Wednesday 27 October 2021

Colour INKspiration #110


Welcome to another Colour INKspiration challenge!

The crew would love you to join us for one of the challenges! 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 Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Sahara Sand and Basic Black as well as Metallics. 

Not a member of the Colour INKspiration Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. Make sure that you answer the joining questions. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

This challenges inspiration photo was chosen by my friend and crew member Liz Gross. Such a sweet image! Lovely colours to work with too!

Here is my Christmas card for this challenge using the Words of Cheer Bundle.

  1. Start with a Shaded Spruce card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce to measure 13.3cm x 8.9cm for a matt layer
  3. Cut a piece of Basic White card stock to measure 8.7cm x 8.7cm and run this through your Cut & Emboss Machine with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder. Glue this to the Shaded Spruce matt layer
  4. Pop the embossed and Shaded Spruce layer up on Dimensionals and adhere to the card front
  5. Cut a 11cm length of the Pale Papaya and white woven ribbon, angle the ends and use glue dots to adhere tot he bottom third of the embossed Basic White layer. Allow it to go over the edge of the Basic White layer
  6. On a piece of Basic White card stock stamp the floral image in Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink. Colour the image with the Stampin' Blends. I have used the Dark Shaded Spruce for the holly leaves and the light Shaded Spruce for the foliage and Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends for the berries. I have used both Cajun Craze and Pale Papaya Stampin' Blends to colour the Poinsettia petals. Die cut this out with the coordinating die and pop up on Dimensionals and adhere to the lower third of the card front
  7. On a piece of Basic Black piece of card stock measuring 8.5cm x 1.3cm stamp the sentiment on Versamark™ink, sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool. Banner the sentiment layer at the end and secure to the card front above the ribbon layer using Dimensionals
  8. Place five of the Shaded Spruce Rhinestones around the floral layer on the embossed layer

Thank you so much for visiting my blog post today. I hope you are able to play along with us or get inspiration from our FaceBook page too!

Have a great week!

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Monday 25 October 2021

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Fall/ Autumn/Halloween

Welcome to the Fall/Autumn/ Halloween Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!

For this months theme I have made an Autumn inspired card using the Gorgeous Leaves bundle.  The dies from this bundle are so lovely, 

  1. Start with a Cajun Craze card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half
  2. Cut a piece of Crumb Cake to measure 13.1cm x 8.7cm
  3. Cut a piece of the Crumb Cake Harvest meadow DSP to measure 12.4cm x 8cm. Glue this to the Crumb Cake piece
  4. Use Dimensionals to pop the DSP and Crumb Cake layer up on the card front
  5. Die cut the Maple Leaf in Cajun Craze card stock and the branch in Crumb Cake card stock
  6. Stamp the sentiment from the Nature's Harvest stamp set in Cajun Craze ink on Crumb Cake card stock then die cut it with the dies form Tasteful Labels Dies
  7. Cut an 11cm length of Fine Art Ribbon and secure this to the card front using glue dots
  8. Pop the Sentiment up on dimensionals and adhere on the top of the ribbon
  9. Secure the Branch and then the Maple Leaf to the left of the sentiment using glue

I cannot wait to see what creations the other team members have created for this months challenge. Make sure you continue on the blog hop by clicking on the next button.

Up next we have my talented friend Dana Sullivan. Dana has something amazing to share with us. 

Click on the next button below to go to her post

Many thanks for stopping by today.

I hope you are going well!

Wednesday 13 October 2021

Around the World on Wednesdays | 10 in 30!

Welcome to another fun Around the World on Wednesdays Blog Post.

Each month this wonderful group brings you gorgeous projects to help spark your creativity. The participants live all over the world and love to get together each month for this fun blog hop.

This month the team have been busy creating for the 10 in 30! blog hop. What that means is we made ten cards in 30 minutes. I was so excited to create for this challenge as I have never done this before. 

I set about this challenge thinking about what would make this fun and doable. I settled on the Sweet Ice Cream Bundle as it would be easy to repeat. the trick is to line up your stamped images so that the punch lines up easily. There are instructions and a photo below on how to do this.

Here are my completed 10 cards all completed in 30 minutes!

  1. Start with 10 of the small memories and more cards and envelopes
  2. On a piece of Basic White card stock stamp 10 cones in Crumb Cake as in image below for ease of punching. Then stamp the cross hatch in Soft Suede ink
  3. On a piece of Basic White card stock stamp 5 of the ice creams in Blushing Bride and the other 5 in So Saffron as in image below. Stamping them in a row like this makes it very easy to punch out
  4. Punch all stamped images out
  5. Cut ten squares measuring 6.3cm x 6.3cm (2 1/2" x 2 1/2") out of the So Saffron piece of Hand Penned Designer Series Paper and glue to the front of the card bases
  6. Use Dimensionals to pop up both the cone and the ice cream on the front of each card

  7. You may even have time to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set in the card centre. These cards are perfect Birthday cards to go with a gift. Everyone loves an Ice Cream. 

    You can also use the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch with DSP of your choice to make sweet Christmas cards with this layout, see images of stamp set and punch below. Or any other supplies you have on hand. The supplies required for the Ice Cream cards are listed at the bottom of this post.

    Perfectly Plaid 

    Pine Tree Punch

Make sure that you click on the next button below to head to the very talented Rochelle Laird-Smith’s blog post. She will have something amazing for you to create ten of in thirty minutes!


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