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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Top Picks - Oldie but Goodie

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our Oldie but Goodie challenge!


These are our top picks:

This card has such a bold and beautiful design! The gold embossing looks fantastic!


Heidi
 We love this vintage look and the beautiful layers! Her cute image and splatter effect really suite the style!



Jane's oldie but goodie little flower really is the star of the stage! CAS and charming!





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Saturday, 9 September 2017

Challenge 143 - Photo


Welcome back to Inkspirational. Our new challenge is to use this photo as your inkspiration.

Please welcome our Guest Designer

Karren


Hi, I'm Karren Johnson and I live in Christchurch, New Zealand.  When I'm not working full-time and being a wife to Pete and mum to two teenage boys, I love to make cards.  I started stamping seriously in 2002 and haven't stopped!  I blog at www.karrenj.blogspot.co.nz and I'm also on Instagram as karrenjnz.  I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer at Inspirational.



Now for our DT:










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, 2 September 2017

Top Picks Wave

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our*Wave* challenge two weeks ago!  Such wonderful interpretations of that simple word!

These are our top picks:
The shadows and highlights of this wave are amazing! Fabulous card for the challenge!


We couldn't help but smile and wave back at Trina's cute frog, popping up from the panel 
to wave at us! Wonderful colouring and layout. 

Jill V

Not only is Jill's 'ocean' wavy wonderful, but her fabulous shark is on an action 
wobbler, so he 'waves' about, too! Such fun!


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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Challenge 142 - Designer's Choice - Oldie But Goodie



Welcome back to Inkspirational. Nonni has chosen this challenge - use a stamp from when you first started crafting, or, if you have had a clearout - the oldest stamp in your stash. 

Please welcome our Guest Designer: 
Shirley 


Hi, I’m Shirley and I’m delighted to be guest designing at Inkspirational Challenges!  I love nothing more than sloshing and splattering Distress Inks onto my cards.  You can find plenty of evidence on my blog, shirley-bee’s stamping stuff.  I like to switch between different styles, from one layer CAS to mixed media and everything in between, but as long as it includes Distress Inks, I’m happy.  I have my own line of stamps, The Bee’s Knees, sold through STAMPlorations, and I’m on several design teams.  I live in the UK with my husband and rescue dog.  I’m an intermittent poster on Instagram - @shirleybeeuk, Pinterest - shirleybeeuk and Facebook - @thebeeskneesstamps - you might even want to follow me intermittently ;)


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, 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.