Saturday 28 January 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #282 - Moodboard


Before we get on to our new challenge, we want to express how thrilled we are with your response to our previous New and/or Welcome Challenge! The number of creative, delightful entries has blown us away! Thank you so much; selecting Top Picks will be quite the task!

Today, we introduce another challenge style to the roster - Moodboards - which are simply 'more-entry-points' versions of our previous Photo challenges. Here, we're offering a variety of images to spark inspiration - and you can draw ideas from one or several of the photos for your cards/projects. At first glance, you'll note that the selections are Valentine/love themed but, looking closer, we also spy florals, baked goodies, frozen treats, coffee and a range of pretty colours. Possibilities galore! 


Let's check out the Inkspirational designers' takes:





Turning things over to you; how will the Moodboard inspire YOU?

See you in the gallery!

The Link will be open until February 10 at 11:59pm (GMT).

(We'll be back on Saturday, February 4th with a Reminder Post and the Top Picks from the New/Welcome challenge)

Saturday 21 January 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #281 - Word Prompt - New and/or Welcome - REMINDER POST

 Hello crafters,

Have you had a chance to play along in our current Word Prompt Challenge - New and/or Welcome? If so, thank you so much! If not - or if you want to play again (or three times or four times...) - you still have time! Another week, in fact! 

More design team inspiration:


We're looking forward to your New and/or Welcome interpretations filling the gallery.

The Linky will be open until 11:59pm (GMT) on Friday, Jan 27th, 2023.
Link up here

Saturday 14 January 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #281 - Word Prompt

Hello...and welcome to Inkspirational Challenge #281 - our first challenge of 2023 - and the beginning of what we hope will be a fun-filled year of inspiration. We have a few changes coming up, which we hope you'll enjoy, alongside a couple of the 'regulars', namely, Word Prompt. 

For this challenge, we've selected New and/or Welcome to inspire you over the next two weeks. Welcome is straight forward; New can include anything from new baby, new year, new beginnings and even new products in your stash making their debut. 

We'd also like to warmly welcome our two new designers -  Julia and Nonni.

Let's check out the inspiration from the design team:




We're looking forward to your New and/or Welcome interpretations filling the gallery.
The Linky will be open until 11:59pm (GMT) on Friday, Jan 27th, 2023.

Just a note: Top Picks for this challenge will be posted on February 4th (then bi-weekly, as per usual).

Have fun creating! 

Saturday 7 January 2023

Meet Our New Designers!


We're a week away- January 14th, to be specific -  from starting our 2023 challenges, so time to introduce you to the two designers who will be joining our team: Julia, from Create with Me and Nonni, from Nonni's Handmade Cards , who's returning to the INK family after being away for a few years. W

Let's get to know our brand-new team member:



I started card stamping about 28 years ago - in a similar way to many - after attending Stampin' Up card stamping parties! I have always been crafty but I cannot draw and stamping gave me a way to create beautiful cards without drawing. I started out being a clean and simple style stamper. Now I'd say I do mostly clean and layered, but I have dabbled with vintage and steampunk styles as I was on various design teams. I've just recently been experimenting with watercoloring my images. There's always something new to get excited about with stamping. My jam packed craft room is a testament to that! I'm looking forward to creating with the Inkspirational Team!

The entire team - Pia, Marlena, Julia, Nonni and I (Carol) are excited to embark on another year of INKSPIRATIONAL Challenges. We're looking forward to having all of you 'play cards' with us! 

Our first challenge of 2023 starts next Saturday! 
See you then!