Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Coour INKspiration 48 #CI48

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 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.

Welcome from Nikki's page

This is my colour picture pick this fortnight again!
I was on a little pinterest picture picking roll.

I thought long and hard about these colours and went back to our onstage theme of #simplestamping

Cards don't have to be complicated.
That is my issue, I really do try to add a bit too much at times so this is it! One layer pretty much paper, ink and a stampset!
Great for the beginner or first time stamper don't you think?

This is a saleabration "Freebie" stamp available on the 3rd of January! I know it will be popular.

  • Stamps: Hello Cupcake
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tranquil Tide, Calypso Coral and Blushing Bride
  • Card: Whisper White
  • Tools:  None!
  • Embellishments: None!

Check out what Cathy   (who is officially joining our crew in 2019 which is super exciting!) has been up to! 

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Just Add Ink 438 #JAI438

Just Add Ink Challenge #438

This weeks challenge is a colour one

I chose my third colour as Highland Heather

With this card I stamped the background butterflies and roughly coloured around the background with the light Granny Apple Green to make my own DSP.

It is actually a lot prettier in real life as the little butterflies are shimmery as they have wink of stella on them. (and the lovely lipstick looks quite dark in this pic)

Hopefully my sister isn't following too closely as its her birthday in a couple of weeks and I just might give her this card :-)

  • Stamps: Butterfly Gala and Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Ink: - Memento Black, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick
  • Card: Whisper White & Lovely Lipstick
  • Tools: Be Mine Stitched Framelits with the Bigshot & Butterfly Duet Punch
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Wink of Stella and Gingham Gala Adhesice Backed Sequins

To See the other cards in these challenges head on over to

Thursday, 6 December 2018

TGIF Challenges #TGIF188

This week the challenge is

This is perfect as I am currently just putting the finishing touches to my Teacher Gifts.

The mini copper tea tins are perfect to decorate and pop that little gift in.
There is a new product on these tins.... you can earn it in Saleabration this coming January.

The papers are just too stunning...both sides!!

We were blessed to have some amazing Teachers & Education Assistant this year. 
They were such lovely people and they loved the children.
We are looking forward to a year that was just as good in 2019.

  • Stampset: None
  • Ink: None
  • Card: Balmy Blue, Lemon Lime Twist, Grapefruit Grove, Highland Heather, Shimmery White and Botanical Butterflies DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, with the bigshot.
  • Embellishments:  Copper Tea Tins, Dimensionals & Pearlized Doilies
  • #TGIFC188
To visit the other projects visit

Sunday, 2 December 2018

ESAD Holiday Catalogue 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 products from the Holiday Catalogue for quick and easy cards, tags and packaging.

You have hopped on over from Delys

I have had a couple of quick end of year gifts to make so I whipped these up the other day.

This gift belly band tag was made for my daughters Tennis coach as it was her last lesson for the year last week.

This was a little tag to add to a gift for a lady who purchased from me this month. 
I know she was pretty keen to try out the shimmer paints so I have gifted her this little pack as a thankyou.

  • Stamps: Dashing Deer
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, 
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes & Detailed Deer Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embellishments:

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Fab Friday Challenge 151 #FabFri151

Fab Friday Challenge is here.
This week is a great sketch.

We have so many birthdays, end of year teacher gifts, a wedding, sympathy cards and more birthday cards to get made... I am really running out of time!

My son has a birthday party tomorrow so I whipped up this card to match the sketch.

There is a little sneak peak of a few new items coming very very soon for this card.
The Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper is so gorgeous and has so many beautiful Butterfly images. 
Here I fussy cut one out as the feature "shape" on the front of this card.

  • Stampset: Beauty Abounds & Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Ink: Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape
  • Card: Whisper White, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove and Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Labels Framelits  & Butterfly Beauty Thinlits with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals , Wink of Stella & Grapefruit Grove Gros-Grain Ribbon
  • #FabFri151
To visit the other projects visit