Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Colour INKspiration #14


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1600 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
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.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have hopped from Tanya Bell's page


I have hardly used this set so I pulled it out and thought hmmm a Baby card but for a girl who isn't too much of a girly girl

This is how it looks


The bear image was stamped off once for the background and for the two other stamps I just used the Smoky Slate first generation stamped for both images.

Great for a lady who has just had a little girl and not really into too much pinkish colouring.

I thought I was going to be a bit clever and I tried colouring the embossing paste and dabbing it over the original bear that I stamped to give  it the texture of fur....... what a disaster that turned out to be oooopss!!

  • Stamps: Baby Bear
  • Ink: Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy
  • Card: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Rich Razzleberry and Night of Navy
  • Tools: Sweet and Sassy Framelits & Softly Falling Folder with the bigshot (I also ran the foam roller with a slight bit of Rich Razzleberry over the folder and pressed over the background)
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals and a touch of wink of stella

https://thepaperandstampaddict.com.au/2017/07/26/ci14/





Jump on over to Rebecca to see her creation with these great colours!

Monday, 17 July 2017

What Will You Stamp? #WWYS125


What Will you Stamp Challenge number 125.

I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!



This weeks set is Cool Treats!
Well this is truly a challenge for me as I was lucky to have had a play with it and to use it for my onstage display board cards in November last year!

What could I do with this that I hadn't already done??

Here is what I came up with


One card you will always need lots of is most definitely a birthday card!

I made the background with the small icecream framelits and then stamped and cut out the main coloured Icecream.

A touch of ribbon finished this card off.

  • Stamps: Cool Treats
  • Ink:  Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie
  • Card: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight and Berry Burst
  • Tools: Stiched Framelits and Frozen Treats framelits with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, wink of stella & Berry Burst 1/2" finely woven ribbon 


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Colour INKspiration #13


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1600 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
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.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have hopped on over from the ever so gorgeous Elizabeth


These colours are super pretty and one of my new faves is amongst it too.....
Lemon Lime Twist!!




I just received this set in the post on Friday so I thought I would pull it out to make this card.
The flowers were paper pieced together using a pop of the lemon lime twist in the centres.
The background I cut a stencil from the Eclectic Layers and used the Embossing Paste coloured with the Sweet Sugarplum ink for a bit of texture to the card.

You can never have too many birthday cards on hand......
  • Stamps: Oh So Eclectic and sentiment from Number of Years
  • Ink: Fresh Fig, Wild Wasabi and Sweet Sugarplum
  • Card: Fresh Fig, Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Lemon Lime Twist and Wood Textures DSP stack
  • Tools: Eclectic Layers Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Embossing Paste and Iridescent Sequins



http://stampingt.com.au/blog/?p=53026




Up next is the super talented Tanya

Monday, 10 July 2017

What will you Stamp? 124 #WWYS124


What Will you Stamp Challenge number 124.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!


This week is Daisy Delight and it is such an amazing set that the punch is on backorder!

One of my friends has just had a birthday so I thought I would make her a card using this weeks challenge set.


The new Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper is amazing on this side stepper card.



I stamped off the background image on the smaller daisy flower to get a toned down look.

I really love the way it looks and I am pretty sure my friend loved it too!!
Happy birthday Mel :-)


  • Stamps: Daisy Delight, Number of Years, Oh So Eclectic and sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet
  • Ink:  Berry Burst and Old Olive
  • Card: Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Berry Burst and Old Olive
  • Tools: Daisy Punch, Eclectic Layers Framelits and large numbers Framelits with the Bigshot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Berry Burst 1/2" finely woven ribbon and Clear Faceted Gems


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Favourites from the 2017/18 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue Blog Hop!



Welcome to yet another wonderful ESAD blog hop! I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators and I hope that you enjoy all our favourite products in our new and amazing annual catalogue.

You have come from the clever Josie's page




I am loving the Daisy bundle (along with everyone else) and I really need to do another shop and get myself some more goodies but I would like to show a 3D mini album that my girls made recently in class.



It was a simple fun class and I found the tutorial on you tube by Anna Komenda


Here are a variety of the albums.


Open to show the pages


Here I have opened the album and held up the pages to show how many there are and they are double sided too so you can decorate both front and back.
Now I need to finish them off with some photos and embellishments.

(I stamped the front Daisy in Wisteria Wonder as there is a colour in the main picture that looks exactly like it. Wisteria is not listed as one of the colours on the DSP pack.)

  • Stamps: Delightful Daisy
  • Ink:  Wisteria Wonder and Old Olive
  • Card: For Main image, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Emerald Envy and Delightful Daisy DSP
  • Tools: Daisy Punch, Stitched Framelits (circles) with the bigshot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, magnets, Clear Faceted Gems and various Stampin' Up! ribbons

    Next up is the amazing Carolina 



    https://studioevans.blogspot.com.au/2017/07/new-catalogue-favourites-esad-blog-hop.html


    Blog hop participants:
    2. Nicole Wilson YOU ARE HERE!

    Monday, 3 July 2017

    What Will You Stamp 123? #WWYS123


    What Will you Stamp Challenge number 123.
    I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
    I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

    This weeks set the Happy Birthday Gorgeous!




    Well I didn't use it for a birthday at all this week.... I used the images for a sympathy card.
    Sadly one of my besties father passed away so I had to make her a card.

    It is still very pretty


    The little roses from the set are just beautiful as a border around the main sentiment.

    Layering simple ovals makes it an effective centrepiece on this card.
    • Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous and the sentiment from Rose Wonder
    • Ink:  Calypso Coral and Old Olive
    • Card: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White and Petal Garden DSP stack
    • Tools: Layered Leaves Embossing folder, Layering Ovals and Stitched Framelits with the Bigshot
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Copper Trim Ribbon


    To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

    Wednesday, 28 June 2017

    Colour INKspiration #12


    What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
    Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
    I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
     Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1500 members and see what it’s all about.

    Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
    The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
    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.
    Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
    If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

    You have hopped on over from Denita whose work is amazing!!

    I missed last fortnights challenge as I was in Bali on holidays and wasn't sure if I was able to make any changes if anything went wrong with the hop!
    Boy I missed it!

    This time the challenge is awesome you can pick four or more colours (or the whole lot if you wish)



    So so many options with these colours!
    So its a challenge right?? I had to use all the colours!



    Here it is..... I will let you all in on a little secret this was a very last minute card...... I finished it at 11pm last night..

    I love it!

    It is made with simple layering of the scalloped coloured pieces onto a white piece of  card.
    I then stamped the little girl onto another piece of white in basic black and after cutting her silhouette out with the framelits that match, I glued her on the underside of the scallops. I chose not to colour her in as the white really pops out against the colour background.

    • Stamps: Birthday Delivery
    • Ink: Basic Black
    • Card: Whisper White, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Elegant Eggplant and Smoky Slate
    • Tools: Birthday Friends Framelits & the scallop out of Seasonal Layers Thinlits with the bigshot
    • Embelishments: Dimensionals & White Bakers twine



    https://handmadebyjuliaquinn.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/feathery-friends-for-colour.html






    Jump on over to Julia who I believe is another of the crew to have used all the colours!