team. So I made another one!

The stamps used for my Guest Star Stamper creation were Snuggle Bunnies and Rainbow Greetings. To make the rainbow, I die cut the three colors with MFTS’s Stitched Rainbow die. You may notice the sunshine in the background. To achieve that, I used the MFT Sun Ray Stencil.

Sunshine & Rainbows CTD405 MFT 2My Favorite Things come out with some amazing products and their customer service is superb also,  I think the stitched rainbow die is half price on MFT’s website today. I sometimes buy direct from MFT or from the fabulous Simon Says Stamp. Between both online stores, I am able to get hold of most products when they are released (if I move quickly)….

I hope you enjoy my entry and I hope it inspires you to enter the Color Throwdown Challenge too as it’s kinda of fun being given the colors to work around. Keep and eye out in social media for my other Rainbow Bunny later this week.

Wishing you a great hump Wednesday!

Cheers, Cheryl 🙂

 

 

 

Color Throwdown Challenge 404

Hi guys, Im back again to show you my entry for this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge 404.

Before I go any further, I wanted to share how thrilled I was to be chosen as the Featured Stamper for my entry last week….miracles do happen 😉 ………You can see my entry here. For being chosen,  I received a badge for my blog and I have also been invited as a Guest Star Stamper for the Color Throwdown Challenge on August 10th. Needless to say, I am tickled pink! 🙂Aqua Roses 2 MFT

Anyway, back to this week’s challenge. The colors that were given are kraft, aqua and white. Oh I just love aqua and kraft, can’t you tell by my website???

Aqua Roses 3 MFTOne of my tasks for this week was to make a card for a colleague who has been unwell. I decided to kill two birds with one stone, and complete the challenge and as well as make the card.

The stamp set used is the wonderful Scribble Roses Stamp Set by My Favorite Things as well as the matching die set.This set has been used so many times because I love the dimension of the dies over colors. The sentiment is from another well used stamp set by MFT called On The Line. Sorry, but I couldn’t see it at Simon Says Stamp so it must be an older set. It was helpful to use my MISTI for the rose colors. It help me accurately stamp the rose images three times to achieve a more solid color. I love it when the colors just pop! I finished the roses off with a wee diamante for a bit of glam, as I was in that kinda mood 🙂Aqua Roses 4 MFT

The card did take me a while to make, but I like how it turned out, simple and elegant. I hope you like it and don’t hesitate to leave a comment to let me know.

Keep an eye out for next week’s challenge at the Color Throwdown Challenge Blogspot, as another card that I have created will be up.

Bye for now

Hugs, Cheryl 🙂