INKspired # 155 Colour Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! for 2022. I love being able to play long each month 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 for this week. You may have come here from the lovely Allison Mcleod who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combo below.


I love all of the beautiful colours Teneale has chosen for this Colour Challenge. I have combined all the beautiful Colours with the beautiful Potted Geraniums Stamp set and Matching Dies from Stampin' Up! to create my card this week. When I first saw this set in the annual catalogue it took me right back to my childhood and evoke happy feelings and memories for me as they were my Grandmother's favourite flower. My Nan had lots of coloured Geraniums in the Garden and they even lined her kitchen window in pots. 

  My Card
                                
                                                

My Card Base is FreshFreesia. I then added a layer of the Neutrals (Smoky Slate). I did use a retired Embossing Folder by accident but it was perfect for this little project. For the little pot I used smoky slate and stamped in Smoky Slate and added a little piece of Linen thread. My leaves used 2 step Stampin using both Pear Pizzazz and Mint Macron. Lastly the Flowers used 2 step Stamping as well using fresh Freesia and Polished pink.

Now it's over to my lovely  friend Barbara Williams  to see her amazing creation using the same colour combo...

CASE THE CATALOGUE - Santa Express Bundle

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Hello and welcome back to my blog!

I have to say Life as a Nurse these last couple of years has been one hectic ride! It has left me with no time to get creative or do what I love best, "which is playing with all things paper craft". So I thank you for visiting today and hope you are able to take away a little inspiration from these cute little cards using the Santa Express bundle from Stampin' Up!





I cased these card from pages 16-17 of the July - December 2022  MINI CATALOGUE using the Santa Express Bundle. The great thing about these cards are they required very little stamping or colouring as the Designer Series paper  creates most of the cards and even has matching dies to cut out the trains and carriages. The Bundle has every thing you need to creative some really simple Christmas cards. Why not get a head start on your handmade Christmas cards by holding a Christmas in July get together for a fun afternoon of crafting.  

Many people tell me they are not creative and could never make cards like these. That is why I have created these cards to show that our Catalogues from Stampin' Up! are great for providing us with lots of ideas and ways to make some fantastic projects. We need to remember it about getting together and having Fun!





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INKspired # 152 Colour Challenge

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Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! for 2021. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend. 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 for this week. You may have come here from the lovely Katrina Healy who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.

Today's card was created using the Stampin' Up! Sea Life Dies. I used used the Blending Brushes to add colour to the Seahorse and coral using the colour theme above. The Sea Life Dies create intricate custom die-cut pieces which allow you to add texture to your handmade cards. 

My Card






I started by blending the Flirty Flamingo and Mango Melody together on a piece of Basic White Cardstock. Once I was happy with the depth of colour I cut out the seahorse and added some Wink of Stella to the outer edge. 

I also cut out a piece of coral using another scrap of the white Cardstock which I then lightly blended using Old Olive. Behind the coral I added a touch of Flirty Flamingo and Old Olive. The bubbles are from the Seascape Stamp set which coordinates with the dies. For the card base I used Bermuda Bay Cardstock and embossed it using the beautiful Parisian Flourish 3D embossing Folder. I felt it gave a beautiful water effect. 

For the Sentiment I stamped in Basic Grey using the A GRAN KID stamp set from Stampin' Up! as this card is for my beautiful Granddaughter Alyssa who is turning fifteen on the 27th of December. I love how pretty this colour combination is. What do you think? To finish off I add a bow using the Snowflake Splendor Ribbon. 

Now it's over to my Beautiful friend Teneale Williams to see her amazing creation using the same colour combo...



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INKspired #150 - Let's Celebrate

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The INKspired blog hop has hit another milestone, this round marks 150 different challenges that Teneale Williams has created for the team and others to take INKspiration from to create their own unique designs. So with this in mind " Let's Celebrate".  You may have just come from the lovely Katrina who has shown us her way of Celebrating this week. Don't forget if this is your first stop please hop over to the other team players to see what they have created to mark this awesome achievement. 

I am really excited to be able to play along this week after such a long time. Life for me has been hectic since the start of the Vaccination program for Covid - 19 but during this time I have met so many  wonderful people.  An enormous thank you to each frontline worker for all the effort put in to keep our communities safe. What an amazing team!

I have to say that Christmas is such a special time of the year for me when my family come to celebrate with lots of fun, laughs and of course lots and lots of food. Each year I love to create Christmas cards to send out to my family and friends. So with this in mind I created a fun little shaker card using the Snowman season Stamp set and the beautiful Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

My Card


In our Mini Catalogue you can also find the Classic Cloche Bundle that comes with matching dies and the Cloche Shaker Domes which I used to create the shaker part of the card. 
Now it's over to my lovely friend the amazing Teneale Williams

INKspired #139 Sketch Challenge

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Hello craft friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend and have managed to stay warm in the extremely cold temperatures we are facing at the moment. 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 for this week. You may have arrived here from the lovely Maree McIntosh who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.


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I didn't have much time to spend creating this week as I had my friend Michelle visiting for the weekend. 
Michelle and I have spent most of our time getting all my retired items priced and ready to go for the biggest Craft sale Next week end. If you would like more information please feel free to email me at ncmacey @hotmail.com 

Below is my card that I made for our challenge this week.
                  

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I must say I found this sketch a little tricky at first. 
For this card I have used the beautiful Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper and a Lovely new in-colour called Cinnamon Cider. I tried to keep it simple with layering a piece of vellum behind the DSP. 
Thanks for stopping By. 

Next up is my beautiful and talented friend Teneale Williams 

                                                                                                                                                      

INKspired #137 Colour Challenge

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 Hello crafty friends. Welcome to another Sunday night INKspired Blog-Hop! for 2021. I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend. 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 for this week. You may have come here from the lovely Katrina Healy who I'm sure has inspired you with what she has created using the Colour Combination below.

I love a colour challenge as it is designed to make you think outside the box. Teneale  really did well putting this colour combo together. I straight away thought of the Simply Succulents Stamp set as it lends its self to greens and felt it was a prefect choice for using our Stampin' Blends.
Most times I use all the colours but only used four of them this time. 
My project this week is a card created using the Simply Succulents stamp set from Stampin'Up!.
If you are a lover of plants then you are going to love this set. Combine it with the new beautiful BLOOM WHERE YOU'RE PLANTED Bundle in the New 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue and you'll have a complete Garden!

My Card. 


Now it's over to my Beautiful friend Teneale Williams to see her amazing creation using the same colour combo...


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