Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 28

Wow – Just Add Ink # 28 is up – and I am soooooo looking forward to seeing all the entires because the theme is Just Add A Man Card!

Man Cards are something that I know lots of us struggle with – so that is why I am looking forward to seeing all the creations.

We also teamed it with a Color combo this week too.  The colours are:

And here is the card I did.

I used the Medallion Stamp for this. 

Because it’s a Man Card – I asked my Husband what he thought……he said – “Yeah – it’s Man enough – it’s got Studs”!

Later – I also made this one.

This is the Medallion and Sincere Salutations. 

So – put your Man Card together – and go over to Just Add Ink to enter the challenge.

Challenges

Inkspirations Challenge # 33

As I said Yesterday – I have not had much time to play in the Craft
Room this week – but I did have a go at Makeesha’s Challenge.  It’s a Sketch Challenge this week.  This is the Sketch.

I decided to stick to my Joseph’s Coat Technique which we did in Card Class this week.  Here is the Card I did.

I used Good Friend Stamp Set, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron & Chocolate Chip.  What do you think?

You can go and check out the other Challenge Entries here.

Brayering, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Joseph’s Coat Technique Class

Gee – what a busy week I have had.  I’ve hardly even had time to play in my Craft Room.  Sad but True. 

I’ve just finished tonight’s Card Class but before I head off to Bed I thought I would quickly post the Cards we did here.

The first one is one I have already posted on this Blog on 18th June – as it was also one I did for a Just Add Ink Colour Challenge.

Here I have used Kiwi Kiss, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White & Rich Razzleberry with Stamps from the Good Friend Stamp Set.

The other Card we did was one I did for a Team Challenge in June also.

This card is done in Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, So Saffron & Rose Red with the Medallion Stamp.

This is such a fabulous Technique.  Very effective and a great use of colour.  You should give it a go.  I’ll show you another one tomorrow.

3D, Card Classes

Gift Bag with Pocket

Today I am showing you another of the Unconvention Projects.  This one was presented to us by Caroline Colgan.  I really enjoyed doing it – and decided to do it in a class too. 

This is the one I did for Un-convention in May.

It’s a lovely project because the Pocket on the front of the Bag holds a little Card & Envelope that you can make to match.  I filled this with a few goodies and then gave it to my friend Michelle.   Luckily – she is also one of my Card Class Ladies…..cause after I gave it to her I said…..”Um – can I borrow the bag back in a few weeks to show as a class project”!!   She laughed.

Last night we did the Class Project – and I am pretty sure the ladies liked them.  They all did different colours.   I did not get a pic of them all – but a do have pics of two more that I have done.

This one I did for MIL’s Birthday.   The decoration design for this I got from one done by my friend Susan Joyce.  I loved it…..Thanks Sue.

I put this together in the Class last night.  

Sorry my pic’s are not too good…..but you get the idea, aye?

I’d like the say Thank you to Caroline Colgan for such a great project – that I have made several times now – and I know I will make lots more too.

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Embossing

We are Embossing at Just Add Ink this week.  There are heaps of Techniques out there that require you to Emboss as part of the process so there are heaps of things you could do with this challenge.

For my card – I embossed with Clear Embossing Powder onto White Card – and then I Brayered some colour over the top.  Here it is.

Go and check out the Design Team Projects here.  And don’t forget to have a go at the Challenge too…..it’s lots of fun.

Card Classes

Wednesday Card Classes

Tonight I am doing a Punch Art Class.  We are doing a couple of Cards using the new Bird Punch – cause I love it.  The first card is actually the one I showed you on my previous post with the flowers on it.

The second card also uses the Bird Punch.  I have cased it from one that I got from my Secret Sister.  But…..I’m not gonna show it to you right now…sorry.  Maybe in a few weeks.

For now – I just wanted to let you know I have updated my Classes Page – so you can check out what classes I have coming up.  I’d love for you to come along and join in.

And I will now show you a little card I made the other day…..

And here’s another…..

Cheers Chantell

Challenges

Inkspirations Challenge # 31 – Sketch

The Inkspirations Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge.  This is the Sketch:

This is the little card I came up with…

I used the Bird Punch to make these flowers.  The colours are Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Almost Amethyst & Whisper White.  I used the Tea Party DSP.

Here is the link for you to check out other Inspiration Sketch Challenge entries.

3D, Gifts, Scrapbooking

Farewell to our Dear Puke

My sister and I have kinda joint owned a Puke-cat for quite some time now – but recently she passed away and we will all miss her.
 
She really belonged to Nadine – who rescued her from a bag of kittens thrown out on the side of the road about 16 years ago.  She was just a little fluff-ball then.  We did not know she would become such a large part of our lives.
 
About 8 years or so ago (I think) my sister went off travelling and so Puke came to live with me.  She was just such a lovely cat….and did some funny things.  I installed a Cat door – so she could come and go as she liked – but if I was home – she would still sit at the front door and Meow and scratch till I got up and let her in.  Some times I would yell….”GO ROUND THE BACK”!
 
She was a great hunter and I had to hang a bell on her collar to warn un-suspecting Birds, Mice or Rats – otherwise I would find them in my bedroom, lounge or hallway – often alive!
 
She loved chasing lights – all around the place – up the walls, furniture and round and round in circles on the floor.  I got a torch for her and if I clicked it on and off she would come running and watch it till I played the torch game with her.
 
She loved games so much – she had a little toy mouse that she threw around everywhere – and stalked and carried round in her mouth.   If she got a bit bored or was not getting enough attention while we were watching TV so would scratch the lounge room door until someone got the mouse on a string or torch for her to chase.
 
When I moved to Aussie at the beginning of 2008 – Puke went back to live with Nadine.  We’d loved to have brought her – but I just felt that going to Perth was too bigger move for her – and she was not good at travelling at the best of times and was getting on in years too.
 
When my Mum was visiting recently – I decided to make and send home to my sister this scrapbooking memory of Puke. 
It has pull out photos with space on the back of each one for us to write about the cool things Puke did.

Puke loved to lounge around and show off her fluffy tummy.
She had a pink and white toy mouse she loved to play with. Here she is sitting on the lawn with Sarah.
Puke loved to “Hang Out” – she often used to drape herself over the couch or lie on her back and hang over the edge of the bed or couch.
Bye Bye our Puke.  We will miss you.
Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink – Colour Challenge

It’s Colour Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week.  The colours this week are sort of bright but kinda wintery too….well that’s how I put them together anyway.  Here they are:

The Design Team have come up with some amazing creations using these colours.  Due to changes in the way the DT works I get to have a week off this week – so you won’t see my card there as a DT member – but as a Challenge participant instead.  Fun huh!!

Here’s what I did with the colours.

So you can see that I am still playing with my Brayer.  And I have used the Butterfly stamp from Live Your Dream which is now a retired that I still love. 

Here’s the Just Add Ink link so you can go and check out the DT projects too.

Card Classes, Challenges

Z Fold Card Class

We did a Z Fold Card Class last night.  I decided to do this after doing a Z Fold Card Challenge as part of the ESAD Un-Convention in May.   I found Z Folds easy to do but very effective.

The card I did for Un-Convention was this one……


On this card I used Baja Breeze & Night of Navy.  The Stamp Sets are Pick a Petal & Hello Again.

Originally I was going to do this in the class – but in the end we did the Z Fold Card that I had put together when doing the Inkspiration # 30 Challenge.

This is the other Card we did:

Here I have used Baroque Motifs, Good Friend and Short & Sweet.  The colours are Brocade Blue, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum and Barely Banana.