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Welcome to an exciting new year at Colour Inkspiration!!

It’s our third birthday today!!! Happy Birthday to us!! In honour of our birthday, our theme is Birthday cards. It is also a choose your own colour challenge. You can choose 3 colours and of course you can choose neutrals and metallics as always.

I decided to choose Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Petal Pink. Now these colours are part of the gorgeous new Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.

So I choose a piece of the pretty DSP which also features champagne foil for a bit of bling. I started off with a base of Pool Party. I cut out in Petal Pink a solid Eifel tower and the cut out one from the new Parisian dies. I had thought they layered together but I like the 3d look as the real tower kinda looks like that. I then stamped in Cherry Cobbler the Happy Birthday sentiment from the free Sale-a-bration stamp set, Timeless Tulips. Cut out with my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies and then layered with another piece of Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP which I tore around the edges for a softer look.

I just love the Parisian dies, don’t you!

Next up is my friend, Monique.

This challenge will be running for 4 weeks and will end on 10 February. We would love to see your creation so please share it on our Facebook group.

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Welcome to a fun week of Colour Inkspiration. I’m having a week off work as I’m not having any time off over Christmas (very sad about that!). I’m having a lovely time sleeping in (7am is a sleep in, right?), doing some Christmas shopping, crafting with my Mum and doing some Christmas baking.

We have a great colour combo to play with this week, with Blueberry Bushel, Shaded Spruce, Coastal Cabana, Pretty Peacock and silver.

Isn’t this image just gorgeous! I always start by getting out the cardstock in all the colours and I realised that Blueberry Bushel is part of the Noel Peacock Foil pack. I wanted to emboss it, using the Tin Tile embossing folder. Doesn’t it look stunning!

I used a Pretty Peacock base, and layered the BB foil piece with Silver foil. I decided to use the Bells are Ringing set and matching Detailed Bells Dies. I silver embossed the large bell and then stamped the inside parts of the bell using the Silvery Shimmer ink. I then cut out three other bells in Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana and Silver foil. I also stamped a bunch of leaves in Shaded Spruce.

The sentiment is in Blueberry Bushel and cut out with my favourite Stitched Rectangle dies.

Next up is the lovely Monique. I can’t wait to see what she has created.

Share your creation with us at over on at our Facebook group.

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Welcome to a colourful week at Colour Inkspiration. I’m so glad to be playing along this week.

I went to a Christmas craft gift fair yesterday with my mum and I’m so excited for Christmas!! I love seeing all the gorgeous decorations!!

We have a beautiful colour combo this week. We have Pacific Point, Merry Merlot, Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz.

The Christmastime is Here bundle is now available from 1 November. It includes the Christmas Rose stamp set, Roses Dies, Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP, Gold Glitter Enamel dots, Gold Shimmer Ribbon and a gorgeous bracelet!.

I have been waiting to play with this set and I thought I would have a play with these colours. I used my aqua painter and coloured away!! I used a Pacific Point marker for the berries. I added Wink of Stella over the whole lot once it was dry. I cut out a silver foil strip from the Roses dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Rose stamp set in the gorgeous Silvery Shimmer ink. (Note if you love these shiny inks, including copper and gold, they will not be carrying through so make sure you order them soon!)

Next up is the lovely Jan.

We would love to see what you create with this colours, so make sure you share your project over on at our Facebook group.

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Welcome to another fun week of Colour Inkspiration.

This challenge showcases a couple of the new In-colours, Terracotta Tile and Pretty Peacock and also Petal Pink and Blueberry Bushel.

As I was working out my project, I realised that one of the papers in the Noble Specialty DSP was in Blueberry Bushel. I haven’t used these papers yet so I was excited to get it out! I used it as my background and as my centre piece covered a large portion of it, I used a smaller rectangle die and cut out the middle so that I didn’t waste it.

I cut out a stitched rectangle in Petal Pink and I used the You are Simply Wonderful stamp from the Bloom and Grow stamp set. I used the stamparatus to stamp the image, moving the plate down one step at a time. I haven’t done this technique before but it’s so easy! I think my stamp club ladies will be learning something new this month.

I then stamped one of the floral images from the Bloom & Grow set, cut it out using the Budding Blooms die and coloured it using blender pens and the Terracotta Tile, Petal Pink and Pretty Peacock ink pads. I also covered the flowers with Wink of Stella. I added a strip of Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon and also a bow.

I’m really happy with how this card turned out! I hope you like it too.

Next up is the lovely Nikki

This challenge will be running for three weeks, so make sure you share your creation with us at our Facebook group, here.

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I’m excited to back with Colour Inkspiration Challenges this week!

We have such a lovely, bright combo to share with you. Lovely Lipstick, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.

To create my cards for CI challenges, I always start by getting out the cardstock in the challenge colours. I then browse through my stamp sets to see what inspires me. I keep my stamp sets in alphabetical order and as you will be able to tell, I didn’t get very far this time!! I went with Accented Blooms as I love colouring the flowers.

I coloured the greenery using a blender pen and Granny Apple Green ink. I then coloured the flowers using the Lovely Lipstick and Daffodil Delight blends. I didn’t actually blend the colours but used the light and dark pens to create different coloured flowers.

To add a bit of texture, I used the Subtle embossing folder on the Daffodil Delight layer. I also tied a knot in a piece of Granny Apple Green textured weave ribbon across the bottom of the card.

Next up is the lovely Jackie.

We can’t wait to see what you create using these colours, so please add your creation to our Facebook group.

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Welcome back to Colour Inkspiration Challenges. Can you believe that we are half way through February already!! Don’t you just love our new look! A big thank you to Crew member, Rose for the amazing job she did.

Our first challenge this week is Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, Pineapple Punch and Highland Heather. Isn’t it such a pretty combo?

I was happy to discover that the Gingham Gala DSP Stack has Highland Heather as one of the colours, so I used it on the front of my card. I punched out the black and white butterflies from the SAB Botantical Butterfly DSP using the Butterfly Duet punch and sponged them with a sponge dauber with different combinations of the four colours.

I cut out a Highland Heather frame using the Frosted Boutique framlits and stamped the sentiment from Abstract Impressions stamp set. I used one of the SAB Organdy Ribbons behind the sentiment piece.

I decided I needed something extra to go with it as this will make a lovely Valentine’s gift for my husband (which is tomorrow you know!!).

I made a small gift bag using the gift bag punch board. I added a little flap at the top and made a little tag using the Sweet Cake framelits.

Here’s a close up of the card and bag separately.

I hope you enjoy my projects!! I had fun colouring the butterflies. Next up is the lovely Rachel.

We would love to see your creations with this Colour combo. Join us at our Facebook Group.

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I’m excited to be back with Colour Inkspiration and joining in with a Colour Challenge.

This week we have a gorgeous combo of Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, Gorgeous Grape and Lovely Lipstick.  Isn’t our inspiration image just lovely.

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It would be easy to go with a floral card but the first thing I though of was butterflies.  I had a browse of my stamp sets and I went with the Beautiful Day set.

I got out a piece of water colour paper and played with the colours.  I then stamped the butterfly on top with Memento Ink.  The butterfly didn’t come out very well, so I used my basic black marker to colour it in properly.  I then painted the butterfly with Frost White shimmer paint which gave a mother of pearl look to it.

I stamped the background with the Buffalo check stamp set.  This set is so versatile!

I added a few banners in white velvet and granny apple green textured weave ribbon and stamped the sentiment.

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Make sure you go to the bottom of my post to see all the supplies used in the creation of this card.  Just click on the image and it will take you to my online store.

Next up is my lovely friend, Liz.

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