Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Colour INKspiration 35 #CI35


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 nearly 1900 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 Elizabeths blog and isn't her project just gorgeous?


How exciting is this colour challenge?
We have a few colours in our Neutrals collection which is pretty awesome!


The colours I have chosen are Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot and Soft Suede



I received the Rooted In Nature set as a display board stamper back for April's Onstage event in Perth Western Australia. I actually really love it and I have had so many ideas using it.

I like the idea of a small sampler style card with a little bit of each of the stamps on each panel.
A touch of copper & wood element for the embellishments and the card was complete.
Now I just have to get the framelits and I will be a happy girl!


  • Stamps: Rooted In Nature
  • Ink: Mossy Meadow, Merry Merlot and Soft Suede
  • Card: Whisper White, Merry Merlot and Mossy Meadow
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Frames Elements & Leaves Trinkets



https://creativerosesstamping.wordpress.com/?p=4439

Next up is the delightful Rose Packer.


Sunday, 3 June 2018

ESAD Annual Catalogue Launch Blog Hop


Welcome to yet another wonderful ESAD blog hop!
I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators (friends) and I hope that you enjoy all our projects using new products from the current Annual Catalogue.


You have hopped on over from the amazing Rochelle Blok!

It has been a pretty sad couple of weeks in our family with the passing of my husbands grandfather (my childrens great grandad)

I have been creating for family members some sympathy cards.
Later in the week one of my school mum friends sadly lost her brother so I also made her a card too.



All four cards together








These cards are quick and easy to replicate and the four cards only used two of the 6x6 sheets of the Garden Impressions DSP.

Firstly I covered the background of the card and the strip that was left over was flipped over and used in the centre of the next card.
The pretty floral die makes a gorgeous background on the last card pictured.
The second card just had a flower stamp randomly stamped around the background for a bit of depth to the card.

I had a little brown box of amazing goodness arrive two weeks ago with the new colour revamp inkpads along with the matching cardstock and a new stampset and DSP stack.... I had to play with it all as it is gorgeous!

I am on holidays from Tuesday so I will be having a little break with my family.
I am really looking forward to the time out as May really wasn't a good month for us in many ways.


  • Stamps: Flourishing Phrases & Perennial Birthday
  • Ink:  Melon Mambo & Blueberry Bushel
  • Card: Melon Mambo, Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea foam & Garden Impressions DSP stack
  • Tools: Decorative Ribbon Border and Banner Triple Punches, Springtime Impressions Thinlits & Petal Pair Embossing folder with the bigshot
  • Embellishments: Rhinestones & Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine

https://tinykiwicards.blogspot.com/2018/06/esad-2018-annual-catalogue-bloghop.html


Thursday, 24 May 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #272


I am not sure if I have been in this sketch challenge before and it was perfect for the card that I have created.


I made this card a couple of months ago to teach my girls in class and haven't had the
chance to blog it. 

It is so pretty I gave it to my mum this month for her birthday!
She loved it!





It is a bit of a fancy fold card called a centre explosion card.
These measurements are adapted to fit in a C6 size envelope and if you look closely to the background on the front panel of the card, you will see a slight impression from the leaves in the Eclectic Impressions Die.

  • Stamps: Oh So Eclectic and sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday
  • Ink:  Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy & Berry Burst & Fresh Fig
  • Card: Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Emerald Envy & Naturally Eclectic DSP
  • Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon



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

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Colour INKspiration 34 #CI34


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 nearly 1900 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 the ever so creative and amazing Bronwyn


I immediately had an idea for this card and out came the new set Sea of Textures!




This I have previously called a window box card which is fitting but I have since found out it is called a Diorama card.

I have just realised I didn't put a sentiment on it... oh well looks like if I use it for something I can add it later... I think I was too excited with my idea to even worry about it.

The Just Add Colour DSP panel at the back just finished this card off and it matched in with the underwater theme perfectly. 



  • Stamps: Sea of Textures
  • Ink: Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight
  • Card: Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Basic Grey, Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Just Add Colour DSP.
  • Tools: Under the Sea & Layering Ovals Framelits Dies & Seaside Embossing Folder with the bigshot, Daffodil Delight light and dark, Calypso Coral Light and Dark, Pool Party Light and dark and Smokey Slate Stampin' Write markers.



https://wp.me/p65baO-2Lk



Next up is the amazing Jacque who I would just like to say a massive congratulations on reaching the first 1 Million dollar sales award in the South Pacific.
Well done!! x