Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2016 Occasions | Spring Summer International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Hello and a BIG welcome to you all for this International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop showing the fabulous products from the 2016 Occasions|Spring Summer Catalogue. I'm very much honoured and so excited to have been asked by Kylie Bertucci to be a part of this hop and I'm feeling a little nervous to be amongst these fabulous and very talented crafters.

Thank you for joining us today for our International Stampin' Up! Blog hop. You may be just starting here or have come from the ever amazing Krista Frattin. Either way you can make your way around by using the list below so that you don't miss a blog. We have and incredible group of talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who wanted to highlight some of the Occasions Catalogue items, remember that Sale-a-Bration is happening at the moment too so you can earn free products! At the moment you are currently in hot and sunny Melbourne, Australia and you are about to go around the world to different locations.

I've used the fantastic stamp set Number of Years and its co-ordinating Framelits set Large Numbers. The best part of this stamp set and framelits is that these two products are put together in a bundle and you can save 15% when these are purchased together. Everyone loves a saving right?!

I've made a few creations recently using the Chalkboard Technique and really love the look. I know its not a new technique but I thought it would look fabulous with this set.

This card nearly didn't happen. It took me at least 6 attempts to do the embossing layer and every time I managed to get it wrong. One I accidentally tore when sponging it, one the sewing machine jammed, one the embossing didn't melt right. I felt like (if cards ever had feelings. Ha!) that it really didn't want me to make it. I nearly binned the whole idea. At that moment that's when you walk away, take a deep breath and then come back to it when your thoughts are recollected.

I've embossed the leaf spray in the bottom left corner with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and then I stamped the little flowers on Shimmery White cardstock with Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder. I then fussy cut the little flowers, and yes they are little to fussy cut, and arranged them on the card. It is then finished off with some Blushing Bride banners and some Gold Foil Numbers. 

I just love the prettiness of this set and the watercolour feel that it has. I'm a sucker for anything flowery and pretty, so sets like these have me at 'Hello'!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Make sure that you hop all the way around to see all the awe-inspiring creations. You don't want to miss a thing! Next around on the hop is the ever lovely, Martha Inchley. She always has fabulous creations so go and check her blog out!

Rochelle Blok - YOU ARE HERE

Recreate this card at home using the following Stampin' Up! products.


  1. I love your chalkboard technique! I'm totally addicted to it! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, Jenni from Germany!

  2. I love your stitching, very neat! Lovely card all round. Thank you.

  3. Beautiful layering and details to create this pretty card!

  4. Not the traditional colors and I like it!

  5. Love the chalkboard background! Super pretty!

  6. so many details and so many layers!!!! beautiful!!!! xoxoxo

  7. I'm glad you kept at it Rocehlle because that is a beautiful card! Love the chalkboard look with that set.

  8. This is gorgeous Rochelle! Love the chalk board technique and your perseverance really paid off - love the stitching and vellum additions too - so pretty! xx

  9. Beautiful card Rochelle, as always! I love your chalkboard technique and the embossing... It was worth the 6 attempts!


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