Sunday 7 May 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Lea Denton

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

We are hopping with a special guest - The creative Lea Denton from the United Kingdom.

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

After finally picking a favourite card of Lea's to CASE (as there were a few I was trying to choose from), I had my card all planned out and even started making it. Then I completely changed my mind mid-card, as I now needed to make a sympathy card (a card type that is always difficult to make) and ended up choosing a different card of Lea's for my inspiration.

Here is the card of Lea's that I ended up choosing to CASE:

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

Here is my version:

I stamped the flower image and sentiment, both from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, in Night of Navy. It is a little hard to see, but I added some subtle sparkle to the flowers using clear Wink of Stella. The flower buds have had pearl jewels placed on top for a little extra special touch.

The card front background is a piece of DSP from the Floral Boutique series (that is retiring soon). I have used the thin pattern die from the Flourishing Thinlits set, cut in Night of Navy, in place of the ribbon that Lea used.

I decorated the inside using another of the dies from the Flourishing Thinlits set, and a follow up sentiment to the one on the front of my card. To make the card liner stand out a little, I have used my Night of Navy ink and a sponge dauber to lightly colour the edges.

A lovely and soft card for a not so happy occasion, which I am sure will be appreciated by my recipient. Hope you like it too.

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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:

Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549)

Night of Navy A4 Cardstock (106577)

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad (126970)

Wink of Stella Glitter Brush – Clear (141897)

Floral Boutique DSP (141663)

Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

Flourishing Phrases (Clear Bundle 142323)

Flourishing Phrases (Wood Bundle 142322)

Flourishing Phrases (Clear 141534)

Flourishing Phrases (Wood 141531)

Flourish Thinlits Dies (141478)

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I have included this card as my entry for this weeks Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight.

Click Here to view the projects submitted by the very creative Crazy Crafters Team, and to vote for your favourite projects. (Link goes live 7pm AEST 12th May 2017)

If you love my card, I'd love it if you voted for me :)


I would like to say a big THANKYOU to all those who voted for my project in the Crazy Crafters 12th May Project Highlights.

I am excited to say I placed 4th :)


  1. A beautiful card for a sad occasion Kirsten. xo

  2. Wow I just love what you've done with this card! So excited to be hopping with the Crazy Crafters team :D

    1. Thanks so much Lea. We are all very excited to be hopping with you too :) Thanks for all your inspiration.

  3. Lovely card. Hard to get a balance for a sympathy card sometimes but you've found a great one.

  4. A quite elegance is excatly what this card has for a sad occassion, Perfect Kirsten

  5. Such a lovely card Kirsten....will be sad to see that paper go.

  6. This is stunning Kirsten. Wonderful card.

  7. That's really beautiful. It has real restraint and elegance. It's always difficult to make sympathy cards and I'm sorry that you needed one but you've really created something that says "I'm thinking of you and I'm here for you" which will definitely be appreciated.

    1. Thanks so much Stephanie :) Luckily I haven't had to make too many of these, but I am very happy with how this one turned out.

  8. Stunning Card, just love it. Awesome Job. Angexx

  9. Great card! Thank you for sharing!

  10. This card is so beautiful! Perfect for the sad occasion. You have found the perfect harmony that a card like this should reflect.

  11. I really love your card, so stunning with the simple colour combo & adore how you've placed the "ribbon" die xx

  12. Just beautiful Kirsten, glad you entered it in this week's Crazy Crafters Project Highlights. Angexx

  13. pretty card its one of my fav sets


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