MFT Adorable Elephants


Hello!  I am back today with this card that I have made for my sister’s niece who will be 9 next month. I’ve used the sweet ‘Adorable Elephants’ from My Favorite Things and I managed to get the die set too so it was so much easier to put his together without all the fussy cutting!


Supplies: Every day Sentiments Banner Die – Lawn Fawn, L’il Inker sun die, Grassy Border die – Lawn Fawn, Stitched Scene Builder die – Frantic Stamper, American Crafts Pastel cardstock, MFT Cloud die, ‘Make me Smile’ – die from Lawn Fawn, Let’s Polka in the Meadow – Lawn Fawn and Spectrum Noirs.

The polka dot paper looks red for some reason in these photo’s but it’s actually pink! It’s not the best day to be taking pics though as it’s so dark and gloomy – may be that’s got something to do with it!

That’s it for today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a lovely weekend!  Take care – Karen 🙂

Happy Birthday Balloons and Stars…..

mft-happy-birthday-to-you Hi there!  Another quick card from me today – I have used my new MFT Die-namics  ‘Happy Birthday To You’ die here with papers and die-cuts from a collection called ‘Celebrations’ from Craftwork Cards.  The twine is from Lawn Fawn as is the Cross-Stitched Rectangle die that I used for the star mat.

That’s all from me today.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.  Take care – Karen 🙂

‘Happy Birthday To You’…


Hello there!  I’m back for a second visit this week with this quick card that I made using My Favorite Things ‘Adorable Elephants’ stamp set.  I didn’t get the matching dies at the same time – which now I wish I had!  Trouble is now I’ll have to wait until someone gets them back in stock! The greeting on here is also by MFT and is called (strangely enough!)  Happy Birthday To You!  This is one die that cuts all the letters out at once – or like I have done here, used the negative aspect. I think that I will be using this die a lot as it’s quite big so makes a good focal point on the front of a card. The patterned paper is by Lawn Fawn from their Perfectly Plaid Winter collection and I have also used the Cross Stitched Rectangle Die from them to cut it out with.   I coloured this sweet elephant and his balloon with Spectrum Noirs.


That’s all from for this week.  Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend – Karen 🙂

“Gotta whole Llama Love goin’ on”…


Hi there!  I have another card to share using MFT’s Llama Love stamps and dies – I’m getting my money’s worth from this set!  This is a card for my step-son who will be 24 years old next month – doesn’t seem five minutes ago since I first met him when he was 9!!!


Other supplies used: MFT Free Spirit papers, L’il Inker sun die, Lawn Fawn Everyday Sentiment Banner Die, Kaisercraft Banner Die, Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder dies and Spectrum Noirs.  The plain cardstock is from my stash.

That’s all from me for this week.  I can’t believe we’ll soon be in February!  Take care and thanks for stopping by today – Karen 🙂

Manana Llama…..


Hello and a Very Happy New Year to you!  I really hope that you had a great Christmas and are now getting into the swing of a new year and old routines!

Today I am sharing 3 cards that I have made using the ‘Llama Love’ stamp and dies from My Favorite Things.  I’m finding this a very useful set at the moment with regards to making cards for men although obviously they’re great for women’s cards too 🙂

The first card above is for my brother-in-Law from my Mum and Dad.  I love the faces on these llama’s – they’re very comical! The card below is for a friend of mine and the last one is for my cousin’s son.



Supplies used: My Favorite Things – Llama Love stamps and dies and Free Spirit papers.  Lawn Fawn – Everyday Sentiments Banner die, Cross-stitched Square and Rectangle Stackable dies and Stitched Circle die.  L’il Inker – Sun die, Frantic Stamper – Stitched Scene Builder dies, plain cardstock from stash and Spectrum Noirs to colour.

Well, that’s my first post for this year!  Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Take care – Karen 🙂


MFT – ‘Llama Love’


Hello there!  I’m back this week with this card that I have made using My Favorite Things – Llama Love stamps and dies.  I’ve had these stamps for a couple of months now but I didn’t get the dies at the same time as I thought that they were pretty expensive.  Anyway, I fussy cut one llama out and it took me ages!  I’m just not good at this fussy cutting lark and I think that’s one of the reasons that I hadn’t yet made a card with them!  So on Friday I took the plunge and ordered the dies which came the next day which meant that I could make this card.  Actually, I have made 2 the same.  One will be for my brother from my sister, and the other is for my sister’s brother-in-law. It’s another punny card – they just make me smile 🙂

I also used: My Favorite Things – Free Spirit papers, Lawn Fawn Stitched Circle Die and Everyday Sentiment Banner Dies.  Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder Dies, Spellbinder’s Circle Die, Epiphany Tool, Spectrum Noirs, Memento inkpads in Tuxedo Black and Espresso Truffle. Core-dinations cardstock and the ‘Brother’ sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Also, my WRMK Corner Chomper.

That’s all from me for today.  I hope you’re having a good week so far, and to all blogging pals across the pond – ‘Happy Thanksgiving’ for tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂

Avery Elle – ‘Happy Howl-idays’…


Hello there!  I hope you’re well and having a good week so far 🙂  Today I have some Christmas cards to share that I have made using this sweet doggy stamp from Avery Elle called – not surprisingly – ‘Happy Howl-idays’! These were really quick to make as I basically kept the design pretty much the same for most of them, changed the patterned papers around and coloured this little fella’s scarf accordingly to match!


I also used: Papers by Lawn Fawn – Perfectly Plaid Christmas, Let’s Bokeh in the Snow and Perfectly Plaid. Die-namics Inside and Outside Diagnol Stitched Square die, Peekaboo Wonky Window die and lawn Fawn’s Stitched Circle die and Cross Stitched Rectangle die. Spectrum Noirs, Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad and various twine were also used.

Thanks for popping by today, I’ll be back next week.  Take care – Karen 🙂




Hi, I hope you’re having a good week so far?  Today I have a card that I made for my parents’ friend who had a fall which resulted in a bone in her leg pierce through her skin – ouch!  At the time I had just coloured these images from MFT Sweet Succulents set and was debating what  card to make with them.  I remembered that one of the sentiment stamps in the set was ‘ouch!’ so I thought I would use them to make a  ‘get well soon’ card for this poor lady.


Other supplies used: ‘Get Well Soon’ stamp from Clearly Besotted – ‘Message Me’, Spectrum Noirs, ‘Me to You’ Enamel Dots a Memento Tuxedo Black inkpad and the MISTI. Also the following Lawn Fawn products -Stripy Backdrop die, Stitched Circle Die, Everyday Sentiments Banner Die, ‘Let’s Polka in the Dark’ and ‘Perfectly Plaid’ papers.

That’s all from me for today.  I hope you have a great weekend, take care – Karen 🙂

Another Cool Penguin!

Cool Penguin

Hi there!  I’m popping in today with another card made using the Penguins in Paradise stamp set from My Favorite Things. This is similar to the one I made before except this time I have used the Peekaboo Wonky Window die from My Favorite Things for the aperture.

Other supplies used: Kaisercraft Banner Die, L’il Inker Large Sun Die, Frantic Stamper Stitched Scene Builder Dies, Lawn Fawn ‘Perfectly Plaid’ paper, blue and yellow cardstock from stash and Spectrum Noirs.

This card is for my friends son – hope he likes penguins!

Thanks for stopping by, take care – Karen 🙂

MFT – Sweet Succulents

MFT Sweet Succulents

Hi there, how’s your summer going?  Now school is out I will be posting once a week so here is a little card that I have made using the Sweet Succulents stamp set from My Favorite Things.  When ‘succulents’ stamps first start appearing I did wonder why would you want to make a card with these images!  However, the more cards I have seen – especially one’s that have been water-coloured – the more it made me kind of want a set for myself!  I chose this set because the pots are all separate images so you can mix the plants with whatever pot that you want.  You can get the dies to match but I just did some fussy cutting here.  I have coloured these images with Spectrum Aqua Markers.  The sentiment stamp is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (no longer trading) and for the pop-up element inside the card I have used the Mama Elephant Pop-up Creative Cuts dies.

MFT Sweet Succulents 2

The card base was made with Lawn Fawn cardstock and the inside was paper from my stash.  The banner die is from Lawn Fawn too.


That’s all from me for this week! Thanks so much for stopping by.  Take care – Karen 🙂