Inspire.Create stamping Challenges #127 Theme:Celebration


Hello and welcome. For Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges #027 we have a theme challenge 'Celebration' and no other card design says celebrate to me more than a shaker card. Originally designed by the very talented and a friend of mine Louise Sharp. Follow this link to see how Louise has created this clever card design.




My next card has been unashamedly CASEd from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue. I wanted to showcase the Blow Out The Candles Stamp Set and Framelit Dies Bundle. I loved the sample card on page 77 so much I thought why reinvent the wheel. I just swapped out the colours to suit my colour palette.




 Continuing the celebration theme I have fussy cut some of the cute images from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designers Series Paper. You may have already seen a number of projects using the gorgeous black and gold all occasions side of this DSP however the flip side is just as engaging with it's bright party designs. I have created some simple little gift tags to coordinate with my cards.




Another project still using the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper is a treat box made with the Petite Treat Framelits




Thank you for visiting me today. Please, you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges here. We really would love to see your creations. Also pop over for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

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Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenges Challenge #026




Hello and welcome. You are currently visiting Karen Farquhar from Australia for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges. For challenge #026 we have a Sketch Challenge. I love sketch challenges because when your mojo is a little low I find they can work as an inspiration springboard.




For my projects I have applied my Shimmery White Embossing Paste to create a subtle pretty background.





  The stamp set, framelits dies and designer series paper are from the Frosted Floral Suite. Just one of the beautiful products in our new 2018 Holiday catalogue released this week. See the sidebar to the right to download your copy. 





 To make the heart shapes I folded a piece of paper in half and cut 1/2 a heart shape on the fold. I then opened the paper out and used both the cut out heart and it's negative left in the paper as paper masks for both cards. I just placed my card fronts and paper masks under my Pattern Party Decorative Mask and spread my embossing paste over the mask.  





This 3"x 3" gift card is made from unused stamped gems floating around my craft table. The gorgeous water coloured effect is a feature of this stamp set but I have enhanced the effect by using the Baby Wipe technique which I will showcase more in a future post.





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Global Design Project #GDP152




The Global Design Project for this week is CASE the very talented designer Janneke De Jong from the Netherlands.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

The idea to CASE a project is to take something you like from the design and make it your own. It could be the stamp set - the colours, the layout, the theme, the images - whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own. Well I really loved Janneke's card- the colours and the layout. However with Father's Day in Australia next Sunday I needed to make some masculine cards so I have used Janneke's layout for my Father's card.


I think the colour combinations in the Best Route Designer Series Papers are so lovely and bright but still have a masculine feel to them, a step away from the drab colours usually chosen for male cards. For my card instead of using the pretty Stitched Labels Framelit die and flowers Janneke chose for her design I have framed my sentiment with die cut squares from the Layering Squares Framelits






Usually I give my sons and son-in-law gift vouchers for Father's Day so still using the Best Route DSP and the same stamp sets I have made them gift card holders which I also CASEd, from Sherry Roth of Stamping Treasures.You will find her instructions for making them here




Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you find inspiration from my projects. For even more inspiration pop on over to the Global Design Project page here. 

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Inspire.Create Stampin Challenges - Challenge #025 Colour Challenge


Hello and welcome. You are currently visiting Karen Farquhar from Australia for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges. For challenge #025 we have a colour challenge the pretty colour combination of Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist.


I felt these bright, beautiful colours had a tropical feel so I have chosen to use the stamp set and thinlits bundle Tropical Chic for my projects today.
With the cold weather still hanging around I can only dream of a beautiful tropical resort with drinks being served while I lie soaking up the warm sun by the pool. My niece actually owns a resort in Sir Lanka and has offered us an open invitation, so maybe one day.

For today's projects I have made 2 thank you cards and a gift box.












You may notice the subtle differences in the card samples above and the little gift box. Firstly I have used sponging to give a blended effect to the hibiscus flowers and leaves where as the flowers and leaf on the box below were stamped. Also there are two types of dies in the set. The above cards have had their leaves diecut to the outline of the stamped image whereas the flowers and leaf on the box were diecut leaving a border around the stamped image.





With my stamps and dies still on my craft table I thought I would create a Scrapbook page in my feeble attempt to do some catching up with my Grandchildren's albums. 





This set is so versatile I can also see a few more Scrapbook pages begging to be made.

Thank you for visiting me today. Please you are more than welcome to enter your projects for the Inspire.Create Stamping Challenges. We really would love to see your creations. Also pop over here for a visit to see the projects of other talented stampers.

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