Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Colour INKspiration #69

Hello and welcome to my blog!

It is the final Colour INKspiration Challenge for 2019 
and isn't the inspiration photo below beautiful!

You may have come from Nikki Spencer's blog post! 

Make sure you hop around and see everyone's creation!

I was inspired by the wreath image to create a Christmas card with a difference with the challenge colours. I chose the First Frost Bundle to create my card and have used some new items from the mini catalogue that will begin next month. I cannot believe that 2020 is almost here. When I was young and heard "1999" by Prince 1999 then seemed like an eternity away then and here we are at the end of 2019!

I stamped all the images and used the Stamparatus to stamp the Gorgeous Grape and Mint Macaron flowers and stems. I did this using Stampin' Write Markers.  I coloured and stamped the stems first and then the Gorgeous Grape buds. An easy to achieve effect using the Stamparatus! I stamped the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape.  I then die cut the images and the label for the sentiment from the coordinating dies.

The card Base in Whisper White measures 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half. I cut another piece of Whisper White to measure 10cm x 14.4cm and used the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing folder to get this stunning background. 

I then ran some of the new Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around and tied a bow on the left hand side of the card. I then positioned all the floral images and the sentiment and secured using dimensionals.

The Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder and Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon will be available from the 3rd of January. Please contact me if you would like a Catalogue. Don't forget that Sale a Bration begins in January 2020!

Next up on our Colour INKspiratin Crew Blog Hop is Bronwyn Eastley. Her creation for this challenge is stunning. Click on the next button below to go to her blog post!

I hope you have enjoyed the Colour INKspiration Crew blog posts and creations for this year. I know that I have enjoyed each and every challenge and the Crew are some of the loveliest ladies you could meet. I would encourage you to join in on some of the challenges in 2020. You will need to join the Colour INKspiration Challenges on our Facebook page here.

I hope you are enjoying this festive time of year. Spending time with those you hold most dear. I hope you have found time to create some Christmas Cards to send for this year and if you haven't that you are planning to do so in 2020. There is something so very special about sending and receiving a handmade card.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, 9 December 2019

Eco Conscious Crafting Blog Hop December

Hello and welcome to my Eco Conscious Crafting Blog post!

You may have arrived here from Katharina Pradel.

Today we are creating with an environmentally friendly process. So I have decided to up-cycle some paper shopping and gift bags. This is something that I have been doing for a few years rather than purchasing Christmas paper and Birthday gift wrapping paper.

I have purchased a few Christmas presents early and have made these bags into Christmas gift bags by simply creating a Christmas tag.

I reached into my scrap card stock bin and my box containing half finished projects for these tags. All but the Whisper White Card stock came from the bin and box of unused card stock. Some of the card stock pieces have marks on them but will still be perfect for creating tags and not throwing away.

I created three gift tags for my bags. These are very simple tags and use only card stock, ink and linen thread.

You can see the products used below to create these tags

This Christmas Tree tag is simple to make and the recipients name is hidden inside the tree.

I love the fancy die from the Detailed Bands Dies in Melon Mambo with the Melon Mambo Christmas Tree and Star. The recipient on the back of this tag.

 This tag was easy to create with the punch and layering circle dies. Again the recipient is on the back of the tag.

I hope you have enjoyed reading how simply you can up cycle and reuse bags for gifting. I hope that I have inspired you to make some simple tags to use at Christmas and with Birthdays too! I hope the recipients of my gift bags reuse them as well.

Please make sure that you hop around and visit everyone participating in this Eco Conscious Crafting Blog Hop. You will be inspired by everyones creations. 

 Click on the names below to go to the others amazing blog posts for more wonderful inspiration! 

Up next is my lovely friend Denita and her stunning creations!

Leonie Stuart - you are here!

I hope you are now turning your thoughts to what you could do to reuse items and reduce waste this Christmas. Every little action can make a difference.

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a great week!


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Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Colour INKspiration #68

You may have arrived here from the amazing Julia Quinn

Hello and welcome to the Colour INKspiration #68 Crew Blog Hop!

This is a gorgeous colour combination and one of the prettiest for a Christmas card I think!

The beautiful colours for this challenge are Shaded Spruce, Blueberry Bushel, Pretty Peacock, Coastal Cabana and Silver Foil.

I used a Shaded Spruce Card base measuring 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half.

I then cut a piece of Shimmery White Card Stock to measuring 14.4cm x  10cm.
I used an Aqua Painter to place some Coastal Cabana ink on the Shimmery White card stock to create a wash background.

I stamped each of the bells on Shimmery White card stock in Coastal Cabana, Shaded Spruce and Blueberry Bushel and used the Aqua Painter to colour each image in. I then cut them out with the coordinating die.

I cut a piece of the beautiful Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon and coloured it with my Dark Shaded Spruce Stampin' Blend. I wrapped this around the Shimmery White card layer and secured with glue at the back. I then glued this to the Shaded Spruce card base. 

I popped the three little bells on the top of the Shimmery White card base using Dimensionals. I used the Silver Metallic Thread to make the bells look like they are hanging from the top of the card. I then adhered the Snowflake Sequins around the bells with glue. 

I stamped the Sentiment on a piece of Shimmery White card stock in Pretty Peacock and cut this out using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and placed this over the ribbon adhering with Dimensionals.

Make sure you click on the next button below to visit Jacque Williams' blog post for this challenge. 

Also make sure you stop by Cheryll Miller's Blog post as she is our Guest Designer for this challenge and we are so thrilled that she is able to join us!

Have a fantastic week!


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Monday, 25 November 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Winter Wonderland

Hello and welcome to the Stampers Showcase "Winter Wonderland" Blog Hop!
it has been fun to create for this challenge. I have used Designer Series Paper to create my project for this challenge. I love all things Snowman and isn't this Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper just the cutest!

I started with a Pool Party card base measuring 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half. I then cut another piece of Pool Party card stock to 10cm x 14.4cm and added this layer to the card base using glue to adhere.  I then cut the Snowflake DSP to 9.7cm x 14.1cm. I also cut the Real Red and Pool Party Striped DSP to 14.4cm x 2.5cm and glued the Striped piece to the left hand side of the Snowflake DSP.

I cut the image of the Snowman out of the DSP using a Oval Layering Die. The a Piece of Real Red card stock using a larger sized oval die. I then cut a larger scalloped oval out of Pool Party DSP. I glued the snowman piece onto the Real Red piece then glued these to the Scalloped Oval Pool Party card stock. 

 I used dimensionals to pop this layered image up in the centre of the card. I then stamped the Sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas in Real Red ink on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. I popped this sentiment up with dimensionals to look like it is being held by the cute Snowman.

Please make sure that you head over to  Stacey Marsh's post for another amazing Winter Wonderland creation. Please click on the next button below to go to her blog post.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. 
I hope you have an amazing week and find some time to be creative!


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