Sunday, 10 December 2017

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Stampin' Blends - Just Add Colour

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Hello everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
Did you miss me??
Some of you may have noticed that I took a wee break before the Christmas Crazy period began!
Well I am back now and getting my creative on.

Today for the Stampin Sunday Blog Hop we are showcasing the NEW Stampin' Blends.
You are currently visiting Kim Oliver of Australia and you can find a list of all other talented creators closer to the end of this post.

Who has tried the Stampin Blends already?
What was your impressions?
Who has them on their wish list? My Mum does after playing with my set!

Well, I couldn't wait to get my hands on them and purchased them as soon as I could.
From the first pen stroke, I fell in LOVE!!
They glide on so smoothly, no catching and are SUPER EASY to use.
PLUS the colours are just so VIBRANT!




Pictured below are my two cards created using the Stampin' Blends along with the 'Just Add Colour' DSP which seemed pretty obvious to me hehe.
I also used 'Count My Blessings'  plus 'Grown with Love' stamp sets with the stitched shapes and layering ovals to accentuate my focal area and sentiments.


For the first card below I have used the 'Count My Blessing' stamp set to create the leafy repeat stamped background. I fussy cut the watering can and flowers from the DSP sheet after colouring.


All Things Grow With Love

I simply adore that sentiment, it can be used to encourage anybody that needs a little lift.

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Justaddcolour #Gardening #Flowers #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Rubberstamping

I was certainly enamoured with the watering cans and flowers on that particular DSP sheet, so much so I had to create another card.


I admit I was a bit rusty with my colouring with the card above, see the improvement with my colouring below?
As with all techniques the more you practise the better you get ๐Ÿ˜‰

Amazing You

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Justaddcolour #Gardening #Flowers #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Rubberstamping


Looking at the card above you can see that the colours don't actually bleed into each other when colouring next to another completely different colour! That is even though they are super juicy pens and glide on so smoothly yet, at the same time you can blend similar colour families to perfection!




* Kim's Tips

  • If you do make a mistake and colour outside of the lines or in a section you didn't want to, just grab the colour lifter and rub it over the area you want removed! The Colour Lifter is also a perfect way to add texture and highlights to your project.
  • The Just Add Colour DSP is perfect for the Stampin' Blends. It is a thicker grade paper. The Stampin' Blends should only ever be used on thick card stocks or papers like the above mentioned DSP and our Thick Whisper White card stock.
  • Also use a scratch piece of paper under your work as the colours will eventually bleed through the paper to the underside, especially if colouring repeatedly in the same section.
To continue moving through our hop just click the name after mine on the list below.







If you are searching for any of the items I used to create these card designs with then please check the carousel out below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store for your convenience.



Thank you so very much for visiting me today.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section.
I ALWAYS REPLY.
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Friday, 8 December 2017

BLUE - Water Colour Wings using Water Colours

#KOCreationscards #Watercolourwings #Watercolourpainting #Cardmaking #Papercrafting #Stampinup #Butterflies #Blue

Welcome back everyone.
I took a little break before the Christmas rush period to spend some time with my family...We don't get a lot of time over the Christmas due to work commitments unfortunately. 
My holiday was inspirational though as visiting the Melbourne Zoo and the Butterfly House was my inspiration for my card project today.

I decided I would jump straight back into creating by playing with water colours! It's one of my most favourite ways to add colour to a background.
I hadn't pulled out the gorgeous Water Colour wings stamp set for a while either so, I put the two together and came up with this striking little number!
I am entering this card into the Crazy Crafters Weekly Team Highlights. 
I LIKE IT THAT MUCH lol

If you too like my card
You can VOTE for it by clicking HERE

BLUE


#KOCreationscards #Watercolourwings #Watercolourpainting #Cardmaking #Papercrafting #Stampinup #Butterflies #Blue

The colours used for this card were 
  • Pool Party
  • Tempting Turquoise.
  • Clear Wink of Stella
  • Basic Black Stampin' Write marker
  • Memento Black ink
Products used were
  • Water Colour Paper
  • Aqua Painter
  • Thick Whisper White card stock
  • Basic Black card stock
  • Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Techniques used were 
  • Stamping Off
  • Step stamping as  well as normal stamping
  • Water Colouring to create the back ground and Shadowing.

After finishing this card project I got to thinking that this would look absolutely fabulous in yellow hues or even coral/peach tones too! 
Hmmm...... perhaps I will just have to create some more now! lol

If you are looking to purchase any of the items I used to create my project with then please check ut the carousel below. It has ll items listed and is linked directly to my store for your convenience.




Thank you so very much for visiting me today.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask them in the comments section.
I ALWAYS REPLY.
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Carols Of Christmas bundle - Onstage Swaps 2017



Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

Over the next few weeks I will be away visiting family as well as attending THE ONSTAGE EVENT, so my posts won't be very regular until December. 
For this I apologise in advance.
I will still be creating for posts while I am away, so please stay tuned xx.

BUT 
FOR TODAY 
I am sharing with you all my card created for the Onstage swaps at the Stampin Up convention in Melbourne!

I just LOVE these events!
We get to preview new release items, see the new catalogue 
AND
 play with the products too.
 PLUS 
We get to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones to boot!


Here is my swap card.

Carols of Christmas.

#KOCreationscards #Carolsofchristmas #Stampinup #Onstageswaps #Christmascards #Christmasgifts #Cardmaking #Papercraft

I made a little pinteresty style photo showing the steps I used to create this card with.

#KOCreationscards #Carolsofchristmas #Stampinup #Onstageswaps #Christmascards #Christmasgifts #Cardmaking #Papercraft

I used my layering Ovals framelits for the DSP and black scalloped oval.
The cute little deer from the Carols of Christmas stamp set and the pine trees for the silhouettes in black and silver from the Card Front Builder dies which is part of the Carols Of Christmas bundle.
The DSP used is called Merry Music Speciality Designer Series Paper.

#KOCreationscards #Carolsofchristmas #Stampinup #Onstageswaps #Christmascards #Christmasgifts #Cardmaking #Papercraft

You can see above that I have made quite a number of swaps ๐Ÿ˜Š I am so looking forward to swapping on Saturday, it's ONE of my fave parts of the convention.

If you are searching  for any of the items I used to create my swaps with then please refer to the carousel below. 
Each item is linked directly to my store for ease of purchases. 
Just click on the item required and follow prompts

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Friday, 27 October 2017

Shabby Chic Floral Phrases - #GDP110

#KOCreationscards #Shabbychic #Crushedflowers #Handmadeflowers #Cardmaking #Papercraft #Floralphrases

Hello ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today I am using the Floral Phrases stamp set along with the matching Detailed Floral Thinlits to create this gorgeous Shabby Chic card.

I have entered this card into #GDP110 as it fits with the sketch challenge you can see pictured below



Shabby and Thoughtful


#KOCreationscards #Shabbychic #Crushedflowers #Handmadeflowers #Cardmaking #Papercraft #Floralphrases


  My idea for this card came from watching a video of

Bibiana Cameron's 

The colours I used are Whisper White, Blushing bride and Basic Grey.
By crushing opposite corners I made my card a bit grungier and gave the effect of Shabby Chic while still managing remain clean and tidy.

If you are searching for any of the items I used to create this card with, then please refer to the carousel below. It has all items listed FOR SALE and is linked directly to my store.



Thank you so very much for visiting today.
If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below.
I always reply to a question ๐Ÿ˜‰

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Enjoy The Little Things In Life- Video Blog Hop - Christmas


Welcome everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
For todays' blog I am hopping with the "Enjoy the little things in life - Design Team. We will try to help you to be more creative and give you some great ideas and tips which will include a video of how we made our projects. 
We have an incredibly amazing team of demonstrators from around the world that are part of this hop.
This months theme is Christmas.

Currently you are visiting me - Kim Oliver of Australia, so have a look at the list at the end of the post to see who is next


I have chosen to create some Decor items for Christmas this hop.

Honeycomb Christmas Ornaments


#KOCreationscards #Merrymusic #DIYChristmas #Honeycombchristmasornaments #Stampinup #Papercrafts #Cardmaking #Homedecor




I have taken a few photo's to show the glueing pattern for the oval decoration and the circle on also.

#KOCreationscards #Merrymusic #DIYChristmas #Honeycombchristmasornaments #Stampinup #Papercrafts #Cardmaking #Homedecor

#KOCreationscards #Merrymusic #DIYChristmas #Honeycombchristmasornaments #Stampinup #Papercrafts #Cardmaking #Homedecor


Here is my Vidoe Turoial.







#KOCreationscards #Merrymusic #DIYChristmas #Honeycombchristmasornaments #Stampinup #Papercrafts #Cardmaking #Homedecor

To keep moving through the hop please just click the name directly after mine.








If you are looking to purchase any of the tiems I used to create these gorgeous decorations with then please feel free to use the carousel below.
It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.


Thank you so much for visiting today.
If you have any questions please ask them in the comments section below.
I always reply ๐Ÿ˜‰

Monday, 23 October 2017

A Summer Time Butterfly Posy - #CI19

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Welcome back everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
I am so happy you have decided to stop by my blog for a visit today.
I have been trying to use up some scraps that I have created over the last few weeks

So I decided I would create for Colour Inkspiration today.


I have been super busy these last few weeks with school holidays and then creating flat out once they went back to school.
Sometimes getting work done with the bairns at home isn't all that successful hahaha.
So I am just fitting this card in by the skin of my teeth ๐Ÿ˜… .
I am creating a video for a International blog hop tomorrow and now must also go and prepare my pieces for that.


 The colours for this challenge are as follows.
Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Basic Grey, Smoky Slate and Garden Green.

These colours just scream Spring and Summer to me ๐Ÿ˜Š
And summer means Butterflies and flowers where I live
(I live in a very temperate climate)

Butterfly Posy


#KOCreationscards #Watercolorwings #Butterflybasics #Inpiredbynature #Easternmedallions #Cardmaking #Stampinup #CI19
I pulled out some all time favourites stamp sets for this card, Watercolour Wings and Butterfly Basics!
My card base is Thick Whisper White with a layer of Basic Gray under the card front.
The back ground of my card came from some stamping off I was doing for another card.
The medallion was from my play with the Eastern Palace when I first purchased it.
I punched the flowers from some scrap Daffodil Delight using the blossom builder punch.
The little fine pieces of white are the trimmings from my card lol. 
I love how delicate they look, don't you?.

Angled View

#KOCreationscards #Watercolorwings #Butterflybasics #Inpiredbynature #Easternmedallions #Cardmaking #Stampinup #CI19
Thank you for popping in ๐Ÿ˜Š


If you are searching for any of the items I used to create this beautiful summery card with, then please use the carousel below.




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Sunday, 22 October 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds and 3D projects blog hop

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Welcome everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
Today I am participating in a blog hop with ESAD.
Our theme this month is 3D projects.

What is ESAD? I hear you ask.
Well, FOR MORE INFORMATION please refer directly below.

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I chose to create a trio of shadow boxes for a display ready for Christmas.

I can hang this on my wall or pop it on a shelf, wherever the fancy takes ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is my Shadow Box
decor item for Christmas.

DECK THE HALLS


#KOCreationscards #Christmas #Carolsofchristmas #Christmaspines #DIYchristmasifts #DIY #Shadowboxes #Homedecor #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Papercrafts


I have used a selection of gorgeous stamp sets and DSP for this gorgeous decor item.
For a full list of items please refer to the carousel at the end of my blog.

Here is a quick template using 12 x 12 DSP shadow box each score line is 2cm apart. So score at 2,4,6,and 8 cm then turn and score again until all four edges have been scored. Turn and score two lines 4 cm long 1 at 10cm. and another 2cm before the other four score lines. Refer to picture below. Turn and score opposite ends identically.
Trim away corners following xxxx cut lines.



 Follow instructions as above to complete the shadow boxes..

The stamp sets used are Carols of Christmas stamp set and the Christmas Pines stamp set.

ANGLED VIEWS

#KOCreationscards #Christmas #Carolsofchristmas #Christmaspines #DIYchristmasifts #DIY #Shadowboxes #Homedecor #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Papercrafts


I adore the Christmas ephemera available at the moment. 
They create the most gorgeous wreath, what do you think?

#KOCreationscards #Christmas #Carolsofchristmas #Christmaspines #DIYchristmasifts #DIY #Shadowboxes #Homedecor #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Papercrafts



To continue moving through this fabulous hop please use the next button below. The lovely Sharon Dalton is next on the list

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If you are searching for a full list of items that I used to create this DIY decor item.
Please refer to the carousel below.

Thank you so very much for visiting with me today. If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below.
I always reply.



Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Jenny Hall

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Welcome Back everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
Today I am hopping with the Crazy Crafters Team and special guest Jenny Hall


We The Crazy Crafters have each chosen a project of Jenny's to CASE (Copy And Selective Edit)
You are currently here me me (Kim Oliver) and I have a full list of all participants closer to the end of my blog.

Here is the project I have chosen of Jenny's to CASE.

vintage style



Jenny created her card using the Cracked Glass technique using layers of heated embossing powder.
This was something I haven't tried before, I thought...
Why Not!


Here is my card.
I used the same layout for this technique as it has an old world feel with it that this technique deserves.

Dragonfly Daze


#KOCreationscards #Crackedglasstechnique #Dragonflydreams #Butterflybasics #Inspiredbynature #Cardmaking #Stampinup

I am over the moon with my first attempt!

Before my next attempt I MUST order some more embossing powder though ๐Ÿ˜ฒ lol. I just need to do this some more! It's so much fun hahaha.

I followed Jenny's instructions and layered the embossing powder 11 times, but my crack wasn't sharp. I ended up with more of a crazed effect. 
Which I quite like BTW ๐Ÿ˜

HERE is Jenny's video showing how she made her card.


Angled View

#KOCreationscards #Crackedglasstechnique #Dragonflydreams #Butterflybasics #Inspiredbynature #Cardmaking #Stampinup

To create the scene I used two stamp sets. Dragonfly Dreams and Butterfly Basics.
I used the Shimmery white card stock to stamp my scene onto.
I masked over the dragonfly after the original stamping. I then stamped the fern leaf over the top. Being masked this gives the effect of having the fern fronds behind the dragonfly.
I coloured the dragonfly using the NEW STAMPIN BLENDS!!! 


To continue through this fabulous blog hop please click the name directly after mine 







If you are looking for any of the items I used to create my project with, then please use the carousel below. 
It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.



Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. 
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the comment section below
I always reply ๐Ÿ˜‰

Friday, 20 October 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! Design Team Blog Hop - Technique


Welcome back everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š
I am hopping today as part of the fabulous Ink It Stamp It! Design Team.
This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our favourite techniques. 
My favourite technique is Smooshing. 


#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Smooshing #Christmsacards #Cardmaking #Seasonofjoy
 

The full line up below will guide through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite technique is ? 

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Smooshing #Christmsacards #Cardmaking #Seasonofjoy

I used this technique with the new Stampin' Blends.
 Stampin Up!'s soon to be released Alcohol Blending pens that us Demo's got to pre-order recently. 
Part of the perks of being a Demo ๐Ÿ˜ 



We get some time to learn how to use new products such as these, before they become available to you, our customers.
These markers will be avialble from the 1st of November!


You are ALL going to LOVE them!

They are super easy to use and each available colour has a light and a dark shade plus there are 2 skin tones and a colour lifter!
Here is a better picture of my smooshing and the resulting card of my play with these new pens.

Season Of Joy


#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Smooshing #Christmsacards #Cardmaking #Seasonofjoy


To achieve this effect for my smooshed background I used my Stampin' Blends on a clear Stamp Block. 
  1. Just scribble the alcohol pens onto the clear block in the colours of your choice. 
  2. Then pour on a small amount of alcohol blending solution over the scribbled colours, this re wets the inked area.
  3. Then turn upside down onto the glossy white card stock. 
  4. Smoosh around until the colours blend and you get a look you like.
  5.  Dab off excess with a baby wipe. 
Repeat steps 1 through 5 for darker colours.

The Stamp and Thinlits set I used are from the Christmas Pines set. 
The little flower is part of the Blossom Builder punch. 
The little swirls of paper are the trimmings from my card base edges. I really like the way these little scrappy pieces look on the card.
What do you think?

I finished this all of with some Gold Enamel shapes and a sentiment in the bottom right corner.

A super simple yet so very effective Christmas Card!


Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Christmas  projects. I'm Kim Oliver and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.








If you are searching to purchase any of the items (other than the Stampin Blends) then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.




Thank you so much for visiting today.
If you have any questions please use the comments section below.
I always reply ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Black & White + 1


Welcome back everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š 
Today I am part of the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. 
This month's theme is 'Black and White plus 1'. 


#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Alcoholmarkers #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Blackandwhiteplusone #Gracefulgarden

You are currently visiting Kim Oliver from Australia. 
I hope you enjoy my project.

I chose to use a BRAND NEW product that is yet to be released to the public!
I really and truly can't wait for these to be released to everyone!!!



Stampin' Up! has created a range of Alcohol markers called *Stampin' Blends!!

We demonstrators got to pre-order these pens, so we can learn how to use them for the time when they are available to you, our customers. 

THEY WILL BECOME AVAILABLE TO YOU FROM THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER!!
OMG!! 
 I am so excited about this news!



 I know you are going to go WILD for them!
They are the just the BOMB!! ๐Ÿ˜


Here is my card created using these fantastic and AMAYYZZIIING new Alcohol Blends.


For You

#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Alcoholmarkers #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Blackandwhiteplusone #Gracefulgarden

Aren't the colours just so vibrant!!!

I used one pen only for this effect, plus the colour lifter to create the highlighted areas!
Each available colour comes in two shades,Cherry Cobbler for instance, has a light and a dark shade. I used the Light shade of Cherry Cobbler only and then went over areas I wanted a bit darker. I used the Lifter pen to take colour away to create my highlights. Its that simple!
The lifter also lifts away colour if you accidentally go outside the lines too
HOW AWESOME IS THAT!

Front View


#KOCreationscards #Stampinblends #Alcoholmarkers #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Blackandwhiteplusone #Gracefulgarden


The stamp set I used for these simple and CAS card is called Graceful Garden. 
I simply adore the roses in this set.


I hope the project you've seen here on my blog today has inspired and brightened your day. 
You are currently visiting Kim Oliver
Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. 







You can purchase this stamp set and the black I used, plus the card stock and black ink below, just by clicking the item you desire.
PLEASE NOTE *The Alcohol Stampin' Blend pens are not yet available to purchase.





Thank you so very much for visiting with me today.
If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments section below.
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Wednesday, 18 October 2017

International Blog Highlights - Change Of Life Circumstances

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Welcome back everyone ๐Ÿ˜Š

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.
Our theme this month is Life Changing Events or Circumstances.
As some friends of mine are soon holding an engagements party, They just made the first step towards a life together.
 I thought the card I created for them would be perfect for this hop.

Anyone in the world can vote for the card they love the best in the gallery available.

 You can see the gallery and vote HERE 

My card is card number 5 in the gallery.




Here is my card

Love Is In The Air

Engagement Card
#KOCreationscards #Sunshinesayings #Watercolorwords #Sheetmusic #Watercolorwash #Tabsforeverything #Wedding #Engagement #Party #DIYgifts

You can see the other card peeking behind it, this was created for another friends wedding and was blogged previously.

The card has been created using the following stamp sets and products.

Stamp sets and products:
  • Sheet Music, Sunshine Sayings, Tabs For Everything and Watercolour Words
  • Linen Thread.
  • Eclectic Layers thinlit dies.

Cards stock:
  • Thick whisper white as bases
  • Basic Grey layer
  • Normal whisper white for the card front.
Inks:
  • Powder Pink, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugar Plum
Adhesives:
  • Multipurpose Glue
  • Mini Stampin Dimensionals

To vote for my card please click


I do hope the recipient loves their card as much as I enjoyed creating it. 
I simply adore mixing and matching stamp sets to create a unique card for any occasion.

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card with, then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store




Thank you so very much for visiting my blog.
If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below.
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