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

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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!


Paper Pumpkin during Sale-A-Bration!

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Paper Pumpkin SAB 2018

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In the Country Card Class

Starting off 2018 with a country themed card class! We will be using 3 different stamp sets: Wood Words, Country Livin’ and Heartland.

There are 3 different time slots available for you to attend the class:

  1. Thursday, January 11th @ 7:00pm
  2. Friday, January 12th @ 1:30pm
  3. Friday, January 12th @ 7:00pm

Please email me at handmadebyhiske@gmail.com to confirm your spot!



A Birthday Butterfly

Combining three different card challenges, I came up with this bright and colourful card!

Butterfly Card

This card is made up of a Whisper White cardstock base. The background behind the butterfly is made up of using Sponge Daubers on my masked out circles (used 1-1/2″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch and 1/2″ Circle Punch) with the colours: Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist. The butterfly is made using the Butterfly Thinlits on Basic Black cardstock and Rhinestones placed on its body. The sentiment “Happy Birthday” is from the Number of Years stamp set. The line pattern to go around the corner at the bottom is made using a ruler and the thin end of the Basic Black marker.

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The three challenges that were combined to make this card include:

  1. Freshly Made Sketches

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2. SUO Challenges

Challenge #181 – Make a card or other paper-crafted project that features butterflies or dragonflies – or both!

     3. Fab Friday Challenges


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Out in the Countryside

Hello all!

If you read my introduction post, you know that I am a country girl, so when the Wood Words and Heartland Stamp Sets came out, I was ecstatic!

Here is my card using both of the sets:

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This card was started with an Early Espresso card base. Layered on top of the base is a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and on top of Very Vanilla is a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. First, the piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack should be adhered to the Very Vanilla cardstock. Then, make a knot in a piece of Burlap Ribbon and wrap around while adhering it. After the ribbon has been adhered, using SNAIL Adhesive, adhere it all to the card base.

From the Heartland stamp set, I used the barn stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Behind the Very Vanilla cardstock, I layered a piece of Early Espresso and a piece of Cherry Cobbler.

Then, from the Wood Words stamp set, I used the rooster stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it out using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes framelits. For the Cherry Cobbler circle behind it, I used the 1-1/2″ Circle punch.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “Hello Friend” from the Wood Words stamp set on a 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla and to make the banner end, I used the Banner Triple punch. Behind the Very Vanilla piece, I made a Cherry Cobbler background.

I adhered all the background behind the appropriate pictures using SNAIL Adhesive. Then, I adhered all the pieces to the card base using Dimensionals. That’s it!

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A Little Wild Celebration

Good evening!

This evening’s card uses one of the cutest stamp sets in the annual catalog, it is called “A Little Wild”! The stamp set consists of a lion, bear, elephant, bees, beehive, grass and flower along with a couple sayings: “To: From” (which is for the gift tags that can be made using the matching framelits dies), “Wild About You!”, “Hello There, Honey Bear!” and “A Great Big Welcome for a Sweet Little Someone”.

Here is the card I made using this stamp set:

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This card has been put on an Early Espresso base. On top of the base, I layered with a piece of Whisper White which I dab a little Crushed Curry ink on using an Aqua Painter. On top of the Whisper White, I made a patterned Crushed Curry background banner which I made using the Diagonal Stripe background stamp. I stamped twice, just rotated the stamp 90 degrees between stamping. Both banners were made using the Banner Triple Punch. These banners were then adhered to the Whisper White paper using SNAIL Adhesive.

For the ribbon embellishment, I used Crushed Curry Solid Baker’s Twine and wrapped it around the Whisper White cardstock with the banners adhered and made a bow. Then, I adhered this to the Early Espresso base using SNAIL Adhesive.

For the little lion, I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Pad then coloured the lion in using Crushed Curry Marker, Rose Red and Early Espresso Markers. The lion was then cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

For the sentiment, I used the label stamp from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set and stamped it in Early Espresso on Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the “celebrate” sentiment inside it using Crushed Curry. This was then punched out using the Classic Label Punch and adhered to the card using Dimensionals.

That’s it! Enjoy make your sweet little lion card!

This card has been entered into the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #300. Please check out all the other participants entries! Here is the sketch for this challenge:


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