Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Add Ink #343...BLOG HOP!

 Just Add Ink

Welcome back to the Just Add Ink challenges for a new year and "Happy 2017" to you all!
To start the challenge year we always begin with a themed blog hop consisting of the whole Just Add Ink design team. This one is all about "POP-UPS & INTERACTIVE ELEMENTS"....Lots of fun and heaps of options from super simple to the very involved!
The DT have created some awesome projects to share and inspire, so don't forget to follow the hop and check them all out!

For both of my projects l've used the new "Balloon Adventures & Balloon Pop-Up thinlits bundle". I have created two very different cards, the first includes the pop-up element more as intended, the second uses the same element as shaker card.
It makes creating fun and interesting cards so, so kind of crafting really!

Now you are off to be inspired by the creative talents of Patrice.


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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Stamp Review Crew...Playful Pals Edition!

 Stamp Review Crew

Its time for another fun Stamp Review Crew blog hop! This time we are sharing our projects made with the "Playful Pals" set. I had heaps of fun making these sweet little Easter hunt bags for my little people...Nothing like forward thinking and trying to be organised...:0)

Did you just come from the cute project of Twila davis, so many fun and fab ideas on this hop! If you would like to start at the start, you can click the banner above to redirected to the SRC challenge blog or you can hop happily along by clicking the next banner below!

I was very tempted to purchase some Easter eggs to use for photography purposes, but decided my willpower was under enough strain already...:0) Can you believe the shops were stocking them 3 days after Christmas!

Now your off to be inspired by the awesomeness of Kelly Kent Happy hopping...pun intended!

     Twila Davis Kelly Kent

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All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(some non SU Glitter paper)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Colour INKspiration...Blog Hop #01.

 Colour INKspiration

Welcome to the very first "Colour INKspiration" challenge! You can find out all of the details Here in my pre-challenge post!
We have a fabulous pastel combo to create with and l thoroughly enjoyed creating my project with them. Hopefully these pretty colours will inspire you join in and share your projects.

If you are following along the hop, you would have just arrived from the lovely project and inspiring blog of Paula Dobson.
But if you have just landed here and would like to start at the Colour INKspiration challenge page over on Facebook, just click the link or banner up top to be redirected and ask to join the group, that way you can load your projects directly to the Facebook group and join in the fun every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.

To create my project, l used all of the colours and the "Hearts & Stars" decorative masks to create an ombre background and the "sweet Cupcakes" bundle to decorate.
This bundle is a new to me purchase and l absolutely love the images and elements...So much fun!

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Lizz Gross.

 Lizz Gross

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, January 2, 2017

Stamp Review Crew..."Swirly Bird Edition"

 Stamp Review Crew

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas how ever you celebrated and that 2017 holds all you hope for!
I'm looking forward to sharing another fun and creative year with you all. xx

Ok, time to share our first fun blog hop from Stamp review Crew for 2017. For this one we are showcasing lots of fabulous inspiration for "SWIRLY BIRDS". There are so many fun elements to this set and the matching thinlits just make creating so much more exciting!

You may have just arrived from the fab blog of Heidi Baks and are happily hopping along. But if not you can start at the beginning by clicking the "Stamp Review Crew" banner above or continue merrily along by clicking the "Next" tab below...Enjoy!

For my first project I've used a combo of black/Kraft & gold foil and embossing...It's simple yet effective and makes a pretty non gender specific card.

And for this one l have gone with lots of Flirty Flamingo/Blushing Bride & Pink Pirouette using Baby Bear and created a sweet girly card for a bub!

Now you are off to visit the inspiring blog of Martha Inchley

 Heidi Baks              Martha Inchley

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

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!

Thanks for stopping by!
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.

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up! Unless noted.