Wednesday 17 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest - Dawn Olchefske

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

We are hopping with a special guest - The talented Dawn Olchefske.

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

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

This card of Dawn's stood out for me as I just love my Botanical Builder framelits, and there were a few framelits in my set that I hadn't used yet and this was a perfect card to test them out on. To checkout Dawn's card in more detail click here.

Here are my versions:

Tempting Turquoise

Pacific Point

Calypso Coral

Melon Mambo

I knew I wanted to use Whisper White & Basic Black for my card base & main layer. The only drama I faced was selecting a colour for the flowers. I couldn't choose a favourite colour so I ended up making 4 cards, all using beautiful colours (and a number of my favourites).

The card base on all my cards is Whisper White and I cut 2 x A6 pieces of Basic Black and used the leaves edgelit from the Botanical Builder framelits set. I ended up using the negative portion as well so 2 of the cards are like a mirror. I carefully glued down all the little leaf cut outs using the main die cut as a template.

My leaves are all Old Olive cardstock cut out using the Botanical Builder framelits, with the co-ordinating leaf vein image from the Botanical Blooms set stamped in Old Olive.

For my flowers I chose Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Calypso Coral & Melon Mambo, with Daffodil Delight for the centre of the flowers. All pieces were cut using the Botanical Builder framelits as well.

I chose a different sentiment for each card and stamped the sentiment in the same colour as the flowers. My sentiments came from the following stamp sets: Rose Wonder, Thoughtful Branches (Limited Edition for August only), Flower Patch and Butterfly Basics. 

I still can't choose a favourite, which is your favourite card/colour?

Here is a list of the supplies and tools used to create these cards:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)
Basic Black A4 Cardstock (121688)
Old Olive A4 Cardstock (106576)
Daffodil Delight A4 Cardstock (121680)
Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (108598)
Pacific Point A4 Cardstock (116202)
Calypso Coral A4 Cardstock (124392)
Melon Mambo A4 Cardstock (119980)
Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pad (126952)
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad (126951)
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad (126983)
Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad (126948)
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad (126953)
Botanical Blooms Stamp Set (Photopolymer 140757)
Rose Wonder Stamp Set (Photopolymer 140697)
Thoughful Branches stamp set (Photopolymer 143539 / Bundle 144328 )
Flower Patch Stamp Set (Photopolymer 134207)
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
          (Photopolymer 137154 / Clear 138816 / Wood 138813)
Botanical Builder Framelits (140625)
Magnetic Platform (130658)
Snail Permanent Adhesive (104332)
Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

If you would like to purchase or see any of these items in more detail, just click on the relevant link above. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my creation.

If you enjoyed my card, it would make my day if you left me a comment below :)

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.


  1. What a lovely set of cards Kirsten, well done. Angexo

  2. Hi Kirsten, you have done a wonderful job on these cards. The "Botanical's" are an awesome set to work with, and you have done it. BOOM! Go Girl :)

    1. Thanks so much Christine. This set is definitely a keeper, love it so much :)

  3. Love this set, they're so bright & cheery xx

  4. What a great set of cards! Well done.

  5. Very nice Kirsten....they look fabulous

  6. Lovely Kirsten. These framelits are some of my favourite crafting supplies I own.

    1. Thanks so much Rosalie. I feel the same way about these framelits, I'll never let them go :)

  7. WOW!WOW!WOW!WOW! One for each card. They look fantastic - I adore this framelit set - its really one of the best!

    1. Thanks so much Carolina. Totally agree, they are one of my absolute fave sets :)

  8. Nice work Kirsten :) Just love the botanicals set

    1. Thanks so much Nicole. They are such a nice set to work with :)

  9. I love that you've chosen black and white as your background palate. It makes the flowers really stand out and look fresh and vibrant.

    1. Thanks so much Fiona. That was what I was hoping to achieve by using Black and White, so glad they worked out the way I pictured them in my head :)

  10. Wow. You have done a great job with this Case. I love that you've made up lots of different colour combinations! Well done. I love them all too.

    1. Thanks so much Louise. It's so hard to pick a colour when we have so many great ones to choose from :)

  11. Beautiful cards Kirsten. Love the black and white vines border just makes all the colours pop. :)

  12. Oh my gosh...your cards are beautiful! They just pop against the black. Great job!

    1. Thanks so much Dawn :) Thank you also for the inspiration and for hopping with us.

  13. Hi Kirsten, I love these cards, so versitile with different sentiments - love the black card base - just makes the colours pop!! Would make great box sets xx

    1. Thanks so much Leisa. I was very happy with how they turned out. Great minds think alike, I too had thought they would make a nice boxed set :)


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