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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Meg Loven

This week the Crazy Crafters are hopping with the talented Meg Loven.
Even after I had found the card I was going to CASE (copy and selectively edit) from reading through Megs blog, I must admit, I went on a bit of stalking mission and watched several of her videos over at her You Tube channel "Loven Stamps".  They were a bit addicting,  and very entertaining and I may have watched quite a few!!!
But enough of that, let's have a look at the card I chose to CASE!

The Designer Series Paper was the star of this card so I decided to use some from the new All My Love pack.  Beautiful double sided sheets that go with two of the new stamp sets in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue.

Let's take a look at my version of Megs card!
Isn't this paper just gorgeous? I used the colours from the DSP -  Crumb cake behind the paper,  Flirty Flamingo for the stitched circle,  Soft Sea Foam for the label using the Label punch, and  Lovely Lipstick for the flower using th…

Colour INKspiration challenge #CI48

The guys over at Colour INKspiration have a new colour challenge every fortnight on a Wednesday evening.   I love to see what the new combination is and what I can do with it.
I am really thrilled to be a guest for this Colour INKspiration #CI48 blog hop!
Our beautiful colours for this challenge are inspired by the picture below: Gorgeous isn't it!
I set to work and came up with a couple of cards - one I gave to a friend who needed cheering up.  She loved the colours and it certainly put a smile on her face!
Here is the other one that I created with #simplestamping in mind. I used the Abstract Impressions stamp set which uses two step stamping to get the depth in the image.  For the flowers, I used the Blushing Bride as the first impression and then Calypso Coral as the highlight.
For the small flowers (dots) I used Bermuda Bay, stamped off once as the background and then full strength for the highlight.  The leaves were Tranquil Tide.

The gold CELEBRATE die-cut, from the Celebrate You set…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Amy Koenders

We are lucky to be hopping with Amy Koenders from Atlanta, Georgia.
I visited her blog - - and chose a card to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) from her collection of beautiful designs.

I was inspired by a few but the one that I chose was this one:

I just loved it!  The simplicity of it created such impact.

So I set to using one of the new stamp sets, Piece of Cake.
I  embossed  in Silver then used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut it out which gave me a nice stitched edge around my circle.

I stamped the sentiment from the Friendly Expressions set and embossed that in silver too.
I then carefully cut around the word Congratulations
Before I put it all together I added a little Blushing Bride to the flowers on the cake and used it to stamp a little heart.

Here's what it looked like all put together:

I hope you like my version of Amy's card.  It's perfect for a wedding this weekend!

Make sure you click below and see what my fellow Crazy Crafters have created.

Have f…

Crazy Crafters blog hop with Dena Rekow

This week we are hopping with Dena Rekow and using her blog as inspiration. I spent so long looking through Dena's blog - not because I couldn't find anything, but because I loved so much!
In the end I decided to use this card as my inspiration.  I loved the simplicity and the depth created with the different green ink colours used.

And here is the card I created.

I used the open leaf from Healing Hugs stamp set and stamped it in the colours  Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade and Lemon Lime Twist - such a juicy fruit mix of colours!   I wanted the colours to be uplifting for the sentiment that I used from the Friendly Expressions stamp set.
 I embossed the background with the Lovely Floral embossing folder to give added dimension and then mounted the embossed and stamped panels on Pineapple Punch.
I cut around the sentiment and layered it with dimensionals.

All in all, an uplifting card for someone who needs reminding how amazing they are!

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Sarah Fleming

Today we are CASEing the work of Sarah Fleming! Sarah is a demonstrator in Texas, USA and her blog Prepare to Dye papercrafts is full of great ideas and designs.
The design I chose to CASE was this one:

I liked the tone on tone and the sentiment that popped.
Here is my take on Sarah's card: I used the Rich Razzleberry for the base and the Designer Series paper from the Share what you love pack.  
The beautiful delicate die-cut is from Botanical Tags thinlets - these are gorgeous! I used the vine stamp from the matching stamp set - Botanical Bliss - to stamp down the side of the card in Rich Razzleberry ink, giving it that tone on tone look.

The sentiment is from the Treat Time set which has lots of occasion sentiments in it.
It was hard for me to chop this sheet of DSP as I really love the design on the other side, but, you know what, I have other sheets and I can always buy more!!  Don't be afraid to chop into your paper! #loveitchopit

Pop on over and see what the other Crazy Crafters h…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Jenny Hall

This week we are Blog Hopping with Jenny Hall!!
We had to find inspiration in the projects Jenny has done and then CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) our chosen inspiration.
Three things stuck me about some of the truly inspiring projects that Jenny does:
White space - this is a favourite of mine!!Variegated coloursClustersHere are just  three examples of Jenny's beautiful work featuring White Space, Variegated colours and Clusters.

The beautiful Springtime Impressions thinlet dies arrived at my place this week and I just knew I wanted to use them for this challenge.
I die cut the large corner flower bouquet in Whisper White.  

On a small plastic bag I "smooshed" Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch and Melon Mambo ink and then spritzed with water until the colours started to run together.  I then dipped the die cut into the ink so I got all the colours randomly over the die cut.

I cut the cut out into pieces so I could use it on more than one card.

Here is my first one.

I decided to…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Lisa Curcio

Today the Crazy Crafters are Blog Hopping with Lisa Curcio. We were to select a card that Lisa has made and CASE it (Copy and selectively edit).
Looking through Lisa's blog (Lisa's stamp studio) there was so much to choose from - great techniques, fun folds, great use of DPS and all the latest products.
I finally settled on one I found from April this year.

Lisa did her card with masks and embossing paste but I decided to use stamps.   I used the Distinktive rose stamp from the set Healing Hugs.

My choice of colours were:  Flirty Flamingo, Coastal Cabana (have I said how much I love this colour??) and Gorgeous Grape with highlights of black.
I used the Friendly Expression stamp set for the sentiment and fussy cut around it, mounted it on black and fussy cut around that to match. I then popped it up on dimensionals.

The Distinktive style of stamps give lots of detail with just one impression - no need to layer!

See the light and dark impression, giving depth to the image - and all made s…

Crazy Crafters blog hop with Sarah Berry

Today we are CASEing (Copy and Selectively editing) Sarah Berry from the UK.
Her blog is full of fun ideas and inspiration and I love how she shares some of herself as well as her creativity.
It also taught me that we don't need to go all complicated all the time to get a great result - just play with what you have and let the stamps, paper and colours shine!
If you want to see where I got my inspiration (and there is plenty to choose from here!!) you can check out Sarah's blog
The card that I chose as my inspiration was this one.  

It looked like such a fun card with the peekaboo circles and cheeky giraffe as well as the  layers.
This was my take on it:

I used the Tropical Chic stamps for the hibiscus flower and leaves and the sentiment is from Friendly Expressions - I love that font!! (I think I say that every time I mention it!!)

To see how to make this card, see instructions below.
Check out what my fellow Crazy Crafters have been doing by clicking …

Monthly highlight- Fussy cutting flowers

Some paper is just too pretty and we don't want to cut it - EVER!!   But we must - that is what it is there for!!
As Kylie Bertucci says "love it, chop it"!   It's there to be used - and you can always buy more (that we know!!)
The papers from the Share What You Love range have some lovely images that you may not want to cut into for fear of cutting through the beautiful flowers.  So don't cut through them!  Cut AROUND them!!
For some, fussy cutting is their night mare, but personally I find it quite therapeutic, and rewarding.
So, I set about cutting away some of the gorgeous pearl finished  larger flowers, then some smaller ones and then some of the leaves.  These were all green ( Mint macaron, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide) so I needed some pop of colour to go with it.  So then I grabbed another sheet, and cut out the grapefruit grove blossoms, and some of the Rich Razzleberry blooms from another - see there is lots to choose from!!

Once I had a nice little bundle, I cl…