Sunday, 20 May 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Jessica Taylor


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 Jessica Taylor from the United States.

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


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


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


Here is my version:



I just loved the simplicity of Jessica's card, so I decided to try out my own version using flowers from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.

My colour palette is Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry, and I found the perfect sheet of DSP for my card in the retiring Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack.

Since my flowers didn't have as much detail as Jessica's, I decided I needed a little something extra and attached a pretty bow using the Rich Razzleberry Stitched Edge Ribbon.

This card is clean and simple (plus super quick to put together) but is still pretty and seems to work quite well without a sentiment on front, meaning this card could be used for just about any occasion.




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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:

Click on a product link to head on over to my Australian online store to purchase your supplies.
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Beautiful Bouquet (Photopolymer 143666)

*Petal Garden DSP Stack (144168)

*Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Stitched-Edge Ribbon (144121)
Tools: Clear Blocks

* = Products retiring 31st May 2018 (Available while stocks last)



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Friday, 18 May 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: Favourite Retiring Bundle


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects created using our Favourite Retiring Bundle. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I always find it hard to choose just one favourite of anything, so I have a few favourite bundles that are retiring soon. I decided to go with the Magical Day Bundle (Magical Day Stamp Set and Magical Mates Framelits) for my card today.

The layout for my card was inspired by this weeks Global Design Project #138 Sketch Challenge.


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I also wanted to say goodbye to Marina Mist with my card, as sadly it will be retiring at the end of this month as well.

So, my card base uses Marina Mist cardstock and using Marina Mist ink, I stamped the cute bubbles and seahorse images from the Magical Day stamp set.

My sentiment comes from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and is stamped in Bermuda Bay onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The mermaid was stamped using Memento Black ink and cut out using the co-ordinating framelit. She has then been coloured using Stampin' Blends in Light Bermuda Bay, Light Daffodil Delight and Ivory. For a little extra sparkle, I have added some clear Wink of Stella over her body & tail.

Before adhering my Whisper White layer to my card base, I have added some of the Iridescent Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape and a tiny strip of the Bermuda Bay sparkly bubble designer paper (from the Myths & Magic Specialty DSP pack) that was left over from my last project. Waste not, I say.

To finish off the card, my coloured mermaid was adhered using some mini dimensionals.




Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects created using products from the New Annual 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.**


*Magical Day Bundle (Clear 145985)

*Magical Day Bundle (Wood 145984)

*Magical Day Stamp Set (Clear 145857)

*Magical Day Stamp Set (Wood 145854)

*Magical Mates Framelits (145660)

*Myths & Magic Specialty DSP (145600)

*Myths & Magic Specialty Washi Tape (145602)

Colorful Seasons (Photopolymer 143726)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897)

* = Products retiring 31st May 2018 (Available while stocks last)


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Monday, 14 May 2018

Mermaid Birthday Wishes | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #005


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today marks the start of our 5th fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our fifth challenge #AWLSU005 is a colour challenge, where you can choose to create a project with as many of these colours as you like (plus any neutrals).




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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So.... I have a friend who has twin girls that are turning 1 soon and I decided to use this colour challenge (and the wonderful seahorse image) as my inspiration for their birthday card.

I managed to use 5 of the 6 colours from our colour challenge. I tried to use all 6, however I just couldn't seem to fit Marina Mist in.




The colours and the picture inspired me to create a mermaid birthday card using the Magical Day Bundle (Magical Day stamp set and co-ordinating Magical Mates framelits), Myths and Magic Specialty DSP, and of course the Number of Years stamp set and co-ordinating Large Numbers framelits.

Sadly all of these products are retiring at the end of May.




My sentiment and the number 1, were stamped directly onto the DSP in Island Indigo ink and then I cut out the 1 using the co-ordinating framelit.

Not sure about you, but I am always a little apprehensive stamping directly onto DSP, because what if I muck it up? It is definitely easier to grab another piece of plain cardstock when you mess up a sentiment. Luckily it all worked out perfectly :)

I stamped and cut out 2 mermaids and then coloured them using a combination of Stampin' Write Markers (Garden Green, Early Espresso and Pear Pizzazz) and Stampin' Blends (Light Crumb Cake and Light Bermuda Bay). The mermaids were glued together and then adhered using Mini Dimensionals.

A little something extra was needed, so I die cut a few bits of seaweed from Garden Green & Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the dies from the Magical Mates framelits. These were glued to the underside of the number 1 and then adhered to the card using Mini Dimensionals.




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 :)


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.**


*Magical Day Bundle (Clear 145985)

*Magical Day Bundle (Wood 145984)

*Magical Day Stamp Set (Clear 145857)

*Magical Day Stamp Set (Wood 145854)

*Magical Mates Framelits (145660)

*Myths & Magic Specialty DSP (145600)

*Number of Years (Photopolymer 140653)

*Large Numbers Framelits (140622)

*Many Marvelous Markers (131264)

Stampin' Blends Category
Ink:  *Island Indigo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin' Blends: Light Bermuda Bay, Light Crumb Cake
Stampin' Write Markers: Early Espresso, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Big ShotMagnetic PlatformClear Blocks

* = Products retiring 31st May 2018 (Available while stocks last)


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