Thursday, May 13, 2010

The INKlings blog hop

Welcome to The INKlings' Team's first ever blog hop. You may have arrived from Beth's blog, or you may just be visiting my blog, whichever way once you have checked out my creations, you can continue the hop through the link at the end of this post, to the next team member.

What style of cards do we frequently get asked for inspiration for? More often than not it's masculine cards, be it little boys or grandfathers, everyone seems to struggle with cards for the males in our lives. So, as a team, we thought we'd help you out by providing you with 20 team members' fantastic blogs that you can hop through and get lots of fantastic ideas from.

We also have some Blog Candy to give away. All you need to do is leave a comment on each blog in the hop and then email Michelle Dyson and let her know you've done so. You will be in the running for a fantastic prize of 20 handmade cards plus other goodies. (Sorry blog candy is not available to SU! demonstrators).

Now onto my project ... when masculine cards were first mentioned, I immediately thought of the Owl Together Now stamp set, which I think is a good one for male cards. Colour wise, I went for my favourite male colours, chocolate chip (of course), always artichoke and mellow moss. Here is what I created:

For the first card I stamped the branch and the owls on a scrap of white card. I coloured them with my blender pens, cut the owls out and adhered them, with the middle one being on dimensionals. I used the weathered background stamp over all the background layers and used a dauber to ink around all the edges. The sentiment is from the fantastic new set from the autumn/winter mini catalogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments.


For the next card I punched out three squares and mounted an owl on each one, again coloured with my blender pens. I paper pieced the middle owl into three layers.


The last project I made was a money wallet. I have made quite a few of these over the past couple of years. They are very simple, but are a nice way of giving cash to someone.


The belly band keeps it all closed, and this is what it looks like open.


Well that's all from me. Next stop on the INKlings' Team Blog Hop is Dani Fender who I'm sure will have something fabulous to show you. Don't forget to leave a comment to win our awesome blog candy.

Til next time,

Keep on creating
xx Nicky
Supplies:
Stamp sets: Owl Together Now, Weathered Background, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Mellow Moss
Ink: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Brillian Blue
Other: Choc Chip 1" ribbon, stampin dimensionals, blender pens, dauber

23 comments:

Kylie S said...

Love it! Mwah.

Fiona said...

Love the colours and the idea for the money wallet is great.

Lea Lloyd said...

Love the colours...looks amazing. I especially love the first card.

Crafty Cow said...

fab owls! and i love that colour combination!

daniholland said...

Love all of them Nicky - too cute!

Kari said...

gorgeous Nicky! Love the owls and the colour combo is great!

Sandybeaches said...

Love the colours, the owls and the inspiration!!! Thanks a million:)

stampinground said...

This is another set that never apealed to me. . UNTIL TODAY. I love your cards.

Michelle said...

Just gorgeous Nicky! I love the colours, what are we going to do without Mellow Moss!??
xx michelle

Janice Spencer said...

Those owls are just too cute.

Sue W said...

Beautiful Projects! thanks for sharing!

Ariane said...

love the choice of colors and shapes. great cards!

rachelcapps said...

Great colour combo! love the owls :)

sharna said...

hi Nicky, i love your creations, they are stunning, i love items that are less busy

Christie Wallace said...

Great cards Nicky. I like the way you have used the same stamp set to demonstrate different ways to use it. Very nice set.

Joan said...

I like your style. Great color combo.

my info said...

what a hoot! love the greens used with these....owls are so cute!

Margaret L Crawford said...

Great cards Nicky. Love the colour choice. Well done, Margaret

Lydia said...

Love them all. Great colours and eye catching. Wow.

Dinky Di said...

Oh I love those colours for masculine cards. And your projects complimented one another so well. Well done.

Becky said...

These are all absolutely wonderful, i am going to have to borrow the money wallet idea for wedding presents :)

Sarah said...

Nice cards. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Mel said...

I never thought of money wallets! I usually just put an extra bit of card stock on the inside of the card. Lovely.