Saturday, 20 December 2014

Indigoblu Challenge 23 - Glitz & Glamour

Morning everyone,

It's challenge time again at Indigoblu, and this is my inspiration for this month's theme, Glitz and Glamour.

I made a masterboard from an A4 piece of card, and sprayed it with Indigoblu cottage paint in Aladdin, and Cinderella.  Once dried, I stamped dinkie snowflake bauble in flitterglu, and flaked in Sheffield Steel flakes, as a border down the edge.  The panel was also edged in Sheffield Steel.

I stamped Connor's crown jewels in stazon gothic purple onto a smaller panel, and also edged in flake.  This was layered onto black card for contrast.  The whole card was matted onto black, then a white 8 x 8 card blank.

I added some pearls and pretty lace for contrast.

Hope you like it.  We would love to see your entries, the blingier the better, over at Indigoblu this month.  All we ask is you use Indigoblu stamps or products you have, and show us what you can do.

The winner gets a guest blog spot, and some stamps of their choice from IB.  It's a great prize, fancy winning yourself a Christmas present!

So hop over to the Challenge blog, and get some ideas from the Design team, and then show us your sparkly entries!

This is the last challenge of the year, have fun with it, and have a very Happy Christmas.

Lots of love, and thank you for your support throughout the year,

Best Wishes,

Nikki K. xxx

Friday, 12 December 2014

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge - December Reminder - White Stamping

Morning everyone,

It's reminder time over at the Craft Stamper Take it Make it challenge, and this month is a simple theme, white stamping.  We would like to see anything you have stamped, in white!

The sponsor this month is Rubber Dance Art Stamps, and the winner gets a £20 voucher to spend with them.  Not only that, but a guest spot on the challenge blog, and published in Craft Stamper Magazine!

Here is my reminder card,

I stamped circle dot background stamp from Indigoblu, onto some teal green card, and rounded two corners of the panel.  I used 'Crumb Cake' ribbon from Stampin Up!, it's my ultimate favourite ribbon for everything, as I can colour it as well.  The sentiment is from BFF, also Indigoblu.  I made a little tag flag and set it on sticky pads to lift it.  It's all matted onto kraft cardstock.

Hop across to the blog for some more fab inspiration, and don't forget to get your entry in, we'd love to see them.  

Have fun!

Best Wishes,


Friday, 5 December 2014

Craft Stamper December Challenge - White Stamping

Hi all,

It's challenge time again!  A lovely easy wintery challenge for you - stamping in white ink.  It can be anything you like, as long as it's stamped in white.  You can use white paint, gesso, ink, anything, and any stamps you have.

The sponsor this month is the fab Rubber Dance Stamps:

And the winner gets:

Not only that, you also get a guest spot on the challenge blog, and your card featured in Craft Stamper!

My card has a faded wood effect background, which is a technique I learnt from the fab Jenny Marples, and still don't believe how easy and effective it is, so I keep doing it... lot's of pieces of wood style card around my house!  (thankyou Jenny).  It's two colours (hot cocoa & frosty sky) of Indigoblu Cottage paints, watered down, and brayered over the card, and then add lines to imitate the wood.  Jenny has a fab tutorial here.

I then took Rockin Robin from Indigoblu, and stamped in white gee sso good, onto kraft card.  The kraft card was distressed round the edges, and offset onto the background.Some pearls were added to the snowflakes, and a ribbon to finish.  Contrasting pearls were added to the wood panel behind.

We would love to see your entries, hop across to the Craft Stamper Challenge Blog to see some fab inspiration from the rest of the team.

Have a great weekend, hope this inspires you to get those white inks out and join us.

Best Wishes,