Wednesday, 6 December 2017

International Highlights Winners Blog Hop | Theme: Love


Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special International Blog Hop for the winners of Kylie Bertucci's November International Blog Highlight. Our theme for this highlight was Love.

Anyone and everyone was able to vote for their favourite cards and based on the total votes received, the top 10 winners were announced and I came in 8th - YAY :) A big THANKYOU to all those who voted for my Anniversary card.

Click here to check out the Anniversary card I entered, celebrating my 12 year Wedding Anniversary.

All 10 winners were invited to participate in this special International Highlight Blog Hop. Our theme for this hop is also Love.

My latest Love themed card was created with celebrating a Wedding in mind, but by using the sentiment I have, it could also be used for celebrating another happy occasion.

Here is my card:


I started off my card by using the Detailed Floral framelits on an ombre Crushed Curry sheet from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper stack. This was adhered to my Whisper White Thick card base.

I then cut a sheet of vellum the same size as my die cut piece and adhered it using a few tiny drops of multipurpose liquid glue. These tiny drops were hidden by some gold sequins and my sentiment.

Next I used 2 different gold rolls from the Year of Cheer Specialty washi tape pack to create the stripe underneath my sentiment.

The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and is gold heat embossed on Whisper White card stock and cut out using an oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits set.

Lastly I attached some metallic gold thread to the back of my oval using a little snail, and then adhered it to my card using some dimensionals.


Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
If you enjoy what I do, I would love you to Like and Follow my Facebook page, and Pin my cards on Pinterest (or you can follow me on Pinterest). 

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If you like this card, it would make my day if you left me a comment. 

Just scroll to the bottom of my post, leave your comment and you will put a smile on my dial :)


Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative winners of Kylie's International Highlight have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.


You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

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Color Theory DSP Stack (144193)

Whisper White A4 Thick Cardstock (140490)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Vellum A4 Cardstock (106584)

Detailed Floral Thinlits (141482)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Colorful Seasons (Photopolymer 143726)

Versamark Ink Pad (102283)

Embossing Buddy (103083)

Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109129)

Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool (129056)

Year Of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape 144644

Gold Metallic Thread (138401)

Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

SU Snail Adhesive (104332)

Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)


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Then you may be interested in participating in my Annual Catalogue Designer Series Paper Shares and/or my Ribbon, Trims & Embellishment SharesClick here for more information.









Monday, 4 December 2017

Tis the Season | Merry Patterns

Thanks for visiting today :)

I am sharing a Christmas card that was inspired by a colour challenge from Colour INKspiration and a sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.






Here is my card:


CAS (Clean & Simple) cards are quite tricky for me as I often find it hard when to know to stop. However I really like the cleanness of this card...and I even got to throw in some bling :)

I have used the Merry Patterns stamp set for my card, which is sadly retired as it was a limited edition host promotion stamp set. However there are a number of stamp sets/images that could be used in place of these images.

My card base is Whisper White with a Sahara Sand layer. I have white heat embossed the pine leaf image from the Merry Patterns stamp set on to my Sahara Sand layer.

I have also used the Merry Patterns stamp set for my sentiment, which was been stamped in Soft Suede and Marina Mist on to some Whisper White and then cut out using the large oval from the Stitched Shapes framelits. I've backed this with a scalloped oval from the Layering Ovals framelits.

Lastly I added 3 silver sequins, one of each of the 3 sizes from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

I really like how this card turned out and I think I will be recreating this, trying out some other colour combinations. I'd love to hear what you think :)


Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
If you enjoy what I do, I would love you to Like and Follow my Facebook page, and Pin my cards on Pinterest (or you can follow me on Pinterest). 

Also, don't forget to sign up for my Blog updates via email and never miss a post.




If you like this card, it would make my day if you left me a comment. 
Just scroll to the bottom of my post, leave your comment and you will put a smile on my dial :)


You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz
Inks: Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Versamark
Adhesives: Snail, Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive
Embellishments: Metallics Sequin Assortment
Tools: Bigshot, Magnetic platform, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits
Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Emboss Powder
Retired Stampin' Up Products: Merry Patterns Stamp Set

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Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
current host code when placing an order through my online store.

Interested in getting your hands on all of the new Designer Series Paper, Ribbons & Embellishments in the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual & Holiday Catalogue without the costs of buying a full pack/roll of each?

Then you may be interested in participating in my Annual Catalogue Designer Series Paper Shares and/or my Ribbon, Trims & Embellishment SharesClick here for more information.









Friday, 1 December 2017

November Winner | Stampin' Up! Newsletter Subscriber Giveaway

A super quick post today to announce the November 2017 winner of my Stampin' Up! Newsletter Subscriber Giveaway.



I have created another one handed video this month to draw the winner :)


Here is a link to this months video, if you'd like to see it:






If you don't want to watch to find out the winner, that is all good.




............. drum roll please .............




My Stampin' Up! Newsletter Subscriber Giveaway November 2017 winner is:



LISA FORMAN


CONGRATULATIONS Lisa!

You have won a 6" x 4" sample pack of retired Stampin' Up! Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.


Please contact me to organise your prize.



Would you like a chance to win?

Every month I will have a new giveaway.
To be in the running, all you need to do is be an Australian subscriber of my Stampin' Up! Newsletter.

Check out my Competitions page for more details





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Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
If you enjoy what I do, I would love you to Like and Follow my Facebook page, and Pin my cards on Pinterest (or you can follow me on Pinterest). 

Also, don't forget to sign up for my Blog updates via email and never miss a post.




Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
current host code when placing an order through my online store.


Interested in getting your hands on all of the new Designer Series Paper, Ribbons & Embellishments in the new 2017-18 Stampin' Up! Annual & Holiday Catalogue without the costs of buying a full pack/roll of each?

Then you may be interested in participating in my Annual Catalogue Designer Series Paper Shares and/or my Ribbon, Trims & Embellishment SharesClick here for more information.