Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mission Accomplished! My Favourite Things Camp Create Session Two 2016, Seize the Birthday~Bold and Bright, The Daily Marker~30 Day Colouring Challenge


I did it!! I completed My Favourite Things Camp Create Session Two 2016,

which is also the FIRST time I've ever played in a MFT challenge of any nature!  I had a blast, even though, on a few occasions I wanted to write that 'come and take me home' note. A little 'walk it off' time, a fresh perspective and a couple chocolates made everything better. The best part: five cards that, for the most part, I'm happy with and opportunity to try new techniques and/or see products in new ways. I don't have a very expansive MFT collection, so that was another aspect of the challenge that had my dendrites tumbling!

I'm well aware that my cards are 'nothing new under the sun', but they're 'firsts' for me and that counts for a little something, right? Right! we go....

MFT Camp Create Fantastic Foiling: no foil apparatus (what is the plural of apparatus? Apparati?), so I used shimmer paper and white embossing as my 'shining' stuff for my Roses All Over Background and Amazing pairing. I like this one...4.5/5 stars

 MFT Camp Create Colouring on Kraft. What fun I had, colouring up my musical bunnies and instruments from Strike Up the Band. No sentiment outside; I'll choose one later for the inside.  I like this one, too; 4.5/5 stars

MFT Camp Create Background Bonanza had me a bit stymied, so I opted for 'bright', plain old marker colouring, using images from Penguins in Paradise. I'm all good with the bold colours, for the most part, but not so much with the layout and the sentiment. Kind of "meh", but fun to make. 3/5 stars.

MFT Camp Create Inlaid Made Easy was an opportunity to use my new Stitched Cover-up Companion die, the Roses All Over Background, embossed and coloured with Zigs and a sentiment from Spring Wreath.  The framing paper has a lovely, creamy-coloured texture. I'm happy with this one: 4.5/5

MFT Camp Create Magnificent Masking! ACK! I had trouble figuring out what the requirements were for this challenge, based on the video, so I went with my concentric circle stencil masked into sections, each one sponged with an alternating sequence of Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Abandoned Coral distress inks. It seemed an inviting place for a birthday bear, so add one I did; a polar bear, to be precise *grin*  First outing for my bear set; then need way more play dates. This card makes me happy!! 4.75/5 stars.

Whew!  I think I've earned a S'mores (or 10) after all this!  Already looking forward to the next camp...

Since some form of colouring appeared on each card, I'm sharing over at Kathy's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

My Bears card is heading over to Seize the Birthday~Bold and Bright

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!!


  1. Be still my rapidly beating, CAS lovin' heart!!! You rocked all these cards!!! Your coloring is amazing, the fun, bright colors are amazing, the designs are amazing and the cuteness is off the charts sweet!!! I really love the 'coloring on kraft' and the cutie-patootie penguin card!

  2. No way! I can't believe you are an "official" LOL you sure don't score right!! These are all 10s across the board!!!!! Carol! I can't pick a favorite : ) The first one is so elegant. I need to go check this camp out! I love the AMAZING delicate background and the sentiment in both black and pearl are the perfect touch!

    This is the second Strike Up the Band card of yours I've seen and it makes me simply NEED! it. coloring on Kraft ? whoodathunk!?

    Your third card makes my heart melt! the coloring you achieved with your markers is fabulous! so fresh and summery! LOVE it!!

    As Lisa Elton would say.... I'm swooning over your Inlaid Thank You card. Again your coloring on your flowers is impeccable!

    Finally how the heck did you mask that stencil so perfectly!? It is the most delightful fun - sweetly colored card in all of Blogland today!..... seriously I know - I've been blurfing : )

    Wonderful creations friend! I say you head to the top of the class! A+++++ no one is gonna run your underwear up the flag pole at camp THIS! year!!


  3. First of all! Way to go for finishing the MFT camp challenges! I am so glad you didn't phone home and you stuck it out!! LOL All of these cards are super! The background on amazing you is fabulous, the mice look terrific on kraft as Patti mentioned, who doesn't love penguins and bright flowers, love the way you separated the panels on your thank you card, and last but not least the polar bear background looks awesome! Well done!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday and we hope to see more of your work again soon!

  4. Congratulations Carol at finishing the MFT Challenge and I have to say that all your cards are gorgeous. They are all beautifully coloured & I really love your stencil masking. I had to chuckle at your "couple of chocolates" comment cause in my world chocolate does make everything better!

  5. Yay for playing along with MFT! I still have yet to play along with any MFT challenges. I'll have to try following your lead. ;)
    ALL your cards are fabulous!!

  6. WOWZER!! Carol, your creations are absolutely amazing my friend!!! I'm so glad that you've participated in this fun camp too!! :) I think these ALL turned out really amazing and you've nailed each and every challenge with extra fabulous style!! HUGS

  7. Id join you for s'mores, Carol, but alas I didn't do my homework. Things have been getting in the way but I've enjoyed all your beautiful cards. Your coloring on kraft is amazing!

  8. A big congrats to you!!! It must be a fabulous feeling to finish up all those challenges and with so much wonderful and incredible them all!

  9. Wow Carol! This "camp" sounds like a great time and look at all the amazing cards you did!! I have to say that I give you 5 out of 5 stars for each one. I love them all, but my most favorite one is the first one. That is just stunning. I love the cute ones too, how cute is the penguin, the bear and the bunnies?!!! Yep, I think you did a wonderful job on each challenge my friend! And good for you for gathering the courage up and entering this "camp". You are braver than you think! Hugs, Brenda

  10. Wow Carol what an amazing collection of cards, all pinned for inspiration. I cant decide which I like the most so I will say perfect over all.

  11. You are truly amazing, Carol! No two ways about it. I am happy you were able to participate in the Camp. Your cards are flat out fantastic. Each and every one. I really like your favorite of the bunch, but the one that really stood out for me was the thank you card right before your favorite. Those colors are gorgeous! Awesome work all around and I think you deserve a few more chocolates for your efforts! Hugs.

  12. Over the top FABULOUS, Carol! Way to go for creating a collection of gorgeous your coloring, stenciling, embossing...well, I guess I just love them all! Hope you win that Grand Prize, my friend :)

  13. Yeah, yeah, yeah for completing the challenge, Carol!!!! And what a wonderful set of cards you made!!!! ...some lovely feminine ones with beautiful flowers and colours and some fun ones with such sweet little images!!!! Really love how you've done the bg of the last one - my fave!!! All absolutely stunning, my friend!!!!

  14. So many wonderful card - those mice - they just stole my heart! Also swooning over your colorful roses!

  15. I love the roses, but then the polar bear's background is nifty too! So many nice cards! By the way, congrats on being featured on Kathy's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! Have a wonderful day! =0)

  16. Congrats on finishing the MFT Camp Create challenges. Love all your great cards, especially the one with the embossed rose background. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday.

  17. Your Band of Mice is tremendous. Love these images on Kraft paper.Thank you for being part of The Daily Marker/ 30 Day Coloring Challenge :)

  18. I can tell you had fun--LOVE the inlaid card!