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Just Add Ink # 585 – Christmas Gift Packaging!

This week I have been putting together a few little Christmas gifts which worked well with the Just Add Ink Challenge – Just Add Christmas Gift Packaging.

It’s the last JAI Challenge for 2021. The Challenge runs for 2 weeks…..and then the JAI girls will have a short Christmas break.

I used a selection of DSP and Vellum. The DSP is from a couple of different packs (now retired). To decorate the boxes, I used the Poinsettia Petals Stamp set and Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon.

So – here is the link to Just Add Ink, so you can check out more Christmas packaging ideas from the Design Team. You can also share your projects there too.

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Just Add Ink # 583 – Sketch Challenge!

Hi Everyone, I hope you have had a great week? I have spent some of the week making a few Christmas cards. It’s always fun to go through your crafting stash to see what Christmas stamps and craft supplies you have….and then put together several different card designs. I don’t know about you – but I tend to get through quite a bit of Red and Green cardstock at this time of year!

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a Sketch Challenge.

I flipped the sketch over and made a Snowy Christmas Santa scene. In this case, I actually raided my friend Sandie’s stash of Christmas dies (trees and Santa Sleigh).

For the background a inked up a dotty embossing folder. The ink on the embossing folder transferred to the cardstock when I ran it through the embossing machine.

I put a bit of “Wink of Stella” onto the trees, which you can’t really see in the photo…..so here is another pic below that shows the glitter. I am holding it up in the sun shine.

I realised as I was writting this post, that I made a wintery snow scene – even though the weather here is quite the opposite. This week our weather has heated up quite a bit – we have even had a couple of really hot days (like 40 degrees).

To play along with this Challenge – go to Just Add Ink and share your project with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 536 Inspiration

This week at Just Add Ink we have an Inspiration Challenge:

I looked around for a Snowman…….but it’s summer here, so there are no Snowmen around.

And then, I got a surprise card in the post…….. Love getting Happy Mail!! Thank you Nadine.

Hmmm – sorry, not a very good pic…..can’t believe both my pics were taken at the same time, yet the light is so different!

I decided to use the layout of this card for the Challenge. I used the Poinsettia Dies and DSP. Here is my card:

To join this Challenge or see other Cards from the Design Team, pop on over to Just Add Ink. We will be running this Challenge for two weeks and then will be taking a short break before kicking off 2021 with a Blog Hop.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 534 – Color Combo

This is how I feel this week….and it’s because Meeting Season 2020 is done and dusted. So I’m in Happy Celebration mode…….tired but happy!!

Well, not many days left till Christmas now……and what better way to create Christmas cards, than with a Christmas inspired Colour Challenge.

These colours have been suggested by Nikki – they are fun, festive and traditional.

For my card this week I have used the Sweetest Time stamp set and the very pretty Real Red Sheer Ribbon.

To check out more Christmas Cards inspired by these colours go to Just Add Ink. You can also join us for this Challenge by sharing your projects with us.

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Just Add Ink # 531 – Inspiration Challenge

I’m playing along with Just Add Ink, where we have an Inspiration Challenge this week.

I used the trees from the Coming Home stamp set and the Flowers For Every Season DSP to create this Christmas card.

I actually had a wonderful weekend stamping. I made over 20 cards in total and loved every minute of it. Here are a couple of others I made while exploring this theme.

We would love you to join us for this Inspiration Challenge – so here is the link to Just Add Ink, where you can see what the Design Team has made as well as share you project with us.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 528 – Choose Two

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Choose Two Challenge. You can choose from Sequins, Ribbon or Metallic Foil.

I realise now that I am looking at my card that I managed to include all three of those things on my card. I was actually going for Metallic Foil and Sequins but then felt like it needed some ribbon.

The back ground paper that I used is the Plush Poinsettia specialty paper. I really love the effect and feel of the paper.

I also made another version with a White back ground.

Head on over to Just Add Ink to participate in this challenge and check out all the wonderful Design Team projects.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 526 – Inspiration Challenge.

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge. Look at that pic!! The Mushrooms are so vibrant – who would have thought you would find colours like that in Fungas!

This inspired me to make a Christmas Card. The Mushrooms reminded me of bold baubles hanging on a Christmas Tree.

My baubles aren’t quite as vibrant as those in the Inspiration pic and in my photo you can’t quite see the shimmery glitter spray I have on them.

I hope you can join in this Inspiration Challenge. Visit Just Add Ink to join us and see the other projects made by the Design Team.

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Just Add Ink # 487…..Sketch Challenge

Here is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2019.  It’s a Sketch Challenge and has been suggested by Jackie.

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I thought this Sketch was perfect for a Christmas card.  I cut some Baubles out of red and silver glimmer paper.  They are super sparkly – which I really like.  I used a stripy and dotty foil paper for the background.

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I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, relax, create and enjoy some fun peaceful time with your families.

This Challenge runs for two weeks and closes on 1 January.  So follow this like to Just Add Ink.  There you can join the Challenge and see what the Design Team made to provide you with inspiration.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 483…..Choose Two!

This Challenge is perfect for Christmas cards – Stars – Spots – Sparkle.
This idea is to add two of these elements to your projects.
I chose Sparkle and Stars.

I added some Wink of Stella to my Reindeer to make it Sparkle.   And then I skattered a few silver stars around. 

These are the Snow Globe Scenes dies.

Follow this link to the Just Add Ink blog – this is where you can share your project with us.

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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!