Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – card #2

Hello Everyone,

I am quickly popping in tonight to show you my second card for the Coffee Loving Card Makers Blog Hop. I am still using the Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook Designs. The sketch of the card was inspired by the wonderful Francine Vuilleme (this card).

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After stamping and colouring the images with Copic markers, I die cut them with the coordinating dies. I die cut a square from pretty Lawn Fawn paper with on rounded corner (MFT Blueprints) and one from white cardstock to hold the sentiment. On this piece I stamped the “Sending” (Simon Says Stamp set) in red hot ink and under it with black a sentient from the above mentioned NND set. I cut the panel at an angle right under the sentiment.

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I die cut a dark red stitched scalloped border and adhered under the sentiment piece before gluing it to the patterned paper background. I used an aqua stitched snowflake with a gem in the middle in the right upper corner.

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The mugs were adhered to the card using 3D foam tape.

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I also added some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer, black glaze pen and glossy accents to some of the details. This all fit on a 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch white notecard.

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I will link this project up on the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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I hope you like it and will pop in tomorrow for another holiday card.

See you,



Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – card #1

Hello Everyone,

One of my favourite blog hops is the one organised by Amy Tsuruta for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I am a coffee and craft addict, so I always feel the need to make new coffee/cacao cards – this time in winter theme.

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My first card uses the brand new Cup of Cocoa stamp and die set from Newton’s Nook Designs. I fell in love with this set at first sight and it was pure pleasure to colour the mugs.

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I chose aqua-pink combo, used Copic markers, some clear shimmer, a white gel pen and glossy accents to adorn them.

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The background patterned paper is from Doodlebug, the sentiment is from an older Amy Tangerine stamp set – slightly modified from “hugs” to “mugs” with a black pen.

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 I cut a peek-a-boo window (Simon Says Stamp die) from kraft cardstock ad layered 2 stitched scalloped white borders on the bottom and the top of it. I used 3D foam tape to adhere it and the mugs too.

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I will submit this to the Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop.

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I hope you liked my card and will return soon for more fun projects.

See you,


Holiday Card Series 2017 – colourful Christmas

White and blue snowflakes on a dark paper background.

Hello Everyone,

A new Inky Paws Challenge is starting today, IPC #61 is a great sketch:

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Here is my take on it:

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I wanted something colourful and non-traditional this time. I found a pretty striped patterned paper I my stash which I really wanted to use. I stamped and coloured the cute houses from the Snow Globe scenes stamp set using Copics in coordinating colours. I die cut the image with the coordinating die. I cut a small stitched rectangle from textured light blue cardstock, and a tiny bit bigger on from white cardstock. I also die cut a banner from metallic green cardstock.

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I stamped the Santa with the reindeers and the sentiment on the blue piece using black ink and my MISTI. It was essential this time due to the textured cardstock, I had to stamp 3 times to get a good black impression.

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After assembling the card I embellished it with a die cut white snowflake and a red button. Before gluing the button in place, I led a red-white twine through its holes and tied a bow. I secured it with Ranger Multi Matte Medium to make sure it will not come undone.

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I could not call it “my card” without a bit of Spectrum Noir shimmer (on the windows and doors) and glossy accents (on the roofs and doors).

I hope you like it and got inspired to participate. You have 2 weeks to link up your project to the Inky Paws Challenges website and you might be the lucky winner of a 20 USD gift certificate to the NND online store.

I will also link this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

See you soon and have a great week,


Happy Birthday, my little boy!

Hello Everyone,

Today is the birthday of my little boy, we had a lovely (and hectic) family gathering in the morning finished with a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant. My little one turned 4, I cannot believe it! It seems like it was yesterday that I held him in my arms for the first time!

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As he is fond of helicopters and planes, I made an interactive card for him using Winston Takes Flight from Newton’s Nook Designs. I stamped and coloured the image with Copics together with an extra propeller. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I fussy cut the extra piece with scissors. To make it sturdier, I cut an extra layer from simple white cardstock for both and layered them under the coloured ones. I attached the extra propeller with a brad to allow a little movement.

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I used the MFT Cloud stencil and Distress ink to make the sky background. I die cut a stitched frame rectangle, a stitched cloud border and the Happy birthday sentiment (all from Lawn Fawn) and adhered them to the scene.

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I stamped an extra sentiment on the top of the sky with black ink (from the same NND set). I added the airplane with an action wobble. A bit of sparkle and glossy accent finished this cute card.

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And I have to share also with you the card my daughter made for her brother: stencilled, stamped and coloured with love and care.

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I will upload these to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.


Hope you like it and will return soon for more fun.

See you,