INKspired Blog Hop 31

13 Dec 2015

HELLO and welcome to the last INKspired Blog Hop for 2015

what a BIG year its been, and iv enjoyed every minuet, especially all this hopping business !

Before me is Cherie Davies I'm sure she has already wowed you with her creation!
 So for our last hop of the year here is the sketch we are all playing with
isn't Teneale Williams such a clever girl creating all these sketches!

Of course this week had to be a Christmas card!
I just love Christmas and enjoy making cards for my friends and family.
With this card I decided to use a non traditional colour pallet
Crumb Cake, Soft Sky and Very Vanilla!
playing around with this card it could be such a great template for so many cards, baby cards, first birthdays cards the list could go on! 

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Thanks for stopping by
Next up is Narelle Macey click the next button to see what she has to show us!
Be good for Santa!
Renee xx  
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INKspired Blog Hop 30

29 Nov 2015
A JOLLY old time!

Hello and welcome to another INKspired Blog Hop.
 Just before Me on the blog is Lisa and I'm sure she has already INKspired you
so I will try and do the same as you hop around all of our blogs.
I'm still working on that Christmas card stash, and enjoying my self doing so.
Here is the sketch for this fortnight.....

I quiet enjoyed working with this sketch
Here is the card I created!

Thank you so much for stopping by
Next up is Narelle Macey
Renee xx
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Blog Hop INKspired 29

15 Nov 2015

Happy INKspired Blog Hop!
Hello and welcome to another INKspired Blog Hop!
I hope your hopping around all our blogs!
 If you are you have just joined me from the
lovely Marlene. I'm sure she would have impressed you!
Well time is flying and Christmas is fast approaching.
 I LOVE this time of year but I always seem too busy to really enjoy it!
 So to try and enjoy what I can, iv been making some
 Christmas cards for all the special people in my life!
I love giving CHRISTMAS CARDS!
With some help from this weeks sketch.......
......Here is a chrissy card I created!

 Ok so I cheated a little and changed the sketch around but isn't that the
 beauty of these sketch  challenges, inspiring creativity?
I really enjoyed playing with the bow builder punch, it is just so sweet
and id almost forgotten I had it.
I feel that it finished my card off beautifully! 
Finally the inside of my card. Just super simple to allow me to add lots
 of Christmas cheer closer to the day!!
Thank you so much for stopping by
Next up is the wonderful Narelle Macey 
Be sure to click the next button and check out what all the girls have to share!
Renee xx
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INKspired Blog hop 26

4 Oct 2015
Pretty Water Colour,

and welcome to another INKspired Blog Hop! Just before me on the hop is Marlene if you have come for her blog I'm sure she didn't disappoint!
I cant wait to hop all the way around the girls to see what they have created this week!

This week were working with the most beautiful sketch!

Here is the sketch.

Isn't it stunning!
I'm totally in love with water colour at the moment!

 I had a play around with a few ideas and this is what I came up with!

I had a brief this week to make a congratulations
 card for a friend to give to her mum!

I asked her to pick three colours to help me design something she would like.
She chose Gold white and turquoise.   

I think its always harder to make a card for someone to give to someone else, but I love
 the out come and I hope she does too.

I did go more towards the mint green than turquoise but I felt it gave the card a calm feel as the turquoise was too loud! 

I cut out the YOU out with the little letters thinlite dies and the big shot!
my best tips for this is to use a little
washi tape to hold down the letters while you
are putting it through the big shot. This will help to stop them from moving!!

Thank You for stopping by!
Renee xx
Next up is the beautiful Narelle

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INKspired Blog Hop One year Anniversary

20 Sep 2015

Happy Birthday

WOW ONE YEAR! How time flies when your having fun!!!

So with all the celebrations this week Teneale decided we should
 do a celebration / birthday theme! yay!!!

She has also put up for grabs this amazing stamp set!
All you have to do is comment on every blog in the hop to go into the draw to win!


I am so enjoying being apart of this blog hop it so inspiring, its good to

kick us out of our comfort zone every fortnight!

Plus once it goes live I too can hop around and get inspired buy what the girls have created.

Before me this week is the lovely Maree I'm sure she will have some great inspiration and maybe some cute photos of what lurking around her place!
Now lets get started!!

Here is our sketch

Here is my Card!
I'm loving the English Garden Designer series paper!
is so super pretty and I adore it!
Blushing Bride with Crumb Cake and a hint of gold!
 Sweet and simple!

I love the gold thread as it adds some texture and a pop of GOLD!

Thank you for stopping by this fortnight I look forward to the next hop!
Renee xx
Be sure to keep on Hopping! Next up is Teneale
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INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 24

6 Sep 2015
Hello and welcome to this weeks INKspired blog hop!
Before me on the hop is Maree ! Make sure you hop all the way around and check out what all the ladies have to share with us today!
Gee I really love these Sketch challenges, its so fun to be put out of your comfort zone and really expand your creativity!
Why don't you have a go with this sketch id love to see what you come up with!
This is the sketch for this week  


Iv decided this year to get in early and enjoy making my Christmas cards.
 I'm one of those people who makes heaps and heaps of Christmas cards but I always leave it until the last minuet, that is not going to happen this year!!

Here is the chrissy card I made.
 I had a bit of fun with the new delicate ornaments thinlits, these are so cute and the ideas for how to use them are endless!
The strip of DSP down the side of the card is from the English garden stack.
Iv added a hint of bling with the two gold twine and thread as well.
This card would be super easy if you had to make so many! (like me)
Enjoy your fathers day everyone
Happy Fathers day to my daddy!! 

Thanks for stopping by next up is the wonderful Teneale Williams

Have a great day

Id love to see your creations using this sketch!
Find me on Facebook and play along!

Here is a short list of some things I used to make this card!

Balloon Baby

30 Aug 2015
 Today I'm going to be sharing a cute little baby card I made for a
lovely friends baby shower!
I'm so in love with these tea doilies they just make this card so "pretty" don't you think!

The Celebrate Today stamp set is so super versatile here iv made the balloon into a hot air balloon but if you look below and my supply list you will see I can be made into so many different things!
What a great stamp set!

 To go along with the card this is my wrapped present made all pretty with some pinwheels!
Thanks for stopping by
for this quick blog post
Renee xx

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INKspired blog hop One Year Old

23 Aug 2015
Happy First Birthday!!!
Hi and welcome to the One year anniversary of our INKspired Sketch Blog Hop!
Before me is the lovely Maree ! Be sure to click on her name if you would like to go back!
I can not believe we have been doing this blog hop for 12 months wow how time flies!!
Here is the sketch for this week!
The theme this week worked in well for me as I had a first birthday to go to,
so I hit two birds with one stone! I just love pink and lace so this is a very me card!
Isn't the little cow out of Barnyard Babies cute!!
 I'm so in love with the thin gold metallic thred!
Today my colour combo is Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake and Whisper White!
I love this combo for a sweet baby girl! 
 Be sure to hop all the way around and check out all of the girls creations!
Next up is the amazing Teneale Williams

Thanks for stopping by- Renee xx

INKspired blog hop 22

9 Aug 2015
Dads the word this week!

Welcome to another INKspired Sketch blog hop! 
I'm sure that Narelle has shown you all some beautiful work.
 Wow how the weeks are flying by and its scary to think Christmas is in the back of my mind, approaching super fast! We also have a new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue coming out soon full of CHRISTMAS, so it has got me super excited!! 
(Ok Renee take a deep breath
and calm down!!)
This week however the focus is on my Dad as its his birthday today!
This is the sketch that wonderfully kind Teneale presented us with this week!!
Ok so I must admit I'm a straight lines girl or like a circle kinda girl!!!
This was a testing sketch as I just wanted to straighten all the pieces and layer it up. However I restrained and stayed true to the sketch! Yay me!!
Here is the finished product!
 I do really love this stamp set its so fun and super versatile.
I made the background by cutting the balloon shape out of a piece of scrap
paper with the Balloon framelits.
I then used it as a template and sponged in Real Red, Daffodil Delight,
Smoky Slate and Island Indigo.
I overlapped them so don't be scared to go a little crazy, as at first I was scared to overlap them but in the end it looked much better to have it a little random.

 This final picture is the inside of the card
Here I used both cut outs of the balloon framelits. The out side one as my main template but also the actual balloon shape to put over the balloon I previously sponged to make each image crisp and not blend each colour together with my sponge.
I hope I have given you some inspiration this blog hop.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!
However I'm going to go and enjoy some watermelon cake!
Have a great day and go and get some ink on those fingers!
Renee xx
Next up is the amazing Teneale Williams!
Click the button below to keep hopping around and see what all the girls are up too!
Have a look at all the great product I used on todays cards and please contact me if you would like to get your hands on some of these great products

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INKspired Blog hop 21

26 Jul 2015

More and more babies

Hello and welcome to another INKspired blog hop! Before me on the hop this week is Maree McIntosh and I'm sure she has something interesting to show us!

This Blog hop I have babies on my brain with my second sister due to pop any day and baby showers popping up here, there and everywhere ekkk!!! How exciting!!

SO with babies obviously my choice of topic this week I set out to create something fun and cute with this sketch as my guiding light!
(with thanks to Teneale Williams xx)

I didn't like this sketch to begin with however it grew on me and by the end I had created two cards! WOO HOO go me!! LOL
So first it was the boys!
I just love this large bread tag! Here I cut it out of soft sky and then pierced around the out side using the paper piercer and a template out of the eclectic paper piercing pack.
The joy and the cute little bows either side of the baby banner were cut out of brushed gold paper, isn't it just sweet.
 I love the little Toucan out of zoo babies stamped in Mint Macaron.


 Then its the girls turn!
With this card I turned the sketch on the side. 
The tag I cut out of blushing bride and the tea doily behind makes it so pretty for a sweet new baby.
This time I used linen thread for the bows and a very vintage button!
I then pierced around the out side of the card, I feel this finished the card off.
Thank You so much for stopping by!
Click the button below to continue on the blog hop!
Teneale is next up.
 Renee xx
Check out below to see what I  used to create my cards this week.
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