Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 465 – Add the Season

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When I arrived in Rotterdam in March, it was the end of Winter and there were no leaves on the trees.   During the following months, the trees and flowers bloomed.  It was so lovely to see all the bright leaves.

One of my adventures was going to see the Tulip fields.  I hired a bike and spent the day discovering the Haarlem area.  It was a fabulous day – despite my sore bottom after about 5-6 hours on the bike.

Now I am back in Australia, and most of the leaves have gone from the trees.  But I noticed there are a few leaves that are clinging to their trees and they are many different colour’s.   So my card this week is based on Autumn leaves.

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Also – can you see the leaves in the background of my photo?  I actually took this pic at the Train Station (where I park my car on week days).  There are piles and piles of leaves around – so I decided they would make a good background for this card.

For this card I used stamps from two Stamp sets:  Floral Essence and Rooted in Nature.  The DSP is Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP

It would be great if you could join us for this Season Challenge.  Here is the link to Just Add Ink where you can join the Challenge and also see many other Just Add the Season projects from the Design Team.

Challenges, Colour Combo

Just Add Ink Challenge # 464 – Colour Combo

My holiday is now over and I made it back to Australia ok.   We had a fabulous time exploring Europe.  So many wonderful days full of exciting adventures.  Lots of great memories made.

We loved Venice the most – it was magical.   At Disneyland (Paris) we had “The Best Day Ever!”  And the food in Munich and the UK was fabulous.

We realised how lucky we are in Australia and New Zealand in terms of space and cleanliness as we found many of the cities we went to very crowded and dirty (particularly Rome)!

I have been back now for 6 days but find I am still feeling the effects of the Jet lag. We all came home with the flu which probably has not helped with adjusting to the time zone.

Back to work!
I chucked a sickie on Monday to recover from the Jetlag and cold/flu that I came home with.  Then returned to the office on Tuesday.

With my Rotterdam water bottle on my desk, I am getting back into the swing of things.  The office is pretty quiet at the moment, which is good but I do find myself yawning through the afternoons.

I have spent a little bit of time in my craft room and created a card for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week.
JAI 464This week we have a very pretty Colour Combo to play with that was suggested by Jackie.  Here is the card I made:

I masked a circle and the stamped some dots around it in the Soft Sea Foam.  That created a lovely frame for my sentiment.    I used a selection of Stamp sets on this card.  Rooted in Nature for the Sentiment, Perennial Birthday for the Flowers and Leaves and Daisy Delight for the Dotty frame.

Join us for this Challenge and to look at the other cards made by the Just Add Ink Design Team follow this link.

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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.

Challenges, Inspiration

Just Add Ink Challenge # 456…Inspiration

It’s time for the next Just Add Ink Challenge.  This week we have an Inspiration Challenge for you to play along with.  jai picIt’s pretty and could have worked quite well with last weeks Challenge too – which was Just Add Sympathy.

As you may know, I am away from my craft room at the moment – but I really feel I wanted to play along with this Challenge.   So I have had a go with the limited craft supplies I have here.    And I mean limited…….this is pretty much what I have…..

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So no Stamping blocks, only one ink pad and a couple of pens, no punches or dies…..only a little tiny pair of not-very-sharp nail scissors……hahaha, I still wanted to have a go.

So here is my card:

jai 456Don’t look too hard at it, because the cutting out with my dodgy little scissors is not that good…..nor is the stamping.   So all in all I’m quite pleased with how it came out.   What do you think??

This card uses the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, which is featured in the new 2019-2020 Stampin Up Catalogue.  The New Catalogue goes live next month.

Check out the to DT projects here at Just Add Ink.

Challenges, Colour Combo

Just Add Ink Challenge # 454 Colour Combo

Last Saturday while I was Coffee and Crafting with Lotte, I made a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge.      It a colour combo challenge this week.  The colours are bright and bold.  Pineapple Punch, Coastal Cabana and Blueberry Bushel

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I used the Painted Harvest Stamp set, that worked perfectly with these colours.
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Here’s the link to Just Add Ink so you can join in this Challenge too and check out all the other Design Team examples using these summery colours.

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.

Challenges, Man Cards

Just Add Ink Challenge # 445 – Embossing.

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Here’s a fun challenge – Just Add Embossing.   There are a few types of embossing you could add to your projects this week…….Dry embossing (using a Embossing Folder or Embossing by hand), Heat Embossing – so inking, sprinkling with powder and then heating is and Embossing paste (stenciled maybe).

I used Heat Embossing and Embossing Paste on my card.

 

 

I coloured the Embossing paste with a bit of Re-inker.  Then I used the brick stencil with the Embossing paste t make the bottom panel.

 

Next I Heat embossed the tools.  I actually used both silver and black embossing powder to get the two-tone tools.

I like how the tools look so shiny.

So join us for this Challenge – show us how you like to use Embossing on your projects.

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink