Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Colour INKspiration 30 #CI30

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 1850 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 Kim

Colour INKspiration 30

What an amazing place this would be!

Back to the annual catalogue to pull out a hardly used set!

Like I have said before, you can never ever have too many birthday cards in your stash!
  • Stamps: Best Birds
  • Ink: Memento, Versamark, Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig
  • Card: Whisper White, Fresh Fig, Island Indigo
  • Tools: Stitched Ovals and Birds and Blooms thinlits with the Bigshot, Pumpkin Pie & Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends, Soft Sky stampin' write and Fresh Fig Ink with a aquabrush.
  • Embelishments:  Dimensionals, Fresh Fig 1/2" finely woven ribbon and silver thread

Head on over to see Tanya's project

Monday, 26 March 2018

What Will You Stamp 161? #WWYS161

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 161.
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!

A super cute set. I missed Onstage in November and the lucky attendees received this in their goodie bag.

I sponge brayered the ombre background, stamped, coloured and then fussy cut the birds out.
  • Stamps: Bird Banter
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Old Olive and Garden Green
  • Card: Whisper White
  • Tools: Rich Razzleberry, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate and Old Olive Stampin' Blends
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Wink of Stella

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

WA Demo Retreat Day

Western Australia Demonstrator Retreat Day March 18th 2018

How did it all come about????
Well Kelly and I wanted to do a demo catchup somewhere inbetween where she lives "Bunbury" and where I live "Waikiki" 
We had been throwing the idea around a lot and Kelly said "right pick a date" so the 18th of March was decided on. Where we originally wanted to have it was Preston Beach and it was going to cost a fortune to hire a room and they wanted us to get catering too.....

Kelly and I

"Lets go inland then" Kelly said so Waroona it was and a brilliant little spot at the Senior Citizens Centre was decided on.... Next was who should come along??? We put it out there to our demo friends and it filled ever so fast!

We kept the cost down and included morning and afternoon tea and suggested to the girls to bring their lunch.
Any leftover money from the day was put into prize patrol and every person went home with something.

Everyone was to make up 12 kits for the day and they would each go home with 12 different cards.

This is my card

The card needed to be able to be put together in a 20 minute time allocation.

We all had a wonderful day and hopefully we will all do it again soon....

  • Stamps: Delightful Daisy 
  • Ink:  Early Espresso, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride
  • Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso and Melon Mambo
  • Tools: Leaves Punch
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

Other pictures of the day

The ladies at the end of the day (minus a couple who left earlier)

The food yum!

Sorting Prize Patrol 

Jump on over to the lovely Melissa's page and see what her project for the day was, I wasn't lucky enough to make her gorgeous card.

Participant List:
Nicole Wilson - You are here!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Global Design Project 130 #GDP130

This weeks project for Global Design Project is a sketch challenge.

When I get a spare minute I try to make cards for these challenges as they get me out of my comfort zone and thinking outside the box a little.

I decided to pull out the Hold on to Hope set and see what I could make with this challenge.

This set will be great for Baptisms/ christenings, confirmation and communion cards as well.
I really love the framelits that come with the set they are just gorgeous! 

  • Stampset: Hold on to Hope
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  • Card:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Silver Foil and Bundle of Love Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Crosses of Hope & Stitched Circles Framelits  with the bigshot, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Blushing Bride Stampin' Write markers.
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, rhinestones, wink of stella & silver ribbon
  • #GDP130
To visit the other projects visit

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Happy Birthday Blog Hop

This month we have lots of creativity to share with you featuring Birthdays. 

You have hopped on over from Sandy's creation and here is mine.

I am still loving how everything can be mixed up! I have used 3 sets here and they work perfectly together. This is the card I made for my daughters friends Fairy birthday last month.

The great thing about being a demo is that we can customise cards to any birthday theme!
This is one thing I love about being a mum! I can unleash my creativity on all the parties that my children get invited to and having a theme makes things so much easier!....

  • Stamps: Sentiment from Magical Day, Fairy celebration and Sunshine & Rainbows
  • Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum and Melon Mambo
  • Card: Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Perfect Plum, Melon Mambo, Myths & Magic Specialty DSP and Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper
  • Tools: Layered Leaves Embossing folder, Rainbow Builder Dies and Layering Ovals Framelits with the bigshot, Stampin Blends in - Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Ivory and Crumb Cake
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals and wink of stella

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