Sunday, 8 May 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Dena Rekow

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, this month we have Dena Rekow joining us as special guest.  If you have never visited Dena's blog - The Creativity Cave, be sure to make you way over and you will find so many inspiring projects and tutorials.

I love Dena's touch of quirky humour in her tutorials, there is always something that puts a smile on my face. As I was scrolling through the Creativity Cave to decide what project to CASE (Copy And selectively Edit), I decided when she nailed me with her below creations - I'll admit it, I'm a DSP hoarder,.... I have every intention and so many ideas in my head, but it's just so pretty I don't want to cut into those lovely sheets!



What caught my attention with these cards was how Dena used thinlets to showcase the DSP.  Here is my take on this technique:


 

I faced my usual fear as I cut my It's My Party DSP! I layered onto Basic Black and Crushed Curry, the small stars are cut using one of the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, and the larger ones from Stars Framelit Dies.  I added some shimmer with Wink of Stella, and the sentiment from Party with Cake. I also decorated the inside of the card (and used even more DSP!)



I would love it if you could pin my cards! Thank you so much Dena for your time and inspiration - I am one step closer to using DSP instead of just looking at how lovely it is! Make sure you hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible ideas and creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog - Sue Vine, check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us.



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30 comments:

  1. Oh, Sue!!! What a wonderful take on my card!! I just love those stars, but have not used them to their fullest potential. What a fantastic way to incorporate them into your card!! Thanks so much for letting me join your hop--such an honor!!

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    1. The pleasure is all ours Dena! I am so glad you joined us, you are such an inspiring & giving person.

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  2. Oh, that's stunning! It's bold and fun and I love the way you've decorated the inside to match too - so much detail in this card.

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    1. Once I started with the stars I just couldn't stop!

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  3. Love it Sue! Such a dramatic card.

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  4. LOVE everything about this card Sue. The perfect layers, the "crooked" banner and how you've loved it and chopped it (the DSP that is)!

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    1. Yes - I chopped it lol, loved the results so maybe I will be inclined to do so more often now!

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  5. Love your card sue!! Absolutely gorgeous

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    1. Cheers Bree, was great to have you along on the Blog hop too

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  6. Gorgeous card Sue. Love your design and the stars - so creative as always! :)

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  7. Fabulous card, Sue! You just keep pumping 'em out! I really dig the angled banner.

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    1. thanks so much Fiona, not my normal style but using DSP is growing on me - I've just got to get over that fear of cutting!

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    1. Thanks Pam, just like the DSP is called "it's my party" so be festive and celebrate!

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  9. What a fun and happy card. It's a great kid birthday card. Can I case it, please?

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    1. Absolutely Satomi - would love to see your creation

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  10. Awesome card Sue. I LOVE stars! And such a cute DSP. Great combo.

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    1. One of my favs from the Occasions catty - I just love how Stampin up papers and cardstock co-ordinate

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  11. Sue this card is divine!!! Another inspired CASEing hop, giving birth to more inspired creations .

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  12. Love the angled banner!!! Definitely going to try that out. Super case.

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    1. Cheers Carolina, can't wait to see what amazing creation you come up with!

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  13. Awesome card Sue. Love your choice of DSP with the stars. Looks fantastic!

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