Wednesday 25 July 2018

Colour Inkspiration 38 - Guest Designer

I was so delighted to be chosen the winner at Colour INKspiration for Challenge 36. This challenge attracts such wonderful entries from talented card makers all around the world. If you've never played there, you can find them here on Facebook. (They are a Facebook only challenge.)

With the win came the opportunity to guest design for the current challenge and it's an honour to be among such fabulous company and part of this blog hop. One of the many things I love about this challenge are the gorgeous graphics. They make even the most unlikely combinations seems utterly irresistible!

As you see, this one is no exception: Powder Pink, Grey Granite, Berry Burst plus white and black. How wonderful is that for a winter colour palette?

For this challenge, I turned to a set that I've had since 2017 and haven't used as much as I should have given how lovely it is and that is Timeless Textures. I've paired it up with a totally new set from this year's catalogue, Itty Bitty Greetings. With a special birthday in mind, I've made a matching gift box which is just perfect for a necklace, a pair of earrings or other small but exquisite gift.

 In the close up of the card, you can see the layers of stamping built up from Timeless Textures, the washi tape and then the die cuts from Eastern Medallions framelits with a bit of help from Petals & More thinlits and the Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes framelits.

The sweet wee box is from Pootles. It is her triangular 5cm x 5cm box but decorated my way to match the card. It's small but sweet and best of all, you can get two out of one sheet of A4 cardstock.

The rest of the team will have inspiration aplenty for you as you continue the hop along. Next up is the amazing Monique who will have something pretty in pink for you to enjoy.

Once you've had a chance to enjoy the whole hop, why not join in? Post a photo of your creation on the wall at Colour Inkspiration.

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Note: The Berry Burst Crinkle ribbon used on the gift box is now retired.


  1. OOOOh, I really love your layered stamping with the textured images. What a gorgeous way to use these colours. And the coordinating gift box is divine! Awesome duo.

  2. Super cute Jan!! I really love the layering & layout you've chosen. Kelly x

  3. Wow Jan so cute ... love that the sentiment layout matches on your card and gift!

  4. Oh my! Your projects are stunning, Jan. Love all the intricate details. Thanks so much for joining us on the Crew Hop.

  5. Congrats on being our guest designer Jan. Love all the gorgeous layers in your card and that box is just too cute!

  6. Such lovely creations, Jan. Simply lovely. Congratulations on your Guest Designer role too. D xox

  7. This is utterly gorgeous, Jan! With the layers in those beautiful colours, you created a work of art!

  8. Welcome Jan! Your projects are absolutely gorgeous! I love all the extra little details!