Wednesday, 26 June 2019

Colour INKspiration 58 #CI58


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 lovely Jan


Another stunning colour combo this fortnight.


This just screamed anniversary/ wedding/ engagement to me so I made this universal card that could be for any of the above.

Lucky I love to fussy cut as every image is fussy cut on this card.
The top panel has a touch of gold embossing powder around the edge so it didn't look so stark and white.

  • Stamps: Beautiful Friendship and sentiment from First Frost
  • Ink: Versamark, Crumb Cake & Blushing Bride 
  • Card: Whisper White
  • Tools: Gold Embossing Powder
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Linen thread

http://addinktivedesigns.com/2019/06/26/colour-inkspiration-58/


      Now off  to Bronwyn who has no doubtedly made something amazing!

      Monday, 24 June 2019

      What Will You Stamp 225? #WWYS225

      What Will you Stamp Challenge number 225.
      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!

      I am really sad that this will be the last What Will You Stamp Challenge.
      Thankyou to all who have played along I have enjoyed every minute.


      Lets go out with a bang!




      I love the vellum in the Memories & More pack so I decided to use it as the background of my card over the top of the base Early Espresso and Petal Pink Cardstock.

      I did colour the Magnolia in with the Stampin' Blends and took a bit of colour off with the colour lifter to ad some highlight to it.

      The Epoxy Droplets I coloured with the dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blend but it is hard to see in this picture.
      • Stamps: Good Morning Magnolia
      • Ink:  Memento Black, Early Espresso
      • Card: Whisper White, Petal Pink and Memories and More Card Pack
      • Tools: Rectangle Stitched & Magnolia Memory Dies with a die cutting machine as well as Colour Lifter, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Ivory and Crushed Curry Light and Dark Stampin' Blends
      • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Epoxy Droplets


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

      Thankyou again for joining in these challenges.

      Wednesday, 12 June 2019

      Colour INKspiration 57 #CI57


      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 Kim's page


      I did take a bit of the inspiration picture and carried it over to my card.


      The flowers were coloured by stamping them into the Daffodil Delight and then sponge daubering the Lovely Lipstick around the edges.

      The leaves were punched out with the Leaf Punch and the flowers and sentiment both fussy cut.
      To finish it off there was a generous amount of Wink of Stella added to the flowers although you can't see it all that well in the picture.

      • Stamps: Ittty Bitty Birthdays and Floral Essence
      • Ink: Granny Apple Green, Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight
      • Card: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Basic Black
      • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits with the Bigshot and Leaf Punch
      • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Wink of Stella


      https://lillylovespaper.blogspot.com/2019/06/ci57-inkspired-by-new-catalogue.html




          Now off  to my gorgeous friend Liz to see her project

          Monday, 3 June 2019

          What Will You Stamp 222? #WWYS222

          What Will you Stamp Challenge number 222.
          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 great tropical stampset and I know it is very popular.



          For this card I went for a typical repetitive black and white pattern with the stampset and placed a black frame on top of it. I then placed coloured leaves and flowers over the top for the feature of the card.
          Simple, but the black and white makes the colour stand out a lot.

          • Stamps: Tropical Chic and Itty Bitty Birthdays
          • Ink:  Memento Black, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green and Mossy Meadow
          • Card: Whisper White & Basic Black
          • Tools: Rectangle Stitched & Tropical Dies with a die cutting machine as well as sponge daubers to place the Lovely Lipstick around the edge of the flowers.
          • Embellishments: Dimensionals


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

          Sunday, 2 June 2019

          ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop Sneak Peek




          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 .



          I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.
          You have come from the talented Jo's page

          I fell in love with this set and although we already have a set with a lighthouse, this one is more realistic and detailed.

          I made this card for class this week as well as the blog hop.

          Fully closed

          Partway Open


          Fully Open

          This card is called a hidden pop up card and I have seen quite a few on the internet. The best instructions would be the talented Deb Valder, (my measurements are slightly different to hers though as I adjusted them so we could get two card bases from one A4 sheet of cardstock)


          I have actually got another project in the making... a scrapping page for my son from my Mothers Day pictures..... but life has thrown our family a curveball.... we had a flood from our bathroom that has gone into our bedroom and my craftroom!!! So at the moment my room is like a bomb has hit it... (yes for those who have seen my craft room it was like that already yeah yeah)
          we have got machines drying out the carpet and luckily my papers are not on that wall so they seem to be fine!


          • Stamps: Sailing Home 
          • Ink:  Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Soft Suede
          • Card: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Come Sail Away DSP
          • Tools: Layering Circle Framelits & Smooth Sailing Cut & Emboss Dies with a die cutting machine
          • Embellishments: - Dimensionals & Bakers Twine (Night of Navy/Sahara Sand)

              https://denisebuetler.blogspot.com/2019/06/esad-annual-catalogue-blog-hop-sneak.html



              I am happy you are now off to my dear beautiful friend Denise's project. 
              I know you will be wowed!!


              Blog hop participant list:





              5. Nicole Wilson - You are Here!




















              25. Samantha White