Sunday, 8 December 2013

The Crazy Crafters December Blog Hop!

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you're enjoying this months blog hop. You will be sure to learn about and see so many different techniques and ideas! 

You should have come from Alex's blog if you're doing them in order... if you lose your way, I have put a order of the blog hop at the end of my page. 

When you have looked through my blog, please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear what you think. I will be doing a random draw after midnight 11th December 2013 from those that do leave a comment. I have some gorgeous 6"x6" DSP to giveaway!

This month's theme is a 3 colour challenge. My three colours I've chosen are ones I love together, and was thrilled to see them put together in the DSP "Eastern Elegance". These 3 colours are:
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Smoky Slate and
  • Crushed Curry.

The supplies I have used are:

Cardstock - Smoky Slate measuring 15cm x 21cm folded in half, Crushed Curry measuring 14.5cm x 10cm and Coastal Cabana.

Ink - Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry.

DSP - Eastern Elegance. I used 3 different designs, each cut twice, approx 15cm x 3cm.

Stampin' Up! Stamp Set - Chalk Talk.

Framelits - Chalk Talk.

Ribbon - 3/4" Smoky Slate Chevron Ribbon and 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon.

Other Tools: Extra-Large Oval Punch, Snail Adhesive, Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel and Stampin'  Dimensionals and Big Shot.

There are plenty of tutorials on YouTube, but the first I saw and really liked was by Dawn at DoStamping....

After creating the actual starburst part, I layered it on the crushed curry piece. I then layered the ribbons on top of each other and secured it behind the yellow. This was then centred on the card base (smoky slate).  The coastal cabana card stock was stamped with coastal cabana ink and then ran it through the Big Shot with the framelit.  The sentiment was stamped with crushed curry on whisper white cardstock and punched out with the extra-large oval punch. I adhered it to the front of the card with dimensionals and tied a bow with extra organza ribbon.

This style of card is very addictive... especially with all the beautiful Designer Series Papers that Stampin' Up! have!

Don't forget to leave me a comment to be in the chance to win!

The line up for this months blog hop is as follows:-

1. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft2

2. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie

3. Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards

4. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards

5. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans

6. Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena

7. Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up with Sarah

8. Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama

9. Nicole Spicer at Handmade by Nicole Spicer  YOU ARE HERE!

10. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie

Thanks for stopping by!

I would also like to take the opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas, and a happy and healthy New Year.

Nicole xx


  1. Stunning example of a starburst card Nicole! and you used my favorite DSP! :D

  2. A very elegant card Nicole, I love the finishing touch of the organza ribbon. Gorgeous!

  3. Great colour combo Nicole - my favourite too!! heheh Great card to showcase too!

  4. I love these cards! Very nice colour combo.

  5. What a pretty card...and great use of the sunburst technique.

  6. Great card! Thanks for the chance to win. meredith245 at yahoo dot

  7. This is the best sunburst card I've seen. The DSP works beautifully here and I love the placement of the chalk talk die.