3D, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 457 Sketch

With the limited craft supplies that I have available at the moment, I’m having a go at the new Just Add Ink Challenge.   This week we have a Sketch Challenge!
457 sketchAs you can see, the Sketch has a circle… I LOVE circles on cards (have you noticed that)?   While I am away from my Craft room, I have not got any punch’s or dies – so no way to cut a perfect circle.   However, instead I do have the Daisy Lane Stamp set, with a lovely large Daisy in it……therefore, the Daisy has become my Circle Element.
JAI 457.jpgFor this Challenge, rather than making a card, I have put together this little heart shaped canvas…

The paper I have used is the NEW Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.   It’s really lovely – you may not be able to see it, but the DSP is embossed and shiny. So pretty and tactile.

The other DT projects can be found at Just Add Ink. This is also where you can join us for this Challenge.

Challenges, Inspiration

Just Add Ink Challenge # 456…Inspiration

It’s time for the next Just Add Ink Challenge.  This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for you to play along with.  jai picIt’s pretty and could have worked quite well with last weeks Challenge too – which was Just Add Sympathy.

As you may know, I am away from my craft room at the moment – but I really feel I wanted to play along with this Challenge.   So I have had a go with the limited craft supplies I have here.    And I mean limited…….this is pretty much what I have…..

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So no Stamping blocks, only one ink pad and a couple of pens, no punches or dies…..only a little tiny pair of not-very-sharp nail scissors……hahaha, I still wanted to have a go.

So here is my card:

jai 456Don’t look too hard at it, because the cutting out with my dodgy little scissors is not that good…..nor is the stamping.   So all in all I’m quite pleased with how it came out.   What do you think??

This card uses the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, which is featured in the new 2019-2020 Stampin Up Catalogue.  The New Catalogue goes live next month.

Check out the to DT projects here at Just Add Ink.

Team Events, Travel

Trip to Onstage Telford

In April, Stampin Up’s OnStage Live event was held in NZ and smaller OnStage events were held in many other places around the world.   Knowing that I would be on Secondment in the Netherlands I decided to join one of the smaller events nearby.

There were several that I could have gone to (with a little bit of travel). I decided to travel to Telford in the UK for the Event.

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These Events give Stampin up Demonstrators an opportunity to get together, share ideas, cards (swaps) and to see and hear about new (and exciting) products that are coming soon.   At this time of the year we also get to see, feel and smell the New Catalogue!!

On the Friday night after work – I hightailed it to Schiphol Airport and got on a flight to Birmingham. There I found a train to Telford where I was staying. So that was the first part of the adventure.

Prior to going to Europe, I had contacted a fellow Demonstrator in the UK, Joanne James, aka The Craft Owl, to see if she was attending OnStage. I explained that I was coming to the Event and perhaps could connect with her?

Joanne and her Team were very Welcoming. It was lovely getting to know them and spending the time with them.   Joanne had even made me a Crafty Owl Badge to wear.   Cute huh??

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Here I am with the Crafty Owls Team!

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Left to Right:  Lorraine Streeter, Me, Helen Jennings, Maggie Brinklow and Joanne “Crafty Owl” James.

When I was planning my trip, I knew that I would get a copy of the New Catalogue. I knew that it would be a UK one and therefore be in £. But I thought that would be OK.   However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Stampin Up had a AU/NZ Catalogue there for me!   Whoo hoo, awesome, Thanks SU!

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I also met another Team of ladies, the Stamping Stars (headed by Stacey March), who looked after me when I first arrived. I also joined them for Dinner after the OnStage Event.

On the Sunday, bright and early, I made my way back to Birmingham and onto Schipol and then Rotterdam.   It was a whirlwind weekend – but I loved every minute of it!