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Just Add Ink # 622 – Choose Two

It’s a long Weekend here in Perth, starting with the National Day of Mourning (for the Queen) on Thursday and ending with Monday off work because of the WA Queens Birthday Holiday. So with 5 days off the Theme of my card this week is very fitting.

I made this card for the Just Add Ink Choose Two Challenge. The elements to choose from are Friends, Foliage and Masking.

I choose Masking and Foliage. I used an array of colours to make a masked Scene. I also masked off the work “Relax” so that is stands out nicely.

This was fun to make and needed very little embellishment.

Now it’s your turn to Choose Two…….Friends, Foliage or Masking!
Give it a go and share it with us at Just Add Ink.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink # 620 – Inspiration

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. This is a really lovely pic. I really like the blue glass container and the bold golden flowers.

I used the colours in the pic along with a cool new Stencil (that my sister brought me) to create this card.

BTW – Such a fun Stencil….you might be seeing a bit of it!

Head on over to Just Add Ink to see the rest of the Design Team cards. You can also join this Challenge there too.

Blog Hop, Friends, Travel

Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 6

Beaches, Palm Trees, Fresh Juice and Cocktails, Sun, Sand and Relaxation……….sounds like a dream aye?

Today we celebrate our friend Bronwyn Eastley’s 60th Birthday. Happy Birthday Bron!

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I have been participating in Bron’s 60th Birthday Hops for the past 6 months. Bron’s original 60th Birthday celebrations did not go to plan so she came up with the fabulous idea of running a series of blog hops to celebrate. This is the last in the series.

Our final theme is Tropical Holiday!

Here is my Tropical Holiday card.

I’m sure Bron is doing something like this right now……Cocktails in the sun – enjoying beautiful scenery and family times.

Next up in the Blog Hop is the lovely Jan Clothier – follow this link to Jan’s Blog or click the next button below.

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Just Add Ink # 618 – Colour Challenge

Just Add Ink have a colour challenge this week. The colours are Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Pacific point.

I used a number of stamp sets to create this card. Plentiful Plants, Bottled Happiness and the Splendid Thoughts Stamps and Dies.

When stamping the bottles and pot, I varied the Pacific point colour saturation by stamping directly for one bottle and then the others I stamped off first to remove some of the ink from the stamp.

The rest of the design team have combined these colours to create some fabulous projects, you can follow this link to check them out.

Big Shot, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink # 616 – Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink have a Sketch Challenge this week. Having a sketch is a great way to start a card. The sketch is your guide but you can flip it, turn it or even reverse it to make it suit your needs. 

I made a couple of cards with this Sketch in mind.

For my first card, I masked off a circle and the used the Blending Brushes to make a Sunburst. The stamps and dies are from the Sending Smiles Bundle.

For my second card I used the Tulip Fields stamp set and dies. (retired)

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

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Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 5

With a group of stamping friends, I am joining Bron Eastley’s next 60th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop.

Bron is celebrating her 60th Birthday with six blog hops over six months and today is Hop # 5 – Fancy Folds. Bron loves Fancy Folds and so do I!

For this Blog Hop, I decided to make Diamond Fold Cards. These are fun and easy to make (as long as you get your measurements right)! I even showed my sister how to make them during one of our Face Time Craft-a-noons!

I enjoyed making them so much – I ended up with a few versions.

Next in the Blog Hop is Leonie Stuart – Click the button below to visit Leonie’s Blog and see what Fancy Fold she has made.

I’ve had a great week of Cultural experiences. I started the week by going to the Van Gogh Live exhibition. It was fabulous. I enjoyed the music, the enlarged artwork and holistic experience. Very peaceful and calming I thought.

At the end of the week, I rocked it out to some great energetic, loud (in-ya-face) music at the Yungblud concert. Yungblud is a young Pop Punk style artist from the Doncaster in the UK. Such a fun concert and I had a great time.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 614 – Under the Sea

When I saw this Challenge come up I instantly knew what I was going to make. I had actually been thinking about it for a while – even before the Challenge.

I made a milestone Birthday Card for my BIL Rob. He turned the Big 5-0 recently. Rob has a wonderful saltwater Fish Tank that has a great display of Coral, Urchins and colourful fish. Whenever, we visit I spend ages looking at the creatures inside. I especially love the Clown Fish.

Here is the card I made for Rob.

Here is the link to Just Add Ink, so you can join our Under the Sea Challenge and also view all the Design Team projects.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 612 – Choose Two

This week we have a “Choose Two” Challenge at Just Add Ink that Di suggested. This idea is to include either Fur, Clouds or Stitching on your projects.

For my card, I decided on Stitching and Clouds.

To be honest, I was a bit stuck with this card. After using the Blending Brushes to make a few cloud panels – cutting them up into different arrangements I still could not settle on a card design. So I pulled out my Catalogue and picked a page. I saw a cute little card on Page 18 that inspired both my layout and colours.

I used the Hippest Hippos Stampset and the Stitched Greenery Die. The flowers and leaves are made with the Pierced Blooms Dies.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to check out all the Design Team Choose Two projects – there really are some beauties to see. And also join us for the Challenge.

Big Shot, Blog Hop, Colour Combo, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Friends, Inspiration, Plentiful Plants

Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 4

CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties

Today I am joining Bron Eastley’s 60th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop. We’re a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!  This is the forth Hop and the theme for our projects today is – CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties.

CASEing from the Catty is such a great way to start a card or layout. I often tell crafters that the Catalogue is not just a Catalogue – but a source of inspiration and ideas.

I myself, often use the Catalogue when looking for Colour combinations, Embellishment ideas or layouts.

For this Blog Hop I have put together 3 cards.

From Page 61 I CASE’d this card.

Here is my version:

I used the Hues of Happiness DSP and the In the Moment Stamp Set (Ohh love that Stamp set).

The next two cards really pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone because they both feature bright and bold colours.

On page 62 you will find this packaging idea that I used for inspiration for my next card.

Here is my version:

I used Parakeet Party card as the base, Hues of Happiness DSP with the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set. Then finished it with the Tahitian Tide Metalic Woven Ribbon and Daffodil Delight Glossy Dots.

Page 65 features this mini card. I used both the layout and the colours to make a card.

Here is my card

I used the new Splendid Thoughts Stamp set and Splendid Stems dies – that just happen to be on Page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue (July-December 2022).

This was really fun! I think I will go off and CASE a few more cards from the 60’s pages. While I am doing that – you can head off to the next Crafter in Bron’s Blog Hop. Next up is Cathy Proctor. Click the link below to visit Cathy’s Blog.

Challenges, Friends, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink # 610 – Inspiration Challenge

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. It features black and white pictures with colourful balloons.

Here is the card I made:

I used a stencil to make an interesting Black and White background. I used the “Hey Girlfriend” stamp set (retired) to add a pop of colour.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink – here you can see the great creations by the Design Team as well as join this Inspiration Challenge.