Colour INKspiration – CI04


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.


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…

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Detailed Doilies, Swirly Scribbles

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.

Rose Packer, Creative Roses, Stampin' Up! Detailed Doilies, Swirly Scribbles

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


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,
What I used to make this:

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie – CYCI#133

Oi, Oi, Oi!

It’s the Australian version of a chant, mostly commonly heard at sporting event. It’s so famous, it’s become part of our culture…. our brand.


So when I saw this weeks colour challenge at
Can You Case It #133 I was more than a little excited!! This weeks colours are Australia’s sporting colours – Green and Gold! (Okay… well… close enough!)

I had to use this opportunity to be patriotic, especially with the Olympics currently happening in Rio. Have you been watching?

Here is my card – Oi, Congrats!

Rose Packer Creative Roses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Playful Backgrounds Thoughtful Banners

I used the largest of the swirls from the swirly scribble thinlit dies for the O and the I is from the Large Letter Framelit dies. I used these to create the Oi. [For my international friends, the word Oi is one of those multipurpose words where it can mean a few different things depending on the context. Most commonly, in Aussie slang, it is used as a way of getting someone’s attention –  a bit like calling out “hey” or “hey you”.]

So my card actually says – “Hey, Congrats” and is a salute to our athletes.

The stars are from the 2016-18 In-colour Enamel shapes. I used the Emerald Envy stars and assembled them in the formation of the Southern Cross constellation.

I can’t wait to see what you create with these colours. Looking forward to you playing along.

Until next time…. Stamp creatively,

P.S. if anyone knows a returning athlete and would like to give them this card, message me and I’ll post it to you so you can use it to give to them.

What I used to make this:

Swirly Lollipop [CYCI #126]

This must be one of the most exciting blog post I have created. It’s my first one as a member of the Design Team for the Can You Case It? papercraft challenges. So excited!

You may have seen some of my previous blog posts, where I have played along with their weekly challenges. Now I get to help inspire other crafters with my creations and inspire them to play along.

Can You Case It?


This weeks Challenge is a Dies challenge.

This is where you can use one of your favourite dies to create a any paper based project – card, framed art, anything you like that’s mainly paper based. The project needs to fit the criteria – you can read them here.





So here is my favourite die at the moment – Swirly Scribbles and I’ve made a lollipop.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles

I keep going back to these swirls, they are just so good to work with and the ideas keep coming every time I look at them. The funny thing is, they were not my first choice of product to order during our demonstrator pre-order time – yet here I am, completely in love with them.

Interested in how I made this?

  • I punched out my two swirly scribbles, the larger one is Flirty Flamingo (a light pink) and the smaller one is Peekaboo Peach (a light orange).
  • I then positioned them on my Whisper White cardstock to get a visual for where I wanted my ink colour to go.
  • Using darker shade of the same colour inks, I sponged until I was happy with how it looked under my die cuts. I started in the middle with some Pumpkin Pie (a dark orange) and then moved to the larger circle with some Melon Mambo (a brighter pink).
  • The sprinkles stamp, in the background, came from the Painters Palette stamp set.
  • To finish off my lollipop, I positioned my lollipop stick and secured it using the Fine Tip Glue pen.
  • The sentiment I propped up with a double helping of dimensionals for extra height. The words are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and coordinated Duet Banner punch.
  • Lastly, I made a big bow with some bakers twine.

So now it’s your turn!

I’d like to see your creations for this challenge. You can upload your project to either your own blog or to Facebook. If it’s Facebook, then be sure to edit the settings to that particular photo and set it to public so those who are not your “FB friends” can see it. If you have your own public Facebook page, then that’s great as most are set to public anyway.

Then visit the Can You Case It? website to enter your creation using the InLinkz linking tool at the bottom of the post. It’s really easy!   Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Water colour swirls

So here I am back with more swirly circles from the Swirly Scribbles thinlit die set. Yep, you guessed it… it’s my new fav.


Over at Can You Case It? [CYCI#124] challenges this week,
was this Water colour sketch challenge.





I did my water colouring and added in my sentiment, but I just couldn’t resist adding a little swirly circle or two. What do you think?

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

What I used to make this:

Swirly Scrap page

I just love the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies, there is so much you can do with them. I have been busy creating a number of projects with them recently and one of them is this scrap page.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Scrapbook

I don’t do a lot of scrapbooking. But I just loved the photos taken at the park this particular day and wanted to showcase them. I do that from time to time, displaying them about the house.

Both my kids love the swing. I think it has something to do with the wind in their hair. The wavy lines in this thinlit set reminds me of the swoosh sound when swinging happily along, so I thought it would make the perfect embellishments for such a project.

I used the new Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series paper for this page as it was perfect, the pink matched Little Miss’ leggings. It’s mostly a Black and White set of paper with one side of each design being only the two colours. The second side has just a Pop of pink (as the name suggests) or can be full pink, like the striped background used here.

I decorated with various dies from the thinlit set – the swirly circles, those wavy lines and even the little flowers at the top and bottom, which are finished with White Perfect Accents.

I just love how you can use Stampin’ Up! elements in so many ways, like here on a scrap page.

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,

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New Catalogue Inspiration

If you can imagine a happy excited little puppy dog scratching at the door as you arrive… you know the ones, they are so happy to see you they run around in circles not knowing what to do with themselves?

Well… that was me with my new stamps and accessories from Stampin’ Up! new 2016 Annual Catalogue. What do I create first?!! I was so excited and had so many ideas, I didn’t know where to start first! I now have an even bigger mess in my craft space and I really didn’t think that was possible!

So today’s blog post is a little different…. I have lots to share with you, in a “snip-it” kind of way. Then, over the coming weeks, I will revisit them in more detail for you. How does that sound?

1 – Happy Birthday Banners card. I just love that embossing folder, it comes in a set of two and both a gorgeous. I’ve used one of the new In Colours, Flirty Flamingo. The new Banner Duet punch is equally as awesome too.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Thoughtful Banners

2 – Thinking of You card. Mixing in new toys is always a good challenge. Here I have used the Thinking of You stamp from the Time of Year stamp set – it’s a host exclusive set and right now we have additional host $$ to earn – Check out the details here. The stamp is featured in the very yummy Copper Embossing powder.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Time of Year

3 – Best Friend Badge card. This was my first play with the new In Colours. I water coloured some colours, stamped some and used cardstock for others. The stamp set is Badges and Banners and there is a coordinating punch, Best Badge to go with it. They are available in a bundle, saving you 10%.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Badges and Banners

4 – Park time scrap page. I just love these photos of kids at the park taken earlier in the year and wanted to display them. Here I’ve used the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (as it went with Little Miss’ leggings!) and the Swirly Scribbles thinlit dies. The scribbly lines reminded me of the swoosh sound that swinging makes.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up! Swirly Scribbles Scrapbook

5 – Hello tags. I made this little display for my catalogue launch party recently. I made it to showcase the new In Colour collection.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up!

6 – Popstick Frame. We had one of our Parish Sisters retire after 60 years of service, just recently. I made this in her honour.

Rose Packer CreativeRoses Stampin' Up!

I hope you have enjoyed this little snap shot of Inspiration. I hope look forward to sharing more details about some of these projects in coming weeks. Stay tuned…

Until next time… Stamp Creatively,