Sunday, 22 April 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Martha Groeger


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

We are hopping with a special guest - The creative Martha Groeger from Cookies, Craft & Co in Germany.

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


Here is an image of a couple of Martha's cards, I chose to CASE the Fox card in the centre.


To checkout Martha's cards in more detail click here.


Here is my version:



I have a few goodies from the Occasions Catalogue that I haven't gotten around to using yet, so I was excited to be able to use these before some retire at the end of May.

Along with the new Annual Catalogue we are having a Colour Revamp, and so we are loosing a few of the core colours and gaining a bunch of new ones. One of the colours retiring is Island Indigo, I do like this colour however it has been a while since I've used it, so thought it would be perfect for today's card.

For Martha's cards, she used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder from the Occasions Catalogue (this embossing folder will be carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue). I don't have this embossing folder but I do have the Simply Scored Board so I've used that along with the Metric Scoring Plate to create my score lines in a diagonal pattern.

The Bubble Over stamp set and co-ordinating Bottles & Bubbles Framelits from the Occasions Catalogue will also be carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue. If you are after this set, now would be the time to buy the Bubble Over Bundle with discounted pricing (as even though the stamp set and framelits are carrying over, the bundle and it's special pricing are retiring at the end of May).

My sentiment from the Bubble Over stamp set is stamped in Island Indigo ink on a Whisper White die cut label from the Bottles & Bubble framelits. The straw is also cut from Whisper White and the bottle has been die cut from a piece of Vellum.

I cracked open my new pack of Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes from the Occasions Catalogue (sadly these are retiring) and added a couple of clear circles above my bottle and a clear tear drop shape on the bottle.

The bottle has been adhered to my card front using mini dimensionals, over the top of some Whisper White twine that has been wrapped around my Island Indigo layer.




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 :)


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.**


Bubble Over Bundle (Photopolymer 146082)

Bubble Over Stamp Set (Photopolymer 145868)

Bottles & Bubbles Framelits Dies (145663)

Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632)

Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine (124262)

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Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
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Would you like a copy of the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

A free copy will automatically be sent to my customers who have
placed an order within the last 6 months.

Not yet a customer or haven't placed an order recently?
Get one sent to you free when you place an order via my online store before the 7th May 2018.

Or you can purchase a copy for just $7 including postage.
And receive a $7 credit towards your first purchase of $50 or more made before the end of June.
Please Note: This pricing is only valid until 7th May 2018,
and the $7 order credit will expire on 30th June 2018.

Register for your copy HERE















Friday, 20 April 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 using different crafting techniques. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite technique is or perhaps something you would like to try?

I have chosen to use the Spotlight Technique this month.

Here is my card:



My card was a special request for someone who is an architect and loves a burn orange colour. I thought the buildings in the Just Add Colour DSP would work really well for the part of the brief that was to include buildings. And Cajun Craze was the right kind of burn orange.

To create my card, all I did was find the right row of houses on my DSP sheet that would fit across my card. I cut out a circle and coloured it in using my alcohol markers (Stampin' Blends / Blendabilities). The black and white portion of my card is raised using dimensionals.




When coming up with my card idea and deciding to use the spotlight technique, the perfect sentiment "You Colour My World" popped into my head. I didn't have this sentiment on a stamp, so I created my own with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set.

I had a spare narrow house from trimming my DSP for the card front so I added that to the inside.




Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see creations using our favourite bundle retiring from either the Annual or Occasions 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.



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). Also, don't forget to sign up for my Blog updates via email and never miss a post.


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.**


Just Add Color Specialty DSP (144180)

Labeler Alphabet (Photopolymer 141936)

Layering Circle Framelits (141705)

Stampin Blends

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Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
current host code when placing an order through my online store.



Would you like a copy of the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

A free copy will automatically be sent to my customers who have
placed an order within the last 6 months.

Not yet a customer or haven't placed an order recently?
Get one sent to you free when you place an order via my online store before the 7th May 2018.

Or you can purchase a copy for just $7 including postage.
And receive a $7 credit towards your first purchase of $50 or more made before the end of June.
Please Note: This pricing is only valid until 7th May 2018,
and the $7 order credit will expire on 30th June 2018.

Register for your copy HERE















Thursday, 19 April 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop | Theme: Favourite DSP | Petal Passion


Welcome to the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects using our Favourite Designer Series Paper. The full line up below will guide through all the projects.

My favourite Designer Series Paper is Petal Passion from the Occasions Catalogue. I have used my favourite sheet from the pack for my card today.

This DSP will be retiring at the end of May, so I am going to need to make sure I stock up before it is gone.






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). 

Also, don't forget to sign up for my Blog updates via email and never miss a post.





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 :)


Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek projects.

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators participating in this months Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop 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.**


Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (145589)

Stampin Blends Collection

Dragonfly Dreams (Photopolymer 142924)

White Stampin' Emboss Powder (109132)

Whisper White 1/8" Sheer Ribbon (144172)

Cardstock:
 Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Versamark


Sign up for my Stampin' Up! Newsletter here


Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
current host code when placing an order through my online store.




Would you like a copy of the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

A free copy will automatically be sent to my customers who have
placed an order within the last 6 months.

Not yet a customer or haven't placed an order recently?
Get one sent to you free when you place an order via my online store before the 7th May 2018.

Or you can purchase a copy for just $7 including postage.
And receive a $7 credit towards your first purchase of $50 or more made before the end of June.
Please Note: This pricing is only valid until 7th May 2018,
and the $7 order credit will expire on 30th June 2018.

Register for your copy HERE