Welcome to the last Colour Inkspiration challenge for the year. Can you believe it!! This year seems like it has gone so fast!

We have a great challenge for you to end out the year. Of course, it’s a stunning Christmas image from A Practical Wedding.

And the colours are Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Basic White, Basic Black and Gold. I decided to venture away from Christmas (I’m a traditional red/green Xmas girl!!) and had a play with the Eden’s Garden stamp set and Eden’s Dies. I don’t know about you but I sometimes have trouble playing with a set when it comes as a bundle and thinking outside of the suggested colours. So this was a great challenge for me!!

I started off by creating my own background using Polished Pink and Pale Papaya ink. I die cut the decorative border and added a piece of gold vellum underneath. I then die cut a banner from the gold vellum and some flowers in Pale Papaya. I cut another banner in cut and trimmed the end off. I stamped the sentiment in Memento Black.

INKspired to join the challenge? It’s so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by checking out all of the creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew in the challenge album on our Facebook page. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don’t have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics.

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can’t wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Happy Stamping and Merry Christmas!!

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CTC346 – Time for a twist

Welcome to Caseing the Catty!! I hope you are having a great weekend. I’m writing my post on Friday as I’m working this weekend. It’s been quite humid over the last couple of days!! I’ve made some gingerbread and was hoping to decorate with fondant but it’s so humid that my fondant is sweating!! Hopefully I’ll be able to get it done later today once I’ve got the air conditioning on.

This week, we are casing a non Christmassy card and giving it a Christmas twist.

I’ve gone back to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue and I’m casing the card on page 25 that features the poppy flowers.

I wanted to use the Painted Christmas DSP which I love and the Poinsettia dies, so this layout is perfect. I added a small strip down the left side and embossed a piece of Evening Evergreen using the Wintry 3d embossing folder.

I then cut out 4 of the Poinsettia flowers in the Red foil and curved them slightly using a bone folder. The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and cut out using the Seasonal Labels dies.

Next up is my friend, Michelle.

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC345 – Blackberry Beauty

I hope you are having a great weekend!! I’ve been celebrating my mum’s 70th birthday and we’ve had a fun time!! We had high tea on Friday at Mt Tamborine and a special Chinese dinner with the whole family on Saturday night.

This week, we are casing the colours of the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty DSP, which are Polished Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso and Gold.

This is the most gorgeous paper!! You won’t be surprised but I love the touches of gold on each piece. So I was inspired by the card with the gray base and the tall flowers. It reminded me of the Quiet Meadow stamp set and the matching Meadow dies.

Firstly, I embossed the gold brushed metallic cardstock using the Bark embossing folder. I then die cut a few flowers in Cinnamon Cider, Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss. I then stamped them with the splats image in the stamp set in Early Espresso.

I also die cut a half butterfly in gold. I then gathered up the flowers in a bunch and attached them to the base using glue dots. The sentiment is from the Quiet Meadow set and die cut using the Meadow dies.

It’s a bit blingy!!! But I have no problem with that, do you?

Next up is my friend, Rachel.

We would love to see your creations so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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CTC344 – Embossing

I hope you have had a great week! I sure did!! Firstly, I spend the two hottest days of the week putting up my Christmas trees and decorations. Yes, I said trees!! I have one large tree in my front lounge, and then I have a smaller (5 foot) tree in my kitchen/dining area. This one is my travel tree and has all the ornaments that I purchased on the last few trips I did. Christmas ornaments are a great souvenir as they aren’t very big and you don’t need to have them on display all year.

This is the larger tree in my front room.
This is my newish dresser with a new garland across the top.

What also made my week is that it was the Stampin’ Up! Onstage at Home event. Usually we travel somewhere for an in person event but we are still doing online events, so I got to chill out on the couch and watch all the fun!! I was privileged to achieve a Level 1 Leadership award.

So this week, we are casing an Embossing project from either catalogue. Now you could case an embossing folder project or a embossing powder project.

As I was flipping through the catalogue, I found a card on page 34 featuring the Candy Cane stamp set which was embossed in white and then water coloured with Real Red and Green.

I decided to emboss my piece of shimmery white cardstock with the Merry Melody embossing folder and then water coloured the top half with Real Red and the bottom with Just Jade. I then attached it to a Just Jade card base. I then added a piece of Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon . I stamped the sentiment from Merry Snowflakes in Just Jade and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels dies. I did add some more Wink of Stella to the card but it isn’t really showing in the photo.

Next up is my lovely friend, Julia.

We would love to see your creation, so please share over on at our Facebook group.

Happy Stamping

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