Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Colour INKspiration 86 #CI86


Welcome to Colour Inkspiration!

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 2200 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 post on their blogs.
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.

I thought I had better get a card made for this challenge since I found the Inspiration Picture!
Using all of the colours this fortnight I went for another CAS card.

By adding a gold foil wreath it sets the card off beautifully as the colours are quite rich together.

  • Stamps: Forever Fern
  • Ink: Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana and Shaded Spruce
  • Card: Whisper White. Shaded Spruce and Gold Laser Cut Foil
  • Tools: Tasteful Labels and Stitched Shapes Dies as well as Tasteful Textile Embossing folder with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Global Design Project 258 #GDP258

I love this sketch and I made this card with a little bit of a twist to it.

I just had to be different!

I also had my class girls make this card for one of their stampastack cards for Christmas.
I think it's pretty cute.

Placing the three die cut tree panels on the front of the card joining the top and bottom panels to finish the card front along with the embossing for some texture makes this card complete.

  • Stamps: In the Pines and Itty Bitty Christmas
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive
  • Card: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive
  • Tools: Pine Woods Dies, Subtle & Pinewood Planks Embossing Folders with a Cut Stampin' Emboss Machine
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals
  • GDP258
for more projects in this challenge visit

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Just Add Ink 522 #JAI522


Just Add Ink Challenge #522

This weeks challenge is a sketch

I'm going to have a little break as I just feel a bit tired and I will be back feeling refreshed in a few weeks. I do have a couple of scheduled posts over the next couple of weeks but I won't be creating.
This card I made for a friend for her birthday as I keep forgetting to post it before I have my usual break at this time of the year!

I wanted to make a card where the background made the foreground flowers pop! I think that Early Espresso and Magenta Madness are great for this!

A little die cutting and embossing adds the texture to the background of the card and a bit of wink of stella on the flower centres and splattered over the card give it a bit of shimmer..

  • Stamps: Celebrate Sunflowers & Itty Bitty Birthdays
  • Ink: - Magenta Madness and Memento
  • Card: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Magenta Madness & Shaded Spruce
  • Tools: Sunflowers Dies  as well as Ornate Floral Embossing Folder with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Magenta Madness, Shaded Spruce and Bronze Stampin' Blends 
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and Wink of Stella

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

Thursday, 3 September 2020

Creating Kindness - Colour

Hello, I was honored to be asked by my lovely friend Lou to be a guest designer with this very very talented team of people in this awesome hop.

The theme I have been given today is colour...... gosh so, so many things I could do with this...

My first reaction was RAINBOW! but that is too predictable so I went with a beautiful colour combination of Magenta Madness, Bermuda Bay and Misty Moonlight. (with the classics Black and White)

Using Black and White on a card makes any colours used pop off the page. I have been known in the past to just use bold colours and not much in the way of black and white so I have been challenging myself to use them more.

My motivation to make this card was actually receiving the bundle a few weeks ago and not at all having a play with it! I really wanted to use the stampset but I went for a more clean and simple approach using the colours for this congratulations card.

Now onto the extremely talented Jay to see his gorgeous card!

  • Stamps: Itty Bitty Greetings
  • Ink: Versamark
  • Card: Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight, Bermuda Bay, Black and White
  • Tools:  Dies as well as Subtle & Brick and Morter Embossing folders with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine & White Embossing Powder
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & Misty Moonlight 

Please visit the list below for more colour inspiration projects 

Blog Hop Participants

1.       Nicole Wilson - Guest Designer – Australia YOU ARE HERE!

2.       Jay Soriano – UK

3.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia

4.       Liz Yuille - UK

5.       Marcy Denning – Canada

6.       Cheryll Miller – Australia

7.       Jenny Hall – USA

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

TGIF Challenges #TGIFC279


This weeks challenge is 3D cards and that is what I am best at!

This is the card that I have just made and my class ladies loved it! 
It is an original fold that I made for a tutorial group back in May.

I actually made two. A blue/ vanilla version and a coloured version. 
I am not sure which one I like better.

I called it a Double Planterbox Card.
There was minimal fussy cutting with the flowers which my class ladies were grateful for.

  • Stamps: Boho Indigo
  • Ink: - Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo & Granny Apple Green
  • Card: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Boho Indigo DSP and Gold Foil
  • Tools: Boho Ingigo & Stitched Rectangles Dies & Brick and Mortar 3D embossing folder with the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals & Gray Granite Shimmer Ribbon & Faux Suede Trim

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

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

The Dimensionals - Babies and Kids


Welcome to my blog and to The Dimensionals tutorials

We’re a group of Stamping Friends who offer 3D Paper Craft Tutorials on the 1st day of every month
I am so super excited to be a part of a group of such talented ladies and I pinch myself on how I got here.......

The theme for this month is Babies and Kids and what a great way to introduce a new baby than my Dino Double Wiper Card!

I have made it in neutral colours so it could be for a boy or girl.

Now if you go to check out Bronwyn's card and I know you will be amazed (as always!)

To purchase these great tutorial bundles click HERE!

There are a few ways you can access these awesome tutorials

1.      For every purchase of $50 + of Stampin’ Up! ® products placed through my on-line store 
or through my stamp classes this month (Australian Residents Only), I’ll email you the entire 
bundle for FREE as a ‘thank you’ for shopping with me!

2.      Join my INKYPINKS Stampin’ Up! ® Team to get access to my tutorials and I’d love to 
welcome you into our Stampin’ Up! ® family whether you’re wanting to work it as a business 
or be a hobby demonstrator like me. 
Click on the JOIN NOW Tab on the right side of my blog if you’d like more information and to join. (Australian Residents Only).

3.      International and local residents have the option to purchase each tutorial bundle 
outright for ONLY $14 (AUD). Just click on the picture below to take you to our Tutorial Store 

After your Pay Pal purchase, a receipt will be sent to your email with a link to download all four PDF Tutorials. If you don’t have a Pay Pal account and would like to access this amazing offer, please contact Bronwyn and she will send you an invoice via your email address. After payment goes through, the bundle will be emailed directly to you.

You’ll also find The Dimensionals on Facebook and Pinterest -

also search by these hashtags on Instagram

Once you have purchased your first bundle or earned one for FREE, we’d like to invite you to join our Facebook Community where you’ll be able upload photos of YOUR projects inspired by our tutorials, chat to the designers, ask questions about a technique etc. We’re really looking forward to sharing the love of 3D paper crafting with you.

But don't fret.... you can still purchase Februarys Tutorial Bundle Here....

"Each tutorial in the bundle may not be reproduced, shared or resold in paper or electronic form (eg: Email, message, groups, pages, blogs, videos etc). However, Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators/Paper Craft Tutors may use them as a printed reference at face to face events only. Just to clarify even further, please do not replicate our designs for your self promotion.
For example, your
Facebook Lives or your You Tube Videos should contain YOUR designs NOT OURS!"