Thursday, October 4, 2018

World Space Week Blog Hop (WSW day 1)

Hello everyone!! :o)

Welcome to a special annual (and first) blog hop: World Space Week Blog Hop. :o)

I've invited some of my crafty friends whom I admire greatly to hop along with me, and I have some amazing sponsors lined up with gifts to give away to You! :o)

Aim of the hop is to celebrate World Space Week (WSW)an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The UN declared in 1999 that WSW will be held each year from October 4 – October 10

"These dates commemorate two events:
October 4, 1957: Launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1, thus opening the way for space exploration
October 10, 1967: The signing of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activites of States in the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies."

Find out more about WSW on the official WSW page.

Our other aims are to inform other crafters and visitors of our blogs about WSW, to share some inspiration with our space themed projects and to encourage You to create Space themed projects, and most important, to HAVE FUN. :o)

EACH year WSW has different theme to celebrate and this year's theme is Space Unites the World.

Previous two years, I've organized various activities for students in a school I worked at. This year, I'm celebrating here on my blog with my crafty friends and You. :o)

This blog hop is a part of WSW 2018 celebration and is listed as an event on an official WSW 2018 event list: event ID 19673 (here).

No personal data from this blog hop and giveaway will be shared on official WSW 2018 event list neither shared with any other party.

Theme of our today's blog hop is SPACE. I've created couple Space themed cards, but won't share them all today. I'll share them through this WSW week here on my blog. For today's hop I've choose this one: Say Yes to New Adventures Card. :o)

I totally agree with a sentiment. :o)

For my card I used stamps from two Jane's Doodles stamp sets: an image from 'To The Moon' stamp set and the sentiment from 'Happy Camper' stamp set.

I was inspired with my first Galaxy Star Background card I made last month (if you like, you can find it here).

How I made my card...

I colored a background in watercolor technique using Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch and Black Soot. I used thick watercolor paper for it. When I was satisfied with the color, I blended edges with Black Soot Distress Ink to get more dramatic look.

After drying, I heat embossed in white the sentiment directly on the colored panel. Then I splattered the panel with white tempera color mixed with water. I smeared a bit of the white tempera color here and there where I wanted to get lighter parts of the Galaxy Sky. After drying, I glued the panel on a black side folded card base and drew couple shiny stars with white pigment ink and white gel pen.

Next up was a rocket. I stamped the rocket on a watercolor paper and colored it in watercolor technique using Distress Inks. I decided to use same colors for my rocket as for my galaxy. I was a bit afraid at the begining, how will it look, but I love this "monochromatic" look in the middle.

After drying, I fussy cut the rocket and traced edges with a black marker. To make the image thicker (the watercolor paper I used for the image is thinner than the paper I used for the background) I stamped another rocket on a white cardstock paper scrap, fussy cut it, traced edges with black marker and glued the colored rocket over it.

I glued some foam on the back of the rocket, glued it on the card base, added some white highlights and my card was finished. :o)

I really like how my card turned out. :o) Check that tiny heart above the sentiment... That's a splatter!!! :o)

At the bottom of this post you can find card measurements and detailed supply list for my today's card.


Fantastic artists, designers and companies are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity.

These are the prizes they have sponsored:

Thank you sponsors!! 

I'm also giving away Jane’s Doodles ‘To The Moon’ stamp set to one lucky winner.

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.

9 prizes will be given away to 9 winners.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop

After commenting, return back to my blog and add your name to Inlinkz, but prior you do, please read giveaway terms, rules and privacy notice shared at the bottom of this post below Inlinkz.

Giveaway (Inlinkz) closes on October 10th, 2018, 11:55 PM CEST (UTC +2).

Winners’ names will be announced on my blog on October 14th, 2018, during the day. Winners have to confirm prizes by Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +2).

Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn. Read more at the bottom of this post below Inlinkz (giveaway terms, rules and privacy notice).

Now I'm sending you off to hop. Thanks to all amazing Ladies who have joined me in this hop, for your tremendous help and support. This couldn't be done without you. 

Blog hop order:

If there is any broken link along the hop, please return back here.

Update: broken links Sue and Tina are fixed (October 4th, 2018, 8:14 PM, CEST)

Link to this post will be in a right siedbar (Featured Post), until the Blog Hop ends.

Would you like to share your Space themed projects with us? Share them on social medias using hashtags #worldspaceweekbloghop, #wswbloghop, #wswbloghop2018 so we can easily find you and see your creations. Note: this is for fun only and to inspire each other. No prizes are given.

Thank you for visiting. I hope you'll enjoy the hop and get inspired. :o) Happy hopping and good luck to all!!! :o) 





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  • This blog hop is a part of WSW 2018 celebration and is listed as an event on an official WSW 2018 event list.
  • Event ID 19673 (here).
  • No personal data from this blog hop and giveaway will be shared on official WSW 2018 event list neither shared with any other party.

  • To enter the giveaway, you have to hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop.
  • After commenting, return back to this blog and add your name to Inlinkz.

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  • Only one entry per person!
  • Double entries will be removed.
  • Entries who don't leave comment on each blog hop stop will be removed and won't be entered to the random draw.
  • If you entered your name to the Inlinkz and changed your mind, you can remove your entry by yourself, as the Inlinkz provides that option. If any technical difficulty occurs you should contact me and I'll delete your link through my Inlinkz account or contact Inlinkz by yourself.

  • Inlinkz opens October 4th, 2018, 8:00 PM CEST (UTC +2).
  • Inlinkz closes October 10th, 2018, 11:55 PM CEST (UTC +2).

  • I will permanently delete all Inlinkz entries from this posts latest one month after the giveaway is closed and winner's names announced on this blog.
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  • 9 prizes will be given away to 9 winners.
  • Prizes can't be exchanged for money.

  • Winners will be randomly picked using from all entries to Inlinkz.
  • Winners' names (they provided) will be announced in winners post here on my blog on Sunday, October 14th, 2018, during the day.
  • Winners have to confirm prizes by Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 11:59 PM CEST (UTC +2).
  • Unconfirmed prizes will be redrawn and new winners' names announced on my blog on October 21st, 2018, during the day.
  • Prizes will be redrawn until all prizes given away.

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List of supplies Say Yes to New Adventures Card:
  • Jane's Doodles 'To The Moon' stamp set
  • Jane's Doodles 'Happy Camper' stamp set
  • black cardstock paper
  • SK thick watercolor paper (background)
  • watercolor paper (image)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tsukineko VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad
  • WOW! Embossing Powderer (Opaque Bright White, Regular, WL01R)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Inks:
    • night sky: Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Black Soot
    • rocket: Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch
  • AERO tempera color (white 110)
  • Uniball Singo White Pigment Ink
  • Uniball Signo White gel pen
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foam squares, 2 mm thick
  • acrylic block
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • scissors
  • bone folder
  • Ranger Heat It Tool
  • Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
  • Marabu rounded fine paint brush no. #0
  • powder bag
  • dry cloth
  • paper towels
  • water
Card measurements: 146 mm x 95 mm (5 3/4" x 3 3/4")


  1. I've been looking for inspiration for inky galaxy backgrounds so this is fabulous. I love all things 'space' themed and your card is beautiful (the salty ocean watercolour is lovely and I can imagine it with seedless preserves for purple too). Lovely inspiration. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

  2. oh wow!
    your card is super awesome!
    Love backround!
    its so cool!
    this is so great blog hop!

  3. I simply love your coloring. Would definitely love to see you color in a video.
    Your card is awesome :)
    ~ Priyanka Kantak

  4. Hi Milka. You have the coolest happenings on your blog. What a fun event. Love your card. Very cool background and love that space ship. Off to hop. Hugz

  5. That was a fabulous and fun hop. Thanks to everyone for their out of this world creations. Hugz

  6. Your galaxy is so beautiful, Milka! And Jane's rocket fits perfectly there!

  7. What a very special hop you have here! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! That background is amazing! And your splatter booboo of a heart wow that is so awesome too! I am looking forward to all the creations to come after leaving this message!

  8. Love this unique and fabulous hop, some of the posts reminded me about star gazing at Arizona, we have the opportunity to look at the space with super microscope, it was an amazing experience.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation too! : )

  9. Hey Milka! You always come up with excellent ideas and events with such wonderful and talented craters! Really enjoyed the fun hop with such different galaxy backgrounds! Each of the work is magical!
    I simply adore your fabulous background and cute spaceship! Thanks to all fabulous sponsors too!

  10. What a wonderful card Milka...I really love how you have created the galaxy wonderful... I really enjoyed the hop so much.. Really enjoyed so many space cards at one shot.. Loved it totally. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  11. Your galaxy is so gorgeous!! I have painted a few galaxies myself so far but yours has given me great color inspiration! :)

  12. Wow amazing card Milka! I reallu love your galaxy, it is stunning and the image is so perfect for this image! xx

  13. Uau, the stary sky is awesome! And the sentiment too!

  14. THIS is amazing. How gorgeous...the contrast in colors is fabulous.
    Thanks so much for organizing this hop Milka!

  15. This is very interesting theme for a blog hop ! Thank you for letting us know about WSW and organizing this hop :) I loved the Galaxy background and the monochromatic rocket !

  16. Love your beautiful sky and shooting rocket! This is a fun and unique hop!

  17. Such interesting hop, Milka! And yes, Space might Unite the World... I hope this! :)
    A lot of fab sponsors for the hop, yay! :D Thanks for the chance!
    Your card is just a delight, that open space is just amazing with the Black Soot D.I. showing the blue!!! Love very much the rocket with that fabulous sentiment!! Another very accurate card as is your personal mark!
    Hugs, have a lovely weekend!

  18. What a wonderful week to celebrate and i love your colors!

  19. Great card! I love the space background! I love Jane’s Doodles, she has such great products! I own both those sets and love them! What a great hop!

  20. Uauuu, kako krasna voščilnica. Prekrasno zvezdno nebo si ustvarila. Zelo mi je všeč.

  21. Wow! What a gorgeous space card! Fabulous galaxy background with the beautiful white splatters and blue shades! And a lovely space rocket! Perfect card :) It was great hopping along, came across so many wonderful inspirations! Thank you team for everything, I wanna make one too now!!

  22. Your card is really cool! :) I'm excited to see the rest of the talent on the hop.

  23. The galaxy background is equally stunning as your previous galaxy card. I would love to try this..

  24. Thanks for this lovely blog hop.. never knew we had so many ways of created galaxy backgrounds and the space looks really a beautiful world with all these creations designers .

  25. The patch of blue looks stunning against the dark background. I always come to know of such informative initiatives from your blog. Last time it was about bees this time space. Another chance to lrale new things. The hop was fun!

  26. I love your little rocket and the great blue color! This is adorably ute!

  27. A spectacular space-themed card, Milka! Your galaxy/rocket...WOW! Perfect for your sentiment! Thank you ever so much for celebrating Space Week with this hop. The inspiration truly is out-of-this-world!

  28. This is amazing Milka, am blown away with your skills!! You have not only inspired me with your cards but also by celebrating the days and weeks I had no clue about. This is real blogging.. teaching others.

  29. Happy World Space Week!!! Thanks Milka because I've never heard about this celebration and I think it's an amazing event and very interesting!
    Thank you so much for hosting this great hop full of cool inspiration!
    Love your card. Your background and your colouring technique are simply breathless!!!
    I've commented to all the blog posts as Arianna Barbara and on Tina Pavlovic's post as raggiodiluce82 (it's my ID on Wordpress blogs).

  30. Well this was a joy to discover. I did not realize that Space Week was a thing, nor did I know about many of these stamp sets. I'm also being introduced to a bunch of new crafters, so this is just a win-win-win situation from my perspective. Your card is lovely. I love your color choices, and the adventure sentiment. It expresses how space makes me feel. Thanks for sharing your art and putting this together; I can't wait to see what the rest of the hop has in store!

  31. This is a wonderful card for the World Space Week celebration. Your background is out of this world! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  32. Wow..what a stunning BG!!! It's breathtakingly beautiful MilKa. Thanks fkr sharing your techniques with us. Your coloring is wonderful. Such an interesting celebration that I never heard before. Happy world space week!!!

  33. I love your space looks amazing. Glad you're having this hop...our family loves space.

  34. I can’t believe it ! I’m back from the hop and I’ve hit the inlinkz button but it didn’t work. By the time I refresh my page and try again, it was too late !!!!!!!!! 🤬😡😭 Anyway... Thanks Milka for this fun blog hop ! I’ve discovered great Cardmakers thanks to you. I hope to see you next year. Love, Marjorie

  35. oh Milka, this background looks just fabulous - thanks for having me



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