Welcome to YoungCraftersUnite Blog Hop!



If you are blog hopping then you landed here from the talented Faith Abigail.ย  But if you are lost or want to start from the beginning please visit the main site here.


Now, if you are wondering why I am participating to a “YOUNG” crafters blog hop then I must tell you that crafting makes me feel like a kid. Can you think of anything more refreshing than gluing your fingers with adhesive, having ink all over your table, glitter in your face and tons of markers in your drawers?! and have I mentioned ribbon?… and the buttons? Crafting has been, is and will always be my way to relax and feel creative!


Blog hop’s theme is “favorite things”.ย  If you visit my blog, seen my cards and watched my videos you know by now that I love my scissors, embossing and my distress inks. So how could I not use all of them to create a card for the blog hop.


How-to card videos is another favorite of mine so sit back and enjoy the making of the above card.


I thought I also share one of my favorite projects, I made a while back.ย  Make sure to click here to see a how-to video on this card as well!



Thank you for visiting my blog! Make sure to check out the blogs that follow for some jaw dropping creations and for a chance to win! Randomly selected commentators will have the opportunity to win prizes from Simon Says Stamp, Paper Smooches and Lawn Fawn.


Next blog hop stop is talented Heather.


Now if you have come this far down you deserve a treat!!! How about a GIVEAWAY from me?!
1. Subscribe to lilypad YouTube channel where I post my weekly videos and then
2. enter your name to the list at the bottom of the post using the blue frog and link to your blog/photostream.

One of you lucky readers will get a $20 gift certificate to SimonSaysStamps online super store!


  1. I always enjoy your videos. Makes me enjoy using distress inks too.
    Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Loved both the cards and of course your video. Your inking technique is fantastic to watch…I can’t ever get mine to a consistency like you do so I really enjoy watching your videos. :))

  3. I love how you made the lanterns look like they’re glowing/shining! How nice of you to offer a giveaway too, I might enter myself, actually =) Thank you so much for joining our bloghop!

  4. I am sitting here is absolute amazement at your coloring!!! These lanterns look amazing – I dont think I’ve ever seen them “shine” so brightly by anyone else!!! Fabulousness!!!!

  5. Your cards are full of colour! I enjoy watching how you made them but it’s impossible for me to do something similar!!! I need to practice more ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. I’ve been subscribing to your You Tube videos from the beginning and LOVE the projects you make. You’re like a distress ink queen!! Thanks for another great card today.

  7. Hi Vicky, I always, always, always love your cards – I always have! And this one is no exception – the colours are wonderful and the sentiment really pops! I’m already subscribed to your videos!
    Thanks for sharing, and for being so generous ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  8. Awesome cards! Your coloring is amazing. I am now subscribing to your videos:) Can’t wait for more. TFS. Having fun hopping with you today. I am #58:)
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

  9. I love your techniques and I’ve become less fearful of paper piecing, thanks to you! Enjoy your day and thanks for the bonus video (I look forward to them each week!)

  10. Fantastic cards! I love your use of distress inks, thanks for the video and the amazing giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. I don’t know how to do those things, so I guess I won’t win YOUR prize. I like your coloring!!!

  12. I just love watching your videos and your cards are the BEST! I wish I was able to distress cards like you, you make it look so easy. Do you use glossy paper when you are doing it? Thanks for the bonus card this week.

  13. This is totally cute… Loved it…!! I dont have any distress Inks as am totally new to this whole thing but u gave distressing a whole new meaning… Love it… TFS


  14. Another fabulous card and video, Vicky! You have such amazing talent with distress inks. I find that half the I use them, they don’t turn out for me, or rather, I don’t use them properly! But people like you and Jill Foster and Britta make me want to keep at it. Great job!

  15. I love this card and video. Thanks so much for sharing the video so we can see your technique, I never considered using a sponge dabber with the distress ink, it would give much better control for small areas. I’m still learning with distress inks so I really like seeing people use them so I can discover new ideas. For instance I love the glow behind your lanterns! That is just brilliant! ๐Ÿ™‚ This card makes me really want the lunar lights set from lawn fawn as well, it is one I do not have….yet! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to start following your blog and the lily pad you tube channel for future inspiration.

  16. Awesome card! I love your distress ink coloring! I just got the Lunar Lantern set in the mail this week… Can’t wait to use it! Very inspiring!

  17. It was so exciting this week to have an extra video!! Thanks for bringing wonderful inspiring projects to the world each week in your videos! You are such an inspiration to me! I absolutely love how to you made the lanterns really appear to glow. As always, your card is simply fabulous!

  18. Beautiful card as always and thank you for the video as well. I enjoy your videos so much! Would love to see how you set up your video camera some day. I am going to stalk your blog to see if you have any posts on a tour of your craft room ๐Ÿ˜‰

  19. I love all your videas and cards, they are so amzaing and the videos have taught me a technique or two.

  20. WOW!! LOVE your video and I am a NEW follower! I am SO GLAD that I found you!! I LOVE your videos and sent too much time watching them!! =) Have a SAFE trip to CHA!!
    Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  21. Wow, I love your work!! Such great projects and I just subscribed to your YT channel so I can watch you at work!! (darn I don’t have a blog so I can’t enter your giveaway!)

  22. I LOVE your cards!! I really like your videos and had to watch ALL of them!! =) I LOVE the color combos that you used and I can’t wait to watch them EVERYWEEK!! Have a FABULOUS 4th of JULY!! =)

    1. Thanks Larissa! Actually I am Greek and live in Greece. That means I am not celebrating 4th of July LOL but I am having a fab time being on vacation. I hope YOU had a fab 4th of July weekend! Thank you for your sweet comments and for visiting my blog!

  23. Beautiful cards and I just joined your newsletter. Can’t wait to see your other videos. INSPIRING!

  24. Love love love your coloring techniques! these lanterns really look as though they are on!

  25. I loooooved the video and love that you went through the trouble of making one for our hop. That’s awesome! I wasn’t sure at first what you were going to do with the lanterns, but gosh- everything ended up so well. You definitely have a ton of talent, girlie! Thank you so much for joining us on the Young Crafters Unite blog hop!

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