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. 
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.


#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


#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.


#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
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!


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 


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.


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 .


  1. Wow - you really have just proved the versatility of this amazing suite of products! Your backgrounds are gorgeous and form a perfect setting for the stunning designs you've created with the stamps and dies!

    1. Thank you Stephanie, it took a few false starts but I got there in the end :)

  2. I love this suite as much as you. I love what you have created with it today. Thanks for sharing

  3. Three really lovely cards, but the blue one is stunning! xx

    1. That blue one looks so much better IRL Jessie!

  4. Stunning! Three cards came out completely different even though with the same bundle. Well done.

    1. Thank you Vanessa, I was showing the colours more than anything lol

  5. Utterly Gorgeous cards Kim. All three are amazing, love how you've featured the new colours and showed the versatility of this wonderful set. :) xo

    1. Thank you Juana, I love these new colours xx

  6. You have just made me want this set so much more - thanks for sharing Kim, your cards are stunning as always xx

    1. Whoo hoo I am now officially an enabler lol Thanks leisa :)

  7. Simply gorgeous Kim :) Thanks for sharing and being a star for the Infinity Stampers xx

  8. Stunning!!! I love them all. They remind me of stained glass. Beautiful

    1. Thanks Carolina, the tri coloured card definately reminded me of stained glass too :)

  9. Hahaha, I love your phrases for each colour! Gorgeous creations as usual Kim, you have done yourself proud with this set

    1. LOL Thanks Sue, I love having a phrase or a heading for each card :D

  10. I was wondering, what is smooching, in stamping? TFS! I love all 3 cards!

  11. Wow!! I love what you did with the backgrounds, it gives this set yet another amazing look! I can not wait to play with it now.


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