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Just Add Ink Challenge # 512 – Sketch

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At Just Add Ink this week, we have a Sketch Challenge.  Here is the card I made for the Challenge.

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As I looked at the Sketch, I wondered how I could make it more than just a card……so I came up with the idea of making it into a pocket card.

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The products I have used all come from the Forever Greenery Suite.

  • DSP = Forever Greenery
  • Stamps = Forever Fern
  • Dies = Forever Flourishing

JAI # 512b

JAI # 512

To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there.

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Social Stamping – Out of the Box

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Hi everyone – Happy Saturday.

Kelly has set the theme for this weeks Social Stamping Blog Host as “Out of the Box”

Some of the ladies participating this week were wondering what the theme meant – including me!  So it will be fun to see the all projects in the Blog Host.

I debated what the theme meant – could it be something in a box, something made out of a box, new stamps that arrived in a box or maybe a diorama?

While I was pondering what I was going to make, I received a Birthday Gift in the post (delayed by the Post) from my lovely sister.

With it was the most wonderful handmade card (she never fails to Wow and surprise me).   The card was perfect for this theme so after some discussion I decided to make my version of it.

Here it is;

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I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp set, Flowers for Every Season DSP, Misty Moonlight Ribbon and the retired Window Box dies.

This was such a fun project to put together and I can see that I will make more of them in future.IMG_1362

I could not finish this post without showing you the card Nadine sent me.   I love it!

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As I said before, I think this Blog Host is going to be great, with lots of different fun  projects.   I encourage you to visit everyone’s blog and enjoy the projects that we are sharing.    

Next in the Blog Host is Lou Kitzelman.  Click on the Next button below to go to Lou’s Blog.No photo description available.

Alternatively, you could go to the list of all everyone participating here.

Enjoy!!

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Social Stamping – Hearts

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I have, it was my Birthday this week, so I got spoilt with a few things, which was nice.   And also got a few sweet cards in the mail.

Hearts is the theme for Social Stamping this week.   I don’t use Hearts in my craft very often, but I thought I would give it a go.

The whole lock down thing is starting to ease – so this morning I was able to meet a friend for coffee at a local café in the Swan Valley.   We went to the Cottage Tea Rooms.   It’s a sweet old house converted into a café, with local arts and crafts for sale inside.   And would you believe they had loads of Heart elements on display.
Even the path outside had a Heart shaped crack in it!!!

 

I made a card using the new Flower for Every Season DSP on a Just Jade base.  IMG_1241

The Just Jade Twill ribbon is lovely and soft and has a nice shine to it too.

This week at work we Celebrated our CPU day (Computershare Day), which is a yearly Celebration.  This year they had a Talent Competition running and one of the categories was Arts and Craft.  So I decorated a Canvas for the Perth Office.

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To see some more Social Stamping – Heart projects, you can click on the Next button above to visit Siobhan Fitzsimmons Blog or follow this link to the main Social Stamping Blog post.

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Just Add Ink # 490 – Just Add an Easel!

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Just Add an Easel is the Challenge this week at Just Add Ink. 

I decided to make an Easel card which is a fun fancy fold that is surprisingly easy to put together.  It has a built-in easel, which means the main artwork on the card stands up beautifully.  The easel part of the card then lies flat for mailing.

For this challenge I decided to step it up a bit by making a Quad Easel card.   This means that I made 4 easels and attached them to one card base.

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I used a variety of Stamp sets for this project.  Lovely Lilly Pad Stamps and Dies, So Happy Together, Fabulous Flamingo.

I also used a variety of colours.  The main ones are Granny Apple Green, Garden Green and Melon Mambo.  I love the bright and boldness of them.

To join us for this Challenge follow this link to Just Add Ink.  While you are there, check out the rest of the Easel inspired cards from the Design Team.

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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.

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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 Challenge # 457 Sketch

With the limited craft supplies that I have available at the moment, I’m having a go at the new Just Add Ink Challenge.   This week we have a Sketch Challenge!
457 sketchAs you can see, the Sketch has a circle… I LOVE circles on cards (have you noticed that)?   While I am away from my Craft room, I have not got any punch’s or dies – so no way to cut a perfect circle.   However, instead I do have the Daisy Lane Stamp set, with a lovely large Daisy in it……therefore, the Daisy has become my Circle Element.
JAI 457.jpgFor this Challenge, rather than making a card, I have put together this little heart shaped canvas…

The paper I have used is the NEW Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP.   It’s really lovely – you may not be able to see it, but the DSP is embossed and shiny. So pretty and tactile.

The other DT projects can be found at Just Add Ink. This is also where you can join us for this Challenge.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 439 – Gift Box

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Can you believe it!!   This is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2018!
Just Add a Gift Box is so appropriate for this time of year – and a perfect one for me to participate in because I had a couple of little gifts that I wanted to pack up for some friends.
Here is the first one………..

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I’ve had this tree die for a couple of years now and not really used it much.  For this Gift pouch the size of the die tree worked well.

Below are a couple of the other pouches that I made.

Inside are some little fabric folded shopping bags – which is something we all need to keep in our handbags these days.

These pouches were quick and fun to make and a perfect way to dress up a little gift.

This Just Add A Gift Box challenge runs for TWO WEEKS and closing on January 2nd.   Go to Just Add Ink to enter or check out all the other gift box ideas.

Happy Christmas everyone!

3D, Baby Cards, Big Shot, Butterflies, Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 429 – Vellum!

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is all about adding Vellum.  Vellum is a great addition to cards and 3D projects.  On my card today, I have die cut some leaves as an embellishment.   My card is a CASE of a card from the current Stampin Up Annual Catalogue 2018-2019…..see page 9.

And below…..see my take on the card.     Die cutting shapes with Vellum is a fun way to add it to your projects.

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Looking back – I have used Vellum in my Just Add Ink Challenges for some time.

Below is the card I made in Just Add Ink Challenge # 2!   I used the Vellum to make some flower petals…..

The challenge was to Just Add Hearts – so my idea was to have flower petals look like they were flying off and making Heart shapes.

You can find one of my popular Vellum projects in JAI # 125 – Just Add Winter where I made some Vellum Luminaries.   I also did this in a class Tea Light Class

Follow this link to the Vellum Luminaries – Tutorial

And below are a couple more examples of using Vellum…… Velum flowers and Butterflies.

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So, spend some time playing with Vellum this week….and share your projects with us at Just Add Ink

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Just Add Ink # 392 – Blog Hop – Just Add Something New!

 

Happy New Year everyone – 2018 is here!!

There is no better way to kick off the year, than with a Blog Hop.

The 2018 Just Add Ink Blog Hop theme is Just Add Something New.

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So that means…. What’s new in your craft area?  It might be some paper, colours or pencils or something you haven’t used before.   This is going to be a fun challenge with endless possibilities.  We hope you will join the challenge with us.

When looking through my craft area I found quite a few things I had not used before and a couple of new things too.   My Just Add Something New items come from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.   I’ve used the Sunshine and Rainbows Stamp Set and Rainbow Builder Framelits Dies.

I used them to put together an Easel card.

I wanted the Rainbow to stick up above the clouds, as if it’s in the air.  This was a fun card to make.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do is to follow along is click the “Next” Button at the end of each persons post and you will be taken to the next stop.  Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week.  You can join in this weeks challenge by making a project that includes something New from your Craft area.

So – here we go, now it’s time for you to move onto the next Just Add Ink Design Team Member.  Just click on the button below and you will move onto the lovely Narelle’s Blog.

Enjoy the Blog Hop, gather inspiration and then join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink.