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Saturday 29 April 2023

Top Picks - Challenge 287 - and Reminder Post - Challenge #288 - Designer's Choice

 Welcome to today's two part post.

First, we're absolutely thrilled, at the time of writing this post, to see 23 fabulous entries in Challenge #288, where our sweet Nonni selected Dots AND Stripes as her Designer's Choice. The current cards showcase the theme in ever so clever ways. You still have time to join us - or play again - as the link is open until Friday, May 4th @ 11:59pm (GST). Hoping for over 70 this time round! 

Second, we closed Challenge #287 with a resounding 63 amazing entries! How awesome is that! Thank you so much!! As always, selecting winners is a challenge, but we managed (although we want to declare all of you as top picks).

Our Top Picks for Challenge #287 - CAS are:

Joanne

Joanne's pretty flowers, highlight coloured, make for a pretty CAS card.


Kristen's zesty, realistic slice of lemon and rays pairing make for a sunny CAS card.


Deb's sweet rainy day image and sentiment pairing are well placed for a CAS design (and makes us want to get some some cute boots to jump in puddles, too).

Congratulations to our Top Picks; please take your badge.














Saturday 22 April 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #288 - Designer's Choice - Nonni

Hello,

Welcome back to Inkspirational; we're delighted you're here!

First, we're in awe of the amazing number of entries (at the time of writing this post, there were 63!!!) and incredible creativity for our previous CAS challenge. Thank you for your support and for sharing your talents with us! 

Second: new challenge! For the next two weeks, our sweet Nonni has selected DOTS AND STRIPES as her Designer's Choice inspiration. Not just one or the other, but BOTH! Super fun, right! 


Let's check out the team's creations:

Marlena


Julia











Looking forward to seeing your DOTS and STRIPES creations in the gallery.

The Link will be open until Friday, May 5th, 2023 @ 11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, April 29th, with a Reminder Post and TOP PICKS for Challenge #287 - CAS. 

Saturday 15 April 2023

Top Picks - Challenge 286 - and Reminder Post - Challenge 287 - CAS

 Welcome to today's two part post.

First, to those who have already played in Challenge #287 - Clean and Simple - thank you! To those who have not or who would like to add another entry, the link is open until Friday, April 21st @11:59pm (GST). Currently, we have 27 (yes, that's twenty-seven!) fabulous entries! Let's see if we can manage 60 by the challenge's close! (Yes, aiming high!)

Just in case you need more inspiration, Julia has created this funny CAS card:


Second: time to reveal the TOP PICKS for Challenge #286 - Moodboard. As always, so many fantastic cards that narrowing down to three was quite the feat, but we did it. Cue the drum roll...

Here are our Top Picks:

Gundi's Spring scenes are lovely - and who can resist that cute frog! Fabulous take on the moodboard colours and Spring vibe!

Bonnie
Bonnie's bunnies are cute AND they're a sweet take on the moodboard colours/patterns. She has two more on her blog that are also wonderful.

Bobby's dogwood blossoms and pretty embossed background are a lovely take on the upper left moodboard photo.

Congratulations to our TOP PICKS; please take your badge.


Saturday 8 April 2023

Inkspirational Challenge #287 - Clean and Simple (CAS)

Welcome back to Inkspirational; we're delighted you're joining us.

Another huge THANK YOU to those who shared their awe-mazing Moodboard inspired cards/projects for the previous challenge. At the time of writing this post - with a few more hours remaining of the Linky being open - we were at 32 entries. An abundance of creativity on display for sure!  Again, your enthusiasm makes us smile allllll over our faces!

Our challenge for the next to weeks is CAS - Clean and Simple - with an optional twist of Sunshine and/or Rain. Certainly a fitting choice for April - especially where many of us live (although snow is also likely to happen where I'm from - Alberta, Canada). 

Optional Twist - Sunshine and/or Rain

To help you out, here's what we'll be looking for with your Clean and Simple designs:

✅ One main focal point
✅ Lots of OPEN space (doesn't 'have' to be white)
✅ Minimal Layers
✅ Minimal Embellishments

Let's check out the Design Team's Clean-and-Simple cards:

Julia

Marina 





Pia




Looking forward to seeing your CLEAN and SIMPLE creations in the gallery.
The Link will be open until Friday, April 21, 2023 @ 11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, April 15th, with a Reminder Post and TOP PICKS for Challenge #286 - Moodboard.

To those who celebrate: HAPPY EASTER

Saturday 1 April 2023

Top Picks - Challenge #285 - and Reminder Post - Challenge #286 - Moodboard

 Welcome to today's two part post.

First, to those who have already played in Challenge #286 - Moodboard - thank you! To those who have not or who would like to add another entry, the link is open until Friday, April 7th @11:59pm (GST). Currently, we have 16 lovely entries; let's double or even triple that in the week to come. 

Just in case you need more inspiration, Nonni has created this gorgeous card:


 Second: time to reveal the TOP PICKS for Challenge #285 - Numbers. As always, so many fantastic cards that narrowing down to three was quite the feat. Still, we know you're 'counting' on us to make our selections, so

Here are our Top Picks:

Fran

Fran's *Pi Day* pie made us smile...and crave a slice of pie!


Nelleke's birthday ensemble is such fun; lucky 9 year old receiving this! 


Hannelie's numerous numbers makes for an all-around delightful birthday card.

Congratulations to our Top Picks! Please take your badge.