Friday, 15 May 2020

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: Kids


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our Kids theme. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

My project today was inspired by a couple of creative challenges. The layout was inspired by this weeks Sunday Stamps Sketch Challenge #230 and my card also fits in with the latest Casing the Catty Challenge #269 where you are using/caseing your favourite retiring bundle - I have used the Bonanza Buddies Bundle.



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My adorable kids birthday card uses products from the retiring Birthday Bonanza Suite. I'm quite sad about this suite retiring as I find all the images in the stamp set fun and adorable - plus I just LOVE the Koala :)




The colours used in my card are Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. Plus Basic Black and Whisper White.

I stamped the adorable lion from the Bonanza Buddies stamp set using Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody ink, plus Pool Party for the party hat. Each image was cut out using the co-ordinating die from the Bonanza Dies.

Using a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped random present images in a pile using Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Black Memento ink. (I used my Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to add some lines on some of my present bows). Once done, I cut them out using the largest circle from the Stitched Shapes dies.

My sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White cardstock and was cut out using the narrow Stitched Rectangle, which I partially cut twice to make it longer.

To put my card together, I adhered a strip of the Birthday Bonanza DSP along the edge of my Bermuda Bay card base, adhered my stitched circle, then my sentiment and then the lion. I added a white sequin to the top of his party hat to finish it all off. Hope you like it :)




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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our new 2020-21 Annual Catalogue projects.



Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design 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.



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

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
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Bonanza Buddies Bundle* (153815)

Bonanza Buddies* (Photopolymer 151567)

Bonanza Dies*
(151566)

Birthday Bonanza DSP* (151313)

Stitched Shapes Dies (152323)

Rectangle Stitched Framelits# (148551)


Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear Blocks

* = Products retiring 2nd June 2020 (Available while stocks last)
# = Product retiring 2nd June 2020, but returning re-configured in the 2020-21 Annual Catalogue from 3rd June 2020 with a new item number.


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Friday, 17 April 2020

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: Outgoing In-Colours


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects using the Outgoing In-Colours (2018-2020 In Colours). The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

The layout of my card was inspired by the latest Try Stampin' On Tuesday's Mix Up Challenge #453. I have chosen the sketch part of this mix up challenge.



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As you can see I have taken the #TSOT453 sketch challenge literally :) I have pretty much re-created the sketch using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set (adding in a couple of extra flowers to make sure I got to include all the 2018-20 In Colours).

It is hard to believe that I have had the Daisy Lane stamp set for about 7 months and this is the first time I've inked it up. I don't understand why I waited so long, the subtle detail in the petals results in stunning and delicate looking flowers.




To make my card I stamped the small daisy image in Blueberry Bushel, Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick ink (twice for each flower) on some Whisper White cardstock, then punched them out using the Medium Daisy Punch.

For the flower centres, I partially stamped the same image using Pineapple Punch ink on some Whisper White cardstock scraps and then fussy cut around the centre.

I glued my flowers together using a little Multipurpose Liquid Glue - 2 stamped Daisy images and then 1 fussy cut centre per flower.

I stamped the fern leaf image using Call Me Clover ink, directly onto my Whisper White Thick cardstock base. I then arranged my flowers and glued them down (leaving 2 aside, to stick on later once I've added my sentiment).

The sentiment comes from the Peaceful Moments stamp set and is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a Whisper White Stitched Circle (from the Stitched Shapes Dies). My sentiment was adhered to my card base using a little liquid glue and then my 2nd Grapefruit Grove Daisy was adhered on top. The 2nd Lovely Lipstick Daisy was added using a Mini Stampin' Dimensional.

To finish off my card, I added a couple of randomly placed Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots in Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick and Pineapple Punch.




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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Kid themed projects.


Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design 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.



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:

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
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Peaceful Moments Stamp Set (Cling 151595)

Daisy Lane Stamp Set (Cling 149325)

Medium Daisy Punch (149517)

Stitched Shapes Dies (152323)

Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots (148805)


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Sunday, 5 April 2020

Butterfly Thank You | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #053


Hi and thanks for visiting. I hope everyone is well and keeping themselves safe during this scary time.

Our latest fortnightly challenge #AWLSU053 over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group is a Thank You theme challenge.




Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.


If you live in Australia and are interested in participating in our fortnightly challenges, click here to join the group :)


The colour palette for my card today was inspired by the Fab Friday #186 Colour Challenge.


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It took quite some time for me to finally come up with the idea for my card, I sat in my craft room for what felt like hours trying to summon my creative mojo. With all that is going on in the world right now it seems like my mojo must have gone into its own self-isolation. Hopefully once school holidays start in about a week and I am not required to go in to work each day (I'm classed as an essential worker), I'm hoping my mojo will decide to come back as I'm really missing my crafting.

Anyway..... here is what I came up with:




Another relatively quick and easy card to put together (which seems to be my crafting common at the moment).

Using the splatter image from the Painted Poppies stamp set (2020 Mini Catalogue) and my inks: Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie & Calypso Coral (I don't have Terracotta Tile ink and Calypso Coral seemed pretty close), I stamped the splatter image onto my Whisper White card base in an ombre pattern.

The butterfly die cut is a partial cut of the large group of butterflies die from the Butterfly Beauty Dies and is cut out in Basic Black cardstock. I trimmed the adjoining butterflies from this large butterfly using my scissors and a steady hand. This was adhered to my card base using a few tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

My Thank You sentiment comes from the stamp set included in the all-inclusive Notes of Kindness card kit. I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

Another super quick and easy card, that would work with just about any colour combination. Might have to try a few of my favourite colour combinations out.




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I have included my card in Kylie Bertucci's April International Blog Highlights as my card fits in nicely with this months highlight Thank You theme :)

Click Here to view other amazing projects submitted by creative stampers from around the globe, and to vote for your favourite projects. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so if you love my project, I would love you to vote for me.

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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 :)


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

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
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Butterfly Beauty Dies (148536)

Painted Poppies Stamp Set (Cling 151599)

Notes Of Kindness Card Kit (148266)

Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear BlocksScissors/Paper Snips



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