Sunday, 30 April 2017

Resist Embossing - Happy Mothers Day

Welcome back crafty peoples  ๐Ÿ˜

Today I went LIVE on my FB page to sahre a techniquecalle Resist Embossing..

I have used this before technique number of times, but It's nice to go back and show again how to do these techniques and how to create with them after wards..

I was reminded of this technique yesterday while I was actually creating for an upcoming blog post, due to be published on the 7th of May...The Crazy Crafters will be hopping with Lea Denton on that day. I was using our now retired Irresistable floral paper that comes pre embossed and the cards I created turned out awesomely ... even if I do say so myself hehehe.

Ok enough bacj ground on what bought me to todays post and video.

 You can watch the video by clicking 

RESIST EMBOSSING

Here are my cards created from the paper I made this morning.


Happy Mothers Day


#Resistembossing #KOCreationscards #Techniques #Fallingflowers #RAK #ImbringingRAKback #Customerappreciation

 2 of the colours I used are NEW incolours and will be available for purchase from the 1 June 2017 from the new Annual Catalogue.


 If you would like a copy of this catalogue then please use the catalogue request form above so I can add you to my mailing list.

Here are the
Customer Thank you cards and a little RAK card too!


#Resistembossing #KOCreationscards #Techniques #Fallingflowers #RAK #ImbringingRAKback #Customerappreciation


You can see that I chopped up the piece of embossed paper and I made 3 cards from 1 little piece!



Front view 
of 

Happy Mothers Day

#Resistembossing #KOCreationscards #Techniques #Fallingflowers #RAK #ImbringingRAKback #Customerappreciation




If you would like a full list of items that I used then I have added them all to the carousel beolw for your convenience.

Just click any picture you like to be taken to my store.

The HOSTESS CODE for May is
33EJUTN4
If you use the Hostess Code from now until the 29th of May you will go into the draw to win awesome prizes!!



Thanks so much for visiting my blog today..
I will see you all again soon ๐Ÿ˜Š



Friday, 28 April 2017

Weather Together - #GDP084 - #CI08


 Welcome back crafty people ๐Ÿ˜
 I managed an afternoon in my craft studio today...I actually snuck away shhhh and left hubby with the kids hahaha. 
I had to! Because earlier today I had a brilliant idea forming for a card!!

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08


It was based around the colour swatch from Colour Inkspiration #CI08

The colours chosen for this fortnights challenge are Delightful Dijon (retiring colour), Tip Top Taupe (retiring colour), Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. 
A gorgeous Autumn inspired colour pallette. 
If you would like to join in please click the link HERE  and ask to join the group...You don't even need a blog to enter! Just upload your pics straight to the group and use the hashtag #CI08 and you are pafrt of the challenge!


My brilliant idea also included the design from over at Global Design Team. 


The challenge for #GDP08 this week is CASE the Designer Michelle Last!

Here is my card that I came up with...I am pretty happy as it came together just as I saw it in my minds eye!

Wishing You Brighter Days


#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08


For this design I used the layout pretty much as Michelle has.
I used the falling softly embossing folder on the NEW thick Very Vanilla Card stock for the background to give the effect of snow/rain. 
I layered this onto Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper which I coloured using Soft Suede ink and an aqua painter.
I applied the front to the card base of Early Esspresso using dimensionals.
The stamp set I used is Weather Together along with the matching dies to cut out the umbrella, the handle, clouds and the rain drops.

Th Weather Together set is still available in the annual catalogue as a bundle, but guess what!!! It is also staying for the 2017-2018 catalogue just not as a bundle.

 Don't despair their will be new bundles to take advantage of though ๐Ÿ˜Š

The square frame was created by nesting the sticthed shapes and layering squares together.
I mounted this on foam adhesive strips for a 3D effect.



#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08


I used some more glimmer paper that I coloured with Soft Seude and Tip Top Taupe to make rain drops below the clouds. The clouds were stamped in Soft Suede onto Tip Top Taupe card stock.

I stamped the umbrella using stazon black and water coloured with my aqua painter the Delightful Dijon. I added a small piece of vanilla lace and gold thread to the handle just for a added interest point.


#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

I added clear wink of stella to the clouds just for a touch more sparkle...I love sparkle ๐Ÿ˜

All of the sparkle reminds me of water glistening in the light. 
Which is the effect I was looking for.

#KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Weathertogether #Wishingyoubrighterdays #GDP084 #CI08

The flowers and sentiment are also from the Weather together set. I coloured them using water colour pencils and an aqua painter. Ifussy cut them and added fine tip glue over the top for a glossy finish.


I do hope you enjoyed this card project today.

If you would like a list of the items I used, then I have added all items to the carousel below for your convenience.





Have you ordered your new catalogue yet!?!



 If not then use please the Catalogue Request Tab above and fill out the form. I will send you one!

What about the new Eastern Palace Suite that is available soon!!!
Seen it yet??
Click HERE for a preview.

It will be available to order from the 2nd of May.

You can for the month of  MAY ONLY order this suite in 2 different size bundles.
In these bundles you get FREE Items!!!
Who doesn't love Free items!

For Bundle 1, the Starter Bundle - You get Note Cards with matching Envelopes for FREE
and
In bundle 2, the Premier Bundle - You get 2 items! The Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and Very Vanilla thick cardstock FREE!!! OMG this is special all on it's own..I love using our thick card stock for my card bases!
More information in the flyer below.



To shop for this bundle please click the flyer above from the 2nd of MAY and get in on this fabulous offer!

BECAUSE

When the catalogue is released in June these bundles won't be available any more and you will have to purchase all of these items seperately!! No free stuff!!!



If you want to see what else is inside the new catalogue, or perhaps get your hands on some of the new products before every one else then you can always join up!


LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!

JOIN MY TEAM


You can purchase items from the new catalogue from the 2nd of May when you JOIN as a demonstrator.

You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)




If you would like to purchase anything Stampin' Up! you can find my shop HERE 

OR THE SHOPPING BASKET BELOW.


Shop with Me

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek

Welcome back crafty people,

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Today I and some other Crazy Crafter's have a little blog hop for you to be inspired by. We are all using new products, soon to be released with the new annual Catalogue.

You are here with me Kim Oliver, you can find the list of all other hop particpants nearer the end of my blog.

Have you ordered your new catalogue yet!?!


 If not then use please the Catalogue Request Tab above and fill out the form. I will send you one

My cards today have been inspired by the stunningly gorgeous colours from the Eastern Palace Suite.



Here is a group shot of my projects


#Easternpalacesuite #Lemonlimetwist #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Austrlianmade #Workshop #Cardclasses



I actually have had this set for around 2 weeks now...I adored it as soon as I laid my eyes on it and just had to have it!! 
I mean LOOK at those delicious colours!!! Fresh Fig Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist! You get all three of these colours in the  both of the new bundles that are becoming available in MAY.


When it arrived, I was giddy with excitement. I couldn't wait to get at it. 
BUT 
The worst thing ever happened!
 I had a creativity block :( .... What to do.
So, I thought I would leave the bundle sitting in view while I worked on some other projects. 
This has helped in the past.
In the end I came up with a plan of action....
I had the idea that playing with the inks and colours would inspire something wonderful...So I did a little smooshing of the inks onto watercolour and shimmer white card stock.
This is what I finally came up with..
I do hope you like them all.

LIME IS WONDERFUL 

#Easternpalacesuite #Lemonlimetwist #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Austrlianmade #Workshop #Cardclasses

This stunner is Lemon Lime Twist smooshed onto water colour card stock. 
I backed this onto Fresh Fig and then layered that onto the Thick Very Vanilla.
 YES we now have THICK very Vanilla!!! Love it :)
The focal for this card was made from nesting some of the gorgeous dies in this set. To create this Fresh Fig flower doily I daubed Pink Pirouette onto the petals and then around the edges I daubed Fresh Fig..I stamped the flower shape over the petals. I added gold foil underneath and a gold metallic shape to the centre to help it POP.
The sentiment circling the oustside reads 'Life is Beautiful' and may I say YES IT IS!
Click HERE to see the Smooshing video

 FRESH FIG IS FABULOUS

#Easternpalacesuite #Lemonlimetwist #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Austrlianmade #Workshop #Cardclasses


For th Fresh Fig card back ground, I tried the three inks together...Iw asn't convinced I liked all three together, but I think I made it work.  
I then repeat stamped one of the outline shapes from the stamp set in Fresh Fig, to finish this I stamped the solid star in the same colour and added a small gold matallic shape.

TRANQUIL TIDE IS TEMPTING

#Easternpalacesuite #Lemonlimetwist #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Austrlianmade #Workshop #Cardclasses
This card reminds me of the ocean and the sun...
 I deliberately kept this card bare and uncluttered.
The background was created using the shimmer white card stock and with the gold edging backed onto Dapper Denim, gold thread, plus the gold vinyl sticker, it all really sparkled in the sunlight...
I just couldn't catch that in the pictures :(
The focal was again created by nesting some of the dies from the suite and layering them over gold and the largest vinyl sticker.

Please click the name after mine to keep hopping through to find more inspiration.









The Eastern Palace Suite is available to customers (YOU) earlier than normal this year...
It will be available from the 2nd of May to be precise.
You can for the month of  MAY ONLY order this suite in 2 different size bundles.
In these bundles you get FREE Items!!!
Who doesn't love Free items!

For Bundle 1, the Starter Bundle - You get Note Cards with matching Envelopes for FREE
and
In bundle 2, the Premier Bundle - You get 2 items! The Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes and Very Vanilla thick cardstock FREE!!! OMG this is special all on it's own..I love using our thick card stock for my card bases!
More information in the flyer below.




To shop for this bundle please click the flyer above from the 2nd of MAY to get this fabulous offer!

When the catalogue is released in June these bundles won't be available any more and you will have to purchase all of these items seperately!!



If you want to see what else is inside the new catalogue, or perhaps get your hands on some of the new products before every one else then you can always join up!


LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!

JOIN MY TEAM


You can purchase items from the new catalogue from the 2nd of May when you JOIN as a demonstrator.

You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)




If you would like to purchase anything Stampin' Up! you can find my shop HERE 

OR THE SHOPPING BASKET BELOW.


Shop with Me



The Hostess code for April has now closed.

 But don't despair I will be opening May's Hostess code in 5 days!


For those who purchased from me during April and used the April Hostess Code you have been entered into the draw below. 

If you spent under $50 you could win the card kit pictured.



BUT if you placed an order to the value of $50 or more you could win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



Announcing the winners of these bundles today


(Draw was done yesterday on my Face Book page)

drum roll please........


And the winner of the Pretty Pocket Card kit was Wendy Goninon CONGRATULATIONS WENDY!!!
I will contact you with postage details tomorrow.
AND

AND FOR THE NAILED IT BUNDLE.

The winner of the Nailed it Bundle was Jo Nailer CONGRATULATIONS JO...I will be contacting you with postage details tomorrow also.

I hope you both enjoy these fabulous prizes. 
Thank you so much for your business.


Well thats about it from me today.

I do hope you have enjoyed these projects

If you have any questions please ask in comments below. 
I always reply .

Monday, 24 April 2017

Special Reason Make and Take Class

Welcome back crafty people

I thought I would share with you all a class I held today in my home.

It was based around the retiring bundle 'Special Reason' 144720. It is currently still available. But I have no idea for how much longer. Go order this gorgeous bundle NOW by clicking HERE!
It, along with a couple of others is a definite favourite of mine and has been featured on a number of my cards.
I made a bunch of customer Thank You cards for my lovely customers. 
And then let them know that this is what they would be creating for their next class when I handed out their orders and cards.

Here are the  cards I made for them to show my appreciation.
I showcased this set of cards in a blog hop with Janneke around a month ago. 
You can see the card set HERE in more detail.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops


I woke with a nasty but bearable headache this morning, which for me n ormally leads to migraine for a few days.... But so far, touch wood all is still a the bearable level!
I was feeling a little overwhelmed to start with this morning, as I knew my class was going to be larger than normal due to the school holidays. I normally only have around 8 people per class but today I had 3 young teenagers + a customers mum joining in. 
So, after rejigging the seating arrangements I managed to fit them all in  + I had a couple of spaces spare! Which was great as I had a drop in lol.
I also had the pleasure of hosting another Demonstrator and friend Kayla Renee MacAulay from the other side of my little island state.
Here is a quick shot of a couple of Kayla's cards made today at the class.

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Here is my set up ready for the day.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops

You can see in the bottom left picture my set up and samples ready for my next class which is on the 29th of May.

One reason I love teaching classes is seeing the faces of the people who come and them seeing the end results of their work. Everyone comes to these classes for different reasons, and I try to accomodate those needs as much as I can.

Here are some happy snaps of the lovely ladies working, laughing, chatting and helping each other.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops

And here is another set of 3 pics with all of them holding up some of their completed cards.


#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops

Each class consists of one harder more technique orientated card while the other 3 are easier and less technical. 
Todays hard card was a window card. They had to learn how to align dies and stamps using the stamp-a-ma-jig tool. I only had one complaint lol.

Here is the window card.
#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation  #Cardmakingclass #KOCreationscards #Workshops

Some got the knack quicker than others, as in most class situations. But, they all did really well and perservered to create their (hard) card. And as usual once completed LOVED how it looked.
They all loved creating the other 3 cards and none minded the crowded feel too much. 

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing the smiling faces of my class today.

I will be back again in a couple of days sharing a project made from a lovely set available from the new catalogue. 
TTFN



Just a little information for you 

The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.

But here it is

Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)


Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!





LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!

JOIN MY TEAM


You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 2nd of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


Lastly

If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here


Shop with Me

The Hostess code for April is has now closed.

 But don't despair I will be opening May's Hostess code in 7 days!


For those who purchased this April and used the April Code you will be entered into the draw below. If you spent under $50 you could win the card kit pictured.



BUT if you placed an order to the value of $50 or you could win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



Good luck to those who entered. 

I will add the winners names to the end of my next blog on the 27th at 7pm.


Thanks so much for stopping by ;)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dear Friend, For You - #GDP083 - #CI07




 Welocme back crafty people...
I have actually had a full day at home today....That means I got to create whoo hoo :)

You might have seen from my previous post that it is currently school holidays in the little state I live in. For me that means my children become the focus of the household...
HAPPY KIDS HAPPY MUM lol
It also works the other way too though, hahaha! 

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07

Todays cards will be entered into #GDP083 and #CI07
The team from Global Design Project have given us the challenge of Sparkles/Bling while the Design Team over at Colour Inkspiration have given us a colour swatch of  *Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and *Tip Top Taupe.. *Two of these colours are about to retire fro t he old catalogue,
BUT we have 5 new Incolours for us to play with coming out in the new catalogue along with heaps of other new products too!!

Here are the pics of this weeks challenges

  


I thought by putting these two challenges together I could come up with a card that was pretty and classy too. 
I chose Bling from #GDP083. So, I added a touch of gold for a gorgeous and classy finish for my card design.

Here are the cards.

Dear Friend


#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07
               
       
  
I thought I would have a play with our Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (TIEF) to get started. 
I used Tip Top Taupe and inked onto the raised side of the embossing folder..I wiped parts of it off..huffed my breath onto the ink and laid the card over the inked open folder, rubbing the card stock gently with my hand to make sure the ink and card made contact. I did this twice to give the doubled effect you can see on both cards..

For You


#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07
         


 What did you think??
 The stamp set I used is my all time favourite 'Touches of  Texture'. The dog wood blossoms were coloured using an aqua painter with Pink Pirouette for the flowers, I coloured the centres of the flowers using Daffodol Delight and I used Mint Macaron for the leaves. 
I inked the spritz stamp with Daffodil Delight to gove the impression of pollen in the air. The bees were the next logical step from that, appropriately theit legs are also thick with golden yellow pollen.


A picture of both cards side by side.

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07


 You can see from the side by side picture that one card has been stepped up. I added more of the flowers plus more of the wire effect, I also added metallic gold thread behind the sentiment


If you would like a list of all items used, then I have added them to the carousel below for your convenience

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 





Just a little information for you 

The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.

But here it is

Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)


Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!





LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!


JOIN MY TEAM


You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 1st of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


Lastly

If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here


Shop with Me

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 

If you use this code for the month of April for any purchase you will go into the draw to win the Pretty Pocket Card Kit



BUT if you place an order to the value of $50 or more you will enter the draw to win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



But remember to be entered you must use the HOSTESS CODE 7CEYPST2 when at checkout stage of your purchases.You must RESIDE IN AUSTRALIA and you MUST enter your CONTACT DETAILS.



Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I will see you all again soon xx