Art & Craft

September 2022 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again! This month we are given a sketch challenge.

It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards. So I’ve decided to use the Merriest Moments stamp set that coordinates with the Merriest Frames Dies. These dies come in a bundle with a beautiful embossing folder but I’d like to try something different today without the embossing folder.

I’ve stamped my own background instead on Mint Macaron cardstock. The poinsettias were stamped in Blushing Bride and the cardbase is Garden Green cardstock. The sentiment was stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

I hope you like my card.  Do hop on to the next blog to see what Melissa had come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Kylie Page
  3. Olivia Liew (You are here)
  4. Melissa Gifford
  5. Marelle Taylor
  6. Sharon Wilson
  7. Elizabeth Yager
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June 2022 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again! This month we are given a sketch challenge.

I embossed the background with Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder on Crumb Cake cardstock. Then I sponged the raised bricks with Cajun Craze ink. The stamp sets I have used for this card were Celebrate Sunflowers, Painted Poppies for the splatter and Friends are Like Seashells for the sentiment.

I hope you like my card.  Do hop on to the next blog to see what Marelle had come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Olivia Liew (You are here)
  3. Kylie Page
  4. Elizabeth Yager
  5. Sharon Wilson
  6. Melissa Gifford
  7. Marelle Taylor
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April 2022 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again! This month we are given a sketch challenge.

For the background, I used the pretty Beauty of the Earth DSP and I complimented it with some green and gold sprigs punched out with the Sprig punch. I tucked the sprigs under the sentiment from Artistically Inked stamp set. I will miss the DSP and the punch when they retire!

I hope you like my card.  Do hop on to the next blog to see what Marelle had come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Melissa Gifford
  3. Kylie Page
  4. Olivia Liew (You are here)
  5. Marelle Taylor
  6. Sharon Wilson
  7. Elizabeth Yager
  8. Meighan Wheller
  9. Amanda Higgins
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March 2022 Blog Hop

This month’s blog hop requires us to use these 3 In Colours.  I’m happy to have a reason to use these colours before they retire May.  I will surely miss Magenta Madness.

I made this card using Seas the Day bundle, the newest bundles I’ve got 😊

I was super thrilled when I saw Simply Marbleous DSP from the current Sale-a-bration promotion.  Don’t you think this marble design also looks like water?  It goes so well with this bundle!

I wanted to show as much details as possible of the corals and bubbles, so I decided to put my sentiment on a small strip.  The sentiment is from Artistically Inked stamp set.

I hope you like my card.  Do hop on to the next blog to see what Elizabeth has come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Kylie Page
  3. Melissa Gifford
  4. Sharon Wilson
  5. Olivia Liew (You are here)
  6. Elizabeth Yager
  7. Marelle Taylor
  8. Meighan Wheller
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February 2022 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again! This month we are given a sketch challenge.

My mum’s birthday is coming up next month, so I’ve taken this opportunity to make a card for her.

I really like making the 3D peony from the Prized Peony set but having a 3D peony on a card means I’d have to deliver the card by hand as putting it in the post might damage the petals.

My mum has come from Malaysia to stay with me in the last few months, so this is the perfect opportunity to make this for her!  I hope she’d like it.

The peony was cut out from vellum cardstock.  I’ve added some shimmer to the peony by brushing the petals with Wink of Stella.  Then I used Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend to brush the edges of the petals followed by Light Mango Melody Stampin’ Blend to colour in the whole petal.  The DSP used is from Pattern Party DSP and I’ve also embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder.  The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by. We have so many creative crafters in this group, I hope you’d be able to get more inspirations from this talented team.  Hop on to the next blog to see what Linda Geater has come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker

2. Sharon Wilson

3. Elizabeth Yager

4. Kylie Page

5. Marelle Taylor

6. Melissa Gifford

7. Olivia Liew (You are here)

8. Linda Geater

9. Meighan Wheller

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September 2021 Blog Hop

This month we were given a sketch challenge.  I don’t usually put my sentiment in the middle of the card so for this challenge I’ve decided to use daisies from the Daisy Lane stamp set so that the sentiment doesn’t obstruct the beautiful flowers. The Medium Daisy Punch punches out the daisies beautifully and the sentiment is from Friends are like Seashells.  I left the more difficult decision to the last and choosing a DSP for the background was my second last step because Stampin’ Up! has got so many pretty DSP to choose from. I decided on the Pattern Party DSP and from the colours on the paper I chose, I picked Flirty Flamingo for my card base.

I hope you like my card.  We have so many creative crafters in this group, I hope you’d be able to get more inspirations from this talented team.  If you have just joined me, hop on to the next blog to see what Kylie Page had come up with in the next blog!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Melissa Gifford
  3. Sharon Wilson
  4. Elizabeth Yager
  5. Marelle Taylor
  6. Olivia Liew (You are here)
  7. Kylie Page
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July 2021 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again! I always look forward to see what the others in the team has created. This month we are given a sketch challenge. 

I’ve decided to use products from In the Wild Suite for this challenge.  This is not the usual type of stamp set that I’d buy but my wish is to have as many different types of animals as I can in my stamp set collection.

I’ve used the Animal Print embossing folder for the background.  After embossing, I swiped my Smoky Slate inkpad over the raised animal prints to give more depth.  The tiger was die cut from In the Wild DSP.  The image of the tiger on the DSP is actually a mirror image of the tiger die from the Big Cats Dies.  I cut up the section of the DSP where the tiger is.  Then I flipped it over and held it against the light so I could still see the image of the tiger from the back of the DSP.  Still holding the paper against the light, I placed the die on the back of the tiger and secured it with washi tape.  Then I ran it through the embossing machine and voila, you have tiger cut out!

I hope you like my card.  We have so many creative crafters in this group, I hope you’d be able to get more inspirations from this talented team.  Hop on to the next blog to see what Elizabeth Yager has come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Olivia Liew (you are here)
  3. Elizabeth Yager
  4. Melissa Gifford
  5. Kylie Page
  6. Marelle Taylor
  7. Meghan Wheller
  8. Sharon Wilson

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June 2021 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again!  This month we are given a colour challenge.  We’d need to have black and white on the card and we get to pick the third colour! 

I have decided to use Crushed Curry for the peony that I wanted put on my card because this bright colour really pops.  I really love making this 3D peony.  It looks sophisticated but yet incredibly simple to assemble thanks for the very clever dies designed by Stampin’ Up!  After die cutting the petals, I sponged the outer areas using Crushed Curry ink and curled them with a bone folder.  It took me less than 5 minutes to assemble this gorgeous flower.  That’s how easy it was to make this!

The sentiment is from the Timeless Tropical stamp set and I punched it out with the Tailored Tag punch.  I’ve also embossed the background with the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder.

I hope you like my card.  We have so many creative crafters in this group, I hope you’d be able to get more inspirations from this talented team.  Hop on to the next blog to see what Elizabeth Yager has come up with!

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Kylie Page
  3. Sharon Wilson
  4. Melissa Gifford
  5. Olivia Liew (you are here)
  6. Elizabeth Yager

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April 2021 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again!  This month’s challenge is to make a fancy fold card. 

I have decided to make a corner fold card.  The DSP is from Flowers for Every Season and I have picked the Zany Zebras stamp set to make a fun-looking card.  Out of the many fancy folds that I have made in the past, this is really quick and easy to make because you don’t need a specific measurement for the corner fold.  All you need to do is score at an angel and ensure that the area fits the elements you want put there, in my case it’s the 2 zebras.  

You then cut the DSP at the same angel.  The cut corner won’t go to waste because you can use it to decorate the inside of the card.

I hope you like my card.  We have so many creative crafters in this group, I hope you’d be able to get more inspirations from this talented team. 

  1. Nikki Stalker
  2. Kylie Page
  3. Sharon Wilson
  4. Elizabeth Yager
  5. Olivia Liew (you are here)
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February 2021 Blog Hop

It’s time for blog hop again!  This month we were given a sketch challenge. 

I was so thrilled that the Hey Chick stamp set has come back this month, so I decided to feature these cute chicks on my card.   I’ve coloured in the chicks with watercolour pencils which I haven’t been using lately.

The background of the card was stamped with All Wired Up stamp set and the embossed panel was embossed with Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder.

I hope you like my card.  We have so many creative crafters in this group, I hope you’d be able to get more inspirations from this talented team.  If you have just joined me, do hop on to the next blog to see what Kylie Page had come up with!

1.Nikki Stalker

2. Sharon Wilson

3. Elizabeth Yager

4. Olivia Liew (you are here)

5. Kylie Page

6. Marelle Taylor