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,



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,



I miss you sew much

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a quick post as I am playing along the monthly challenge at Gerda Steiner Designs. Isn’t this image just adorable? I wanted to make a card for my dear husband who is in his monthly work shift and hopefully returning to us in a week.

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I printed and coloured the sweet bunny along with a custom sentiment I created in Word, I used Copics. I die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle die and matted it with a scalloped rectangle cut from glitter cardstock. I also used a big rectangle die to cut the pretty Doodlebug paper.

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To whip it up, I die cut 3 thin strips of pink cardstock with a die from the Lawn Fawn Picket Fence set and glues some pink buttons on them.

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I popped up the focal image with 3D foam tape. A bit of my usual finishing touches: black glaze pen, white gel pen, some clear shimmer and glossy accents.

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I will upload this project to the above mentioned GSD monthly challenge and also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.

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I hope you like my card and will return tomorrow for a fun New Year’s one.

See you,