Friday, 23 August 2019

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: New 2019 Holiday Catalogue


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects created using products (or inspiration) from the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

Sadly I don't have any new Holiday Catalogue goodies yet, so for my creation today I have taken inspiration from a card in the new Holiday Catalogue and CASE'd (Copy And Selectively Edited) it to create a version of my own using products from the 2019-20 Annual Catalogue.

Unfortunately I can't share a picture (yet) of the original card in the catalogue that inspired my version, however if you are lucky enough to have a copy of the catalogue already.... or can wait till the catalogue goes live on the 4th September to check out the original, you'll find it on page 45.

The original card was a Christmas themed card and as you'll see below, I have turned my version in to a Masculine Birthday / Any Occasions card.

My card ties in with the latest Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! #AWLSU037 Masculine Card Challenge that started earlier this week. I am excited to finally be able to share it as my Admin Inspiration creation for our new challenge :)


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 colours used in my card include Call Me Clover, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green and Soft Suede.

My card base is Granny Apple Green and I have layered a piece of Early Espresso cardstock on top that was run through my Big Shot using the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

I partially cut out a Stitched Nested Label using some Whisper White cardstock. Using the Let It Ride stamp set I created my little scene. The horses were stamped first using Early Espresso ink and then I created a little mask for the horses (by stamping the image on a post it note and cutting around the horses), so I could then stamp my forest in the background without stamping through the horses. I have used Call Me Clover and Granny Apple Green inks for the trees. The horses were coloured in using Soft Suede Stampin' Blends.

The sentiment was made using the alphabet stamps from the Make A Difference set and stamped in Early Espresso ink on a small scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock.

I attached pieces of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon and Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to my card base using double sided tape, before adhering my Stitched label scene over the top using some Mini Dimensionals. My sentiment was added last using a little Multipurpose liquid glue.




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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Home Decor inspired 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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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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Let It Ride Stamp Set (Cling 148765)

Make A Difference (Photopolymer 146676)

Stitched Nested Labels Dies (149638)

Pinewood Planks Dynamic TIEF (143708)

Granny Apple Green Ribbon (146920)

Call Me Clover Ribbon (146951)
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear BlocksScissors/Paper Snips


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Friday, 26 July 2019

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


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

I have created an adorable any occasions card, using the Fable Friends and Let It Ride stamp sets. The technique I have used for my card is colouring with watercolour pencils and a blender pen.




Here are some quick pictures of the steps I took to colour my image:


To start off my card I stamped my sentiment (from Let It Ride) in the bottom right-hand corner of a Whisper White cardstock layer using Mango Melody ink. I then stamped the cute squirrel image (from Fable Friends) using Memento Black ink.



Next step was to colour the squirrel image. I have used a combination of colours from the Watercolor Pencils set and Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 set for my card.

Colours used: Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green & Pacific Point.

To get the highlighted/lighter spots on my coloured image above, I applied more pressure to the pencil around the edges and lightened the pressure on the pencil as I worked into the centre.



Once I'd finished colouring my image, I grabbed my Blender Pen and began to gently blend and smooth out the colour - working on a single colour at a time. Don't forget to clean the tip of your Blender Pen on a scrap of paper after you finish each colour to make sure you don't end up with a bit of colour in a spot you don't want it (see below).



To finish off the card, I added a piece of Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon and a piece of Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon to my card layer before adhering it to my Mango Melody card base.




Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
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Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects created with products from the new 2019 Holiday Catalogue.

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.
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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Fable Friends Stamp Set (Cling 148670)

Let It Ride Stamp Set (Cling 148765)

Watercolor Pencils (141709)

Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (149014)

Blender Pens
(102845)

Pineapple Punch Grosgrain Ribbon (146953)

Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon (146920)

Cardstock: Mango MelodyWhisper White


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Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Daisy Thinking of You Card | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #035


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

We have a new fortnightly challenge starting over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU035 is a sketch 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 :)


In addition to our sketch challenge, I took a little inspiration for my card today from a couple of other creative challenges. My colour palette was inspired by the bright colours of the latest Fab Friday Colour Challenge #168. And my card also fits in with the latest Addicted to CAS #163 - Daisy Challenge.



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I started by punching 2 Whisper White daisies using the Daisy Punch. Then using my Lovely Lipstick ink pad and a sponge dauber, I added a little colour to the ends of the petals. The 2 daisies were glued together and I added a circle of Pineapple Punch cardstock to the centre.

My sentiment comes from the Rooted in Nature stamp set and was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink on a square of Whisper White cardstock. This was layered on a Bermuda Bay scalloped square.

The Pacific Point card layer was run through my Big Shot using the Subtle embossing folder, to add a little texture. I added a piece of Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon before adhering it to my Whisper White cardbase. I then adhered the daisy and sentiment panel using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

A pretty quick and easy card, that will hopefully brighten someones day :)




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


Rooted In Nature
(Cling 148217)

Layering Squares Dies (141708)

Subtle Dynamic TIEF (143706)

Daisy Punch
(143713)

Bermuda Bay Mini Striped Ribbon (146939)


Cardstock: Bermuda BayPacific PointPineapple PunchWhisper White
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Clear BlocksScissors/Paper SnipsSponge Daubers


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