Starfish wishes with Pink and Main

Hello Everyone,

Iam back again with a sneak peek of the gorgeous new release coming on the 20th June from Pink and Main. My card features a few of the new items: the Mermaid Tail stencil, the Starfish wishes stamp/die set and also the Reverse Scallop Circle dies!

I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using purple, pink and teal shades. I applied the inks with a little felt applicator using a dabbing motion. It really looks like deep see for me!

Then I stamped and coloured the cute seahorses with Copic markers, and used the coordinating die to cut them out. I added some extra details with a white gel pen and a sparkle pen and also used glossy accents to make them look shiny.

For the background I laid the Mermaid Tail stencil on a peacock cardstock and applied Peacock feathers distress oxide ink. Before removing the stencil, I sprayed it with an iridescent sparkle spray for a subtle tone-on-tone shine. When it was all dry, I heat embossed a sentiment on the bottom of this panel using white embossing powder.

I cut the alcohol inked background with a Stitched circle die and framed it with a purple and a white Reverse Scallop Circle die. I layered them on top of each other a bit offset, I love the look and dimension I got this way! I popped up the seahorses with 3D foam tape and my card was all done.

I hope you got inspired and enjoyed this sneak peek. Check back later for more inspiration with the new release.

Till next time, happy crafting!


Thanks a bunch with Pearl Alcohol inks

Hello Everyone,

I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with a clean and simple thank you card featuring the Flower Trio die set.

Finally my long awaited package from Simon Says Stamp has arrived and I had a chance to play with the gorgeous Pearl Alcohol inks. I tried my favourite colours first: Celestial, Villainous and Enchanted. I added drops of them on Yupo paper and used a felt applicator and blending solution to mix them with a dabbing motion. When I was happy how it looked I set it aside to dry.

Then I created my flower embellishments from purple and pink cardstocks. I love that stitching detail on the flowers! I added a smaller white one in the middle and a gem in the middle for a layered look. I also die cut 2 white leaves.

When my alcohol inked background was dry I cut it down and matted with a slightly bigger black cardstock piece and adhered it at an angle on a top folding white notecard. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the Floral Fringe stamp set on a thin strip of black cardstock and glued it to the background.

I arranged the flowers above the sentiment and used 3D foam squares to attach them on the card. I left the leaves as the last step, I simply tucked them under the flowers.

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

I hope you liked my card today and will come back later for more inspiration.

See you soon,


You have a pizza my heart

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a funny and very pink love card featuring Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. this project was inspired by the current Lawnfawnatics Color Challenge #46.

I pictured a little pizza scene in my head and looked through my Lawn Fawn stamps to select the right critters. I stamped them from the Pizza my heart, Cheery Christmas and Love letters sets on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I coloured them with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

Then I used the Outside in stitched scalloped rectangles die on a piece of alcohol inked background (I have a few I created earlier waiting to be used on cards). I used a metallic purple cardstock rectangle as a mat in between the layers.

I also cut grass from metallic gold cardstock with the grassy border die and ran it through again with the same scalloped rectangle to have the right shape.

I white heat embossed the I love you sentiment from the Love letters set on the heart shaped pizza and assembled the card. I used Black Staz-on ink to stamp the sentiment on the top of my scene. When it was done, i adhered it to a white card base.

I hope you liked my card today (even if it is REALLY pink), and will pop in again soon for more inspiration!

Have a lovely Sunday,


2018 Card Design Superstar: Colouring Virtuoso

Hello Again,

As promised here is my second card for the MFT Card Design Superstar contest, for the Colouring Virtuoso category. I love to colour and the medium I enjoy the most is Copics. So I made a cute little Halloween card:


I started with stamping and colouring the images from the Witch way to the candy stamp set (the older version). I used new-to-me colours to stretch my supplies, I really enjoyed coming up with new colour combos. I used the coordinating dies to cut the images out. (As these are the old dies, the white rim is a bit wider than on the newer designs. I am thinking of re-ordering this stamp/die set, since I use it often and would love to have open dies)


For the background I bounced some blue-purple-black alcohol inks on Yupo paper with the help of a round felt blending tool and blending solution. I kept going till I achieved that marbled look. I think it is a pretty night sky like this.


To set the scene I die cut the Farm fence from grey cardstock an some grassy borders from black shimmer cardstock. I assembled the card placing the witch in the front using 3D foam tapes, while all the rest was adhered flat.


The sentiment is white heat embossed on a thin strip of black cardstock and added to the top of my card. To finish the design, I used a white gel pen and a black glaze pen to add some details and also some glossy accents on the boots, hat and the bow of the cat. I could not resist adding funny eerie eyes to the cat, it looks so funny this way!


If I had more time, I would try to create something for the Innovation Master category too, but I think I just need to let it go this year.

Thanks for checking my entries for the MFT Card Design Superstar Contest. Now just wish me luck to be selected 😉

See you soon with more fun cards!


2018 Card Design Superstar: Clean & Simple Genius

Hello Everyone,

I am struggling with a nasty flu but I could not give up on the yearly MFT Card Design Superstar contest, so I created this simple Fall card.


I started with creating an alcohol inked background on Yupo paper using Fall colours. I mixed some greens, yellows, a drop of brown and copper too. When it was all dry, I treated it with an antistatic powder tool and black heat embossed one of the leaves from the Geometric Greenery  stamp set 3 times. I used the coordinating die to cut them out.


I die cut a double stitched rectangle from some specialty cardstock, matted it with a black rectangle and adhered it to a white card base.


The sentiment is a stacked Grateful die cut, the upper layer I cut from shiny black cardstock to match the heat embossing.


I popped up the 3 leaves using 3D foam tape, and my card is finished.


I will upload this card to the above mentioned contest – in the last minute I think 😀 Next year hopefully I will plan ahead better.

See you soon with my second entry for the contest.



Mermaid shaker ft. Lawn Fawn – Under the sea Card Series #1

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Under the sea Card Series! My first card is an underwater shaker inspired by 2 challenges: the Lawnfawnatics #34 My favourite place and the first card challenge at Pink and Paper (underwater shaker).

Here is what I came up with:


I started with stamping and colouring a bunch of images from different Lawn Fawn sets (Year 6, Gleeful gardens, Elphie Selphie, Mermaid for you and Critters in the sea). I used Copics for colouring and the coordinating dies to cut them out.


Then I created an alcohol inked background with a felt applicator and blending solution. I love these blue-aqua colours so much! I also made a yellowish piece which I die cut with a Stitched hillside border die to be the sand.


When assembling the scene, I adhered some of the images inside the shaker and I left some for outside to make sure thy are not covered when shaking. I also made the dolphin move by attaching it to the background with a very thin thread. It shakes inside but not too much, so it will not get lost in the bottom of the card.


The shaker part is a white stitched rectangle frame with a piece of acetate adhered to it. I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink on  the acetate itself. I put thin strips of foam tape around the frame and filled it with clear sequins, seed beads, silver hexagon sequins (Honey Bee Stamps) and chunky glitter confetti (Studio Katia). Before closing the shaker I also glued some of the hexagon sequins to the background to ensure that not all falls down to the bottom when the card is standing.


When the shaker was sealed, I adhered the rest of the images on the acetate, added some Tonic Aqua Shimmer to the seashell and the balloon and covered them with glossy accent. I made a little video for you to see the shaking (I am sorry that it is poor quality, I will work on that for the next time)


I will upload this project to the Lawnfawnatics #34 Challenge and to the Pink and Paper Card Challenge too.

I hope you like my card and will come back tomorrow for more underwater inspiration.

See you,


Newton’s Nook Designs August Release – Day #3


Hello Everyone,

It is Day 3 of the sneak peeks for the August Release for Newton’s Nook Designs. Today we are showcasing the Hoppy Halloween stamp and die set and a fabulous new stencil Flying Bats (you will see me using it tomorrow).

All new products will be available on 17th August 2018 at the Newton’s Nook Designs online store and other craft stores.


For my card today I stamped all the cute bunnies from the stamp set on Bristol Smooth paper with Versafine Black Onyx ink and clear heat embossed them. I used my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush pens to add colour to all, and die cut them with the coordinating dies.


I prepared an alcohol inked background to create a spooky night sky and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. To create the scene I die cut the cloud border from black and white cardstock and layered them on top of each other slightly offset. I love the look I got this way.


I did the same trick with a stitched border die for the bottom of my scene. I also die cut the grassy border from green cardstock.


I made the scene dimensional by adhering some elements flat and some popped up with 3D foam tape. A bit of glossy accent I could not resist to add to the candies. 



Would you like to win the “Hoppy Halloween” Stamp Set?
This stamp set will be given away to ONE lucky winner! 

Here is how to win:

Comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday August 16th at 9pm EST to comment  — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, August 17th.

Check out all the awesome Design Team Blogs below to enter:

Newton’s Nook Designs

Amanda Bodine

Holly Endress

Ellen Haxelmans

Larissa Heskett

Samantha Mann

Juliana Michaels

Zsofia Molnar–> you are here

Naki Rager

Maria Russell

Tatiana Trafimovich


I hope you like today’s cards and you will come back tomorrow for more fun sneak peeks!

See you,