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Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 4

CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties

Today I am joining Bron Eastley’s 60th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop. We’re a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!  This is the forth Hop and the theme for our projects today is – CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties.

CASEing from the Catty is such a great way to start a card or layout. I often tell crafters that the Catalogue is not just a Catalogue – but a source of inspiration and ideas.

I myself, often use the Catalogue when looking for Colour combinations, Embellishment ideas or layouts.

For this Blog Hop I have put together 3 cards.

From Page 61 I CASE’d this card.

Here is my version:

I used the Hues of Happiness DSP and the In the Moment Stamp Set (Ohh love that Stamp set).

The next two cards really pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone because they both feature bright and bold colours.

On page 62 you will find this packaging idea that I used for inspiration for my next card.

Here is my version:

I used Parakeet Party card as the base, Hues of Happiness DSP with the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set. Then finished it with the Tahitian Tide Metalic Woven Ribbon and Daffodil Delight Glossy Dots.

Page 65 features this mini card. I used both the layout and the colours to make a card.

Here is my card

I used the new Splendid Thoughts Stamp set and Splendid Stems dies – that just happen to be on Page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue (July-December 2022).

This was really fun! I think I will go off and CASE a few more cards from the 60’s pages. While I am doing that – you can head off to the next Crafter in Bron’s Blog Hop. Next up is Cathy Proctor. Click the link below to visit Cathy’s Blog.

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Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 2

Hi there, it’s time for Bron’s 2nd Birthday Blog Hop and what a fun theme we have this month!

These Blog Hops are in celebration of Bron’s 60th Birthday. Bron has got together a group of Stamping Friends to celebrating her 60th Birthday with a series of blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!

Blog Hop # 2 is a 60s Retro theme.

As soon as I saw this theme I knew I wanted to use the Pieced Blooms dies (even though I used them for Bron’s blog hop last month). To me, they just fit the retro theme. I enjoyed making this card and love all the bold colours.

I hope you will continue to hop around all of the blogs in the 60’s Retro Blog Hop. Please follow the link to the next stop which is Sara Levin. Hope you enjoy all the Retro projects.

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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.

Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 586 Summer Blog Hop

Happy New Year! It’s time for the Just Add Ink New Year Blog Hop.
This Year the theme is “Summer”.

Summer means Holidays….Right?
I’ve had a few weeks off work to relax at Home. The weather has been hot here so we have spent a lot of time relaxing and swimming. With Christmas and the New Year, I also spent some time reflecting on 2021.

In my first Blog Post of 2021, I commented how strange the previous year (2020) was. I’m sure you will agree, that 2021 was just as strange – with COVID aside, for my family, it was a Year of many changes – Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Ana and Jeremy got married, Neil’s Dad passed away, we welcome a new nephew and Ana is expecting a baby soon too.

Probably the biggest change for me, was that I changed jobs. I left Computershare after almost 12 years and now work at Alstom Transport. I am the Training Administrator for part of the Perth Metronet project. We are building Rail Cars (Trains) for Perth. It’s new and exciting – a whole new industry for me with new things to learn.

I didn’t do much crafting over the holidays – so this challenge was one of my first cards for 2022. I used the “Nothings Better Than” stamp set to make these colourful Cocktails!

Make sure you click your way around to everyone on the hop, as there are lots of amazing creations and lots of different takes on our ‘Just Add Summer’ theme.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along, is click the “Next” button (or link) at the end of each post and you will be taken to the next stop.

The Blog Hop also incorporates this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge. So be sure to join in this week’s challenge by creating a “Summer” project and sharing it with us at  Just Add Ink.

To move on to Rochelle’s blog – click on the “Next” button below.

Blog Hop Running order!
1. Lou
2. Annie
3. Kerry
4.Narelle
5. Chantell
6. Rochelle
7. Tristan
8. Tina
9. Denita
10. Di
11. Jo
12. Fiona
13. Rachael
14. Kim
15. Jan
16. Nikki

Blog Hop, Challenges, Family, Forever Blossoms, Wedding

Just Add Ink Challenge # 537 – Blog Hop

Hi there, Happy New Year everyone!

I’m sure many of you will agree that 2020 was a very strange year and are pleased to be moving onto 2021. It certainly was a different year and I feel like it went by really fast. For me a good deal of it was spent working from home – which I kinda enjoyed.

I’ve now had a bit of a break, with Christmas, New Year and Holidays, so it’s time to get back into things. 2021 is kicking off with a bit of excitement here, as we have a Wedding in the family.

Ana and Jeremy are getting Married.

The theme of the Wedding is “Colourful” and I have been working hard at making lots of colourful Pom poms for the Wedding decorations (with a lota help from my friends).

The Just Add Ink tradition is to start each year with a Blog Hop. The Blog Hop theme is “Family”.

The Wedding has been the inspiration for my card this week. I made this card for Ana, who loves Beyoncé.

Fun huh!!

The base colour of this card is Shaded Spruce, which is similar in colour to Anas enagement ring. I have used the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder and Forever Blossoms Stamp Set.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along, is click the “Next” Button at the end of each 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 week’s challenge by creating a Family project and sharing it with us at Just Add Ink.

Blog Hop, Botanical Blooms, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 500 – Add a Die Cut Word.

Hi Everyone – Happy Easter!!

The Just Add Ink team is celebrating a big milestone this week – we have reached our 500th challenge!

We decided that a great way to Celebrate this milestone is to do a Blog Hop.
The theme for the Blog Hop and Challenge was, suggested by Jan.

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If you have been following the Hop so far, you would have just seen Narelle’s rose filled card Birthday card.

Recently, my sister and I have been doing a few Skype crafting sessions together.  The cards I put together for this Challenge were, were made during one of those crafting sessions.

So I said to my sister…….give me a colour combo, stamp set and number between 1 – 200.

Colour Combo = Pacific Point, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set = Botanical Blooms
Number = 142 (the page in the Catalogue I used for Inspiration)

Here is the card I made:JAI # 500
JAI # 500 bI added a bit of a Wink of Stella to the Die cut word, to give it a bit of sparkle.

I also made another card in the same colours.JAI # 500 c

JAI # 500 d
You can click the “Next”link below to go to the Just Add Ink Blog.  There, you can join our “Just Add a Die Cut Word”Challenge and/or begin the Blog Hop.

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Just Add Ink # 488 – Celebrate Blog Hop!

Hi and Happy New Year!    I’m really pleased to be opening the first 2020 Just Add Ink Challenge.   It’s a pretty special one!

It’s a Blog Hop!
It’s all about Celebration!
Our 10th Year!
And it’s Celebrating 1000 Just Add Ink Followers!

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Personally, at this time of year, I think there is a lot to Celebrate and reflect on.  The year that has been and the year to come.

For me, 2019 was fabulous, with my time in Europe being a massive highlight.   At work, our busy Meeting Season went really well with European staff to help us out.   There is so much for me to Celebrate and be thankful for.

2020 – while there are no big trips planned (sad face)  I am looking forward to the year ahead.

I have been so blessed to have been with Just Add Ink for the entire 10 years,  since it started.  Over the holidays I have been reflecting on the cards and projects that I have put together for the Challenges over the years, which has been fun.  So for a laugh, here’s my first ever Just Add Ink Project: This was a colour challenge.

JAI # 1 Jan 2010

So – now to 2020 and the card I have created for the Celebration Blog Hop.
I have made this card to Thank a lovely lady.

JAI # 488The Stamps, Dies and DSP are all current Sale-a-Brations products that you can earn for FREE.

Can you see the sparkle on the Water Lily?  I added a bit of Wink of Stella.JAI # 488 a

The Celebrate 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 – so after you have finished Hopping……go…create….and then Share your project with us at Just Add Ink.

So – here we go!!   To advance onto the next Just Add Ink Design Team Member, click on the ‘Next’ button below.    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the lovely Nikki Spencer…Enjoy and Celebrate with us!!

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As I mentioned before, I feel there is a lot to Celebrate and be Thankful for at the moment.   But I also know, that not everyone feels that way.

To encourage a few ladies to think about what they are grateful for or perhaps to acknowledge the little things that bring them joy, I decorated a couple of note books for them.   That way they can write down the joy in their lives, in the hope that over time, they will be reminded of all the blessing around them.

 

Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sale-a-bration

Just Add Ink Challenge # 440 Just Add Something New!

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Hi ya, Happy 2019 everyone!!   This is going to be a very exciting year, so stay tuned for things to come!!

Welcome also to the first “Just Add Ink” challenge for 2019.    In true Just Add Ink tradition we are starting the year with a Blop Hop – so I hope you are hoping along and enjoying see all the Just Add Something New projects.  You may have just come from Kim’s Blog,

The  “Just Add Something New!” Theme is perfect for this time of year, because not only is it a New Year – but we also have a new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-brations in full swing too.   

Adding “Something New” to your projects may be in the form of a new product, stamps, a technique or even something from your craft stash that you have not used before.

So here is my “Just Add Something New!” project

I have used the Gingham Gala DSP from the Occasions Catalogue and the So Hoppy Together Stamp Set from the Sale-a-bration

The Gingham kinda reminds me of the table cloths that my Grandma used to have on her table.  I really love the soft pretty colours.When you have worked your way through the Blog Hop, join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink.

Click the  “Next” button below to advance to the lovely Denita Wright-Smee’s Blog………….Enjoy!!
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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.

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New Year Blog Hop – Just Add Ink # 343

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Happy New Year everyone – 2017….here we go!!

At Just Add Ink we always kick the year off with a Blog Hop!  The 2017 Blog Hop theme is “Pop Up or Interactive”   This is going to be a fun challenge and we hope you will join the challenge with us.

I decided to make an Interactive card – a Venetian Blind card.
This idea came from a card that my friend Kim gave me many years ago.  I have always looked at the card she gave me and treasured it and decided it was time for me to have a go at making one. So here it is……

Starts off with the blind closed………

Then as you pull the strings at each side of the card, the blind opens………

This card was fun and easy to make (once I worked it out).  It also has endless possibilities of what you could put behind your blind.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along, is click the “Next” Button at the end of each 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 week’s challenge by making a Pop Up or Interactive project.

So – hope that all makes sense……..here we go, now it’s time for you to move onto the next JAI Design Team Member.  Just click on the button below to move onto Jan’s Blog.

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