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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

MFP March Blog Hop - Gardenia - March 31st

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
March Blog Hop

 We're a little late this month due to delivery of our new stamps. 
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured March 31 - Gardenia

Featured April 01 - Pirates

Featured April 02 - Pirates 2

Featured April 03 - Mushroom Selections

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! ( You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winner will be announced on April 04, 2015 right here on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. ( HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice. ) The deadline for commenting is Friday April 03, 2015 at 10:00 PM EST.

Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

Monday, 30 March 2015

Friends under the Sea - FOSTV160

Our challenge this week at Friends of Speedy TV has a theme "under the Sea" - any cards or other projects fitting this theme would be most welcome and the challege can be found here

I was initially stumped by this challenge but here is the card I came up with.  First a view of the front

and now a view of the inside

I used the MFP stamp sets Be Virtuous, Nature's Brushstrokes, New Year Mini and Wealthy Fish to complete my card.  Check out the team's creations and get your thinking caps on - you have until Easter Sunday to get your cards done.

Please come back tomorrow for our March blog hop.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

JUGS285, WAW175 inspired by Angie

This card was inspired by a few things.  The layout was inspired by a Birthday card from my sweet friend Angie.  The colours were prompted by the Jugs challenge but the choice of pink was because we both wore something pink to a memorial service on Saturday for a lovely lady, Andree, who would have been 50 on 23rd March but God had other plans and took her to sing in his heavenly choir last October.  The sparkly bits were also because of Andree - she loved life and enjoyed it to the full.  The stamps are from Stampin Up - haven't pulled them out in ages. 

This is also being entered in the Word Art Wednesday challenge as I will be sending it to a friend in Devon whose Birthday is soon.  My normal choice for her would have been horses - check out the Word Art Wednesday scripture!

Monday, 23 March 2015

FOSTV159 - Friends and Flowers

This week our friends of speedy TV challenge is to make handmade flowers.  I decided to make some for an Easter card.  The MFP Stamp Shop sets I used is called Spring Joy and I used Copics for colouring.  I used various punches for my flowers.  We would love you to join us in this week's challenge - you can find details here.

Wishing you all a lovely week filled with spring flowers.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Triangular Cards

This week at Friends of Speedy TV our challenge is Triangular cards.  Here is one I made for one of my students who fell and broke his arm and is still in quite a lot of pain.

The cup is from a coffee set called Java Time but my guess is it would be filled with hot chocolate!

We would love you to join our challenge and you can find details here.  Have a great week.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Birthday Karita

15th March and Karita, our niece, turns 15 today.  I made her this card and gave it to her on Monday when I saw her for a Maths lesson.  She gave me their gifts for my Birthday too.  A busy time for Birthdays - I must have posted or given a dozen cards so far this month.

The image from Julie Nutting is quite a big one and I had to get a longer stamp block to use with it.  It was paper pieced in black and white because like her Mum she supports Fulham.  The flower was handmade too and given some sparkle.  Karita will be sharing her celebrations with her Mum as it is Mothering Sunday today.  Happy Birthday Karita and Lorna have a good day today too.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Happy Birthday Huma

Today is Huma's Birthday.  She is the Mum of two little girls I teach every week.  The girls made sure she had a big badge to wear today so that she cannot deny her age.  Happy Birthday Huma.

I made her this card with a Woodware stamp that I purchased recently from Craft Barn.  The lovely lacy edge was created using a Joanna Sheen die.  I also decorated the inside and have photographed that too.

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend.

Monday, 9 March 2015

FOSTV157 - Using Numbers

I made this card for this week's challenge a few weeks ago for the young lady next door.  I used MFPStampShop Calendar set with various dies and a border punch to make this little cupcake stand card.

Forgot to add a photo of the inside
Sentiment is not from MFP but snowflake and umbrella are.

If you didn't read the title you have hopefully guessed the challenge is to use Numbers - you can find the details here and we would love you to join us.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Happy Birthday Jeff

Jeff's Birthday today and he got the Peter Bonetti cat that our friend Chris Tollafield suggested.  Simple card using some net paper I found in my stash.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 2 March 2015

FOSTV156 - Easter Card

I have switched from snowmen and Christmas cards to Easter today.  Our Friends challenge over at Speedy TV is Easter Cards and we would love you to join us.

My card uses dies and the Works of Art stamp set and the sentiment from the Easter stamp set, both from MFP Stamp Shop.  Our challenge page shows the cards made by the whole team so don't forget to check it out.

Thanks for looking - have a good week.