My Favorite Things

Featuring MFT products

Bottle Brush Tree Trio

Happy Friyay everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Color Throwdown! They have a beautiful colour palette again this week – it has a retro Christmas vibe to me – red, aqua and silver!

I always struggle a bit with aqua and often feel I go either too green or too blue. Today I have ended up on the bluer end of that spectrum, but it still looks aqua to me, what do you think?

I used my brand new Flora and Fauna Bottle Brush tree die for my card. Yep ANOTHER new tree die, I definitely have a problem with tree dies… no self control! Anyway, I haven’t been able to find this anywhere in the UK so I bought it from Impress Cards and Crafts in Seattle and crossed my fingers! It actually arrived very quickly, which was such a relief!

The tree holders are from a Penny Black set and the sentiment is by My Favorite Things.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Ghost Hugs

Happy Halloween everyone!

Here’s a quick card I made with the My Favorite Things Fab-boo-lous Friends stamp set and a wonderful background die by Winnie & Walter. I’ve been very drawn to cards with bright pink backgrounds recently so I HAD to do one of my own!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

You’re Brilliant!

Hi there!

It’s time for another challenge at AAA Cards!  This fortnight we’d like you to create a CAS card with as much white space as possible and if you want to join with our optional twist, please add some stars to your creation! Our sponsor is Uniko.

I have a LARGE collection of stars dies…. I think it took me longer to choose the dies to use than it did to create this CAS card! In the end, I selected this fun star branch die by Simply Graphic and a Spellbinders star die. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set – I really wanted to use the phrase ‘You’re a Star’, but oddly I only have two stamps with that phrase and neither worked for my design!

My team mates have come up with some beautiful cards which are on the AAA Cards challenge blog. We are also joined a previous challenge winner, Sue, who is quite new to blogging but has some lovely cards and stories on her blog – go check it out!!

Hope you can play along with us!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Hello Roses

Hi there!

It’s been a long time since I played along with a My Favorite Things challenge.. I used to play a lot, but I find myself drawn more to die cutting at the moment and I don’t have many MFT dies… or so I thought.

I was reminded of the weekly sketch challenges when I saw one of my friends, Lisa Tilson, was a guest designer this month, so I decided to play along.

First stop, my Die-namics container. It turns out that I do indeed have A LOT of MFT dies, including some that would perfectly with the current MFT Sketch challenge.

I used one of my favourite MFT background stamps (Lined Up Dots) which I covered lightly and unevenly with Pumice Stone distress oxide ink to give it that distressed effect. I used the Flower Vase die with some Basic Grey patterned paper and cut the Roses in Bloom dies from some distress ink panels. I adhered a coordinating strip to my card base first and then added all the elements. Finally I added a sentiment from the ANCIENT GP Wildflowers set!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 30

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 30 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the Case this Sketch challenge.

As soon as I saw the sketch I thought ‘SNOWFLAKES!!’ and pulled out my favourite dies by My Favorite Things. I used some Echo Park patterned paper from my paper mountain and a sentiment from an older Penny Black set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Christmas in July 2020 – Day 29

Hello everyone!

Welcome to Day 29 of Christmas in July! Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at  CAS Colours and Sketches.

I used another Penny Black set today for the main image – this is from a much newer mini set called Nature’s Decor. I coloured it using my beloved Twinkling H2O paints and added a circle frame from Simply Graphic. The sentiment is from a My Favorite Things set.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.