The Challenge this week at Just Add Ink is an Inspiration Challenge. The idea is to use this picture to inspire your crafting. There are so many things in this pic that you could pick up on…..the walls, the fireplace, the plants, the wooden elements and so much more.
The elements from the pic that I used were the white bricks, wood grain and plants. Here’s my card
The woodgrain DSP and Brick wall embossing folder that I used are now retired. I used several different die cuts and a couple of stamps too. I also decided to use different colours from black, browns and greens.
If you would like to have a go at this Challenge – go to Just Add Ink. There you will see other examples of projects for this challenge and also be able to share your project with us.
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.
Hi ya and welcome to my Social Stamping Blog Host post!
The Social Stamping Blog Host’s are the idea of Kelly Kent. The idea is that, through stamping and craft, we can share our projects with everyone, in order to stay connected during the global lockdown period.
The theme this week is ‘Birthdays in Isolation’.
My card this week is reflective of the way many of us are staying connected at the moment…..Zoom Meetings.
So – can you tell which one is doing all the talking?? And who’s Birthday do you think it is??
I have not used these stamp sets for a while. They are called All in the Family and Family Favourites. So cute and will be forever in my stamp collection.
While being confined to home, without friends, visitors or Birthday parties – we have had a Birthday in our house. It was a bit of a strange celebration and although I tried to make the day fun with surprises throughout the day – Sarah commented at bedtime that is was a stink birthday?? 😦
The card I made her was based on a text conversation…….being a teenager, texting can sometimes be a good way to get through……if you know what I mean?
Next up in the Blog Host, is the talented Mandy Depiazzi. Click the button below to check out Mandy’s Birthday in Isolation creation!
Well here’s a great Challenge for you…. Just Add One Layer…… that means no additional embellishments or layers of Card Stock….pretty much it’s one piece of card and some ink.
I thought this Challenge sounded pretty hard…..but I loved it!! It was great to get back to ink and paper, letting the stamps and colour be the hero.
So I managed to stamp a few cards. Here they are:
First up I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, teamed with the Swirly Frames stamps.
After I had stamped the circle, I masked it off and stamped the Poppy image.
For the second card I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set. Love this set – perfect for one layer cards because the images are nicely shaded. This could be stamped in any colour too.
My third card was using the Forever Blossoms Stamp set. So pretty. The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature.
And the last one is the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set. It’s a really fun reversable set.
But Oh darn……after I stamped it I realised I had the card upside down!! Oh man, don’tcha hate that!!!
Yeah – so as you can see, I really had fun creating one layer cards with some new stamp sets. Can you believe I did all these cards in a very short time, before work one morning! I could have kept stamping for a while longer too.
So follow this like to Just Add Ink and share your One Layer projects with us.
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.
It’s time for another Just Add Ink Challenge. Challenge # 469 is a Colour Challenge….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s a Sketch Challenge that was suggested by Narelle.
Here is the card I made:
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.