Sunday, 14 October 2018



Today I'm sharing a card for this week's MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge.

I really liked this sketch, as I got to use most of the stamps in the 'Happy Pawlidays' set on one card.

I went with traditional Christmas colours and some added sparkle.
The elements are all popped up on foam tape for dimension, but when I added the squares to the base I only popped up the squares with pups on them.


MFT Stamps - Rectangular Stax 1, In and Out Stitched Squares, Happy Pawlidays, Itsy Bitsy Polka Dots dp
Copics. Diamond Dust

Friday, 12 October 2018



It's a good job that we are a doggie family,
'cos here's another puppy card for the Christmas pile  :-)

This is just one of those cards that does not photo well.
You get them, right?
The circle sentiment is triple layered, so it stands up more and I also scored my card panel, for some added interest.
(you can make that out a little better below).

I'm not even going to mention the disaster I had with my red Copic, that just blotched everywhere. 
The worst of which is covered up with the green bauble.


MFT - Happy Pawlidays, Rectangular Stax 1, Merry Christmas Circular Frame
Copics. Diamond Dust

Tuesday, 9 October 2018



This is one of those cards that I managed to make way more complicated than it needed to be.
I really wanted to mask and stamp the pups, then partially die-cut them along the top. I just couldn't figure out how to do it!
In the end I die-cut them individually, attached them to a rectangular piece, and cut away the top part of the rectangle. Does that make sense?

I wanted some depth to the background, so I attached the Christmas pups panel to my painted piece with foam tape.

Then, I cut various coloured borders to try  - patterned dp, blue/red/black card.
I opted for the black in the end, because it just made the dogs 'pop' more.
I'm just not all that sure about so much black on a Christmas card.
What do you think?


October Anything Christmas

Let's Get Ready For Christmas

MFT Stamps - Happy Pawlidays, coloured with Copics and Diamond Dust
Inside and Out Stitched Rectangles
Acrylic Paint

Saturday, 6 October 2018



I don't have a huge crafting budget, but for Christmas cards I usually allow myself a couple of stamp sets - with dies, obvs -  😉
and here's a card with my first purchase.

I couldn't resist the cute pups from MFTs Yappy Pawlidays.

I played along at MFT Card Challenges with this week's sketch.

My background was inked up with distress inks and splattered with white acrylic paint, for the snow. I still can't really get the hang of this splattering, but I have managed to stop it going everywhere, by placing my background in an old shoe box before flicking the paint on.

The little pup, tree and present were die cut, coloured with copics and then popped up with foam tape for some added dimension.
There's a little diamond dust on the hat and the star too - which has more sparkle IRL than the photo shows.

MFT - Rectangular Stax 1, Inside and Out Stitched Rectangle, Happy Pawlidays
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky
Copics, White Gel Pen, White Acrylic Paint, Diamond Dust