Big Shot, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 600 – Inspiration!

Hi everyone,

Well it’s been quite a week here! I’m on holiday from work at the moment but have not really done anything because I have Covid, along with others in my household. Therefore we have been Isolating at home. I have so much time on my hands – but not even ventured into the craft room!

Lucky for me I made a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge in advance. The Challenge is an Inspiration pic that was suggested by Kerry.

I used some alcohol inks to make some autumn coloured vellum and then cut out some leaves. I used the Burlap stamp (Retired) to create a boarder for the sentiment.

Now that I look at this Sentiment – it definitely sums up this week for me!

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team have come up with and also to join in on the Challenge.


Just Add Ink # 599 – Just Add your Favourite Animal!

Happy Easter everyone,

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add Your Favourite Animal!
This Challenge has made me realise that I don’t really think I have a favourite Animal.

I mean I like lots of different Animals for different reasons. Like Giraffe’s because they seem awkward and graceful, Zebra’s, amaze me as all their stripes can be different patterns, Monkeys are cute, curious and very clever.

Cats are my type of house animal and I love mine snuggling up on the end of my bed. Birds and Fish are so colourful and fun to watch……ohhh what about Cow’s? Or Pig’s? Pigs are cute, when I was little we had heaps of them and I used to try to pat their noses. Penguins are cute too and little goats and rabbits…….ohh the list is endless!

So for this Challenge, I decided to look at my Stamp Sets to see what Animal Stamps I have. I quickly landed on the Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set (Retired). I teamed it up with the On The Horizon Stamp Set to make my card.

I used some enamel Pebbles and a little flower die to embellish the card.

The Design Team have put together some great Animal cards. Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see them and perhaps with a few days off for Easter, you can join the Challenge too.

I know I will be doing a bit of Crafting, as I have Nadine visiting. We have already spent one day crafting and have a few more planned. We have visited a couple of crafty stores to gather supplies and seen a bit of Perth while we have been out and about.

Here are our girls – Honey and Silver. I’m sure you can tell which is Honey and which is Silver.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Colour Combo, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 598 – Colour Challenge!

This week at Just Add Ink, we are doing a Colour Challenge. Apparently I chose the colours for this challenge. Funny, cause I don’t remember doing that!

In about 10 days time, it’s my Dad’s Birthday and it just so happens, that he will be visiting me. So I decided to use the colours, get organised and make a card for him, before he arrives.

Dad is a keen gardener – a very good one in fact. He always has a very well stocked and organised shed of tools (both gardening tools and mechanical / building type tools). For his card, I have used the Home & Garden Stamp set and dies.

The background is made with a stencil and embossing paste, that I coloured with Misty Moonlight ink. It adds great texture to the card which you can kinda see with the rough edges it created.

These colours are perfect for man cards – but they are also just as perfect for a floral card – you can see more DT examples at Just Add Ink. Have a go and share your creations with us too.

3D, Big Shot, Blog Hop

Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Today I am sharing in a fun Birthday Blop Hop Celebration for my friend Bronwyn Eastley.

I first met Bron in 2010 when we both became Design Team members at Just Add Ink.
We have been sharing our love of papercraft and card making ever since.

Brons 60th Birthday is coming up later this year and with everything happening in the world at the moment, Bron’s original Birthday celebrations have not gone to plan. Therefore she has come up with a fabulous idea of running a series of blog hops to celebrate.

Bron has got together a group of stamping friends and we are all celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!
We have an inspiration pic for tonight’s hop (Bron’s Blog Header) ……”

This is such a pretty picture – calming, soft colours with an air of Holidays!

I set to work and made a card (which you can see below)….and then the more I thought about Bron and her crafting the more I could not get Easel cards out of my mind……

I’m pretty sure it was Bron that introduced me to Easel cards so I decided I had to make one for this Blog Hop.

I used the Pierced Blooms dies with Blushing Bride, White, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso. I love how the piercing add texture.

And here is the card I made. As you can see I used similar elements.

Next in the Hop is Sara Levin, click the Next button below to move onto Sara’s Blog. Be sure to Hop your way all through to see project made by Bron’s friend in honor of her Birthday.