Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Papercraft Crew 432 #PPC432 & Just Add Ink #JAI560


How cute is this sketch from over at Papercraft Crew?

I have decided to team it up with the gorgeous colour combo over at Just Add Ink this week.

I made this card for a really super special birthday that is coming up during the next school holidays.

My little (or not so little anymore) girl is turning 11.
Where has the time gone?

Using a different shape for the strips at the back gives this card a point of difference and using blending brushes and a bit of ink on basic white paper, then cutting out the butterfly gives the two tone effect.

Simply embossing the background gives the card texture and dimension.

  • Stamps: Blossoms in Bloom
  • Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss and Coastal Cabana
  • Card: Basic White, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grey Granite, Coastal Cabana and Vellum
  • Tools:  Stitched Triangles, Pierced Blooms, Brilliant Wings and Potted Succulent Dies and Tasteful Textile Embossing folder with a Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine & White embossing powder and a heat tool 
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals 
for more projects in these challenges visit

Monday, 28 June 2021

Fab Fri 216 meets Freshly Made Sketches #FMS491

I have done a little mix up of two great challenges this week.


The simplicity of the sketch and the colours just worked so well together.

Simple strips of the challenge colours embossed make such a great background on this simple card.
The rest was colouring with Stampin' Blends including the white ribbon, (coloured with the Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend) which was then ruffled under the picture panel.
It was finished off with a white embossed hello on black cardstock and a few opal round gems .

  • Stampset: Dressed to Impress
  • Ink: Memento & Versamark
  • Card: Basic White, Basic Black, Fresh Freesia, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo
  • Tools: Dotty Hearts Embossing Folder, Stitched So Sweetly & All Dressed Up Dies with a Stampin' Cut N Emboss Machine, White Embossing Powder, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Fresh Freesia and So Saffron Stampin' Blends.
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Opal Rounds and White Faux Linen from the Flowers for Every Season ribbon combo pack

    To visit the other projects in this challenge visit

    Wednesday, 23 June 2021

    Colour INKspiration 102 #CI102


    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 2300 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.

    Colour INKspiration 102

    I have always loved a pink and gray/ grey colour scheme together!

    Using the textured paste, coloured with Basic Gray and Smokey Slate re-inkers to colour the paste to make an ombre Grey textured background I then slathered it over the new triangle mask from the Plenty of Patterns Decorative Mask set with a palette knife. I purposely made it so it was chunky and textured. Who wants a perfectly smooth background using texture paste? Not me!

    I can't wait to see what you come up with! 
    Remember to upload your cards to our facebook group here!

    • Stamps: Pansy Punch (sentiment)
    • Ink: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Polished Pink
    • Card: Basic White, Basic Gray, Polished Pink and Vellum
    • Tools: Painted Labels & Brilliant Wings Dies with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Plenty of Patterns Decorative Masks & Palette knife
    • Embellishments: - Dimensionals, Embossing Paste and Gold Simply Elegant Trim

    Tuesday, 22 June 2021

    Just Add Ink 559 #JAI559

    Just Add Ink Challenge #559

    This weeks challenge is a just add two challenge

    I have decided to go with Stitching and Stripes for my card

    This card didn't have any stamping bar the sentiment! 
    Dies can make a card really pop and using patterned DSP to cut the shapes from just add that little bit of texture to it. Both the leaves and flowers were cut out of the Expressions In Ink DSP. 
    I really love the pop of gold in these papers, it adds elegance to the card.

    • Stamps: Hand Penned Petals
    • Ink: Versamark
    • Card: Basic White, Basic Black, Polished Pink, Pattern Party and Expressions In Ink DSP
    • Tools: Stitched Rectangles and Penned Flowers Dies as well as Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, White Stampin' Emboss Powder and a heat tool
    • Embellishments:  Dimensionals and Matt Black Dots

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

    Sunday, 20 June 2021

    Global Design Project 296 #GDP296


    Hi Everyone I have been a bit MIA lately as I have just spent the last 6 months studying Aged Care. 
    I can tell you it is a total eye opener but it is a very rewarding course to do.

    This week I have decided to jump back into some creating and saw this pretty card by Emma Goddard. It was case the designer so this is what I came up with along the lines of Emmas card.

    I decided to go against the strips of paper and incorporate the colour with using daubers and blending brushes for the same sort of effect.
    I did try to use the same colours that Emma used along the side of her card but when using ink it does show up alot darker than the cardstock pieces.

    The white piece was stamped with the Shaded Summer flowers randomly with the Smokey Slate Ink and it was finished off with a white embossed sentiment on black cardstock cut out with a die from Hippo and Friends.

    • Stamps: Shaded Summer and Friends are like Seashells
    • Ink: Smokey Slate, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Versamark
    • Card: Basic White and Basic Black
    • Tools:  Hippo & Friends Dies with a Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, White Embossing Powder with a heat tool. Sponge Daubers and Blending Brushes
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, White Bakers Twine, Pool Party sheer ribbon  & Blue Adhesive Backed Gems
    • GDP296
    for more projects in this challenge visit

    Tuesday, 1 June 2021

    The Dimensionals - In Colours 2021-2023


    Welcome to my blog and to The Dimensionals tutorials and we are now into our second year creating great 3D tutorials for you

    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 In Colours/ In Colors for 2021- 2023

    This is my
    In Color/ In Colour Reversible Calendar

    With this calendar you turn it around once you finish with June for the rest of the year.

    Over to yet another amazing project from Bronwyn


    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 $15 (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 all last years tutorials in the tutorial tab at the top of this page.

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