Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Global Design Project #GDP070

I haven't done a Global Design Project Challenge for a while so I thought I would jump on in this week.

I saw the sketch and I thought hmmmm I have an idea - Faux Paper Dipping

I like this maybe I might have to do a few more as it was a pretty cool technique.

  • Stamps: Avant Garden
  • Card:  Whisper White, Watercolour and Silver Glimmer paper
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Cherry Cobbler and Rich Razzleberry
  • Tools: Aquapainter and watercolour pencils
  • Embellishments:  Silver Metallic Enamel Shapes, Silver Metallic Thread, wink of stella and dimensionals
  • #GDP070
To visit the other projects visit

Sunday, 15 January 2017

CASEing the Catty Challenge CTC111

Now into the second week of caseing the catty.

This is the current challenge, I really enjoyed playing along with the first challenge.

This is gorgeous and so open to the imagination! 
You can case the layout, the colours the stampsets, anything so what are you waiting for??

To look at the hop you can start with the gorgeous Kelly Kent and hop around from her challenge.

Or if you wish to join in the facebook challenge then request join the group -

Here is my card which I cased the layout of the card on page 5 of saleabration and the flower on page 10.

Super gorgeous I am loving having a bit of a colour in! This is one of my cards going out for #imbringingbirthdaysback

  • Stamps: Senitment from Avant Garden
  • Ink:  Memento & Melon Mambo
  • Card: Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Inside the lines DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Circle Framelit with the bigshot machine, Watercolour pencils in Melon Mambo and Old Olive, Sponge dauber and blender pen
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Pearls, Lace Doiley, Very Vanilla Lace Trim and Burlap Ribbon

Colour INKspiration Challenge #01

Here we are the first challenge for the Colour INKspiration crew!

This is the challenge 

Super super pretty and indeed a challenge!!

Here is the girls hop with it starting with the talented Bronwyn Eastley

This is another challenge where you can request to join the facebook page and upload your creations-

This is my creation... I was away this week and I had it in my mind so I had to get straight into the craft room to see if it would work.... I thought its not really a challenge unless you try to use ALL the colours.. so I did.

I love this! It is actually the first time that I have inked up my beautiful you stampset..
It definitely won't be the last.

I stamped the background with all the colours using the smaller paint swish from the set.
The lady was stamped off in So Saffron then stamped on the watercolour paper so it was very light. I then used an aqua painter to colour her in with all the colours. Isn't she so soft and subtle?
  • Stamps: Beautiful You
  • Ink:  Memento, Peekaboo Peach, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride and Sweet Sugarplum
  • Card: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Silver Glimmer and Watercolour
  • Tools: Stitched Square Framelit with the bigshot and an aquapainter
  • Embelishments: Rhinestones

Friday, 13 January 2017

CASEing the Catty challenge CTC110

The CASEing the catty crew has opened up a facebook page and included everyone to join them in their challenges. 

They do a blog hop each fortnight and this is the current challenge

This is gorgeous and so open to the imagination! 
You can case the layout, the colours the stampsets, anything so what are you waiting for??

To look at the hop you can start with Bronwyn Eastley and hop around from her challenge.

Or if you wish to join in the facebook challenge then request join the group -

Here is my card which I cased from the box that is on page 7. 
I turned it into a card and used the Party Animals stampset.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out and it went straight in to the mail to a very special person who hasn't been all that well and it was her birthday today.

  • Stamps: Balloon Adventure
  • Ink:  Memento
  • Card: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Whisper White
  • Tools: Bermuda Bay, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Markers, Stitched Circle framelits with the bigshot machine and Candle Border Punch
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals and Basic Black Thick Bakers Twine

Sunday, 8 January 2017

ESAD 2017 Occasions & Saleabration Catalogue Blog Hop

Welcome from the ever so talented Kelly's blog.

I saw this stampset in the catalogue and immediately had an idea with it. I went along to another demo friends Pizza and Papercraft night in mid December and made these....

 Girl Version

Boy Version

  • Stamps: Moon Baby
  • Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Memento
  • Card: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky, Pool Party, clear window sheet, whisper white and watercolour
  • Tools: Layering Circle Framelits & Lucky Stars Embossing folder with the Bigshot, aqua painter
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals  

Another project I started while out and about this particular night was this using the new succulents bundle.

It looks lovely just plain on its own

Or with a 4 x 6 family picture in the middle matted with the sweet sugarplum.
(sorry about the picture I couldn't find a nice one by the time I decided to add one in)

I think the succulents look gorgeous in a frame.

  • Stamps: Oh So Succulent
  • Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink
  • Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum and Succulent Garden DSP
  • Tools: Succulent Framelits with the bigshot machine
Next on the hop is Peta, I am sure she will stun you with some amazing projects.


6. NicoleWilson    YOU ARE HERE!
7. Peta Stephen

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

The most exciting time of the year - Saleabration!!!!

Hello everyone. 
Today is the most exciting time of the year for me - SALEABRATION!!  
For every $90 you spend you get to choose an item from this catalogue

Click on the picture to see the great amount of beautiful FREEBIES!!

Coinciding with today is the awesome Occasions Catalogue in which I was lucky enough to receive some beautiful product to make samples with at Onstage Live in Brisbane in early November. 
I love everything about this brilliant catalogue

Click on the image to see the gorgeous products available 

There are some items from the recent Holiday Catalogue that were so popular that they are carrying over for a time and can still be purchased, check them out here

But the fun and excitement does not stop there - HOST a party (or spend $400 yourself) and there are even more rewards! an extra $40 on the hostess rewards on top of the current ones. 
That is something to saleabrate!!


Here is something that I whipped up for a friends engagement the other day using some of the new products available from the occasions catalogue

While I was at it her gorgeous little girl had a birthday so I made her a card too

Another awesome thing about SALEABRATION is if you join my team (The Inkypinks) you also get to choose TWO extra free stampsets to add to your kit!! WOW!! It truly is the best time of the year to join.

You can join as a hobby demonstrator to get yourself a nice little discount or make it into your full time job... 
The choice is yours.  
The bonus is that if you can not continue with it... there are no exit fees!!

What are you waiting for???

Monday, 2 January 2017

Pre Colour INKspiration sample

Hi Everyone - There is a new facebook group called Colour INKspiration that 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.
This is what is going to happen - 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. The 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!

this is what the facebook page header looks like

We did a pre-challenge with the following swatch
 Very pretty

 This is the card that I came up with the colours above

It is my official play with the new Hey Chick set that will be a FREEBIE during Saleabration
(starting on the 4th of January)

  • Stamps: Hey Chick
  • Ink: Stayz On, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay and Mint Macaron
  • Card: Whisper White, Watercolour, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and Cupcakes & Carousels DSP paper stack
  • Tools: Aqua Pen, Layering Ovals and Stitched Ovals Framelits with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, In Colour Doileys, Daffodil Delight Enamel Dots & Wink of Stella
 I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with :-)