Saturday, 29 March 2014

Challenge 53 - CASE Inkspiration and Design Team Call

For this week's challenge we are challenging you to CASE anything by our fabulous DT member Sandie. 
CASE = Copy And Share Everything
We need to see the similarities with your card to Sandie's original card but of course you need put your own twist on it. Different papers, image, embellishments, etc. 
BTW - Sandie  has a definite Clean And Simple style - but your creation does not have to be CAS - we want to see your own twist! 

Here are 4 great creations you could choose, or you can pick any card on her blog. (If you choose one from her blog p
lease provide a link to the card that you are CASEing.) 

We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer. 

We have a wonderful Guest Designer this week and it is

My name is Sandie Lobbezoo, I'm happily married 36 years, have 6 kids, 8 grandkids (& one more arriving in May)...and I am pretty well addicted to cardmaking! I've been doing artsy stuff my whole life and started scrapbooking about 20 years ago...which somehow lead to cardmaking about 4 years ago.
Because we are now "empty-nesters" I have a whole craftroom to work in and gather crafty treasures/supples. I love CAS cards but stuggle with keeping things simple...probably because I also like the vintagey, ornate look...not a good combination! LOL
I love the Inkspirational really IS very inspirational! Its such an honor to be a Guest Designer for them!

Here is our Guest Designer's beautiful card: 

DT cards:

This week we are sad to be saying goodbye to our fantastic DT members Nikki and Meighan. Thank you so much for all you've done - you'll be missed.

We are looking for new members for our Design Team. Please see the tab at the top of our page for full details. If you'd like to be considered, please put DT after your name when you enter your card. 

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Top Picks - #51 - color

Current challenge HERE.

We were blown away by the purple, green, and white color challenge entries! We thoroughly enjoyed visiting your blogs and looking at your work. Thank you to all of the entrants. Here are our top picks:

We loved the simplicity, slick design and great coloring on this card.

We loved Renate's beautiful use of the colors and great flower/pearl embellishment.

We love how Alycia used the die cuts to create the heart and the green base peaking out from the butterflies is great.

Congratulations to the winners! Be sure to grab your badge below:

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Challenge 52 - Photo Inkspiration

Hi all you Inkspirational people! What fabulous entries we had for our last challenge - it'll be really hard to pick our top picks,so do please come back next Saturday to see who they are. 

Here's our Inkspirational Picture for this fortnight's challenge - you can pick out any aspect of the picture - sheep, the colours, or even just a spring theme. However, if it’s not obvious, do please mention how the picture has inspired you.

We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer. 

We are delighted to welcome  Gerrina  as our wonderful guest designer this challenge. 

Hi, I am Gerrina and I thrilled to have been asked to be a Guest designer for this great challenge blog!  I live in the Netherlands and  have been crafting since I was a little girl, I started photography at eight and put the photo´s in books in a way that I found out in 2000 that it was called scrapbooking. From buying a few stamps to stamp some quotes  in my books, now I am addicted to stamps! I like to use them on cards, in books, on canvas, AJ´s and whatever I can think of…  From challenges and blogging I get inspired and met some great ladies, whom I don´t have to tell what it means to play with stamps and ink….

Here's her fabulous creation:

Gerrina is also on the DT of a brand new challenge blog, Time Out Challenges , so why not pop over there and support them?..........

........But not until you've seen the projects made by our Design Team:

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Top Picks #50 - tic tac toe

Current challenge HERE.

Wow!  What an amazing display of work we had in our tic tac toe challenge! Thank you all for your beautiful entries. It was very difficult to choose our top picks, but here they are:

This is a beautiful use of the die, a wonderful and unique shape, and the vintage image is so fun!

We loved Deepti's creative use of scoring, the pearls, and metal charm!

Lisa's distressing and unique embossing job are great and she made wonderful use of the image and lace!

Congratulations to our winners! Be sure to grab your badge:

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Challenge 51 - Purple, White and Green

Welcome to another Inkspirational Challenge and this week it's a colour challenge.

Create a project using any two or all three of the above colours. Any shade of these colours is acceptable and you may add black and realistic colours for skin, hair or fur.

This week we are honoured to have a wonderful guest designer join us and it is:

                                                                   Cathy R 

And here's Cathy's beautiful creation:

Please visit Cathy's blog and leave her a comment. 

Here's what the DT did:

Now it's your turn. 

We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.