3D, Butterflies, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

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.

Big Shot, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

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.

3D, Challenges, Just Add Ink

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.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

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.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 541 – Blended Background

This week I made a card for the Just Add Ink Challenge – Just Add A Blended Background.

I used Old Olive, Mango Melody and Pretty Peacock to colour my background panel which I had embossed with seed pods.

The Stamp set is called Enjoy the Moment – its a very versatile stamp set and can be used for many different occasions.

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can see other examples of cards with blended backgrounds and you can join the challenge too.

Big Shot, Challenges, Fine Art Floral, Gold Gilding, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 539

Hi ya,

I can’t believe it’s the end of January already……how did that happen?

School Holidays almost over again, as it’s back to School next week. I’ve had a great week, with a couple of days off work, soaking up a bit of sun and enjoying time at an Adventure Water Park.

Now it’s time to Craft……

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is Just Choose Two – Banner -Border-Bow. My card this week actually features all of those things….Whoops! Didn’t plan that but when I finished putting it together I realised I had all three elements there.

The Stampin Up Products I have used on this card all come from the Fine Art Floral Suite. I even played with Gilded Leafing – which is so much fun and really effective too.

Then on the inside of the card…..you see my Banner!

So – head on over to Just Add Ink, to see what the rest of the Design Team have put together. You can also go there to share your Just Add Two project with us.

Blog Hop, Challenges, Family, Forever Blossoms, Wedding

Just Add Ink Challenge # 537 – Blog Hop

Hi there, Happy New Year everyone!

I’m sure many of you will agree that 2020 was a very strange year and are pleased to be moving onto 2021. It certainly was a different year and I feel like it went by really fast. For me a good deal of it was spent working from home – which I kinda enjoyed.

I’ve now had a bit of a break, with Christmas, New Year and Holidays, so it’s time to get back into things. 2021 is kicking off with a bit of excitement here, as we have a Wedding in the family.

Ana and Jeremy are getting Married.

The theme of the Wedding is “Colourful” and I have been working hard at making lots of colourful Pom poms for the Wedding decorations (with a lota help from my friends).

The Just Add Ink tradition is to start each year with a Blog Hop. The Blog Hop theme is “Family”.

The Wedding has been the inspiration for my card this week. I made this card for Ana, who loves Beyoncé.

Fun huh!!

The base colour of this card is Shaded Spruce, which is similar in colour to Anas enagement ring. I have used the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

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.

Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week. You can join in this week’s challenge by creating a Family project and sharing it with us at Just Add Ink.

Big Shot, Challenges, Christmas, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 536 Inspiration

This week at Just Add Ink we have an Inspiration Challenge:

I looked around for a Snowman…….but it’s summer here, so there are no Snowmen around.

And then, I got a surprise card in the post…….. Love getting Happy Mail!! Thank you Nadine.

Hmmm – sorry, not a very good pic…..can’t believe both my pics were taken at the same time, yet the light is so different!

I decided to use the layout of this card for the Challenge. I used the Poinsettia Dies and DSP. Here is my card:

To join this Challenge or see other Cards from the Design Team, pop on over to Just Add Ink. We will be running this Challenge for two weeks and then will be taking a short break before kicking off 2021 with a Blog Hop.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Challenges, Christmas, Colour Combo

Just Add Ink Challenge # 534 – Color Combo

This is how I feel this week….and it’s because Meeting Season 2020 is done and dusted. So I’m in Happy Celebration mode…….tired but happy!!

Well, not many days left till Christmas now……and what better way to create Christmas cards, than with a Christmas inspired Colour Challenge.

These colours have been suggested by Nikki – they are fun, festive and traditional.

For my card this week I have used the Sweetest Time stamp set and the very pretty Real Red Sheer Ribbon.

To check out more Christmas Cards inspired by these colours go to Just Add Ink. You can also join us for this Challenge by sharing your projects with us.