Colour INKspiration – CI04

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Another fortnight has flown by and here we are at the next colour challenge for the Colour INKspiration blog hop. Welcome to you all, I hope you are enjoying all the amazing projects the design team has for you.

The colours for this fortnight are gorgeous – we have Delightful Dijon, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Crushed Curry.

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These set is definitely not my normal comfort zone, I almost bowed out for this one … eek! But I pulled myself together, reminded myself “this is a challenge” and “you can’t just play with your favourites all the time”! I did look a little silly shaking my pointer at myself!

Crushed Curry is a favourite of mine, so I challenged myself to keep this colour to a minimum. Instead focussing on Eggplant and Dijon. This is what I came up with…

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Using one of the stamps from the Delicate Details stamp set, a Sale-a-bration exclusive, I created a border across the top and left edge in Elegant Eggplant ink. Being photopolymer stamps, made it really easy to line up the design so they connect. Yes my stamp is stained, but I did take my time and it worked a treat!

I layered another piece of Whisper White on top and decorated that with some Delightful Dijon mini striped ribbon. I overlayed the ribbon with a scribble of the swirly kind and some flags. The Designer Series Paper flag is from the Moroccan collection, one is Crushed Curry and my sentiment is on Whisper White.

A funny thing with the sentiment… I wanted a small hello, but I didn’t have one on it’s own… well one this small anyway. This one is from the Beautiful Banner stamp set and the whole stamp reads “Hello, baby”, so I grabbed my Eggplant marker and inked up just the little part I needed.

I finished it off with one of those gorgeous little wooden hearts from the new Sending Love embellishment pack from the Occasions catalogue. The size worked really well with the width of the ribbon and the middle gap of the swirly scribble.

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For more INKspiration, hop on over to our resident SU Artisan Design team member for the South Pacific, Paula Dobson.

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This challenge is now open and closes Monday, March 6th at 7pm. To join in, head over to our facebook challenge group and upload a photo of your project using these colours (or very similar) or a link to your blog post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Sale-a-bration Update

Three more gorgeous Sale-a-bration goodies are available from today.  We have two new stamps sets and THE most yummiest glimmer paper pack ever. Just take a look.

Sale-a-bration – 2nd release

So these new items are available the same way all other Sale-a-bration items are – for every $90 (AUD) on any current product purchase you can choose one SAB item for free. These additional items are only while stocks last.

This is the time I stock up on my crafting necessities I know I’ll use throughout the year – things like all the different types of adhesives I like to use, Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp on, envelopes to go with my cards and of course blingy bits!! You can earn a SAB item or two and you’ve stocked up on your basics.

Here is a little card I made with my class students this month where we used two of the new items.

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Using the gorgeous little group of dragonflies from the Detailed Dragonfly thinlit dies set we punched out a set from the Sweet Sugarplum glimmer paper. They dressed up this card beautifully and we finished them off with a little bit more bling – a little rhinestone in the centre of each one.

The sentiment is from the Reverse Words stamp set. Here we inked up the Cheers stamp in Soft sky ink then using a sponge dauber we added some Bermuda Bay ink to the edges to create a circular ombre look. It’s a bit like the rock and roll technique. However with these stamps being an odd shape, applying the darker ink with a dauber allows you to apply it evenly around all the edges.

Want a close look at the new items? Download the flyer here.

Australian residents – Shop online here at my store and select your free item when you spend $90. Or you can contact me with your order and I’ll help you with it. As mentioned earlier these additional items are available while stocks last or until the end of Sale-a-bration, which is March 31st.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour Challenge – CYCI#147

So how did you like the Facebook entries for the Can You Case It? challenge last fortnight – so much easier to enter now isn’t it? We had a great response and hope this week will be even better with this next lot of amazing colours.

Here they are, a lovely selection from Kim of Red, Pink, Black and Silver.

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I kind of feel, these colours are very Valentinesy. Given that we just celebrated the day last week. Here is my card.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

I used the ever amazing So Detailed thinlit dies. I just love these intricate dies and the little tabs they have. It makes it so easy to wrap around cardstock, making it just that bit easier to fix them on securely to your project. But they are designed that way to make it super easy creating belly bands.

Here I have used the largest of the dies in that set on real red cardstock. I wrapped it around some Pink Pirouette and stuck them both to a Basic Black card base.

I created a little medallion using silver, red and black cardstock and those gorgeous Stitched Shapes Framelit dies. The sentiment “love” is from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. I finished off with a couple of those gorgeous little Metallic Enamel shapes – I used two of the hearts in the centre of the flowers.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! So Detailed thinlits

Visit the Can You Case I? Website for some creative inspiration from the amazing Design team. Then head over to the Facebook Challenge Group (Click “join group” if you haven’t already) and upload a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest board or Instagram post.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy belated Valentine’s Day

So I have a quick little share today. Yesterday was Valentine’s Day here in the land down under, but I couldn’t post this until today as I didn’t want to spoil the surprises. Yes – surprises – plural.

I organised a stamp session with my hubby and his mates, so that they could all make a card for their lovely wives. Valentine’s Day here in Australia is a little different from other parts of the world. It tends to be celebration more reserved for those with a significant other. Whereas other countries celebrate it with all their special loved ones. Interesting huh?

Anyway, here is the card they made.

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It was a simple card, I didn’t want to overwhelm them for their first go. I helped with the die cutting using the heart from the Sunshine Wishes thinlit die set. Mind you a couple of them where quite fascinated with the dies and Big Shot – LOL!

We finished off with a little bow – which they were none too happy about tying – and a touch of stamping – which can I say, they all did perfectly!!

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Sunshine Wishes

Now… I may have bribed them with some beers, and potentially forgotten to mention what they would be doing, when I invited them over, but I think you can see by most of their smiles, all turned out well.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Colour INKspiration – CI03

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Here we are into the third Colour INKspiration challenge already – can you believe how quickly we are into the swing of these challenges! If you have joined me from the incredible Nikki, or if you are joining the hop here – welcome to you all.

This fortnight’s colours are just gorgeous…. take a look…

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They are Marina Mist, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Suede, Whisper White and Soft Sky.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like these colours, I create with them all the time. The Inspiration image is a beach theme and what I like to do at the beach is eat Ice Cream! Well… I like to eat ice cream all the time, but especially when at the beach. In Europe last year, I’m sure I ate Gelati and ice cream daily!

Here is my inspiration.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Cool Treats

Using the cool treats bundle I created lots of yummy snacks I wouldn’t mind devouring. Well… maybe not so much the blue ice cream… I tend to leave the Bubble-gum flavour for my 9yo!

What I really like about this set is all the cool pieces you get to create with. You can stamp and punch a range of yummy treats or you can punch them out with dies that create embossed textures too. Here on my card, the ice pole and waffle cone ice cream are stamped and punched. It’s a 2-step stamp set, which means it comes with all these cool pieces you can use to stamp over each other and create all those great little shadow effects effortlessly.

The die set also features dies that emboss at the same time as they cut. So my vanilla ice cream is created punch art style using different shaped ones from the set. But just look at that cone, the texture emboss gives it such an authentic look. I couldn’t forget my all time favourite chocolate sauce on top either!!

Here I have used some cone pieces to create a little bunting for some extra fun!

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I’ll be back with a Sundae soon enough and don’t worry I won’t forget the cherry on top either! In the meantime, hop over to my stamping friend Rebecca for some more incredible inspiration.

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I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Remember to join our Facebook group and load your image/blog link by Monday Feb 20.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Simple Balloon card

It’s been a little while since I’ve played along at a sketch challenge… or any challenge for that matter…. I need to do this more, they are so much fun. I like to play along with different ones to help get the creativity flowing.

Today, it’s about the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches – Love their simple clean elements, which helps me along as I can over do the layering at times.

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You might recognise this sketch, I used this to help inspire the creation for this fortnights Design team inspiration at Can You Case It? colour challenge.

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Today it’s the reverse, I have used these colours to inspire this creation. Here is my card for the challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Balloon Adventure

I used three different colours of card stock in the layer format of the sketch then overlayed a balloon to create a fun little card. Whilst this card is clean and simple (love that!!) I wanted some detail to add interest but not take over.

First, I wanted some detail on my coloured panels in the background. After adhering them to my cardbase, I stamped them with VersaMark ink. This allowed me to match the pattern across all three pieces, but in a soft way. I also added a little bow and some bling to the bottom of my balloon, for a touch of detail.

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Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Pretty Present – CYCI #146

The challenge colours this week over at Can You Case It? #146 are really cool. I wouldn’t have thought to put these together but don’t they look amazing together – Curry Yellow, Teal, Orange and Burgundy.

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The colours I used for this challenge are Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie and Cherry Cobbler.

 

 

 

I kept it pretty simple this week, but the colours just make it pop, so I don’t think it needed over doing.

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I used the gorgeous Stitched Shapes framelit dies for the base of my present. I just love the soft stitching detail these frame create. With a little Designer Series paper at the top and a plain strip of cardstock at the bottom, the present started coming together.

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What is a present without a bow?! Here, I have punched out using the bow die from the Balloon Pop Up thinlit dies, and finished it off with a metal rimmed pearl for a little detail.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. And now it’s even easier for you to join in. Can You Case It? has been in planning mode in between our fortnight challenges. We have been brainstorming ways to make it easier for you to join in on all the fun. Here is what we are trying out…

Get your creative inspiration from the amazing Design team on the Can You Case It? website.

After creating your project – Join the Challenge Group over on Facebook. You can enter the challenge by either uploading a photo of your project directly into the Album for this fortnights challenge. Or you can load a link to your blog or pinterest or Instagram post.

How cool and how easy is that now? So… off you go…. create and load your project by Saturday February 18th, Midday (AEDT).

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,
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Happy Lunar new year

Living in the western suburbs of Melbourne (Australia) means a large multi-cultural community. We have so many different cultures present and it’s really interesting to learn about, see and be part of the different celebrations that happen as part of them.

A large portion of our local community is from Asia meaning last weekend has been full of bright, vibrant celebrations as we welcomed in the Lunar New Year. I feel a bit lucky as we seem to have a month long celebrations, first with our Christmas and new year, then with the New Lunar year now to take us into the new school year. January is certainly isn’t a dull month.

To celebrate, my neighbours either side of us received these cards. Here I have made cards using the Lucky Elephant stamp in the Occasions catalogue. Whilst it might be the Year of the Rooster, a lucky elephant is still good Feng Shui.

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I heat embossed him in Gold and featured him on Real Red cardstock – very traditional colours in Asian culture. I used a retired “happy new year” stamp I had, for the sentiment.

I decided to add some bling in the form of ribbon, sequence and threads all in gold to compliment the red. I really do like that Sale-a-bration ribbon used as a base here. It comes as a two pack (gold and silver) and it’s free when you spend $90 or more on regular products. Sale-a-bration runs until March 30, feel free to shop online or contact me for more information.

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The little tag on top is made up from two separate stamps from the Birthday Bright stamp set. It’s a Photopolymer set which means they are a little bendy. Here I positioned two stamps together on my block and only used two of the three words. Such a handy little trick I’ve used many times.

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Colour INKspiration – CI02

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So I just discovered I really like this colour combination…. I haven’t used Wisteria Wonder in such a long time, there is no particular reason for this, other than being swept up by others.

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These colours for this fortnights Colour INKspiration challenge are gorgeous together… check them out.

The colours are Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Garden Green.

This time, I have used four of the Colours.

I’ve been playing with the amazing Window Box thinlit dies in recent weeks. There are many pieces that make up this set to adorn the delightful hexagon shaped box. I like the size of it too, it’s big enough to put a substantial gift in too. Complimenting some of the more mini sized gift box dies Stampin’ Up! already has.

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I’ve punched out my pieces to make the box from Wisteria Wonder cardstock. Before assembling it, I punched all my adorning elements. This time I have used the large hexagon piece on the top and the little birthday candles piece for the sides. After assembling my box, I finished it off with a little striped ribbon in Mint Macaron, the leaf is from the Botanical builders dies and the stamps are from the coordinating Window Shopping stamp set.

Simple but nice. Here I’ve popped in a large tea light for effect.

What I really like about this thinlit set is the way it’s been constructed. All the separate pieces work together so you can make a lovely gift box. But all the adorning pieces can be used to create all sorts of decorative elements for any of your projects. I’m sure I’ll be back with loads of projects using these elements. Today, I have made a simple card to match with my gift box.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Window Box Thinlit die

I used the birthday candles die and punched them out several times making a banner for the front of my card. With the help of some “strategically placed” gold foil and Whisper White and Garden Green cardstock, we have a lovely line of candles. I finished off the decorative element with some white bakers twine and echoed the lovely little flower from the top of my box. The “Happy Birthday” stamp is also from the Window Shopping stamp set. As it’s quite large, repeating it like this, makes for an interesting background.

The two together make a lovely complete package.

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For more INKspiration, hop over and visit with the amazing
Chloe Evans.

To join in on all the fun at Colour INKspiration over on our Facebook group.

 

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Celebrations a plenty – CYCI#145

Our next colour challenge over at Can You Case It? features some colours that I just love together – blue, purple, silver and white.

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I needed some celebratory cards this week and what better combination than Elegant Eggplant and Silver. I love them together and they usually remind me of times of celebration.

Here is my card.

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The lovely large star burst stamp from the Birthday Blast stamp set is back and here I’ve stamped it twice, rotating my card so that they sit upside down from each other making this lovely soft background. I added some silver detailing using a metallic foil doiley beneath the sentiment and those stars… well, remember my last card – the 40th birthday one with the star blast edgelit die? Those stars are the little pop outs from that die and I’ve used them up here.

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I’ve made two different cards using this design. The sentiments are different to cater for the purposes I need. The “celebrate you” comes from the same stamp set the background stamp – Birthday Blast. The “welcome” comes from another set called Vertical Garden. I just love the two sentiments in that set and I love the way they are created – the set has two sentiments, and both have two parts to them – one is the sentiment as you see below in purple but then it also has a shadow stamp to match making it super easy to create a drop shadow. So clever.

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I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. To join in, visit the Can You Case It? website for all the details. You have until Midday, Saturday February 4th, (AEDT) to enter.

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