CI108

Welcome to our 108th challenge at Colour INKspiration! We welcome Jessica Hart as our Guest Designer. Today’s picture which has inspired our colour palette was chosen by Colour INKspiration Crew Member, Rose Packer.

Isn’t that a beautiful staircase? It would make me happy everyday to walk down those stairs!! I have been thinking about what I could do for my card and I wanted to do lots of flowers. Then I realised that I hadn’t used the free Counting Sheep stamp set and the matching Sheep dies from Sale-a-bration yet. So I had to create a card that had sheep frolicking with the flowers!!

I used the instructions from a tutorial by my lovely friend, Bronwyn Eastley, which you can purchase here. To create the fence, I cut out 4 panels from the sheep dies. Luckily, they were the perfect size!!

I also used the blending brushes to create the sky and the grass.

I cut plenty of flowers from the Pierced Blooms dies including the stems and just played with the placement until I was happy. The sentiment is also from the Counting Sheep stamp set.

I love this card!! Those sheep are just too cute!! Make sure you place your order and earn your freebies soon as Sale-a-bration ends on 30 September.

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 19 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.

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CTC336 – Case Sale-a-bration

I’m getting my post early this week as I’m working the weekend. I am looking forward to my days off next week! I am getting new carpet in my house soon so I’m having fun packing parts of my house. I am yet to tackle my craft room as I still need it! (And just the thought of packing it up scares me!!) It will be nice when it’s done.

We are back casing the Sale-a-bration catalogue. You still have until the end of the month to earn SAB freebies. Let me know which one is your favourite.

I’m casing the wreath card on page 8. You know I love a wreath!!

I decided to use a piece of the Painted Christmas DSP as the base. I then cut a wreath from the Seasonal Swirls dies using the Be Dazzling SAB paper. Like the sample, I wanted to add an animal. I went through my stamps and papers and found a grumpy kitty to cut out from the Sweet Stockings DSP. My kitties sometimes give me that face when I won’t give them a snack!! I then cut out 3 little flowers from the Merriest Frames dies. I embossed the sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in white and then cut the banner using the Blooms dies. I added a couple of brushed metallic dots on the flowers for a bit more bling.

Next up is the lovely Peta and handsome Marvi.

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

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CTC335 – Annual Catty 3d

I think we might be skipping Spring in Queensland and jumping straight into Summer!! It’s a pretty warm day today! I spent a bit of time picking mulberries from my gi-normous tree!! There’s a lot more to go!! If you’ve got any good recipes, send them to me.

This week, we are casing an 3d project from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. Now you don’t need to make a 3d project but just be inspired by one.

So I did make a 3d project as I plan to turn it into a gift. I’ve cased the box on page 10. I used one of the mini paper pumpkin boxes. Isn’t it cute!!

I love the Pansy Petals DSP so that was my base paper. I then used Glittered Organdy ribbon which is sooo sparkly!! I then created a tag using the Tailor Made tags which I had also used the Stitched Greenery die on first. Oh my goodness, why did I wait so long to get this!! It’s stunning. I then die cut a few of the pansy flowers from the DSP using the Pansy dies. My sentiment is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is cut using the Meadow dies.

I plan on making a few pansy inspired cards to go inside but I ran out of time today.

Next up is the lovely Sandra across the ditch.

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

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CTC334 – Time for Gingerbread

I hope you are having a fun week! I bought a new toy (a Brother Scan N Cut) and I’ve been having fun playing with it!

I hope you are ready for a great hop this week! We are casing the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite pages 8-15 of the July – December 2021 Mini Catalogue.

I didn’t venture far into the catalogue for my card this week. I’ve stayed on the first page and am casing the card on the top left.

I decided to use the Paper Lattice to create some detail on the background. I also went with a Real Red background. I still hand cut the three trees from the Gingerbread & Peppermint DSP and attached them to a vellum banner. I added a rhinestone to the top of the trees as they needed a sparkly star!

The sentiment is from the Christmas to Remember stamp set and I die cut it using the Seasonal labels dies. I didn’t stamp the sentiment in the middle of the cardstock and I had to run the die through a second time to make sure it was centred!

I have to say I really love the lattice on the background!! I might be using this card at my next card class!

Next up is the lovely Rachel.

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