Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Thinking of you orchid bridge fold card - International Blog Highlight



It's time for another of Kylie Bertucci's International blog highlights. The theme this month is Sympathy. You can view all the entries and (if you feel so inclined) vote for me here. I wanted to make a card that could be displayed. I have used Bronwyn Eastley's Window Box Bridge Fold Card tutorial to make this card. A card and flower box all in one!


This card fold has great depth, but it folds flat to fit into an envelope. For this card you do need to make a custom envelope but I think it is worth it.


I have used Shimmery White cardstock and gold elements (embossing powder, gold foil, ribbon) for an elegant card to show someone how much you are thinking of them.


The Wood Textures DSP added a nice break between the Basic Black and Shimmery White cardstocks.


I hope you enjoy looking at all of the entries. If you liked mine I would appreciate the vote.

Lou
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge #17 Blog Hop


Welcome back to another Colour INKspiration challenge. We have some beautiful spring colours for you. Spring has sprung here in Australia so these are the perfect colours to celebrate.


My Stampin' Up! order arrived just as I was having a coffee and pondering what to make for this challenge. Talk about good timing! Inside was the Tags and Trimmings bundle. Coffee drunk, idea percolated! I have made a special easel card using Bronwyn Eastley's Coffee Cafe Easel Card tutorial. The tutorial has a neat trick for making easel cards using die cut shapes. Once you have mastered it you can use it with other sets like I have done here.


I am so glad I got this bundle. Right up my alley - lots of bits and pieces plus lots of scope for projects. I thought the colour scheme for our challenge would be perfect for a fun, vibrant stocking.


It was such a windy day today - not ideal for taking photos of easel cards! Some of them became action shots!

 How cute is that pom pom trim? And the stitched detail?


I love this sentiment. The words, the font - perfect! But what is inside you ask?


Well..... there is a sneaky pocket that hides a gift card.


The gift card is held in place with some ribbon and a piece of stamped cardstock. My nephew and niece often put gift cards on their wishlist so I thought this design would be a fun way to 'wrap' my present.


I know I will be using this bundle a lot. So many ideas and so little time as usual!

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have 12 days from today to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Next up we have my beautiful friend Kelly Kent. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!

Lou


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