Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Colour INKspiration #17

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.

Welcome from Rose's amazing project.

These colours are so bright and pretty and the swatch was by Tanya Bell.

As I have said before you can never have too many birthday cards!
A pretty simple card. The background I embossed with the Layered leaves embossing folder and then lightly rolled Flirty Flamingo Ink over the raised impression to give it more bold colour.

Such pretty bright colours this week thanks Tanya :-)

  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Ink: Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Card: Whisper White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo, Tempting Turquoise and Champagne Foil
  • Tools: Layering Circles, Stitched Circles Framelits & Layered Leaves Textured Embossing Folder with the bigshot, classic label punch and sponge brayer
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon and Touches of Nature Wood Elements

Jump on over to Rachel and check out her interpretation of these colours!

Monday, 11 September 2017

What Will You Stamp 133? #WWYS133

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 133.
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!

My daughter turned 7 in July and here is the card I made for her.
I have been waiting for the moment to showcase this card and this gorgeous stampset is this weeks set :-)

Such a pretty stampset and the picture does not do it justice as it is much brighter in real life.
I love making stepper cards they add so much dimension to the card layout.

  • Stamps: Magical Mermaid and Number of Years
  • Ink:  Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, versamark, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Berry Burst and Pink Pirouette
  • Card: Glossy White, Tranquil Tide, Shimmer and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Tools: Large Numbers Framelits with the bigshot, copper embossing powder and heat tool
  • Embellishments: Copper Trim, Dimensionals and Wink of Stella

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

Monday, 4 September 2017

What Will You Stamp 132? #WWYS132

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 132.
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 is such a gorgeous set and it has matching framelits and Designer Series Paper!

This week I thought I would keep it simple and use the cake stamp and do a little bit of watercolouring.

  • Stamps: Birthday Delivery
  • Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red, Smokey Slate, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sky
  • Card: Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper, Real Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie and Watercolour
  • Tools: Stiched Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella, Dimensionals and Rhinestones

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

Sunday, 3 September 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue 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 all our favourite products in our new and amazing annual catalogue.

You have dropped by my page via  Carly's  beautiful creation
make sure you have a cuppa handy as it is a big hop full of wonderful projects!

Well I must admit, I didn't really do a very large pre order from this catalogue. Don't get me wrong there are tons of amazing things in it that I would love to have but..... I really don't do Halloween and I don't make a lot of Chrissy cards. 

I did however, purchase some beautiful papers and a few stamps one of them being the gorgeous Painted Harvest set.

Closed with belly band on top

Open to reveal the cute flower cards inside

Daffodil Delight & Crushed Curry       Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler

Crushed Curry & Cherry Cobbler      Crushed Curry & Peekaboo Peach

A cute set of 4 3x3 gift cards that fit perfectly into the new mini pizza boxes! I played around with colour combinations for a couple of hours and picked the ones that I liked best for these cards.

  • Stamps: Painted Harvest
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, and Old Olive
  • Card: Thick Whisper White, normal whisper white, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry and Painted Autumn DSP 
  • Tools: Stitched Circle Framelits with the bigshot and the Leaf Punch
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Burlap Ribbon and Wink of Stella
Oh I might as well add in the quick birthday card that I made for my sister in law's birthday today using the same flowers
Happy Birthday Mel x

The only extra thing that I did differently is add some lemon lime twist paper embossed with the Layered leaves Embossing folder and added a Crushed Curry Flag with the sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet from the Annual Catalogue.

    Next up is Peta you will not be disappointed :-)

    Blog Hop Participant List (its a big one this time)
    13. Nicole Wilson (You are Here!)