Friday, September 22, 2017

Just Add Ink #378...Texture!

Hey there!
It's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge and this week Di has challenged us to "Add Texture" to our projects.

My texture elements are the Woodgrain (retired) embossing folder and some silver glimmer paper. I have combined these with some pretty dsp (retired). I'm on a mission to use up lots of my dsp stash that's taking up space that l need for new designs...self confessed paper hoarder here...:0) So you may see a few retired dsp projects coming up!

Coffee Cafe....Love it! I can't believe l was so slow to the party on this baby, it's really cool! I've been having lots of fun playing with this set/bundle, it really is very versatile for all genders.

The design team have created some fab textural projects, so don't forget to click the Just Add Ink link above and go take a peek at those.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up! unless noted.
(non SU stitched die)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Just Add Ink #377...Colour!

OK, I'm officially done with this miserable Melbourne weather....I know it's good for the catchments etc...But Geez, enough already! Anyone else ready to pack up and head north to warmer climates?

OK, I'll stop moaning now and get on with the reason I'm posting. This week over at Just Add Ink we have a fun colour combo from Rochelle. I'm loving these colour together, LLT is a big fave, but it's a real pain to photograph...or is it just me..Hmmm!
With the release of the new Stampin Up Holiday catelogue, l was a bit excited to see this pretty bauble set "Seasons of Whimsy" as a hostess set.
It was lovely to stamp with having such fine lines and detail and the fine sentiment font is really pretty too!
You can see better in the first pic all of the sparkly detail. I used some silver detail on the bauble caps and the rest got a very sparkly dose of dazzling details.

The JAI girls have some gorgeous inspiration using these colours, so click the link and check them out!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Colour INKspiration #17

 Colour Ink

Time to share another lovely colour combination from Colour Inkspiration. These colours together are such a cheery palette and l had fun creating with them.
I decided to have a go at the current trend of "Bridge Fold" cards. Along with the colours I've teamed it with the Daisy Delight bundle and Happy Birthday thinlit. This was fun!

If you have just landed here from the "Ahhmazing" creation from the lovely Jackie Aitken, you can continue on the hop by clicking the Next banner below or you can click the Colour Inkspiration link or banner above to go directly to the Facebook page to see all of the fabulous creations from the crew.

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Rose Packer and her inspiring project!


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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Just Add Ink #376...Just Add "D"

Its time for new Just Add Ink challenge and this week Tina has suggested we all use a "D" element on our projects.

Something a little different from me this week! 
The timing for me on this challenge was perfect, as l had been asked by a friend to create a "Special" Birthday card for her Nan. The prerequisites were "Yellow & Daisies" being her fave colour and flower.

A perfect project for giving my "Daisy Delight" bundle a workout and attempting a "Cascading" card.  If you google "Cascading card" there are heaps of tutorials, but just be aware that the one you are using works with the cardstock size for your region.
The colours l've used are Whisper White, So Saffron, Peekaboo Peach &Gumball Green.

In hindsight, l probably should have used longer strips for the grass..:0)

And of course a special card needs a special form of delivery!

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to check out the fab array of "D" projects from the design team.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Stamp Review Crew...Crafting Forever.

 Stamp Review Crew

Hey there! We have a new hop happening over at Stamp Review Crew  For this one we are showcasing the versatility of the "Crafting Forever" stamp set.
SRC hops run fortnightly and showcase a different set for each hop. We are a large group of International Stampin Up! demonstrators, that love to share our projects.

Did you just arrive here from the fabulous talents of Tanya Boser and her fab project? If not, you can click on her link and go take a peek or click the "Next" link below to continue the hop in a loop. If you get lost or stuck on the way, you can click the "Stamp Review Crew" banner on each design team members page to be redirected to the SRC blog, where you will find all the links.

I've chosen to combine this set with my unloved "Jar of Love" bundle, some Powder Pink & pear Pizzazz pastels and kept it simple. To create the lid, l stamped the image using Versamark & clear embossing powder before die cutting.

To keep hopping, click the next link and head over to see what fabulous creation Martha Inchley has created!

 Tanya Boser        Martha

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Just Add Ink #375...Sketch!

Woohoo!....The first day of spring in the land downunder! I am one happy camper, as Summer is a coming!
It's also Friday and that means we have a brand new Just Add Ink challenge happening!  Kim has given us this fun sketch to create with this week and the possibilities are endless.

For my take on the sketch, l've once again used the gorgeous "Whole Lot of Lovely" dsp, added in some gold foil & twine, some more fussy cutting and a partial use of one of the "Lovely Inside & Out" thinlits. I have also used the fine tip glue pen to add some little speckles on the black cardbase.

The rest of the team have created some stunning projects, so pop over to the challenge blog and be inspired!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Just Add Ink #374...Inspiration!

Happy Friday all!  It's time for another fun challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week Jan has given us this interesting Inspiration pic to play with.
I say interesting, as at first glance l was a little stumped as to which elements to focus on. Once l decided on the woodgrain and coffee elements, l wanted to keep a bit more feminine and added the big white daisy using the new SU Daisy punch and a hint of gold sparkle  with glimmer paper and twine. 
The Woodgrain DSP is from the "Wood Textures DSP Stack"...I love this paper and think l will be adding a second to my stash in the not too distant future.
The daisy leaves were stamped and punched using the "Blossom Builder" stamp and punch and the "Coffee Cups" framelits were used to create the cup.  l used my score board to add the lines to the lid for a little detail.

I think that just about covers the creative elements, but l just realised l forgot to take a pic of the inside...:0( But it basically has the sentiment..."Shared with a friend" Which is partial use of the stamp in the "Coffee Cafe" bundle.
The front sentiment is from the "Sweet Cupcake" stamp set and l think they work really well together.

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All supplies used are stampin Up!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Colour INKspiration #16

 Colour INKspiration

It's Colour INKspiration  time! And for this challenge hop we have this dreamy colour palette to play with.  
I really wanted to show my "Feather Together" stamp set  some love and thought it would work well with these colours as a "Dream Catcher".
As l had already fussy cut extra feathers, l decided to create a very CAS second card and stuck with the "Thinking of You" sentiment on both, as it can be applied to many occasions these will be a handy addition to my stash.

Did you just arrive from the gorgeous creation Nicole Wilson shared? If not, you can click on her link and go take a peek or you can hit the "Next" link below to complete the loop and see all of the crews fab projects.
If you would like to join the challenge, you can click on the link or banner above to be redirected to the Colour INK facebook page, where you can join us and share your project.

Now you are off to be inspired by the talented Julia Quinn


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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Stamp Review Crew...Window Shopping!

 Stamp Review Crew

Welcome to a brand new hop over at Stamp Review Crew  For this one we are showcasing the lovely Window Shopping set. This set coordinates with the cutest Hexagon shaped box and the detailed thinlits to match.
Did you just arrive from the talented Ann Schach and her lovely Window Shopping creation? You can continue along the hop loop by clicking the "Next" banner below or click the Stamp Review Crew banner up top to be redirected to the start.

I really wanted to focus on the cute stamp images in this set, so using Emerald Envy and one of the larger images, l used repetitive stamping to create my own dsp.
To create the cute sparkly cupcake, l hand cut the base and punched the treetop/cloud from the Tree builder punch and coated it with the new Embossing paste and of course no cupcake is complete without sprinkles.

Now you are off to be inspired by the lovely Twila Davis and her fab project!

 Ann Twila
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All supplies used are Stampin Up!