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.

3D, Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Butterflies, Challenges, Family, Friends, Gold Gilding, Just Add Ink, Sale-a-bration, Sketch Challenge, Travel

Just Add Ink Challenge # 553 – Sketch Challenge

Well I have had a whirlwind couple of weeks – there has been alot happening – so this is a longish post.

First up, after almost 11 years I decided it was time for me to move on from Computershare. So I made the big move and handed in my notice. I finished my time off with a large meeting that I had been working on for several months.

As I was working my final week at Computershare, a travel bubble was announced between Australia and NZ…..just in the nick of time for me….. as my Dad’s 80th Birthday party was coming up!!

I flew off to NZ for 10 days – surprising Dad and my friends too!

Nadine and I did some lovely walks and spent a small amount of time crafting – including making a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge. If you look closely in the pics below, you will see my card in progress.

Our brother Lloyd arrived from Sydney and then it was time to head to Dad’s and surprise him. The next few days were busy with party organisation while Dad and Lloyd made some gates for Dad’s back yard.

Then party day arrived and we had a great time. It was great to catch up with family, Aunties, Uncles, Cousins and Friends. There was live music, a bowling competition (which we won!!) and lots of really great food.

In a cheeky moment I said to Sarah……do you know that I have an Aunty that looks like the Queen! Can you see her??

After a delayed flight Sarah and I returned to Perth safely (no quarantine required) which was very lucky and….just in the nick of time as I started a new job the following day.

First day on the new job I was issued with PPE including my new Boots. Cute aye?

And finally…here’s my card. I used a Sale-a-bration Stamp Set call A touch of Ink (now retired) with accents of Gold.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see the rest of the Design Team cards for this Sketch Challenge.

I made 2 versions – here is the other and also Dad’s Birthday card too.

3D, Challenges, Fine Art Floral, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 551 – 3D!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a 3D Challenge and has been suggested by Rachael.

For this 3D Challenge I decided to put together a mini album. My album is based on one I saw by Everly Scrap.

I have not added the photos to my album yet, so just have blank spaces.

For this Album I have used the Fine Art Floral suite of products – Stamp Set, Dies and DSP.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to check out the other 3D projects made by the Design Team. You can also join us for this Challenge.

3D, Butterflies, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 549 – Choose Two!

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Choose Two Challenge. The elements you can choose from are Feathers, Leaves or Petals.

I used the recent Sale a brations stamp set – “A Touch of Ink” to create a little Pizza Box with mini 4 cards.

The stamp set is a Two-step stamping set where you can stamp the outline and then the fill-in colour. It’s a wonderfully quick and easy way to create.

I realised that I managed to include Feathers, Leaves and Petals on my Pizza Box project, which was not planned…..haha!

Follow this link to check out the other Design Team Projects at Just Add Ink.