A Little Love – Colour INKspiration #27

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I am very excited and honoured to be a guest designer for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #27!

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Here is our challenge for the 27th Colour INKspiration:


For this challenge, I chose a “LOVE” theme as it being the middle of February with Valentine’s Day coming soon. Here is the card that I came up with:

Handmade by Hiske (11)

For this card, I used the 4 different colours: Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Pool Party and Island Indigo along with 2 neutral colours: Whisper White and Smoky Slate.

For the base of the card, I used Island Indigo Cardstock. On top of the base, I layered a piece of Pool Party Cardstock. On top of the Pool Party layer, I layered a Whisper White Cardstock which was embossed using the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder and sponged using Smoky Slate.

For the heart, I used Powder Pink and Melon Mambo Cardstock. The heart and flowers were cut out using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits. In the center of the flower, I placed Rhinestone Basic Jewels Embellishments.

For the sentiment, I stamped the banner and the “LOVE YOU” sentiment in Melon Mambo on Powder Pink Cardstock. Using the Large Number Framelits, I cut out the banner.

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Loving Panda – Kre8tors Blog Hop


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For this blog hop with Kre8tors, our theme was using the Sale-A-Bration products. My absolute favourite stamp set in the current Sale-A-Bration catalog is the Party Panda Stamp Set!

Here is my card:

Handmade by Hiske (9)

To make this card, I used Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Whisper White Cardstock. The two pieces of Designer Series Paper are Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper Pack out of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

The Bermuda Bay card base is 5-1/2″ by 4-1/4″ folded in half. The Calypso Coral first layer measures at 5-5/16″ by 4-1/16″. The Whisper White layer measures at 5-2/16″ by 3-7/8″.

The Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper measures at 1″ by 3-7/8″ and is placed at 1/2″ from the edge of the Whisper White Cardstock. The Calypso Coral Designer Series Paper measures at 2″ by 3-7/8″.

Stamp the panda holding the envelope from the Party Panda Stamp Set on a piece of 1-3/4″ by 2-3/8″ Whisper White Cardstock using the Archival Basic Black Ink Pad. Adhere this to a piece of 1-15/16″ by 2-9/16″ of Calypso Coral Cardstock and then to a piece of 2-1/8″ by 2-6/8″ of Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

Using a piece of scrap Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped the banner from the Number of Years Stamp Set using the Archival Basic Black Ink Pad and inside I stamped the sentiment “Happy Valentine’s Day” from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set using the Calypso Coral Ink Pad. Cut out this banner using the banner framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits using the Big Shot. Adhere the banner to the card using the Mini Dimensionals.

That’s it! The card is made!

Remember if you want this stamp set or the designer series paper, you can do so till March 31st. You can get it for FREE when you place an order for $60 before shipping and handling. Just click the picture below to go to my shop!


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Thank you for hopping over to my blog and checking out my project! Be sure to check out all the other demonstrators’ projects. Click the NEXT button to head over to the next demonstrator’s blog. Here’s a list of all the demonstrators and their links that are part of this February Kre8tors Blog Hop:



  1. Melissa Tennison
  2. Amy Grendel
  3. Su Mohr
  4. Becky Browning
  5. Laura Kate Mackie
  6. Tricia Butts
  7. Kathy Maurer
  8. Deb Naylor
  9. Jackie Lawless
  10. Linda Handford
  11. Lisa Kmiec
  12. Kirsteen Gill
  13. Alexandra Rauf
  14. Loe
  15. Mary Trautner
  16. Sandra Roberts
  17. Maria Calia
  18. Hiske MacKay
  19. Jacqui Lawrence
  20. Leisa Pedersen
  21. Diana Tillery



Occasions Catalog Product Shares

Trying something new and exciting! Product shares!

Product shares gives you the opportunity to buy product in a smaller quantity depending on the suite that you are interested in! There are 7 different suites to choose from. If you are interested in purchasing, please send me an email at handmadebyhiske@gmail.com.

Picture Perfect Party Suite

Petal Passion SuitePainted with Love Suite

Sweet Soiree SuiteTrue Gentleman SuiteTutti-Fruiti SuiteMyths & Magic Suite


A Truly Tailored 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop


Welcome to the 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop! I am very excited to be part of fun blog hop along my fellow demonstrators. This month’s theme is all about the Occasions Catalog which just launched on January 3rd! Here is my project below:

Handmade by Hiske (7)

For this project, I used the True Gentleman Suite in the 2018 Occasions Catalog! This is one of my favourite suite/stamp sets in the new catalog with it being tailored toward men.

To make this card, my base is made of Night of Navy Cardstock, topped with Tranquil Tide Cardstock and follow by Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Night of Navy and Tranquil Tide designer paper are from the True Gentleman Designer Series Paper Pack.

Using the Truly Tailored Stamp Set, I used the “Wishing You A Dapper Day” stamp along with the bow stamp in Night of Navy ink on the largest square of the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Very Vanilla Cardstock. The Very Vanilla square was layered on top of a Tranquil Tide square which is layered on top of a Night of Navy square.

Handmade by Hiske (6)

After gluing the Very Vanilla rectangle on top of the Tranquil Tide rectangle, I glued the two different designer series paper pieces onto the Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, I wrapped the Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon around this piece of cardstock. I, then, made a bow out of the same ribbon and glued it on the ribbon using Mini Glue Dots.

Handmade by Hiske (5)

Then, I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the previously glued square to the rectangle and regular Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the rectangle to the Night of Navy card base.

And that’s it! A beautiful truly tailored card for that special dapper someone!

Thank you for hopping over to my blog and checking out my project! Be sure to check out all the other demonstrators’ projects. Click the NEXT button to head over to the next demonstrator’s blog. Here’s a list of all the demonstrators and their links that are part of this 2018 Kre8tors Blog Hop:


1. Melissa Tennison

2. Nichole Loe

3. Deb Naylor

4. Lisa Kmiec

5. Tricia Butts

6. Laura Kate Mackie

7. Cheryl Hamilton

8. Su Mohr

9. Hiske MacKay (YOU ARE HERE!)

10. Kathy Maurer

11. Leisa Pedersen

12. Linda Handford

13. Mary Trautner

14. Jackie Lawless

15. Alexandra Rauf

16. Maria Calia

17. Kirsteen Gill

18. Amy Grendel

19. Diana Tillery

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Petal Passion Suite

Add colour to this gorgeous, brushstroke-style imagery: the varied saturation in the design creates realistic watercolour effects! Check out the video below!

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The 2018 Sale-A-Bration Catalog products are now available till March 31st when you purchase $60+ or $120+ depending on the products you are interested in. Be sure to check it out under the “Catalog” tab on this blog.

If you want to place an order this month, be sure to order using this code (till January 31st): CENKPVQ9! You will receive a FREE gift! (Gift will be sent out in February!)

A Little Country with a Color Twist

Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy and Whisper White are 3 colours I never would have thought to put together to make a card. Although, I have fallen in love with these colours and this card! By far, one of my favourite cards that I have ever made. Just love it!

Handmade by Hiske (8)

This card has been entered in the 2018 Colour INKspiration Challenge #25 where the challenge was to use Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy and Whisper White. The picture below was the inspiration behind this challenge.


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This Little Piggy

Hello All!

Yesterday, I came across this layout from Freshly Made Sketches and instantly this card came to mind with the Stamp Set This Little Piggy from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog!

Using this sketch, I came up with the following card:

Handmade by Hiske

To make this card, I used pink pirouette card for the back of the card. On top of the pink pirouette backing, I adhered a whisper white cardstock piece. For the pink pirouette strip behind the piggy, I use the stamp set called Playful Backgrounds along with the pink pirouette ink pad. The piggy comes from the This Little Piggy stamp set and was coloured using the Old Olive, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight Blends. The sequin are from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment pack of which I only used the pink ones.

And voila! An overall pretty simple card to make!

Be sure to check out the Freshly Made Sketches page for all the cards that are part of the challenge using the above sketch!