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Another Monster-ously masculine card

And why settle for one MONSTER-ously cute and masculine card when you can have two?! It just so happens that today is my boss’ birthday. He’s not only an outstanding manager, but he is also an amazing colleague who is greatly appreciated by all. And so it was that I couldn’t let his day go by without making him a birthday card.

I used the die-cut inlay technique to create the shadow below this little blue guy, which is similar to putting together a puzzle. I die cut the oval shape in the white card panel and discarded the positive piece. Then I die cut the same shape again from black card stock, this time discarding the negative piece. I then pieced my card panel and my black oval together like two pieces in a puzzle. It’s such a fun technique and the results are super in real life! I then added a few droplets with my liquid pearls and repeat stamped that sentiment on the right.

So there you have it, more inspiration for those masculine cards which can sometimes be so “puzzling” to create! Happy birthday, Tom. May the year ahead be full of reasons for you to celebrate!


Monster-ously cute masculine card – YNS Challenge #71

Hello crafty friends! If you follow me on Instagram, you will be aware of the fact that I was away on holiday over the last few days. We had a lovely time by the pool, building sand castles and watching the kids get tanned by the sea. We are one lucky family to have had such a chance, I know!

Since my baby girl still naps in the daytime, I was also able to fit in a bit of colouring whist we were away. Before we left home, I stamped a bunch of my favourite images and packed them into our hand luggage along with my small collection of Copic markers. I treated myself to about an hour of colouring every afternoon, so hopefully I’ll be able to put a few cards together and share them with you over the next few days, so stay tuned!

The first of them is this birthday card, for which I was inspired by the layout of the current challenge over at the Your Next Stamp blog.


I particularly love this card design because it works beautifully as a masculine card too (which is great, since I’m planning on giving it to my brother-in-law when we next see him in a few days).

I hope you like today’s project and that in inspires you to play along in one of Your Next Stamps’ Sketch and Colour Challenges. They are a great way to discover new and talented crafters out there, and the Design Team always provide us with awesome inspiration for us to use the YNS stamps and dies we might already own in new and fun ways. Until next time!

Bastel Traum Challenge #56 – Anything goes!

Hello crafty peeps! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge Blog Post and Video Tutorial. The subject of this month’s challenge is “Anything Goes” and you can play along with us until the 15th of September at 8:55 am MET for a chance to win a 15 chf certificate to the Bastel Traum online shop (they have a great selection and ship worldwide!)

In today’s card I created my own pattern paper through repeat background stamping. To do so, I used a few of the little images included in the “Bear and Bird Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts. These are originally intended to be slipped into the the bear’s paws, since the coordinating dies are designed to cut little slits in the bear’s arms for this purpose. However, I thought they were the perfect (small) size for this background technique!

I hope you like today’s card. If you’re interested in more details on how to replicate this project, please click here to watch my YouTube Process Video Tutorial! 

I look forward to seeing your entries to this month’s Bastel Traum Challenge. Until next time!

Featured in the Sunny Studio Stamps blog!

Hello crafty friends! In today’s blog post I am showcasing two cards I created recently using a couple of my favourite Sunny Studio Stamps sets. I shared both of these cards on Instagram and Facebook, and they were subsequently spotted and featured in the Sunny Studio Stamps Blog. So I figured if Mendi liked them, maybe you will too! 

I created this first card using Sunny Studio Stamps “Magical Mermaids” Set. This card was for my best “mummy friend”, Aenny, whose birthday it was last Monday. I cut out the little stitched window using the Square Peek-a-Boo Window Die-namics die by My Favorite Things, stamped the sentiment in French using my favourite French sentiment set “Tampons Carterie” by Miaoups Creátions (site currently offline), and spelled my friend’s name with Concord & 9th’s awesome Perfectly Penned stamp set (I think this has been a huge seller and I can understand why!)

My second card was created using Sunny Studio Stamps “Perfect Popsicles” layering stamp set. I was going for that “masculine card” look which is sometimes hard to achieve and in the end I found this CAS card came together very easily. No surprise, since this stamp set is so versatile! You can’t tell on the card, but the little popsicle is actually an action wobbler. Which of these two cards is your favourite?! Do let me know in the comments section below!

That’s it for today. I hope you are having a sunny week, and if not, consider treating yourself to a bit of Sunny Studio Stamps retail therapy!

Heffy Doodle Blog Hop!

(Click here for the Bastel Traum Challenge #55 post.)

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Hello crafty friends and welcome to Heffy Doodle‘s first ever blog hop! If you’ve arrived here from the amazing Laura Bassen‘s blog, you’re on the right track. Your next stop will be Jessica Frost-Ballas‘s blog and you’ll find the full list of hop participants further below.

Remember to leave a comment below and at each stop along the way for a chance to win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote and a set of 12 Distress Oxides. Comments will remain open until 12 noon BST on July 20 and the winner will be announced on July 22nd. Open to participants worldwide! – It is no longer possible to leave a comment on this blog post. To view comments left, please open the post by clicking on the post title. Many thanks for playing along with us!

I’m over the moon to be taking part in this exciting event. As you can see from the list below, some of the crafty industry’s biggest names have teamed up to support this wonderful new crafty company being launched through Kickstarter by our dear Lesley Oman from Hungry Heffy Crafts.  The sequence of the blog hop is as follows:

Heffy Doodle Blog

Nichol Spohr

Justine Hovey

Laura Sterckx

Alicia Havranek

Sandy Allnock

Amanda Kortkova

Elizabeth John

Lesley Oman

Laura Bassen

Dennice Watts – THAT’S ME!

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Heather Hoffman

Nicole Picadura

Lydia Evans

Laurel Beard

For today’s post, I’ve created this cute shaker card using Heffy Doodle‘s “Unbearable Without You” stamp and die set. Here’s a closer look at all the images included in that set:

The stamp set includes two single cookie images, which I turned into a yummy pile of cookies with the help of some stamp masking:

Thanks for hopping along with us! If you liked today’s video tutorial and (like me!) can’t wait to receive your first order of Heffy Doodle goodies in the mail, please stop by their Kickstarter page to pre-order your goodies and spread the word among your crafty friends!

For a look at another project I created using Heffy Doodle stamps and dies, please click here or on the image below.

Until next time… happy hopping!