Category Archives: Challenges

TGIF Challenge – Layout Design

By | March 4, 2024

Hi there I don’t know about you but sometimes I struggle to come up with a layout design for a project. That is where challenges are great. There are a couple of types of challenges that I use – a colour combo challenge – where you’re given two or three colours to use or a… Read More »

Split Circle Cards – CI#114

By | February 2, 2022

Hi there Over the weekend I saw a great colour challenge combo on the Colour Inkspiration Facebook group. As soon as I saw the colours I knew exactly what to create with them – a Split Circle card. This design has been around for awhile but I only made my first one last Tuesday when… Read More »

Technique Tuesday – Inlaid Embossing

By | January 12, 2021

Hi there Today’s technique carry’s on from last weeks Dry Embossing technique. I’ve combined dry embossing with dies cuts and stamped images to create a technique known as Inlaid Embossing. The colour combo comes from this months SU! Colour Challenge – head on over and see the various creations made with the below colours and… Read More »

Colour INKspiration Challenge – CI#91

By | January 10, 2021

Hi there It’s ages since I participated in a challenge – colour or sketch – and this weekend I’ve created cards for two different colour challenges. My first card is for the Colour INKspiration challenge. I needed two boy (15 year olds) cards so this combo was perfect. I chose Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green,… Read More »

Forever Fern – Colour Challenge

By | July 12, 2020

Hi there Last weekend we celebrated my niece’s birthday (which was at the end of June) and on Friday I took her shopping for her present. We hadn’t been able to do it earlier as she had Uni exams – including one on her birthday. There are lots of sketch/colour challenge sites you can use… Read More »

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 »