Colour INKspiration Challenge #70 3rd Birthday Bash Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to a very special Colour INKspiration blog hop. Today is 3 years to the day that we launched on Facebook – 11th January 2017.  Over those 3 years we have shared so many great colour combinations for you to use so for this hop we thought we would all choose our favourite 3 Stampin' Up! colours and create something with them. Our theme is BIRTHDAYS - only seems right to celebrate this fab milestone! 

As you hop around to each crew member's blog you will find 22 great colour combinations. We'd love you choose your favourite 3 Stampin' Up! colours (or to use any of our colour combinations) and enter the challenge - details on how to enter are at the end of my post. Don't forget that neutrals and metallics are allowed as well. Because we know that you will love so many of our colour combination we are allowing you to enter as many times as you like.

I chose Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch as my 3 favourites. I seem to use them a lot and love them used together.
This colour combination is great to use for cards for males and teens but today I wanted to use them with some great new floral products to give a different way to use them. Who says poppies have to be red!

You can find all of the products used for this card by clicking this link. The Poppy Moments dies are fabulous for creating bold, striking cards, quickly! It is a touch hard to see in the pics but I have used a marker in Pineapple Punch and Coastal Cabana to colour the top die cuts. It makes them slightly darker and adds a bit of definition without having to use other colours.

This design is really simple. By die cutting out the centre panel, raising it up with dimesionals and placing it at an angle you immediately create a bit of interest. I've embossed the border with the gorgeous Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder. Don't you just love the texture!

The inside of the card gets some love too. I have used one of the labels from the Painted Labels dies to raise the sentiment. Why not!

Now of course this design could be replicated in lots of different colours. I have a cheeky confession. I made this card at the last minute and instead of faffing about with the placement of the leaves - I am sure you have been there, agonising over the placement of little details - I looked at the Mini catalogue for guidance. There is a card on the front cover that I used to help me. No need to reinvent the wheel - unless you are in a wheel inventing mood of course!

Don't forget to check out this link if you are interested in purchasing the supplies to make this card.

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 a whole month (until February 10th) 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 Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as 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 the amazing Jackie Noble. Make sure you check out her favourite colour combination. You will love it!


1.     Bronwyn Eastley
2.     Patrice Easton
3.     Nicole Wilson
4.     Narelle Farrugia
5.     Lou Kitzelman - that's me!
6.     Jackie Noble
7.     Julia Quinn
8.     Chloe Evans
9.     Denita Wright-Smee
10.  Kelly Kent
12.   Jan Clothier
13.   Cathy Pinchbeck
14.   Leonie Stuart
15.   Nikki Spencer  
16.   Rose Packer
17.   Tanya Bell  
18.   Rebecca Scurr
19.   Monique Fielder

To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.


  1. Gorgeous bold colour combination! The texture of that woven folder is great.

  2. Fabulou card Lou! The poppies look awesome in yellow! Kelly x

  3. Great colour combo Lou. Your card is so happy, you just can't help but smile when you looking at it. Its simply beautiful! TFS xx

  4. WOW! THis is amazing. The poppies are stand out awesome! Love these colour together and the white space makes them so much more dynamic and outstanding. Love love love

  5. Love your bold poppies, Lou. And that woven background adds even more gorgeous texture! Lovely. x

  6. I love this colour combo!! BB is one of my favourite colours. Thanks for the tip about using a marker to darken the card stock, I'm definitely using that.

  7. Lovely last minute non wheel reinventing card!! great colours Lou

  8. Oh my! Beautiful colours and card xx

  9. Such vibrant colours; totally stunning and gives a whole new look to the 'poppies'. Such a beautiful card.


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