Saturday, December 31, 2016

Colour INKspiration...Design team!

Happy 2017 everyone!...Hope it's a year filled with all of your dreams!

I have some exciting news to share; I’m on the Colour INKspiration Crew! It consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
There’s also a Facebook group for Stampin' Up! ® enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.
Here’s the deal - Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop. Our first one starts on Wednesday, 11th January.
Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration 'Challenge' by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.
Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.
Hope to see you there!

Bron has given us a fun "Pre-challenge" colour pallette to play with and while l'm sitting patiently waiting for my pre-order of new Stampin Up! goodies to arrive, l thought l would play along using the "Gift of Love" hostess set with these lovely colours!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Just Add Ink#342...Add "N"

JAI #343...N

With one last challenge before the jolly fat man arrives, l thought l would take the opportunity to wish you all a very "Merry Christmas" and a big thank you to everyone that has stopped by my blog, commented, pinned and emailed throughout the challenge year. It is very heartwarming to know that l can inspire you on occasion and that what l do may bring a smile to you... So thanks again, l really appreciate the time you take to make me smile in return with your lovely comments.

Our last Just Add Ink  challenge for 2016 is to add "N". Our letter challenges were the brain child of Tina and have been hugely popular and so much fun!
This challenge will run for two weeks and we will be back on the  20th January 2017 with some exciting and fun new challenges.

My "N" elements are pretty obvious "Night of Navy" & a "New Year" sentiment, teamed with "Star of Light" and the delicious Copper foil and embossing powder...Love! Although not all that easy to

While scrolling through Pinterest, l came across a tutorial for these super cute bottle sleeves over on King's on Paddington blog. Carolyn has kindly supplied the measurements for AU cardstocks and also a link to the tutorial she followed.

The design team have some fab ideas for adding "N', don't forget to check those out!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to you all!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Just Add Ink #341...Colour!

We have a brand new challenge over at Just Add Ink  This week Kim has given us some lovely fresh colours to play with.

I have created two cards for this challenge, using the same colours (obviously) and the same basic design.

I couldn't resist colouring up this sweet little guy from the "Merry Mice" stamp set...I matched the colours as close as possible to my copics and although he looks a little on the brownish side on his pants, l did use the same copic colours on all of the green elements and you can see his hat is a pretty close match to Old Olive.
His carol book and white sections on the hat got a very liberal dose of Wink of Stella and lve added some dimension to his nose, eyes and music notes with Crystal effect....neither being all that easy to see, the heading pic probably gives you the best view...:0)

I've also teamed up the colours with "Totally Trees" to create a fun tropical card for a friend heading of on an island cruise...lucky thing!
Not a lot else to say about this one...:0)

The design team have provided some great inspiration for you, so pop over and take a peek at those.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! Unless noted.
(Copics non SU)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Just Add Ink #340...Gift Tags!

With Christmas only days away, it's time to think about our packaging and this week over at Just Add Ink Jan has challenged us to "Add Tags"...perfect timing for gift giving!

I revisited a couple of my Christmas bundles for these, Merriest Wishes & Pretty Pines and decided to go all girly with my colours using Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, white & Gold accents.
It was nice to step away from my Mint Macaron obsession and makes some pretties with other colours!

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog and check out the fab tag ideas from the rest of the design team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! Unless noted.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Just Add Ink #339...Sketch!

Eeek!...Only 23 sleeps until Christmas! Can you believe how fast 2016 has gone? I'm sure we only just had

Well in the spirit of Christmas creating, l have another Christmas card to share using this weeks sketch from Narelle at Just Add Ink.
I love the clean lines and decided l needed to stick with a clean and crisp design. I have used the cute "Twinkle Trees" stamp set embossed in Gold and teamed it with Mint Maccaron. I love the bokeh images in this set, they work great for adding detail without imposing on the focal image.

The design team have created some gorgeous projects with the sketch, so don't forget to swing by the challenge blog and check them out!

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up!