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Just Add Ink Challenge # 559 Choose Two!

Hi everyone, Happy Friday……on Friday mornings at work, when people say to me….

“Good morning, how are you?”

I always say……..”Always good on a Friday, always good on a Friday”!!

And, they don’t even know that it’s the time for the new Just Add Ink challenge!!   

This week we have a Choose Two Challenge that has been suggested by Di. You can choose from Stitching – Stripes – Paper Strips.   It means you can use any products, layout or colours as long as you include two of these elements on your project.    

I made my card while crafting with my sister Nadine, who chose the colours for me.

The colours are Evening Evergreen, Pale Papaya and Pool Party. The stamp set is Plentiful Plants.

I also made a similar card using Smoky Slate in place of the Pool Party.

To join this Challenge you can follow this link to Just Add Ink to share your project with us.

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Just Add Ink # 557 Inspiration Challenge

The Challenge this week at Just Add Ink is an Inspiration Challenge. The idea is to use this picture to inspire your crafting. There are so many things in this pic that you could pick up on…..the walls, the fireplace, the plants, the wooden elements and so much more.

The elements from the pic that I used were the white bricks, wood grain and plants. Here’s my card

The woodgrain DSP and Brick wall embossing folder that I used are now retired. I used several different die cuts and a couple of stamps too. I also decided to use different colours from black, browns and greens.

If you would like to have a go at this Challenge – go to Just Add Ink. There you will see other examples of projects for this challenge and also be able to share your project with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 555 – Colour Challenge

Since returning from NZ I have had a quiet couple of weeks. It didn’t help that I have had a pretty bad cold…..but I think things just caught up with me after my busy busy couple of weeks. Anyway, at the same time, it has been nice to have some quiet time.

I had a lovely day crafting at the weekend when I made this card for the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge. These colours were suggested by Rachael and are lovely.

I used the Forever Fern Stamp Set, Magenta Madness Ribbon and Just Jade dots

I also made another card with these colours using the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set..

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can join this colour challenge too. You can also see many other lovely cards featuring this colour combo, that have been made by the Design Team.

Hmmm, think it’s time to plan another quiet crafty weekend!

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 553 – Sketch Challenge

Well I have had a whirlwind couple of weeks – there has been alot happening – so this is a longish post.

First up, after almost 11 years I decided it was time for me to move on from Computershare. So I made the big move and handed in my notice. I finished my time off with a large meeting that I had been working on for several months.

As I was working my final week at Computershare, a travel bubble was announced between Australia and NZ…..just in the nick of time for me….. as my Dad’s 80th Birthday party was coming up!!

I flew off to NZ for 10 days – surprising Dad and my friends too!

Nadine and I did some lovely walks and spent a small amount of time crafting – including making a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge. If you look closely in the pics below, you will see my card in progress.

Our brother Lloyd arrived from Sydney and then it was time to head to Dad’s and surprise him. The next few days were busy with party organisation while Dad and Lloyd made some gates for Dad’s back yard.

Then party day arrived and we had a great time. It was great to catch up with family, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. There was live music, a bowling competition (which we won!!) and lots of really great food.

In a cheeky moment I said to Sarah……do you know that I have an Aunty that looks like the Queen! Can you see her??

After a delayed flight Sarah and I returned to Perth safely (no quarantine required) which was very lucky and….just in the nick of time as I started a new job the following day.

First day on the new job I was issued with PPE including my new Boots. Cute aye?

And finally…here’s my card. I used a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set call A touch of Ink (now retired) with accents of Gold.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see the rest of the Design Team cards for this Sketch Challenge.

I made 2 versions – here is the other and also Dad’s Birthday card too.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 551 – 3D!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a 3D Challenge and has been suggested by Rachael.

For this 3D Challenge I decided to put together a mini album. My album is based on one I saw by Everly Scrap.

I have not added the photos to my album yet, so just have blank spaces.

For this Album I have used the Fine Art Floral suite of products – Stamp Set, Dies and DSP.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to check out the other 3D projects made by the Design Team. You can also join us for this Challenge.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 549 – Choose Two!

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Choose Two Challenge. The elements you can choose from are Feathers, Leaves or Petals.

I used the recent Sale a brations stamp set – “A Touch of Ink” to create a little Pizza Box with mini 4 cards.

The stamp set is a Two-step stamping set where you can stamp the outline and then the fill-in colour. It’s a wonderfully quick and easy way to create.

I realised that I managed to include Feathers, Leaves and Petals on my Pizza Box project, which was not planned…..haha!

Follow this link to check out the other Design Team Projects at Just Add Ink.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 547 – Inspiration!

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. The colours in the picture are both bright and soft at the same time..

I made a colourful Sunflower card using the Celebrate Sunflower Dies and a variety of colours.

Sponging the colours onto the sunflowers even made a lovely colourful design on my grid paper!

So join us at Just Add Ink for this Inspiration Challenge. Here is the Link to the Challenge.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 546 – Steampunk!

The new Just Add Ink Challenge is up an running….it’s Just Add Steampunk and I suggested it, so I thought I better play along!

Here’s a little Google/wikipedia blurb to explain steampunk…..

Steampunk is Steam punk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. Think Metallic, external plumbing, laced up corsets, top hats, monocles, cogs, wrought iron, candelabra’s, clocks.

Here is my card:

For my card, I also took inspiration from a card I saw that my friend Kim made.

Here are some other Steam Punk type projects that I have made.:

It would be great if you join this challenge. Go to Just Add Ink to participate and to see what everyone else is making.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 545 – Colour Combo

The latest Just Add Ink Challenge is here and it’s a colour challenge…Just Add Shades of Green. There are so many lovely shades of Green and I couldn’t decide which shades to use.

So instead of starting with colour, I decided to look at stamps and layouts. I said to my daughter “What things are Green”? She replied “Frogs, frogs are green” So that’s where I started.

Here is my card.

I used quite a few greens – Granny Apple Green, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce and Mossy Meadow. This stamp set is called So Hoppy Together (now retired).

Here’s the link to the Just Add Ink Blog – so you can join in this Challenge too.