Sunday, 31 December 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Meg Loven


Welcome and thank you for joining me in a special Crazy Crafters team blog hop.

We are hopping with a special guest - The amazing and inspiring Meg Loven from the United States. Meg has been a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator since 2002 and has been one of the Top Demonstrators within Stampin' Up! just about every year since she joined (an achievement many of us aspire to).

The theme of this blog hop was to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Meg's cards.

Here is the card of Meg's that I chose to CASE:


I just loved the layout of this card. To checkout Meg's card in more detail click here.

I have taken inspiration from Meg's card layout and used some of my top favourites from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue (catalogue goes live on the 3rd January 2018) - The Magical Day Bundle and the Sunshine & Rainbows Bundle.




Here is my version:


Who doesn't get a smile from a rainbow? I know I can't resist feeling happy when I look at a brightly coloured rainbow.... AND there's a unicorn too!

Both these bundles were on the top of my must have list for the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.


I've used colours from the "Brights" collection with some Whisper White & Soft Sky added in.

The card base and sentiment (from the Sunshine & Rainbows stamp set) use Bermuda Bay and the background is Soft Sky.

My rainbow is made up of Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point & Rich Razzleberry and uses the Rainbow Builder framelits. I coloured the same rainbow onto my unicorn (from the Magical Day stamp set) using my Stampin' Write Markers.

The cloud die cut (from the Rainbow Builder framelits) and the unicorn, which was cut out using the co-ordinating framelit from the Magic Mates set (NO fussy cutting required YAY!), are raised up using some mini dimensionals.


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Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the very creative Crazy Crafters team 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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Sunshine & Rainbows (145821)

Rainbow Builder Framelits (145659)

Magical Day Stamp Set (145857)

Magical Mates Framelits (145660)

Big Shot Machine (143263)

Magnetic Platform (130658)

Bermuda Bay A4 Cardstock (131286)

Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock (121680)

Old Olive A4 Cardstock (106576)

Pacific Point A4 Cardstock (116202)

Pumpkin Pie A4 Cardstock (108601)

Real Red A4 Cardstock (106578)

Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock (119981)

Soft Sky A4 Cardstock (131292)

Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (108598)

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad (131171)

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (132708)

Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259) 

Many Marvelous Markers (131264)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108)


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Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas | Case The Catty 159

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Just a quick post today to share a pretty silver & white Christmas card.

A recent request to make some custom Christmas cards, included a card similar to one shown in the Holiday Catalogue on page 36 using items from the Year of Cheer suite.


The request was to make something similar to the portrait "JOY" card in the centre of the above image.

Unfortunately I don't have any items from this suite (except the metallic washi), so I ended up having to improvise and needed to break out a few of my retired Stampin' Up! goodies.

As I am caseing the Holiday catty, I have included my card in this weeks Caseing The Catty #159 challenge.



Here is what I came up with:



I have used part of a larger sentiment stamp for the "JOY" which comes from the retired "Season of Joy" set. The sentiment is heat embossed in Silver and then cut out using a banner framelit.

The silver ring underneath was made using 2 circles from the layering circles framelits set, on some silver toothpaste packaging (who else keeps pretty packaging for use on cards?).

The background is made using a strip of retired Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, and I've added some of the Silver metallic washi tape to help adhere the edges of the vellum.

My customer was thrilled with what I came up with. Hope you like it too :)


EDIT: I am super excited to share that my card was chosen as the Winner for the Caseing The Catty Challenge 159 :)


Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
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