Archive for January, 2013

Just Add Ink # 151 – A Shape

The week is almost over – as is January!  and that means it’s time for another Just Add Ink challenge.   

This week’s challenge (and great idea) was suggested by the lovely Tina Gillespie.  It is to:   Just Add….a Shaped Card!

So that means any shape you would like, whether it be using dies, a pre-cut shaped card, templates or even your own design! 

This week it was my girlfriends birthday – she loves Roses – so I was thinking I would make an Easel card shaped like I Rose.  Here it is:

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My friend also likes sparkly things – so I added a few Rhinestones and also spritz it with Shimmer Paint.

Here is a side view:
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Inside I added some little flowers that also helped to hold the Easel open. DSC00079

Follow this link to see the other fabulous Shaped cards that the Design Team have come up – they are truly amazing.

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January 31, 2013 at 10:40 pm 5 comments

JAI # 150 – Sketch Challenge

Well as you know from my last post, I have been messing round with a bit of fabric lately – and here is another card with Fabric for the Just Add Ink # 150 – Sketch Challenge.
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The Fabric and DSP is called Summer Smooches – it’s lovely and bright with lots of great colours.

To make the fabric flowers I used a 3″ x 3″  square and rounded the corners.  Then I used a running stitch all the way around to gather the fabric in, finishing each one off with a button.
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This is a great sketch with many possibilities. 
Visit Just Add Ink to Join the Challenge and see what others have come up with

January 27, 2013 at 9:51 pm 2 comments

JAI # 149 Big Shot Blog Hop

Hello – Happy New Year everyone – Welcome to 2013!! 

Can you believe it’s the middle of January already?  And this is my first post for the Year.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas / Holiday break and are looking forward to a year full of exciting crafty projects and challenges.

As for me – I have hardly been in my craft room at all over the last few weeks.  I really only ventured in there to do some much-needed cleaning and organizing.  But now it’s time to get back into it all.  And to start off we (at JAI) have a Blog Hop for you.

Many of you would have experienced a Blog Hop before – but if you haven’t here’s how it works…..There are 13 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and 12 of our Design Team members).  The 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 link at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! 

So here we go…….Just Add – Big Shot Blog Hop.

The Big Shot has opened up a whole new world for me and my projects.  These days I just don’t know how I managed without it.  It is now rare for me to make a project without using the Big Shot in some way.  From Die Cutting to Embossing – the Big Shot is well used around here.

For this project I decided to die cut some Flowers out of Fabric and then use them on a few projects.  I used the Comfort Cafe Fabrics and the Fun Flowers Bigs Die.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I put them together using an Antique Brad (which I love by the way) and then stuck them with some leaves onto a little fabric bag.  I spritz the bag with a Shimmer Paint solution to give it a bit of sparkle.DSC00060

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Then to get this ready for giving I decided to make a card too.  I used Card stock that matched the colors in the fabric.  Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White.DSC00064   DSC00066

You can see that this card features other elements made with the Big Shot – the Labels Collection Framelits and the Chevron Embossing Folder. 

The Big Shot is such a versatile machine – and I’m sure this Blog Hop will provide you with heaps of ideas.  Now it’s time for you to move onto the next wonderful JAI Design Team Member – Jodene who has another awesome Big Shot project for you.    Follow this link to Jodene’s Blog.

Or Click on this Big Shot
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January 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm 11 comments


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