Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Colour INKspiration #16


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1700 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

Welcome from the ever so talented Tanya Bell's page




This colour swatch is the lovely Kelly Kent's pick




I pulled out my Designer Series Stack and thought that the Dapper Denim paper that gradually gets lighter would be the perfect background.
I achieved this by cutting lots of thin strips of paper from the sheet of DSP and laying it, slightly moving it across and sticking it down to make the moving pattern. The double sided sticky sheets are the best to use so you don't have to keep laying glue down for each strip.

  • Stamps: Sentiment Colourful Seasons
  • Ink: Basic Grey
  • Card: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Basic Grey, Dapper Denim and Colour Theory DSP Stack
  • Tools: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Layering Circles Framelits and Seaside embossing folder with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Glitter enamel dots

https://nikkispencer-mysandbox.blogspot.com.au/2017/08/colour-inkspiration-16.html




Up next is Nikki Spencer  who has the most beautiful project

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Just Add Ink Challenge 373 #JAI373

Just Add Ink Challenge #373

I haven't done a JAI challenge for ages so I thought I had better jump on in this week!





I love this!

I used two different stencils on my card can you see them?






The first stencil is sponged with crumb cake and the brick background stencil and the second stencil I made with the butterfly from the move me bundle! I cut the background and coloured some embossing paste in wisteria wonder and when it dried I placed the second (wing) stencil over the top and coloured embossing paste with berry burst.
Adorable and lots of texture!

This card is on its way to a lovely family who has lost their father/ grandfather. I had a lot to do with them when I worked in my job in Busselton at Mandalay.

  • Stamps: sentiment from Best Birds
  • Ink:  Crumb Cake, Berry Burst and Wisteria Wonder
  • Card: Whisper White and Crumb Cake
  • Tools: Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker, Move Me Thinlits with the bigshot and the Brick Stencil from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks
  • Embellishments:  Embossing Paste


To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to
 http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/

Monday, 21 August 2017

What Will You Stamp 130? #WWYS130


What Will you Stamp Challenge number 130.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!





So I thought I would also add a dash of new goodies coming next month into my card.



Great celebration card, can be used for anything really, Birthday, Fathers Day, Just Because!
  • Stamps: Mixed Drinks
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Smokey Slate and Year of Cheer Specialty DSP (holiday catty)
  • Embellishments: Silver Washi Tape (holiday catty), Silver thread and Silver Foil Snowflake (holiday catty)

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Global Design Project #GDP099

Its been a little while since I did the Global Design Project and I noticed it was a wedding/ anniversary theme this week.... perfect as we went to a wedding on Friday last week.




I really love weddings and most of our friends are married now so it is lovely when you get to go to one and get all dressed up!

Here is the card I made for them



I must have been in a rush to take this picture as it was a double slider card with a small pocket in the top for the money (or you could put a voucher). This was the only picture that I took.

Here is a sneak peek of the happy couple on their day - 


Hayley and Joe - Image is from Defy Imaging

Don't they look gorgeous?? It was a rustic wedding at Darlington Estate Winery. 
My shoes are wrecked from the flooring there but it was a wonderful arvo/ evening to be had by all who were lucky enough to go.

  • Stamps: Jar of Love
  • Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Berry Burst, Pink Pirouette and Versamark
  • Card:  Foil Specialty DSP, Whisper White and Berry Burst
  • Tools: Everyday Jars Framelits with the Bigshot & Gold Embossing powder
  • Embellishments:  Berry Burst 1/2" finely woven ribbon, Linen thread, Dimensionals, Burlap ribbon and wink of stella
  • #GDP099
To visit the other projects visit
http://www.global-design-project.com/

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Colour INKspiration #15


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1600 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have hopped on over from our awesome guest designer Erin Gunson


I am very happy to say that this colour swatch is my one!

EEEEEKKKK!! Now to do it justice!


I made one of my old faves.... an easel card


Side view


Laid flat fully closed.

So here it is! My cute floral arrangement easel card...

This card I tried to be a little tricky.
I cut the jar framelit from the crumb cake, stamped the jar onto the vellum and attached it to the back of the crumb cake panel.
There is an extra white piece behind the vellum with the water stamped onto it.
I very very carefully cut a small slit above the stamped jar on the vellum and slid the stems into the jar to make it appear as if they are inside.
The linen thread was also very carefully cut into the sides of the jar to make it look like it is wrapped around the jar.

The middle flower on the inside of the card is popped up on a dimensional so it acts like a stopper for when the card is fully open.
This would have to be one of the easiest styles of cards to make.
  • Stamps: Beautiful Bouquet and Jar of Love
  • Ink: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay
  • Card: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake &Vellum
  • Tools: Bouquet Bunch & Everyday Jars Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Linen Thread and wink of stella



https://handmadebyjuliaquinn.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/feathery-friends-for-colour.html






Jump on over to Julia, I know you will love it!

Monday, 7 August 2017

What Will You Stamp? 128 #WWYS128


What Will you Stamp Challenge number 128.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!




High Tide is this weeks set, such a great set for a man style of card!

I luckily taught a double slider card last week in our card group so I thought it was perfect for this challenge.

Front of the card


Partially open

Fully Open

I love how effective a double slider is and it came out just great!
I did a lot of masking off on the front this card.
It is such a simple but such an effective technique :-)

  • Stamps: High Tide
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Smoky slate, Crushed Curry, Always Artichoke, Island Indigo, Craft White and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Island Indigo
  • Tools: 3/4' Circle Punch
  • Embellishments: Crushed Curry mini chevron ribbon

To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Colour INKspiration #14


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1600 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have hopped from Tanya Bell's page


I have hardly used this set so I pulled it out and thought hmmm a Baby card but for a girl who isn't too much of a girly girl

This is how it looks


The bear image was stamped off once for the background and for the two other stamps I just used the Smoky Slate first generation stamped for both images.

Great for a lady who has just had a little girl and not really into too much pinkish colouring.

I thought I was going to be a bit clever and I tried colouring the embossing paste and dabbing it over the original bear that I stamped to give  it the texture of fur....... what a disaster that turned out to be oooopss!!

  • Stamps: Baby Bear
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy
  • Card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy
  • Tools: Sweet and Sassy Framelits & Softly Falling Folder with the bigshot (I also ran the foam roller with a slight bit of Rich Razzleberry over the folder and pressed over the background)
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals and a touch of wink of stella

https://thepaperandstampaddict.com.au/2017/07/26/ci14/





Jump on over to Rebecca to see her creation with these great colours!