Inkspirations Colour Challenge #10

Hi girls

I am feeling a little better … still have a cough … and a fever … but at least the aches have subsided. I don’t want to be a “Melman” … so don’t worry … I will be fine in a day or so!!! 😉

I spent a little time playing this morning … while the kids all went to see the latest Harry Potter movie. I decided not to go and share my germs around … but Skye probably shouldn’t have either!!! 😀 I thought I would check out Makeesha’s latest challenge … and look at these yummy colours!!!

For some reason … I reached for my newest Christmas set … these are definitely Chrissy colours!!! And … it’s never too early to make a start on some Chrissy cards!!! We are using this set for one of the cards at my Stamp-a-Stack tomorrow … so here is another sample for you to try! And … there are plenty more samples created by Keesh’s design team … as well as more submissions for the challenge in the comments! Check them all here -> ICC #10

Makeesha ICC #10

Isn’t this a gorgeous set!? I can see already that it is going to be really versatile … and I can’t wait to try embossing the tree sometime!

Card Recipe:

  • Stamp Set: Snow Swirled
  • Cardstock & Papers:
    • Very Vanilla – A5 (14.8 x 21cm) + 10 x 8 cm + scrap for phase
    • Rose Red – 10 x 8 cm
    • Mellow Moss – scrap for stamping snowflakes & punching
    • Holiday Harmony DSP (ret. SU!)
  • Ink Pads: Rose Red, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
  • Embellishments:
    • Purely Pomegranate Satin Ribbon (ret. SU!)
    • Very Vanilla half pearl
    • Non SU! half pearls (small)
  • Punches: Triple flower punch, Scallop Oval punch (new in Aug-Nov 09 mini catalogue)
  • Notes:
    • Mellow Moss snowflakes stamped on vanilla background have been “stamped off” before stamping onto cardstock.
    • Satin ribbon flower – Pomegranate ribbon is folded in half lengthwise and a gathering stitch is run along close to the folded edge of the ribbon. Pull the gathering stitches up and the ribbon forms a flower … take ends to the back and secure with a few extra stitches. Add half pearl to centre with pop up glue dot.

My Christmas in July Stamp-a-stack is on tomorrow … and I am so looking forward to sharing some time with some of my special “groupies”. I will show you more of the samples after the class!

signature-picHave a great day!

Images copyright © Stampin’ Up! ® 1997—2009.  Artwork by Andrea Lowcock.


  1. amy Fleming says:

    Hi Andrea Sheesh you whipped this up while sick…………Amazing !! LOVE LOVE LOVE that flower!!!
    Awesome job!!
    Hope you are feeling better soon
    Amy xxx
    Andrea adds: Yes! Love the flower too! Shelly showed us how to do them at Convention. I had forgotten until today! Thanks for your “get well” wishes. I am gradually improving! Hugs to a very caring friend! xxx


  2. Lynda says:

    I so love eveything abt this card Andrea. I can’t believe I overlooked this set…too cute. The gathered flower is to die for too.
    Andrea adds: Yes … I managed to seel my retired Solemn Stillness set … so I justified buying this set as a replacement! 😉 😀 Thanks for visiting! xxx


  3. Tanya Kitto says:

    B-E-A-UTIFUL……Andrea, this card of yours is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. I have’t got any new Christmas stamps yet, will wait a little longer before I start thinking about my Christmas cards & then will probably “HAVE” to have toooo many…lol 🙂
    Glad you have had a little time to stamp & I’m glad you are feeling a little better.
    Tan xox
    Andrea adds: Thanks for popping by again, Tan! Are you checking up on me??? 😉 Thanks for caring so much!!! Can’t wait for the cyber stamping starting tonight!!! Glad you liked this one! Hugs xx


  4. Michelle Y. says:

    Oh Andrea I hope you are feeling better!! NO FUN! Your MOJO is not under the weather for sure and I LOVE the fun ribbon treatment!!!! Your layout is awesome.. SMILES! Michelle 🙂
    Andrea adds: Always so kind, Michelle! Thanks for your feedback … seems that this one is a hit!!! 😀


  5. Makeesha Byl says:

    Stunning creation Andrea! I absolutely LOVE how you have created that ribbon flower and the pearl looks amazing. Thanks so much for playing…it is great to have you back on board! Love Keesh x
    Andrea adds: Thanks Keesh! It is so lovely to be back! Glad you liked the card & the flower … it did work out better than I expected! Hugs xxx


  6. Tracey Old says:

    Ooh I love the flower, Fantastic card. Hope you feel better soon:)
    Andrea adds: Thanks Tracey! I will pop by your blog soon! Thanks for stopping by! xx


  7. Lee-Anne says:

    Sorry to hear you haven’t been feeling well Andrea, hope you are on the mend now 🙂 I love, love, love this card, it is stunning. Those colours sure do work well for Christmas and you have pulled it all together so well. I love that ribbon flower, thanks for the instructions on how to do it.
    Take care, talk soon 🙂
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much Lee-Anne. I have missed our chats … must get back to emailing soon! Thanks for stopping by! xxx


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