Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Colour INKspiration 51 #CI51


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 the awesome Jacque's page



This is such a pretty colour combo and picture inspiration that I decided to make a Wedding Card with the colours.


I really like how well the water coloured, colours work together on the floral image of the cake.
It is a bit of a CAS card which I really don't make that many of.
I always seem to overcomplicate everything!

I think I will have to do more of this style.

  • Stamps: Cake Soiree and sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet
  • Ink: Mango Melody, Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather and Stayzon
  • Card: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Silver Foil, Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz and Botanical Butterfly DSP
  • Tools: Sweet Cake Framelits and watercolour brush
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

https://kocreationscards.blogspot.com/2019/03/ci51-colour-inkspiration-crew.html


Now off to check out Kim and her gorgeous card!

Sunday, 10 March 2019

ESAD March 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 .




I know you would have loved Kelly's project as she is amazing.


I thought I might make a wedding anniversary card for my hubby Brad.
We have been married 12 years yesterday!



Isn't he super cute?

This card was made with the Hey Love Stampset ($33.00), The Stitched Shapes Framelits from the annual catalogue ($50.00) a piece of the All My Love DSP ($19.25) and some smokey slate cardstock ($14.75)

If you were to purchase all the items above (and using a few items you may already have such as stampin' blends, memento ink, versamark and white embossing powder) you will be able to earn the wooden butterfly elements FREE! But don't delay we only have a few weeks left of this awesome once a year promotion that is SALEABRATION!

Its a simple card but I know my hubby will like the quirky sentiment.... (I wrote this post before giving it to him)

  • Stamps: Hey Love
  • Ink:  Memento, Smokey Slate, Versamark
  • Card: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Basic Grey and All My Love DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin Blends in Smokey Slate, Petal Pink and Cherry Cobbler and White Embossing Powder
  • Embellishments: - Dimensionals & Butterfly Elements



      Hop on over to my gorgeous friend (and the organiser of this fabulous hop) Lou



      Blog hop participant list:
      2. Nicole Wilson - You are Here!

      Monday, 4 March 2019

      What Will You Stamp 209? #WWYS209

      What Will you Stamp Challenge number 209.
      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!


      Well I must say this set (and Bundle) caught my eye when I first saw the Occasions catalogue.
      I made a special card that I gave to my sister on the weekend.



      The stamps make a great background on this card. I stamped then continued to stamp off the image on the base of the card in a repetitive way.

      The pop of glimmer paper at the back I also coloured with a sponge dauber and some Coastal Cabana ink to give it a tinge to match the card.

      To finish it off a pop of the Washi tape to tie in with the black Happy sentiment.

      • Stamps: Well Said
      • Ink:  Coastal Cabana
      • Card: Sparkle Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Highland Heather and Mango Melody
      • Tools: Rose Trellis, Stitched Shapes and Well Written Framelits with the Bigshot as well as a sponge dauber to colour the glimmer paper.
      • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape & Butterfly Elements


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

      Wednesday, 27 February 2019

      Colour INKspiration 50 #CI50


      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 Julia's page




      I whipped out an oldie but a goodie for this colour combo as the colours yelled "male themed" to me....
      I also took the picture as a bit of inspiration to make a sea card.


      This card came as a bit of a happy accident as I had a piece of whisper white cardstock with the circle already cut into it and worked my card around it.

      I like the bit of depth the layered circles add to the image as I tried to make something that I hadn't made before with this set.

      A little bit of flicked water over a sponge brayered background just sets the whole card off.

      I stamped the seagulls with the Blueberry Bushel and then with Memento slightly offset so it gives the impression of movement.



      • Stamps: High Tide and sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays
      • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, Sahara Sand, Blueberry Bushel and Memento Black
      • Card: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Coastal Cabana, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Blueberry Bushell
      • Tools: Layering Circle Framelits, various sized circle punches for the smaller circles and a sponge brayer
      • Embellishments: Dimensionals and Water

      https://mypapercraftjourney.com/2019/02/27/colour-inkspiration-50


      Check out my good friend Kelly's project