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.

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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!

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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.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 532 – Sketch Challenge

Hey – it’s Friday…… and that means a new Just Add Ink Challenge – this week, we have a Sketch Challenge.

Here’s my card. I have used a new Stamp Set called Enjoy the Moment.

This card was really hard to photograph – and I think it looks better in real life.

Here is another card I made at the same time – I have used the same colours (Night of Navy, Soft Sea Foam, Soft Suede) and stamp set.

So – head over to Just Add Ink to check out the lovely Just Add Ink Design Team projects and share yours with us.

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Just Add Ink # 531 – Inspiration Challenge

I’m playing along with Just Add Ink, where we have an Inspiration Challenge this week.

I used the trees from the Coming Home stamp set and the Flowers For Every Season DSP to create this Christmas card.

I actually had a wonderful weekend stamping. I made over 20 cards in total and loved every minute of it. Here are a couple of others I made while exploring this theme.

We would love you to join us for this Inspiration Challenge – so here is the link to Just Add Ink, where you can see what the Design Team has made as well as share you project with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 530 – Stamps-Ink-Paper

It’s time for a brand new Just Add Ink Challenge. This weeks Challenge has been suggested by Rochelle. The idea is to create projects using only Stamps, Ink and Paper.

For my card, I used the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and used Stampin Blends to colour the flowers. The colours I used are Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.

This is a great Challenge – to join in you can share your project with us at Just Add Ink. You can also gather further inspiration by checking out what the Design Team have made.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 528 – Choose Two

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Choose Two Challenge. You can choose from Sequins, Ribbon or Metallic Foil.

I realise now that I am looking at my card that I managed to include all three of those things on my card. I was actually going for Metallic Foil and Sequins but then felt like it needed some ribbon.

The back ground paper that I used is the Plush Poinsettia specialty paper. I really love the effect and feel of the paper.

I also made another version with a White back ground.

Head on over to Just Add Ink to participate in this challenge and check out all the wonderful Design Team projects.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 527

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge that has been suggested by Kim

Here is the sketch.

I flipped this Sketch up the other way and used the Life is Beautiful Stamp Set for my card.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have put together some lovely projects this week. Follow this link to go and check them out and also join us for this Challenge.

While I was playing with this stamp set, I made a few more cards.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 526 – Inspiration Challenge.

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge. Look at that pic!! The Mushrooms are so vibrant – who would have thought you would find colours like that in Fungas!

This inspired me to make a Christmas Card. The Mushrooms reminded me of bold baubles hanging on a Christmas Tree.

My baubles aren’t quite as vibrant as those in the Inspiration pic and in my photo you can’t quite see the shimmery glitter spray I have on them.

I hope you can join in this Inspiration Challenge. Visit Just Add Ink to join us and see the other projects made by the Design Team.

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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.