Inkspirations Colour Challenge #48

Hi there my friends!

I simply do not know what is going on with the weather at the moment. After a stinkin’ hot weekend … it is now raining again … and I just had to go and put my jeans on … cos I was sitting here feeling a little coolish! Not that I am complaining, mind you! I love the rain. And … after several years of drought … it is so nice to have a completely different weather pattern happening and see everything looking sooooo lush & lovely! Shane will be happy to arrive home from his last exam (he finished exactly 2 mins ago) … and find out he CAN’T MOW!!! (Yep! Our lawn is in desperate need of a haircut! … but the rain will stop that from happening today! 😉 ) It is also great to have plenty of water in the water tanks … and relax the short shower rules just a tad!

Well … I have to say thank you to all my wonderfully special blog friends. What would I do without you all??? I was feeling so flat yesterday … (NO MOJO) … and you all took a moment to brighten my day with encouragement and support! Thanks so much for all the lovely kind comments! Bron hit the nail on the head when she said “… and you know what? We just have to be true to our own style!” This was an enourmous help … and I realised that this was exactly what I needed to do. Stop stressing about everything I see around … and trying to imitate it. Just go with my own “flow of mojo”! So … I am going to take Bron’s advice! Now … I have a smile on my face … and feel a lot more positive! 😀

Ok … onto today’s project! And … I am smiling again … because … I have done a CASE for this challenge! So … after just saying that I am not going to “imitate” … I turn around and do exactly that!!! 😯 BUT … I am imitating something that IS MY STYLE … so I don’t think that really counts, does it??? 😀 😉 (Click on challenge pic above … cos you WILL WANT to see all the gorgeous DT creations as well as the other entries for this challenge!) Here is my entry …

I popped over to Alison Charlton’s blog this morning … and discovered she had done a “metric” tutorial for the cute little magazine holders that are the perfect size for storing a normal sized card. I immediately knew that I had found the inspiration for the latest colour challenge by Keesh! So … I am not really sure about the protocol with challenges. Is it acceptable to enter a project that is CASEd??? This is almost a full CASE … cos I actually loved Alison’s creative design so much … that apart from changing it to a Christmas theme to match the challenge colours … it is almost identical. I guess … what I am saying is … I will enter this … but will totally understand if it is not eligible! I was so excited with the result of my latest stamping efforts … so … I wanted to share it with you anyway.

I can tell you … I am soooooo going to make some more of these. They are so quick & easy! AND GORGEOUS! 😀 Well … I do have to go and call Leonie (N). I am having withdrawals … cos we haven’t seen each other since our faux Incentive … and I haven’t had a decent chat in ages! So … I will toddle off now! Thanks again for all your lovely friendship and comments! I really appreciate YOU all! And … thanks for sticking with me for this LOOOOOOOOOOONG post!!! 😀 😀 xxaxx

PS: All the measurements for this project are on my card recipe … but please pop by Alison’s blog … to view the gorgeous inspiration I found there. Alison also has a picture tutorial for this cute “magazine holder”. (It is worth bookmarking!) xxaxx


  1. Gabbi says:

    You’ve done a beautiful job, and Alison Charlton’s is great too.
    Thanks for sharing, and continue to enjoy using your many gifts and blogging them – because I enjoy checking them out too!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Gabbi! It really does encourage me to know that there are those out there in cyber land that do pop by and enjoy seeing what I do! Thanks heaps for sticking with me! 😀 Hope you are still enjoying your stamping! Have you been to any workshops with Amanda recently??? 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  2. Lynda says:

    Love Love LOVE this Andrea. Know that suit cases come in different styles and themes….and even if it looks EXACTLY the same….there is still a little bit of you in there to make it “simply Andrea!!!” I wonder if I made 12 of these with the months of the year I cld file the b’day cards I needed to do in them if i got ahead of myself………NAH…not gunna wk….have no space….LOL…stil a consideration tho. This is one of my fave Chrissy sets…Elements of Style is still a little ways off tho 😉 . Brilliant effort and I am sure Keesh will love it!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: Thanks for convincing me that there is a little of me in this project! 😀 You are such a hunny! What a great idea for monthly files! I have made one of those monthly books … but find I can’t store enough in them! These would make a great filing system! hhhhmmmm … will have to think about that one! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  3. This is a gorgeous project Andrea. I might have to CASE your CASE lol!! Looks wonderful in those Christmas colours 🙂 LOVE it!
    Andrea adds: I really enjoyed making this one … after having a minor panic about missing Mojo on Monday! It is such a cute project … and fun to do! Hugs xxaxx


  4. Super cute project!
    Andrea adds: Thanks so much for stopping by Carrie! Love your sample … super cute! Hugs xxaxx


  5. Renée says:

    This is beautiful, Andrea! Love the stamping, love the colours, and I LOVE the box!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Renee … it is so nice to have you pop by! 😀 hugs xxaxx


  6. Sonia G says:

    Very noice and Christmassy!

    Thanks for the link to Alison’s blog too – she’s done some lovely work.

    This is a bit more true to you, and I can feel how much happier you are!

    Andrea adds: LOL! Thanks Sonia! I did feel much happier with this one! 😀 You know me tooo well! (How can that be???) 😉 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  7. bronheslop says:

    Hey hey! Love it! Good to read how much more relaxed you are, too, Andrea. Isn’t it so much easier to be ourselves?! 🙂
    Andrea adds: Funny how people can sense your mood when you are writing! 😀 Thanks for picking up on that, Bron! 😀 Hugs xxaxx


  8. bronheslop says:

    I love how you include the project recipe at the end, too – what a babe! Thank you.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Bron! Sometimes I wonder if it is worth the effort … but … I can’t remember the last time I was called “a babe” … so I guess it is worth it even for that! 😉 !!! grin … hugs xxaxx


  9. lisa808 says:

    Your ‘magazine’ holder and card are so pretty. Love the faux stitching.
    Andrea adds: Can’t take credit for the faux stitching idea … but … thanks anyway! Hugs xxaxx


  10. Lee-Anne says:

    Hey there gorgeous. I’ve been MIA for two days so have just managed to come and see your gorgeous creation. I love it and I’m so glad that you are feeling happy with it. I personally love all of your cards, I know how much love goes into all of them, which is what makes them so special. But, I am glad that you are feeling like this is more true to yourself. I honestly know how that feels. I look at some cards and wish I could do clean and simple, but I just don’t do it well at all, so I’ve given up trying to imitate those who can 🙂

    I love this sample that you’ve made for the colour challenge. Great stamp set, great style and I love the box. I love how there is just a glimpse of Kraft and I’m loving the polka dot ribbon too, just yummy. Thanks for the link as well.

    Hope you have a wonderful day. Hope to chat again soon. I’m so happy we got to have a “real” chat…it was very special. Thanks so much, you are a special lady.

    Love and hugs
    Andrea adds: Now that comment has to earn some points … for being the most thorough and thoughtful for the day! 😀 Giggle! Thanks for all your lovely encouragement, Lee-Anne. It was a very special for me, too … to be able to chat! Just can’t imagine what it would be like for us to meet and get a REAL HUG!!! Hope it happens one day! 😀 xxaxx


  11. Marisa says:

    Darling card holder and card. The vellum with the poinsettia is great. Thanks for playing playing Inkspirations with us this week 🙂
    Andrea adds: Giggle … the crumb cake looks a little like vellum in the pic!!! 😀 Thanks for stopping by Marisa! Hugs xxaxx


  12. kirstyscardnscrap says:

    Very cute Andrea! I love both pieces and you have done a fabulous job on the challenge!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Kirsty! Such a fun Christmassy challenge! Hugs xxaxx


  13. Helen H says:

    This is an absolutely adorable project Andrea! Love that you have combined EoS & SoJ (two of my favourite sets) & thank you for sharing the measurements. It may be a CASE of Alison’s lovely work, but it is so cute (& I’m sure that lots of people will be doing a CASE of yours!) 🙂
    Andrea adds: LOL! Thanks Helen. I am glad I shared it in the challenge, now! Even if it doesn’t actually qualifiy! I am thrilled that I have highlighted a cute project of Alison’s … and inspired others to try it out! Hugs xxaxx


  14. Andrea, this is really beautiful. I am so glad you just enjoyed sitting down and making it; we are all guilty at times of losing sight of just having fun (which is what this stamping caper is all about, isn’t it?). I love your faux stitching, and choice of stamps. Gorgeous little project, and may there be many happy stamping hours in the days ahead!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Christine! Yes … you are sooo right! Stamping should be fun! Hugs xxaxx


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