Inky Paws Challenge #100

Hello Everyone,

I am here today with a very special post on the occasion of the #100 Inky Paws Challenge. YAY! What a gorgeous number! The task is easy: you choose any of the previous Colour, Sketch or Theme challenges and play it again. And there is a bonus link up: you can choose your favourite NND product to create with and enter it in the challenge too. All details you can read on the Inky Paws Challenge blog.

If you follow me for a while you may know that I started my crafty career with Newton’s Nook Designs as part of their Inky Paws Challenge Design Team. I was always a big fan of the theme, colour and sketch challenges they came up with and the year I spent on the team was such a fun one!

For today I chose the Colour Challenge #50 which was my very first one as a DT member. Here are the colours and my card from back then.

And now the replay:

I chose the beautiful Peony Blooms stamp set, stamped all the images with black ink and coloured them with my Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.

I used Seedless preserves, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade distress oxide inks to make an ink blended background and distressed it with water splatters. I also used one of the Argyle stencils to add a bit of texture to it using the same inks.

When it was dry, I die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks die set. I stamped the sentiment in the top middle part using the rocking technique and Seedless preserves and Worn Lipstick Oxide inks. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to make it stand out more.

I adhered it to a white note card and placed the peonies on the bottom part. I used liquid glue to adhere them and popped up the middle bunch with thin 3D foam tape. I finished the card with orange jewels scattered around the sentiment and drops of glossy accents in the middle of the flowers.

I hope you like my card and you got inspired to play along. There are many chances to win, so this is the challenge you should not miss! Don’t forget to check the Inky Paws Challenge blog for extra inspiration from both Design Teams. Fabulous projects, I promise you!

See you soon,


Rainbow flowers with Newtons Nook Designs

Hello Everyone,

I am back today with a very colourful floral card created with the Dainty Daisies stamp set from the latest release at Newton’s Nook Designs.

If you follow me you know that I am a real rainbow girl. I love bright colours, they cheer me up. And the other day when it was all rainy and gloomy here, I imagined myself on a field of rainbow coloured daisies…and it made me smile! I just had to make a card like that!

I started with a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and stamped the daisies in the middle first. Then I created a mask from masking paper, covered the first daisies an stamped again. I repeated this until the panel was full.

I used Altenew watercolor markers to add colour to the petals and leaves. To get the shading I like I used a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen to pull the colour from the middle of each petal.

When it was all dry, I stamped the sentiment on the top with black ink and die cut the panel with the postage frame die from the Frameworks set. I gave it a thin black mat and mounted it on a light grey card base.

I did not want to take the attention away from the pretty flowers so I used only a drop of glossy accents on the middle of each daisy. I love the raised shiny look I got this way!

Did you know that Newton’s Nook Designs have their own challenges? The current Inky Paws Challenge is all about rainbows. Hope you play along!

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Beary good time – IPC#75

2017_BlogHeader_x2Hello Everyone,

It is Monday again, time for a new Inky Paws Challenge #75. The theme this time is Cute Animals.



For my card today I used the recently released Papa bear stamp and die set. I stamped, coloured an die cut the images using Zig Clean Colour Real brush markers. I used Bristol Smooth cardstock as I find it helps the blending of the Zig markers. After die cutting them I added some white gel pen details, used a black glaze pen on their eyes and also some Tonic Nuvo Drops (walnut) on their noses for more dimension.


Until they were drying I worked on the background. I started with sponging Squeezed Lemonade distress ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock. Then I took the Sunray stencil (MFT) and blended some Wild Honey and Mustard seed Distress inks. Before removing the stencil I sprayed Tsukineko Shimmer Mist for a subtle sparkly effect.


For the waves I blended Salty ocean and Faded Jeans distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and spritzed them with water. I let it dry for 30sec and then I dabbed it off with a paper towel. I blended some more ink and spritzed again. When the panel was dry I die cut 3 waves with a Mama Elephant die set.


I used 3D foam tape to assemble the scene as I wanted it to have a lot of dimension. The sentiment is from the Aloha Newton stamp set, stamped on the background with black ink.


As a finishing touch I used some yellow jewels from Lucy’s Little Things and scattered them around the images.


I hope you got inspired and will participate in this lovely Inky Paws Challenge #75. You have 2 weeks to link up your projects to be eligible for the prize: one random winner will get a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.


Flying by – IPC #74

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

I am here today to show you fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #74. The colours are so inspiring and bright:


For my card today I sponged white pigment ink through the Cloudy sky stencil on a light blue cardstock piece which is 4,25×5,5 inches. I set it aside to dry, meanwhile I cut some grass also from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other. I heat embossed a sentiment on it from the Birthday essentials stamp set.


I stamped and coloured with Copic markers the hot air balloon with Newton in it. I just love this image from the Newton dreams of Paris stamp set. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out. I added some subtle sparkle with a Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and glossy accents on the hearts.


Then I stamped a sentiment from Winston takes flight on the cloudy background. I popped up the coloured image with an action wobble. As a finishing touch I added some flower sequins from Studio Katia and a yellow gem in the middle from Pretty Pink Posh.


I hope you like my card and will return soon for more inspiration. You still have time until Friday (22/06) to play along with this challenge for a chance to win a 20 USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


See you,


Big birthday wishes – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Happy Monday to all of you, it is time for the weekly Inky Paws Challenge inspiration.  IPC#73  is still open till Friday (8th June) if you want to try this sketch:


My card features the girl from Holding happiness stamp set, I stamped her on a white circle and coloured with Copics. I gave it a zigzag stitched mat for more interest.


The sentiments I stamped on thin banners cut from coloured cardstock scraps, and adhered them to a strip of peacock cardstock. I tied some twine around it and mounted on a soft pastel patterned paper.


The focal panel I foam mounted, and added some glossy accents on the flowers and the ribbon on the present. A bit of clear shimmer I added to her dress to make it festive.


I hope you got inspired and will play along with us at the IPC #73 for a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the wonderful Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


See you soon with more fun projects.



Purr-ty time – IPC #73

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Today is the start of the new Inky Paws Challenge. It is a fun sketch for the next two weeks.

For my card I started with stamping and colouring the kitty with the balloons from the Newton’s Birthday Balloons stamp set using Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and popped it up on a scalloped stitched circle tag (Pretty Pink Posh).



For the background I sponge lightly some Distress inks on Bristol Smooth cardstock and placed the Cloudy sky stencil over it and applied the same inks again. Before removing the stencil I sprayed it with some Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.


I wrapped a vellum strip around it, adhered it to the back of the panel so the adhesive does not show. I tied white twine around and made a little bow in the front. I die cut 2 banners from coordinating coloured cardstock scraps and stamped the sentiment on one of them. The die I used is from the Frames and flags die set. I adhered these to the back of the scalloped circle and used 3D foam tape to mount it on the card.


As a finishing touch I scattered some clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh) and used a white gel pen to add some details to the coloured image. Glossy accent on the balloons, paws and nose finished off the card.


I hope you find my project inspiring and you will play along the Inky Paws Challenge #73. You have 2 weeks to link up your project to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


See you soon, have a great day!


Spring card with button flowers – IPC 72

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

It is Monday again which means I am back with fresh inspiration for the Inky Paws Challenge #72.


I love buttons and I am hoarding them. Whenever I see something nice I cannot resist. So when I was thinking about what to make for today, I just simply checked my stash of buttons and found these cute flower shaped ones.


So I made a coat – I wanna say card – to go with them. I sponged first some Tumbled glass distress ink on a card base using an MFT cloud stencil. Then I die cut from white cardstock the fence and clouds, from yellow cardstock the sun and from green the grass. I used Lawn Fawn dies.


When my scene was ready I stamped the cute kitty couple from Newton’s Sweetheart set. I used Copics to colour and the coordinating dies to cut it out. I stamped a sentiment on the background and popped up the kitties with 3D foam squares.



As a finishing touch I embellished the grass with the flower buttons and added a bit of glossy accent to the collars.


I hope you got inspired and you will look through your stash for funny buttons and enter the Inky Paws Challenge #72 with your creation. You have time until Friday 25th May to play along to be eligible to win the 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


I will upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges as the theme is Stencil it.

Have a wonderful day,


Coffee card – IPC72

Inky Paws ChallengeGood morning Everyone,

I am back today with a cute coffee card for the Inky Paws Challenge at Newton’s Nook Designs. The new challenge is about Buttons. You can create anything, just add buttons to it


For my card I stamped, coloured and die cut the cute owl from the NND Sending hugs NND Sending hugs set. I love how the dies cut around the wings so you can slip anything in between.


Then I selected some gorgeous patterned paper from Doodlebug which matched the coffee theme. I used MFT Blueprints 6 to cut the embellishing elements too from matching cardstock scraps. I followed an older sketch as inspiration for my card (MFT sketch #139).


For the sentiment I used a Coffee die from Stamplorations and stamped a sentence from the NND Love and Chocolate stamp set with Gina K Designs Sea glass ink.


I assembled the card and popped up the owl and the cute paper button with 3D foam squares. A little twine and glossy accents finished off my coffee themed card.


I hope you like it and got inspired to play along with us. IPC #72 IPC #72 is open until 25th May 2018, so you have 2 weeks to link up your button project to be eligible for the drawing of 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store. Hope to see your creations there.


See you soon,



Vellum overlay – IPC71

Inky Paws ChallengeHello Everyone,

Monday means fresh Inky Paws Challenge inspiration. The current colour challenge offers such a beautiful colour combination, that it inspired me to make my own patterned paper.


I started with stamping the images from Fanciful florals (retiring, great price but you have to hurry to get it before it is gone!) on a top folding card base. I used various Altenew inks.


When the pattern was done, I used the smaller stamps from the set to fill in the gaps. I love how it turned out.


To mute the colours I decided to add a vellum layer, where I stamped the sentiment with black Staz-on ink from the Birthday Essentials stamp set. I have not found a good adhesive which does not show through the vellum, so I added a double sided adhesive sheet behind the whole panel. In this way it is securely attached but you don’t see the adhesive.


I hope you like my design and got inspired to participate in the challenge. You have time until this Friday to link up your projects to the Inky Paws Challenge website. You can win a 20USD gift certificate to the Newton’s Nook Designs online store.


Hope to see your creations there!

See you soon,


You are awesome – IPC71

Inky Paws Challenge

Hello Everyone,

It is Monday, the start of a new Inky Paws Challenge. Look at all these pretty colours! Aren’t they gorgeous?


I wanted to use the Beautiful Plumage stamp set for a while now and I thought the colours match perfectly the peacock image. So I coloured one of them with Copic markers (nothing fancy just basic colouring) and used the coordinating die to cut it out.


I sponged some Tumbled Glass distress ink on a top folding, A2 sized white notecard and adhered a strip of gingham patterned paper in soft pastel. Then I die cut the You (MFT die set) once from white and once from glitter cardstock, layered them together. On a thin strip of purple cardstock I white heat embossed a sentiment (Lawn Fawn).


I assembled the card, popped up the peacock with 3D foam squares and embellished it with a white gel pen, a black glaze pen and some glossy accents. I also added some subtle shimmer with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer pen. I think it could be a perfect card for Mother’s Day too.


I hope I inspired you. The Inky Paws Challenge #71 is open until 11th May, so you have 2 weeks to link up your project and be eligible to win a 20USD gift certificate to the Neston’s Nook Designs online store. I hope you join us in this pretty colour challenge.

I will link my project up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.


Thank you for your visit, I hope to see you soon,