Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #5

Hi there.  Welcome to addINKtive designs and the fifth challenge at The Colour Tree. I hope you love the latest colour combo as much as I do and that it will inspire you in your paper craft projects.

This week I will send EVERY participant a TUTORIAL of their choice for FREE.  Let others know about this great offer in the blog post for your challenge entry and which tutorial you would like to receive for free. (You must stick to the challenge guidelines in order to qualify). 

About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.

Here's my project to highlight this week's challenge colours -


I made a window card using a single rose die from the Rose Garden Thinlits. You can find out more about the project details HERE.

Hope to see you in the gallery!

TCT Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 13th February at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 14th February and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

A Rose Garden Window Card for the Latest Challenge at The Colour Tree

Hi there!  Thanks for visiting addINKtive designs.  I have quite a different window card to share with you today and it was made to highlight the new Colour Tree Challenge for this week.


A pair of jeans and matching necklace were the inspiration for this week's challenge colours at The Colour Tree - 


For this sympathy card I created a window using the single rose die from the Rose Garden Thinlits, attached the navy rose to the inside of the card and then added the larger yellow rose and leaf die cut to the front.  The gorgeous Swallowtail butterfly was stamped on the background panel, along with the small flower stamp from Rose Wonder. The front sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and a little die cut butterfly from the new SAB Wildflower Fields DSP was added to complete the challenge colour palette.

I hope you will join the latest challenge by linking up your project in the TCT Gallery!  Thanks for stopping by.

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The Colour Tree's Top Pick for Challenge #4 and Monthly Winner

Hi there.  This post is an extra special one as I announce the Weekly Top Pick for The Colour Tree Challenges as well as our Winner for the month of January.

Thank you to the entrants that linked up for challenge #4 and I am particularly appreciative of those ladies that have really 'embraced' TCT over the last month and have joined in on a regular basis.

It's never easy to decide on a Top Pick but I have chosen this gorgeous card by Heidi Weaver -


I just love the simplicity of this CAS design and how the colours just 'pop' on the white background.  Congratulations, Heidi.  Make sure you grab the Top Pick Badge for your blog -


Monthly Winner 

Heidi is also The Colour Tree's Monthly Winner with two of her entries making it into the weekly Top Picks; but to really top it off, Heidi has linked up for every challenge in January!  Wow! What an amazing effort (Please note that entering multiple times is not a prerequisite for Winner at TCT).

Congratulations, Heidi.  Here's the Monthly Winner Badge for your blog -

A Line Up of Heidi's Projects for January -

 #TCTC1 in the Top 3 Picks


#TCTC4 - Top Pick

Heidi is also invited to be a Guest Designer for The Colour Tree in the month of February -

Did you know that everyone who enters a challenge at The Colour Tree have their projects pinned on my TCTC Pinterest Board?  You can check it out HERE.

Make sure you come back in a few hours for the launch of challenge #5!

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Stamp Review Crew - I Think You're Great

Hi there.  It's the first Monday of the month and that means The Stamp Review Crew are back for another blog hop.  We are a group of International Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who love to show you lots of creative ways to use your stamps.  This round we are featuring the stamp set, I think You're Great.

If you get lost along the way, just click on the banner below to take you to the main blog where you will see a list of participants for this round.

You will find this stamp set in the Artistic Expression section on page 130 of the annual catty under the heading 'Kissing'!

I Think You're Great is also very versatile for lots of other techniques - I have demonstrated the kissing technique (sentiment), repeated stamping for the background, stamping on a die cut (sun's rays) and making your own stamped DSP for some paper piecing (the camper or 'caravan' in Aussie lingo).


I only have one project to share today as I am back at work after the summer break; the first two weeks of the school year are always a little crazy!

Here are the details about the products I used -
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Thanks so much for hopping by!  Up next is the lovely and talented, Debra Burgin.  I'm really looking forward to seeing what she has made with this cute stamp set.

Or back to our SRC co-ordinator, Tanya Boser, who has only just purchased this set!  I'm sure she's had fun over the weekend putting some 'great' ideas together!

Just in case you missed the last lot of cards I made with one of the stamps from I Think You're Great, here's a peek -

Here's the link -  (Original idea from Jenny Hayward, a fellow Aussie Demo)

Sunday, January 31, 2016

CASEing the Sale-A-Bration Catty - #CTC64

Hi there!  Welcome to another CASEing the Catty Sunday Night Blog Hop.  This round we are CASEing (copying and selectively editing) something that takes our interest from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

The card that I am sharing tonight is not really my usual style - I rarely do masculine cards or cards that are 'flat' or quick and easy to make.  I usually do pretty, feminine, 3D and complicated! ... LOL

My downline, De Arn, lent me this SAB set, Sky is the Limit and lots of other new sets and dies for a week over the summer break; so I made the most of the opportunity and whipped up quite a few cards in that time. I will return the favour very soon as I'm now a busy bee back at work for the start of a new school year.

For my card I CASED the layout on page 18 (Hello card with Butterflies) and used the colour combo on page 16 - Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Black.

Thanks so much for hopping by and supporting the CTC Blog Hop!

Up next is Tricia Raineri from The Speckled Sparrow ... She has a very cool card fold to share.

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