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.

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.

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Fine Art Floral, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Kids Cards, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 604 – Case Yourself!

Hi ya, well here’s an interesting Challenge! Just Add a Case of Yourself!

So that means CASING a previous card that you have made. It could be from a previous JAI Challenge or perhaps a card you have created, that you love.

This Challenge made me go back an review a whole lot of Challenges and pick out a few of my favs, that I will share with you at the end of this post.

The card I chose to CASE was from Just Add Ink Challenge # 400 (18 March 2018). Such a pretty card with soft colours and a Bokeh background.

I decided this time to create a Bokeh background using really bold colours. The colours are Merry Merlot, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide. I then decorated the Card using the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see and the CASEd Projects from the Design Team and join in on this Challenge.

Below you will find pics of a few of my other fav cards.

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.

3D, Challenges, Crochet, Gold Gilding, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 590 – Inspiration Challenge

Hi everyone, Happy Friday! It’s time for the new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week Nikki has suggested an Inspiration pic for us all to use. You can use the pic to inspire your projects in any way – be it the shapes, background, colours or cactus.

I didn’t have much in the way of Cactus’s in my stamp collection, so focused on the flowers and green-ness. I had a bit of a play with the Gold foil – which is always great fun.

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog – so you can go and check out all the crafty goodness there – and join in on our Challenge too.

While you are here though, I thought I’d share something else I made last week……it’s so cute!! Ever seen a Yellow Frog?

I think he will have a little friend soon……. just have to decide what colour!

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Christmas, Gifts, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 585 – Christmas Gift Packaging!

This week I have been putting together a few little Christmas gifts which worked well with the Just Add Ink Challenge – Just Add Christmas Gift Packaging.

It’s the last JAI Challenge for 2021. The Challenge runs for 2 weeks…..and then the JAI girls will have a short Christmas break.

I used a selection of DSP and Vellum. The DSP is from a couple of different packs (now retired). To decorate the boxes, I used the Poinsettia Petals Stamp set and Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon.

So – here is the link to Just Add Ink, so you can check out more Christmas packaging ideas from the Design Team. You can also share your projects there too.

3D, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Friends, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 581 – Legs!!

Just Add Ink have a fun Challenge this week…..Just Add Legs!

I have legs on my card and my card has legs – so I pretty much, think I have it covered!

I made a colourful screen card using Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, Polished Pink and Granny Apple Green. The Stamp Set is called Hey Girlfriend – and is now retired. It is fun and great for Teenage Girly cards.

For other Leggy cards, goto Just Add Ink and check out what the Design Team have put together.

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

Just Add Ink # 573 – Sketch

This week I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Expressions in Ink DSP, with the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge to make this card.

The Expressions in Ink DSP is so lovely – it features an Alcohol Ink effect with touches of gold that really makes it glamourous.

I created a little window in the card and a tri-fold element inside to feature a few more tulips.

I think I will be using this sketch again to make a few more cards. You may want to do that too. Follow this link to Just Add Ink and share your projects with us, while also checking out the Design Team projects.

3D, Big Shot, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Plentiful Plants, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 561 – Shaker Card!

Nikki suggested that we “Just Add a Shaker” for our Just Add Ink Challenge this week – I was wrapped about that – cause I love Shaker cards. They are really fun to make, send and receive.

Shaker Cards that I have previously made, usually include a window front design, with one or two types of “shakeable” materials sandwiched between two tightly sealed layers, so that the shaker contents are visible.

For this challenge though, I decided to make what I am calling an “Open Shaker Card”

I made a window that goes all the way through the card. I then strung a whole load of beads on some thread and placed them in the window. So they “Shake” up and down on the strings.

I used the Plentiful Plants Stamp set with a retired die and embossing folder.

While playing with Shaker cards this week I also made another Sunflower Shaker that was based on a card I made about 15 years ago, while going to some card classes in NZ.

I used the Sunflower dies to create an inlaid Sunflower and then turned that into a Shaker.

Here is the original Shaker that I made in class all those years ago……..

So now I have shown you a few different Shaker Cards, you can go to Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team have made and share your Shaker Cards with us too.