Colour Inkspiration #22 – a Beachy Sort of Christmas

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Welcome to another round of Colour Inkspiration Challenge!  We’d love to have your participation; simply join in over the next 3 weeks with your design using the colour combination provided!


Some of you may know, my eldest daughter, Madeleine, is in the United States serving a mission for our church.  She’s a bit homesick and becoming more proud of her Kiwi upbringing, so I decided I’d use this colour challenge to create a large card for some of our friends to sign as part of her Christmas package:


I wanted to make her something a little bit more summery, yet still traditional.  I’ve chosen to use the Season Like Christmas stamp set, one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalogue. How great is a three step tree?!    And at only $36 NZD, this one is a bargain!


In hindsight, I think I will add a bit of colour to those pearls (now that we can!!) with the Bronze Stampin’ Blends.



The Blossom Builder Punch has a cute little flower shape that also resembles a starfish. And even better, this punch is on discount here in the South Pacific this week only!  (See links and shopping list below).

The sand I used here is actually sand . . . .  Let’s hope it gets through customs!

Thanks for stopping by my blog here in New Zealand!  Supply list below.  Enjoy the rest of your hop!  Next stop: Lou Kitzelman!


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  1. Julia Quinn

    What a lovely tree. And the sand is gorgeous. Such a serene card which looks so peaceful.

  2. Lou Kitzelman

    So pretty Jacque. Such a lovely card for your daughter to receive. Love the sand – a little touch of home.

  3. Mel Pagano

    Oh wow Jacque! Such a beautiful card. I love all your layers and elements. Stunning!

  4. Jackie Aitken

    Fantastic creation, Jacque. I adore the layered elements, especially the punched flower starfish – so clever. The sandy layer won my heart as I am a huge beach lover, especially NZ beaches (Mount Maunganui in particular! – my hometown) Such a wonderful card to send to your daughter to remind her of home.

  5. Nicole Wilson

    That tree really pops on this card Jacque love the sand addition to give it texture, I am sure your daughter is having an amazing time what an experience for her! X

  6. Elizabeth Gross

    great card Jacque- and I’m guessing that one can be homesick for the familiarities of family even if you haven;t left the driveway… I know how hard it is when your children are away. She will love the card, and all that it represents. I hope she is having a wonderful experience and comes home safely soon.

  7. Kelly Kent

    What an amazing card! It will certainly brighten your daughter’s day!
    I had totally overlooked that stamp set – the tree is beautiful. Kelly x

  8. Libby Dyson

    Just a beautiful card Jacque and I’m sure your daughter will appreciate all the love and thought you put into it


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