Ants in your pants Shaker Card

Ants shaker card

We had a major ant outbreak at work today. Ants everywhere… Yak! Normally I don’t care about them, but working while they are crawling over you and your desk? Nope! That’s why I needed to work through my traumatic experience and created an ants in your pants shaker card. I used the “Happy Summer” stamp set from Lawn Fawn and stamped and die cut hundreds of ants (okay, perhaps 20). I also stamped the water melon and colored it with Copics and added some Wink of Stella and Glossy Accents. While that was drying, I stamped, colored, and cut some …


Snow Globe Shaker Card from the North Pole


Because I have bought so many stamp sets during the last weeks, I wanted to make sure that I’m starting to use them. To remember which ones I’ve already stamped with and which ones still have to be used I separated my stamps into two stashes. And today I picked the ‘Cool Day’ Polar Bears from MFT to switch them from the ‘unused’ to the ‘used’ stash. The Layout idea is from the current MFT Sketch Challenge #241 and to be honest, I had a hard time with this one. Snow Globe Process First of all I stamped and colored …


Card challenges, all I see is card challenges :)

Card Challenge 1

Today’s card is made for not one card challenge, but two πŸ˜‰ 1) MFT’s Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 240 2) And Simon Says Wednesday Tie It Up Challenge The card is using 4 sheets of Amy Tangerine’s “Ready Set Go” 6×6 paper pad and the “You Gnome Me” stamp and die set from MFT. For the background I used the orange card stock from the Simon Says Stamp August card kit. The white cardstock is slightly smaller than the orange one and adhered with foam tape. Before I pressed it down, I wrapped some American Crafts twine around it. …


My entry for the MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge – Sketch 239

mft wednesday challenge - gnome 1

Today I wanted to share my card that I designed for the latest MFT Wednesday sketch challenge. It’s a gnome πŸ™‚ and a cute one! I used the jumping gnome and the mushroom from the MFT ‘You gnome me’ set and colored both with copics. For the gnome shimmer I added a little wink of stella to the beard. The word ‘cheers’ is from the Paper Smooches ‘Birthday word dies’. I cut it out twice. First from some blue cardstock that I also used for the card base. The second die cut is from a scrap piece that I used …


Way too much fun with MFT stamps and stencils

MFT stamps color challenge No 26 - 1

There has to be a first, always. And today it’s the first time sharing a card that I intentionally made for a challenge. Today I’m playing along with the MFT stamps color challenge no. 26 and the Crafting by Design Summer Holidays challenge. The Background I started with preparing my shoe box to ‘color burst’ the background. To get the resist effect, I used the MFT Stencil Diagonal Bars on Canson XL watercolor paper. Than I squirtd some Ken Oliver color bursts on the background and misted everything carefully with water. To create the sun dawn effect, I used the …


The 30 day coloring challenge Day 7: iridescent embossing paste and distress ink

The 30 day coloring challenge – day 7 I wanted to share my video of how I made this amazing background for the 30 day coloring challenge day 7. I used the Prima Marketing Stencil from my last haul, Ranger Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink, and Creative Medium Iridescent Paste in Blue. The sentiment die is from Simon Says Stamp and was included in the June card kit. Check out this video and enjoy a fun technique for unique backgrounds, including a little screw-up because I was too impatient πŸ˜› At the end of the video you saw the cards and …