3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

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

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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.

3D, Big Shot, Blog Host, Botanical Blooms, Pop Up, Sunflowers, Uncategorized

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!!

Big Shot, Blog Host, Sunflowers

Social Stamping – Thinking of You

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Hi everyone,
The Social Stamping Blog Host project has been put together by my friend and fellow Stampin Up Demonstrator Kelly Kent.   Each week for the past few months, Kelly  has put together a group to talented crafters from around the world.  We have been sharing our cards and paper projects, while social distancing and experiencing isolation. It’s been a lot of fun.  I have really enjoyed being part of it – whilst also seeing what other paper craft lovers have made.

This weeks Social Stamping theme is, Thinking of you!

If you saw my last Blog post, you will know that I have had my Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set close at hand.
I have also been making Tri-fold cards……so put the two together and what do you have?
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This card was inspired by my friend Lotte.   Lotte lives in Rotterdam and I went stamping with her, when I was working over there last year.
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The glitter was Nadine’s idea…..we were craft via Skype this morning, when I made this card.
I must say – I managed to glitter everything in sight when doing this!

Did you see that I also cut the envelope down to fit the card?   Another of Nadine’s wonderful ideas.

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To make sure you see everyone’s “Thinking of You” Social Stamping projects – you can  click here to see the list of names or click on the next button below to go to Andrea Sargent’s project.No photo description available.

Happy Stamping!!

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 510 – Fancy Fold

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This is a great Challenge – Fancy Folds.   I love Fancy Folds – there are so many interesting and different card types to create and I like trying new ideas.

For my card this week, I decided to make a Dutch Door card (or some people call it a Double Dutch Door).

I didn’t really know what a Dutch Door was, but after looking it up, I found out it’s what I call a Stable Door or Horse Door.

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Dies.  The DSP is  a new one too, called Flowers for Every Season.   It’s a 6 x 6″ pack filled with lovely bright floral papers.

I used a bit of Gold foil card to make the Sunflower shine.JAI #510

Funny how moving it to where I could stand it up , looks like the colours have changed, but it’s just the light.JAI # 510b

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So follow this link to Just Add Ink – where you can check out the other Design Team projects and participate in the Challenge, sharing your creations with us.

Big Shot, Blog Host, Family

Social Stamping – Family

Image may contain: textThe Social Stamping Blog Hosts that Kelly has put together are really popular and I know that all that are participating are loving it too.  I certainly am.

This week Kelly has set the theme of – Family.

I know there are many families that are distant at the moment because of the current Covid restrictions and that there are many Mums out there that will have a different and quiet Mothers Day tomorrow, because their family can’t visit like they normally do.

Me, well I am distant from my family all the time – because we live in different countries.  Those of that live in the same country as I do, are on the East Coast and I am in the West – so we are still distant.

I reflected the distance in my card today:

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Similar to last week I have used the “All in the Family” stamp set and a retired World Map embossing folder.

Click the next button to move onto the Blog of Lisa Whitehead.   Enjoy!

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Happy Stamping!

Aus-NZ Challenges, Big Shot, Blog Host, Painted Poppies

Social Stamping – War & Peace

Image may contain: textI’m playing along with Kelly’s Social Stamping again this week and the theme is War & Peace.

Today is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand.  It is a national day of remembrance in both Countries that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, along with the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.

Therefore, with a theme of War and Peace, my card today is an Anzac card.

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I used a mix of chipboard, dies and inks to put my card together.

I also made another Poppy card, with my Poppy Moments Dies.IMG_1048

So what’s been happening in “Stay at Home World” this week…..well not much to be honest.  Work, school holidays and more learning to communicate electronically.

Last week you may remember I mentioned I went for a walk at the local park – an found that I was the only one there.

Well in contrast, the following day, I walked a local ‘old’ railway track, which I found it very populated…..obviously everyone had the same I idea and went out for a walk.

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We took the old car out for a drive and enjoyed the sunset on the way home.IMG_1038

And the seeds in our garden, sprouted……very exciting!!IMG_1019

To make your way to the next Social Stamping Blog, click on the Button below and you will be directed to Nicole Wilsons Blog.No photo description available.

 

Big Shot, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Water colour

Just Add Ink # 501 – Inspiration Challenge

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This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge.    It’s bright and bold.

For my card, I picked out the colours and some of the shapes from the Inspiration picture.   I used some Watercolour paper and dies to create some colourful shapes.

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First, I sprayed some watercolour paper (with water) and then stamped ink directly onto my largest acrylic block.  I spritzed the ink block with a little extra water and then stamped it onto the wet watercolour paper.   I really like how the inks all blend together to create unique designs.  I also like the effect of the colours against the white background.

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Here are a couple of other versions that I made.

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, so you can join this challenge too.   While you are there you can check out the other Design Team projects.

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

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

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Challenges, Kids Cards

Just Add Ink Challenge # 404 …. Shaker!!

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Now here’s a fun challenge – so many possibilities.  I’ve always loved a good Shaker card – they are so much fun!   I think they are party cards……so here are my Party Panda’s….

Aren’t they cute??

Check out all the other amazing Shaker cards at Just Add Ink.  Join the fun now and share your Shaker card / project with us.