Hello and welcome to Colour INKspiration Challenge #08!
At Colour INKspiration, we play and create using a different colour palette every fortnight. It’s a fantastic way to stretch your creativity and I encourage you to join in. We have a dedicated Facebook group where you can upload your own creation to right HERE.
I missed the last challenge, so I was determined NOT to miss this one! And boy is this a challenging one!
I love this picture but I must admit, I was a bit daunted initially with the colour palette – Delightful Dijon; Tip Top Taupe; Soft Suede; Early Espresso and Very Vanilla. But after a little pondering I realised what it reminded me of … the colours of a sepia photo …you know the ones … with just a hint of colour to highlight a certain area.
Once I had that idea in my head I knew exactly which stamp set to reach for – so I am giving you a little sneaky peak at one of our new upcoming sets from the Birthday Memories Suite. It is sooooooo adorable!
Isn’t she gorgeous! I used the masking technique for the addition of the flowers before lightly water colouring them with Delightful Dijon. I created the sepia effect by watercoloring around the image of the girl lightly with Soft Suede, then inside the image gradually building with small amounts of colour until I was happy with it. As this is on Very Vanilla Cardstock, I did have to make sure that my aqua painter was not very wet or it would ruin the card.
The flowers were created with the Succulent Flower Dies (retiring item) simply sponged in Delightful Dijon, curling the tips under and then layered on each other.
I absolutely love the vintage feel of this card! I hope you do too. And I know you are going to love the entire Birthday Memories Suite!
But don’t stop here!!! We have an absolutely amazing array of stunning projects from our Design Team lined up to inspire you for this hop! Get ready to be WOWED as you make your way around to everyone’s blogs!!!!!
Up next is the lovely Rebecca Scurr and her gorgeous creation!
PSSSTTTTT – don’t forget you can shop for your items, especially those retiring products, right in the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in Australia!
Hi crafty friends and welcome!
It’s Sunday night, so that means it’s time for another CASEing the Catty blog hop. I’m pretty excited about this weeks challenge! We get to showcase our favourite Big Shot project from the occasions catalogue!
How hard was it to choose! I mean, the Occasions Catalogue had so many great Big Shot projects. The Lift Me Up Bundle, Custom Tee’s, Nailed It, So Succulent Bundle and not to mention the So Detailed Thinlets, Cool Treats and Dragonfly Dreams!
But for me – well, let’s just say that I am an absolute sucker for a box – so my choice for this weeks challenge just had to be the Window Box Die.
I had seen a picture from Pauline Barnfather at icreatecraft, who had designed a timber like box. I immediately fell in love with it and have been wanting to create my own version since. So this was my chance. I really wanted to create an antique style box, that reminded me a little of an old jewellery box. Some Soft Suede cardstock stamped with the Hardwood stamp helped me easily achieve that!
I am so happy with the way it turned out. Once I created the box I knew it needed some beautiful flowers to top it off. I haven’t created these flowers for a few years now, so it was fun to really play and make them again. I used the Flower Shop stamp and co-ordinating punch to create them. Here’s a better look at the top for you.
Luckily I had kept hold of my retired Antique Brads from a couple of years ago. I think it really enhances the antique feel of the box perfectly and acts like a little handle to lift the lid open!
I hope you have enjoyed tonight’s project. Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Judy May and see what beautiful project she has created for you!
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Happy Easter (I hope it’s been lovely for you) and welcome to this weeks CASEing the Catty Challenge -CTC 124! You may be starting here, or arrived from Kathryn’s page – but make sure you keep hopping around to see all the amazing inspiration provided!
This week we get to CASE any of the hostess sets from any of the catalogues!
For me that meant I was going to CASE a project using the Love You Lots Stamp Set. My most favourite Hostess Set Ever! What’s not to love about all those cute critters. I will be sad to see this one retire at the end of May, but I will be hanging on to my set for future use!
I decided to focus on the card on the right from the image below …
A simple, quick notecard that could be created using any set really. I began by CASEing the card directly, but substituting colours and ribbon for wash tape, and of course using Love You Lots!
I know that ribbon has retired recently from Saleabration, but it just set the card off nicely with a bit of silver bling!
Then I moved on to a similar card, utilising one of the other Sunshine Wishes Framelits, but still those cute bugs …
I hope you enjoyed these cute critter creations!
Don’t forget to take a look at the Retiring List to grab yourself some amazing bargains! You can click the Shop button below to go straight there 🙂
Now it’s time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog and see what gorgeous project she has created for you all!
Then come and play along by adding your pic to the CTC 124 album on our Facebook Group
Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Hi everyone and welcome back to another CASEIng the Catty Challenge. This week is CTC 122 where we are focusing on the Falling in Love section of the Occasions Catalogue from pages 50 – 54.
There’s only a few pages to this section, but boy are there some lovely projects to CASE. I focused on this one ….
The pretty cluster of flowers caught my attention, set off with the gold leaf and the die. I actually hadn’t paid a whole heap of attention to the stamp set until I saw those flowers – now I need it – but you all know how that goes! Lol. I also didn’t want to make a card – but the idea of a scrapbook layout hit me (it doesn’t happen often – so when it does I make sure I act on it!)
So here is what I designed …
I used the flower from the Butterfly Basics stamp sets and just fussy cut a ‘few’ out to create the flower bunch. I stamped them in Sahara Sand and the sponged them lightly with Blushing Bride ink. I used the stunning Flower Die in the So Detailed Thinlets Dies instead of the heart one in the image. All teamed with the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper and a special touch of gold! I love the way it turned out – but my goodness – that photo makes me feel old! It seems like a lifetime ago!
Don’t forget to hop around and see everyone else’s creations for some extra inspiration, and then join in the fun by uploading your own project to the album CTC 122 on the Facebook Page right HERE!
Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Elizabeth Gross to see what she has created today!
Happy Crafting everyone!
Welcome to our next Colour INKspiration Challenge! Your entries have amazed us so far! So much talent and creativity out there – it’s a joy to see, but makes it very difficult to vote! Keep up the great work! You can join the fun on our Facebook Group HERE.
We have a beautiful colour swatch for you all this week. These colours work so well together. We have Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold to work with. Even though the image says gold foil, it can be any gold you like.
There are some beautiful projects by the crew this week, so make sure you hop around to see them all, including from our guest designer – Kim Oliver. Welcome Kim!
I found these colours compliment each other so very nicely and had a bit of fun creating.
I thought today I would try my hand at water colouring my own background. There was a similar navy striped paper in our Floral Boutique DSP, but the lines were fine and quite dark. I really like the more subtle water coloured lines. They are super simple to create too – just pop some ink on your aqua painter and run it straight across your cardstock. It’s really that simple. I used our Shimmery White for this, because it holds the water so well and the subtle shimmer is just gorgeous!
I even splattered on some extra sparkle with gold glitter, by mixing a small amount of tombow with water, then flicking it across my card using an aqua painter. I have a specific aqua painter for this job, because it does get glue in the brush. Sprinkle your card with gold glitter and tap of the excess and leave to dry. It creates a beautiful effect on cards.
Well I do hope you have enjoyed my creation this week. Now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Monique to see what she has created this week!
There are only a few short days until the end of Saleabration and Stampin’ Up! have released some new goodies for you to get your hands on!
Contact me to place your order or pop on over to my Online Store to take advantage of the bargains on offer!
The other day, on our team page, a member shared how she was getting frustrated with storing our enamel embellishments as she kept losing them 🙁
Another team member helped her out by sharing how she uses our Standard Stamp Cases to store all her bling. What an awesome idea I thought! Why didn’t I think of that! All of my bling in one spot, that would be easy to find and store on my shelves rather than taking up loads of drawer space, getting lost and me ordering more packets because you thought you had none left!
I decided to take mine one step further – and created custom labelled inserts!
Custom storage! And… I have even put the item number on the spine to make it super easy to reorder them!
Here’s the pic of how to trim down your A4 copy paper to ensure it fits snuggly into your case!
How cool is that!
You can even get different size Cases to suit your storage needs!
Please note the files below are designed for the clear mount Stamp Cases.
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Now…what else can I box up! Lol
Happy crafting everyone!
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Welcome everyone. I hope you are enjoying your long weekend in Victoria!
It’s time again for another CASEing the Catty Challenge! This week we are CASEing anything in the saleabration catalogue from pages 16 – 19! Remember when we CASE we don’t need the exact sets as displayed – you can take inspiration from the colours, layouts, stamps or images 🙂
You may have come from Elizabeth’s blog or be starting right here! Once you have popped around the all the blog posts, don’t forget to play along and upload your creation to our Facebook Page – no blog post necessary!
I’m taking my inspiration today from the image on page 18 of the catalogue – The pink card on the right hand side –
I love the sentiments in the designer tee stamp set and the little t-shirt framelits!
I had to change the colours up a bit as I have just received my FREE Glimmer Paper Assortment Packs (no, I couldn’t just have ONE!) and I wanted to use some of that glimmer! It is SUPER sparkly!
You all know I love a bit of watercoloring and I gave my t-shirt a bit of extra love to make it smooth and shiny, by pressing it into my versamark ink pad and then sprinkle with clear embossing powder. Do it a couple of times for a smooth, glossy finish!
I used the same method to create these gorgeous dangles for my Product Play Day at the release of the Occasions Catalogue in January – only for these ones I heat embossed a back and front and adhered them together to make it super strong! Mine hangs on my scissors 🙂
If you love Designer Tee, you had better be quick! You can choose it for FREE with any $90 order but there’s only 19 days of Salebration left to get yours! Don’t delay – supplies are only whilst they last!
I hope you enjoyed my projects – now it’s time to hop on over to the lovely Rachel to see what she has created this week!
Don’t forget to play along and add you pic to the album on our Facebook Page!
Hi everyone! Glad you could join us for another Colour INKspiration this week! Can you believe two weeks have flown by already!
The crew are really enjoying everyone’s enthusiasm and participation, so keep them coming!
This weeks colour palette is much more suited to colours I would normally ‘go to’ when creating. Soft Sky, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand! Don’t forget you can use neutrals and metallics too for your creation!
A beautiful pastel palette to work with, that took my heart straight to quilting. Yes, I love to quilt and these images and colours took me straight there. The inspiration started to flow – I wanted to make a quilt – what kind of quilt??? – ohhhhhhhh a drunkard’s path quilt – and then it occurred to me that the stitched framelits would give the impression of stitch lines! Woohoo – idea sorted!
the realisation that our Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (available in the current occasions catalogue) has the EXACT colour palette. YES! So the creating began….
There was a lot of cutting on the bigshot for this one, but the end result was well worth it. I had a lot of fun making this ‘mini paper quilt’.
I used the smallest stitched square and circle framelits. To make sure the circles were cut in exactly the same spot each time, i had to make a small mark on the circle framelit where it intersected with the stitched lines from the square. That ensured the quarter circle nested nicely into the square shape each time.
A few embellishments, some vanilla ribbon and the thread from the blushing bride sequins and it was done!
I hope you enjoyed the project! Now its time to hop over to Elizabeth’s blog to see what she has created for this challenge!
Don’t forget to play along with the challenge by uploading your design to our Facebook Page HERE.
And remember – MARCH is the final month of Saleabration! I hope you have been taking advantage of the FREE products on offer! If you live in Australia you can order your supplies via my Shop Now button 🙂
Welcome back to another CASEing the Catty for hop for this week! Have you been creating away? Have you been using the catalogue for inspiration? If you are stuck for a layout or colour scheme or ideas for using a set, then CASEing images in the Catty may be just what you need to kick start your creative spark!
You may have come from the amazing Kelly Kent this week or be starting right here! So hop around and see what inspiration the crew has for you this week!
This week for our challenge we are creating from the Cool Treats Section in the catalogue – so ANYTHING from pages 32 – 45!
I myself have recently been playing LOADS with the Cool Treats suite! Yes, the entire suite! Well it’s so …… Cool! Lol. The stamps, the framelits, the designer paper, the sprinkles!!!! Have you tried it yet? I took inspiration from it all!
I have created a few cards with this suite, but this week I wanted to share with you a fantastic Poppin’ Card Box that I found by a demonstrator called Gemma Clarke. They are quite popular right now and with good reason too! The box POPS right out of its case when you pull it open! It’s such an interactive card.
Here’s the one I created…
and here is the other side of the box….
You can even stamp a message inside the box base or use this area to write your message on! They are fantastic for vouchers too. They are the perfect size for movie tickets!
Now it’s time to hop on over to Elizabeth’s blog to see what beautiful project she has for you all!
Don’t forget to play along by creating your project, snapping a pic and posting on out Facebook Page right HERE!
If you would like to have a go at creating your very own Poppin Box Card then take the link to Gemma’s Youtube video HERE.
Hello all my crafty friends!
Today is the day I can share my Sunday Night Live video with you all…Finally! I had a little upload issue happening during the week – but I got there eventually! I love how technology can really limit us sometimes!
On my Sunday Night Live video this week I showed you all how I create my acetate window cards. They are not to difficult to do, but create a great effect! I used the Cool Treat Bundle for these cards! Since I have started playing with this bundle, I have found it a little difficult to stop!
They’re a little tricky to photograph, so here’s another view…
and here is another using the same suite…
This suite is seriously so much fun!
Pop over to my channel – My Paper Oasis on You Tube to watch the video and create your own acetate window cards!
Here are the measurements:
- Watermelon Wonder card base – 4 1/8” x 7 7/8” – score at 5 7/8”; piece 2” x 4 1/8”
- Pool Party Layer One front card piece 4” x 1 7/8” – 2 pieces needed.
- DSP strips Layer Two front of card – 3 7/8” x 1 3/4” – 2 pieces needed.
- Window Sheet 4 1/8” x 3”
- Pool Party for inside card 5 5/8” x 3 7/8”
- Whisper White for inside 5 1/2” x 3 3/4”
- DSP strip for inside of card 1/2″ x 5 1/2″