Floral Affection Card

Hi and welcome!  I’m taking part in a blog hop with special guest Dawn Olchefske. We get to CASE (copy and selectively edit) one of Dawn’s projects. Here’s my project:

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We’re thrilled that Dawn is our guest for this hop.  Thank you Dawn!

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Today’s hop is a Crazy Crafters team effort. They’re a crazy talented bunch too, so make sure you visit them all!

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Here’s the card that inspired me.

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I was inspired by the unusual curved panel Dawn used on her card. I changed the shape and made it my focal image panel.  It was dry embossed first using one of the Floral Affection folders.  Also from the suite is the Affectionately Yours DSP.  I heat embossed the floral spray in copper before adding a touch of watercolouring.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.

To continue on the hop and see all the fabulous projects from Dawn and the rest of the Crazy Crafters team, click on the person after me – Gail Davidson – in the list below.

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Swirly Birds Pinwheel Card

Hi and welcome!  Today I’m participating in a Crazy Crafters blog hop with special guest Jennifer Michalski. We get to CASE (copy and selectively edit) one of Jennifer’s projects. Here’s my project:


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We’re thrilled that Jennifer is our guest for this hop.  Thank you Jennifer!

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Today’s hop is a Crazy Crafters team effort. They’re a crazy talented bunch too, so make sure you visit them all!

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Here’s the card that inspired me.


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My 17 year old daughter recently went to the Brisbane Ekka (Exhibition) with some friends, and she brought a pinwheel home with her. It brought back fond memories of my visits to the Ekka as a kid, so when I saw Jennifer’s card I couldn’t resist the chance to CASE it!

I loved the bright gelato colours Jennifer used and the happy tone of her card. I wanted to try a 3D look with the pinwheels and also changed the colours. I added the little swirl image from Swirly Birds stamp set as the background, along with some washi tape.  The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings stamp set.

To continue on the hop and see all the fabulous projects from Jennifer and the rest of the Crazy Crafters team, click on the person after me – Gail Davidson – in this list below.

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Party with Cake for WWYS #76

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week we’re “partying with cake”!  You can join in the fun by playing along with us and submitting your own creation!  Check out what the rest of the Design Team as well as other Challenge players have created here.

This was a fun and simple birthday card to create, and uses two of my fave colours – Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride.

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Here’s the stamp set we’re working with this week.

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Despite being simple though, there’s lots of dimension on this card (in the layers and the focal image too), and lots of sparkle! I’m loving the new Layering Circle Framelits. How about you?

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And I prettied up the inside as well.

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Crazy Crafters Team Projects

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our weekly Team Projects Highlight! Yay!  To see what everyone has made this week and to vote for your 3 favourites, click on the banner above.

I have to tell you today’s project was borne of necessity. As a lot of us do, I have a planner that I use to keep track of all my Stampin’ Up! tasks and events. I found it very painful finding the page for the current week every time I wanted to use it – sooooo – as any crafter would do – I made a “page keeper” or bookmark!


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I decided to do a card to accompany this project as I think it would make a super gift to give to a friend who also uses a planner or maybe is an avid reader. Aren’t these adorable?! Oh my gosh, I think the little emoji stamp from the Project Life Good Vibes Accessory Pack is just so cute!


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And you can design your own sentiment with the Labeler Alphabet stamp set – it’s so versatile.  Thank you Stampin’ Up!


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I used some of the beautiful gold foiled paper from the Pop of Pink DSP pack and stamped the emoji image.  The smiley face at the top comes from the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits. I’ve added some magnetic strips at the bottom to hold it closed.


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Of course I had to add some googly eyes to the smiley face!


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Did you earn Bonus Days Coupons in July? It’s time to redeem! Make sure you get your order in before your coupons expire on August 31st.

Would you like a copy of the Holiday Catalogue?  If you live in Australia and you’re not a demonstrator, just click below to order your copy.

Thanks for stopping by today. I’d love it if you’d pin my card and leave a comment.

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I would love to earn your business and be your demonstrator. By using the Host Code below you will be supporting me and you’ll receive gifts when you place an order. If your order is $250 or more, please don’t use the code as you become the Host and are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards.

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Thoughtful Branches – Crazy Crafters Blog Hop

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CCBH Thoughtful BranchesHi and welcome! The Crazy Crafters Team has a very special blog hop for you today. We are showcasing the brand new BEAUTIFUL Thoughtful Branches bundle. When you see the gorgeous creations we have for you tonight, I know you’ll want to buy your own, but don’t hang about because it’s only available until August 31, and only while stocks last.


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Even though there are 23 stamps and 9 dies in this bundle, I wanted to show you that you can make a gorgeous card with only one or two elements.


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I used the tree die and cut it out of white vellum, and then used this as a stencil. I stamped two birds and die cut these and added the beautiful sentiment you can see on the card front.



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For the inside, I stamped a complementary sentiment, cut two more birds and attached these to the vellum piece I used as a stencil (I love this – no waste!). I punched one of the tiny hearts using the Confetti Hearts Border punch and adhered this to one of the birds. Here’s a close-up.


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Up next on the blog hop is the amazing Kylie Bertucci. To visit Kylie’s blog, click on her name in the list below.



Did you earn Bonus Days Coupons in July? It’s time to redeem! Make sure you get your order in before your coupons expire on August 31st.

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Foxy Friends for WWYS #75

Hello and welcome to another WWYS Challenge.  This week we’ve been given the challenge to use the Foxy Friends Stamp Set. Challenge?  Heck no!  This set is fun and adorable – and versatile too.  You get 29 – yes, 29 images in the set, so there’s lots of room for creating different animals and scenes.  It could be used for just about any occasion, and it comes with a punch.  I bought the bundle and saved 10%.  To see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for this challenge, head on over to the What Will You Stamp Blog.  If you have this set we’d love it if you could join us.  You’d be inspiring us and other crafters all over the world!  And you might just be a winner! How awesome is that?

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Here’s my card.  I made this one for a customer and she has received it now, so no spoiler!

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I’ve used the same colours as the co-ordinating DSP Stack – Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Pool Party,
Smoky Slate and Whisper White.  A little dash of Cucumber Crush for the leaves makes this little scene pop.  The gorgeous sentiment comes from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.

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Crazy Crafters’ August Blog Hop with Special Guest Tami White

 

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It’s time for another Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop, and this month we are all excited to have Tami White as our special guest.  Tami has inspired and entertained legions of crafters the world over, and we are all getting to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her projects.  Woo hoo!  If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know Tami, make sure you check out her blog by clicking on her image below.  It will take you to the post about the card I am CASEing.

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You may be starting here on my blog – Gail Davidson, or you may have come from the person previous to me – Bruno Bertucci.  To continue on the hop, click on the next person in the list – the lovely Vicki Hunter – at the end of this post to make sure you don’t miss all the other amazing Crazy Crafters’ projects and of course our fabulous special guest Tami White’s project too!

And here’s Tami’s card that inspired me:


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The layout of this card is what first caught my eye, with the strip of Gold Foil behind the main image, and anyone who knows me knows that I just love emboss resist.  It’s so cool, isn’t it?  And I loved the way Tami used a coloured image of the starfish to complement the white ones in the background.

I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use because there are just so many gorgeous ones in the Annual Catalogue this year.  Oh my gosh!  But I  finally decided on the beautiful Artistically Asian set.  This is the first time I have had a play with it and I can definitely see many more cards and projects being created with this set.  Love, love, love!!


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So here’s my card.  I wanted the focal image to shine, so I used Kraft cardstock as well as muted and natural tones so that the gorgeous bamboo image would pop.  To add to the delicacy of the style I took a deep breath and my paper snips and fussy cut the image out, but it was totally worth it (and I don’t mind a bit of fussy cutting).  What do you think?


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I love how subtle the friendship symbol looks stamped in VersaMark down the left-hand side, and the Pink Pirouette sponging adds to the delicate feel of this card too.  The sentiment was heat embossed and cropped using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  A sprinkling of black and clear sequins completes the project.

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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Sunshine Wishes Card for GDP045

I’m very excited about this week’s GDP Challenge.  It seems like forever since I’ve played along.  And this week is a really special one, as the Design Team are giving players a chance to be a guest designer for their next colour challenge.  Woot! Woot!

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I’ve been wanting to do a camouflaged die cut card since I saw a video by Laura Bassen using this technique, so this was the perfect opportunity.  Using the brand new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, I chose the congrats sentiment and the loosey-goosey flower.  Here’s what I came up with:


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The banner sentiment is from Crazy About You stamp set, and I’ve just added some of the new Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish it off.

Here’s a close-up of the sentiment.  I love this technique – it’s a clever way to add interest without cluttering the card.


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Just a note about the new Big Shot Platform with Thin Die Adapter.  If you haven’t tried this yet, you have to!  The difference it makes to die-cutting is enormous.  It just cuts like butter!  I’ve included it in the supply list below.  Thanks for stopping by today.

If you live in Australia and you are looking for a demonstrator to purchase from or join up with I would love to look after you.

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Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me. And don’t forget about this month’s fabulous Bonus Days Coupon Promotion!

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Jar of Love for WWYS #73

This week’s WWYS Challenge stamp set is Jar of Love.  This set is simply adorable.  Besides flowers, you can fill your jar with fireflies, goldfish, or as I chose to do, with confetti.  You could also fill them with images from other stamp sets too.  I’ve seen jars with fairies and frogs to name a couple.  This is a big set with lots of images, giving you lots of creative options.


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And here’s the card I created:


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As you can see, my design is totally inspired by the sentiment.  I’ve used some washi tape from the Pop of Pink and Affectionately Yours packs along the bottom of the panel.  I’ve also used the new Layering Circles Framelits set for the sentiment.  A little bit of copper heat-embossing adds some pizzazz and we’re done!  A simple, quick and fun card.  🙂

Head on over to the What Will You Stamp blog to see what our other talented designers have created with this stamp set.  And why not enter your own design?  You could be chosen as our winner and get to be a guest stamper!  How exciting!

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.


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If you live in Australia and you are looking for a demonstrator to purchase from or join up with I would love to look after you.

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You Can Make It

Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me. And don’t forget about this month’s fabulous Bonus Days Coupon Promotion!

You’re Sublime for WWYS #72

This week’s WWYS Challenge stamp set is You’re Sublime.  This set is so sweet – I love all the images.  I chose to use the submarine to emphasise the SUBlime.  LOL

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And here’s my card:

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I’ve used the wave-like die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Die set for the sea.  I cut one from Pool Party coloured vellum and one from Pacific Point cardstock.  The sub was coloured with markers in Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Pool Party and Pumpkin Pie (that’s a lot of P’s!)  The sea, bubbles and fish had some Clear Wink of Stella applied to make them glisten.  And that’s it!

Head on over to the What Will You Stamp blog to see what our other talented designers have created with this stamp set.  And why not enter your own design?  You could be chosen as our winner and get to be a guest stamper!  How exciting!

If you like this colour combination, please feel free to save and share it.  You can find more inspiration on my Pinterest Colour Inspiration Board.

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If you live in Australia and you are looking for a demonstrator to purchase from or join up with I would love to look after you.

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You Can Make It

Don’t forget to use this month’s Host Code – MWTRD942 – if your order is less than $250 and receive extra product when you shop with me. And don’t forget about this month’s fabulous Bonus Days Coupon Promotion!