Colour INKspiration #11

We’re 10 challenges down and I continue to be inspired & amazed by all the entries that you are contributing on our Facebook page each fortnight!

Are you ready for another???

Colour INKspiration #11 is blues & browns – and I can’t wait to see what you create!

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This one stumped me for a while – I don’t naturally use a lot of Marina Mist!

But, they don’t call it a challenge because it’s my favourites each week!

I was dazzled by the other cards the design team made – continue on the hop to see the amazing creations!!!

After quite a bit of paper pushing, this is what I came up with…

Colour INKspiration #11 | kelly kent

The longer it sat, the happier I was – just a clean & simple masculine card!

The Wood Textures DSP really helped me out on this one!  I love that DSP stack!


Did you spy the new embossing paste again?

I think I’m going to use this on every card for the next forever!!

Colour INKspiration #11 | kelly kent

Please join us with your card for this challenge.  All the action happens on our Facebook page – no blog required to participate with your gorgeous creation!

But if you have a blog, feel free to leave a link so that members of the group can visit you.

Next up on the crew’s blog hop is Jackie Noble over in New Zealand!  You’re going to love what she’s created!

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Colour INKspiration #10

Another amazing fortnight of challenge entries!

If you’re not already on our challenge page over on Facebook, join us to for wonderful ideas shared every day by crafters just like you!

It’s our 10th challenge this week – which is a wonderful achievement for Bronwyn Eastley and the Colour INKspiration team.

If you’re already on your way hopping, did you love what Denita made?  I always admire her creativity.


The colours for Colour INKspiration #10 are amazing {again} and will stretch the way in which you look at your crafting projects.

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Cajun Craze, Island Indigo, Smoky Slate and Delightful Dijon!

This is the last time the crew will play with Delightful Dijon as it’s set to retire next week.

Have you bought all the items you *need* from the retirement list?  Next week it’ll be all about the new catalogue!


When I first sat down to play with these colours, I was raiding Nanna Papercraft’s craft room while she’s on holidays.

I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but Delightful Dijon is an absolutely perfect colour for beer!

So, with the Mixed Drinks stamp set in my hand, this is what I created for Colour INKspiration #10….

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Lots of Island Indigo & Smoky Slate – because I love them!

Whisper White to break all those strong colours up (don’t forget you can use any neutral or metallic in your Colour INKspiration project).

Delightful Dijon – because it makes fantastic beer!

And just a touch of Cajun Craze for the sentiment to finish the challenge!


I’m not sure if you’ve looked at the Mixed Drinks stamp set (it’s awesome!)…

There’s only one beer mug?  How did I get it to ‘clink’ I hear you ask?!?

Colour INKspiration #10 | kelly kent

I used the reflection technique to flip it over.

Stamp in Versamark & emboss the beer mug as normal.

Then, stamp it again on Window Sheet.  Turn the window sheet upside down and very carefully (it’s slippery and wants to slide away from you producing a truly spectacular beer googles effect!) press down on the stamped image.  This will transfer it to the cardstock -as a mirror image.  Emboss as usual and colour both images with an Aqua Painter and Delightful Dijon ink.


I’ve also put a special touch on the inside.

If you’re going to send a beer themed card, you should probably send beer money…

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Personally, I’d rather stamping money… but I guess they don’t hold the same appeal for everyone!

Next up for some colourful inspiration is my gorgeous friend Lou Kitzelman

And join us on Facebook for the challenge.  It runs for three weeks, so plenty of time to get inky!


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Colour INKspiration #09

Hello & welcome!  It’s the second Colour INKspiration of the month – we run on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.

There’s a whole fortnight to play with this amazing colour combination…

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I know it’s going to challenge some and delight others.  But after seeing what you did with Colour INKspiration #8 and those moody brown & yellow tones, I’m so excited to see what designs this bring.

Make sure to follow this hop all the way through to see the amazing creations of the Colour INKspiration Crew.  I’m always honored to be part of such amazing design teams!

Find us on Facebook to play along too.


When I saw this colour theme, I did a quick survey of some crafty friends to see what came to mind for blue & red tones – and nautical was the winner!

Which gave me the perfect opportunity to use my High Tide stamp set from the Occasions catalogue.

High Tide stamp set | Images © Stampin' Up!

I’m delighted to share that this stamp set will appear in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, which starts 1st June.


I’ve been wanting to make a card that utilises a panel style.  I have no idea what the official name is.  Let’s call it a peekaboo panel card…???

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The white pieces on the front are joined by the lighthouse panel…

Colour INKspiration #09 | kelly kent

I think this style of card can also be made with a window sheet holding it all together, but the Thick Whisper White cardstock worked just fine!

Colour INKspiration #09 | kelly kent

The measurements:

  • Cut a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock to 5-7/8″ (14.8cm) x 5-1/2″ (13.8cm) and score along the 5-1/2″ (13.8cm)  edge at 4-1/8″ (10.5cm)
  • Cut another pieces of Whisper White Thick cardstock to 5-7/8″ (14.8cm) x 1-1/2″ (3.8cm)
  • And a third piece of WW Thick CS to 1-7/8″ (4.8cm) x 4-1/8″ (10.5cm)
  • Cut a piece of Dapper Denim to 2-1/4″ (5.6cm) x 4-1/8″ (10.5cm)
  • Cut a piece of DSP to 5-5/8″ x 3-7/8″ (14.2 x 9.8cm) {I used the Pool Party square design from the Tasty Treats DSP}

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To make:

  • Fold & crease the large piece of WW into a ‘card front’
  • Stamp the partial lighthouse stamp in Cherry Cobbler on the 1-7/8″ x 4-1/8″ WW panel
  • Ink up the full lighthouse stamp in Cherry Cobbler, stamp off onto scrap, then stamp over the top of the first lighthouse image
  • Adhere the lighthouse panel to the Dapper Denim cardstock, leaving a small border on the left and a larger border on the right
  • Stamp the seagulls in Dapper Denim on the top panel of the card front (to the right side)
  • Add masking tape to the bottom part of the happy birthday sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set.  Ink up in Cherry Cobbler ink, remove the masking tape, then stamp on the bottom right of the 5-7/8″ x 1-1/2″ WW panel
  • Tie Linen Thread (wrapped twice) around the happy birthday piece of cardstock.
  • Adhere the DSP to the inside of the card front
  • Line up the happy birthday panel along the bottom of the card front.
  • Using dimensionals, adhere the lighthouse panel to the seagull panel and the happy birthday panel.

I think you’d have to be a bit creative with this card about where you wrote your message.

But with a card this fun, I don’t think the recipient will mind!

Next up the stunning creation of the amazingly talented Rose Packer

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Colour INKspiration #08

Everyone loved the soft & pretty colours of last fortnight’s Colour INKspiration challenge #07.

I lost count of how many ‘lovely’ adjectives I used on commenting on all the beautiful projects!!!

This fortnight’s challenge is going to be polarising!  It’s deeper & darker and more moody!

And features Delightful Dijon which is rarely a favourite colour on anyone’s list!  But I admit that it has grown on me as it nears retirement!!!

I think it’s perfect for cards with a nature theme, masculine/neutral cards or baby cards.

I almost went down the baby card line, but on reflection, I’ve used that theme a number of time for challenges recently.

So, I decided on a neutral / masculine thank you card.  You could easily change the sentiment on this card and make it a birthday card instead.

Since this challenge features 2 of the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors – Delightful Dijon & Tip Top Taupe – I decided on a retiring stamp set too.

It’s a great time of the year to have one last play with sets that won’t make the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue like the Work of Art stamp set.

UPDATE: It seems like I forgot to check if this set was actually retiring.  It’s not!!! Whoopsie!  Thanks to one of the DT crew for checking for me!

Pleased to be able to share it with you for another year to come!

This card is quite simple, with a fun repetitive pattern using the circle stamp from Work of Art.

Effective techniques don’t always have to be hard work!

This card uses second generation or stamping off to achieve a lighter variation of the same colour.  It’s perfect for darker colours to get some light & shade.

I’ve stamped in Delightful Dijon, Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede in full strength for some spots, then with technique to achieve a softer tone for each colour for other spots.

You stamp as normal, then stamp again without reinking – getting a lighter colour (second generation).  Or if you just need the lighter version, stamp onto scrap/scratch paper first then onto your project without reinking.

I’ve used it again on the inside of the card…

I’ve added a ‘you’re the best’ sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set in white heat embossing on Early Espresso cardstock.  I love the light on dark effect of heat embossing in white.

I was excited to see that All Things Thanks is carrying over!!!

And although you can’t tell in the photo, the case base is made using the new Very Vanilla {THICK} cardstock!  So excited we’re going to have this style of cardstock in VV as well as Whisper White!


You’re going to want to keep going on this hop to see all the amazing ways you can use Delightful Dijon & those moody neutrals.

Next up is the talented & lovely Jackie Noble.

Thanks for visiting!

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Colour INKspiration #07

Thank you once again for all the support you’ve been giving our colour challenges!

It’s the second Wednesday of the month, which means a new colour combination to inspire us!

This fortnight, we’re playing with a sweet palette of Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette & Tip Top Taupe.

I’m so pleased to be celebrating my 2 favourite outgoing In Colors.  With the retirement list released yesterday, make sure you’ve stocked up on all the 2015-2017 In Color supplies you need.  Once they sell out, they’ll be gone {forever!}.

I was going to tuck away my new OnStage stamps and share them with you a bit later, but I couldn’t resist for this card on 2 counts….

  1. This stamp set is adorable!
  2. The colours are perfect for a little piggy!!!

So, let me introduce you to one of the little piggies we’ll be meeting when the new catalogue launches on 1st June 2017.

I love this time of the year – the triple dipping is wonderful for creativity!

I have products from the two current catalogues plus all the sneak peeks from the upcoming catalogue!  It’s going to make for some fabulous creations!

I took the colour theme through to the inside of this card too…

This piggy is going to be a hit!  Such a happy little gal!

Thanks for joining me for a colour filled blog hop.

You can see more design team creations by following this link to the beautiful & talented Nikki Spencer

And be sure to visit the Facebook page to see the challenge entries shared by fellow crafters and upload your own creation using the colours from challenge #7!


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OnStage 2017 – Team Swaps & Gifts

On Saturday I posted the cute little affirmation swaps I made for my stamping friends and this morning it was the magnetic frames I made for my team.

Of course, I received many in return and will share these with you in 2 parts.

This is the first part.  Swaps & gifts I received from my team, extended team and design team friends.

I felt so totally spoilt – it was amazing!

First it’s the team gift I received from my Mum – Sheila Pybus.

{I learnt all I know about the beauty of generosity from my parents!}

A personalised team towel….

And Big Shot cover…

A team themed mini Pop Up card from Kristel

Beautifully decorated chocolates from Mandy

A tasty treat from Siobhan…

Coriana made a super fun Pop up Box which was personalised for each team member…

Melissa was an honorary member of the Paper Adventures team for the day and made us all pretty lip balm gifts…


Although my team had already given me gifts, they shared their swaps with me too!

Plus swaps from my extended team!!!

Here’s what they made…


And also some totally spoilt by the design team members I caught up with at the Perth event.

Except for the gorgeous Nicole & Chantell who live in Perth, the other DT friends flew in from interstate.  It was so special to be able to catch up with them!

Did I say totally spoilt???  Look at these beautiful gifts & cards from Nicole Wilson (Colour INKspiration), Rachel Palmieri (Colour INKspiration & CASEing the Catty), Kathryn Mangelsdorf (Colour INKspiration & CASEing the Catty), Tina Gillespie (Just Add Ink) and Judy May (CASEing the Catty).


Well, wasn’t this a photo heavy post!!!  I loved all the creativity of OnStage and wanted to share the talents of the people I know!!!

I’ll share some of the other swaps I received later in the week.

Did I mention that I’m still on a post OnStage high???  If you didn’t come to this one, you’ll have to make plans for the next one which is 11th November 2017.  I’m able to reveal the locations tomorrow, so check back in for more OnStage recap!

Colour INKspiration #06

Hello!  Welcome to our second Colour INKspiration for the month of March.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries we got for the first challenge for March – #05.  You can see them on our Colour INKspiration Facebook page.

Colour INKspiration #06 gives us a great combination of rich & fresh colours – Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral & all things gold!

For me, I just couldn’t move away from the Middle Eastern luxury feel – which led me back to my favourite elephant!!!

He’s definitely around for the next 2 months – so I’m going to be making the most of him!

How cute is the gold touch on his caparison?  That was inspired by this super cute pink elephant card made by Robyn Cardon.

I carried through the colours to create a fun inside of the card too…

I love splatters and have quite a few stamp sets that work well to create that bottom left to top right splatter pattern!

We’d love for you to join us on the Facebook page to see what other stampers are creating with these colours & to share you own creation.

Speaking of amazing creations (because I know yours will be), please hop on to the gorgeous Lou Kitzelman and see hers.  This lady is a never ending bottle of talent!

Thanks for supporting Colour INKspiration.

We’ve been dazzled by your contributions & amazed by how many people keep joining the fun!


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