Ink Inclinations

Claire Harrison Independent Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrator

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A challenging latte

Don't faint! I'm back again...

I just had to scoot back and share with you a card I made for a challenge. I have been enjoying watching the growth of a brand new Aussie challenge blog Just Add Ink. They have an amazing design team - many of whom were already in my blog favourites. The best part (for me) is that two of the DT are Tassie girls - go Tassie! It's great to see girls from our little island attracting national and international attention.

I had a few thank you cards to make so I figured I would push myself a little and try this weeks's challenge in my card design. It is a sketch challenge, my favourite kind. I also went with a softer more girly colour combo than I do usually.

Here is my entry for JAI3

Project Recipe: (All items used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Sip by Sip

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Inks: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark

Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Button Latte button, Hemp Twine, Sponge Daubers

Non SU: Versa Marker

Technique: Emboss Resist

Don't forget to get on over to Just Add Ink and check out the challenge yourself if you would like to enter. Otherwise soak up the inspiration on offer.

Thanks for stopping by, I would love to know what you think of my entry.



Monday, February 8, 2010

A Fantastic Tall Tale!

Hi again.

I've just popped back to share the project that I made at a Workshop on Saturday - waving to you Christine! Christine and her pals have been with Stampin' Up! longer than I have, and I was so lucky they chose to find a local demo again, when theirs moved to Queensland. We have had some great fun crafting together in the last couple of years, so when Christine booked another workshop I knew I had to find something a little bit challenging for them to do!

I searched through my favourite resources and came across this box by Stampin' Terri, which I have been meaning to make for ages. I downloaded her fab tutorial and had a go, replacing her chipboard panels with ones cut from the heavy card you find in the backs of packs of Stampin' Up!'s designer series papers - waste nothing!

Here is the one I made with the ladies on Saturday. The first one I made I filled with goodies and gave to Christine as a hostess gift.

The inside

The outside

Project recipe: (All products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated)

Stamps: Polka Dot background

Inks: Rose Red

Cardstock: Pacific Point, Rose Red Textured

Other: Tall Tales DSP, brad

Non SU: Tissue paper for flower embellishment on box top

Well, thanks for stopping by. If you like my Fantasy Box leave me a comment and let me know!

Cheers Claire

Inkydivas are BACK for 2010

Hello everyone, thanks for stopping by my blog - between computer troubles and school holidays there hasn't been a lot going on here!

I've just called in to let you know that, due to poplular demand, my friend and colleague Lynda Moss and I will again be running our Inkydivas classes this year. Here is what we have in store:

Technique Junkies Club

A group for those who wish to learn how to extend the use of their stamps and inks. Each week we will demonstrate two new techniques, participants will receive full instructions to place in their techniques book and create a sample and a project using the techniques. Last year we looked at techniques such as Emboss Resist, Faux Metal, Fossil Stone etc.

When: First Friday of each Month (except February, the first class will be Friday February 12th)

Where: Lyndas home in Tolmans Hill, Tasmania (full details provided upon registration)

Time: 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Cost: $15 per week (plus $10 at the first class if you require a Techniques Booklet)

Bring: A basic craft tool kit, i.e. double sided tape and/or tape runner, pencil, ruler, scissors and a plate of supper to share. An email will be sent out before each class of any special requirements.

Christmas Club

Get a head start on your Christmas Cards this year! Be prepared early and take the stress out of November. This club allows you to do just that. Each month we will create 4 Christmas Cards, 2 each of 2 different designs, or occasionally a packaging or gift idea.

When: Third Friday of each month commencing Friday 19th February

Where: Lynda's home in Tolmans Hill (full details will be provided upon registration)

Time: 7pm for a 7.30pm start

Cost: $15

Bring: A basic craft tool kit i.e. a tape runner and or/double sided tape, pencil, ruler, scissors and a plate of supper to share. An email will be sent out before each class of any special requirements.


Once again we are starting our Stamp Camp schedule with a "New Year's Resolution Stamp-a stacK". Did you promise yourself that this year you would be organised and not buy any Birthday or Occasion cards? Then this event is for you, come along and stamp a pile of gorgeous handmade greeting cards that you can put away to pull out when you need one.

When: There will be two sessions (both the same) Saturday 20th February and Sunday 21st February 2010

Where: Lynda's home in Tolmans Hill Tasmania (full details will be provided on registration and receipt of payment)

What: Create 12 gorgeous hand stamped cards, 3 each (in different colour ways) of male, female, boy and girl

Cost: $40 (This includes all supplies needed to create all 12 cards except adhesive, and afternoon tea)

Time: 1.30pm sharp

What to bring: A basic craft kit - scissors, adhesive (i.e. snail and/or double sided tape) ruler, pencil etc and your own mug.

Here is a sneak peek at some of what we have designed for you!



All of these classes were incredibly popular last year, so if you are in Southern Tassie and would like to attend book early to avoid disappointment!

To register: Contact your Inkydiva Claire or Lynda as soon as possible, places are strictly limited and will only be confirmed on receipt of payment.

We're looking forward to hearing from you!