Sunday, 2 April 2017

Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop with Mikaela Titheridge

Hello again crafter's


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Today I am participating in a blog hop with a wonderful team that I am a member of The Crazy Crafters...I feel so lucky to be part of this group #bestteamever.
Our blog hop today is with special guest Mikaela Titheridge


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We will all choosing a project and CASEing it to share with everyone here in the Hop. 
FYI : CASEing is where we Copy And Selective Edit.
At the bottomof my post you will find a list of other participants and all you need to do is click the next name after mine to follow through and keep hopping. You are curently here with me Kim Oliver.
 Mikaela has so many gorgeous projects to choose from, but I did notice a longer thin style top fold card a number of times amongst her posts. So that was my base layout for my projects.
Then I found this!
This is the image that inspired my projects for this wonderful blog hop.

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 Mikaela had made up some kit gift boxes from the Perfectly Wrapped kit and loved the colours she made cards to match.


I too loved these colours!
 They just spoke to me.
And I hadn't used my Pumpkin Pie ink pad yet :) lol perfect excuse. I chose to work with only the Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black, I didn't add any Emerald Envy into my projects at all.

OK
Here is my first card

 Front View


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Have you ever been creating and found that your project takes on a life of it's own! This is one of those times!...I had to physically make myself stop putting things on this card.
 I kept looking at it and wanting to add more!
I just didn't feel happy with it, so I just walked away and went and had lunch.

When I returned I just went WOW!!
Yep, so glad I walked away, and created the inside :)

The sentiment on the front is from the 'Suite Sentiments' stamp set

Inside View


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I love the inside of this card so much!
So much so, that the inside images I had stamped together got my creativity happening again!
I just had to make another card with the same layout, but using these images in the format that I had just done above.


So here is card 2

Front View

Card 2


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It is such a stark contrast to the first card!
I think it's mainly because of all the white..I just couldn't handle it, lol.
 I am beginning to realise I don't like alot of empty space!
 So, I just had to fill some of the area with sequins and splashes from the 'Touches Of Texture' stamp set. 
I stamped the dragonfly's top layer in vellum, then coloured behind the image. I die cut and trimmed off the head and body, added a glue dot and placed it atop the stamped image underneath.

For the inside I kept it even simpler still. I just used a splash of colour from the background stamp in the 'Touches Of Texture' stamp set.

Inside View

Card 2

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Here is a pic of them side by side..
Same materials, but such stark contrast to each other.

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I hope you enjoyed the projects I have shared with you today.

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 I will be back again real soon xx


22 comments:

  1. these are both amazing cards Kim! I love the layered effect so much, I think my favourite is the second one but they are both amazing!

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  2. Just BREATHTAKING. Oh man - so much to love about these cards Kim. AMAZING. The colours - the techniques. WOW.

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    1. Thank you Kylie, very kind adn an awesome compliment x

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  3. Wow! Two stunners, but I love the white one! xx

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    1. Thanks Jessie, it seems to be everyones fave lol

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  4. Wow Kim....those autumn colours are just lovely and the layouts are great too.

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    1. Thank you so very much Vicki, the layout is from Mikaela too :D she uses it alot.

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  5. Stunning Kim, love what you have done with these colours, both of these are just amazing

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    1. Thank you Sue, those colours really did call to me :D Orange is a fave and highon my list of colours !

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  6. OMG! If you heard a big thunk noise - that was me falling off my chair! Your cards are beyond words stunning!!!

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    1. WOW Stephanie...I am honestly surprised! I find that when I like what I make others don't lol ... So thank you so very much for letting me know how you feel. It is certainly appreciated xx

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  7. Oh my ... these are gorgeous Kim. Really ... I love especially the first card. The cluster of stamping on the inside of the card, is just as beautiful as the front of the card. You could easily make a card up using the inside so easily. Thank you so much for inviting me to hop with you. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and am delighted that you found so much inspiration from my blog xx

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    1. Thank you Mikaela, hopping with you has been a wonderful inspiration and insight to your syle. Your lvoely personality shines through with every creation, I love what you do xx

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  8. Wow! Another beautiful creation. You went above and beyond. Love the restraint you applied as they're both perfect, details and placement is exquisite. :) xo

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    1. lol Thanks Juana it was HARD beleive me hahaha. I am very happy with how they both finished so I might just have to practice restraint a bit more :D

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  9. Wow Kim! I just don't know which one is my favourite.

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  10. You make these colours look easy! Great combination and beautiful design

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    1. Thanks Caroline :) your very kind x

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