Hi, there! Sorry for being so inactive lately. 😔 As you all know, I struggled a bit the last couple of weeks so I took a break from card making and focussed on myself. Thankfully, I’m doing much better now. My mojo has returned and I’m having lots of fun again in my craft room. Sadly enough, I still don’t have a full-time job as a kindergarten teacher. However, I did replace a couple of sick teachers in the school where I did my internships during my studies. It was so much fun to reunite with the colleagues and kids. 💛 Let’s hope I can teach there full-time one day. 

Back to card making now! Last week I ordered the Oh Kitty Tree set from Mama Elephant. In my opinion, this is the perfect stamp set for any cat lover! 😺 But it’s also a great stamp set for those who want to practice their coloring. In my video, I’m sharing some tips and tricks including how to fix ‘mistakes’.

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I started out by stamping the large image from the Oh Kitty Tree stamp set from Mama Elephant on white card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then I used Copic Sketch Markers to color all of these cats. I added stripes and spots with the darkest marker of each shade to make every cat unique. Aren’t they adorable? My favorite cat is the one on the bottom right wearing the scarf.

Oh Kitty Tree - Mama Elephant

After die cutting the image, I wanted to switch up my color scheme a little bit. So I fixed the turquoise and some of the yellow. I simply colored on top of those colors with red and green markers. Make sure to take a color that’s darker than the original shade so nobody will ever notice! 

Oh Kitty Tree- Mama Elephant

Next, I created a gradient background with Festive Berries, Abandoned Coral and Picked Raspberry. These colors work beautifully together and create a nice blend. ❤️ I also heat embossed a sentiment from the Oh Kitty Tree set with Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder from Wow. Finally, I added sparkle with a Clear Sparkle Pen from Spectrum Noir, a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a few Tonic Nuvo Drops here and there. ✨

That’s it for now! Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll be back soon. Sending big crafty hugs to all of you. Xo 💕

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Hi, crafty friends! Recently I discovered Hello Sweetums, a small family business based in Australia. I was in awe of their cute and playful designs and had to try out some of these stamps myself. For today’s blog post and video, I decided to play with the Crafty Companions set which is available for pre-order. Estimated shipping date is September 1st.

I colored the paintbrush, bottle of glue and washi tape with Copic Sketch Markers. My two go-to supplies or coloring with these markers are Memento Tuxedo Black ink and Simon Says Stamp 120# Ultra Heavy Weight White Card Stock. It’s seriously a match made in heaven. Something about that card stock makes blending much smoother and easier.

Cards for Crafty Friends Ft. Hello Sweetums

Because I wanted these crafty images to steal the spotlight, I adhered them to a white die cut circle with foam squares. Using a basic geometric shape like a circle or rectangle really makes your stamps pop more! I used the Nestabillities Standard Circles SM Etched Die Cut Set from Spellbinders. This is my go-to circle die cut set since I like the variety of the sizes.

Cards for Crafty Friends Ft. Hello Sweetums

Next, I took a piece of patterned paper and cut it to 2, 1/2 inch wide. To add an extra pop of color, I adhered this piece of paper to Robin’s Blue card stock from Bazzill. Finally, I finished off this card with a Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen, a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze and a couple of Tonic Nuvo White Blizzard and Aquatic Mist Glitter Drops.

That’s it for now. Thanks for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💛

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Hello, friends! I’m happy to be back with another card and video, oh and… a giveaway! Just keep on reading until the bottom of this blog post and watch my video to catch all the details. 🍀

In today’s video, I’m showing you how to create a Halloween shaker card featuring a bunch of My Favorite Things goodies. Don’t you just love these very spooky (😉) woodland critters dressed up in their costumes? They are sooooo sweet. 🧡🎃

First, I stamped and colored three of the animals from the Frightfully Sweet stamp set from My Favorite Things. Next, I created a Halloween inspired blended background with Distress Oxide inks. I used Wilted Violet, Faded Jeans, Twisted Citron and Carved Pumpkin. When I first started blending I had some trouble to get a nice and clean blend between Faded Jeans and Twisted Citron. The key to a good blended background using any color is to make sure your blending foam is saturated with ink and to never give up, lol. Just keep on blending. Finally, I stamped trees and leaves from the Modern Trees set with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

After finishing my blended background, I used the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame die cut from My Favorite Things. This set is designed to fit their Large Rectangle Shaker Pouches, but you can also use them without these! I simply adhered a piece of acetate to the back of my panel and then created a frame with Fun Foam. To fill up my shaker, I created a custom shaker mix with several Pretty Pink Posh sequins. To finish off my shaker, I die cut the frame from the Large Rectangle Shaker Window & Frame set and colored it with Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink.

Hoppy Halloween Shaker Card Feat. My Favorite Things

To finish off the card, I created an embossed sentiment v- shaped banner. Of course I also added some sparkle to the images with a sparkle pen and a bit of dimension using Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. 💫

Giveaway

Subscribe to both my channel and the My Favorite Things YouTube channel and leave a comment on this video by Tuesday, August 28th for your chance to win a $25 gift voucher to My Favorite Things. The winner will be announced on my blog. Good luck! 🍀

The winner of the giveaway is Kristina Hein. Congratulations! 💕

That’s it for now. Thank you so much for stopping by. I’ll see you soon. 💜💙💚🧡🎃

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Hello, friends! Back in July I was contacted by an Australian stamp company called Uniquely Creative. The company offers various kits for crafters who enjoy scrapbooking and card making. However, lots of stamp sets and die sets are also individually available for purchase. I decided to play with the Flying By stamp set and do some masking to create a clean and simple card. 🙃

This card came together quickly! I did lots of stamping and masking. When masking, remember to stamp the images you want to be on the front first. You can also easily stamp your images all at once with the MISTI. However, a regular acrylic block would work, as well! 😊

Clean and Simple Masking Feat. Uniquely Creative

It’s been a while since I used sparkly embossing powder so I decided to add a pop of gold using the Metallic Gold Sparkle Embossing Glitter from WOW. I paired it up with black ink for a clean and crisp look.

To finish off this card, I added some shine with a Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen and a coat of Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze. Finally, I applied Tonic Nuvo Drops. I love them! These look and dry like enamel dots, but it’s so much easier since you can pick the size of the drop yourself. 💫

That’s it for now. Thanks so much for flying (😉) by, my friends! 💛

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I am affiliated with Simon Says Stamp, Ellen Hutson, Hallmark Scrapbook, Spellbinders, CraftStash, My Favorite Things and Amazon. That means I earn a small commission when you purchase through my links (with no additional costs to you!). Click HERE for more information about my disclosure and affiliation with companies.