Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Just Add Ink 470 #JAI470




Just Add Ink Challenge #470


This weeks challenge is


Oh my goodness no stamping!! 
This one really is a challenge but if you don't think about it too hard it really isn't that difficult as we have so so many beautiful papers available to us!



I finally caved and bought the Bird Ballad Designer Series papers and boy I am so glad that I did!
Combined with the bird ballad Laser- cut cards & tin kit as well as magnolia lane memories and more cards, my gosh it is gorgeous!

I used the Thank You from one of the Magnolia Lane memories and more small 3" x 4" cards and flipped it to place under the laser cut card front so there was no waste. 
Afterwards I then placed a piece of pool party cardstock to make the background and match in with the bird on the card. I think it is lovely.


  • Stamps: NONE!
  • Ink: - NONE!
  • Card: Pool Party, Copper Foil, Memories & More Magnolia Lane pack, Bird Ballad DSP and Bird Ballad Laser-cut card
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Die with a die cutting machine
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals


To see the other cards in this challenge head on over to
 http://just-add-ink.blogspot.com.au/


Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Colour INKspiration 61 #CI61


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 2000 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 gorgeous Denita


I sat on these colours for ages and only yesterday (yes yesterday) something finally popped into my head.
It turned out quite lovely...


We seem to forget about masks and the pretty embossing paste that we can add a couple of drops of reinker to, to get the desired colour..... so sparkly and shimmery...

I have used two new items coming next month on this card.... can you spot what they are??

TIP: sentiments don't have to stay together, fussy cut them apart after stamping for a different look on your card.


Oh and while I'm here - Wishing my youngest Logan a massive happy 7th birthday today!

  • Stamps: Free as A Bird
  • Ink: Mint Macaron, Grey Granite and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Grey Granite and a sneak peek of Feels like Frost Specialty DSP from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue
  • Tools: Colour lifter, Mint Macaron Light and Dark as well as Soft Suede Light and Dark Stampin' Blends, Shimmery Embossing Powder with Mint Macaron Ink added used over the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks (coming soon) and Stitched Nested Labels & Detailed Peacock Dies with a Die Cutting Machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

https://stampinpals.blogspot.com/2019/08/thinking-of-you-ci61.html


      Now leap on over to the gorgeous Rachel to see what she made!

      TGIF Challenge 224 #TGIF224


      This week the challenge is 


      It's my sons birthday today. My baby is 7!
      Happy Birthday Logan.....

      He might be 7 but he still loves dinosaurs.....


      When he opened it  he said WOW mum! 
      Its really shiny and the Dino has a bit of wink of stella on him but I find shimmery doesn't photograph well..

      I based this card on the sketch but changed up the rectangle shape to the star (who says the sketch has to be exact!) and where the rhinestones are flipped it so the smaller stars highlight the main image. 
      I was lucky to receive some new goodies this week that are coming soon so I had to have a play.

      • Stampsets: Dino Days and Sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays
      • Ink: Granny Apple Green and Coastal Cabana
      • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie and Noble Peacock Foil Sheets
      • Tools: Dino Dies, Stitched Stars Dies (coming soon) and Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (coming soon) with a die cutting/ embossing machine
      • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Assorted Googly Eyes (coming soon) & Wink of Stella
      • #TGIFC224
      To visit the other projects visit
      http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/


      Monday, 12 August 2019

      Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! (#AWLSU036)


      This challenge was show us what you have recently made... 


      To be honest I haven't made a lot lately as my craft room is STILL not able to be fully used!! Its a right pain in the behind... I have however made a few bits and bobs but haven't blogged them yet.


      I am really loving the new dinosaur stampset in the annual catalogue.
      This was such a simple effective card to make and the background is just an ink and watercolour wash on watercolour paper. 


      • Stampsets: Dino Days and sentiment from Well Said
      • Ink: Soft Suede, Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Mango Melody and Coastal Cabana
      • Card: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green and Watercolour
      • Tools: Dino & Stitched Nested Labels dies with a die cutting machine as well as an aqua pen
      • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, 
      • #AWLSU036
      To visit the other projects visit
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/Aussieswholovestampinup/


      I have been having a bit of a play lately with this set, here is another card that I recently made for my sons friends birthday.


      Sunday, 28 July 2019

      Inspire.Create.Challenge 48 #48


      I saw the challenge on this blog and thought perfect!!



      I always need birthday cards and I'm always making them so I thought I would pop up the most recent card/s that I have made.



      There was no waste from this card. I made a second.





      I have made a few floating frame cards over the last month so I decided to show my class ladies how it is done.... Its a little time consuming but oh so effective and as soon as I saw Bloom and Grow in the annual catalogue I knew I wanted to make these.

      • Stampsets: Bloom & Grow and sentiments from Painted Glass and Beautiful Friendship
      • Ink: Memento Black
      • Tools: Press and Seal and Stampin Blends in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron and Old Olive. Rectangle Stitched Framelits, Stitched Shapes and Budding Blooms Dies with a die cutting machine.
      • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

      To visit the other projects visit
      https://inspirecreatechallenges.blogspot.com/

      Wednesday, 24 July 2019

      Colour INKspiration 60 #CI60


      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 2000 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 very talented Tanya's page



      Such bold colours I thought I would grab some of the new foil and see what it looks like on one of my Lanyards.


      It is very difficult to see how shiny this is in real life but take my word for it the foil papers are just gorgeous as beads.

      I have made my own paper rollers in different sizes with a lot of trial and error.
      Finally I have the perfect sizes for both my lanyards and keyrings.

      • Stamps: none
      • Ink: none
      • Card: Petal Pink, Terracotta Tile and Noble Peacock Specialty DSP
      • Tools: paper roller (handmade)
      • Embellishments: sealer and varnish, cord and keyring.


      https://lillylovespaper.blogspot.com/2019/07/ci60-challenging-palette.html





        Now off  to the lovely Liz to see what she has made with these pretty colours.