Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Colour INKspiration Challenge #28 Blog Hop

Yep! Another fortnight has rolled around again and it is time for another Colour INKspiration challenge. Whether you are starting with me or have just hopped over from seeing Jackie's fun, fun, fun card, you are bound to get lots of inspiration with these gorgeous colours.

I must admit I struggled at first. The ink pads sat forlornly on my desk for days begging me to get some inspiration. As soon as I made this flower basket card I knew that I just had to turn it into a cake. Of course!

I have used Bronwyn Eastley's fabulous Child of Bethlehem Pop-up Z fold card tutorial to make it and just put a LouSpin on it! When you open up the card the 'cake' pops out.

This card is for someone special to me who is turning 14. Hopefully she will be ecstatic rather than embarrassed with this glittery creation! Could go either way I guess. 14 candles for the 14 year old!

The Birthday Wit stamp set is such a fun set. I love that you can stamp the image in a few different colours, fussy cut and raise on dimensionals for a bit of drama. Or is the drama the 'icing'? Shimmery White embossing paste with a drop of Sweet Sugarplum reinker slapped on added the perfect background.

A card fit for display! We have been having torrential rain at the moment. It has definitely been the Sunshineless Coast! Not sure if you can see the lightning strikes in the background but let's just say that these pics are as good as I can get at the moment. I've added some streamers with the coloured embossing paste and the Sweet Soiree Decorative Mask.

I always overestimate how much embossing paste I will need so I had heaps to decorate the back of the card......

..... and the envelope too!

I have not ever thought to put these colours together but I was pleasantly surprised how this turned out. As soon as I changed the proportions and used less Soft Suede I was much happier with the look.

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. You can also use neutrals such as white, black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake and Metallics. 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 Rachel. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


PS - To celebrate the launch of our new online stamping modules, Kelly and I are giving away one registration for Module One. All you have to do is be a first-time entrant to the Colour INKspiration challenge, mention that in your entry post and you will go into the draw.

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Monday, 26 February 2018

Introducing Stamp In Confidence!

Hi Everyone. I am so thrilled to be launching Stamp In Confidence with my good friend, the uber talented Kelly Kent. We have designed a series of online class modules to give novice and developing stampers the skills and confidence to produce fabulous unique creations.

You can read more about the online class modules here. Module One is now open for registration with the content due for release Mid March.

Make sure you take a look! To keep up to date you can subscribe by email over on the Stamp In Confidence blog or you can 'like' our Facebook page.


Sunday, 25 February 2018

ESAD Sale-a-bration blog hop - February 2018

Hi Everyone. Welcome back for another ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) blog hop. For this hop we will all be showing you some of the fabulous products from the Sale-a-bration Catalogue. These products are extra special because they are all ones you can get for free with qualifying orders until the end of March. And let's face it - we all love a freebie!

There has been a second round of Sale-a-bration products released. So much choice! One of  my favourites is the new Basket Weave Dynamic Textures Embossing Folder. It comes in a bundle with the Blossoming Basket stamp set. The really great thing about this embossing folder is that it will be in the next catalogue for sale - and you can get it for free now!

I needed to make a special birthday card this week so I teamed the Basket Weave embossing folder with another Sale-a-bration product - the Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack - to make this no-stamping card. I have used Bronwyn Eastley's fabulous Child of Bethlehem Pop-up Z fold card tutorial to make it. So here is my version.

I had fun with this. Once I got over the fact that I was chopping into my Memories & More cards, there was no stopping me! This year I am determined to use my pretty things and not hoard them! The cards in this pack are gorgeous and are not just for memory keeping. I have used a smaller card for the front with a few extra fussy cut flowers, raised with dimensionals.

The box of flowers has lots of fussy cut images arranged at different heights. I used the Wood Crate framelit in a different way to create the box. I didn't want the slats, so I die cut from scrap, then traced around the outside and cut and scored with my trimmer. I love how much depth the Basket Weave embossing folder gives. A cute tag and some gorgeous Berry Burst Metallic Edge Ribbon were the perfect finishing touches. For some contrast, I have used the Simple Stripes Embossing Folder on the back 'wall'.

This is not the best shot, but I wanted you to see the z fold from the top.

I've added a message panel on the back using another card from the set. I was spoilt for choice!

My good friend Kelly Kent had a post a few weeks ago about using the Memories & More cards to decorate envelopes. It is the perfect way to coordinate everything! Oh and just looks so pretty.

The great thing about this card fold is that if folds flat to fit into a standard C6 envelope. 

Make sure you hop around to see all of the fabulous projects using Sale-a-bration products. Next up is the talented Sandra Mastello. Wonder what she has in store for us?


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1. Lou Kitzelman  - You are here!

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