Archive for the ‘Colour Inspiration’ Category

Trigger Tuesday Halter

Moxie Fab’s Trigger Tuesday Challenge has come up with this Halter Top from Anthropology for a fun challenge this week.

I had some paper from Cosmo Cricket (Hello Sunshine) that reminded me a bit of this fabric, so that’s where I started.

Here’s my go with this trigger challenge:

Eggplant Issues

Kristina Werner had a Colour Inspiration this week, Reader’s Choice 3 CI.  I had a few minutes this morning so I put something together quickly & it was a challenge for me.  Eggplant & me don’t see eye to eye.  Anyways, be sure to try it out & give the challenge a go.

Lots of Colours

Time for a Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration, Reader’s Choice 2.  The photo was supplied from Kristie.

Here’s my go with these 6 colours …

8×8 Deisgner Paper Pad from Cosmo Cricket “Hello Sunshine” & “Get Happy”, DCWV Christmas Pack Paper.

Ooh La La!

There is my go at the Reader’s Choice Colour Inspiration Challenge!  Which one?  Well, Kristina Werner had a fun {2} part Colour Inspiration Challenge.  Part {1} was to submit your own photos & then the votes then led to part {2} of the challenge … the Colour Inspiration!

I’m hoping there’s enough light gray in the mirror copic colouring.

Here was the inspiration photo, taken by Be Creative with Amy.  Good name for a blog :D , btw

Colourful Sewing

Is that inspiring for a Kristina Werner Colour Inspiration?  Dunno, but I like it.  I popped over to Fabricland today (big sale on Fabric until Saturday, btw).  I brought my camera into the florescent, no windowed fabric wonderland & took a few pics before perusing the material.  I call this photo “Gütermann”.  lol

Anyways, that’s my go at a Colour Inspiration.  Kristina’s  “part 1″ photo submission goes until Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 pm MDT. Give it a go or look through some of your old photos.  Always fun revisiting.

{edited May 8, … trying to reload, Linky didn’t put my big photo into the quilt … for all you out there … apparently, Linky doesn’t like “umlaut” as in the ‘u’ in ‘Gütermann’ or accents, just fyi}

5+1 Colours


Kristina Werner had a Colour Inspiration Challenge this week, #57, and it was a big challenge for me.  Lots & lots of colours from her fabric choices.  My Nan (would have been her 93rd birthday today) used to make me quilts.  I love quilts, heavier that blankets & made with love.  Here are the colours from Kristina’s soon-to-be-quilt:


Here’s my go with all of the colours.  Thanks for all the fun & memories in the craft room!


Christmas Inspired


Isn’t that too welcoming?  It’s the Paper Craft Planet Inspiration photo that Millie picked out for this week’s PCPcolor41 Challenge.

The colours we were to use were Muted Red, Vanilla & White & here’s my go at the challenge:


Thanks for the fun inspiration, Millie!

Used:  Vanilla CS, Stampin’ UP! Gross Grain Stripped Ribbon, Christmas Greetings & Tree Trimmings Stamp Sets, White EP, Versa Mark Ink, Corner Rounder.


Time for Kristina Werner’s 56th Colour Inspiration!  This challenge had a lot of colours, so I had a few false starts to the card, before trying to figure out what I was going for.

Here is Kristina’s fun inspiration photo:

Here’s my card.  For each “flower” I poked two holes, for each of the thread to be tucked in, in the centre & at the end of the spiral wrap.  To make the spiral, I just used some tombo glue to hold down the embossing floss/thread.  It dries very quickly.

Used:  So Saffron CS, Apple Cider (I believe) SU DSP, metal ringed tag from Staples, dimensionals, So Saffron Gross Grain 1/2″ ribbon, SU Cute & Curly Stamp Set, Ballet Blue Marker, White CS, Stapler, Embossing (Embroidery Floss) Thread.


So, because it’s a bit of a busy week, with Canada Day festivities, Birthday festivities (on going), the nagging summer cold & and general nuttiness, I thought I’d combine some challenges from Paper Craft Planet.  I normally don’t like to do that, because whenever I try it never really hits the mark.  This encompasses 1)  3d18:  making a star box 2)  ’4th of JulyInspired and 3) PCPcolor25:  make something Red, White, & Blue.

With Tammy’s link to the great Star Box Instructions, Here’s my go:

The Tag is just held on by one of those “name tag” clips, because, well it was on my desk & I thought it would hold the tag up nicely.  I used a slit punch, but also had to make a little circle punch so the snap would, well, snap.

I’m not sure what to put in it, but my old stand by is something sweet:  Cookies or Candy in Cellophane.

Used:  Provo Craft Stone Washed Denim-Suede Kathy Distefano Griffiths DSP, Real Red CS, Vanilla Textured CS, Stampin Up Gross Grain 1 1/4″ Stripped Ribbon, Name Tag Clip, Mat Pack, Uniball White Gel Pen, Star Punch, Super Sticky Tape, Circle Punch, Circle Cutter CM, Corner Punch SU, Slit Punch SU, Crop-a-Dile, Buttons & Kite Thread.


Time for Kristina Wern’ers Colour Inspiration #55!  This week’s photo comes from this fabulous skirt & shoes:

No stamping, just some left over material cut in a circle, with a running stitch around the outside & then gathered in to make a fabric yoyo.  Apparently they sell templates to make yoyo’s, but I’ve never understood why.  Maybe it’s faster.  Anyhoo, here’s my card:

Used:  Vanilla CS, Really Rust CS, Grey CS, Buttons from my stash, EKSuccess Edge Punch, Unknown PP, Grey & Rust Cross Stitch Embroidery Floss, Fabric left over from an autumn table runner I made a couple of years ago.