Friday, 28 April 2017

Weather Together - #GDP084 - #CI08


 Welcome back crafty people 😍
 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 😊

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 😍

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 .