CI07 – Flowers

I’ve had a busy weekend in Sydney at the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event.  It was great to catch up with some of the girls from the Colour Inkspiration Crew and get to meet up in person!

Our challenge this week is so pretty!!  Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette and Daffodil Delight!!

I wanted to go floral for this challenge.  So I grabbed out one of my favourite floral sets, Flower Patch and the matching framelits, Floral Fair. As I was flipping through my framelits, I went past the Rose Garden thinlits, which helped me choose my sentiment piece.

For a bit of background texture, I used the Softly Falling embossing folder.  I also put some Wink of Stella on the flowers but it doesn’t photograph very well.

I hope you have enjoyed my card tonight!

Next up on the hop is the lovely Nicole.

 

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CI06 – Colour Inkspiration

I can’t believe that we are back with another Colour Inkspiration challenge for you!  Isn’t the year just flying past!

Our sixth challenge is Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold.  Such a pretty combination.

I decided to use this card for my monthly stamp club.  I have been wanting to show the ladies how to water colour so I started with a piece of water colour paper and my ink pads and started to play from there.  It’s a bit nerve wracking but I’m happy with how it turned out. I then embossed my sentiment from the Watercolour Words stamp set using gold embossing powder.  I think my powder must be getting a bit old as it’s not as shiny as it used to be.

I then layered up my watercolour piece with gold foil and Calypso Coral and then did a little tag on the side using gold sequins.

The ladies were a bit nervous doing their colouring but they all enjoyed it (well I hope they did!).

Next up is the talented Nikki Spencer.  I can’t wait to see what she has created!

I’m looking forward to seeing what you create with these colours.  Make sure you join in the fun at our Facebook Group.  Just click here and join in!

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Colour INKspiration CI04

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It’s been an exciting fortnight seeing all the amazing entries for the last colour challenge.  Congratulations to the winners!!

I found the next challenge to be, well a little challenging!  The combination this week is Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon and Whisper White.

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I went to my stash only to find that I had completely run out of Elegant Eggplant cardstock!! How does that happen!!  So I turned to another purple instead, Wisteria Wonder.

I never really create a card with an end result in mind.  I wanted to use the gorgeous So Detailed thinlits and of course, I knew the colours I was going to use.  I decided to create a water coloured background with the three colours. I then cut out the thinlits in Delightful Dijon, and trimmed off the edges.  I sponged the back in tombow glue and attached it to the watercoloured piece.

I love the Stitched Shape framelits and decided they would make a great feature for the sentiment, which comes from the So in Love stamp set.  Did you know that you can get the So Detailed thinlits and the So in Love stamp set as a bundle and save 10%.

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I can’t wait to see what you all create with this combo!

Next up is the very talented Liz Gross.  You are going to love her card!!

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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.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Happy stamping!!

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CI03 – Colour INKspiration

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We are back with the third colour challenge at Colour INKspiration.  We have had so many amazing entries for CI02, well done to the winner!!

Here are our colours for this week – Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach, Marina Mist and Whisper White.  You can also add in a few neutrals, like basic black, crumb cake or any metallic.

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I decided to use a sketch to help me along, so I went to my favourite sketch site, Mojo Monday.  I liked their current sketch, 482,  so decided to use that one.

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I love the Pretty Kitty stamp set and I thought the kitties would be perfect for the squares.  I love all the layering framelits and that the Stitched Shapes framelits match them perfectly.  Without further ado, here’s my card!

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I even made an envelope!!  Here’s a close up of the kitties.  I used blender pens to colour them in.

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Next up on the hop is the lovely Krissy Buck.  I can’t wait to see what gorgeousness she has created!!

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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.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

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CI02 – Colour INKspiration

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Welcome to our second challenge for Colour INKspiration!!  The first challenge was amazing, we had over 100 entries!!  Well done to everyone who joined in.

Here is the colour inspiration for this week.  We have Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green.  You can also use a couple of neutrals like basic black, crumb cake etc.

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I decided to make a gift box using the new Window Box thinlits die.  It is soooo pretty!!  I love how it comes with different inserts so you can change the look of the box easily.  I really love the cut out for the top so I used that on my box.  I created my flowers using the Botanical Builder framelits.  I sponged them for some texture and painted them all over with Wink of Stella.  The photos don’t show just how shiny it is!!

I then just added a bow to dress up the front and side of the box.  I’m not sure who the lucky recipient of this box is but maybe I should give it to my husband so that he can put my birthday present in it!!  Although he might need more than one box (hint hint, nudge nudge).

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Next up on the hop is my Onstage roomie, Bronwyn, who has the most amazing project to share with you!!

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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.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

I hope you enjoy your mid week day off tomorrow!!  I know I will be cos it’s my birthday!!

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CI01 – Colour INKspiration – Popiscles

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I’m excited that it’s the first challenge of the Colour INKspiration tonight!!  We are a group of Australian and New Zealand Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that love to create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

Our first challenge is to use at least 3 of the following colours, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Mint Maccaron, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Blushing Bride.

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These colours remind me of birthday parties.  So I decided to use the new Balloon Adventures stamp set and the co-ordinating Balloon Pop-Up thinlits.  I love to make shaker cards so birthdays are perfect!

I stamped the confetti on the base of the card stock and then created the shaker using the thinlits.  I punched out the sprinkles for the inside of the shaker using the Sprinkles punch.  I did pick out the large pieces as I didn’t want it to be too chunky.  I also put a strip of foam adhesive strips underneath the party on sentiment so that all the sprinkles wouldn’t end up down the bottom.

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Next on the hop is my lovely friend, Rose Packer.

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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.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Hope to see you there!

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Colour INKspiration Introduction

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I have some exciting news to share.  I’m on the Colour INKspiration Crew! It consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin’ Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here’s the deal – 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. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration ‘Challenge’ by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to. Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

So before we get started on 11 January, we are having a little pre-challenge to get into the groove.  Our colours are Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macaron.  You can add any neutrals or metallics papers that you like.  I was excited about this combo as Bermuda Bay is one of my favourite colours.

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So I just unpacked my pre-order parcels that I’ve had since the start of December and I just had to play with the Inside the Lines DSP which you can earn for free during Sale-a-bration.  Yay!!  And of course, I had to use the new water colour pencils too. Fortunately there was a Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight pencil.   Oh my goodness, these pencils are amazing!  Even if you aren’t arty, they make your project look stunning.  All I did was a little scribble on the flower then used my blender pen to spread the colour around.

I also used the new Falling in Love embellishments. You are going to fall in love with these. So pretty!

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I’m not one for making new year’s resolutions but I do intend to send more birthday cards this year, so I wonder who is going to get this one.  If you would like me to send you a card, just comment below with your email address and birthday.

Don’t forget that the Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration start on 4th January!! Woo hoo!!

Happy New Year!!

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