Thursday, 21 June 2018

Stamping Dreams Blog Hop - Birthday Theme




Hello everyone and welcome 😊
I am enjoying some hopping fun today with the Stampin' Dreams crew. You are currently here with Kim Oliver (KOCreations Cards) I have a full list of hop participants towards the end of this post.
Today the Stampin' Dreams crew are all celebrating Birthdays.

I have chosen to create with a mix of stamp sets today.
It's one of the things I love about Stampin' Up!® all of our products meld so well together.

Here is my Birthday project.

Happy Birthday

#KOCreationsCards #BirthdayCards #StampinUp30 #Handmadecards #HealingHugs #BotanicalBliss #RubberStamping #InspiredByNature #Roses


I chose to keep this card simple with loads of clean space.
My colour scheme is also simple ~ Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla and Tuxedo Black.
Both of these choices made this card an extremely striking one.
A statement card if you will.
I veered away from my usual Whisper White card base for toadys project and have chosen Very Vanilla instead. I did this becausse I thought it gave the card a warmer feeling.

#KOCreationsCards #BirthdayCards #StampinUp30 #Handmadecards #HealingHugs #BotanicalBliss #RubberStamping #InspiredByNature #Roses

The stamps sets I chose to use are 'Healing Hugs' and 'Botanical Blooms'. Both of which are available from the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue.

I simply adore the photographic quality of the rose and leaves from 'Healing Hugs' stamp set. I stamped the rose 3 times in Crushed Curry using the Stamparatus as I wanted the colour to be bold.
The sentiment and floral flourish from Botanical Bliss really softens the whole card perfectly.

Thank you for joining me today and I do hope you have enjoyed my simple project.
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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop




Hello everyone 😊
Welcome to my blog. I am hopping today with a group of Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. We are sharing with you our ideas for Home Decor items, all created using Stampin' Up!® products.

I started with the idea of somehow using our gorgeous Copper Tea Tins that are available from our 2018/2019 Annual catalogue (page 14) and went from there.

I wanted to make a gift that could be given for any reason.
It could be a Get Well, New Home, Thinking Of You or a Birthday.

Here is what I came up with.

Tea Room Coasters

#KOCreationscards #StampinUp30 #TeaRoomSuite #HomeDecor #HomeDecorSUStyle #HandMadeGifts #LoveItChopIt #DIY

I have created a set of 6 coasters that fit perfectly inside the stunning Copper Tea Tin.
I made six so that each coaster could be reversible by having the reverse side of the DSP.


I have a few shots of some of the processes I went through to create this gorgeous little gift set.

Firstly I covered my tin.
These stunning little Tea Tins come in a box of 4 and are part of the 'Tea Room' suite (pg14)and are perfect for creating gifts.
You can see from the pictures below that I cut a strip of the 12 x 12 'Tea Room' DSP at 3-⅛" (8cm) . I applied TomBow glue to the reverse side and glued it to the copper Tea Tin one side at a time.

#KOCreationscards #StampinUp30 #TeaRoomSuite #HomeDecor #HomeDecorSUStyle #HandMadeGifts #LoveItChopIt #DIY
After I finished covering the tin, I created a label using the 'Stitched All Around' framelits and a flower stamped in 'Crushed Curry' from the 'Botanical Bliss' stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in versamark and heat embossed it with Copper embossing powder (refer pictures below) I held the label in place with dimensionals and tied 'Silver and Petal Pink Bakers Twine' from one side of the label, around the tin to the other side of the label.

#KOCreationscards #StampinUp30 #TeaRoomSuite #HomeDecor #HomeDecorSUStyle #HandMadeGifts #LoveItChopIt #DIY
Once the tin was completed I moved on to creating my coasters. This took a little more work than expected, basically because my jigsaw cutting was...well to put it bluntly CRAP! 
I had been to my local hardware store only last week and picked up some MDF packing board (for free). And purchased a new jigsaw at the same time. Now I haven't actually used a jigsaw since High School Wood/Metal shop class 😱
How hard could it be....right!
HAHAHA It turns out that it's quite difficult.  Keeping the darn thing in a straight line was near to impossible to start with. So, loads of sanding had to be done just to smooth the bumpy edges off the first couple of coaster bases.
#KOCreationscards #StampinUp30 #TeaRoomSuite #HomeDecor #HomeDecorSUStyle #HandMadeGifts #LoveItChopIt #DIY
When I had cut and sanded all 6 coasters, I applied the 'Tea Room' Specialty DSP. My coaster bases are 3.5" x 3.5" (8.8cm x 8.8cm) The DSP was cut ⅛" (3mm) larger there were 12 DSP pieces. To adhere the paper to the bases, I painted TomBow glue all over the MDF and placed my pre-cut DSP pieces over the top. When the glue had dried, I sanded the excess paper away from the edges. I then coated side edges of the MDF with Versamark Ink and Copper Embossing Powder. Once heated it gives a sweet copper finish to the coasters edges that matches the tin beautifully.

#KOCreationscards #StampinUp30 #TeaRoomSuite #HomeDecor #HomeDecorSUStyle #HandMadeGifts #LoveItChopIt #DIY
I needed to make the coasters water resistant so, I sprayed a Krylon Acrylic sealer over them. Around 10 layers was applied. I left it to dry and then did the same to the reverse side. This means that the coasters can now be wiped with a wet/damp cloth to be kept clean.

You could store the coasters in this cute tin or fill the tin up with tea bags/leaves and and be prepared for a cuppa anytime with family and friends, all while keeping your table/bench tops drip/cup mark free 😂


I do hope you have enjoyed my little home decor gift idea. There are plenty more ideas to be seen just by following the hop list below.
To continue moving through this wonderful hop please click the name directly after mine from the list below.





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Sunday, 17 June 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest ~ Danielle Kassing




Hello everyone 😊

I am hopping today with the Crazy Crafters Team and our special guest Danielle Kassing

We have all taken some time and chosen a project that has inspired our own designs today.

This is the project that I found inspiration from today



I really enjoyed how the arranged background on this card has used up small pieces of DSP.


Here is my project.

#KOCreationsCards #PostcardPals #Cardmaking #Birthdaycards #StampinUp30 #Animals #IdeasUsingScraps

I have used a new stamp set called Postcard Pals for my card.
Isn't that little image just the cutest 😍

The background colours are a mix of cardstock pieces I had laying around, 'Mossy Meadow' and 'Petal Pink' with a piece of the 'Share What You Love' Specialty DSP.
One piece of Petal Pink cardstock has been stamped in 'Memento Tuxedo Black' ink using the 'Post Script' background stamp, just to carry through the postal theme 😉

The focal image has been raised up on 'Dimensionals'. The sentiment is from the 'Postcard Pals' stamp set and is heat embossed in 'White Embossing Powder'
I have added 3 'Artisan Pearls' just for litte extra splash of colour.

I do hope you ahve enjoyed my little card project today.
 There is loads more to see, so please continue hopping through the rest.
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Wednesday, 13 June 2018

#CI35 Colour Inkspiration Crew - Nautical Neutrals



Hello and welcome to this fortnights Colour INKspiration challenge #CI35  😊

You have reached Kim Oliver - KOCreations Cards. There is a NEXT button a little further down to keep you moving through the hop.

Stampin' Up!® has just had a major colour revamp, so to start off the new catalogue year at Colour INKspiration we've decided to feature a Colour Collection for the first challenge each month (2nd Wednesday) until we have showcased then all! The second challenge in the month (4th Wednesday) will be a Pinterest inspired pic as per usual, just to mix it up. This month we are starting off with the Neutrals Collection and you can choose any 3 colours from that range for your challenge project.
We are also changing the rules about what else you can add to the mix; essentially just the basics - Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallic.

If have joined me from the very clever Jackie Aitken's page, welcome 😊
Did you enjoy Jackie's card? I certainly did. The Rooted In Nature set is just gorgeous! I noticed a little stitched Label peeping from behind the tree! Did you see it too?


Here is the Challenge Palette.
 The colour choices this quarter are amazing.
The NEW NEUTRALS collection! The new collection has a couple of the new colours mixed in.
Can you guess which colours I chose??

The colours I chose to create with are pictured below.




Here is my Project.

Nautical Neutrals


#KOCreationsCards #SeaOfTextures #CardMaking #StampinUp30 #Colorrevamp #NewNeutrals2019 #MerryMerlot #MossyMeadow #SaharaSand #InspiredByNature

This card is super easy to create. Just stamp your images in your desired colours and die cut them using the co-ordinating thinlits! I didn't even stamp some of the images I just die cut them using coloured card stock.
I have added a Stitched Label behind the octopus image in Sahara Sand to help make him pop. 
I am super happy with how this little project finished.

Up next we have Kelly Kent sharing her beautiful inspirations.



Colour INKspiration is a facebook group dedicated to inspiring us to create and share with quarterly colour palettes chosen by the Design Team.
If you love creating with colour then this page is for you. 
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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Sea Of Textures



Hello everyone 😊
and

Welcome to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop (Second Sunday) hosted by Sara Levin.

You are currently here with Kim Oliver - KO Creations Cards - Australia. I have a list of hop participants closer to the end of this post.

Today the Design Team are creating with the new suite Sea Of Textures.

Here are my projects I created for today.


Adventure Begins

#KOCreationsCards #SeaOfTextures #ArtJournal #Travelling #Gifts #Handmadegifts #Cardmaking #StampinUp30 #2018AnnulaCatalogue2019  #Adventure #Alteredartjournal #Shakerelement #Octopus #Sealife

I made a 'Shaker Card' card. I created a port window using the Layering Circle framelits and a circle of Window Sheet. All elements inside and on the card have been created using the Sea Of Textures suite. Can you see the little blue fish in the background with the octopus 😍  cute eh !?!
This card would be perfect for those starting out on a new journey in life, travelling or even a new job.
This got me thinking about life journeys and/or travelling and how a lot of us like to keep journals. Some of us even like to keep art journals.

So here is my 'Art Journal'.

Journal and Place mark

#KOCreationsCards #SeaOfTextures #ArtJournal #Travelling #Gifts #Handmadegifts #Cardmaking #StampinUp30 #2018AnnulaCatalogue2019  #Adventure #Alteredartjournal #Shakerelement #Octopus #Sealife


I also created a place mark to match, I was going to add tabs to the books pages as well, but basically, I ran out of time.

The port window on the cover is an exact replica of the one on the card front, so yes it is a shaker 😂
I decided that the net should be silver but textured. To achieve this effect I cut two net piece from Thick Whisper White and then smeared 'Silver Embossing Paste' with a 'Palette Knife' and left to dry. Once dry I chopped it randomly and glued into position on  the cover.
This journal has blank pages except one. The first page only has been stamped with memento black ink using the stamps from the 'Sea Of Textures' stamp set.

Open View of Journal and Card.

#KOCreationsCards #SeaOfTextures #ArtJournal #Travelling #Gifts #Handmadegifts #Cardmaking #StampinUp30 #2018AnnulaCatalogue2019  #Adventure #Alteredartjournal #Shakerelement #Octopus #Sealife

As you can see I even added a little pocket inside the cover to keep any little notes and/or ephemera picked up along a journey.

Journal and Card

#KOCreationsCards #SeaOfTextures #ArtJournal #Travelling #Gifts #Handmadegifts #Cardmaking #StampinUp30 #2018AnnulaCatalogue2019  #Adventure #Alteredartjournal #Shakerelement #Octopus #Sealife

Bot of my children now want Art Journals 😲
Looks like I will be busy for a while hahaha.

Thank you for joining me today. I do hope you have enjoyed my projects using the 'Sea of Textures' suite.

To continue moving through the hop please click the name directly after mine from the list below.





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Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Enjoy The Little Things In Life Video Blog Hop - Fave Retiring Products




Welcome to this months Enjoy The Little Things In Life video blog hop.
We are sharing with you some of our favourite retiring items and hopefully giving you some inspiration to use your own stashed products as well.
 This month we have a special guest hopping with us, Jenny Hall.
Thank you very much Jenny for joining us this month, it's an honour to have you.
You are currently here with Kim Oliver ~ KOCreations Cards.
For my projects I have chosen to create with the retiring twin set stamp set called 'You've Got This'. I simply adore the elegant font and the gorgeous flower.

I am also using some of the retiring colours
#KOCreationscards #RetiredProducts #Youvegotthis #ResistEmbossing #Techniques #CardMaking #PaperCraft #StampinUp30 #Flowers #Nature #Gardens
The items I have used are only available until the 31st May, so be quick!

 Most of you who regularly read my blog know that Stampin' Up!® are having a colour revamp with the release of the Annual Catalogue.
Come June 1st Stampin' Up!® are introducing 10 NEW COLOURS as well as bringing back 3 COLOURS ~ PLUS the New In Colors.
In order for this to occur Stampin' Up!® are removing 13 colours plus the retiring In Colors.


 Here are my projects

You've Got This

#KOCreationscards #RetiredProducts #Youvegotthis #ResistEmbossing #Techniques #CardMaking #PaperCraft #StampinUp30 #Flowers #Nature #Gardens


The video sharing how I created the cards




I decided I would give 'voice over' a try for this video, so I could fast forward some as the video would have been nearly 35 minutes long  😱

Good Things

#KOCreationscards #RetiredProducts #Youvegotthis #ResistEmbossing #Techniques #CardMaking #PaperCraft #StampinUp30 #Flowers #Nature #Gardens
So what do you think?
Why not give resist embossing a go yourself and see what you can create.


To continue moving through the hop please click the name directly after mine from the list below.







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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Colour INKspiration #CI34 - Eclectic Congratulations



Hello and welcome to this fortnights Colour INKspiration challenge #CI34  😊 

#KOCreationsCards #OhSoEclecticbundle #CI34 #ColourINKspirationcrew #Congratulationscards #Wedding #Engagement #Love #PaperCraft #Cardmaking #StampinUp30

Colour INKspiration is a facebook group dedicated to inspiring us to create and share with the fortnightly gorgeous colour palettes chosen by the Design Team.
If you love creating with colour then this page is for you. 
Click HERE to request to join, or click the Colour INKspiration Challenge banner below AND JOIN IN THE FUN 😊



                                           Here are the wonderful colours for #34 challenge

 
Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, and Basic Gray.


If have joined me from the very clever Tanya Bell's page, welcome. 
You have reached Kim Oliver - KOCreations Cards. There is a NEXT button a little further down to keep you moving through the hop.

Here is my project

Eclectic Congratulations

#KOCreationsCards #OhSoEclecticbundle #CI34 #ColourINKspirationcrew #Congratulationscards #Wedding #Engagement #Love #PaperCraft #Cardmaking #StampinUp30


Items Used

  • Oh So Eclectic stamp set plus the Eclectic Layers thinlits
  • Petal Palette stamp set (sentiment)
  • Hardwood background stamp
  • Thick Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pool Party and A4 Vellum card stock
  • Pool Party, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Stazon Black Ink Pad
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes (retiring)
  • Whisper White 1/8 Sheer Ribbon
  • Tailored Tag Punch
  • Big Shot

Basic Instructions

  • Place a piece of A4 thick Basic Gray into the Stampin' Trimmer portrait orientation, Score at 10.5cm cm (4 1/8") . Turn to landscape orientation and cut at 14.9 cm (5 13/16") Fold on score line and burnish. This will give you 2 card bases with a top fold for portrait orientation. 
  • Cut 1 piece of  the Pool Party cardstock at 14.9 cm (5 13/16") x 8.5cm (3 3/8) for card front layer
  • Cut 1 piece of Thick Whisper White at 14.9cm (5 13/16") x 8.0cm (3 1/8")  for card front.
  • Using second largest (normal) circle from Layering Circle Framelits create a mask using printer paper. Place over card front, so circle is central but slightly high of centre.
  • Ink Hardwood Background image with Basic Gray and stamp over circle mask.
  • Lift stamp and mask. Colour circular hardwood image quickly, using Pool Party ink pad and a very wet Aqua Painter.
  • Put aside to dry.
  • Stamp the flower in Stazon, colour using Aqua Painter and Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral. Die cut with matching die.
  • Die cut leaves in Vellum and Basic Gray, cut in half and place behind flower.
  • Punch three tags, one in Vellum, one Basic Gray and the other in Pool Party. 
  • Using the heart shape embossing die from Eclectic Layers, emboss the vellum layer. Layer tags as pictured with Pool Party at the bottom.
  • The Hardwood Circle should be dry by now, Stamp sentiment (from Petal Palette stamp set) in Stazon.
  • Glue card front layer to Pool Party Layer. Glue this into position to card base.
  • Using the Diamond shapes in the Eclectic Layers thinlits set cut a Pool Party Diamond. Layer and place where desired.
  • Add embellishments and tie ribbon around the stem of the leaves.

Inside peek

#KOCreationsCards #OhSoEclecticbundle #CI34 #ColourINKspirationcrew #Congratulationscards #Wedding #Engagement #Love #PaperCraft #Cardmaking #StampinUp30

Up next we have Elizabeth Gross sharing her beautiful inspirations.



Thank you so very much for visiting with me today, I do hope you found my project inspiring 
😊


When shopping with me for the month of MAY please use the hostess code below.

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The carousel below has all items used for my project (except retired items) and is linked directly to my store for your convenience.


As an added bonus you get Free with any product purchase over $50 during the month of May this fabulous tutorial bundle using CARRY OVER products.
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Or 

Or alternatively you can purchase this bundle separately just by clicking below.
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