Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Scrapping the colours CI#101

Hello and Welcome to another gorgeous colour combination for Colour INKspiration.

This fun challenge is inspired by gorgeous images, and then the colours converted to the amazing Stampin' Up! family.  

This week the colours are:  Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Evening Evergreen - with a gorgeous picture of a beachside sunset.  

These colours worked well for my sunset river photos.  

I've used the gorgeous Art in Bloom bundle for the stamping and a bunch of die cutting for the leaves and flowers.  

I have also used a couple of extra dies from the Iconic dies for more flowers and leaves.  

I've added some extra interest with the In Colour jewels and the super cute Loose Flower Flourishes.

Make sure you check out the amazing team projects on our Facebook challenge page for more inspiration.  

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.

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Sunday, June 06, 2021

Masculine Twist on a favourite!! CTC#321

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit, and we love to CASE from our amazing Stampin' Up! catalogues - CATTY. 

This week, we are CASEING a Layout from our soon to retire Mini Catalogue, and giving it a masculine twist.  

I was inspired by the layout of 2 different projects (and secretly was having so much fun, I just kept going!!)

My first project inspired by the front cover of the Mini Catalogue features the Layering Diorama dies, the Inspiring Canopy dies, Beautiful Trees dies and an image from the hostess stamp set Better Places.

I've coloured the scenery from Better Places using markers onto a piece of vellum and added that to the inside of my Diorama Card.  The measurements for the box shape for the card are:
Cardstock A4 length x 10 1/2 cm scored at 11cm, 14cm, 25cm, 28cm on the long side to create a box shape.  

I used the Diorama dies to create a window in the front, and added some of the Inspiring Canopy trees with shimmery vellum leaves.  The smaller inside tree was die cut using the Beautiful Trees dies.  This card folds flat to fit in a standard envelope.  

My second card features a very simple layout from page 60 of the Mini Catalogue.

I've used the Turtle Friends bundle for the detail, and the background was created using an image from the Seascape stamp set.

This card is a reverse easel card with the fun reveal when it stands up!

So, here's my two cards for the guys!!  What do you think?  

Up next is the awesome Tina and her bow tie!!

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Sunday, May 30, 2021

All Occasions CTC#320

Hello and Welcome to our Sunday Night Blog Hop and Challenge CASEING the CATTY.

To CASE is to Copy And Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit, and we love to CASE from our Stampin' Up! catalogues (CATTY).

THis week, we are CASEING from the All Occasions Chapter of our New Catalogue.

I'm still at the gorgeous Seascape Bundle on page 12 of the Occasions chapter (last week, I CASED the other project featuring this bundle here)

My cards are very similar but very different!!  I've cased the layouts and the sponging on the die cuts for extra depth of colour but my cards have a white base and layering.  

I've added some texture to my seaweed, by embossing my stamped panel with the Bark embossing folder - love the watery effect from this folder!!  My greeting has been stamped onto a label punched using the Label Me Lovely Punch. I just looooove the addition of the gorgeous Opal rounds for bubbly texture!

Inside my card features more of the gorgeous images from the Seascape stamp set using Coastal Cabana and Mango Melody.  

My second card also features the Seascape stamp set and the gorgeous gold fish die cut from the Sea Life dies.  

Inside the card continues the theme from the front!  

I'm a huge fishy fan!!  So I love this gorgeous bundle - these Sea Life dies can be partially die cut as well to create fun 3D looks - but I've cut them entirely out for these cards.  

UP next is the amazing and talented Rebecca!!

You are always invited to join in the fun with us too over on our Facebook challenge page!  You don't need a blog - just add your photo to the page!!  

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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Looking at the Subtles family

Hello and Welcome to the amazing Blog Hop prepared by the equally amazing Kelly Kent as a way of keeping us all connected in cardmaking love!!  

If you want to see everyone on the blog hop, you can head to the post above to see the list. 


The theme this month is the Subtles Colour family from our amazing Stampin' Up! offering.  

The colours I've used in my project are:  Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam. Mint Macaron and some Pool Party ribbon.  

This is the first card I've made with my new stamp set - Colour and Contour.  

I created my own patterned paper by stamping the flowers with Calypso Coral Ink and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.  I then coloured them using Stampin' Blends in Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam and a touch of Mint Macaron on the leaves.  

The inside continues the theme of the flowers.  There's also some extra stamping with the ink splotch stamp in So Saffron.  

I've used the Label Me Fancy and the Rectangle Postage Punches for the title, with a little bit of Pool Party sheer ribbon behind it.  This is quite a simple card, but pretty too!!  

Up next is the fabulous and amazing Lou.
Make sure you keep hopping all the way around to see all the amazingness.  

If you get lost on the way, click here to see the list of everyone in the hop!!

Would you like to create a card like this one?  Contact me and we can have a Craft Party together!!  

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Scrapping the colours CI#101

Hello and Welcome to another gorgeous colour combination for Colour INKspiration. This fun challenge is inspired by gorgeous images, and the...