Thursday, June 23, 2016

MDF Home Decor using Color Burst

Dunja Ducker from the Creative Team has made this decorated MDF Board home decor project, she mixed Color Burst with stamping and fibres.

Hey have you heard we are having a Creative Team Call?.  It is open to world wide submissions and you can get the full details here on how to submit.


Tuesday, June 21, 2016


Calling all Ken Oliver Crafts fans, we are now recruiting new members for our Creative Team to promote and showcase the complete Ken Oliver Craft range.

We are looking for Team Members who can work in all mediums, be
adaptable, relish a challenge, understand color and can work in a team environment to meet our various creative needs, deadlines &

As part of the Ken Oliver Creative Team you will receive:

· Generous amounts of Ken Oliver product.
· Product from our Blog Hop and Promotional Partners. 
· Be featured on the Ken Oliver Blog and across all our social media platforms.
· Have your work shown at Trade and Public Fairs.
· Access to the Creative Team Secret Groups.
· Blog Badge and Watermark.

Team requirements are:

· Be able to create across multiple crafts such as mixed media, card making, scrapbooking, upcycling, off the page etc..   
· Commit to 1 - 2 posts a month on the Ken Oliver Blog,
· Promote Ken Oliver product on your personal blog and Facebook and other social media platforms.
· Participate in a monthly team challenge following a different brief and theme each month.
· Be active within the team secret group.

To apply for a place on our lively and inspirational Ken Oliver Creative Team, please email the following to
  • Name, address, phone number, headshot and email address.
  • Short biography (tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to join the Ken Oliver Creative Team.
  • Links to your online galleries, blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter pages.
  • A List of other design teams you are now on or have previously been on.
  • Send four (.jpg) images that will best showcase your creativity, at least two of these projects must be either an altered art, mixed media, home d├ęcor, off the page etc .

Use of Ken Oliver Product an advantage.

Deadline for applications is Friday July 8th 2016.  Successful
applicants will be notified by Friday July 15th and an announcement will be made on the blog and Facebook on Wednesday July 20th

International applications welcome.

The Term will last 6 months (may be extended)

(Due to the volume of submissions we will not be contacting
unsuccessful applicants directly, but will hold all applicant details on file.)

We are so excited to see your submissions and hope to have you join us soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Looking Dapper with Sizzix and Color Burst

Jeanne Streiff has a great card on the Sizzix blog where she combined Color Burst and die cuts to create this rather charming card.  Perfect for Fathers Day coming soon.  You can she her instructions here.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Spread Love with Color Burst

Giovana Smith is back today with another great card made using Color Burst and the Water Media Paper.

Here Giovana explains how she created this great card.

I started stamping the little heart on a piece of Water Media Paper in Versamark ink and added White embossing powder, then I color the background with Alizarin Crimson and the heart with Fuchsia Color Burst. Then I took a Water Media Bookmark and added Metallic Sky, Yellow Gold and Iron Oxide Liquid Metals, set aside to dry and then stamped the sentiment in Walnut Ink.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

'Grace' Card using Color Burst

Creative Team Member Giovana Smith shares with us a card she made using new stamps from Latina Crafter and Color Burst and Liquid Metals. 

Here Giovana gives us the instructions

Grace Card

I started stamping the flower on a piece of paper, cut it out and used it for masking. Then I stamped the flower several times on a piece of Water Media Paper in Versamark Ink and added White Embossing powder, I did the same with the leaves. I colored the flowers with Ultramarine Blue and the leaves with Terra Verte Color Burst , the outside areas was colored with Indigo Color Burst.
I stamped the sentiment and the little butterfly with Turquoise Click It Ink Pad. 
I added a scallop border, twine and rhinestones, finally added the panel to a Ivory card base. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

May Challenge Winner

Thank you to everyone who has entered our latest challenge and we are delighted to announce our winner.....


Erica Senecal

Here are a selection of this months entries, It was so hard to choose a winner from these works of art.  Details of the June challenge will be announce soon on the blog and Facebook.

Lagene Sands

Teresa Godines

Jennie Black

Leanne Harris


SMILE on Down Syndrome (1)

 SMILE on Down Syndrome (2)

SMILE on Down Syndrome (3)

Theresa Lee