Sunday, 20 December 2015

Crazy Crafters and Pootlers Blog Hop December 2015 - Occasions Catalogue Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for December. This is a very exciting Blog Hop - it's international - since we have the opportunity to mix with a wonderful and talented group called the Pootlers who are based in the UK. This month we are providing sneak peeks at the products in the new Occasions Catalogue. We hope you like our choices and find great inspiration from the projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Stephanie Fischer, The Crafty Thinker - or you may have come from the person before me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you to move along from blog to blog so that you see all of the projects.
SU, 2016 Occasions Catalogue, New Occasions Catalogue, out of the box technique
Birthday Blooms stamp set & Perfectly Artistic DSP available from 5th January 2016
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We are also combining our hop with a challenge of sorts - we were challenged to use just one: just one ink, one stamp set, one DSP set etc.  It was a great learning experience for me - I hadn't realised just how much I normally rely on using a mix of colours.  BUT there's sooo much to love in the new Occasions Catalogue that this imposed discipline really was a good thing!

My Just One is:
  • The Birthday Blooms stamp set (140658 available 5th January 2016 from the Occasions Catalogue)
  • Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (140561 available 5th January 2016 from the Occasions Catalogue)
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits
  • Pool Party Ink
  • Perfectly Artistic DSP (141021 available FREE from  5th January to 15th February 2016 with an order of $90 of products)
To this I added a little black ink and some basic rhinestone jewels.
SU, 2016 Occasions Catalogue, New Occasions Catalogue, out of the box technique
Close up of the Wink of Stella glitter on the flowers
The glittery effect on the petals and leaves comes from the new Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in clear (141897 available 5th January 2016 from the Occasions Catalogue).  I LOVE this product because it makes it so easy to apply the glitter to exactly the spot you want it!

I stamped the flower onto Shimmery White cardstock (121717 available 5th January 2016 from the Occasions Catalogue) and watercoloured it using the Pool Party and black inks - I'm so excited about this cardstock and much prefer it to watercolour paper.

I hope you've enjoyed this card and I welcome your comments. 
SU, 2016 Occasions Catalogue, New Occasions Catalogue, out of the box technique
The Pool party glitter ribbon is just gorgeous.  The DSP is edged with Pool Party ink to match.
Thanks for taking part in our blog hop. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Stephanie Fischer - so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list and click on their name as you don't want to miss out on seeing any of the blogs and the amazing inspiration they contain.

'Til next time
Stephanie
                                               
Sam Hammond Donald

40 comments:

  1. Absolutely Stunning Stephanie, Just love your gorgeous card. Angexx

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    1. Thank you Angela - I really appreciate your comment. xx

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    1. Thank you for your very kind comment, Vicki.

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  3. Stunning! I love the tiny hint of edging in Pool Party on the DSP x

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    1. Thank you Sam! You don't know how happy you've just made me! It's been a great experience to blog with your team. Thank you for the challenge too - it was such fun.

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  4. Ohh love your card Steph! Its so beautiful!

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  5. Oh that flower is so gorgeous! Fantastic card Steph!=

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    1. Thank you, Kylie! It's such a great stamp for colouring!

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  6. Love how u have put these elements together!

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    1. Thanks Em! And I really appreciate you going to the trouble to comment, thank you.

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  7. Oh damn it! Now I'm going to have to go & buy the other Rose set. And the Wink of Stella pen :P Love what you've done here!! xx

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    1. Thanks, Jessie. Yes, the Wink of Stella is great - I use it a lot now!

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    1. Thanks, Angela, for your kind comment & for all the time and work you put into making this Blog Hop happen!

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  9. beautiful card I need that wink of stella glitter now! and the glitter ribbon it all works so well together

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    1. Thanks Sarah. The ribbon is great - glittery but easier to make a bow with than the ones in the Holiday Catalogue.

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    1. Thank you so much - I really appreciate your enthusiasm! It's given me quite a lift!

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    1. Thanks Lea. Sometimes things just come together, don't they?!

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  12. Stephanie, this is stunning.
    Hugs
    Justyna xx

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    1. Thank you Justyna! It's been a pleasure to "hop" with you!

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous card Stephanie! I love your colouring x

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    1. Thanks Anna! It's a lovely stamp for colouring - not too much thinking required, just very relaxing!

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  14. Love the card Stephanie. It is gorgeous

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    1. Thanks Sue - one of my favourite things to do!

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  16. This is stunning Stephanie that stamp set is next on my wishlist!

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    1. Thanks Katie - yes, it's a beautiful stamp set!

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