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Saturday 20 April 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #314 - Mood Board

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

Our inspiration for the next two weeks is this bright, cheery Mood Board. Colours, images, the 'vibe' - take whatever sparks your creativity, create a card/project and share in the gallery. We're excited to see what you make.

 

https://www.samanthamadeo.com/blog/2018/7/31/moodboardmonday-playful-bright

Inspiration from the Design Team:





Looking forward to seeing you in the gallery.

The Link will be open until Friday, May 3rd @11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, April 27 with a Reminder Post and Top Picks for Challenge #313.


Saturday 13 April 2024

Top Picks Challenge #312 and Reminder Post - Challenge #313 - Word Prompt - Fold

Welcome to our two part post.

First, a reminder that you have until Friday, April 19th at 11:59 pm (GMT) to play in Challenge #313 - Word Prompt - Fold - found HERE. Thank you to those who have joined us. Let's keep the beautiful makes coming! 

Speaking of beautiful - or rather, in this case, gorgeous - cards, here's a fabulous Fold reminder designed by our wonderful teammate, Pia.

Second, Challenge #312 closed with 11 lovely white-on-white entries. Thank you for sharing your inspired creations with us.  

Our Top Picks: 

Arlene's card features a lovely white-on-white winter scene. 

Jane's Baby card is absolutely darling, especially white-on-white.

Nancy's white-on-white card does exactly what the sentiment says: makes us smile.

Congratulations to our Top Picks; please take your badge.

Saturday 6 April 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #313 - Word Prompt - Fold

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

For our first April challenge, our Word Prompt for the next two weeks is FOLD.  As card-makers, 'fold' may be reflected as a fancy fold designed to change up the typical side or top fold style. And...that's 100% totally fine. Fold, however, can also include: folding chairs, a fold in clothing/drapes, something 'folded' around something else (folded in a hug), folded clothes...and so on. As long as a 'fold' is visible (and explained, if need be) on your card/project, we'll be delighted. 


Inspiration from the Design Team: 
(Even though our cards feature fancy folds, remember that fold can mean other things as well.)

Julia

Pia

Marina 

Marlena




Joining next week with a card.

Looking forward to seeing your fabulous takes on FOLD in the gallery.

The Link will be open Friday, April 19th @11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, April 13 with a Reminder Post and Top Picks for Challenge #312.

Saturday 30 March 2024

Top Picks Challenge #311 and Reminder Post - Challenge #312 - Designer's Choice - White on White

 Welcome to our two part post.

First, a reminder that you have until Friday, April 5th at 11:59 pm (GMT) to play in Challenge #312 - Designer's Choice White on White - found HERE. Thank you to those who have joined us. Let's keep the beautiful makes coming! 

Second, Challenge #311 closed with 46 Clean and Simple sensational entries. Thank you for sharing your inspired creations with us.  As always, selecting the Top Picks is a challenge. Given the number of cards shared, we're choosing FOUR cards to highlight:

Our Top Picks:

Hannelie

Hannelie's polka dot balloon is a CAS delight.


Trina's little dinosaur, diving into his cake, is a CAS cutie.


Christine's trio of chickens are just too cute, all decked out with their party flowers, card and balloon.


Jane's balloon bouquet is bright, cheery and definitely CAS.

Congratulations to our Top Picks; please take your badge.


Saturday 23 March 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #312 - Designer’s Choice

Welcome back to Inkspirational; we're delighted to have you join us. Hard to believe we're nearly at the end of March and 'this close' to Easter. Time's flying! 

For the next two weeks, Julia invites us to play with her Designer's Choice: White on White. While this combination often appears on winter/Christmas cards, it also suits a much wider ranges of seasons/occasions, as our design team has shown.  Let your imagination soar....

  

Inspiration from the Design Team:





Looking forward to seeing your White-on-White creations in the gallery.

The Linky will be open until Friday, April 5th @ 11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, March 30th with a Reminder Post and Top Picks for Challenge #311.


Saturday 16 March 2024

Top Picks Challenge #310 and Reminder Post - Challenge #311 - CAS (optional - Feature a Balloon)

 Welcome to our two part post.

First, a reminder that you have until Friday, March 22nd at 11:59 pm (GMT) to play in Challenge #311 - CAS, with an optional twist to Feature a Balloon - found HERE. At the time of writing this post, we have 23 delightful clean and simple entries in the gallery. Thank you to those who have joined us. Let's keep the beautiful makes coming! 

Second, Challenge #310 -  Mood Board -  closed with 32 entries. Thank you for sharing your inspired creations with us.  As always, selecting the Top Picks is a challenge. Given the number of cards shared and the fact that mood boards offer such a range of possibilities, we're choosing FOUR cards to highlight:

Our Top Picks:

Lisa's cake has us craving a slice or two, especially with the pretty pink flowers, the wonderful touches of gold in the candles, leaves and doily and the eye-catching icing. The coverplate background, with the cream showing through, is a lovely touch. 

Jolanda's pink-and-mint, two-layered, beautifully decorated cake is a lovely take on the mood board. The embossed background adds another layer of delight.

Deborah's floral spray, combined with sparkling splatters and subtle brick wall stenciling, is a pretty Mother's Day card and a delightful take on the mood board. 

Carol's cake pops are adorable, especially as they're decorated in colours inspired by the mood board. The sentiment - "Chance of Sprinkles" - is punny perfect for her whimsical take.

Congratulations to our Top Picks; please take your badge.

Saturday 9 March 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #311 - Clean and Simple (Optional: Feature a Balloon)

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

A huge THANK YOU to those who shared their lovely mood board 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 30 entries. Again, your enthusiasm brings us joy! 

Our challenge for the next two weeks is CAS - Clean and Simple - with an optional twist of Feature a Balloon.

 

Optional: Feature a Balloon

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

Inspiration from the Design Team 
(and even though several of us featured a balloon, this is not a requirement. Balloons are just fun!)

Julia

Marlena

Marina 

Pia







Looking forward to seeing your Clean-and-Simple designs, with or without balloons.

The Linky will be open until Friday, March 22nd @ 11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, March, 16th with a Reminder Post and Top Picks for Challenge #310.

 

Saturday 2 March 2024

Top Picks Challenge #309 and Reminder Post - Challenge #310 - Mood Board

 Welcome to our two part post.

First, a reminder that you have until Friday, March 8th at 11:59 pm (GMT) to play in Challenge #310 - Mood Board - found HERE. At the time of writing this post, we have 17 lovely entries in the gallery. Thank you to those who have joined us. Let's keep the beautiful makes coming! 

Second, Challenge #309 - Word Promot - HEARTS closed with 85 entries. Thank you for sharing your heart/love themed creations with us.  As always, selecting the Top Picks is a challenge. Given the number of cards shared, we're choosing FOUR cards to highlight:

Our Top Picks:

Karen's heart shaped glasses with their message of love are just too cool!

Donna's Valentine card for her husband is adorable, especially in non-traditional colours.

Silke's three little pigs, sending hugs and love, are simply darling.

Nancy's elephants and hearts are such a sweet pairing.

Congratulations to our Top Picks; please take your badge.


Saturday 24 February 2024

Inkspirational Challenge #310 - Mood Board

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

For the next two weeks, we invite you to draw inspiration from the Mood Board below. Pastel colours, pretty flowers, a beautiful, simply designed layered cake, tasty macarons, cupcakes and cake pops are just a start.  Remember: a mood board offers a plethora of launching points for your card/project: images, colours, textures, design and much more. Let us know what caught your eye; we're sure to be dazzled.

Source: Adapted from:  
https://bespokeandbeautiful.blogspot.com/2014/10/mood-board-monday-pink-mint-gold.html

Inspiration from the Design Team: 






Looking forward to a gallery filled with pretty and sweet!

The Link will be open until Friday, March 8 @ 11:59pm (GMT)

We'll be back on Saturday, March 2nd with a Reminder Post and Top Picks from Challenge #309.