Saturday, 11 January 2020

Colour INKspiration 70 #CI70

Welcome to a new year of Colour Inkspiration!

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.

Hello and welcome from Patrice's blog

As this first challenge of the year and it is Colour INKspirations 3rd birthday! 
It is fitting for the theme to be a Birthday Card challenge using our favourite colours.
These were the colours I picked!

I am a bit of a bold crafter when I make cards and love big blocks of colour!

This is a card I made for my older sisters birthday on the 4th of January....

The shimmery white card looks gorgeous coloured with an aqua painter and some ink from the lid of the inkpads! The shimmery white panel on the back with the nested dies breaks the colour up from the background and the cake. I added a neutral colour of crumb cake as well

This challenge will be on the Colour INKspiration facebook page until the 10th of February.

  • Stamps: Happy Birthday To You
  • Ink: Memento Black, Stayzon, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay an Gorgeous Grape
  • Card: Shimmery White, Gorgeous Grape, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Flirty Flamingo and Vellum
  • Tools: Stitched Nested, Detailed Peacock & Painted Labels Dies with a Die Cutting Machine as well as aqua painter
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Noble Peacock Rhinestones

    Sunday, 5 January 2020

    ESAD Mini and Saleabration 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 items from the amazing Occasions and Saleabration catalogues.

    You have either started with myself or come from Sharon Daltons blog.
    I hope you enjoy what we have made with such gorgeous goodies!

    I was lucky enough to present in November at our Perth Onstage Local with using Beautiful Moments which is Jacque Williams 1 million csv stampset.
    However I did receive 3 other sets to show but I didn't get to make samples with.....
    Here are a couple of samples with Witty Cisms which is Lisa Fasts set.

    • Stamps: Witty Cisms
    • Ink:  Memento
    • Card: Whisper White, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and In colour 6x6 Designer series paper 2019-21
    • Tools: Stitched Labels & Stitched Rectangles with a die cutting machine as well as Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends
    • Embellishments: - Dimensionals, tulle ribbon dyed with purple posy ink, Seaside Spray metallic ribbon & a pop of fine tip glue pen on the heart

    I have a second card that I made as well.

    I sent this card to an awesome friend who reached her 10 year milestone just before onstage.
    Well done Ann!

    I could play with this set all day as it is amazing!

    • Stamps: Witty Cisms
    • Ink:  Memento Black & Mango Melody
    • Card: Whisper White, Mango Melody, Real Red, Basic Black and Granny Apple Green
    • Tools: Stitched Shapes and Stitched Nested Framelits with a Die cutting machine as well as Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blend
    • Embellishments: - Dimensionals & Champagne Rhinestones

        Next up is the lovely Shannon with her project from the new catalogues!

        Blog participant List:
        1. Nicole Wilson - You Are Here!

        Tuesday, 24 December 2019

        Just Add Ink 487 #JAI487

        Just Add Ink Challenge #487

        This weeks challenge is

        A sketch! 
        I haven't really blogged or made any cards since onstage. To be honest I really haven't felt like it. I had some awful family news the day after it and I haven't wanted to craft since.
        My mother isn't very well and I am wanting everyone to keep her in your thoughts as she has a long, long journey ahead.

        I received a box a few days ago and thought I really need to make one last card for 2019 and when I saw the sketch I thought it was just perfect for it.

        and its a sneak peak for some new goodies coming in just over a week!

        I think I really need to get myself back into the craft room a bit more and get creating. 
        That's what mum would want me to do!

        • Stamps: Honey Bee
        • Ink: - Memento
        • Card: Basic Black, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Mango Melody, Whisper White, vellum and Golden Honey Specialty DSP (saleabration)
        • Tools: Stitched Shapes & Detailed Bee Dies with a die cutting machine
        • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Peaceful Poppies Sequins and Champagne Mist Shimmery Paint

        To see the other cards in this challenge head on over to