Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Colour INKspiration #24


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 1750 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 come from Tanya's gorgeous card

Colour INKspiration 24


I made another Birthday Card to add to the collection..



It is a vellum cardbase with a smaller insert inside.
It is actually a lot prettier than this pic shows as there is also wink of stella on the flowers.
The watercolour background was made by wetting the background watercolour cardbase and dropping dots of the pool party and tranquil tide inks on it to spread.
Let it dry naturally.


  • Stamps: Oh So Eclectic & sentiment from Confetti Celebration
  • Ink: Blushing Bride, Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Cherry Cobbler
  • Card: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Vellum, Silver Foil, Pool Party, watercolour & Cherry Cobbler
  • Tools: Sweety and Sassy Framelits and Eclectic Layers thinlits with the Bigshot as well as the 1 1/4 circle punch
  • Embelishments: Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Silver ribbon

https://creativerosesstamping.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/colour-inkspiration-ci24/




Next up is Rose's gorgeous project

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Occasions and Saleabration 2018

Occasions and Saleabration 2018


I have just had my birthday and was lucky to receive my pre-order for the upcoming catalogues.


So if you don't already have a demonstrator in Australia please contact me and I will post these babies out to you :-)

Here is a little sneak peek of a card I have made using some new product


oh my gosh I love this paper and the Stampin' Blends!


  • Stamps: Sentiment from Party Pandas (Saleabration 2018)
  • Ink:  Versamark, Old Olive
  • Card: Petal Passion DSP (Occasions 2018), Gold Foil, Basic Black, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler
  • Tools: Petals and more & layered leaves embossing folder with the bigshot, triple banner punch, White Embossing Powder and Old olive, pumpkin pie and cherry cobbler Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella & dimensionals.

Monday, 11 December 2017

What Will You Stamp? #146


What Will you Stamp Challenge number 146.
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!



I must say I was excited to purchase this set..... Then it has just sat there on the shelf.... doing nothing
Until Now!


The stampset teamed up with the Quilted Christmas DSP stack has come up quite nice.
The stamps repetitively stamped make a great background on this card and it could be reproduced fairly quickly if you had lots to make.

My children gave this one to the crosswalk lady on Thursday afternoon as we drive past every morning and afternoon as she always has the biggest wave to us!
They look forward to it every day! (she cried aw - we don't know peoples situations she may not have any family that she spends Chrissy with....)

  • Stamps: Christmas Quilt
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist, Blushing Bride, Pool Party and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White and Quilted Christmas DSP Stack
  • Embellishments: Silver Ribbon


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

Friday, 1 December 2017

Global Design Project #115 & Just Add Ink #388

This weeks project for Global Design Project is Christmas Joy...
What a perfect theme as I have just scrapbooked my gorgeous kiddies Chrissy Pic




ohhh and Just add Ink this week is just add Glitter!

Two Birds..... One Stone..



Well definitely these two bring so much Joy to our family.
After all, as soon as children come into our lives it is all about them.... and Christmas sparkles once more especially seeing their faces on Christmas morning!




Every year we take a few pics and get them printed off into cards to post to family and friends. (yes it is slack of me not to hand make Chrissy cards but we send out 60 and that is a lot) Bear in mind I have just made 60 Christmas Cards for my two children's classes and that took me 3 days...
This weekend I really need to finish off the teachers gifts and cards oh and a stampastack group coming tonight so I still have a lot of work ahead of me....

  • Ink: Real Red 
  • Card:  Gold Foil, Vellum & Soft Suede
  • Tools: Large Letters and Large Numbers Framelits and Eclectic Layers Thinlits with the bigshot, Pattern Party Decorative Masks
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Embossing Paste & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
  • #GDP115 #JAI388
To visit the other projects visit
http://www.global-design-project.com/
and
http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/


oh well while I am here, here is a pic of one of the stampastack cards the girls are making tonight :-)



I am sure the girls will love making these (not sure if they will love the fussy cutting though haha)

Monday, 27 November 2017

What Will You Stamp? WWYS#144


What Will you Stamp Challenge number 144.
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!



I am working on cards from my children to their class mates so I have to do 60 in total....

I wanted to not use a traditional green so I opted for Tranquil Tide for the card base.



I love how smaller stamps in a stampset act as a background on a card.
One down, 59 to go.......

Such a cute stampset teamed up with the sheet music to Jingle Bells and a slither of Red Glimmer paper. Simple but elegant!


  • Stamps: Santa's Suit
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Tranquil Tide
  • Card: Whisper White, Real Red, Tranquil Tide, Red Glimmer and Merry Music Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits and Stitched Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella & dimensionals.


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

Sunday, 26 November 2017

ESAD Stampin' Blends Blog Hop




Welcome to yet another wonderful ESAD blog hop! I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators and I hope that you enjoy the clever things that this lovely group does with their Stampin' Blends


You have hopped on over from the extremely talented Lou's page




I organised myself for class last week and was pretty happy with the outcome.
Here are my two cards in opposite colours.



The background flowers on these cards are stamped and coloured with the Stampin' Blends.



Two more very pretty cards to add to my stash.



  • Stamps: Sentiment from Rose Wonder and Graceful Garden
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral, Rich Razzleberry and Memento Black
  • Card: Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Old Olive & Petal Garden DSP stack
  • Tools: Pretty Label Punch, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends (Light and Dark)
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Calypso Coral Sheer Ribbon and Sequins

http://stampingjoy.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/stampin-blends-esad-blog-hop.html

    Now jump over to Nerida's creation to check it out!


    Blog Hop Participant List

    4. Nicole Wilson - you are here!
    17. Fi Cobbin









      Wednesday, 22 November 2017

      Colour INKspiration #22 & #23


      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.

      You have come from the gorgeous Lou's page

      These challenges go for 3 weeks

      Colour INKspiration 22


      I found these gorgeous little fairy lights at Kmart the other day and immediately had an idea with them.

      This first pic was taken in my light box with all the lights on


      This second pic I turned all the lights around my lightbox off.... Wow what a difference that made!





      • Stamps: Santa's Sleigh
      • Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand and Soft Suede
      • Card: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand and Silver Glimmer
      • Tools: Santa's Sleigh Thinlits with the bigshot and the clouds from Up & Away Thinlits
      • Embelishments: Wink of Stella, Frame (non SU) & Fairy lights (non SU)



      Colour INKspiration 23


      I had all day on Tuesday (yesterday) to sort this one out but unfortunately I was a bit crook and ended up in bed for the day. I did however finish this on Wednesday afternoon after the hop went live so I hope many of you get to see it! - Dinosaur meets Christmas!


      A cute way of using a current stampset and making it Christmassy!
      I mirror imaged the santa hats for two of the dinosaurs.
      • Stamps:  No Bones About It and Santa's Suit
      • Ink:  Archival Black, Crumb Cake, Real Red and Versamark
      • Card: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Silver Foil
      • Tools: Bigshot using Sweet & Sassy and Santa's Suit Framelits
      • Embelishments: Silver Thread, Dimensionals, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder and Wink of Stella

      https://jaxxcraftycreations.blogspot.com.au/2017/11/colour-inkspiration-22-23.html




      Next up is the amazing Jackie so be wowed with her creations