Monday, 15 October 2018

Nature themed Birthday | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #016


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today marks the start of our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU016 is a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge.
Choose any horizontal row, vertical row or diagonal and make your project using all 3 inspiration themes/ideas.

I chose the middle vertical row for my inspiration: Nature, Embossing (Heat embossing) & Ribbon.




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 :)

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The colour palette for my creation was inspired by the latest Sunday Stamps colour challenge #189


You needed to use at least 3 colours from the image and I decided on using 4: dark yellow, red, orange, pale yellow. The Stampin' Up! colours I used that resemble those in this image are: Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron.


I feel my creation also fits in quite well with this weeks Global Design Project #159 Fall Theme challenge.




My card layout was inspired by a card I created back in November last year, click here if you would like to see what helped inspire my latest version.

There is nothing better than CASEing yourself when you are suffering from a loss of creative mojo :)




My card front was created using the large and small single leaf images from the Rooted in Nature Stamp set, stamped in Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie & So Saffron on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and is white heat embossed on a Pumpkin Pie Stitched Shape die cut circle. This was added to my card using some Stampin' Dimensionals.

I snuck in a piece of the retired Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon, as my Whisper White ribbon just wasn't giving the right look :)

The die cut leaves come from the Flourish Thinlits and were cut in So Saffron & Crushed Curry.




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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:

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Rooted In Nature (Clear 146482)

Rooted In Nature (Wood 146479)

Picture Perfect Birthday (Photopolymer 145519)

Flourish Thinlits Dies (141478)

Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372)

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)
Retired Products: Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon




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Thursday, 11 October 2018

Lots of Happy Card Kit | Alternate ideas | Part 1

Back in September I posted about the Lots of Happy Card Kit and shared with you 1 set of completed cards from the kit, plus some tips and tricks. Check out my blog post here.


As mentioned in my earlier post, I only made up 1 set of the cards as I wanted to see what alternate cards I could come up with on my own.

It has been crazy busy in my household since then and in my spare snippets of time, I have coloured in the remaining 3 sheets of the printed and pre-cut accents using my Stampin' Up! watercolour pencils.


I used the 4 pencils that came in the kit, plus the Watercolor Pencils Assortment (#141709) and the limited edition Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (that were available during the Colour Your Season promotion in August....here's to hoping these come back soon as I just love some of the colours that were available in that set).

Here is a close up of my coloured images:







A number of these images were coloured using 2 pencils, similar in colour to provide shading and/or a multi-colour / ombre look.

Now that the time consuming part of this kit has been completed (colouring), I just need to play with my coloured pieces to create some new cards.

I am planning on having a play with these pieces soon and will share with you my alternate cards that you could create with this kit.

So... stay tuned.........  :)



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 these, 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:

Click on a product link to head on over to my Australian online store to purchase your supplies.
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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Lots Of Happy Card Kit (146388)

Lots Of Happy Card Kit Refill (145605)

Watercolor Pencils (141709)

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014) RETIRED


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Sunday, 7 October 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Lisa Curcio


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

We are hopping with a special guest - The inspiring seasoned Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (of 20 years... OMG! ) Lisa Curcio from the United States.

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


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


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


My colour palette was inspired by the latest Inspire. Create Colour Challenge #028








The main product used in my card is the Tropical Chic stamp set and co-ordinating Tropical Thinlits (which are available as a bundle with a 10% discount).

Using sponge daubers I applied 2 colours to each stamp before stamping them on my Whisper White card front (leaves) and Whisper White scraps (flowers).

The leaves are a combination of Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz and the flowers are Calypso Coral and Lovely Lipstick. The flowers were cut out using the co-ordinating framelit.

My sentiment comes from the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set and I masked out part of the stamp so I only had the word "celebrate". This has been clear heat embossed on a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, to match my Sahara Sand card base.

The end of my sentiment piece was finished off using the Triple Banner punch. Using some Mini Dimensionals I raised the centre of the banner, while gluing either end of the banner to my card front.

Hope you like it..... It sure brings a smile to my face :)




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 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:

Click on a product link to head on over to my Australian online store to purchase your supplies.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
**If you do make a purchase, be sure to use the current Hostess Code on your order to receive a free gift from me. Click here for the current code.**


Tropical Chic Bundle (Clear 148399)

Tropical Chic Bundle (Wood 148397)

Tropical Chic (Clear 146753)

Tropical Chic (Wood 146750)

Tropical Thinlits Dies (146831)

Picture Perfect Birthday (Photopolymer 145519)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109130)

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