Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 477 – Sketch Challenge

I’ve been playing with the Bird Ballard DSP this week.  I used it for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week.  We have a Sketch Challenge.

I turned the Sketch on it’s side for this pretty Birthday card:  

I also made this card – with a similar layout, using the Bird Ballard DSP again.  Such pretty papersFollow the link to the Just Add Ink blog, to join us in this Challenge and to check out the Design Team cards using this Sketch.

3D, Challenges, Gifts

Just Add Ink # 475 – Just Add Food!

Just Add Food, now here’s a fun Challenge!

I thought it may have meant “Have a few little treaties” while you are crafting and then I could show you a pic of a few empty lollie wrappers!!

Or perhaps I could package up some goodies?    And I found that I didn’t really have any foodie type stamps.

I then started thinking about pretty boxes that might be good for a “teenagers” gift – and this is what I came up with…… A Donut Box!!

I decided to make a card to go with it.

I really looking forward to see what everyone comes up with for their “Food” inspired projects this week.

To join us for this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 473

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For the Just Add Ink Challenge this week, you can Choose Two elements for your projects.  You can choose from Metallics – Twine – Washi Tape.   I chose Washi Tape and Metallics for my card.  Here it is:

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The pic is a little bluey – because I had fading light……but the card is really Black White and Silver.  It;s also quite hard to photograph the metallics.

You can choose Two and join this Challenge too.    Share your creations with us at Just Add Ink.

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink Challenge # 471

At Just Add Ink this week we a running an “Inspiration” challenge.  It was suggested by Rachael.  The colours in the pic are lovely and I think it’s also kinda a Wintery pic too.  Here is the card I made for this Challenge:

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I used a stencil and some Embossing paste in the background.  Then I repeat stamped the sentiment in different colours – I think its quite effective.

You can join us for this Challenge too, just follow this link to the Just Add Ink Blog.  

Birthday Cards, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 469 – Colour Combo

It’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge.   Challenge # 469 is a Colour Challenge….

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The colours a rich and bold and kinda earthy.   They were suggested by Di Barnes.

I used the new Celebrate with Cake stamp set for this Challenge.   The Stamp set is a lovely selection of solid stamps that can be used for various occasions.

JAI # 469 Chantell

I used both the Grapefruit Grove and Terracotta Tile colours on the flowers.  I first inked the stamp up in the lighter Grapefruit Grove and then used a dauber to add a little Terracotta Tile to the tip of each flower, before I stamped it onto the card stock.

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I added some Wink of Stella to the flowers, which is hard to see in the pic of the full card.  You can see the Wink of Stella glitter in the pic above though.  This was because I was tilting it in the sun.

I also made another card with the colours and stamp set.   You can see it has similar elements – and features the Cake image, from the Celebrate with Cake Stamp set.

In this case, the cake is two toned and again there is Wink of Stella highlighting some of the sections of the card.JAI # 469 b

Here is the Just Add Ink link, so you can check out the other Design Team members projects and then share with us your projects that feature this Colour Combo.

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Meanwhile in the Craft Room…..

When I was in the UK, at the Stampin Up OnStage event (in April), I saw examples of projects made with the new Daisy Lane and Medium Daisy Punch.

I also saw some wonderful punch art flowers, similar to those in the current Stampin Up Annual Catalogue (see page 23) and they were the inspiration for my latest card class.

We decorated a Gift Bag.

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Here’s a close up of the Decorated panel.  I just love the vibrant colours against the black background.  It was fun to put together and I think I will be making a few more of these flowers.IMG_9732

I also put together a little matching card – although the colours are different.IMG_9734

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Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge, Travel

Just Add Ink Challenge # 467

In April, I contacted, met and then crafted with Lotte Noordzij-Walther of A-Lotte-Stamping-Fun.   The card I made for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge was one that I made when I was Stamping with Lotte.

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge.
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Here is my card……I used the Butterfly Gala stamp set (which is one I had not used before).  It has lots of lovely Butterflies that can be coloured so many different ways.  I also used some vellum to make some delicate leaves.

JAI # 467 Chantell

How do you like the grass in the background??  It’s actually our back lawn which is so lush and long and green at the moment.   Being Winter here in WA everything is green rather than the usual sunburnt brown.JAI # 467

Lucky for me, Lotte also had the matching Butterfly punch for these images which saved me from fussy cutting.

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

Let me show you the lovely Birthday card that Lotte gave me.  The pic does not show it well, because you can’t see the glitter on the #50.  As you can see this card not only celebrated my Birthday but also my time in Rotterdam and the Netherlands.  I frequently went Windmill hunting and adored Tulip Hunting too.   It also reminds me of the wonder time I spent crafting with Lotte and makes me wish we lived closer to each other so we could craft together again.