New Challenge #166 ‘Vintage’ plus a Sentiment

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Hello everyone, this is a post for the new challenge at Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. The theme this week is to create a ‘Vintage card plus a sentiment’. I hope you join in on the fun!



The sponsor for this weeks’ challenge is My Artistic Adventure. The image that I used is called Beautiful Vintage Framed Woman and you can get it here.

I made a few different designs this week, and I wasn’t sure which one I loved more, so I decided to share them all!


The digital paper comes with four different framed women. To make this card I enlarged the size of the frames, and printed it onto some heavy weight cardstock. I fussy cut around the edges and then used some distress inks to try to remove any white showing on the edge of the frame. The distressed vintage paper background was created with Distress inks in walnut stain, antique linen and vintage photo. The roses are from Altenew called ‘Vintage Roses’ and they were stamped with three color theory inks called Poppy, Well Red, and Brick House. The thank you sentiment is from the digital paper pack, from My Artistic Adventure.


This image shows exactly how the four framed women come on the paper without any manipulation. This was easy to print off, and die cut with a stitched border and apply distress inks. The sentiment paper this time I also blended the inks on to make sure all of the papers matched.


For my last vintage card I went in search of a doily to really add some texture. All I had on hand were heart shaped doilies, so I had to cut it and attach it together, which I am hoping you cannot tell on the card! This card might be my favourite because of how feminine it looks. I used the same vintage rose stamp from Altenew, and the same three Distress Inks.

I hope you enjoyed my cards for the challenge today, and be sure to check out the challenge blog here, and My Artistic Adventures here.

See you in a few weeks for another challenge!

Beautiful Origami Dress Card

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Welcome again to another challenge over at Aud Sentiments! This week’s challenge is ‘Anything Goes’. Be sure to view all of the other design team’s inspiration at the challenge blog!

I have a wonderful tutorial video for you today, so you can all see how the fun dress was created! This card is such a great idea for weddings, birthdays, and just a general uplifting card.




Supplies used were: Simon Says Stamp ‘Hello Beautiful’ stamp set, Ranger embossing ink, Ranger Gold embossing powder, MISTI, assorted pretty patterned papers!

Thanks for visiting today, and come back to see some of my other creations! This card will be available at my ETSY shop for a limited time!

I am participating in the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge ‘Anything goes’ with this card as well!



Mondo Magnolia!

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A quick card to share with you today! Made for the Pin-Sights challenge.

I did some watercolouring with my Gansai Tambi watercolours overtop of my gold embossed stamps! The stamp used is called Mondo Magnolia.


Stay tuned for tomorrow, when I share my inspiration for the next challenge at Aud Sentiments!


My second creation for the MFT Cardmaking superstar!

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This card is a creation made for the My Favorite Things Cardmaking superstar contest! The TOP TEN win a $250 gift card to MFT Stamps!! This is huge!!! I would love to win this soooo much, especially because I am getting tired of these cats and magical unicorn cards!




Both my kitty and my mouse slide along as the cat is chasing the ball of yarn which is hanging from the mouses’ tail. (You can’t see the string very well). The mouse slider was easily hidden behind the wall shelf, but the cat slider I had a hard time hiding. I don’t own the MFT Slider die cuts (which would be something I would purchase if I won top 10)! so I had to use a craft knife, and the cut doesn’t really look all that good (I wish I could have hidden it).

So to start off here, I cut out all my shapes I thought I was going to use. I obviously cut out a lot more than I had used on the final card. You never know where your creativity will take you. The black spaces are where I line up my stamps.

MISTI cheat 1

I slide each stamp around until I know where the edge is, and find the center.

MISTI stamp cheat 2

Once my stamps are lined up, I close the MISTI down, and pick up the stamps! I also place my die cut pieces back into the spaces on my page.

MISTI cheat 3

I used Memento Black ink to stamp my cats. Using this technique with the MISTI I find much easier, since lining it up on the already die cut image I always end up off too much to one side!

MISTI cheat 4

To make my first slider piece, I am using a hole punch since I do not have a die cut to easily create one (that is on the shopping list if I win)!


I am cutting two holes parallel to each other, and centered near the top. This is where I will have my shelf covering up this slider slot.


This is how that looks finished.


Using my craft knife, I am going to be connecting these two holes.


Once my slider hole was created, I needed to make my mouse a little bit higher than the shelf, which would be used to cover up the slider slot. I glued the mouse onto another piece of cardstock.


Here is the mouse and shelf all coloured and placed where I would like them. In order to make the mouse move back and forth, there were two foam squares sandwiched between the mouse and a dime.


Here is the back, where you see the dime. This makes the mouse slide easily.


The ball of yarn, I felt needed a bit more to make it actually look like yarn, so I strung some thread around it, and thought how cute it would be to have the mouse dragging the yarn around for the cat to chase!


This is that top portion all finished!


I had to also create a slider slot in the bottom of my card, for the cat to be able to move back and forth. I used the same technique with the hole punch.


I sandwiched some foam squares behind the cat, and in front of the dime, and then mounted the bottom panel with some adhesive foam. The foam keeps it off the card base, and allows it to slide around.


This is what the card looked like before the stamping of the sentiments!


And again here is my finished card!


Thanks for coming to see my fun card! Wish me luck!

Could I be a cardmaking superstar?!

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I thought I would try my hand at entering a contest to create something unique and creative while using the My Favorite Things products I had on hand. I wanted my kittycat to be looking out the window, and dreaming about what it would see on the other side.



So to start, I chose the papers that I thought would make the inside of the house look like wallpaper, and the outside of the house look like wood, or siding. I cut out the window on both pieces of patterned paper being careful that it lined up. I cut the window trim from white cardstock, and I cut out the curtains from some pretty patterned paper as well. I used spray adhesive to adhere all these smaller pieces together such as the windows, because of the thin middle.






Once the front side was glued on, the back patterned paper was attached, and this was the view, where you can see the curtains through the window.


Another window panel for the outside was cut out, and the shutters would be placed on either side in white as well.



To create my “dream” for the kitty cat on the inside of the card, I created a stencil of clouds, which I used as a guide for my distress inks. I used tumbled glass, and picked raspberry as lightly as possible just to create the look of clouds and depth to the card.


I cut out all of my magical elements from my Unicorns stamp set, and I coloured them all in using a Hobby Colour markers. I also cut out a kitty who will be peering through the window, and coloured him with the same markers.


Once i got to this point, i was pretty please with myself, except that I now realized I had no way to attach the card base. So I had to detach one side of the two papers to allow a card to slide between them. At this point I had decided this would be cool to be a tri-folding card. I wanted it to be a pop up card at first, but in the end it just didn’t all go together as well as I had hoped.

The additional cardstock I added was the size of a usual card base at 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Once this was glued to my card front, I carefully measured where I would be scoring the new piece in order for the card to be as even as possible.


Next I just had to rearrange my dream sequence onto the page, and I used some of the bigger objects to cover up some of my ink blending mistakes. You can also see the kitty through the window peering out into what he is dreaming of!


A few sequins and final touches were added to the card. Since I had to peel back my two papers on my card front at the beginning of this process, the paper looked a little bit distorted, and I used some glitter tape to cover that up.


Isn’t this card just the sweetest little thing? Here is a final shot of the inside as well.


Thanks for checking out my card! I am so proud of it! Do you think I have what it takes to make the top ten in the challenge?!

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Happy Birthday Card!

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I just wanted to quickly share an adorable birthday card that I made recently! I had been meaning to make a card similar to one I saw on another crafters blog. I just loved what she did with the cute critters, and thought this was definitely what these guys were meant to do. Here is the card I made!


Stamps used were WPlus 9 Going Places, and The Ton Bokeh Burst Star. I used a mix of Hobby Colour markers and Spectrum Noir markers for the critters and balloons. Distress Ink was used in the background in Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry (Yes it was actually pink, but it blended out to look orange).

Thanks for stopping by! If you like my cards, then follow me on social media!




Fall shaker card

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This post is for the Aud Sentiments Challenge #164 “Fall Colours”. We are sponsored by the Doodle Pantry for this challenge. If you want to participate head over to the Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog. You have just under two weeks to complete the challenge!


For my card I created a fall coloured shaker card. Using “Silly Critters” from Doodle Pantry, I manipulated my image in Microsoft word, and I placed the sentiment over the digital paper. The digital paper is also from Doodle Pantry from the “Hay Bale” Digital set.  I love how this turned out, instead of just having my sentiment on a plain white background.

To create my border around my shaker, I used these nesting dies from Spellbinders “Pierced Rectangles”. I used the 3 largest sizes and arranged them on my cardstock to be evenly spaced and taped them down. I ran this through my Cuttlebug die cut machine.


This is the border that I was left with.


After I had manipulated my image in Microsoft word, I printed it onto cardstock, and I am cutting it with the largest die that I had previously used for my border. This way it will all be exactly the same size on the card.


To make my shaker window have some dimension, and instead of using the foam tape which I usually used, I went with a one sided adhesive foam sheet which I cut down with the exact same dies as with the brown border. As you can see in the photo, I used the brown border to line up my dies so that it would be exact underneath and no white foam would be peeking out. The foam is usually flattened after you put it through the die cut machine, so I left the dies taped to the foam for a few hours to allow the foam to pop back into place, and continued with my card then.


I also cut a piece of clear acetate to fit behind my brown border, and this would be the clear shaker window which would keep all my sequins inside the card. These are the pieces that I was left with to put the card together. The owl used here is from Cute Critters (Doodle Pantry), and I used there coloured image to save time. I cut the little owl out myself and wanted to keep a white border around him.


The clear piece of acetate has now been glued onto the back of the brown border.


I used a glue runner, and applied glue around my pretty digital paper edges to lay the white foam overtop. I made sure my adhesive side of my foam was facing up, since I was going to use this side to attach to the top window layer of my card. I poured my different coloured sequins inside the foam area, and glued certain sequins inside so they wouldn’t all fall to the bottom of the card. I especially glued a whole bunch of sequins above my sentiment, because I wouldn’t have wanted the sentiment to be covered up by sequins. Once my glued sequins was dry, I lifted the tape covering the adhesive foam, and placed my brown border/clear window overtop, being as careful as I could be that all the edges lined up.



Now all that was left was to put my little owl friend onto the front. I wanted him to stand out a little bit, so I put some adhesive foam to the back of him, and placed him on my card.


Lastly I glued the shaker panel onto a top folding card base which measured 5.5 by 4.25 inches. This is a look at my final card!


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Thanks for stopping by to see how I made this adorable fall card, and be sure to check out all the wonderful projects the design team over at Aud Sentiments blog has made, along with all of the awesome participants!

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