Monthly Archives: April 2013

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Inkspirational EOTWE #17

I’m back today to share some extra inspiration for this weeks Inkspirational Challenge which is a Sketch Challenge.

There is still a couple of days to play along so get creating an upload your photo.

Here is this weeks challenge picture.

As soon as I saw this Sketch picture I knew what stamp set I was going to use.

Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Flowering Flourishes’.

This is what I ended up creating.

I’ve used some more of that ‘discontinuing’ Riding Hood Red and this time chosen my colour combination using the Colour Coach.

Colours are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze (also being discontinued) and So Saffron with some Very Vanilla.

It was my first time using the Scallop Trim Corner Punch with the Scallop Trim Edge Punch so I had a little play first to make sure I could create my rectangular piece.

I muffed up a few but finally got there.

I’m really happy with how this turned out.

Supplies: (All items Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Wonderful Mother
Card: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Subtles Pattern Stack
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze & So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Trim Edge & Corner Punches, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Hop on over to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you.

Inkspirational Challenge #16

It’s time for a new challenge over at Inkspirational and this week is a CASE Challenge.

I’ve gone with some retired DSP “Timeless Portrait” for my card today.

I chose this as Riding Hood Red is being discontinued from Stampin’ Up! at the end of the current catalogue, 30th June, so I wanted to use up some of my Riding Hood Red cardstock.

It was also good to use up some of that retired paper that I always end up with. I don’t have much of this one so that’s good. Now I have a little less.

For my sentiment I’ve used the ‘Thanks’ from Kindness Matters and I’ve stamped it inside a ‘Four Frames’ image.

I’ve punched out the ‘Four Frames’ image with the Decorative Label Punch and then created an additional layer to mat in Riding Hood Red by punching out 2, cutting them in half (one on long side and the other on short side) and then layered them on the back.

A bow made using Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon to finish off.

Supplies: (All items from Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Four Frames, Kindness Matters
Card: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Timeless Portrait DSP (retired)
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Pop on over to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you.

To You From Me……


It’s time for a new challenge over at ABC Challenges and this time it’s ‘L for Lovely Lace’.

Our sponsor for this challenge is My Favorite Things.

They have a wonderful array of Dies and Stamps and I’ve used one of their lovely images for my card today.

I’ve stamped my image with Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-Press It Blending Card.

My image has been coloured with Copic Markers.

The colours I’ve used are: Hair – E47, E44, E43 & E42; Skin – E0000, E000, E00 & R20 +R22 for lips;

Dress, Ribbons & Shoes – R85, R83, R81 & R0000; Flower & Dress Trim – Y15, Y11, Y0000, YR24, YR23, YR21, YR20, YG97, YG95 & YG93;

Pot – E97, E95 & E93.

I’ve also decorated the inside of my card.

and here’s a close up of my main image.

Supplies: (All SU unless specified otherwise)
Stamps: Best Yet (Retired SU), Main image (My Favorite Things)
Card: Always Artichoke, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Pattern Stacks – Neutrals & Regals, X-Press It Blending Card (Non-SU)
Ink: Always Artichoke
Accessories: Crochet Trim, Basic Jewels – Pearls, Big Shot,  Nestabilities – Lacey Circles, Small & Large Circles (Spellbinders).

Don’t forget to stop by ABC Challenges and see what the rest of the Design Team have created to inspire you with our ‘L for Lovely Lace’ theme.