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SSS Friendly Frolic Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello crafty friends, happy Saturday!
Welcome to the second day of the Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Release Blog Hop! If you arrived here from the Debby Hughes’s blog you are on the right track.

For my first card, I created my own green leafy background with the Plantiful Puns stamp set – one of my favourites among the new products! I stamped leaves & butterflies from the Plantiful Puns set on the wonky rectangle watercolour paper panel using Altenew Sand Dunes dye ink. I then coloured all stamped images with Derwent inktense coloured pencils and water brush.
I’d planned to make no-line watercoloured panel, but then I added thin black lines over the watercoloured images using Copic 0.05mm black multiliner.

For my second card, I used the Leafy Frame die along with other SSS products. I Die cut the Leafy Frame from white card stock. Next, I heat embossed the…

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Catherine Pooler & WOW Embossing Powder Blog Hop

Jo Herbert Designs

Hello crafty friends and welcome to a very special Blog Hop collaboration with WOW! Embossing Powder & Catherine Pooler Designs. We are very excited to play along with each of the talented design team members to bring to you a fun blog hop full of love, hope & travel. We will be using Catherine’s “Love is in the air” Stamp of Approval Kit which has just been release this month for you to purchase. AND most importantly Catherine Poolers new ink collection.


You are in for a treat and can’t wait to bring you the line-up of creations with all these fabulous goodies combined.


I was very excited to have played with the Catherine Pooler inks for the very first time and boy are they absolutely amazing! I love how blendable these inks are and how well they stamp crisp clean images. Now because I was SUPER impress with the…

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Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Creative Findings

Hello crafty friends, and welcome to the Altenew July 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Lots of gorgeous new products this month. Altenew has done it again!

You should have arrived from the super talented Erum‘s blog. Here’s the full list for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog
Jennifer McGuire
Svitlana Shayevich
Lilith Eeckels
Kathy Racoosin
May Sukyong Park
Zinia Redo
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Erum Tasneem
Enza Gudor –You are here–
Nina-Marie Trapani
Virginia Lu
Sandra Dietrich
Laura Jane
Rubeena Ianigro
Lydia Evans
Dana Gong
Flora Monika Farkas
Norine Borys
Nicole Picadura
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Reiko Tsuchida
Karin Åkesdotter
Sveta Fotinia
Vicki Finger
Kymona Tracey
Emily Midgett
Kristina Pokazanieva


Today I have three projects to share with you, using a variety of stamp sets and dies.

My first project features the Circle Embroidery Hoop Die. When I first saw this fun die set, I knew I wanted to…

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Newtons Nook Designs 5 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

Maria Russell Designs


It’s Newton’s Nook Designs 5-year anniversary and we are celebrating with a HUGE bog hop.  Five (5) winners will be selected to win a $25 Store Credit so please read through til the end to find out more info.  [Just a little important note:  I know some of you had difficulties finding the comments section.  If you would like to leave a comment to participate in the giveaway, the “comments section” will only be ever visible when a single post on Word Press is being viewed. Please click on this particular blog post and you will be able to leave a comment below.  Thank you!]  


For my one-layer card, I am showcasing the Purr-maid Newton stamp set.  There’s nothing cuter than these cat merman and mermaid so I wanted to use them again.  I also combined my project with the Tranquil Tides stamp set.

I started…

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Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Blog Hop



Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Newton’s Nook Designs 5 year Blog Hop. I am so excited to be part of such a great event. I met Jennifer’s gorgeous designs more or less 2 years ago and fell in love instantly with Newton. I cannot imagine any week passing since then without creating something with their stamps and dies. Yeah, you guessed it right, I am probably one of their biggest fans!


For the Blog Hop I have created a Mermazing card set using the new Narly mermaids stamp and coordinating dies.

NND_julybloghop_zsm_06I started with stamping and colouring the cute mermaids on alcohol friendly cardstock using Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out. For the first card I added strips of an alcohol inked background to a white card base. I made the strips in different width for more interest.

NND_julybloghop_zsm_09I stamped the sentiment above using a matching…

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Hot Air Balloon Card

Get Cracking on Christmas Blog Hop

Jessie Banks


Hey all! I am super thrilled to be bringing you this post for the Get Cracking On Christmas blog hop! I would first like to send a big thank-you out to Jenn Shurkus for letting me participate!

I am really thrilled to have this push to get a head start on my Christmas cards and I am hoping you will too! If you have been post them on instagram using #getcrackingonchristmas so Jenn, Chari, and Cheiron (the ones who started this little collab) can see all your awesome makes

The Greeting Farm - Oh What Fun - Jessie Banks.jpg

I kept my little card super simple by stamping everything inside of a masked circle. Creating the background with distress ink then copic colouring the fun little foxes! Products used are listed at the end of this blog post!

Thanks for hopping along with us, I have a fun little prize for you all. Super easy to enter just…

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Ink on 3 Blog Hop

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

CaCaCraft by Erica

Hello, hello!

Today I’m very honoured to be part of a very fun blog hop hosted by Altenew, and you should have come here from the oh, so talented Virginia Lu but the full list of the blog hop will be at the bottom of this post in case you get lost along the way or go back to the Altenew Card Blog.

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop Graphic

Isn’t this banner so fun and colourful? I love colours and to do colouring so I’m thrilled to be part of this blog hop. I often colour just for the fun of it and end up with lots of images ready for card making, it’s such a lovely way to have some me-time and clear your head.

I have had the Pattern Play-Circle stamp for ages but never used it so I thought why not try it for this project with my Artist Markers

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Pinkfresh Studio July Release Blog Hop – Merry & Bright Toy Shop + GIVEAWAY

Caly Person

Hi Friends!

I’m so excited for the Pinkfresh Studio July Release today!  There are so many amazing products, so please be sure to hop along to see all the different products by the Pinkfresh Studio card design team!

PFS July Release Blog Hop Banner

I created a card using the Merry & Bright Toy Shop and let me tell you – it has my heart in a time warp….  I didn’t have much growing up, so I lived vicariously through Christmas movies and this card reminds me of that feeling!

PFS Merry & Bright Toy Shop Square

The Merry & Bright die cuts and embosses the card front to resemble the front of a toy shop – how cool is that?!  The details are so intricate.  I could’ve left this layer bright and white, but I decided to give it some color using Copics.  Instead of writing down the colors, I’ve taken a photo to give you a visual of all the colors…

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