Sunday, 21 October 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Jenny Hall


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

We are hopping with a special guest - The very creative Jenny Hall from the United States.

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


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


To checkout Jenny's card in more detail click here.

The colour combination for my card was inspired by the latest Color Throwdown Challenge #515



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This was a super simple and quick card to make and still has a masculine feel like Jenny's. I resisted the urge to add some bling, as I wanted to keep it looking clean and simple...and masculine.

The tall leaf/stem images come from the First Frost stamp set and were stamped (by eye) using Pear Pizzazz ink. The sentiment, also from the First Frost stamp set, is stamped in Crumb Cake and was cut out using the label die from the co-ordinating Frosted Bouquet dies. To make the label smaller, so it suited my smaller sentiment, I just moved the die vertically after cutting the full sized shape. I did the same with the layered Crumb Cake label underneath.

I cut out 2 sprigs using the die from the Frosted Bouquet framelits set, one in Pear Pizzazz and the other in Crumb Cake. The sprigs were attached to the back of my sentiment piece and the whole lot was then adhered to my card front using some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

And ...... voila! A quick and easy Masculine CAS card. Hope you like it :)




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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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First Frost Bundle (Clear 149943)

First Frost Bundle (Wood 149942)

First Frost (Clear 148420)

First Frost (Wood 148417)

Frosted Bouquet Framelits (147895)

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Friday, 19 October 2018

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


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects created using a paper crafting technique. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

Now, I'm not 100% sure what the exact name of the technique I used today is, however I would call it something like multi-colouring stamps using sponge daubers. If you know what the proper name of this technique is, please let me know in the comments below :)

I teamed this technique with a couple of card challenges for my creation. The latest Global Design Project #160 - Case the Designer inspired my layout and my colour palette came from Colour INKspiration #43.



The colours in the Colour INKspiration challenge are the 2018-20 In Colors. You could use as many of these colours as you liked, so I chose to combine Lovely Lipstick & Call Me Clover.


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To ink up the floral image from the First Frost Stamp Set using multiple colours, you'll need your Call Me Clover & Lovely Lipstick ink pads and 2 sponge daubers. Apply ink using the sponge daubers to the required areas of your stamp. I used Call Me Clover on the leaves and part of the stems in between the flowers first, then I applied Lovely Lipstick to the flower parts of the stamp.

If you would like to see another example of using sponge daubers to apply multiple colours to your stamped images, please check out the pretty tropical card I created about 2 weeks ago by clicking here.

My first stamped image was on a scrap of Whisper White, so I could cut it out using the co-ordinating framelit from the Frosted Bouquet dies.

I repeated the multi-coloured inking on my stamp twice and stamped the image directly on my Whisper White card front.

The sentiment is also from the First Frost stamp set and has been stamped in Lovely Lipstick on a strip of Whisper White.

To put the card together I adhered a Pearlized Doily over the stamped flowers on my card front. I then adhered the sentiment strip and using some double sided tape adhesive I added a small piece of Lovely Lipstick Grosgrain Ribbon. Lastly I added the die cut flower over the top.

I felt the card needed a little something extra, so I added a few Basic Pearls that were coloured using my Lovely Lipstick Dark Stampin' Blends marker. These were easily placed on my card using the new Take Your Pick tool.

OMG! this was my first play with the new Take Your Pick tool and I can't believe how easy it made placing the pearls where I wanted them. If you don't have this tool, I can highly recommend you get one and once you've tried it, you'll wonder how you ever lived without 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 Christmas 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.



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

Click on a product link to head on over to my Australian online store to purchase your supplies.
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First Frost Bundle (Clear 149943)

First Frost Bundle (Wood 149942)

First Frost (Clear 148420)

First Frost (Wood 148417)

Frosted Bouquet Framelits (147895)

Lovely Lipstick Ribbon (146952)

Pearlized Doilies (146936)

Pearl Basic Jewels (144219)

Take Your Pick Tool (144107)


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Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Nature themed Birthday | AWLSU016 Part 2


Hi and thanks for popping by :)

On Monday our latest fortnightly challenge #AWLSU016 for the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group started and I shared with you my Admin inspiration (click here to view my card).

I teamed our Tic-Tac-Toe challenge with a colour challenge from Sunday Stamps.

While I was making the card front background for that card, I played around with the same stamps and came up with some other backgrounds that were a little different. I loved them too and decided to turn them in to cards as well, otherwise they would have ended up in my unfinished card pieces/projects box.

Do you have one of these boxes? Wow, some cool stuff .... and not so cool stuff.... can end up in there.
Note to self.... MUST go through that box to see what I can create with all those random pieces and half finished projects.

In case you missed it, our #AWLSU016 Tic-Tac-Toe challenge is below.

Just choose any horizontal row, vertical row or diagonal and make your project using all 3 inspiration themes/ideas.


For these cards I also chose the middle vertical row for my inspiration: Nature, Embossing & Ribbon, however this time I used Dry Embossing instead of Heat Embossing.


Here is the Sunday Stamps colour challenge #189, that I used for my colour palette. This time I only used 3 colours: Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron.






For my latest cards I used the same stamp sets as my original: Rooted in Nature & Picture Perfect Birthday. The Stitched Shapes framelits also make another appearance.




The Rooted in Nature co-ordinating framelit set: Nature's Roots includes a couple of dies that are just for embossing. I added some very subtle detail to my sentiment stitched square by dry embossing the small and large leaves. Being subtle it is a little hard to see in the above photo, so see the below photo for a clearer image. Tip: Stamp the sentiment first, then emboss.

I used a little piece of retired Pumpkin Pie Chevron ribbon, from my HUGE ribbon stash for this card. The ribbon is folded and was attached to my sentiment die cut before I adhered it to my card front using some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.







There is a new Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalogue called Corrugated. I just love this embossing folder (and am hoping it hangs around).

I cut a small strip of So Saffron cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot using the Corrugated Dynamic TIEF. I topped it with a little Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon, and then added my sentiment with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.




Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
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Rooted In Nature Bundle (Clear 148353)

Rooted In Nature Bundle (Wood 148352)

Rooted In Nature (Clear 146482)

Rooted In Nature (Wood 146479)

Nature's Roots Framelits (146341)

Picture Perfect Birthday (Photopolymer 145519)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (148026)

Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon (144159)
Retired Products: Pumpkin Pie Chevron Ribbon

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