INKspired #110 Favourite Holiday Stamp Set

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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 chosen as their favourite set from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.
 You may have arrived here from the lovely Jo Wilson who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using her favourite Stamp set. 
I really found it hard choosing one favourite as I love just every product in the Catalogue. What's  not to love! So after some debuting I went with.   " Drum Roll"  ........... 


BEAUTY & JOY


My card was created using the Stampin’ Up! Beauty & Joy Stamp Set. This stamp set is really lovely and is one of our New DistINKtive Stamp Sets. I love these sets because they allow you to stamp only once and achieve great dimension.  My inspiration came from the sample shown on page 51 of the Catalogue. It's such a versatile set that can be used for more than Christmas. Hope you like it! 
Now it's on to the lovely Julie Martin to see what she has created using her favourite set.
             
                                                                            

INKspired #109 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 another awesome sketch Teneale Williams has designed for us. 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.


This Weeks Sketch
Again this Blog-hop I have used the beautiful Bird Ballad Bundle. I really Love Stampin' Up! and all their beautiful products and the Bird Ballard Suite is simply stunning. I have mention this in an early Bloghop but for those, who are new to my page - The Designer Series Paper is awesome and can be used for just about any occasion.  The Bird Ballad Paper designs were hand coloured with Stampin'Blends (P179 of the catalogue) for a soft blended look. I just adore these little birds perched in amongst the pretty pop of pink flowers. It really is my favourite paper ever. Again this week I have let the papers Shine and only stamped the sentiment (Happy Birthday).
 I am sure you will love the Bird Ballad Suite as much as me! and it's now available to order. 

My Card


I totally love the soft effect you get using crumb cake with this piece of DSP. 
For the card base I added a little extra piece of white and ran another piece of crumb cake through the Big Shot using the Subtles Embossing Folder. I ran it through in both directions to create a linen effect. The stitching effect on the DSP was created using the Stitched Labels Dies. (Thanks Sharon for the tip) LOL. Again I fussy cut the little bird and flowers and layered extra flowers to create a toile effect. The Happy Birthday Sentiment is from the Sea of Notions Stamp set and I think it worked really well with this card. 

As I am you all know the Mid North Coast has been battling Bush fires for about 2 weeks now. It has been very scary time and totally devastating with lives and homes being lost. The Community Spirit has shone through with everyone rallying together to do their bit. I feel so proud to live in this beautiful part of the world. Please stay safe. xx

This was a little too close for comfort. 

The last couple of weeks has seen Tuncurry / Forster surrounded by fire. My heart goes out to all effected by the dreadful fires on the Mid North Coast and to the Amazing Fire crew who have work so hard and relentlessly to keep us safe.  THANK YOU!

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


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.