Inkspirations Challenge #84

Hey everyone!

It’s colour challenge time and this ones a doozy!! I was completely stumped with them and had a couple attempts at it. Of course these other attempts will never see the light of day! LOL! I do like the end result though.

A funky little ensemble, dont you think? Quite a while ago in Stampin’ Up!’s Impression Magazine {only available to demonstrators}, they shared a technique with us, which I have finally got round to doing! LOL! It was about mixing two different coloured embossing powders to give a very different look! The magazine showed us Black and white mixed together and was quite impressive. I did however want the Concord Crush showing through the embossing and opted to mix Clear and Silver.

Here’s a closer look

Gives quite a different look doesn’t it? I might have a go at mixing some other colours and see what happens!

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the DT and link your creation over at the Inkspiration Challenge Blog

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Inkspiration Challenge #83

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It’s Inkspiration time!

I received my preorder yesterday so this was the perfect time to crack some new ink and stamps open. I even thought I would make a Christmas card. Very unusual for me as I always do those cards closer to the event. You know me….I’m a last kinda minute girl! LOL!

Anyway here is the sketch

and of course my creation

They are definitely not Christmas colours are they?! But I must say they are Merry and BRIGHT!!!

I have now given you a sneak peek into one Stamp set and three new colours. Aren’t they lush? I might even have more to show later.

Check out the rest of the DT over at the Inkpsirations Challenge Blog and don’t forget to submit your design!

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Are you owled out yet??

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Today I received my preorder…OMG!!! I am super excited about it. I have ideas that I want to put into use straight away but I don’t think that will be possible because there are too many floating around my head. Oh well! One at a time should do it.

I haven’t had a play yet though because as soon as my boxes arrived I had to hop off to Toowoomba with my friend Sandy for her Wedding Dress fitting. I am so excited for her, and oh my she looked gorgeous!!! But it’s all hush-hush, so I have no pics for you. My daughter Akayla will be her flower girl and she is super excited about that. She loves dressing up as a princess. So be ready to be bombarded with gorgeous pics of my girl late September.

While out we also went to Officeworks to bind my new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. It is divine ladies….wait til you see it. A bit off subject but while there I picked up a real bargain. They had a huge lolly like dispenser but instead full of different clips, mini fluro pens, animal rubber bands and so forth. You could fill up a plastic container for $4.99 It was great! They had these super cute magnet clips and I got two containers full. LOL! I will have a play with them and show you the results, but I see them as something really useful, not to mention cute!

Okay so I have something to show you all! I told you I have been playing with the owl punch, so here are the results

Aren’t they adorable? As you can see I made some pirates, cowboys/farmer, pigs, sheep, cows and just some pretty girl owls! LOL!

Here’s a close up of my favourite one. The pirate peg leg captain.

These are all packaged up ready for the Craft show I am attending in Gatton in November. I have so much I want to do, I hope I get it all done.

So I best get off of here and do some more.

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The Owl and the Pinwheel!

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Gee I hope I pick up my game with the blogging soon. I have been creating some pretty cute and cool stuff with the owl punch. Gee what took me so long to play with this awesome, quite versatile tool?! I know what you’re thinking……she said versatile!! what is wrong with her? Can’t she see that it just punches out owls????! Stupid woman!

Well I will have to show you what I have been creating with it tomorrow!

But first I will show you a project we had this week at my workshops.

Isn’t she just the cutest??? It’s probably why I haven’t stopped playing with the punch, lol! I’m likin’ the pinwheels at the moment too. I’m not quite sure what made me put them togetether…LOL! But the owl looks cute holding the pinwheel!

Oh well best be off to make more things with this owl punch!

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Inkspiration Challenge #82

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It’s Inkspirations time! A colour challenge too. I love this combo, you may remember my last play with it. I used the Morning Cup SS, did a little watercolouring as well. Hhmmmm I might pull that set out and have a play! LOL!

Here’s the colours

and here’s my card

I have been seeing quite a few pinwheels about lately, so I decided to have a play making my own. They are so easy to create, and also so darn cute!!! I made another project as well with them and the girls made it at our workshop. I will show that another day. It also has the ruffled scallops. I think they are also the cutest! LOL!

Anyway be sure to check out the rest of the DT and submit your creation over at the Inkspiration Challenge Blog

Oh and one more thing, I have a pic of my boys I have to share

We were visiting my parents and they were playing together on the trampoline. I love these brotherly shots. Super Cute!!

I just remembered I also promised you a pic of my son at Mopar Sunday as well….lol

He is standing beside his favourite car of the whole show, the Dodge Superbee. This is the one he wanted to buy, and as luck would have it, it was for sale! Pity we didn’t have the $32000!  LOL!

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Inkspirations Challenge #81

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I bet you all think I dropped off the face of the planet! LOL! In a way I did. I have had sick kids home from school, 72 meters of 6ft fence to build, children’s parties to attend, tax appointments to keep, a hubby’s BBQ birthday to organise, workshops to hold and not to mention the usual day-to-day running of a four children household. All this just after I said I would be blogging more regularly. I have also had a lack of mojo, this certainly doesn’t help and I even missed last weeks Inkspiration Challenge. I do hope things slow down soon. I need a time out! LOL!

Anyway this weeks challenge is a sketch challenge.

and my submission

I love this stamp set. It doesn’t look it but there is a lot of paper piecing going on here. I spent all day yesterday getting that little panel together and then late last night I misplaced it. I nearly cried! LOL! I eventually found it and finished the card this morning, so I am not completely happy with the end result as I rushed it so I could have it uploaded. I had grand plans but ended up simplifying it. Oh well maybe next time I won’t leave it to the last minute.

Don’t forget to go to the Inkspirations Challenge Blog and check out the rest of the DT and to link your creation.

I do have something else to do as you all might remember I said I would give my last challenges’ card away to a subscriber to celebrate the amount of subscribers I have. I went to Random Number picker and the number 79 came up, which I thought was fitting considering it was Challenge #79. So after going through all the subcriptions #79 belonged to

Nicole Derendorf.

So I will send the card to Nicole as soon as I get her details! Talk soon girlfriend.

I have one more thing to share. It’s a photo of my boy Darcy with his new toy.

He absolutely loves it! He loves anything “car” He went to Mopar Sunday at Willowbank Raceway on the weekend and had an absolute blast. He totally loves Dodges, in particular the Dodge Superbee and the ’69 Dodge Charger. When he came across one he would tell his dad to take a photo of him with it. Very cute. He did impress some owners with his knowledge and let him sit inside their pristine show quality cars. He was in seventh heaven I can assure you. I have some photos of the day and I will share them with you next time.

Oh well have heaps more to do so I best get to it!

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