Sunday, 21 January 2018

Inkspired Blog Hop 71

Good Evening and welcome to the 71st Blog Hop! You may be starting here or you may have come from Narelle. I can't wait to see what everyone has created.

Here is our sketch for the hop:

Here is my card:



I admit I had a bit of trouble with this sketch. I had many ideas but when I started to implement them, they just didn't work. I was on the phone to a friend today and she told me what I was doing wrong.

"You are overthinking it Ally, keep it simple."

And I realised she was right! So I put away the Designer Series Paper, embossing folders and powder, markers and embellishments. All I kept out was 1 stamp set, a couple of my favourite colours and matching cardstock and ribbon, and it worked!

The colours are Island Indigo, Berry Burst and Lemmon Lime Twist. The stamp set is Beautiful Peacock and the ribbon is Berry Burst Metallic-Edge Ribbon.

Next on the Hop is Maree. Don't forget to go around and see everyone's creations!



Until next time,

Ally

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Inkspired Blog Hop 70

Good evening and welcome to the first Inkspired Blog Hop for the year! You may have come from Narelle or you may be starting here.

This is the sketch for this time:



and here is my interpretation:



I used the Naturally Eclectic Suite to complete this card. Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper was used as a background and also as the strip. The flower is from the Oh So Eclectic Stamp set, in Fresh Fig and the sentiment is from Beautiful You.

Next on the hop is Maree. Don't forget to hop around to everyone and see their fabulous creations.



Until next time,

Ally

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 69

Good evening and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Narelle or you may be starting here. Don't forget to see all of the fabulous cards on display tonight.


Here is our sketch of the fortnight:

And here are my cards:



No your eyes are not deceiving you, there are FIVE cards there. I decided on what I wanted to do but I couldn't decide what colour I wanted to use, so I decided to use five. The colours I have used are: Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum. I used the Marbled Background and Merry Mistletoe stamps. I also used the Metallic Enamel Shapes and the Whisper White sheer ribbon.

Next on the hop is Maree. I can't wait to see what she has created!



Until next time,

Allison

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 68

Good evening and welcome to another Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from the wonderful Renee or you may be starting here. Don't forget to see all of the wonderful creations.

Here is our sketch:


This is my creation:



I created this card with the idea of Santa sitting in front of the fire in his pyjamas and then realising that the snow had started falling, rushed out to get his suit off the line. This appeals to my inner child.

I used the Around the World Designer Series Paper, Thick Whisper White Cardstock and Window Sheet to create the main card. The stamp and die bundle is called Santa's Suit. I used the new Stampin' Blends to colour the images. Alcohol markers are great for colouring and creating a light/dark effect.

Next on the hop is Maree. I always look forward to seeing her creations.




Until next time.
Allison

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 67

Good evening and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee or you may be starting here.

Here is our latest sketch:



Here is my card:



You may be thinking that my combination of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper and Cherry Cobbler is a bit unusual. There is method to my madness though. Today is my parents' 40th wedding anniversary and that is the ruby celebration. I have also used the Number of Years stamp and the Eclectic Layers Framelits. I did use Wink of Stella on the ruby but it doesn't really show in the picture.

Next on the hop is Maree. Don't forget to go around to all of the blogs to see the wonderful creations.



Until next time.

Allison 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 66

Good evening and welcome to the latest Inkspired Blog Hop. You may have come from Renee or you may be starting here. Don't forget to go around and check out all the marvellous cards.

This is the latest sketch:



And here is my card:



There is a story behind my card this week. The story starts a month ago when someone ran up the back of my car. This then pushed me into the car in front of me. Well my car was booked in to be repaired on the 23rd of October.

On Wednesday this week I HAD to be at work at 7:45. We were taking 80 kids into the city and then spending the night at Taronga Zoo. Well my car decided to overheat on Wednesday morning and had to be towed. The people from the dealership say that the car overheated due to damage from the accident. I was frantically calling my work colleagues and family trying to get to work. I was hoping to be there by the time they started walking to the station (approximately 8:30).

I arrived at work at 9:30. I had to drop off my luggage, walk to the station and meet up with my group in Sydney. I caught the train fine and even got off at the right station, but I then managed to get lost on the way to the museum. Luckily a phone call to Dad helped me to find the way.

I finally met up with my group at about 10:45. We then spent the rest of the day walking around the Botanical Gardens in the rain and spent the night at the zoo. We loved the overnight excursion however, we didn't enjoy the rain all night long or the seals barking all night!

This card is for the teacher I shared a tent with. Her humour and ability to navigate Taronga Zoo are amazing.

The card is created with the Painted Harvest and Label Me Pretty. I have used Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry and Bermuda Bay. The ribbon is Bermuda Bay Stitched and the scallops are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.

Next on the hop is Barbara who I had the pleasure of seeing yesterday. I am really looking forward to seeing what she has created.



Until next time!

Allison

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Inkspired Blog Hop 65

Good evening and welcome to the Inkspired Blog Hop. You may be coming from Renee or you may be starting here. Make sure you hop around to all the blogs for some fabulous inspiration.

We always start with a sketch and here is the latest:


I must admit that I had the idea for this card last year, but I ran out of time to make it. When I saw this sketch I decided it was time to use the idea.



I used the Holly Berry Builder punch in Garden Green and Real Red. The ribbon is the Gold 1/8 Ribbon and the Designer Series Paper is Quilted Christmas.

Next on the hop is Maree. She always inspires me to do more with my stamping.



Until next time!

Allison