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Social Stamping – Baby!

The theme for this month’s Social Stamping Blog Hop is ‘Baby’.   It’s a perfect theme for Spring – with baby animals in the paddocks, pretty seasonal flowers or perhaps even in a new family member!

For me, it’s a new family member……exciting aye?

This is Khalil, who arrived at the end of June.  He is my nieces son.  My Brothers Grandson.

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I also have a friend who is expecting a little girl shortly, so I have made 2 versions of my card….

As you can see…..it’s a bit tongue in cheek – funny. I did stamp a Congratulations sentiments inside the cards. So what do you think – can I get away with them??

Here is my brother, Lloyd and his daughter, Gabrielle with Khalil, shortly after he was born.

As you can see, my brother is the coolest Unky and Grandpa, so I made him a card too.

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To make sure you see everyone’s “Baby” Social Stamping projects – you can  click here to see the list of names or click on the next button below to go to Denise Buetler, who I’m sure has an inspiring project to show you.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 524 – Colour ChallHi enge

Hi ya, hope your week is going well? I’ve had a busy one and am looking forward to the long weekend that is coming. I’m sure I’ll be spending some time in the Craft room.

Today I am sharing the card I made for the new challenge at Just Add Ink. We have a Colour Challenge this week, that has been suggested by Jo.

I used the colours to make a soft pastel Christmas card. I used several different die sets – Tasteful Labels, Sweetest Boarders, Poinsettia Dies and Playful Alphabet. The White dots are All The Trimmings Embellishment’s.

The Design Team have created a range of stunning cards for this Challenge. Go to Just Add Ink to check them out. We’d love you to have a go at this Challenge and share your creations with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 522 – Sketch

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge, suggested by Patrice – and it’s a goodie!

The card I made this week is for my special friend and colleague who returned to the office this week after 7 months of working from home. I’ve really missed her (even though we chatted each week) and am happy to see her back in the office.

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Flowers for Every Season DSP.

I actually had a fun time with this sketch and made a few different cards. Here is a Christmas card I made using the Coming Home Stamps.

So if you would like to join this Sketch Challenge, go to Just Add Ink and share your project with us.

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Social Stamping – Celebrate

Here we are for this months Social stamping blog host, organised by Kelly Kent. The Theme for this month is Celebrate.

With everything that 2020 has brought, some might say there is not a lot to Celebrate. But amongst it all, I hope we can all find some thing.

The card I have made for todays Blog Host, is for a lady who will Celebrate a milestone soon.

I used the All Dressed Up products for this card. I like how the sentiment came out, with this sequins around it. It reminds me of a mirror with lights around it.

Next up is Lou, click the button below to continue to Celebrate with us.

Challenges, Just Add Ink, Man Cards

Just Add Ink Challenge # 520 – Guys

At Just Add Ink this week the Challenge is Just Add Guys. For this challenge I decided I wanted to make a card with no sentiment on it. I used a retired stamp set that is called Need for Speed.

So maybe you can tell, that just as I was taking a photo, it started to rain….so I got a few drops of water on it…… 😦

If you follow this link, you can see all the other DT Guy cards – and then join this challenge, sharing your projects with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 518 – Just Add ‘T’

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is to Just Add T. I decided to use the Tasteful Touches Stamp Set. I ended up making three cards, all with similar elements.

I used a linen thread and a linen ribbon. The background paper is from a retired Memories and More pack.

To join this Challenge and share your project with us, go to Just Add Ink. You can also see the othe Just Add T creations, made by the Design Team – they are all lovely.

Hope you can join us this week!

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 516 – Inspiration

This weeks Just Add Ink Challenge is an Inpiration Challenge. That means you can take elements from the picture above to inspire what ever you create.

I picked up on the colours and circles within the picture.

Here is the card I made:

I decided to use the Forever Fern and Tasteful Touches Stamp set and created a bokeh effect window.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have put together some beautiful cards using this Inspiration picture. Go and check them out here – and don’t forget to have a go at this Challenge yourself.

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Social Stamping – Sympathy

Hi ya – it’s time for a Social Stamping Blog Host!

The Social Stamping Blog Host’s are the idea of Kelly Kent.    The idea was that through stamping and craft, we can share our crafting projects with everyone, to stay connected. Although, where I live (Perth) things are getting back to the new normal – but Social Stamping is so much fun….that we are going to continue to do it! Yay!

The theme this time is ‘Sympathy’. Here is the card I made.

I used a stencil and some embossing paste to create a textured background. The Stamp Sets I used are Forever Blossoms, Peaceful Moments.

To see some more Social Stamping – Sympathy projects, you can click on the Next button above to visit Sheila Pybus’s Blog or follow this link to the main Social Stamping Blog post.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 515 – Mixed Media

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is Mixed Media. As soon as I saw this Challenge I decided I wanted to put together a Canvas that will sit on an Easel, on my Craft desk.

The term “ mixed media” is quite broad and covers many types of arts and crafts. It can include collages, 3D elements, altered objects like books, boxes or tags. You can use pretty much anything when putting together a Mixed Media art work or card. Paints, paper, buttons, fabric, photos, brads, ribbons, chip board, inks, air dried clay and the list goes on.

I found an old canvas that I had lying around, and painted over whatever was on it, with some white paint. Then started to add all the different layers.

Embossing paste to create a bit of rustic texture, Stamped images and sponged ink, splatters of ink here and there, a bit of Vegas Gold Shimmer paint, DSP, Brusho’s, Wooden embellishments, die cuts of Sun Flowers and leaves, a metal brad, braided linen trim and punched Daisies.

While I was making the canvas, I also decided to make a similar card.

Visit us at Just Add Ink to join in this Challenge, share your Mixed Media projects with us and see the wonderful Mixed Media projects the Design Team have made.

Below are a couple more of my Mixed Media projects. On the left is a mix of Powertex, Chip board, air-dried clay, stenciling covered with Alchemy Art Waxes. On the right is a Powertex Triptych

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 514 – Colour Combo

Just Add Ink Challenge # 514 is a Colour Challenge. The colours are cool and fresh.

Here is the card that I made.

I coloured some Watercolour paper so that the colours all blended together. Once the paper had dried, I cut out some leaves. I also used the watercolour paper in the back ground.

I used the Forever Greenery dies for the Leaves and the Poppy Moments dies for the background.

To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there