Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crazy Crafters August Blog Hop with special guest Dawn Olchefske








Hello and welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. It's been a busy and exciting month so far getting to hop with quite a few famous demos from the USA! 

You may have just come from the previous person or you may be starting here at my blog Juana Ambida. If you lose your way and get off track, there is a full list of this hops participants at the bottom of this post. I hope as you hop around you find lots of ideas and inspiration for your projects.

Our special guest the for this hop is the wonderfully talented US demo Dawn Olchekske.

As part of the hop, we get to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) any cards/projects that has been created by Dawn Olchekske. When you get a chance, take a look at her blog for some wonderful ideas. She also has a fabulous YouTube channel with many great and helpful tutorials. 









There are so many great cards by Dawn and made it hard to choose, but I have chosen these two cards below.  I just love the floral card, as Dawn has used the Jar of Love set, one of my favourites from the new annual catalog.  The gorgeous Christmas card  with the window inspired me to make a shaker card as I couldn't wait to use the new Jar of Cheer set and give a sneak peek at the same time. Thank you so much dawn for your creative inspiration and it's such an honor to case your cards.  




The Jar of Cheer set used with the Jar of Love bundle is just wonderful and so versatile and by coordinating it with other sets creates an endless creative possibilities as you can see. Just add some embellishments and gold heat embossing gives it a special touch. 


Jar of Cheer




Sets I have used from the new Holiday Catalogue are:


Jar of Cheer Photopolymer Set - 142161
Warmth and Cheer Designers Series Paper Stack - 141991
Christmas Pines Bundle - 143496
Bakers Twine Trio Pack - 141999
Fancy Frost sequins - 142519
Mica Flakes Trio Pack - 141998 (perfect for shaker cards - instant snow with the white!)

Annual Catalogue

Jar Of Love Photopolymer Bundle - 142342
Diagonal Stripes Clear mount - 141917
Gold 1/4" (6.4 mm) Natural Trim - 141484





"Wishing you a Season of Cheer" Jars




Diagonal Stripes set - custom make your own dsp background by partially gold heat embossing the edges. Perfect way to tie in the existing gold heat embossed sentiment.



"Yule Love This!" Snowman and Candy Jars




The candy coordinates with 1/2" punch and I have inserted them in between a window sheet and stamped  the small Jar from Jar of Love set with black Stazon ink. I have also added Glossy accents on the candies outside the jar and the heart on the sentiment. That has been fussy cut out and mounted with a foam dimensional.



"Merry" Christmas Tree Jar




I have utilised the Warmth and Cheers dsp by using the off cut  strip and used the reverse pattern (trees) on the side of the shaker card panel. Christmas Pines have been added to give that interest and decoration.






I hope you have enjoyed these cards and have been inspired. This set is just amazing and will surely be making more unique cards and just looks great teamed with other sets. This set is available on 1st September for customers to order. If you can not wait that long, why not join? and get this as part of your pre-order and enjoy the discounts on future purchases. 

Make sure you continue to hop all the way around and see all the amazing inspiration from the Crazy Crafters team. You are going to love what our team have come up with using Dawn's cards. Currently you are at my blog - Juana Ambida - so check the list to see who is up next. Enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon. Cheers! 


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34 comments:

  1. Just love how you have used the jar framelits with the new frosty sequins Juana, another awesome card. Well Done. Angexo

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    1. Thank you Ange. Loving the new sets in the holiday catalogue. :) xo

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  2. These are really gorgeous Christmas cards! Lucky recipients!

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  3. Juana, I really don't know how you do it, but week after week you top the next card you create. You are truly have a creative eye. You would make a wonderful Tutor some day my friend, as I would love to be one of your pupils to learn even a few of your skills.
    Your cards are truly Unique and Intoxicating.

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    1. Awww Thank you so much Christine. That is so kind of you to say, I appreciate your uplifting compliments. I'd love to share the creativity with you, but you already have them. It's just finessing it hehe. Just love the new goodies in the holiday catalogue so fun and fresh. :)

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  4. These are so fun & bright Juana! Love the glaze over the candies & baubles xx

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    1. Thank you so much Jessie. The glaze just gives it's that pop and wow. :) It's Glossy Accents from Ranger - clear dimensional medium. Works as an adhesive too. :)

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  5. As usual your cards are so beautiful. Love visiting your blog

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    1. Thank you so much Angela - I greatly appreciate your lovely compliments. :)

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  6. WOW! Such fantastic christmas cards Juan, so much detail. Must have taken you forever. Love them!

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    1. Thank you so much Michelle. Just love this set so fun to use. Yes, the first ones always do but it's a labour of love lol. It's worth it hehe. :)

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  7. Wow, I love all your cards. I'd love to case these cards.

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    1. Thank you so much Satomi. Yes case away - I would be honoured. :)

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  8. Yep that's if you have convinced me.....I need to get that Stamp set....beautiful cards as always

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki. It's so much fun to use and if you already have the Jar of Love set then this is just complimentary. You wont regret it hehe. :)

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  9. I already knew - without looking at your creations - that I would LOVEEEEE what you've created and you did not dissapoint! Fantastic all round

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    1. Thank you so much Carolina. I'm so honoured you love them. :)

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  10. WOW .. Juana!!!

    Amazing Amazing Amazing ... I have no words your creative ability just blows me away and it is a constant joy to visit your blog

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole. The goodies in the holiday catalogue are just gorgeous and so much fun to use, it's spurred on the creativity. :)

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  11. What a great collection of cards Juan. Love your colours and there is something there for all Christmas tastes.

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    1. Thank you so much Kirsten for your lovely compliments, it's greatly appreciated. :)

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  12. WOW!! I seem to want to buy everything you make

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    1. Thanks so much Imogen. When I saw this set I just have to have it too. :)

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  13. oh wow, what an awesome collection. Love to see your creations.

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    1. Thank you so much Dawn for your lovely compliments and for hopping with us. You're an inspiration. :)

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  15. Juana, I must say you just take every creation to the next level - you are such an inspiration and love seeing your work - I do have a question out of curiosity - how do you visualise such stunning designs..? love the xmas tree in the upside down jar too! lol xx

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    1. Thank you so much Leisa for your lovely compliment. It means a lot and greatly appreciated. It's what I love to do and part of my creativity love working with colours and images hehe. These design concepts were taken from the Holiday catalagoue sample like the upside down tree for example. Using dsp and other embellishments changes it up. Add your own unique style or twist to it and this set is just a pleasure to work with as it's so versatile. :) xx

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  16. Gorgeous cards Juana! I would love to share this on my blog for 'My Crafty Friends Monday'! Please let me know if you would prefer that I didn't share it (of course I give you credit and link back to your blog!).
    Inky Hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much Josee. Yes certainly, I would be honoured if you shared. Love to see the other card inspirations when you publish it. Cheers. Juana. :)

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