Monday, January 31, 2011

Just Add Ink #53 - An Inspiration Challenge

Decided to participate in this week's JAI Challenge # 53

We are throwing a new challenge into the mix - an inspiration challenge! Take a look at our beautiful picture, take inspiration from it (e.g. from this photo you could take the colours, or flowers, or just something that makes you happy!) and we'd love you to tell us in your link how the picture inspired you.

Here's the inspiration photo - click on it to visit JAI's challenge blog:

Just add ink inspiration challenge

Seeing the bright sunflower made me think of a yellow & Black Card instantly. It seen summery too & I thought this stamp named Bumblebee would suit perfectly.

So here's my entry/creation:


BumbleBee Front


BumbleBee Side

Front closed so you can see that the front layer is narrower that the back & the greeting is actually stamped on the the side of the back layer.

BumbleBee Front Close up

Then as I went back to get the inspiration pic to add here I realised that under it the JAI team have added

When we gave the Design Team the brief for this challenge, we called it a Bright Burst of Colour (basically like naming the photo), so when you visit the Design Team blogs, you might find that's what they've called the challenge. It is the same challenge! Your entry can be inspired by the photo in any way, whether it includes a flower or not. Hope this clears up any confusion!

Now I hope to come up with another entry that better suits the challenge before the Linky is closed.



Stamps - Bumblebee, Cute & Curly

Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Urban Oasis DSP, Crushed Curry

Inks - Momento Black, Versamark

Prismacolors: Black, Sunburst Yellow, Light Peach, Canary Yellow.

Other - Nestabilities - Labels One, Black Embossing Powder, Crushed Curry PolkaDot Grosgrain Ribbon.

ColorQ Challenge # 69

Hi Everyone, 

Today's going to be a scorcher - 40 Celsius or 104 Fahrenheit!  So what better than to stay inside with the cooling and make some cards. 

This morning I decided to attempt this weeks ColorQ's Challenge#69 - (just click on the pic below to visit their site.)


Initially, thought I would make a masculine card, then I thought a giraffe may form part of it, untimately deciding on "For All You Do" stamp set which is one of my all time fav's.  You can never really tell where a challenge will lead you. . .

Here's the final result




Have a great day,



Stamps: For All You Do, Occasional Quotes, Itty Bitty Bits.

Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

 Inks: Peach Parfait, Cajun Craze, Rich Razzleberry, Versamark.

 Other: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Peach Parfait Ribbon, White Embossing Powder, Scallop Trim Punch, Corner Rounder (non SU) & Rhinestones & Pearls.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Nat''s B'day + Inkspirations Color Challenge #54 = This Card

Hi All,

As promised I am back with the birthday card that I've made for my wonderful friend Natalie.

I decided the colour palette in this weeks Inkspirations Challenge would fit the bill perfectly.  

#54 Makeesha Colour Challenge 54

Now to decide on the individual elements.  I did try to move away from my tried & trusted but those Butterflies and the Ruched Ribbon snuck their way in.  I do love the result however:

Nat's Card

Here's the inside

Nat's Card Inside

and here it is with the giftbag I made to co-ordinate:


Nat's Card & Giftbag

Sadly, now I'm home from delivering this gift I see that the photos aren't really that crash hot - will remember to check prior to giving next time.

Thanks for stopping by,



Recipe - All Stampin'Up! unless noted otherwise:

Stamps - Just Believe, Well Scripted, Friends 24/7

Cardstock/Inks - Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla

Accessories - Butterfly Embosslits, Modern Label Punch,  Word Window Punch, Brad, Pearls, Blushing Bride Ribbon, Finial Press Embossing Folder.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

JAI 52 & SCC #36

Finally back, it took longer than I thought but I've been busy organising, preparing and celebrating hubby's 40th Birthday.

Now things are back to normal I have completed another challenge card that fits 2 of this weeks challenges.

  JAI 52 & SCS 36

I used the layout from JAI - 52 Sketch Challenge & the colors & floral background to fit Stampin Celebration Challenge #36.

It's a small gift card that would be perfect to give to a friend along with some chocolate or flowers to cheer her up or remind her what a great friend she is.

I used a tip from Regionals and made my own "Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder" by mixing Dazzling Diamonds with Clear Embossing powder and used this to create the sparkly background with the blossom branch from Easter Blossoms.

Now I have a Birthday Card to make. . .

Will be back to share when it's done.

Love Corinna



Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink. Whispher White

Ink: Versamark, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink

Other: Lattice Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Tiny Tag Punch, Vintage Trinkets, Whispher White Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds



Monday, January 3, 2011

JAI 49 Just Add Summer

Here's my entry to Just Add Ink's Challenge Number 49 - Can't believe how many they've had I recall when they first started and I was planning to participate in each and every one! 

OK so how does that saying go?  Better Late Than Never! At least it's before this challenges deadline LOL

  JAI  149 Just Add Summer

Time for another challenge!

Have a great day!

Love Corinna


Recipe - All Stampin'Up! Supplies

Stamps: Medallion Background, Something Sweet

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Cardstock: Whispher White, So Saffron, Pumkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake

Other: Whisper White Flower Brad, Rhinestones, Lattice Embossing Folder, Crimper, Scallop Trim border Punch, Beautiful Butterflies Die & Butterfly Wings Embosslit.


Happy New Year & a new resolution

Hi, believe it or not I have finally made it back to my Blog!


I'm also resolving to post here at least weekly & participate in more challenges.


I made a few cards recently that  I can share with you now - all are made with Stampin' Up! supplies


My "baby" girl turned eleven a few weeks before Christmas & I'd just been given the wonderful "Valentine Defined" or "Love Defined" Stamp set as a Christmas Gift.  This was the result!

Steph's Birthday Card


and the inside. . .


I've also got the fabulous new set Easter Blossoms & I had a great time teaming it with the new Scallop Square Die & the Butterfly Embosslit


and the inside. . . .



Finally a Birthday Card for a friend who loves orange

On A Pedestal Cherry Bday


and the inside. . . .

On A Pedestal Cherry Bday inside copy

OK - time to tackle some challenges.

Those on my hit list?  Well first up is the current Just Add Ink Challenge.


Back soon,


Corinna XO