INKspired #107 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the sketch below.



The Sketch


My Card


How adorable is this little Guy!
I chose to use the stamp set #Elfie because it's such a great stamp set to colour..
I used our Blender Pens, and it painted beautifully!
Granny Apple Green and Cherry Cobbler work so well together and puts a little spin on the traditional Christmas Card.
Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same sketch.

INKspired #106 Colour Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome Colour Combo Teneale Williams has chosen for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.

One of the new suites in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Annual Catalog is Follow Your Art, a suite that center on the art of crafting. The bundle (It Starts with Art) and coordinating paper (Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper) are the key players in a suite that features images of ribbon, scissors, binder clips, glue guns, markers and more. Essentially, the suite is filled with all the things we love. I think it was the perfect set to use with the great colour combo.  I would love to hear what you think!

My Card


     




For my card I started with Basic Grey as my base colour and added a piece of whisper white between the layers to soften the colour a little. I sponged the edges of the second layer with white craft ink. I then embossed the second layer with the beautiful Subtle Embossing folder two times to create a linen effect. I then added a piece of the Designer Series Paper ( Which has a Basic Grey Base - Perfect) between the base of the card and my pool party rectangle piece which I then layered another piece of Whisper White ( used the rectangle stitched dies). For the colouring of my ribbon spool I used my basic grey marker and the blend lifter to lighten the colour. the ribbon was coloured in Flirty Flamingo blends (light and dark), Pool Party blends and for the crush curry I used my Mark Pen. I think the covers the colours...

This set comes with 15 die pieces - which means no fussy cutting. "Love it"! How cute are the little paper clips.. Buttons and pen. This really is the cutest little set. Any girl would love it. It's great for personalising your own journal as well! Don't forget if you purchase as a bundle you will receive an extra 10% discount...

Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same Colour Combo... 

2019 Holiday Catalog | Stampin' Up!

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"EXCITING NEWS"

The new Holiday Catalogue is here, and it's bursting with lots of Christmas products and idea's. It's just what you need to help you tick your Christmas Cards off your "to do list" for 2019... 
Click HERE to download the PDF or browse the online store HERE
If you'd would like your very own copy just email me with your address, and I'll pop one in the mail for you (Australian residents only please)
Don't forget to check out the Stampin'Up! motion video below to kick start your creative idea's for Christmas 2019.




INKspired #104 Sketch Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the sketch below.



The Sketch


My Card


Today I have created a Simple Christmas card that combines a SNEAK PEEK of new products from the up coming 2019 Holiday Catalogue. These products will be available to customers from the 1st of September. I have combined the three colours found in the Brightly Gleaming Speciality Designer Series Paper which is Night of Navy, Cooper Foil and Shaded Spruce. The Reindeer and the Christmas trees Dies come from another great bundle (Still Scenes).

I'll be showing casing another sneak peek next week (a beautiful Snow Globe card ) from this bundle.
I really love Christmas and the Holiday Catalogue is perfect for getting and early start on doing your handmade Chrissy Cards.

Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same sketch.



INKspired #103 Colour Challenge

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Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome Colour Combo Teneale Williams has chosen for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.




My Card



These colours are so soft and reminded me of the beach so I decided to use a great carry over set from last year called Sea of Textures. I inked the octopus in both Mint Macaron and seaside spray. I then layered the pieces together to create a 3d effect. Not sure I captured it very well with my camera but loved how it turned out. Oops - OK yes I did mix up the Seaspray with Blamy Blue for the sentiment. 
I made this card for my Son In-law Matty! Hope you had a great day and enjoyed getting spoilt with cooked Breaky and a handmade card from Lissy, Ash and Miss Lexie. 

Next up is the very talented Julie Martin and I can't wait to see what she has created for us today.

INKspired #102 Sketch Challenge

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8:00 PM

Welcome to the Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Sharon Arklay who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the sketch below.


The Sketch




My Card


For my card today I used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set, and matching Designer Series Paper. I’ve stamped it onto Whisper White Card, coloured the leaves using the light Old Olive and the Light Mossy Meadow. For the flowers I used a combination of light flirty Flamingo, Dark Petal Pink and Light Petal Pink Blends Marker to make the flower pop! I really love these colours together.
Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see her creation using the same sketch.



INKspired # 101 Colour Challenge

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It's another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! and I am very excited to say that the INKspired blog has a new player joining us this week. Welcome Sharon Arklay and I'm sure she has inspired you with what she has created using the INKSPIRED COLOUR COMBO below. I love being able to play long each fortnight with the INKspired Team members. If this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created using the great Colour Combo Teneale Williams has designed for us this week.


For my card this week I started with the beautiful new in colour Rococo Rose as my card base. Adding to this I used a piece of the Rococo Rose In Colour Designer Series Paper, which I softened by sanding the edges (A little trick I learnt from our very talent Teneale).  I'm so glad Crumb Cake was included in the colour Combo because it's works so beautifully with the Rococo rose and is such a versatile colour to use with any of  Stampin'Up! colour families. It's the colour I use most. 

My Card


I stamped the flower and stems images from the Inspiring Iris stamp set in Rococo Rose and Mint Macaron and added a little touch of Night of Navy to the sentiment. Yep there's a hint of Navy (Tick all colours used) LOL. To finish off I added the new scalloped linen ribbon, Scalloped Lace Trim and some linen thread.

Inside

I kept the inside of my card very simple adding the sentiment in Night of Navy and some Lace Ribbon and thread to finish it off.  Now it's on to Julie Martin to see her lovely creation using the same Colour Combo.