Mirror die cut – IPC #70

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

I am back with some fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #70.

I felt the sketch was shouting for a masculine card, so I gave it a try and came up with this design.


I started with selecting patterned paper and matching cardstock. I cut a window die from the olive cardstock and backed it with a strip of vellum. Before adhering it with foam tape, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Deer friend stamp set using gold embossing powder.


I really wanted to use the Splendid stags dies to cut some gold glitter deer. But the die I liked faced right. I needed a mirror die cut, so I simply cut it from the back side of the glitter paper. Worked out great, the scratches of my well used cutting plates do not show due to the glitter.


I popped up the 2 deer partially with foam tape and my clean and simple card for him is done.


I wish you like it and got inspired to play along the sketch challenge at IPC. There is still 5 days left for you to enter the challenge and be eligible to win the 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook online store.

I will link this project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Sparkle and Shine.


Hope to see you soon,




I am donuts about you – IPC#70

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

It is Monday and time for a fresh new challenge at the Inky Paws Challenge website. #70 is a great sketch which inspired me to make a clean and simple every day card.



I started with cutting a piece of red gingham paper and a strip of red and a strip of white cardstock. On the red one I cut 3 windows with a Simon Says Stamp Tri square die. On the white one I stamped the sentiment and the cute doughnuts from the Love bites stamp set.


I quickly coloured them with Copic markers, added some highlights with a blender pen, some clear shimmer and glossy accents. I adhered the red frame on top and tied a piece of twine around the bottom part.


I used a kraft card base and popped up the focal panel with 3D foam tape. To make sure the bow will not come undone, I used a drop of Multi Matte Medium on the knot.


I hope you like my simple card design an you got inspired to participate in the Inky Paws Challenge #70. You have 2 weeks to upload your project to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.

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See you soon with more fun projects.


Happy Spring – Lawn Fawn

Hello again,

It is my second card for the Colour challenge at Lawnfawnatics.


I coloured the cute Easter party critters back in Cairo, so I just had to make a scene for them. I die cut a Party banner from vellum, stamped the sentiment with Stazon ink on the top. I also cut a grassy border from patterned paper and a picket fence from white cardstock.


I adhered the scene, popped up some of the cute images with foam tape. I added some details with a white gel pen, Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen and glossy accents.


I cut a piece of the pretty rainbow paper from the Really Rainbow paper pad to cover the fron of an A2 sized card. I used small drops of liquid glue under the stitching of the vellum banner to hide the adhesive. 2 little mirror enamel dots (Pink and Main) finished it off.


I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #25 challenge and the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope this cute card made you smile and you will pop in again soon.

See you,



Magical day – Lawn Fawn

Hello Everyone,

I am going to bombard you with cheerful cards today as yesterday night I was on a creative peek and made 5 spring/Easter cards. The first one is inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Challenge #25 Colour Inspiration.


I stamped and coloured several flowers from Lawn Fawn Gleeful gardens and Fairy friends stamp sets, die cut them with their coordinating dies and added a lot of shimmer with my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to the petals.


I die cut a stitched rectangle frame from warm grey cardstock and backed it with vellum. I arranged the flowers in rainbow order.


For the background I backed a white Quilted backdrop panel with warm grey cardstock, stamped a sentiment from Fairy friends in black and adhered it to a white top folding card base.


I will link this project up to the Lawnfawnatics Challenge #25, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Inside the box and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will check back for some more rainbows later.

See you,


MFT Creative Olympics – Freestyle

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with 2 posts for the MFT Creative Olympics, The first one is my entry to the Freestyle challenge.

The task is to make a winter card. Here is mine:

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I had  a fun alcohol inked background from an earlier creative session, which I was longing to put on a card. So I kept it simple. Stamped and coloured the little girl from the Warmest wishes (retired) set, used the coordinating die to cut it. I also cut a chained scalloped oval from white cardstock to glue around the girl.

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Then I white heat embossed a sentiment from the set on a thin strip of black cardstock (I used a die from Blueprint 22 to cut it thin) and popped it up with 3D foam tape.

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As a finishing touch I used stickles and glossy accents, and added some white dots with a Gelly roll pen. A few sparkling clear snowflakes I just had to add to make it really wintery.

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I will upload this project to the MFT Freestyle Challenge, to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Add a die cut.

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

See you,



MFT Creative Olympics

Hello Everyone,

I am here today to share my entry for the MFT Creative Olympics first challenge, Stamping Slalom. The task is to use at least 3 different MFT sets.

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My card features the following ones: You make my heart melt, You make my heart spin and Polar pals. All images coloured with Copics and cut out with the coordinating dies.

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The background is made with Distress inks and masking tape, and I applied some snowpaste through a stencil for the snowfall. The sentiment is stamped in lavender ink on the bottom of my card.

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Images embellished with black Glaze pen, Spectrum Noir Shimmer pen, Glossy accents and Nuvo Jewel Drops. Some of them I popped up with 3D foam tape for more dimension. I love all the texture on this card!

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I will upload this to the above mentioned Stamping Slalom Challenge at MFT.

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

See you,






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,