Inkaholics

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Challenge 167 - Popsicle Photo



Welcome back to Inkspirational . Our new challenge is to be inspired by this colourful picture  of ice lollies.

Please welcome our Guest Designer:

Chrissie



I was a primary school teacher for the whole of my career and only began card making after my retirement. In 2007 my daughter asked me to make her wedding stationery, so from never having made a card  I became totally hooked.
I have been on numerous card making design teams, including several years with Craft Stamper magazine and began my own CAS challenge blog “Less is More” in 2011 with my friend Mandi. I’m happy to report that the blog is still extremely successful in the hands of a terrific DT to whom I handed over the reins in 2016.
My life is kept very busy spending time with our grandchildren and going on lots of lovely holidays, particularly cruising.



Now for our Design Team:


Carol


Shauna




Marina 





We will choose a top pick/s from this challenge and invite one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.






Saturday, 4 August 2018

Top Picks Birthday

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in Birthday challenge! The entries were all amazing and fun to see!

These are our top picks:
We love her creative design and how she used the negative space!  It is all together a very handsome card!


The cute turtle and crab in the porthole make this a very charming card! We love how she achieved the water effect. 


This card stood out with the amazing coloring and impressive fussy cutting job!  We also love the soft colors and the subtle dimension.



Congratulations to our top picks!
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Saturday, 28 July 2018

Challenge #166-Designer's choice

Hello There,

Time for a new challenge and this week we have our designer's choice.
Sandie has challenged us to :


. The 10 mins starts when you actually start making your card-you can collect all the items you need to make the card before you start that clock!
We would love to know how long it took you to make this-just for fun!

Please welcome our Guest Designer:

Deanne





My name is Deanne Saunders. My hubby and I live in Paradise,
Newfoundland Canada. I was an elementary teacher for 23 years but retired
early. I am now an Early Childhood Educator (couldn’t stay away from the
kiddies!!). I have always enjoyed playing with paper, scissors, glue, and
ESPECIALLY crayons and pencil crayons, ever since I’ve been a small child. I
just couldn’t stop playing, so I continued by scrapbooking and card-making!
I love it!!! My hubby calls me a paper hoarder. He just MAY be right, but I’d
never tell him that!!! A man doesn’t need to know he’s right!!! haha!

My blog address is http://littlebitopaper.blogspot.com/



Here's what our DT made: 


Sandie
8 mins 32 seconds.


Shauna

8 minutes 33 seconds

6 minutes


9 minutes 20 seconds 


8 minutes 58 seconds


7 minutes 27 seconds





We will choose a top pick/s from this challenge and invite one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.






Saturday, 21 July 2018

Top Picks Sun Photo

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in our Sun photo challenge!  These stunners are our top picks:


We love how Ann created this innovative, artsy card to suit the challenge perfectly! Her colors and the sun-theme look fantastic with her clever choice of image and design!



Izzy
 

This card was so well thought out; with the fantastic stamp choice, the bold colors, the amazing score lines... this is a beauty!



Michelle
We love the texture on this card with the amazing, detailed embossing in the background! Her subtle use of color is really fresh and lovely!





Congratulations to our top picks!
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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Challenge #165 Word Prompt- Birthday

Welcome back to Inkspirational. Our new challenge is an easy one, I think, and the perfect opportunity to stock up on those cards we always need.... But of course, you could interpret the word in a not-so-obvious way...
Here's what our DT made: 



Shauna



Kylie


Marina 


Carol


We will choose a top pick/s from this challenge and invite one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.





Saturday, 7 July 2018

Top Picks - Nonni's Choice

Current challenge HERE.

Thank you to all those who played along in designer's choice challenge, where Nonni challenged us to use small stamps! We had a stunning gallery this week!


These are our top picks:
This is an amazing scene!  Her use of the stamps is beautiful and it is amazing that she was still able to maintain a clean look!


Kaja
Her little monkeys are adorable!  Her layout with the circles is super fun and the coloring is superb!


Jaydee

  We love how she created this giant sun and then used her small stamps for the scene.  The subtle use of color makes this a stand out card!





Congratulations to our top picks!
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Saturday, 30 June 2018

Challenge #164-Photo Challenge

Welcome back to Inkspirational .  We'd like you to be inkspired by the photo above. 
Here's what our DT made: 

Shauna



Marina 


Carol


Yvonne






We will choose a top pick/s from this challenge and invite one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.







Saturday, 23 June 2018

Top Picks Power

Current challenge: Designer's Choice~Use Small Stamps HERE

Thank you to all those who played along in our Power word challenge! We loved to see so many different interpretations of the word.


These are our top picks:


Marlena's card is an innovative take on power, with that delightful windmill.
 Her palette: lovely!

Claire

Claire's Caped Crusader Kitty is simply darling; a most delightful, charming
Father's Day card in every way!

Ishani

Ishani has designed an eye-catching 4th birthday card that depicts the 'power' of
literacy! Sooooo innovative!


Congratulations to our top picks!
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Saturday, 16 June 2018

Challenge #163 Designer's Choice



Welcome back to Inkspirational . Our new challenge has been chosen by Nonni and she wants us to use small stamps. 
Guidelines : use small stamps to create your design -stamps smaller than 2 inch diameter. (eg coin sized) . You may use one or two large stamps (eg sentiment) but the majority of your design should be small stamps. 

Please welcome our Guest Designer:

Valerie 


Hello! My name is Valérie, I am 37 years old and I live in Switzerland with my husband Benjamin and my three guinea pigs Jinxie, Ayla and Vaila. I work part-time at a law firm as an all-rounder but my real passion is cardmaking and scrapbooking. My style is clean and simple and I love cute stamps. I started with scrapbooking and making mini albums in 2007 and started my blog in 2010. I design for Scraphouse (a Swiss scrapbooking store) and several challenge blogs. When I don't craft I love reading, fashion and travelling.
My blog is Le Scrap de Vava : http://lescrapdevava.blogspot.ch/


Now for our Design Team:


Sandie

Shauna


Kylie

Carol

Marina 






We will choose a top pick/s from this challenge and invite one entrant to join us as a Guest Designer.
(Please use an active email address when you link up, as this is usually how we will contact you. 
We're sorry that we may not be able to comment on cards that are uploaded to galleries where we have to register to comment (eg Splitcoast Stampers), or where word verification is enabled. When we can view your card, however, we will still consider it for our top picks.