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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Top Picks - photo

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our photo challenge two weeks ago!  These entries made us feel like taking a trip to the beach!


Here are our top picks:

We love how she used all the elements of the photo! The wood grain, the seaweed, the shells, the starfish... wow! Beautiful design!


This card is perfectly composed! We love how she layered so many elements into the card and it also perfectly reflects the challenge photo!


We love the background that Stephanie created! What an impressive 'splash' she made with that mermaid tail!
 

 


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Saturday, 12 August 2017

Challenge #141 - Wave



Welcome back to Inkspirational. This week we want you to show us how you interpret the word 'wave'.

Please welcome our Guest Designer:

Helen


‘I’m Helen, I live in London and work as a music teacher, teaching flute, clarinet, saxophone & recorder. I’ve been making cards for about 15 years – I started by making Christmas cards with a few simple stamps and a couple of ink pads, and now I have enough stash to open my own shop! Stamping is my favourite technique - I have a weakness for Penny Black stamps and a serious addiction to pretty papers! I was delighted to be asked to guest design for this Inkspirational challenge!’



Now for some ideas from our Design Team :




Marina








 
 


We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.





Saturday, 5 August 2017

Top Picks - Sketch

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our designer's choice Sketch challenge!


These are our top picks:
We love the movement of the fish and the skill that went into creating this card! Such a unique take on the sketch!

Julie B
Julie used a fabulous technique to achieve a striking result on the ornaments! Just lovely!


Birgit
We love the vivid colors and the fun, retro design!



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Saturday, 29 July 2017

Challenge 140- Photo




Welcome back to Inkspirational. This week we have a photo challenge for you.

Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at https://www.etsy.com/listing/169910444/shelf-reclaimed-pallet-decorative-hook

Please welcome our Guest Designer: 







My name is jaydee and I am thrilled to be joining the amazing team at Inkspirational as the Guest Designer this week.  I've been crafting for about 7 years and have finally settled into the groove of clean and simple cards as my style.  I'm a transplant to Minnesota where I live with my hubby, our cats and an amazing assortment of fauna and avifauna that visit our little piece of paradise, which I share on my blog. 



And now for our Design Team: 















We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Top Picks Rural

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our Rural word challenge!  This word lent to such fun entries!

These are our top picks:

Karren

This card is so fresh and appealing! We love the clean design and the beautiful coloring!


Valerie
 
This is such a fun card and we love her "rural" interpretation with the tractor!


Bobby

We love this rural heard of cute cows!  The unique design is so graphic and fun!




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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Challenge #139- Designer's Choice - Sketch




Welcome back to Inkspirational. 

First, we're sad to tell you that Pia  has left our DT after three years. She's been having a break from the team recently and decided not to return. We will miss Pia and her wonderful designs. Thank you Pia for your contribution to Inkspirational. 

Shauna has chosen this week's challenge, and she's created a wonderful sketch for us to use. You can use any shape for the circles. 

Please welcome our Guest Designer:



Hello. I'm Izzy, I live in France with my wonderful hubby and our 2 teenagers (1 boy  16 years old and 1 girl 14 years old). I became addict to this hobby in 2010 during our expatriation. Since then I love to color, stamp, try new techniques...and thanks to this awesome crafting community I learnt (and still learn !) a lot. I'm really delighted to be guest designing here along at Inkspirational for this challenge.

You can find me at : www.izzyscrap.com


Here are some ideas from our Design Team:



Marina 















We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.



Saturday, 8 July 2017

Top Picks Flower Photo Inspiration

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our photo inspiration challenge!


These are our top picks:

I Card Everyone
This is such a lovely translation of the photo! We love the cool flowers and the window effect!


Sazzle Dazzle
 We love how Sarah layered the die cut sentiment over the watercolor! Great design!


Shirley Bee
 We love the look of those unique flowers! Such a great use of color!



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Saturday, 1 July 2017

Challenge #138- Rural




Welcome back to Inkspirational. Our challenge today is to be inkspired by the word 'rural', 

Please welcome our Guest Designer :

Elaine





I live in Oxfordshire and  work as a school administrator in a local primary school, I only work during the term time (at least in paid employment!).  My passion, outside of my family, is to be creative and I always have a number of projects on the go.  I love card making as it is so immediate and I can fit it in when time is short.  I guess I would describe my style as mostly CAS but I love to try out new techniques and am always on the look out for new ways of creating.  In addition to card making and other paper crafts I love working with textiles – I love knitting, sewing, cross stitch and embroidery.  I’m currently brushing up my printing skills – learning the art of lino printing, wood cuts and etching. 






Here's what our DT made:
Sandie
We will be choosing  a top pick/s from this challenge and inviting one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.