You are all just gonna love this weeks challenge!! I know I loved it. The colours in the challenge are three colours I don’t use very often, especially Tempting turquoise, but you may have noticed the star gift box I made last week were in the same colours. I wasn’t aware they were the same as I made the star box first and used the colour coach to choose my colours. I then sat down the next day to create this weeks Inkspiration and had a giggle to myself! Oh well!! It was great to challenge myself and create something else with the same colours!
This card is for a very special mother who has it right now as it was her birthday yesterday! Of course she loves it!
Here’s the inside……yep, I decorated the inside…..Shock, horror!! LOL!
So what do you think?? I think I have a new favourite colour combo!
Check out the rest of the DT, they will have something fab for your eyes to feast on!
I had a fabulous evening yesterday creating some super cute Christmas Gift Boxes. Everyone (meaning the Inkspirations Crew), has been inspiring me to use other than traditional Christmas colours of late…..have you seen their work?? Simply stunning. So I thought that’s what I would do last night. I thought what would be one colour that is not usually associated with Christmas……..Purple was the answer. Rich Razzleberry in fact. I know it goes well with Pear Pizzazz so I used the colour coach, checked out both colours and on the Pear Pizzazz chip I found the combo Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise……perfect!
The template is a Lauren Meader creation (LOVE her templates) So I bet you’re dying to see it!!……well are you?…….okay, okay, here it is
oh okay….and again
Of course I had to use the shimmer paint…..no Christmas bauble should be without it!! LOL! This time after I stamped the image I used a paint brush and painted the shimmer on. Super easy!! You should all have a go if you haven’t yet!
Well I have workshops to organise so I best be off!
I have had a fabulous week creating some goodies for the next Christmas in the Country Craft Fair for next year. Even though I just attended the event, there is nothing like getting a head start……..even if it is a big one! LOL!! I have been pre-packaging some super cute punched owls. Some with bows in their ears and some santa owls, even some cowboy ones. They are all too cute. For this weeks challenge I thought I would use one of these cuties on a card.
See, they are ultra cute aren’t they? I must admit this card was a little fiddly, and will be one of a kind…LOL! but I did have so much fun making it.
Stamp Set- Dot, Dot, Dot, Woodgrain, Gifted
Cardstock- Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Ink- Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories- Old Olive, Very Vanilla and Real Red 1/8 taffeta Ribbon, Owl Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Little leaves Die, Big Shot, Circles Die, Sponges, Twine, Dimensionals
I had a couple of days off from crafting, and in those two days I had so many ideas going through my mind…..don’t you hate that?! You have a couple of days off and you have lots of ideas and when you have time or want to create there’s nothing, zip, zilch, nada going through your creative banks!! That’s why keeping a craft journal/notebook is a good idea. When you see something or have an idea in places you would never expect you can jot/draw it down while it’s fresh in your mind and use it when you can sit down to create.
But onto what I have created…..You know how I have created something for the Clean And Simple challenge blog…..well I made some more!
Pretty cute HUH?! well I have sort of decided just recently that I would create two of the same cards at once, and when it comes to doing a girl card I would do the same card in boy colours…..so here is number two
I like them both very much and cannot choose between the two. Which one is your favourite?
I have not been feeling very creative lately since the craft show and this week is a week where I need to get very busy with my workshops. I thought if I started something easy with Clean And Simple. It’s a very cute sketch too. I have a couple of ideas forming so I might enter another one. I just have to make it…..easier said than done…LOL!
What do you think? I daubed some Shimmer Paint on the image before stamping as well just to jazz it up a bit! Have a closer look-
I love it and will be doing some more creating today for this weeks workshops and we will be playing with Shimmer Paint. You girls are gonna love it!
It’s time for another Inkspiration Challenge and it’s cool Christmasy coloured challenge, but I thought I would mix it up a bit and not do a Christmas card. I decided to pull out two sets, one was the Monster set, the other was Elements of Style and because I have used a lot of that set I thought I would give it a rest and play with the monsters.
So what do you think? I love colouring on Crumb Cake, it gives the colours a whole new look. I used the aqua painter to colour them. I stamped the teeth and eyes on whisper white cut them out and adhered to the main image. So very simple but I love it.
I had a wonderful day yesterday just relaxing……well catching up on washing isn’t exactly relaxing, but I have no deadlines, and I am not in a hurry to finish any crafting. I can just do my own thing! Today I decided to sit down and make a couple of things ……just to make a couple of things. They were not made for anyone or any craft show. I just made them. I must say that my best work comes out when it is nothing in particular. Strange HUH!
What do you think? I really like it. I cannot take credit for it though. I drew my inspiration from this CARD found on Splitcoast Stampers.
I made the pocket the same size as a regular card and chose the colour combo from the Colour Coach. I hope you like it!
Well, I’m sore, tired and dire need of an awesome foot massage but I had an absolute blast at the “Christmas in the Country” Craft Show. I took heaps of pictures of my own stall and I thought I would share them with you all!
So what do you think? Some pretty cute stuff there hey! The notebooks were a huge hit. I sold all the ones I made and that was 13 of them! They just walked out. So did the pre-packaged birds they were very popular and I only came home with about three packets. I started with around 30-40 of them. All the Christmas Compendiums were popular of course and so were the Ferrero Rocher gift cards. These photos were taken Friday morning after opening night. A lot of my goodies went the first night so on Friday and Saturday I sat behind that table and made even more goodies. In the end it was going faster than I could make them! LOL! Don’t you just love that!
Anyway I am on my way to a BBQ tonight so I best get ready!
Have we got some news for you or what!!! and it’s all fabulous!! LOL!
To start off the Inkspirations have a new home….yep that’s right…..Inkspiration Challenges now has its own blog. So if you want to see the new challenge, check out the DT’s gorgeous creations and submit your creation to the challenge……… you can do it all HERE (make sure you save it to your favourites)
Another HUGE announcement is our new Design Team. We have six new members and they are divine stampers and crafters and you will fall in love with them all! I know I already have.
Well tomorrow night is the start of the big craft show that happens here in Gatton every year! It an awesome event and I am so excited! Can you tell?! LOL! I did want to pop on here and show you something I made for the event and it would have to be my favourite piece!
What do you think?
Isn’t that candle scrumptious looking?
Unfortunately I cannot hang round and chat! I have heaps more to do before tomorrow!