CI100 – It’s a Celebration!

We are celebrating our 100th Colour Inkspiration Challenge tonight!! How exciting!! Colour INKspiration was founded by Bronwyn Eastley in 2017 who put together a crew of 25. We still have 8 original members on the Colour INKspiration Crew and I’m one of them!! Our first challenge CI#01 was on January 11, 2017.

In honour of Bronwyn, she has selected a beautiful image of the Bridestowe Lavender Farm in Tasmania (that’s where Bron lives!!). Isn’t it a stunning photo. I’ve been to the Lavender Farm and it’s even better in real life.

So our colours this week are Gorgeous Grape, Magenta Madness and Bermuda Bay.

I decided to play with my new Art in Bloom Bundle which includes the Art in Bloom stamp set, Blooms dies and also the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder. Yes that’s 3 items in the one bundle!!

I started off using the embossing folder. Oh I love using folders!! I embossed twice in Bermuda Bay and Magenta Madness. Then I used the bloom dies to cut out the flowers. And it’s one die so it’s super easy to get everything lined up properly. I attached the cut out flowers to the Bermuda Bay piece just using Stampin’ Seal. I added a long banner using the new Gold Metallic specialty paper and then the sentiment from the Art in Bloom stamp set. I also added some gold flowers for extra bling.

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.

A big thank you to Bronwyn and now Lou for looking after the Challenge and for all your inspiration!

Happy Stamping

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CTC319 – Case a Technique – Embossing

Welcome to another fun week of casing our fabulous catalogues!! We have a great challenge this week, where we are casing a technique and in particular, embossing. There are a couple of type of embossing. You can use embossing powder which can add shine and bling to your card. Then there’s using embossing folders. I still get a thrill when I emboss a piece of card stock!

I wanted to have a play with the Pretty Flowers embossing folder which is just so pretty!! I’ve cased a card on page 41 which shows embossing with vellum.

This embossing folder looks amazing with vellum. Well, any folder looks amazing with vellum!!

So I started with a Just Jade cardstock base and added my embossed vellum piece. I cut out a piece of the Hand Penned DSP with the Scalloped Contours dies (these are quickly becoming a new favourite!!). The sentiment is stamped in Highland Heather and is from the Encircled in Friendship stamp set. I’ve cut this out using another favourite, the Tasteful labels dies.

I can’t wait to see what Tina has created next!!

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

Happy Stamping

Happy Stamping

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ESAD – It’s a new catty hop

Welcome to the ESAD 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of the hop! You may have come from Kelly’s gorgeous project or be starting off here with me.

We have such lovely designer series paper in this catalogue. I create a paper sampler for my team so I get to have an up close look at every paper. It’s hard to choose a favourite!! There are a few that are so hard to cut!

I had a few piece left after cutting it all up for the samplers and I wanted to show off the papers at my catalogue launch last weekend. I thought the Biggest Wish stamp set would be great for those hard to make male cards.

So I went fairly simple and had a strip of paper with a piece of twine and then the sentiment above. This card uses the Beauty of the Earth DSP.

And you can use this layout for cards for the girls as well. This one is the Pansy Petals DSP.

I hope you enjoy my cards. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Next up is the lovely Denise.

If you get lost on the hop, here’s a link of everyone.

  1. Sharni Haines
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Narelle Fasulo
  4. Monique Fielder
  5. Sue Vine
  6. Tanya Rees
  7. Lou Kitzelman
  8. Melissa Gifford
  9. Teresa Leggo
  10. Tracy Held
  11. Delys Cram
  12. Kelly Kent
  13. Rebecca Scurr – This is me!!
  14. Denise Buetler

Happy Stamping

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CTC318 – Case a die bundle

I hope you have been enjoying the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue. I had my catalogue launch class yesterday, and I’ve been busy making lots of samples and playing with all my new goodies.

Here’s my display of some of the cards I’ve made (on my new dresser and you’ll be able to guess a few of my other hobbies as well)

I also made the colour sampler from page 120 of the new catalogue. Now I would recommend if you make this, to measure the quarters (don’t ask me why I know this!!)

So this week, we are back to casing the January – June 2021 mini catalogue and we are casing the die bundles.

I am a bit late to the party, but I really like the Pretty Perennials bundle. I decided to case the card on page 77 of the mini catalogue.

I decided to case this card pretty closely but I used some of the new In-Colours on my card. I’ve used Pale Payaya, Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake and So Saffron.

I stamped the small flower on the background and then stamped and die cut all the flowers. Love those dies that have multiple dies of the same thing. The sentiment uses the Tasteful labels dies which is a favourite. I added some pearls to the flowers for a touch of bling.

Next up is the lovely Tina.

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

Happy Stamping

Happy Stamping

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