Clean and simple rainbow card

Hello Everyone,

I am a bit late posting my creations for the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker, but I wanted to share this clean and simple card with you. Rainbow cards do not have to be very difficult, all I used here were 5 markers, a black Versafine ink pad and clear embossing powder.

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I have the Create a smile Colour your heart out stamp set for a while, but never had a chance to use it. Today is the day of their new release (which looks awesome) and I wanted to share their celebration with making a card.

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I stamped in black a heat embossed in clear the striped heart image several times on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used the Misti for this, which made it super easy to line the hearts perfectly in one row. I also stamped and heat embossed the sentiment (MFT All smiles) above the hearts. For the word “smile” I used the purple ZIG marker to match the colour of the heart. I stamped over it with Versamark ink and clear embossed it too.

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I used 5 colours from the ZIG Clean Colour Real Brush markers to create my rainbow. I added a bit of colour in the edges of the heart and used a Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen to move the colour and achieve this fun watercolour look. It made it super sparkly too.

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As a final touch I added some colourful gemstones from my daughter’s stash (I wish she doesn’t mind that I am stealing from these gems a lot lately)

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I will upload this card to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Add a sentiment and to the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 4 Watercolour student gallery.

Very simple yet stunning result. I hope you like it and will return soon for more inspiration.

See you,



Make your own pattern

Hello Everyone,

Today I am showing you how to make your own patterned paper. I am using MFT Plentiful Petals stamps and dies and Altenew inks along with a pretty background die also from MFT (Romantic Script). I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge #346 as inspiration for the layout, and combined the homework from MFT Camp Create Magnificent Masking and Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 2: Rainbow stamping in one card.

Sketch Challenge 346 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with die cutting the coordinating dies for some of the floral images from masking paper, and temporarily adhered those masks on a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the background stamp using black ink, and then removed the masks.

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I stamped each flower I the empty spots using colourful inks in a rainbow order.

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I die cut the panel with a die from the MFT Blueprint 22 set for a fancy look. I wrapped a strip of vellum around it. I also stamped and die cut the biggest flower from the stamp set, to hold my sentiment, which is partially stamped (MFT Essential sentiments) and die cut from glitter paper.

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As a finishing touch I added white glitter enamel dots to the flowers as embellishment.

I will link this project to the above mentioned challenges and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a sentiment.

I hope you like my card and will check back tomorrow for more fun.

See you,


In-laid die cutting – card #2

Hello again,

Here is the other card I made especially for my sweet sister-in-law. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ENAS!

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Details of the technique in my previous post.

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This card is totally one layer, even the frame is embedded. The only things “sticking out” are the enamel dots in the middle of the flowers and the little jewels around them.

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This card is linked up on the MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid die cutting and the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker Day 3: Rainbow die cuts.

Check back soon if you like my cards.

See you,



Inlaid die cutting – card #1

Hello Everyone,

Today morning I am back with 2 cards: both using a technique called in-laid die cutting, and gorgeous products from MFT. I am having so much fun on the Online Card Classes Rainbow maker and the MFT Camp create just started too. So I tried to combine the homework from both. Here is my first card:

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I started with a piece of printer paper and made the guide using the dies I selected for this card. I die cut everything as I planned it in my head and when I was happy with the design, I used this guide to help me line up the die on real, white cardstock.

I also die cut the elements using coloured cardstock scraps (it is a great way to use up those leftovers) and glitter paper. I used the Bottlecap letters to cut the letters from the middle of each balloon, and cut them again from silver glitter paper.

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I also white heat embossed a sentiment from the MFT Essential sentiments stamp set on a very thin strip of black cardstock.

To assemble the card I used a big piece of double sided adhesive (Sookwang) which is in my stash forever and is perfect for techniques like this. I adhered the tape to an A2 sized card base, placed the white negative piece on top and simple added the colourful pieces like a puzzle. I find this very relaxing.

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After the card was all together, I used a Copic Multiliner 0,3 marker and a T-square ruler to draw some balloon strings.

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I will upload this card as the homework for the OOC Day 3 Rainbow die cutting, and also as a project for MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid made easy.

I hope you like my card and will return soon to see the next one.

Have a great day,



Guest designer Jana

Good evening all,

I am popping in quickly with a guest designer post: my 6 year old daughter Jana was crafting with me the other day (when I did the rainbow heart stencilling) and borrowed the mask and my distress inks.

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She loves bright colours and rainbows, so she copied the background I made. She sponged distress ink all around the heart mask on Bristol Smooth paper. When she was done, she wanted to spritz it with Ranger Perfect Pearls mist. She needed little help with pushing the button as it is hard for a kid.

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The day after she stamped a butterfly she chose from a Lawn Fawn set (Flutter by) and coloured with her ICO markers.

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She used the MISTI while stamping which allowed her to stamp it 5 times for a perfect impression.

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I am just simply so proud of her. This cheerful creation shows how kids see our world: pretty, colourful and full of sparkle.

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I hope this guest designer post cheered you up and will help you to have sweet dreams.

I will upload Jana’s project to the Simon Says Stamp Kids Summer Challenge


See you tomorrow with another fun post.

Sleep well,


Critter birthday


I am back today with a cute birthday card inspired by the MFT Sketch Challenge #345. This is the sketch:

Sketch Challenge 345 #mftstamps

And this is my card:

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Sometimes I love to flip through patterned paper pads to get inspired. This is what happened in this case, I found this pastel striped piece of paper the other day and I wanted to make a card with it. I cut a stripe and matted it with a matching dark blue cardstock piece. I also die cut an aqua pierced circle frame and backed it with white tissue paper for a unique look. It reminds me of the birthday presents 😀

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Then I stamped and coloured the images from the MFT Beach bunnies and Happy hippos sets using Copics/Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I arranged them on the layout and stamped the sentiment just under using a teal ink.

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After the card was assembled, I added a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accents.

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I will link this project up to the MFT Sketch Challenge and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge For a kid.

Hope you like my card and will pop in again soon.

See you,



Stencilled frame

Hello Everyone,

Happy Monday! Today a new challenge (#53) is starting at the Inky Paws Challenge.

Inky Paws ChallengeIt is a gorgeous colour combo this time: black-white-turqoise-pink. Oh how I love these colours!

Here is my inspiration:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I masked off a part using painter’s tape and applied pink shades of Distress ink for the sky. Then I masked off the other part and applied turquoise blue for the ocean. I die cut an oval from masking paper and masked off the middle of the panel. I temporarily taped down the NND Tropical leaves stencil and sponged Black Soot Distress Oxide ink to make a frame.

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After removing the mask, I stamped the cute couple from the NND Flirty flamingos stamp set, and once more on Copic friendly paper. I coloured the latter with alcohol markers and fussy cut them out without the legs. I glued them on the stencilled panel and added some shimmer and shine with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accents. I also drew tiny eyelashes to the female flamingo with a Copic 0,3 black marker.

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I die cut the Celebrate word (Lawn Fawn) from white satin metallic cardstock and white heat embossed the rest of the sentiment (MFT Essential sentiments) under it. A pink heart shaped gemstone finished off this unusual anniversary card.

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I hope you got inspired and will get your paws inky to create something for this lovely challenge. You have 2weeks to play along and a random winner will receive a 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with something new! Have a great day,