Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #8

Hi there.  Welcome to the eighth challenge at The Colour Tree. This week's colour combo features two In-Colours and Gold is back again! :)  Love a bit of bling.


About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.

A big welcome back to Heidi Weaver from Stampin Along with Heidi who joins me today as TCT's February Guest Designer -

Here's our projects to highlight this week's challenge colours -




We'd love to see what project you will make with this week's colour combo.  Happy stamping!

Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 5th March at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 6th March and a new challenge will start later in the day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

Birthday Blooms for The Colour Tree

We're up to the eighth challenge at The Colour Tree and I'm sharing another card that I made during my summer break.  Work has been all consuming lately and I haven't made a single paper craft project this month.  I will run out of my stash next week so here's hoping I can get back into my craft room soon.

A big thanks to my friend and down-line, De Arn, who lent me Birthday Blooms and Rose Garden Thinlits (among other stamps) for a week during my holidays.  It was only fitting that I saved this one for her birthday.


  http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-colour-tree-challenge-8.html

There's two new In-Colours in this week's colour combo at TCT and Gold has made it into the mix again!  I hope you will join me for the latest challenge.

 

Thanks for stopping by,


The Colour Tree's Top Pick for Challenge #7

Welcome back!  It's time to reveal this week's Top Pick at The Colour Tree.  Once again, Liz has wowed me with her latest project.  I love her cute little gift bag, the new SAB stamp and the tiny bit of bling.


Congratulations!

Here's the Top Pick Badge for your Blog -
 

Don't forget that one Winner will be chosen out of all the Top Picks for the month of February and they will be invited to be a Guest Designer in March.

See you later in the day for the launch of #TCTC8.

PS:  Did you know that everyone who enters a challenge at The Colour Tree has their projects pinned on my TCTC Pinterest Board?  You can check it out HERE.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #7

Hi and welcome to the 7th challenge at The Colour Tree.  I hope this week's bright, metallic and neutral combo will inspire you to link up your paper craft project in the gallery.


#TCTC7


About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.

A big welcome back to Heidi Weaver from Stampin Along with Heidi who joins me today as TCT's February Guest Designer -

Here's our projects to highlight this week's challenge colours -


Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 27th February at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 28th February and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

Hello ... It's Me ...

... I was wondering if you would like to see ... what the next challenge at The Colour Tree will be?


If you have been following my little journey with The Colour Tree, you will know that I love the addition of 'Gold' to a colour combo!  It's been a bit of a fad. 

This time around I was also keen to try the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder with the coordinating mask from Happy Patterns.  The simple layout is a CASE from a Stampin' Success Magazine but I decided to use a rose instead of a butterfly as I have made a few butterfly cards lately.  

 

 

I hope you can join in with the latest challenge by linking up your project in the TCT Gallery.

Project Recipe:

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

The Colour Tree's Top Pick for Challenge #6

It's time to reveal the Top Pick for #TCTC6.  A huge thanks to those lovely ladies who entered last week.  It seems that the purple combo was a bit of a stretch for some :)

Without further ado, The Top Pick goes to -

 

I just love cards that have fun folds and Elizabeth's twisted easel card really highlights all the different shades of purple from last week's challenge.  Congratulations, Liz!  Make sure you grab The Top Pick Badge for your blog -

 

Don't forget that one Winner will be chosen out of all the Top Picks for the month of February and they will be invited to be a Guest Designer in March.

See you later in the day for the launch of #TCTC7

PS:  Did you know that everyone who enters a challenge at The Colour Tree has their projects pinned on my TCTC Pinterest Board?  You can check it out HERE.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #6

Hi there and welcome to the sixth challenge at The Colour Tree.  This week's colour combo is devoted to all the purple lovers out there! 

 

About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.

A big welcome to Heidi Weaver from Stampin Along with Heidi who joins me today as TCT's February Guest Designer -

Here's our projects to highlight this week's challenge colours -

Heidi Weaver



Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 20th February at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 21st and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

A Butterfly Farewell for The Colour Tree

Hi there.  Today's card is one that I have wanted to try for ages.  I've seen a few of these Swallowtail cut out cards on Pinterest and made this farewell card for a good friend and work colleague.  She loves purple and butterflies so I used a few complementary shades for the background and butterfly layers.  I love how it turned and decided to put the combo together for the latest challenge at The Colour Tree.


http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-colour-tree-challenge-6.html 

  

 

The Swallowtail background stamp was stamped onto the card front with Versa Mark Ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder.   A watercolour wash of Rich Razzleberry Ink (in an Aquapainter) was added for the emboss resist technique and then splotches were stamped with Blackberry Bliss Ink.  After the card front layer had dried, the shape of the butterfly was cut out and two die cuts added for extra dimension.

I hope you can join in with the latest challenge by linking up your project in the TCT Gallery.


Project Recipe -
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

The Colour Tree's Top Three for Challenge #5

Hi there and welcome to The Colour Tree's Top Three Picks for Challenge #5. It was great to see a lovely line up of cards in the gallery this week.  Thanks to all those that played along.

Without further ado, here's the Top Three Picks in order of post date -





 

Congratulations, Ladies!  make sure you grab the Top 3 Badge for your blog.


Don't forget that one Winner will be chosen out of all the Top Three Picks for the month of February and they will be invited to be a Guest Designer in March.

See you later in the day for the launch of #TCTC6

PS:  Did you know that everyone who enters a challenge at The Colour Tree has their projects pinned on my TCTC Pinterest Board?  You can check it out HERE.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

The Colour Tree Challenge #5

Hi there.  Welcome to addINKtive designs and the fifth challenge at The Colour Tree. I hope you love the latest colour combo as much as I do and that it will inspire you in your paper craft projects.

This week I will send EVERY participant a TUTORIAL of their choice for FREE. Here's how to receive one - Let others know about this great offer in the blog post for your challenge entry and which tutorial you would like to receive for free. (You must stick to the challenge guidelines in order to qualify). 




About The Colour Tree Challenges -

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEDT) I host a weekly colour challenge where you can ink up and link up for a chance to be in TCTC Top 3 Picks (only one Top Pick if there are less than 7 entries).  At the end of each month a Winner will be chosen from one of the weekly Top Three Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.


Here's my project to highlight this week's challenge colours -

#TCTC5

I made a window card using a single rose die from the Rose Garden Thinlits. You can find out more about the project details HERE.

Hope to see you in the gallery!


TCT Challenge Guidelines -

Now it's your turn.  If you would like to enter the challenge, please follow these instructions, have fun and inspire others -
  • Create a NEW paper craft project for the current challenge.  
  • Any craft products (retired or current) may be used in TCT Challenges but please stick closely to the SU (Stampin' Up! ®) colour palette. Other neutrals may be used in conjunction with the challenge colours - Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Kraft and Sahara Sand.
  • Post your project to your blog or public gallery that directly mentions and links to this post. Include the graphic from The Colour Tree Challenges in your blog post.
  • Complete the Linky Tools section below using the direct link to your project.
  • Enter as many times as you like and combine with as many other challenges as you wish (with the exception of another colour challenge).
  • At the end of each month, a 'winner' will be chosen from one of the weekly Top 3 Picks and will be invited as a Guest Designer for an upcoming challenge.
Deadline for entries close on Saturday 13th February at 7:00 pm (AEDT). Top 3 winners will be announced on Sunday 14th February and a new challenge will start later that day at 7:00 pm.  See time/date converter HERE for your region.

A Rose Garden Window Card for the Latest Challenge at The Colour Tree

Hi there!  Thanks for visiting addINKtive designs.  I have quite a different window card to share with you today and it was made to highlight the new Colour Tree Challenge for this week.
 

#TCTC5
  

A pair of jeans and matching necklace were the inspiration for this week's challenge colours at The Colour Tree -

  

http://addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-colour-tree-challenge-5.html 


 

For this sympathy card I created a window using the single rose die from the Rose Garden Thinlits, attached the navy rose to the inside of the card and then added the larger yellow rose and leaf die cut to the front.  The gorgeous Swallowtail butterfly was stamped on the background panel, along with the small flower stamp from Rose Wonder. The front sentiment was heat embossed with white embossing powder and a little die cut butterfly from the new SAB Wildflower Fields DSP was added to complete the challenge colour palette.

I hope you will join the latest challenge by linking up your project in the TCT Gallery!  Thanks for stopping by.


(Need craft supplies?  Click on a product below to take you to my on-line store)

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

The Colour Tree's Top Pick for Challenge #4 and Monthly Winner

Hi there.  This post is an extra special one as I announce the Weekly Top Pick for The Colour Tree Challenges as well as our Winner for the month of January.

Thank you to the entrants that linked up for challenge #4 and I am particularly appreciative of those ladies that have really 'embraced' TCT over the last month and have joined in on a regular basis.

It's never easy to decide on a Top Pick but I have chosen this gorgeous card by Heidi Weaver -



 

I just love the simplicity of this CAS design and how the colours just 'pop' on the white background.  Congratulations, Heidi.  Make sure you grab the Top Pick Badge for your blog -

 


Monthly Winner 

Heidi is also The Colour Tree's Monthly Winner with two of her entries making it into the weekly Top Picks; but to really top it off, Heidi has linked up for every challenge in January!  Wow! What an amazing effort (Please note that entering multiple times is not a prerequisite for Winner at TCT).

Congratulations, Heidi.  Here's the Monthly Winner Badge for your blog -



A Line Up of Heidi's Projects for January -

  
 #TCTC1 in the Top 3 Picks
 

 

 
#TCTC4 - Top Pick


Heidi is also invited to be a Guest Designer for The Colour Tree in the month of February -



Did you know that everyone who enters a challenge at The Colour Tree have their projects pinned on my TCTC Pinterest Board?  You can check it out HERE.

Make sure you come back in a few hours for the launch of challenge #5!

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