Paper pieced love card

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Hello Everyone,

I am popping in today with a quick post for the almost finishing MFT sketch Challenge #367. It is my second card in my Love Themed Card series this year.

My friend, Amy Yang inspired me to re-visit paper piecing. I recently ran into a nice paper pack at our local discount store (Aldi) and the simple red-white dots one caught my eye. I cut a 1,5 inch strip of it to cover part of a white card base.

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I die cut 2 stitched rectangles: a red and a white one. On the latter I stamped the cute girl from a retired MFT Pure Innocence set and coloured with Copics. Then I stamped the image on the patterned paper again and cut the dress out with scissors. I ran a black marker on the edges before adhering it to the coloured one.

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I stamped the sentiment from the same set in Versamark ink and white heat embossed on a black strip of cardstock. I made it to a banner and popped up on the card front with 3D foam tape.

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A bit of stickled on the shoes and heart and a tiny amount of glossy accent on the hair charm finished it off.

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I will upload this project to the MFT Sketch Challenge #367 and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Patterned paper.

I hope you like my card and will return son for more love themed fun.

See you soon,



Flurry of thanks card set

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday and I am back with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #63.

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I needed some thank you cards to send to my friends and I knew I wanted to play with alcohol inks for the pink challenge. I used pink shades of inks and a bit of gold and pearl mixative. This is the design I came up with.

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I gold heat embossed the beautiful snowflakes from the NND Beautiful blizzards stamp set. I cut the embossed alcohol ink backgrounds with a stitched rectangle die and gave it a gold mat.

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I used 2 different embossing powders and 2 different gold cardstocks to match the embossing.

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Then I adhered the panels to the a stitched scalloped frame from Frames and tags.

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The sentiment is a Simon Says Stamp die cut several times from white cardstock, golden cardstock and white glossy cardstock. I stacked them together and adhered to the card front.

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I hope you like my set of cards and you got inspired to play along the Inky Paws Challenge #63. Hope to see your creations there. You have until Friday (19th Jan) to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


Thanks for stopping by, see you soon with another fun project.

Have a lovely day,



Heavenly sweet

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Foreword: I have decided to start a Love Themed Card Series after seeing how much you liked the Halloween and Holiday one last year. This is my first card within the series. Enjoy!

Hello Everyone,

It is finally weekend and I managed to put together a card I dreamt of 2 days ago. I imagined a very colourful and sparkly card with lots of cupcakes for the Lawnfawnatics challenge #20 Fun with food.

Here is the outcome:

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I started with stencilling the clouds with distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I used another stencil (Honey Bee Stamps) for the sun rays and before removing the stencil I sprayed Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz over it for a subtle sparkle. I ran it through the Big Shot with a stitched rectangle die to give it a nice finished look.

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Then I stamped my custom sentiment using Owen’s ABC and Guava ink from Lawn Fawn. The rest of it is from the Baked with love stamp set, stamped in black. When the stamping was all done, I die cut the panel with a Puffy cloud border die.

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The cupcakes are all from the Baked with love stamp set, coloured with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the cloud border and the cupcakes.

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And now the embellishments. I sprinkled quite a lot of iridescent star sequins using Ranger Multi Matte medium. I also added Tonic Aqua Clear Shimmer and glossy accents to the cupcake holders. Then for the first time ever I pulled out my Tonic Jewel Drops and added teeny tiny dots to the cupcakes as little sprinkles or icing. I am in love with the end result, it is just gorgeous!

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I will submit this card to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #20.

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

See you soon,


Something to make you happy

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a quick post (as the second for today) to share a simple design I created for the MFT Sketch Challenge this week.

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Before I started with the card I had to find the patterned paper I envisioned in my head. It was not easy but I came across this one from a  Pink and Main set and found matching cardstock too.

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I die cut 3 pierced hearts and glued them on the patterned paper which I trimmed down a little bit. I die cut the word Happy from the Happy birthday to you die-namics 3 times from white cardstock and once from black. I tacked them together offsetting the black one to look like shadow.

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I also heat embossed a sentiment from the All smiles stamp set on a black banner and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

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A few clear sequins finished off this simple design.

I will upload this to the MFT Sketch Challenge 366.

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

See you soon,


Inky Paws Challenge #63

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge and it is all for the pink lovers out there 🙂

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For my card I created a watercolour background using Zig Color Real Brush markers, just scribbling some on Bristol Smooth cardstock and swiping it with a wet baby wipe. I love the ease and beauty of this technique. I also distressed it with water droplets and dabbed it off with a paper towel. When it was all dry, I die cut a stitched rectangle from it and used the Mama  Elephant starry backgrounds cover plate to cut the little stars. I backed this with some silver glitter paper.

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I then stamped and coloured the kitties from the Newton’s Christmas cuddles stamp set using Copic markers and simple shading. I used the coordinating dies to cut my couple. I also die cut a stitched snowbank and a picket fence (Lawn Fawn dies) from white cardstock.

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The sentiment is partly die cut from vellum and pink foil cardstock (Simon Says Stamp die) and stamped on the bottom of the snowbank (MFT You are a star stamp set).

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I assembled the card, I used 3D foam tape to pop up the kitties. As a finishing touch I used glossy accent on the scarves and a mini pompom on the cap. Prefect for Valentine’s Day.

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I hope you like my card and got inspired to play along with us on the Inky Paws Challenge. You have 2 weeks to link up your project and you might be the lucky one to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Design online store.

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I will also link this project up on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge Something New (as the die cut sentiment is new to me).

Have a wonderful week,



MFT Sketch Challenge 365

Hello Everyone,

I am back again with another card design I created based on the MFT Sketch Challenge 365.

When I saw the sketch I thought of rainbow masked circles using distress inks. So that it what I did on a stitched rectangle piece of Bristol paper and a 1.5 inch circle die mask. I sponged all the colours i chose for the card and spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer spritz for a distressed look and some sparkle.

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I die cut the word Happy 2 times, once from black and once from silver glitter cardstock. I layered them on top of each other slightly offset.

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I heat embossed a Joy Clair sentiment on a black strip in white.

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To finish this very colourful but simple card, I sprinkled some iridescent jewels from Lucy`s Little Things all over. It gave the festive look I was going for with this New Year card.

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I will upload this card to the MFT Sketch Challenge 365, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Something new and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

I hope you like it and will return soon.

See you,


Dreamy card for IPC#62

Happy 1st January for Everyone!

My first post of 2018 will be a dreamy card I made for the current Inky Paws Challenge #62, with the use of these gorgeous colours! I just love the soft feel of these colours together and the inspirational photo reminded me of the Newton`s Naptime stamp set.

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So I started with stamping and colouring the image with Copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I added some Spectrum Noir clear shimmer to some parts of those fluffy blankets, to make it even cuter.

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I die cut a stitched rectangle from lavender cardstock and ran it through the big shot machine with a beautiful background die from Simon Says Stamp. I also cut a stitched thinner strip (MFT die) from aqua cardstock as a backdrop for my napping kitty.

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The sentiment i stamped on a white cloud in black. When I assembled the card I added 3D foam tape to the kitty and the cloud for more dimension.

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I hope you like this snuggly card and got inspired to play along with us. You still have plenty of time until Friday 5th January. You may be the random winner of a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton`s Nook Designs online store.


See you soon with more fun projects.

Have a lovely day,