Pinkies Stampin’ Up! Autumn Winter 2016 Blog Hop – Merry Mice

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Autumn/Winter Seasonal Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping.

If you arrived here from lovely Hannah at Stampin by Hannah, thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy seeing all these beautiful projects and inspiration and continue to hop on through to see what everyone has made.

Here is my project –


I wanted to create shadow-box type card for a while but never came around to do it. But when I saw these adorable little mice I thought they are just perfect to do so.

For the base, I’ve used two pieces of Soft Sky cardstock that measures 4-1/8 x 8-1/2″.  scored them both at 1-1/2″ and 3″.  Next, I die-cut a window in my front panel using Layering Ovals Framelits. I used the same die and slightly bigger scalloped oval die to create the frame from Very Vanilla cardstock.

I wanted to add some subtle ‘bling’ to my card base, so I decided to use Heat & Stick Powder with Dazzling Diamond Glitter. I took this little, distressed stamp from Timeless Textures stamp set, and stamped it around the front panel in Versamark. I sprinkled Heat & Stick powder over it, heat set it, sprinkled with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and heat set it again.

I cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock that measures 4-1/16 x 8-1/2″ and sponged it to create a background for my scene. I wanted to achieve beautiful night sky. To do so I’ve used Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum and Night of Navy. I started with lighter colours at the bottom and slowly building up the colour until I was happy with the results.

To create starry night I’ve used irreplaceable Gorgeous Grunge and again Heat & Stick powder with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Once the glitter was set,  I took this piece and cut a 1-1/2″strip from it, on the long side, and scored the remaining piece at 4″. I glued the longer piece to my base, to the back panel. The strip I cut off, I adhered on the inside of my front base, so once the card is closed for posting, you can still see the starry night. on the inside panel. And what’s cool about this card: it’s folding down, just like a card in the box, and fits standard A6 envelope

To create front and back inserts, I took 2 strips of Very Vanilla, that measured 2-1/2 x 5 and  I tore them both (one bit smaller) on one side so they look like snowbanks. I’ve added a liquid glue to the torn edges and dabbed it in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I scored them both at 1/2″ and 4-1/2″. I adhered the taller one to the background panel.


Now the fun part: colouring the mice! I stamped singing mouse on a piece of Very Vanilla with Jet Black Stazon ink. I coloured him with Many Marvellous Markers and fussy cut it. Next,  I took a piece of Very Vanilla (2-1/2 x 5″) and marked it at 1″ from the bottom, on the long side. This piece will create our middle insert. I stamped my cute carolers so their feet were touching my 1″ mark. I coloured them in, and fussy-cut them, but only to the 1″ mark. I scored this piece at 1/2″ and 4-1/2″.

I took all my inserts and assembled the card. I adhered the singing mouse on the front of my card with dimensionals. The sentiment underneath comes from the same stamp set. But because of all the ‘busy-ness’ (if it’s even a word haha) of the card, I decided to keep it simple.


I’m really happy how this card turned out. Aren’t these mice super cute?! I hope I inspired you a little bit.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is amazingly talented Jerim from Willow Piggy  go and see what she has made using new products.



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Happy Blooming Birthday With Flower Patch Stamp Set

Time flies so quick, I completely forgot to share with you birthday cards I’ve made last month for ladies in our swap group. It was a great opportunity to showcase beautiful Flower Patch Stamp Set and matching Flower Fair Framelits Dies

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For the base of my cards, I’ve used Delightful Dijon cardstock (I really, really like this colour!). And for the mats, I’ve used striped paper from now retired 2015-2017 In-colour Envelope Paper.

Flower Patch

Because I was making several cards, same design at the same time, I cut all my cardstock and paper first. This way I saved lots of time. Next, I stamped big and small flowers and cut them out: I fussy-cut small ones and die-cut big ones. I’ve used Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo and Blushing Bride for my flowers.

Flower Patch Bundle

When I knew the placing of the flowers I stamped my sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink. I love this sentiment, it’s so fun 🙂

Flower Patch Stamp Set & Die

I stamped all the foliage using Cucumber Crush and Pear Pizzazz ink pads. I also stamped few random flowers on each panel, using Delightful Dijon (I stamped them off first for lighter shade). To add some pizzazz to my layouts I added few speckles with watered down Watermelon Wonder and Flirty Flamingo.

Flower Patch Stamp Set

Now all I had to do was to assemble my cards. I really love how these turned out. And I truly hope you like them too. As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop and don’t forget to enter the hostess code for the month of July GUHXWAR6, to receive a gift from me.

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Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge #12 – Watercolour Birthday Blooms

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Watercolour Birthday Blooms

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Thank you for joining us for another Simply Sketched Saturday Challenge!  We’re so excited to be sharing this hop with you. The products used are all available in the current Annual, or seasonal, Stampin’ Up!®  Catalogues*. Simply use the buttons at the bottom of the post to keep hopping!

Today’s sketch was designed by very talented and lovely Louise from Whiteflag Designs, who sadly couldn’t take a part in the challenge today. But we hope she’ll be back with us soon.


For today’s card I’ve used Birthday Blooms stamp set but in a rather unexpected colour scheme. Since I can remember I always loved blue and yellow colour combination. Firstly, these were the colours of my town’s sports club Avia Świdnik. These were also the colours of my favourite radio station RMF FM, back when I was a teenager. And it’s not surprising that, when I first moved out from my mum’s, I repainted all cabinets in my new kitchen yellow and blue. Even a fridge, that’s how much I loved these two together 🙂 But enough of my babbling, here’s the card I’ve made:

Stampin' Up Birthday Blooms

I slightly alternated the sketch: I created landscape fold card instead of portrait one. I also decided to mirror the image, so the largest ‘panel’ is on the right side of the focal point. For the base, I’ve used beautiful but sadly underrated Delightful Dijon. I truly love its deep, earthy shade. I added two panels of Whisper White to the base: a square that measures 4″x 4″, and a strip that measures 4″x 1-5/8″. For next panels, I’ve used a square piece of Pool Party card stock and a piece of a striped pattern paper from Designer Series Paper Stack in Delightful Dijon. And these are accordingly 1/8″ smaller than Whisper White pieces.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms

Now for the watercolour. I stamped the flower on a piece of watercolour paper using Versamark, and heat embossed it in white. Using aqua painter, I added water to the petals first and started adding the colour. For the first layer of colour, I’ve used Pool Party. I started really light and added more colour along the way. Next, to add more definition to the flower, I added some shading with Marina Mist. For the leaves, I’ve used a combination of Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi. And again I started light and built up the colour.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms

When I was happy with the flower it was time to create the background. I added water to my watercolour piece. I had to be really careful to not let the colours from the flower bleed into the background. I’ve used same technique like with the petals: I started with a light wash of Delightful Dijon and I kept adding more colour along the way until I was happy with the results. Next, I’ve used aqua painter to “flick” few droplets of water to the surface of the panel. I think will never get tired of seeing how ink reacts with water and create interesting organic texture. To jazz it up a little more I used Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp some splashes in Delightful Dijon first, followed by Whisper White Craft Ink. When the panel was completely dry I adhered it to my card base. I kept the sentiment really simple: I stamped Happy Birthday from Teeny Tiny Sentiments in Basic Black on a strip of Whisper White and glued it to the card using liquid glue.

Birthday Blooms & Wink of Stella

To finish off my card I decided to add Delightful Dijon to the centre of the flower with a blender pen, as I don’t own the markers. And the very last touch was to add Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush Pen to the petals and leaves.

I’m so chuffed how this card turned out: beautiful bold colours and textures. I just love how these blue flowers stand out from their deep yellow background. I really hope you like my project too.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is Karen’s blog  go and see what she has made for you.

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Touches of Texture – More Than Flowers

Anna’ Stampin’ Cave – Touches of Texture – More Than Flowers

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Have you played with the Touches of Texture Stamp Set yet? You’ll have fun mixing and matching the floral images with layers of texture.

The textured images in the set work well for all kinds of styles, as shown in the projects above and below.

Touches Of Texture

I’m in awe by all the possible techniques and designs that can be created with this set!

Touches Of Texture Stamp Set

Order your Touches of Texture in clear mount here or if you are a fan of wood mount you will find it here.
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Pinkies Annual Catalogue Blog Hop – Tuscan Vineyard

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Thank you for joining us on another Pinkies Blog Hop! We’re showcasing lots of gorgeous projects using products from the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalogue. Simply use the buttons at the end of each post to keep hopping!

Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set

When Chris, my husband, saw Stampin’ Up! Tuscan Vineyard Stamp Set he said: “we have to have it” ;). In our home, we love to have a glass of good wine on special occasion, or when friends come over. We also make our own wine from the fruits of our garden. Chris (my husband) is very passionate about it. When he was young he’s spent some time on a French vineyard, and he fell in love with the art of making wine.

Tuscan Vineyard for you card

I think this set is perfect for collages, but I decided to use my favourite technique – watercolour. First, I randomly stamped the base of my card using various images from the stamp set. I used Crumb Cake cardstock and ink pad for tone on tone look. Next, I took a piece of watercolour paper and I stamped bunches of grapes and olive branches using Basic Grey Archival ink and water coloured them with an aqua painter. For fine lines, I’ve used Blender Pens.

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When I was happy with the results I made some random splotches with Perfect Plum and Wild Wasabi. To assemble my card I backed my watercolour panel with a piece of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I wrap linen thread around the panel, added a piece of new doily underneath, and adhere it to the card base using dimensionals. I stamped round image from the same set, that reads Toscana Vigneto on a piece of Very Vanilla and tucked it underneath the panel. Few rhinestones, simple sentiment, and my card was done. I also stamped inside of the card.

Tuscan Vineyard - inside of the card

I truly hope you enjoyed coming to my blog today and see my card. As always, if you wish to purchase any of the products I have used, simply click the images below to go directly to my online shop.

Now, be sure to hop along and see more inspiring projects. Your next stop is lovely Kim  go and see what she has made using the new products.



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Aqua Painters


Blender Pens


Linen Thread