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Colour Inkspiration #34

The latest challenge at Colour Inkspirations was a lovely mix of soft, almost gelato, colours.

These colours could make a fun card, or something more calming and reserved.  I love blending colours so that is where I started.  I created a circle template and blended Pool Party and Basic Grey to make a soft back ground for me to add a pop of colour.
I stamped the flowers from the Love What you Do set, in Daffodil Delight and added a touch of Calypso Coral as a highlight.  They really popped against the subtle background.

As the flowers were the "star of the show", I stamped the sentiment, from Petal Palette, in Basic Grey and mounted it, and the card front, onto Pool Party - both featuring in the blended circle.
I think it has made a lovely serene card.  I might go and try it in reverse now!!  Wonder how that will look!!?
Give it a try - with any combination, as there are so many that would look wonderful!
'Til next time Keep crafting

Daisy Delight

Having a play with the Daisy Delight bundle.  This comes with a Stamp set and a punch.  

The daisy punch will punch out your daisy image after stamping the flower details, or you can use it to punch out coloured card.
There have been some lovely things done with this punch. But rather than do the usual, I tried to create a different flower for this card.  I think it is more like a chrysanthemum bud.  What do you think??

To make the flowers, I punched two white and one coloured card - Berry Burst in this case.
I used my ink dauber and coloured just the tips of the petals including the sides - even on the coloured card. To make the petals roll up and curl, I put the daisy on a soft mat and used my stylus, with a ball end, to run down the centre of each petal - outside to the centre, pressing fairly firmly.   I loved watching the petals curl into the centre!

I then layered then - white, coloured, white making sure the centre one stayed very curled.  Make sure to place the daises so the petals fi…

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - CASEing Jessica Taylor

This week we are CASEing Jessica Taylor - number 118 globally!!!  Wow!!
Looking at her blog I can see why.  It is full of amazing information to help you get started, try new techniques and full of inspiration.
There was plenty to choose from to CASE  - I was spoilt for choice but I loved the look of this collection using a retired Sale-a-bration set.

I updated the look with the new Animal Outing set from the new catalogue (coming very soon!!!)

This set has some very cute animal images - the only one I didn't use was the Giraffe.

The Kangaroo has a little Koala in it's pouch - very cute and a nice tribute to us stampers down under!  I decided, as he had the little arm (?) sticking out, it was just right to hold a sign. I used the Petal passion paper as it has many black and white papers to choose from, and this reminded me of jungle vines.
The Rhino, not often thought as a cute, is just that, especially with the little bird perched on his horn.  The embossing folder reminded me of an…

Aussies who love Stampin' Up Challenge #004

Joining in on the Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Aussies who Love Stampin' Up was fun.  All you had to do was pick a line and make your card show casing the three elements.

There were a few I liked but I settled for the one down the centre - Girly, Stamp and Dry Embossing.

The Dry Embossing was using a folder from the Petal Passion suite.  It is beautiful floral border (covers the floral element too!!) which I ran down the centre of the card - which was Pink Pirouette (girly!) mounted on a new In Colour - Grapefruit Grove. My new stamps had yet to arrive, but the beautiful new DSP Garden Impression had, so I fussy cut the roses from the paper and added a stamped sentiment (from the Oh So Eclectic set).
Of course, a little bit of bling from a gold glitter die cut (Petal and More dies) to finish it off.
I am chuffed to say I made it as a finalist!!

Detailed Speciality DSP

Hey everyone,

Delicately Detailed Speciality DSP - what a mouthful! But what a beauty!
Read on to see what it is and how I used it.

The last Colour Inkspiration challenge was a lovely combo indeed!

This would look lovely on any type of card, depending on which colour you made a feature.
I had several ideas, but, as usual, as I get going the idea evolves and changes.
Originally I had been going to do a leafy border in white and gold with Navy sentiment.  Well, it certainly changed a lot from that!!
Check it out....

I used the new Delicately Detailed Speciality DSP - beautiful lace paper sheets and panels.
I cut out a strip carefully from one of the sheets and then coloured it Night of Navy.  

I did this by laying it on the ink pad and using the edge of my clear stamping block to press down into the ink - it was rather messy but the coverage was great!

I stamped the sentiment twice - once on white card in Night of Navy ink and once on Pink Piroutte using Versamark. I masking everything except the …

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Nadine Weiner

Blog hopping today with the Crazy Crafters and Nadine Weiner.
We had to CASE something from Nadines blog and WOW!  What a choice!
I think I have several designs, in reserve, to try at a later date.  
Check out her blog: And you will see just what I mean!
So the card I went with is this one:
I love the simplicity, and the black and white with a pop of colour.
Here's what I came up with........

I used Petal Passion DSP for the background.  There are a few black and white papers that I could have used from this pack. My pop of colour was Bermuda Bay - one of my favourites! - with Soft sky behind.

My "flowers" are from Eclectic Layers thinlits (they look a bit like broccolini!!). I left the top unattached to give a bit of dimension.
I popped them up on dimensionals and threaded the sentiment in behind. I mounted it on Bermuda Bay to tie it all together, leaving a slightly larger border - so I can see more of this yummy colour!!
Such a fresh looking card.

Just add ink challenge #406

Hi Everyone,
The challenge over at Just Add Ink #406 this week was a sketch.  Something different to get the creative juices flowing.

The design team had some fabulous ideas - it's amazing what people can create starting with the same inspiration.

I had my new Share What You Love paper sitting there staring at me.  I hadn't had a chance to play as it arrived just as I was heading overseas to celebrate a couple of momentous milestones with family.

I also had the new In colours ink and cardstock and was taken with the colour Grapefruit Grove.

Well, put it all together and this is what I ended up with - not what I originally started out doing!  Does that happen to you?  You have an idea and it, sort of, morphs into something else.  And I like the result even better than my original idea!

The card is Grapefruit Grove stamped with the same colour and using the small flowers and fern from the new Love What You Do stamp set.
I stamped the sentiment using Daisy Delight in Mint Macaron - so g…