Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Colour INKspiration 62 #CI62

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 my lovely friends page (who lives just down the road) Jackie

I hadn't cracked out my cute new cow set yet so here was the perfect opportunity.

Isn't she adorable? These colours were just perfect for this challenge.

I punched lots of the small Daisy punch flowers, glued them together and placed them randomly on the background of this card for a bit of a textured effect.
The Stitched Rectangles and Stitched Nested Labels actually work well together.

  • Stamps: Over The Moon
  • Ink: Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Call Me Clover, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake.
  • Tools: Colour lifter, Call Me Clover, Basic Black, Smoky Slate Light and Dark Stampin' Blends, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker, Medium Daisy Punch, Stitched Nested Labels & Stitched Rectangles Dies with a Die Cutting Machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots & Googly Eyes

      Now off to check out Tanya's card

      Sunday, 25 August 2019

      ESAD 2019 Holiday Catalogue 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 .

      Hello and welcome from Lou's project

      I instantly fell in love with the stars from the new catalogue and I had to have them so they were first on my pre- order.....

      I decided to do something a little different this hop and attempt to make some sort of Triple Easel Card. It took a bit of fiddling around but I finally made something I was happy with.

      It does fold flat to go into an envelope which is a bonus.

      I have so many ideas swimming around in my head for this gorgeous bundle so stay tuned for more to come!

      • Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas & So Many Stars
      • Ink: Versamark & Night of Navy
      • Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Copper Foil and Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper
      • Tools: Stitched Stars & Stitched Rectangles Dies as well as Swirls and Curls Embossing folder with a die cutting machine and Copper Embossing Powder
      • Embellishments: - Dimensionals

      I did purchase a few things in the preorder and so I made a second card (only today mind you so I have had to quickly take pics and load up)

      Another triple easel card that was actually hard to photograph but aren't the Elves so super cute??

      Again I based this on my previous card and measurements to get the triple fold and then decorated with the Elves that have been coloured in with Stampin' Blends and a bit of the Ice Stampin' Glitter added.


      • Stamps: Itty Bitty Christmas & Elfie
      • Ink: Memento, Cherry Cobbler & Night of Navy
      • Card: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce and Wrapped in Paid Specialty Designer Series Paper
      • Tools: Brick & Morter Embossing folder with a die cutting machine and Ivory, Dark Pineapple Punch, Colour Lifter and Light & Dark Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy Stampin' Blends as well as Shimmery Crystak Effects with the Ice Stampin' Glitter.
      • Embellishments: - Dimensionals

      * I have written a tutorial for the Star Easel Card and the base instructions can be used for the Elfie card also - visit *

        Tuesday, 20 August 2019

        Just Add Ink 470 #JAI470

        Just Add Ink Challenge #470

        This weeks challenge is

        Oh my goodness no stamping!! 
        This one really is a challenge but if you don't think about it too hard it really isn't that difficult as we have so so many beautiful papers available to us!

        I finally caved and bought the Bird Ballad Designer Series papers and boy I am so glad that I did!
        Combined with the bird ballad Laser- cut cards & tin kit as well as magnolia lane memories and more cards, my gosh it is gorgeous!

        I used the Thank You from one of the Magnolia Lane memories and more small 3" x 4" cards and flipped it to place under the laser cut card front so there was no waste. 
        Afterwards I then placed a piece of pool party cardstock to make the background and match in with the bird on the card. I think it is lovely.

        • Stamps: NONE!
        • Ink: - NONE!
        • Card: Pool Party, Copper Foil, Memories & More Magnolia Lane pack, Bird Ballad DSP and Bird Ballad Laser-cut card
        • Tools: Stitched Shapes Die with a die cutting machine
        • Embellishments:  Dimensionals

        To see the other cards in this challenge head on over to