Tag Archives: My Favorite Things

Chap stick Cards – Day 5: Bastel Traum Advent Calendar 2017

Hello lovely peeps! Welcome to my blog and to day 5 in the Bastel-Traum Advent Calendar for 2017. Throughout the month of December, the Bastel-Traum Design Team, along with a few top-notch Guest Designers, will be bringing you lots of crafty inspiration for your year-end and holiday projects!

As the calendar year draws to a close, I find myself thinking of ways to thank the people who matter most in our lives. In the case of our little family, this includes the people who look after our two children while my husband and I are at work: my son’s teacher and teaching assistant (who will be receiving a set of handmade cards each this Christmas), but also my daughter’s nursery school teachers, my son’s after school care teachers, the school bus driver, the librarian, etc. Since our budget doesn’t stretch out to too many big presents, and my schedule simply doesn’t allow to make a set of handmade cards to gift to every single one of them, I will be making sure they each get one of these Christmas-themed thank you cards with a little chap-stick included.

To create this card, I used a few crafty products from a bunch of different brands. First off, I threaded a bit of red baker’s twine through a little hole on the front/left of my card and tied a little bow with it on the front/right of my card. I made sure it would stay put by adding a dot of Ranger Glossy Accents to it to the back of my knot. I then cut out the hole for my chap sticks and inserted them in using the “Die-namics Lip Balm Window and Frame” and “Lip Balm Pouches” by My Favorite Things. I then stamped my “Thanks” panel using the “Many Thanks” turnabout stamp by Concord & 9th and four colours of ink: red, green and grey, followed by Versamark ink and a coat of gold embossing powder. Last but not least, I cut out my stamped panels into strips of 3 columns and adhered them to my card front using some double-sided foam tape.

And that’s my project for today! I will write a short message on the inside of my cards, slip them into some clear cellophane envelopes and hand them out to those people who matter most during the last week of the year. Please remember to visit the Bastel-Traum Blog for more creative ideas and stop by the Bastel-Traum Online Shop to find all your crafty materials (they ship worldwide.) Until next time!

Bastel Traum Challenge #58 – Teacher Thank You Card Set

Hi everyone! And welcome back to another Bastel Traum Challenge, where you can play along with us for a chance to win a 15 chf to the Bastel Traum Online Shop.

The subject of this month’s challenge is “Thanks” – a perfect theme for autumn and for those of you celebrating Thanksgiving – and so it is that I have created this “Teacher Thank You Card”.

My son started school 6 weeks ago and he’s about to break for a week. He’s taken such big leaps in his writing and general learning that I felt a thank you card for his teacher would be appropriate. I have used a bunch of products from quite a few different cards in this project: a background stamp from MFT; that notebook page stamp, the thank you sentiment stamp and the little star dies from Sunny Studio Stamps; and the pencil die set from Paper Smooches.

I will have a process video and full product details later this week so please check back in a couple of days! In the mean time, make sure to stop by the Bastel Traum Challenge blog for more inspiration from our amazing Design Team. Until next time!


Cards Created with Images from #thedailymarker30day Challenge

Day 1 – Stamp by JM Creation (Colour Pencils)

Day 4 – “Magical Mermaids” and “Oceans of Joy” stamp sets by Sunny Studio Stamps (Copic Markers)

Day 9 – “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps

Day 10 – “You’re a hoot” stacked rectangles card
Stamp by Your Next Stamp (retired)

Day 14 – “Feel Better Soon” card for the best Teaching Assistant ever!
“Get Well Gang” stamp and die set by W Plus 9 Design


Day 13 – Halloween-themed birthday card
“Happy Snappy Crocs” stamp and die set by Heffy Doodle

Day 20 – “Beary Happy Birthday” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

My first #thedailymarker30day Challenge

Hello Crafty Friends! As many of you will know, the 8th edition of Kathy Racoosin’s colouring challenge starts today! I’m excited to be taking part in it for the very first time. As a mummy of two under 5’s, wife, friend and full-time professional, this is quite a commitment for me! So I hope I’ll be able to keep up. I’m pinning this post to the top of my blog during the month of September and I plan on sharing my daily coloured images with you here and on Instagram. Are you joining in too? Let me know! I’d love to see your colouring too…


If you’re curious about the cards I create using these images, click here to check them out!


Day 1 – Stamp by JM Creation (Colour Pencils)

Day 2 – “Summer Friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh (Copic Markers)

Day 3 – “Boo Stamp Set” by Waffle Flower Crafts (Copic Markers)

Day 4 – “Magical Mermaids” and “Oceans of Joy” stamp sets by Sunny Studio Stamps (Copic Markers)

Day 5 – “Winter Friends” stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh (Copic Markers)

Days 6, 7 and 8 life got in the way!!!

Day 9 – “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps
(Colour pencils)

Day 10 – Stamp by Your Next Stamp (Colour Pencils)

Days 11 and 12 were too busy for crafting, but I was back for…

Day 13 – “Happy Snappy Crocs” and “Unbearable Without You” stamp sets
by Heffy Doodle Stamps (Colour Pencils)

Day 14 – “Get Well Gang” stamp set by W Plus 9 Design (Colour Pencils)

Day 15 – FINISHED “Zen Bouquet / Zen Flowers” Note Card by Honey Bee Stamps (Colour pencils) (See day 9 for the start of this project)

Day 16 – Argh! No time again…

Day 17 – “Little Christmas Reindeer” stamp set by Gerda Steiner Designs

Days 18 and 19 – I made cards with some of my coloured images and didn’t manage to colour much more (sad face).

Day 20 – “Beary Happy Birthday” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 21, made a card with my coloured images. 

Day 22 – “Harvest Mouse” stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 23 and 24 – Kids kept me busy all weekend and I helped them colour and get crafty instead of doing it myself.

Day 25 – Another cute little “Harvest Mouse”, stamp set by My Favorite Things (Copic Markers)

Days 25, 27 and 28 – Preparing for a work trip meant things were crazy. 

Day 29 – Sitting at the airport, colouring images from the “Love Ya Bunches” stamp set by Lawn Fawn (Copic Markers)

Day 30 – Sitting in my hotel room with a cold, colouring  images from the “Get Well Gang” stamp set by W Plus 9 Design (Colour Pencils)


If you’re curious about the cards I create using these images, click here to check them out!


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!