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Colour Inkspiration #21 – Flirty Flowers Pocket Card

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Welcome to Colour Inkspiration Challenge #21!  You’ve landed in New Zealand at Jacque Williams’ blog! This fortnight we have a softer colour palette of Sahara Sand, Rose Red, PeekaBoo Peach, Soft Sky, and Pear Pizzazz:

 

My stamp set of choice this time is the Flirty Flowers:

 

All the colours are in there, even if just in a tiny quantity.  I must admit I used Berry Burst instead of the Rose Red simply because I needed a matching ribbon.  Both are excellent colours.

 

I chose to make another version of my Pocket Card, which is a great one for something a bit different and to feature the clean lines of this stamp.

 

 

The PInewood Planks Embossing Folder adds a bit of texture in contrast to the soft colours and flowers.  Tuck in a gift voucher or a photo for a complete gift!

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Night in Bethlehem – November All Stars Blog Hop!

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Welcome to a new All Stars Blog Hop and Tutorial Bundle – this month is “All Christmas”!

 

To kick off the month, each designer will share a project using the same bundle she used in the exclusive tutorials, giving you several idea with the same tools.  My choice this month is the Night in Bethlehem stamp and die bundle:

 

First is a fairly straightforward version, the perfect sort of project if you have many Christmas cards to make or just very limited time.

I used the Copper Embossing Powder for the sentiment, Copper Foil for the star, and a whisp of the Copper Metallic Thread around the bow.  Copper and Night of Navy are a striking combination!

Version 2 is a little more stepped up, this time keeping all the stamping flat and cutting out a word with the Large Letters Dies.  This technique (the Eclipse technique) is the rage at the moment and is so easy to do!

First do all your stamping, then simply cut the letters our over the stamped images.  Replace back into place with Dimensionals.  Easy!

 

The Navy and Silver combination is traditional while still being a bit of a stand out among other Christmas cards!

Remember the exclusive 12 Tutorial Bundle for November is FREE with any $50NZD  order through me OR you can purchase below fr $20 NZD:

Thanks for stopping by Jacque Williams’ blog here in New Zealand. Next stop: Jenneke De Jong!

 




 

 

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Colour Inspiration #20 – Orange Blossom Pop Up Card

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Welcome to another Colour Inkspiration Crew Blog Hop!

 

This fortnight’s challenge is a rich colour combination in Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Dapper Denim, and Always Artichoke:

 

 

I love the picture that inspired this combination and took my inspiration directly from there:

 

The stamp set is Orange Blossom, one of those funny ones that just looks like black blobs in the catalogue, but when stamped in colour, it really comes to life!

 

One of my favorite things on this project is the Silver Foil done up faux punched tin style.  I’ve used the Quilt Top Embossing Folder backwards to create this effect.   I also used the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to colour those pearls more of an Ivory than a stark white (Stampin’ Blends coming 1 November!).

 

And inside the card we have this fun and easy pop up detail, along with a warm colour inside.

I hope you’ve had fun here at my blog – next stop: Kelly Kent!

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Watercolour Christmas – Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop

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Welcome to the first blog hop among the demonstrators around the world who have achieved the Alaska Cruise in 2018!  You’ve landed at Jacque Williams’s blog in New Zealand!

 

My share today is a striking, yet simple, card project for Christmas featuring the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments:

 

I love the texture and interest these cute wreaths give to projects – and not just for Christmas! Here I’ve shaped it into a circle, but these are a simple wire so can be shaped how you prefer.

 

The stamp set I’ve used, Watercolor Christmas, coordinate with an easy Christmas kit for some fast card projects, but don’t limit it to just that!  Use this versatile set with clean images for other imaginative projects, too.

 

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October All Stars Blog Hop – Quilted Christmas

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Welcome to October, Welcome to New Zealand, and Welcome to another All Stars Blog Hop!

This month we decided to feature the Holiday Catalogue again; you’ll see a variety of Christmas and non-Christmas projects both on this hop AND in the 12 tutorial bundle offered below.

Both of my projects focus on the Quilted Christmas Bundle.  This bundle is so much more than Christmas:

 

I had great fun making this home decor piece!   I plan to make another one in a different colour scheme, too.   We do a draw for names in my husband’s family . . .  . well I guess I hope I get the name of someone who will enjoy this!

 

Each square on this wall art features the Quilt Top Embossing Folder and some element from the Quilted Christmas stamp set or die set or both.  Here, I’ve used the star pattern stamps along with the stitching dies.

 

And isn’t this needle die just soooo adorable!   Such a cute, cute touch to the embellishments.

 

The Quilted Christmas die set also has these fun daisy-type flowers as a compliment to the quilted stars.  I also think the little cross stitching stamp is very useful!

If you don’t wish to make home decor, consider taking each of these squares and making a square notecard!  Or do both!

Remember the 12 designers on this hop have also created an exclusive tutorial bundle for October – yours free with any $50 order with me (Jacque Williams) or you can purchase below for $20 NZD.

 




I hope you’ve enjoyed your stop here.  Next stop: Jenneke De Jong!

 

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Colour Inkspiration 18 – Colorful Seasons Double Front Card

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Welcome to another color challenge and a blog hop from the Colour Inspiration Crew!  This fortnight’s color challenge 18 includes a soft palette of pinks and neutrals:

 

I took my inspiration from a lovely card made by friend and team member, Sally Robertson and recreated her project in the colours above:

How I love that branch and flowers!  So clean and unique!   The background is a soft wash with the Powder Pink.

 

This type of fold is called a Double Front card,  Basically it’s a card inside of a card.  So easy, yet looks great!

 

 

The inside of the card has some two step stamping using the Colorful Seasons stamp set. It’s easy to line these up because they are photopolymer (totally clear stamps).

 

 

The second “page” of the card features the oh-so-popular deck chair, also in the Colorful Seasons bundle die set.

 

And the very front are those beautiful flowers on a delicate branch in Basic Grey.

Give this easy new fold a try!  I know you will enjoy the rest of the hop!. Next stop: Denita Wright-Smee!

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Colour Inkspiration 17 – Brights with Flower Shop

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The challenge round features colours that I wouldn’t naturally put together, but I do love this colour combination!  How fun, fresh, and bright!

I was inspired by samples at a recent team event to give this sort of “shaker card” a try:

Instead of an acetate window, I’ve used netting or tulle here to suspend the sequins.  Fun!

The flowers are from the Flower Ship stamp set, one that’s been a favorite for a few years.  Pair this with the Pansy Punch for quick embellishments!   But you’ll notice the leaves are new – this is the new Leaf Punch in the Holiday Catalogue.

 

This has been a fun colour combination to play with – something out of my “usual” recently!  Enjoy the rest of the hop – Lou Kitzelman is next!

 

 

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All Stars September Blog Hop – Hearts Come Home

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Welcome to the September Blog Hop for the All Stars team!  You are now in New Zealand with Jacque Williams.  We have a brand new 12 project, full colour tutorial bundle for you and we are kicking it off with a Blog Hop among the designers!

My blog hop and my tutorial project feature the Hearts Come Home Bundle – one that I have found to be so versatile both for Christmas and for non-Christmas projects!  Simply swap the above sentiment out for something else and use this design year round.

I love non-traditional colour Christmas cards. In fact, I don’t think I’ve made a green and red Christmas card for years.  I love the fresh look of this colour combination (Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, and Berry Burst), especially here in New Zealand where we celebrate Christmas in the summer.

 

 

 

If you’d like to see what else I’ve made with this bundle (and what the other 11 designers have created), simply place an order with me for $50 NZD or more during September OR you can purchase the tutorial bundle below:





And please do continue to enjoy the hop! Your next stop is the talented Janneke de Jong!

 

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