Easter eggs – IPC#68 reminder

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It is time for another inspirational card for the current Inky Paws Challenge #68. The pastel colours are so springy, it cheers me up so much!


For today I was playing with the Beautiful Spring stamp set, and heat embossed the pretty eggs in white on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I sponged distress inks on the background very lightly.


Then I coloured the eggs with Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. I used my Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to add some sparkle to the eggs and emphasized some details with glossy accents.


 I also added a ton of tiny pearls to the swirls and a few glitter enamel dots.


The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn, I die cut it from white cardstock 3 timed and stacked them together for more dimension. I cut my panel slightly smaller than an A2 sized card, so I have a little white frame around it.


I hope I inspired you to play along with us on the Inky Paws Challenge #68. You have time till this Friday (30/03/2018) to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Design online store.

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See you soon,


World Card Making Day with MFT

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in with a fun card collection I made for the MFT World Card Making Day Challenges. They announced 4 challenge, and I made 3 cards for them. Let me show them one by one.

Challenge #1: ROYBGV

I had a stencilled panel using distress inks, not all rainbow colours fit on it, but most of them are there. I die cut it with a fun stitched die from a Blueprints set and die cut the word Smile 3 times from watercolour cardstock. I added the same distress inks on the letters and stacked the 3 layers together.

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I heat embossed a sentiment from the All smiles stamp set on a thin black cardstock using white embossing powder. Then coloured a cute unicorn from the Birdie Brown set with Zig clean colour real brush markers. I fussy cut it this time and popped everything on the stencilled panel using 3D foam tape.

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I added a royal purple mat and the usual accents to finish the card: Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, Black glaze pen and some glossy accents.

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Challenge #2: Die-namics Design

I made a very simple in-laid card using the diagonal stitched rectangles dies.

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I cut a frame from green cardstock and an inner piece from Neenah Solar White. In this one I die cut the sending hugs word die and replaced it with a silver metallic version when adhering it all to a white card base.

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Then I embellished it with some stitched flowers and a silver glitter enamel dot in their middle.

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Challenge #3: By the numbers

This was the most difficult to figure out, then I realised that I could make the Christmas card for my new-born niece early. (The pics are not good as I captured them at night, not in natural light).

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I had a little cat already coloured with Copics, I just had to add a santa hat and a candy cane behind his back. I die cut the Merry Christmas sentiment from silver cardstock and the “1st” from velvet red. I used Stephanie Klauck’s technique to add this to my card front, made it so easy with the masking tape.

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On the background I white heat embossed some pretty snowflakes and gently blended a little Tumbled glass distress ink to make them more visible. A velvet red mat before I added it to a white card base and it was all done. Just a bit of shimmer and shine to make it more special, of course.

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Challenge 4: Make it and mail it.

Ok there is no separate card for this, as I plan to send all the 3 cards out. The first one to a relative of mine living in Switzerland (belated birthday wish as she had her birthday few weeks ago), the second to a friend from IG I have not hear of for a while and the third to my little niece – actually this will be hand delivered at Christmas I think.

Thank you MFT for such a fun event, I really enjoyed a crafty weekend. It has been a while since I could finish that many cards in 2 days. I loved that ūüôā

See you tomorrow with some Newton’s Nook beauty ūüėČ

Have a lovely evening,


Mermaid birthday

Hello Everyone,

I am popping in to share a card I made for the current and almost closing MFT Sketch Challenge #351. The colours I used were inspired by the MFT Colour Challenge #77.

Here is my card:

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I started with creating the background. I blue heat embossed the Whimsical waves BG stamp on Bristol Smooth cardstock and applied Broken Chin distress ink over it. I added water droplets and sprinkled some diluted Blueprint Sketch and Broken China distress inks all over. I Die cut it with a rounded rectangle die from a Blueprint set.

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I also created the sand from light grey cardstock using the same rounded rectangle die and a stitched scalloped border die. I sprinkled it with some diluted grey tone distress inks.

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The images are stamped from the Mermazing and Beast friends stamp sets, coloured with Copics. I added some details with a black glaze pen and white gel pen, some shimmer with Spectrum Noir shimmer pen and glossy accent on some parts after die cutting them with the coordinating dies. I popped up the images with 3D foam tape for more dimension.

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The sentiment I stamped on a piece of light grey cardstock and cut a speech bubble into my background to make it visible. It all got a silver metallic mat and I embellished the scene with some clear droplets from Studio Katia.

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I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Pop it up also.

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

See you,



Celebrate in style

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to participate in this year’s Card Design Superstar Contest organised by MFT.

The card I am showing you today is for the Clean and Simple Genius category:

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I wanted  to make a very simple but bright card, which fits any occasion. I started with black heat embossing 2 of the pretty flowers from the Funky Flowers stamp set on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I applied some distress inks with a mini ink blending tool: Mustard seed, Spiced Marmalade and Candied Apple.

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I squeezed the ink pads on my Ranger craft sheet and painted the flowers to intensify the colours and make them stand out. I helped the blending with a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen, so I made them sparkly in one step.

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While the flowers were drying I made some masks from post-it for them as I wanted to splatter the background with water first and then with black soot distress ink. I used a regular paintbrush for the latter.

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I was so impatient that I dried it with my heat tool and using an MFT Blueprints set, I cut it with the stitched rectangle die and adhered to a white card base. To finish it I die cut the Celebrate die from black shiny cardstock (DCWV) 2 times, stacked them on top of each other and glued it on the bottom of my card.

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I hope you like it as much as I do, I will need to make more colour combos in the future.

I will link this up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Clean and simple too.

Hope you enjoyed and will pop in tomorrow, I have a fun coffee card to share.

See you,



Plaid and flower

Hello Everyone,

Quickly popping in before I am heading to the swimming pool with my kiddos (I love summer vacation). I made a set of Thank you cards using some great products from Studio Katia. I have recently discovered Katia’s products, and I am amazed by the design, uniqueness and quality. Every single piece I have (not many yet) became my favourites in no time.

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I started with Bristol Smooth cardstock, stamped and black heat embossed the fantastic floral image from the Thank you so much stamp set and the sentiment from the Mini Thank you set. I applied 2 colours of Distress Oxides on each panel: Peacock Feathers and Salty ocean, Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserves and Worn Lipstick.

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I went over the flower with a Spectrum Noir shimmer pen to get the oxidized look and some shimmer. As the oxides are more creamy due to the pigment characteristics, it left some residue on my embossing, but I could easily wipe it off with a paper towel.

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I die cut the floral pieces with different stitched rectangle dies from Lawn Fawn. I matched the flowers with plaid patterned papers also from Lawn Fawn and covered the white card bases with these. I mounted the focal panels on the plaid backgrounds using 3D foam tape.

As a final touch I used some Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals all over the flowers.

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I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Use plaid.

Hope you like my cards, leave me a comment which one is your favourite. I love to read what you think.

See you soon for more inspirational projects.

Have a great day,


Inky Paws Challenge #50

Hello Everyone,

Today is my first post as a member of the Inky Paws Challenge Design team as the new challenge #50 starts. It is a colour challenge:


And here is my card for this challenge:


I started with stamping the pretty full flower image from the NND Fanciful florals set with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. I poured white embossing powder on it and heated it till it melted.  I repeated the process until I had a panel covered with shiny white flowers. Then I added Distress Oxide inks with a mini ink blending tool. I used Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade. I spritzed the panel with some water and dabbed it off with a paper towel.

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I¬†white heat embossed a sentiment from the same set on purple cardstock and gave it an orange mat. I used some Lawn Fawn Alphabet die (Cole’s ABC)¬†to cut the rest of the sentiment from pink glitter paper.

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I also made a scalloped white mat for the focal panel and adhered it to a pink A2 sized card front. I glued everything flat and embellished the sentiment banner with white matte enamel dots.

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I hope you like my card and will play along with this fun colour combo on the Inky Paws Challenge blog.

See you there,