Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Colour INKspiration #12


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 1500 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 Denita whose work is amazing!!

I missed last fortnights challenge as I was in Bali on holidays and wasn't sure if I was able to make any changes if anything went wrong with the hop!
Boy I missed it!

This time the challenge is awesome you can pick four or more colours (or the whole lot if you wish)



So so many options with these colours!
So its a challenge right?? I had to use all the colours!



Here it is..... I will let you all in on a little secret this was a very last minute card...... I finished it at 11pm last night..

I love it!

It is made with simple layering of the scalloped coloured pieces onto a white piece of  card.
I then stamped the little girl onto another piece of white in basic black and after cutting her silhouette out with the framelits that match, I glued her on the underside of the scallops. I chose not to colour her in as the white really pops out against the colour background.

  • Stamps: Birthday Delivery
  • Ink: Basic Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant and Smoky Slate
  • Tools: Birthday Friends Framelits & the scallop out of Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals & White Bakers twine



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






Jump on over to Julia who I believe is another of the crew to have used all the colours!

Friday, 16 June 2017

Paper Adventures Team Blog Hop - New Catalogue



Wow I am a bit lucky as I have been asked if I would like to join my gorgeous friend Kelly Kent and her Team on a blog hop!

I did not hesitate to say yes!! What an honour...

I flew in from Bali yesterday and had this project all ready to go before I left....
That's being super organised!

I had to work with what I already have from pre order as a new order would never have arrived before we went away so here it is!

(I think it arrived while I was away so I will stalk the neighbour this arvo for it!)


Front of card closed



Partially open



Fully Open


Here is a little video my daughter helped me film ( I hope it works)


video


This technique is called a Peekaboo Slider Card and I made it a few weeks ago for a friends sons birthday.

It was a real hit and the kids wouldn't put it down!


  • Stamps: Birthday Delivery
  • Ink:  Real Red and Pacific Point
  • Card: Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White and Birthday Memories DSP
  • Tools: Layering Ovals Framelits, Large Numbers, Birthday Friends and Stitched Shapes Framelits with the bigshot machine
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals



    https://hightreeshousesite.wordpress.com/2017/06/16/paper-adventures-team-blog-hop-new-catalogue



    Next up is Siobhan Fitzsimmons with her great project

    Participant List:
    1. Kelly Kent
    2. Nicole Wilson (guest designer you are here!)
    3. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
    4. Sheila Pybus  (project via Facebook)
    5. Coriana Boothey
    6. Kristel Rimmer

    Monday, 12 June 2017

    What Will You Stamp? 120 #WWYS120


    What Will you Stamp Challenge number 120.
    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!

    This weeks set the gorgeous Badges and Banners set



    I love this especially in these colours as I am a bit of a bright and bold type of card maker.





    I think I must say that Lemon Lime Twist is my new favourite In Colour!!

    I love using stamps as backgrounds, it's so much fun and its like making your own Designer Series Paper (DSP).
    • Stamps: Badges and Banners
    • Ink:  Versamark, Lemon Lime Twist and Memento Black
    • Card: Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Elegant Eggplant
    • Tools: Best Badge Punch
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Silver Embossing Powder and Silver1/8 ribbon


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

    Tuesday, 30 May 2017

    Kellys Celebration Anniversary Hop




    Happy 5 Year Stampin' Up! anniversary to the amazing Kelly Kent.

    This hop is in celebration of my dear friend who I have been lucky to have met through this awesome hobby of ours! 

    You have come on over from Deborah's page

    It is all about celebrations/ happy so I thought I would post a card of a recent birthday that we went to using some new products with some retiring products.... 




    I also taught this card in a recent card class....
    I can not believe that I had actually never done a box card in any classes of mine!!!
    I love making them so I am not sure why??
    I think there has always been other cool techniques to teach.
    • Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo
    • Ink:  Memento, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
    • Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer and Pop of Paradise DSP
    • Tools: Large Numbers Framelits with the bigshot and the new Pretty Label Punch
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals and Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

    Kelly has such an amazing lineup of people joining her on his anniversary celebration that there are two hops to look at... one super popular lady!




    Next from my project is Josie's so be sure to go and check out what happy project she has come up with!


    https://josie-dean.com/2017/05/30/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop


    List of Participants:
    1. Kelly Kent
    2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
    3. Monique Fielder
    4. Narelle Farrugia
    5. Wendy Hodkinson
    6. Deborah Harris
    7. Nicole Wilson - YOU ARE HERE!
    8. Josie Dean
    9. Elizabeth Gross
    10. Rachel Palmieri
    11. Cheryl Algie
    12. Kristel Rimmer
    13. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
    14. Mandy Depiazzi
    15. Fi Cobbin
    16. Nicole Goding
    17. Holly Stene
    18. Claudia Ausborn
    19. Julia Quinn
    20. Jan McQueen
    21. Sara Levin
    22. Carolina Evans
    23. Tamra Davis
    24. Narelle Simm
    25. Jenny Hall

    Monday, 29 May 2017

    What Will You Stamp? 118 WWYS118

    What Will you Stamp Challenge number 118.
    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!

    This weeks set is Urban District and yes another one that its the first time I have cracked it out its packet.


    I made are super, super simple dad card.



    Just two colours Very Vanilla and Basic Black!
    Feeling a bit sad that it hasn't stuck around long.
    Our Fathers Day in Australia is actually in September so would make a wonderful set for that.
    • Stamps: Urban District
    • Ink:  Basic Black
    • Card: Very Vanilla, Urban Underground DSP
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Urban Underground Embellishments


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

    Sunday, 28 May 2017

    ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek



    Welcome to another wonderful ESAD blog hop! I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators and I hope that you enjoy all the gorgeous new sneak peeks of the beautiful goodies coming in a couple of days!

    You may have just started with myself as you are at the beginning of the hop or you may have come all the way around from Rebecca's Page



    I thought that I would use one of the new upcoming Hostess Sets alongside two of the new In Colours..... isn't it just beautiful?






    • Stamps: Tranquil Tulips
    • Ink:  Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist
    • Card: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White and Fresh Florals DSP stack
    • Tools: Oh My Stars embossing folder with the bigshot
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals and 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst

    Keeping with the gorgeous new In colours I'm a member of a RAK group and sent out some cards at the end of last month and here was a few of them



    Just by mixing up where the colours sit makes the look of each card different.


    This set is very versatile and it includes the angel policy stamp which is a bonus!






    • Stamps: Crafting Forever
    • Ink:  Memento, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst
    • Card: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Silver Foil
    • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits and the Seaside Embossing folder with the bigshot machine.
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Burlap Ribbon

    Next up is my gorgeous and very clever friend Lou




    https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/esad-201718-annual-catalogue-sneak-peek.html



    Blog Hop Participants:

    1. Nicole Wilson YOU ARE HERE!

































       




    Wednesday, 24 May 2017

    Colour INKspiration 10


    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 1300 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 the lovely Mel's page


    This is another gorgeous Autumn colour theme but I did something a bit different with it.
    My most disliked colour is in this particular challenge.... that it is most definitely a challenge...

    Here is what I finally came up with..



    I used the swiping technique for the background and an old RAC card that I had in my wallet cut up into different sized pieces.

    The bird I cut in the smoky slate then glued a piece of Dijon to the back and fussy cut it out.
    I then cut another bird in Cajun and pieced the smaller pieces back into the bird for a bit of colour.



    • Stamps: Best Birds
    • Ink: Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate
    • Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Smoky Slate
    • Tools: Birds and Blooms Thinlits & Stitched Shapes Framelits with the bigshot
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals & In Colour Doiley flipped to the white side


    https://creativerosesstamping.wordpress.com/?p=2569







    Hop around to Rose's project and prepare to be wowed!