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 ūüėÄ

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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.

If you like my cards, please follow me on Instagram or Facebook where I share my projects too. Or if you like to read the tutorials, then subscribe to my blog not to miss any inspirational posts in the future.

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



Rainbow stencilled #1

Hello Everyone,

I was busy trying to catch up with the latest Online Card Classes Rainbow Maker. I am through Day 1 so far, and here is my homework.

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I created a mask using masking paper which I cut down to 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches. I die cut a heart shape from it and after removing the release paper I adhered the heart mask on Bristol smooth cardstock. I applied Distress inks in rainbow order on the whole panel, then taped down the MFT Sunray  stencil and went back with the same inks.

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For the images I used several Lawn Fawn sets (Elfie selfie and Love letters). I coloured them with Copics and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

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The sentiment is MFT (Essential and More essential sentiments) and I made up the rest using alphabet dies from Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABC from glitter paper and some scrap white cardstock for more dimension.

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A bit of sparkle and shine using Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen and glossy accents finished off this cheerful and funny card.

I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #10 challenge Custom sentiments and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Happy Birthday and Wednesday Challenge For a child.

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge Badge

I hope you like my card and will pop in soon again to see what I have done with the other part of the mask.

See you tomorrow,


Splatter & stencil

Hello Everyone,

Today I wanted to share with you a fun technique using a stencil and one shade of distress ink (Blueprint Sketch). The card I made was inspired by the MFT Card Challenges: Sketch Challenge #344 and Colour Challenge 74#.

Sketch Challenge 344 #mftstamps

Here is my card:

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I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied the distress ink on it with a mini ink blending tool. Then I temporarily taped down the MFT One way chevron stencil and applied more ink from the same colour. Before removing the stencil I spritzed the panel with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. After letting it sit for a few minutes, I added white and black splatters with a paint brush.

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I die cut a scalloped edged flag from the distressed piece of cardstock, I used some MFT border dies and partial die cutting to achieve this look. I also die cut a Happy sentiment from white pearlescent paper and 2 stitched strips from Greeneyed Monster glitter cardstock.

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I stamped and coloured the cute hippos from the new Birdie Brown Happy Hippos stamp set and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. The colouring is done with Copics. A little bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer and glossy accents on the accessories made these images even more special. I also used a black glaze pen for the eyes of the hippos.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the Essential sentiments stamp set in white on a light grey cardstock and used 3D foam tape to mount the focal panel.

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I will link this project up on the following challenges: MFT Sketch Challenge, MFT Colour Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Happy Birthday and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Splatter it.

I hope you like my card and will return soon.

See you,


Fly away with me

Happy Monday Everyone,

It is a new week starting which means it is time for my next inspiration card project for the current Inky Paws Challenge. This week we continue with the sketch challenge and one lucky winner can get a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store. Let’s get started, shall we?

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I have recently bought the new stencils from Newton’s Nook along with some new-to-me stamps/dies and I was itching to try them. For today’s card I made a masked background using painter’s tape and added Distress Oxide inks to the masked-around rectangles I created. I used the Waves stencil to add some more texture to each panel, I used the same inks for a tone-on-tone look.

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I stamped and coloured the hot air balloon from the NND Newton Dreams of Paris set using Copic/Shinhan markers. I used the coordinating die to cut the image.

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As I did not want to cover too much of the background I used a vellum tag (Studio Katia die, I just love this!). I stamped the sentiment from the NND Delightful Doxies stamp set on the bottom of this with StazOn black ink to avoid smearing.

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Adhering vellum is always tricky, so I added Ranger Multi Matte Medium only on the back of the vellum where the image was covering the glue, not to show through. It makes the tag a bit floating, but it did not bother me. I think it adds to the airy feel of the design.  As a finishing touch I covered the entire balloon with Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen and glossy accent to the hearts and tail of the balloon.

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I hope you got inspired and will play along this week’s challenge. The sketch is so fun!


Thanks for your visit, come back soon for more inspiration.

See you,



Solid flowers with a twist

Hello Everyone,

The last week was a bit hectic and I had no time to blog. I am busy with some wedding cards for a friend of my mum, so get ready¬†ūüôā But before I show those to you, I brought a birthday card I made for a sweet friend of mine to give to her mum.

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I used Newton’s Nook Design Fanciful flowers and Altenew inks. I stamped 2 of the flowers on a piece of white cardstock with 2¬†shades of pink. I¬†filled the empty places with the group of dots stamp using Versamark¬†ink and¬†embossed with silver¬†embossing powder. I went back to the large flower¬†with a Versamark pen and added the sticky ink to the middle and heat embossed with clear embossing powder for a pretty shine.

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I used a strip of patterned paper on the side of a top folding A2 sized white card base, die cut a border from metallic pink cardstock (SSS Sunrise border die) and a strip of light pink glitter paper using Lawn Fawn Picket Fence die.

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The Hungarian sentiment (Krokihobby) is silver heat embossed on a strip of vellum and it is wrapped around the flower panel. As final embellishment I added 3 clear sparkling gem stones to the smaller flowers.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Splatter it.


I hope you like my card and will return for more inspiration soon.

See you,