Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 637 – Sketch Challenge!

Hi there,

We are getting to the end of January 2023 already and I am starting to get into my Craft room. As usual, it’s in a state of disarray, but I have decided that just means, I’ve been creative!

This week I have been playing with the Beautifully Happy Stamp Set and Fancy Flora DSP.

I teamed them up with the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge to make a pocket card.

These papers are so great – some look floral while others look like abstract paintings. Great colours too.

The Beautifully Happy stamp set, works for me because it features Two-Step Stamping which means fun and fast colouring in. Fast, no fuss colouring in, is great.

You can join this Sketch Challenge by following the link to Just Add Ink

3D, Blog Hop, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 636 – Just Add Your Favourite!

Happy New Year!

It’s time for the first 2023 Just Add Ink Challenge. As usual, we are kicking the year off with a Blog Hop. The theme is Just Add Your Favourite!!

Your favourite thing may be a colour, a favourite crafting tool, paper, stamp set or perhaps you have a favourite layout or fancy fold. Or perhaps you have a favourite thing that is not necessarily craft related?

For me, I admit it……I’m a Bag Lady!! I love Bags! All sorts of Bags. Plastic, handbags, totes, back packs….you name it. Love em!

So for my project, I decided to make a bag. Also, my favourite colour is Blue…..so I made a Blue bag.

The Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week. Follow the link to Just Add Ink to share your “Favourite” project with us.

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.

Make sure you hop around to see each of the Design Team’s projects. Next on the hop is the wonderful Kim Badelt. I’m sure Kim will inspire you with her “Favourite” project!

Happy Hopping!

3D, Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 634 – Anything but a Card!

Hi ya,

For me, Stampin Up has always been about Connection! Stampin Up has helped me to meet new people, connect with my community and make some wonderful friends. And this weeks Challenge is another story of Connecting with Stampin up.

The Challenge this week is Just Add Anything but a card!

To explain the connection further…..a couple of weeks ago I attended the Stampin Up On Stage local event here in Perth. Had a lovely day and came home with some great new things, Stamp Sets, ideas, new friends made (connections) and a lovely new little Stampin Up bag.

Then the following weekend I had my work “End of Year Function”. I had a new Blouse/Top to wear….needed a handbag……Oh I know – the Stampin Up one is the perfect colour! So off I went for a night out.

When I got there – I started chatting to a lady from our Perth office (that I had not met before). Having a great time….and then I noticed she was also wearing a new Stampin Up bag! Now normally, if you turned up somewhere and found you were wearing the same gear as someone else, you’d cut and run – right! But not this time!

I said to her……I know what you did last weekend! She’s like……Pardon???

So I flashed my bag!! CONNECTION!!

That was it – a new friend!

A short time later, my new Stampin Up Friend / Work colleague pulled a cute little Wine Glass Charm out of her bag and gave it to me. Loved it! So fun – I had to have a go at making some Charms too.

The Wine Glass Charms worked perfectly for this Challenge. I made a few of them and then created a box for them to go in.

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Such a fun project to make – will definitely be making more.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see other great projects that are not cards…..and share your’s with us too.

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 630 – Inspiration Challenge!

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week.

At first glance – I guess because of the colour – I thought this was Christmasy.

But then I saw it was kinda a Country theme. The collection of lots of different sized images really grabbed me though – so that was the direction I went in with my card.

I used a variety of Stamp Sets to put together a collage of images. Staying with a very simplistic colour palette. This was a quick and easy card to make and could be re-created in any colour.

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink where you can see the other Design Team projects and join the Challenge yourself.

Big Shot, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 629 – Wings!

As soon as I saw this Just Add Ink Challenge I knew exactly what I was going to put on my card.

Earlier this year, my sister and I went crafty shopping and then spent several days crafting.

Here we are in the craft shop……can you tell my sister is really excited!

Funny thing is – even Dad came home with a bag of Crafty goodies!

One of the crafty items Nadine brought home was a delightful little Fairy die. I cut a few Fairies and have had them in my pile of ‘cut outs’ till now.

Here is the card I made:

I borrowed this layout and the colours from Page 54 of the July – December 2022 Mini Catalogue.

I used Fresh Freesia card stock and Ribbon. Such a pretty colours.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink – to check out other Just Add Wings projects.

Blending, Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 628 – Colour Challenge

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Colour challenge. The colours are quite bold and I must admit, I found them quite Challenging.

I used blending brushes to make a couple of cards. The first one features the Sending Smiles stamp set in a silhouette style.

For the second card I created a little scene using the On the Horizon stamp set and dies. On both cards, I used the pretty petal pink rhinestones.

Join us for this Challenge and check out the other cards made by the Just Add Ink Design Team here.

Challenges, Christmas, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink # 626 – Sketch!

It’s Sketch Challenge time at Just Add Ink.

I used the Sketch to create a couple of Christmas Cards. I started by stamping a background panel using the Christmas Season stamp set. I ended up cutting the panel in half to create the 2 cards.

I finished the top of the first card with a stenciled panel, some metalic gold pearls and the lovely Real Red sheer ribbon.

On the second card, I embossed the bottom panel and added a wooden textured element.

These cards were fun to make and my first Christmas cards for the year.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to join this Challenge and see other ideas using this Sketch.

3D, Big Shot, Blending, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 624 – Diorama!

It’s time for the next Just Add Ink Challenge – and this is a fun one!

Just Add a Diorama Card.

I made a 2-layer diorama card, using a similar blended background to my last Just Add Ink card. It’s a Holiday theme with the little caravan die.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to check out the other Diorama cards. Why don’t you have a go at making a Diorama card for this Challenge.

Blending, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 622 – Choose Two

It’s a long Weekend here in Perth, starting with the National Day of Mourning (for the Queen) on Thursday and ending with Monday off work because of the WA Queens Birthday Holiday. So with 5 days off the Theme of my card this week is very fitting.

I made this card for the Just Add Ink Choose Two Challenge. The elements to choose from are Friends, Foliage and Masking.

I choose Masking and Foliage. I used an array of colours to make a masked Scene. I also masked off the work “Relax” so that is stands out nicely.

This was fun to make and needed very little embellishment.

Now it’s your turn to Choose Two…….Friends, Foliage or Masking!
Give it a go and share it with us at Just Add Ink.