Monday 26 March 2018

W.A SU Demo Retreat - Petal Palette

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Hope you are having a fantastic day. Welcome to the WA Demo Retreat Blog Hop 2018. You are currently visiting Jackie Aitken.

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Last weekend I was lucky enough to have been able to attend an awesome event hosted by fellow Design Team Members, Kelly Kent and Nicole Wilson.  These ladies put on a spectacular day full of crafting, laughing, prizes and meeting new friends. 
I was joined by Thirty plus Stampin Up! Demonstrators from all over Western Australia. Such a lovely and talented group of ladies, some have been Demo's since SU arrived in Australia 10 years ago. 
I cannot wait to see them all in a few weeks time at Onstage in Perth. 

Each of us were required to create a card and provide 12 kits for that project so that on the day each of us would complete 12 different cards.
We had twenty minutes to create each make and take. The timeframe was such a fun aspect on the day.  Kelly and Nicole and their support team did such a fabulous job organising the whole event, we had tea, coffee, snacks and the ladies gave away so many prizes on the day!

Here is the card I designed for my Make & Take.

My card starts with a Whisper White Card Base. To this a layer of Gold Foil card was attached. Next, a panel of Whisper White was stamped with the foliage and dotty texture stamps, using Crumb Cake ink.

A strip of Wood Textures DSP was attached to the right hand side, with a gap between the Whisper White panel - allowing Gold Foil to show
The Petal Palette Floral Image was Heat Embossed in Gold and water coloured using Powder Pink and Sahara Sand.

The sentiment from Cake Soiree was also Gold Heat Embossed and adhered with mini dimensionals. The gold die cut accents tucked under the floral image were created using dies from Sweet Cake Framelits and Eclectic Layers Thinlits. To finish the card a few vellum leaves were added.

Now....on with the rest of the hop. Be sure you hop around to see all the great cards that were made on the day.  If you get lost you can get back on track with the participant list at the end of each post.
Next up in the Blog Hop is Marian Fleming. Enjoy!

Until next time, stay crafty

Thank You for visiting.  



  1. This is such a gorgeous card I was very lucky to have made this on the day and I was lucky to get a little gift and card from you which was very appreciated xox Thankyou

  2. Such a stunning card. I didn't get the opportunity to make it on the day but I'm hoping to case it soon!!

  3. A beautiful card Jackie that I loved making!!! So glad you came to the WA Demo Day - thanks for the laughs & pineapple lumps! You rock! Kelly x

  4. Gorgeous card Jackie. Unfortunately, I didn’t get t make it on the day. It was lovely to meet you.

  5. Such an elegant card! It wasn't one I got to make on the day, so I'm glad I can see it on the hop :)

  6. I was so lucky to get to make this gorgeous card on the day - one of my favourites. Look forward to seeing you at OnStage in April x

  7. This is just beautiful, Jackie. A few people around me did this one on the day (although not me, sadly) and there were lots of "ooohhs" when they saw it.

  8. Hi Jackie I didn't get to go to the day well I didn't know it was on. I have been receiving your emails etc for a while now and didn't even realize we live in the same town. Amazing what a small world it is. Danielle

  9. Sorry I forgot to say what I went on here for and that is how gorgeous your card was ha ha ha Danielle


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