Floral Card with WOW Clear Embossing and Studio Katia (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hi there! How are you doing today?

Just in case you need some craft inspiration to take your mind off the fact that it’s Monday … 😉 I have a lovely floral card to show you! And it’s part of a collaboration blog hop between WOW Embossing and Studio Katia so there is plenty of wonderful cards along the hop as well as some prizes to win! Isn’t that a great start to this week!

Studio Katia Wow Embossing Blog Hop

If you are already hopping along, you should have arrived from Kristina Pokazanieva and Olga Lukaseviciene is your next stop!


I have a floral card for you that I made with one of the beauuutiful flower images from Studio Katia’s “You’re So Sweet” stamp set. They seemed perfect for coloring with colored pencils and that is what I did – using a no line coloring method. I stamped the image with a very light dye ink that isn’t visible anymore now that I added my coloring.

Studio Katia You're So Sweet Floral Card 1

I used a mixture of Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils and Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils. The brands are a bit different to work with and also when it comes to their prize point but I honestly like them both! You can get great results with both kind of pencils, I think!

For my background I stamped the Studio Katia “Mandala Flower” in a light mint ink and used the same ink for ink blending from the bottom of my panel. I added splatters with green ink to match the leaves from my flower image. A few of the gorgeous blue crystal embellishments picked up the color of my blossom coloring.


While I chose a simple black color for my sentiment (to add a bit of contrast to the background) I heat embossed it with WOW clear embossing powder. I really find that using that glossy embossing powder on a sentiment adds just that bit of extra to a card design! Black embossing powder can get a bit messy but by choosing a black pigment ink like Versafine and WOW’s “Clear Gloss Super Fine” embossing powder I got a perfectly embossed sentiment. Here’s a close-up look of the card:

Studio Katia You're So Sweet Floral Card 2


If you get lost you can find the full hop list below!

Studio Katia
Ankita Agrawal
Laura Volpes
Dana Gong
Jaine Drake
Tracy Freeman
Jo Herbert
Laura Sterckx
Kaja Vezenšek
Raluca Vezeteu
Galina Filippenko
Riikka Kovasin
Kristina Pokazanieva
Rosali B. <= YOU ARE HERE!
Olga Lukaseviciene <= YOUR NEXT STOP!
Natalia Zubkova
Yaz Diaz
Ilda Dias
Zsoka Marko
Liliya Rytsar
WOW! Embossing Powder


You can win TWO $25 CAD Gift Certificates to Studio Katia Store and 6 WOW! Embossing Powders of your choice along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.

To enter:
– Leave a comment on this blog post and on every stop of the Blog Hop
– Follow Studio Katia and WOW! Embossing Powder on Instagram
– Like Studio Katia and WOW! Embossing Powder on Facebook
– Make sure to leave all the comments by Sunday, November 25, 2018 11:59 pm GMT

Winners will be randomly chosen from the comments left on ALL THE POSTS and announced on WOW & Studio Katia Blogs on November 27, 2018.

I hope you like my floral card with the no line coloring and heat embossed sentiment!

Have an amazing week! ♥

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Stamps & dies:

Studio Katia – You’re So Sweet Stamps & Coordinating Dies
Studio Katia – Mandala Flower Stamps

Embossing powder:

Wow Embossing – Clear Gloss Embossing Powder Super Fine


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) Cardstock – 80 lb and 110 lb
Black & White Striped Paper


Tsukineko – Versafine Onyx Black
Lawn Fawn – Minty Fresh Dye Ink & Green Dye Ink

Other supplies:

Colored Pencils (Caran d’Ache – Luminance Pencils / Chameleon – Color Tones Pencils)


Studio Katia – September Crystals


“Hootiful” Cards with Heffy Doodle Owls (Blog Hop & Giveaway)

Hi there and welcome!

Today I am very excited to be part of the Heffy Doodle Blog Hop celebrating their new, 5th release!

Heffy Doodle Blog HopGraphic

I made two cards with the super cute owls from the “Hootiful” stamp set and also used their new double (inside and outside the cutting line) stitched rectangle dies to create sort of a window frame for my basic scenes.

The rectangle dies from Heffy Doodle that I am using are also in EU size! The largest cut stitched rectangle fully covers an A6 (EU standard size) card front. Therefore it measures approximately 10,5 x 14,8 cm. I have not seen a rectangle die like this before, very useful for us European crafters! 😀


For my first card I used the UnbeLEAFable stencil together with some acrylic paste and Distress Ink for the background as well as the Happy die for my sentiment. The owls are stamped, colored with Copics and die cut with the coordinating dies.

Hootiful Birthday Card Heffy Doodle


For my second card I used the new Starfall stencil over dark blue cardstock. Then I added the moon and some extra stars from the Hootiful stamp set and heat embossed them in gold. The moon and heart are also filled with a hint of glitter from a Wink Of Stella pen. I used a bit of masking paper to place two owls next to each other on the branch making it look as if one is hugging the other (at least that’s what I was going for lol). Then I fussy cut around the masked images with my Cutter Bee scissors.

Owls and Stars Card Heffy Doodle 1Owls and Stars Card Heffy Doodle 2


No celebration without a giveaway, right? 😉 There is a £50 voucher to the Heffy Doodle Store up for grabs. You just have to leave a comment on each stop of the hop.Comments will close on October 31st, and winners will be announced on November 1st on the Heffy Doodle Blog.

But there is MORE! We know that not everyone can win, so we have an exclusive coupon for the blog hop readers. It will give 15% discount to the store. Code expires 28th October, and is only valid in Heffy Doodle products (not valid for vouchers or items in the Craft Essentials category).

The coupon is:  58YbSx3L

AND if you decide to order right away you can also take advantage of a promo that is going on over on the Heffy Doodle store. Orders over £30 (before shipping fees and after any discounts are applied) will automatically get a FREE exclusive Dinky Dinos stamp set! Those who spend over £45 will get the matching dies as well.

Heffy Doodle Stamp Promo Oct 2018


So, which one of my cards using the same design do you like best? I would love to hear from you in the comments. 🙂

Have an amazing day! ♥


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Stamps, dies and stencils:

Heffy Doodle – Hootiful Stamp Set + Die set
Heffy Doofle – Happy Die
Heffy Doodle – Metric Stitched Rectangles Dies (EU Size)
Heffy Doodle – Starfall Stencil
Heffy Doodle – UnbeLEAFable Stencil


Color Copy – 300 g Copy Paper
Dark Blue Cardstock
Black Cardstock

Other supplies:

Ranger / Tim Holtz – Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio)
Transparent Acrylic Paste
White Pigment Ink
WOW – Glow In The Dark Embossing Powder
WOW – Rich Gold Embossing Powder
WOW – Bright White Embossing Powder
Copic Markers
White Gel Pen
Wink Of Stella Glitter Pen (Clear)

Catherine Pooler with WOW Embossing Glitter (Blog Hop & Giveaway)


Today I am excited to be part of a collaboration blog hop of WOW! Embossing Powder & Catherine Pooler Designs! 🙂 We have all prepared projects full of love, hope & travel that will hopefully inspire you. Catherine’s “Love is in the air” Stamp of Approval Kit which has just been released this month for you to purchase is a focus of this hop. AND most importantly Catherine Pooler’s new ink collection alongside WOW’s embossing products.


The inks from Catherine Pooler are pretty new to me and I was really curious to try out different techniques with them. I have already been asked about my experience with them so I thought I would share with you what I found out:

  1. Stamping: To be honest, I was a little skeptic how these ink pads can be any different than others – but they do indeed stamp a little different! They give great stamp coverage and hence a good solid stamp image with minimal effort! Just a little “tap, tap” on the ink pad with your stamp and you’re good to go. They also clean off very easily!
  2. Ink blending: Catherine Pooler Inks are great for ink blending. I tried them on Bristol paper for my “With Love” card and also on standard Neenah Solar White Cardstock for the second card and they both worked very well!
  3. Watercoloring: I was curious to try out watercoloring with these inks so I smooshed a little bit of ink from the ink pad into the lid and used a small brush to apply ink to my “world map” on the first card. It was a lot of fun to color my image like this.
  4. Heat embossing: Catherine Pooler Inks dry a bit slower than other dye inks so if you act fast you can use them for heat embossing as well! I also tried that out on my first card and it worked well!


Now onto my first card! I used Catherine Pooler Inks for stamping, heat embossing, watercoloring and ink blending and I really like the vibrant colors I got from the inks. I also used WOW’s “Singing In The Rain” Embossing Glitter to heat emboss the “world map” and the “love” sentiment die. It’s an iridescent embossing glitter that looks different depending on the color underneath and the sparkle that it gives is really gorgeous!

Catherine Pooler Inks The World Awaits 1



For my second card I chose a simple design. I created an ocean by ink blending on Neenah Cardstock with “Fiesta Blue” Catherine Pooler Ink and also added small splatters of ink and clear water. I heat embossed a sentiment from the “The World Awaits” stamp set that I really loved. I did the same with some small leaf images which I used as seaweed for my “deep sea”. A few sequins to finish it off – and voilà, there’s my CAS second card:

Catherine Pooler Inks The World Awaits 3

Catherine Pooler Inks The World Awaits 4


Here is the full blog hop list – if you get lost along the way, head back over to the WOW! Embossing Powder / Catherine Pooler Designs blog for the complete listings of designers joining in the hop.

Catherine Pooler
Ardyth Percy-Robb
Ashlea Cornell
Chrissie Tobas
Ilina Crouse
Ingrid Blackburn
Jaine Drake
Jen Carter
Jennifer Colacicco
Jo Herbert
Josefine Fouarge
Julie Hickey
Justine Hovey
Karen Baker
Kelly Martin
Laurel Beard
Marion Emberson
Melissa Miller
Rosali B. <– That’s me! 🙂
Susan Powell <— Your next stop!
Tracie Pond
Zsoka Marko
Olga Lukaseviciene
WOW! Embossing


Each Company is giving away, woop!! 🙂

  1. WOW! Embossing Powder – Any 6 powders from your choosing along with a WOW carry case to store you powders safely in.
  2. Catherine Pooler Designs – 8 ink pads (the full “Life of the Party” collection). Prize includes free shipping (if international winner assumes responsibility for any customs charges)!

The only thing you need to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on each of the design team members blog hop.

The Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on ALL THE POST of this blog hop and will be announced on the Catherine Pooler and WOW! blog the week of July 2nd.

I would love to read if you have already tried out Catherine Pooler inks? If not, what’s you favorite brands for ink pads right now?

Have an amazing day! ♥


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Stamps & dies:

Catherine Pooler Designs (Stamp Of Approval) – The World Awaits Stamp Set
Catherine Pooler Designs (Stamp Of Approval) – Love Die

Heat embossing supplies:

WOW! – Heat Tool
WOW! – Premium Embossing Craft Mat
WOW! – Clear Embossing Ink Pad
WOW! – Singing In The Rain Embossing Glitter
WOW! – Metalline Perfect Plum Regular Embossing Powder


Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb and 80 lb Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Strathmore – Bristol Smooth Cardstock

Other supplies:

Catherine Pooler Designs – Dye Inks (Be Mine, Party Dress, Fiesta Blue)
Aqua Brush
Fun Foam
Ken Oliver Crafts – Stick-It Adhesive


Sequins (Iridescent, Purple, Sparkling Clear)