Category Archives: Challenges

Colour Inkspiration – CI015

By | August 13, 2017

Hi there We’ve just had the most spectacular thunder and lightning show here in Auckland.  I don’t think I’ve heard thunder that loud before – it felt like the whole house was rumbling! Yesterday I was a busy beaver making 20 cards for our team training swap next weekend – unfortunately you’ll have to wait… Read More »

Colour Inkspiration – CI07

By | April 30, 2017

Hi there I’ve had a great afternoon crafting.  Phil has been out all day and I’ve had the house to myself – which means the dining room and kitchen bench have become a crafting space :).  I’ve prepped over 50 cards for a friend of mine, made two wedding anniversary cards and one graduation card and… Read More »

Colour INKspiration – CI03

By | February 22, 2017

Hi there Life has been a bit busy this past fortnight with workshops, card classes and stamp camp that I almost missed entering a card for the third Colour INKspiration challenge.  On my way home on the train I was trying to think which stamp to use that would go well with the  five colours… Read More »

Casing The Catalogue – CTC110

By | February 14, 2017

Hi there Last month I participated in another challenge site – Casing the Catalogue – which is run by Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.  For this challenge they were casing pages 4 – 7 from the new Occasions Catalogue. I don’t have any of the stamp sets from this suite but decided to use the layout from… Read More »

Colour INKspiration – CI02

By | February 12, 2017

Hi there I’m back :).  I’ve had a few ‘technical’ issues over the last couple of weeks but hopefully we’re all sorted. Colour INKspiration is a new fortnightly challenge site which I plan to participate in.  How it works is that each fortnight they give us some colours which we need to use to create… Read More »

Six Sided Sampler – #GDP005

By | October 7, 2015

Hi there It feels like Spring has finally sprung today – it’s been a beautiful day here in Auckland. I enjoy creating cards using a challenge for inspiration.  For this card I have used the Global Design Project colour challenge of Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzaz. I already had the card base which… Read More »

Butterfly Basics Challenge Card

By | September 21, 2015

Hi there It’s ages since I participated in a ‘challenge’ – so today’s card is a sketch challenge and a colour challenge  rolled into one.  For the sketch I’ve gone with one from Freshly Made Sketches – #204 and for my colour combo I’ve used ColorQ – #308 – although I have changed a few of… Read More »

CASEing the catalogue – Christmas cards

By | August 18, 2015

Hi there Last week I held a class for a group of ladies wanting to make a start on their Christmas cards.  Where better to look for inspiration than the catalogue.  I’m really glad that the annual catalogue has a Christmas section again with sets that have carried over from the last Holiday catalogue. I… Read More »

JAI 201

By | February 11, 2014

Hi there Time to join in another challenge – this time I’ve gone with Just Add Ink.  As soon as I saw the colour combo (Real Red, Pool Party, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand) I knew exactly what I’d make – gotta love that.  I’ve gone with a wedding anniversary theme as I have a few of… Read More »

Mojo Monday #327

By | January 10, 2014

Hi there What a beautiful day we’ve had here in Auckland – pity I was at work but it’s meant to be round for the weekend so all good 🙂 For today’s card I’ve used this week’s sketch from Mojo Monday.  I rotated the layout so that it would fit my stamp and my colour combo… Read More »

Colour and Sketch challenge

By | January 5, 2014

Hi there It’s hard to believe but my two weeks of holidays is drawing to an end – it’s back to work tomorrow.  It’s been a very relaxing time catching up with family and friends. Today’s post combines a colour challenge (CTD273) and a sketch challenge (MOJO326).  There were two options for the sketch either a round… Read More »