Sunday, 18 November 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Dena Rekow


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 Dena Rekow from the United States.

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


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


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


The greens I used for my card were chosen from the 2017-19 In Colors, which are the latest Colour Inkspiration challenge colours #45, gotta love when a challenge helps you make up your mind :) 




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As you can see my layout is very similar to Dena's. I went with only 2 greens, Tranquil Tide & Lemon Lime Twist.

I kept this super simple and only used 1 stamp set: Tropical Chic (this is pretty unusual for me because I tend to mix and match images and sentiments from different sets) and to keep it Clean and Simple, I resisted the temptation to add some ribbon or embellishments.

If you are new to stamping, this card is definitely one to try as you don't need many supplies and it is super quick and easy. #simplestamping




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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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Tools: Paper Trimmer, Clear Blocks


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Friday, 16 November 2018

Retro Rubber Challenge | Wondrous Wreath Christmas Cards

Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today I want to share a couple of Christmas cards I created using some favourite retired Christmas themed Stamp Sets.

My wreath was created using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set & the co-ordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits and sentiment came from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set.

I have had both of these sets for over 4 years and they are still up there with some of my all time favourite Christmas stamps.

I have included these cards in the latest Retro Rubber Challenge #99 Anything Goes.






Which is your favourite placing of the bow? Top or bottom of the wreath.
I liked both so made some of each.


The cherries on the wreath had a little sparkle added by using my retired Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details.




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You too can make this ....... 
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Retired Products: Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set, Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set, Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details


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Friday, 2 November 2018

Follow Your Dreams | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #017


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

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

Our latest challenge #AWLSU017 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 :)

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I love sketch challenges, however I must admit I had a little trouble with this one.

I am not a "lots of layers" card maker so perhaps this is why I was having so much difficulty (or it could also be trying to do too much at once and my brain going into overload and my creativity shutting down). Contributing factor?? I think so :)

Anyway.... I love what I eventually came up with, even though my ideas changed many times while I was making it.




I went with a colour palette of bluey greens for my card: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana & Pool Party.

It must just be the light from my camera flash, but my card base and the corrugated cardstock layer are both Pool Party, even though they look slightly different in my photos.

The spotty layer is a Coastal Cabana sheet from the new Brights Designer Series Paper 6x6 stack.

My dream catcher image and die cut sentiment come from the Follow Your Dreams bundle (made up of the Follow Your Dreams stamp set and the Chase Your Dreams framelits). Both of these are in Bermuda Bay.

I framed my dream catcher Whisper White layer, using the Swirly Frames stamp set and Coastal Cabana ink.

To finish off my card I added a couple of silver sequins from the Metallic Sequins Assortment.




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. 
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You too can make this ....... 
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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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Follow Your Dreams Bundle (Clear 148370)

Follow Your Dreams Bundle (Wood 148369)

Follow Your Dreams (Clear 146620)

Follow Your Dreams (Wood 146617)

Chase Your Dreams Framelits (146826)

Swirly Frames (Photopolymer 146519)

Corrugated Dynamic TIEF (148026)

Brights 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper (146964)

Metallics Sequin Assortment (144214)


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