Birthday Cards, Man Cards

Just Add Ink Challenge # 655 Music!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is Just Add Music. I realised quite quickly that I did not have many Musical things in my Craft stash – but found some retire DSP with a music print on it.

I teamed the DSP with the Ready to Ride suite of products to make a Masculine Birthday card.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team have made and to share you Just Add Music project with us.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 653 – Choose Two!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Choose Two – Pastels, Banner or Baby!

I pulled out a favourite Stamp Set for this card. It’s called Beautiful Moments (although now retired). The colours I used are Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Petal Pink – they are all from the Subtles Collection.

To check out other Choose Two projects and join this Challenge yourself, you can follow this link to Just Add Ink

Big Shot, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 651 – Inspiration Challenge

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge running this week. It’s pretty and has loads of different images and ideas that can be used in your projects this week.

When I looked at the pictures, the colours and heart shapes really grabbed me. I went straight to my stash of Fresh Freesia card stock. It’s such a pretty colour…..I realised that I must like the colour because I only had one sheet left!!

I used the flowers from the Beautifully Happy Stamp set. It is a lovely 2 step stamping set – it makes colouring the flowers (by stamping them) super fast and easy.

I finished the card off with an embossed background and Fresh Freesia ribbon.

You can join this Challenge at Just Add Ink and also see other projects made by the Design Team.

Big Shot, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink #647 – Sketch Challenge!

I’ve been playing with 3D embossing lately. Trying to have a go at as many techniques as I possibly could – just to see what I could come up with.

This Sketch Challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to use one of the pieces I had made.

For this card I used a bold coloured card – Tahitian Tide and teamed it up with a gold foil.

After embossing the card stock, I rubbed it with a metallic gold wax….love this stuff! The smell of it is so nice! Hahaha!!

The wax really highlights the embossing as well as giving it a lovely sheen.

I flipped the sketch and added a gold foil sentiment.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink, to join this Sketch Challenge and see what the Design Team have made.

3D, Big Shot, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 645 – No Stamping

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is Just Add No Stamping!

I decided this Challenge was the perfect opportunity to make a fancy fold card.

I made an X Shaped Aperture Card, that I had seen online – made by Donna Rawhouser of Iced Images.

I used a filagree type die (that I found in my stash), a sentiment die and the Daisy Punch. I adjusted the measurements slightly too, so that the card fits into a Standard envelope.

I made another one using the New Horizons products as well.

These were fun to make and a great way to showcase your papers, dies and embellishments.

To check out more examples for No Stamping projects and to enter the Challenge, visit Just Add Ink.

Blending, Challenges

Just Add Ink # 643 – Choose Two!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Choose Two Challenge. The elements are Blending, Embossing and White.

This week I have been having a big clean up in my craft room and I came across some white die cuts that I have had in my stash for quite some time.

I made a blended background panel to go behind the die cut for my card.

The colours are Melon Mambo, Highland Heather and Bermuda Bay.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to join in on this Challenge.

Challenges, Family, Fine Art Floral, Friends, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Water colour

Just Add Ink # 641 – Inspiration Challenge!

It’s been a busy week around here but I have still had time to put together a few cards. The cards I made this week all featured the same layout. It’s a Window card.

This week at Just Add Ink – we have an Inspiration Challenge. This means you use the Inspiration picture to inspire your cards or projects.

Here is the Window card I made for this Challenge

It’s kinda a beachy theme, with similar colours to the Inspiration pic. I added a rustic bow and an anchor charm.

When you open the card, it has a little fancy fold inside.

To see more cards inspired by this Inspiration pic, follow this link to the Just Add Ink blog.

I really enjoyed making these Window cards. See below a few more.

As I said, it has been a busy week around here. First up my daughter had her Year 12 Ball.

It was quite a build up with all the shopping for the dress, shoes, accessories. Then Hair, makeup, nails and other beauty treatments.

Sarah looked amazing, so grown up! This is a pic of Sarah (in Red) with her friend Sharnae.

The following night we had a family outing to a Six60 Concert at Kings Park. It was a great night out with Neil and I, Sarah, Ana and her Aunty and Cousin and friends.

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 639 – Colour Combo

I have had a fun time crafting this week.

I started by attending a Team Stamping day where we made several great projects and cards. We had a great time catching up, chattering and grazing too.

Since then I have spent a bit of time making Shaker cards. So I decided to put together a Shaker card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge.

The Challenge this week is a Colour Challenge. The colours are all current In-colours, they are bright and bold.

I teamed the colours up with the Pierced Blooms dies for my Shaker card. This card uses a Cellophane bag for the Shaker – so it was fairly quick to put together.

Here is another Shaker in this style that I made this week using the Love Cats Stamp Set – such a sweet set!

And here’s another cute little Love Cats Shaker card.

So perhaps you want to try a Shaker Card this week? Or perhaps you just want to play with the colours and join the Just Add Ink Challenge?

Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 637 – Sketch Challenge!

Hi there,

We are getting to the end of January 2023 already and I am starting to get into my Craft room. As usual, it’s in a state of disarray, but I have decided that just means, I’ve been creative!

This week I have been playing with the Beautifully Happy Stamp Set and Fancy Flora DSP.

I teamed them up with the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge to make a pocket card.

These papers are so great – some look floral while others look like abstract paintings. Great colours too.

The Beautifully Happy stamp set, works for me because it features Two-Step Stamping which means fun and fast colouring in. Fast, no fuss colouring in, is great.

You can join this Sketch Challenge by following the link to Just Add Ink

3D, Blog Hop, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 636 – Just Add Your Favourite!

Happy New Year!

It’s time for the first 2023 Just Add Ink Challenge. As usual, we are kicking the year off with a Blog Hop. The theme is Just Add Your Favourite!!

Your favourite thing may be a colour, a favourite crafting tool, paper, stamp set or perhaps you have a favourite layout or fancy fold. Or perhaps you have a favourite thing that is not necessarily craft related?

For me, I admit it……I’m a Bag Lady!! I love Bags! All sorts of Bags. Plastic, handbags, totes, back packs….you name it. Love em!

So for my project, I decided to make a bag. Also, my favourite colour is Blue… I made a Blue bag.

The Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week. Follow the link to Just Add Ink to share your “Favourite” project with us.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do, to follow along, is click the “Next” Button at the end of each post and you will be taken to the next stop.

Make sure you hop around to see each of the Design Team’s projects. Next on the hop is the wonderful Kim Badelt. I’m sure Kim will inspire you with her “Favourite” project!

Happy Hopping!