Friday, December 22, 2017


Hello everyone! Today I’m very excited to be joining to Altenew's A Year in Review Blog Hop. Altenew such a great company with amazing talented designers. And I’m very pleased to be able to show you the Top of my cards of this year. You probably came from amazing Vicky Papaioannou. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew’s design team have come up with (and also you have a chance to win a prize on each hop node).

This year was very productive for me. If you don't know, I'm started making cards in a middle of 2016. And I'm so excited to get inspiration from Altenew products, because I love them so much! As you know, I love to make floral cards, and use colored pencils, alcohol markers or watercolors for coloring. 

This year I was lucky to be a guest designer for Altenew in March, it was a great honor for me!!!
Here are three cards I made as a guest designer for them. 

Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Gansai Tambi, Colored Pencils

Polychromos colored pencils

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Altenew company doesn't stand still and it's constantly developing and it's just wonderful! These cards I made for a November Markers Release Blog Hop. I just adore their markers, because they are so juicy and perfectly blends together.

You can see my video tutorial  here or watch it in HD at YouTube.

Polychromos colored pencils

As, I promised before, here is the second part of my tutorial for coloring with Polychromos pencils and Altenew Artist Markers. 

You can watch it here or in HD at YouTube. I hope you will enjoy my video, and thank you so much for watching!

Polychromos colored pencils

Here is another card I made for November Release Blog Hop.

Gansai Tambi watercolors

With this card I won in May Inspiration Challenge.

Supplies: Bold Blossom stamp set, Gansai Tambi Watercolors

And with this card I won in August Inspiration Challenge.

Supplies: Enchanted Iris stamp set, Gansai Tambi watercolors

And other my favorite cards.

Supplies: Remember This stamp set, Polychromos colored pencils

Supplies: Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set, Gansai Tambi watercolors

Gansai Tambi watercolors

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2018 for a chance to win. Five winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on 01/06/2018.

Giveaway: I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $20 gift certificate to Altenew online storeOne lucky winner will be announced on by 01/06/2018 on this post.

The next stop in the blog hop will be Laurel Beard. If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Blog.

Altenew is running a special shipping promotion now through Friday. Make sure to enter the code at checkout to take advantage of this special deal!
FREE U.S. shipping with code GOODBYE2017 or $5 OFF international shipping with code WELCOME2018 at checkout. Offer valid from December 22nd at 12:01 am EST through December 24th at 11:59 pm EST. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes. Shop HERE>>

Studio Katia I Love You Shaker Card

Hello everyone! Do you like to make a shaker cards for St.Valentine’s Day? I think new Studio Katia Kobi’s Hugs & Kisses stamp and die set just for this fits perfectly! For today’s post, I decided to make a cute pink shaker card with this lovely bear!
I’ve started by stamping the images from the set using black ink, colored the images with Copic markers and die cutting the images with their coordinating dies. Then I blended the background of my shaker base with Picked Raspberry distress inks and sprinkled with water to do some splatters.

Next, I’ve die cut the panel out of white cardstock using new Dotted Patterns: Loops Creative set, for my shaker base.
I put the shaker together adding Cupid’s Kiss Crystals Mix and adhered it all together. After that, I’ve adhered Kobi with bouquet on top of my shaker with foam tape and attached my it to the kraft card base.

Then I cut out a small banner out of kraft cardstock and stamped I LOVE YOU sentiment and heat embossed using white embossing powder and foam mounted onto my card and my card is complete. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Dotted Patterns: Loops | Creative Dies
Kobi’s Hugs & Kisses | Clear Stamp Set
Kobi’s Hugs & Kisses | Coordinating Dies
Cupid’s Kiss Crystals | Mix

Friday, December 15, 2017

Studio Katia December Release Blog Hop + GIVEAWAY

Hello and welcome to Studio Katia December Release Blog Hop!!!
You should have arrived from Galina and Svetlana is your next stop. If you get lost you can find the full hop list below or visit Studio Katia Blog! 

Today’s hop is dedicated to the new release from Studio Katia, I’ve created a luxury gold foil shaker card with amazing new stamp set called Floral Trimmings! Isn't they are gorgeous!?

I started by preping my acetate sheet with antistatic powder and stamped the floral clusters using clear ink. I embossed the heat-resistant acetate with gold embossing powder and coloring my images on the back side with Copic markers. 

Next, I stamped this floral clusters with beige ink onto a light beige cardstock. After my background was done, I die cut a rectangle frame from gold mirror cardstock on my shaker panel using largest die from Darling Ribbon & Dotted Frames  Creative Dies.

I put the shaker together adding 3MM Majestic Sequins, Gold Dust Seed Beads,Clear Iridescent and no-name gold flat sequins from my stash, and adheired all the ellements together using foam tape. For my sentiment, I wanted to create shadow effect. I’ve die cut a word Thanks from Giving Thanks dies set out of gold mirror and black card stock and glued the pieces together and adhered on top of my shaker card. 


I'm also giving away a 20$ gift certificate to Studio Katia online store in my Instagram account. If you would like to participate you just need to like the post by the link, follow me and leave me a comment. One lucky winner will be announced on December 24th on this post and my Instagram account.

Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to leave a comment!

Kristina - You are here!
Svetlana P - Your next stop!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Little Tangles Challenge #86 Coloring

Hello again! Here is my second post for today. I made this card for Little Tangles challenge #86: Coloring.

I stamped the floral cluster from Bloom stamp set using light ink and colored the base layer of the image with COPIC markers. Then I've added the details using my polychromos pencils. After my coloring was done, I've stamped the sentiment with clear embossing ink and gold heat embossed. 

Next, I blended some light peachy and green inks in the corners of my panel and sprinkled with the same inks. To finished my card I've added a few clear sequins and foam mounted my card into kraft card base. 

Thank you for stopping by!

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