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.

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.

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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.

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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.

Birthday Cards, Meanwhile in the Craft Room..., Thank you, Travel

Meanwhile in the Craft Room…..(and other things)….

While I was away I celebrated a Big Birthday.   We had arranged it so that Neil and Sarah arrived a couple of days earlier so we were all in Rotterdam together.

In the morning we visited the Cube houses that are in the heart of Rotterdam.  They were built in 1982-1984, there are 38 in all and most of them are lived in.  They are also known as pole-houses or tree-houses.

We then walked across the road to (my fav place) the Markethal – where we had some Dragons Breath.  It’s kinda like sweet cereal balls that are bathed in liquid nitrogen – so when you eat them they make it look like you are breathing fire……a bit of fun.

After lunch we got on the Water bus and went to Kinderdijk.  I really loved it here – it was my 2nd visit.

We were very lucky with the Waterbus – being a week day, it was not very busy.  The Waterbus man (Conductor) took Neil up to the front of the boat and showed him around while Sarah and I enjoyed the view and wind in our hair.   The Waterbus man then went round and offered to take photos of all the tourist (us) on the boat.   It was fun……even more of a bonus was that he only charged us for a one-way trip.

In the Evening we went to Vessel 11 for Dinner.  It’s a big old tug boat that was situated on the canal between Work and my Apartment (so about a 2 minute walk).  

I received lots of lovely Birthday cards (thank you to everyone for them) and I will share them over the next wee while.   But today I want to show you one that Kelly posted to my apartment in Rotterdam.   I was wrapped to receive it.

I thought this was a great fancy fold – so decided to have a go at it myself.  I put together a little thank you card and gift for the young lady who  did a marvelous job at looking after our house and pets. 

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 447 Sketch Challenge

Hi ya, here is the next Just Add Ink Challenge.

It’s a Sketch Challenge that was suggested by Narelle.Image may contain: text

Here is the card I made:

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I made this for a friend who is turning 50 soon.  She loves the colour green so I used a number of different shades of green on my card.  I used a glitter embossing paste to add some detail to the background.Head to Just Add Ink to join this challenge and/or to check out what the Design Team have put together to provide you with inspiration.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 442 – Sketch Challenge

This week there is a Special Birthday happening in our family, so I used the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge as the start for a Special Birthday Card.
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For this card, it was important to me to use the Black and White – as I see Black and White as National colours for NZ.  Our Sports Teams wear Black and White, we are from the Land of the Long White Cloud  and so I decided to incorporate Black and White into this card.    Next I decided on Tropical prettiness as this card is for a beautiful young lady.  Happy Birthday Ana!

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Check out the other Cards and projects made using this Just Add Ink Challenge Sketch here!

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 428…….Colour Challenge!!

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Well here we are for the next Just Add Ink Challenge.   # 428 is a Colour Challenge that is tropical, summery and I’m sure will inspire.

I think these are really pretty colours.  Here is the card I made:

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I used the Perennial Birthday Stamp set – which you may have worked out is my fav Stamp set at the moment.  I am loving creating pretty floral cards with it.

Here is the link to Just Add Ink.  Here, you can go and a look at the other Design Team Members projects and then have a go at the Challenge yourself.  Don’t forget to come back and share your creations with us.