Lovable Leopards - MFT

I'm back with a card made with a new stamp set Lovable Leopards by MFT.  The leopards in this set are soooo cute!

Lovable Leopards by MFT
 
I coloured a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth card using Distress Inks and then die cut a circle out of it and randomly splattered Soot distress ink over the top of that and the card base.
 
I coloured the leopard using Copic markers...my markers weren't blending very well which means I will have to buy some refills and also new nibs.  I have put off buying the refills as I wanted to build up my markers first.   I use the browns a lot for colouring animals and they were really squeaking on the paper when I was using them.
 
My Favorite Things - Lovable Leopards
 
I then die cut the word 'Happy' out of the leftover distress inked card using MFT Little Letters and Little Lowercase Numbers.
 
I have wanted to buy an alphabet die set for a while and these MFT ones were reasonably priced.  I also bought the Little Numbers set to go with them.  It saves me having to fire up the Cameo to cut out letters now.
 
Card made using distress ink and Lovable Leopards by MFT
 
I stuck the letters to the base of the card and then went over them with Glossy Accents at 3am in the morning because I couldn't sleep!!!  I also added GA to the leopard's nose and also the bird's beak.
 
The sentiment from the same set was then heat embossed onto white card and cut out using MFT Stitched Sentiment Strips.
 
Thank you for stopping by my blog and also thank you for leaving comments.  They really are MUCH appreciated.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
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Night Sky Blended Background

I want to start using stamps that I haven't used in a while.  It is so easy to get carried away and buy new stamp sets when they are released and then forget about the ever growing stash of older stamps.  So for today's card I have used Ewe Are The Best by My Favorite Things.
 
Ewe are the Best by MFT
 
I was inspired by a card that Nicole Gavaldon made for Lawn Fawn that you can see HERE.
 
I used a combination of distress inks to create the night sky having first made a mask for the moon and hill.  Nicole drew the shadows on her card freehand and I tried to do the same for my sheep.  Well I think my shadow looks more like a flying giant pig than a sheep hence me slightly covering it up with some grass!!  I tried!
 
Ewe Are The Best stamps by MFT used to make a Wish Big card
 
I decided to add some sparkle to my moon and masked around it and then stamped Versamark ink over the top and heat embossed it with clear sparkle powder.
 
The sheep has been coloured with Copics and the hill and grass was blended with distress inks.  I also used a white Uni-Ball Signo pen for the stars. 
 
Wish Big card made using a distress ink blended night sky and MFT Ewe Are The Best stamps
 
I am really pleased with how it turned out (apart from the shadow)!
 
 
Ewe Are The Best - MFT
Lil'inker Dual Stitched Rectangles
Distress Inks & Copic Markers
Sentiment - Big & Bold Sentiments by Waltzing Mouse
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Tweet Birthday Wishes

After telling myself (yet again) that I didn't need any more stamps, I saw the new release by MFT and snapped up Lovable Leopards when I saw it.  Most of my cards contain a cute animal and the leopards in this set definitely are cute but my eye was also drawn to the crows and they have been used to create this card.
 
Lovable Leopards stamp set by MFT
 
I stamped the word 'tweet' with an alphabet die and then added some clouds.  I also put some Glossy Accents on the crows to give them dimension and added some leaves from another stamp set.
 
MFT Lovable Leopards used to make a birthday using the crows from the stamp set.
 
I would like to enter this card into:-
 
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-332-one-layer-sweet-things.html
 Less is More Challenge - I know that perhaps the cue card 'sweet things' should probably refer to food/drink etc. but in my mind these crows are sweet so I am hoping this card will be allowed??!!
 
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-85-home-sweet-home.html
 
Time Out Challenges - be inspired by the photo above. I have used the colours and birds.
 
 
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Neapolitan Card (not Ice Cream)

I have just managed to sneak in a card for this week's Less is More Challenge which this week is:-
 
http://simplylessismoore.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-331-neapolitan.html
 
I had a spare couple of hours yesterday evening to make this card, photograph it and then write it up on my blog...I need to retire so I can spend more time crafting!!:-)
 
Less is more challenge #331 Neapolitan
 
The colour combo had to be pink, brown and cream/yellow to fit the Neapolitan ice cream theme.  I used Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers and stamped the roses using Lawn Fawn inks.
 
Lawn Fawn Fab Flowers and Bannertastic used to make a neapolitan coloured card
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog.  Have a great weekend.
 
Toodles,
 
Fab Flowers - Lawn Fawn
Happy, Happy, Happy - Lawn Fawn
Bannertastic - Lawn Fawn
Dual Stitched Rectangles - Lil' inker
Foam Tape
Pink Lemonade Sequins by Lucy's Little Things
 
 
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Christening Card

We were away this weekend at a family christening for which I had to make a card.  I didn't really have anything suitable in my crafting stash so I went to the internet for inspiration and found a laser cut card that I liked.   I partly copied the card I had seen and created my own cut file with my Silhouette Cameo. 
 
Christening card cut with the Silhouette Cameo 
 I wasn't sure how well the Cameo would cut some of the intricate smaller pieces but I thought it did a really good job.  I made the card 5"x7" which made it easier to cut.
 
Over the years that I have had my Cameo, I have found that some card doesn't cut as well as others but I always get really good results with Linen and Hammered card from Papermilldirect especially with intricate cuts so that is my go to card.  Links below.

Silhouette Cameo used to make a personalised christening card
 
I enjoyed creating this card so much that I am going to have a go at some more designs...is it too early for Christmas cards?!!!!!
 
 



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