INKspired Blog Hop 5

16 Nov 2014
Blog hop 5 already!!


Welcome to this fortnight INKspired Blog Hop. Just before me is Narelle be sure to hop around and check out all the girls creations.

 I am well and truly in CHRISTMAS mode!
Its taken me a little longer than usual this year with lots
of other occasions demanding me to make cards.

I do love the feeling of Christmas its FUN, EXCITING, super busy and great to spend time with friends and family!

With Christmas on my mind I got organised for the next blog  hop and
this is the sketch we are working with!


I struggled with this sketch mainly because I don't own the oval dies,
this put my thinking cap on.
How was I going to create an oval with out using the dies.
 What a great challenge!

Well with my thinking cap on!!!!.....

...........And with a little creative readjusting of the sketch (just a little bit) I created this!


I sponged the edges of the Very Vanilla smallest layer with crumb cake to create a vintage aged look and put some Real Red behind to make it pop!


I cut the Wonderful Wreath in half popped it up with dimensionals and used the Burlap ribbon to cover up the gap. I cut down the ribbon to make it thinner and then added a small strip of Very Vanilla and Real Red.


I finished it off by stamping VERRY MERRY and putting two tiny pearls either side.


Thanks for stopping by

Renee xx

Next Up is Teneale Williams
 I cant wait to hop around and see what the girls have created!!

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Would you like to make this card? Here are all the supplies you will need.

11 comments on "INKspired Blog Hop 5 "
  1. Renee it turned out beautifully, love the burlap in the middle

    1. Thanks I was a bit worried about altering the sketch but it looked so pretty I had to use it!

  2. Renee, beautiful work as always and your card is lovley

  3. How organised were you having your card made super early! I love the oval wreath you have created and the colours look great together. Good work.

    1. Thanks! You know when you have an idea and you need to run and make it before you forget? This is what happened to me! I was just so lucky it all came together!! I'm loving your sketches Teneale they are well and truly INKspiring me and I'm loving the challenge, thanks for helping me expand my creativity!

  4. Well you nailed it if you ask me! Love that you turned the wreath into an oval and love your colour scheme with the hessian, I'm loving the bit of vintage Christmas right now...this card is right up my alley! The bit of sponge work to create a vignette is beautiful and I'm with you...I love Christmas! xo

    1. Thanks Louise. I am in LOVE with the vintage Christmas look!!
      Can not get enough of it!!! I'm loving your vintage creations too!

  5. Very beautiful, Renee. An elegant colour scheme that looks calming and festive at the same time!

    1. Thanks Lissa so nice to have you join our hop! I agree I love this colour combo!!!

  6. Such an elegant card and lovely use of colour. Beautiful!


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