Challenges, Colour Combo, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 575 – Colour Challenge!

This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is a colour Challenge. Pretty girly colours – Polished Pink, Soft Succulent and Gold. So I made a Girly card with them.

I used the Dressed to Impress Stamp set and added some gold foil to a couple of spots. The background DSP also had gold in it too.

The fancy fold is an Arrow fold. It is quite easy and fun to make. I also made another colour version.

So try your hand at this pretty colour combo and share what you create with us at Just Add Ink

3D, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 573 – Sketch

This week I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Expressions in Ink DSP, with the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge to make this card.

The Expressions in Ink DSP is so lovely – it features an Alcohol Ink effect with touches of gold that really makes it glamourous.

I created a little window in the card and a tri-fold element inside to feature a few more tulips.

I think I will be using this sketch again to make a few more cards. You may want to do that too. Follow this link to Just Add Ink and share your projects with us, while also checking out the Design Team projects.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 571 – Lines!

I had fun with the Just Add Ink Challenge this week……Just Add Lines!

I had a number of idea’s – some of which I still might makes sometime soon, but I ended up making cards using a new die that I got recently.

The Lines that I added to my cards are “Wiggly Lines”

I used the Expressions in Ink DSP with 3 of the current In-colours – Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen.

This was a fun and colourful way to put some quick cards together.

Perhaps you might Add Lines to your projects this week and then share them with us at Just Add Ink. You can also follow the link to Just Add Ink to see how the Design Team have Added Lines.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 569 – Just Add “N”

Hi ya, we had a glimpse of Summer this week with a couple of really lovely warm sunny days. Unfortunately it was back to showers, wind and coldness again today. But hopefully, that won’t last for long. It did get me thinking, that it kinda went with my Just Add Ink card (theme) this week.

The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add N. That could mean anything starting with N – be it a stamp set, colour or theme.

For my card I decided on the theme of “Nature”. Here is my card:

I used the Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Greenery DSP (retired).

As I took a few pic’s of my card, I noticed how lovely some of the plants in the garden were looking. I even ended up taking a few pics of them too. Look at the colours and glossiness!

If you would like to Just Add N this week – share your projects with us at Just Add Ink.

Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Gold Gilding, Just Add Ink, Plentiful Plants, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 563 – Sketch Challenge

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

I made a couple of cards using this Sketch.

For the first one, I made a panel with the Expressions in Ink DSP and Gilded Leafing. The Polish Pink card stock, Ink and Ribbon are bright and pretty.

For my next card I used DSP again. This time the Bloom Where Your’re Planted DSP. The featured plant was fussy cut from the DSP – so it was a quick and easy card.

And lastly, I used a couple of retired Stamp Sets to create a cute and fun little Snail card. I love the texture of the Embossing paste too.

Perhaps you will be inspired to use this Sketch for your projects this week too? Go to Just Add Ink and share your cards, 3d items or Scrapbook layouts with us.

Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 557 Inspiration Challenge

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.

Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Sunflowers

Social Stamping – Change

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Hi Everyone,   it’s Social Stamping time again and the theme this week is “Change”

There definitely has been a lot of Changes over the past few months.  I’m sure you will agree, it has been a strange year so far.

  • I’ve stayed at home more
  • 16 weeks working from Home (with a few more to come)
  • Not seeing friends in person so much – but a lot of online contact
  • Zoom – took on a whole new meaning
  • My face to face Card Classes have moved Online – which has been fun!
    • Let’s just say, my technical knowledge and ability has been on a steep learning curve!
  • At work, Client and Shareholder Meetings have been Virtual and Online
    • I worked on one AGM where participants were in 4 different countries and 7 different time zones!
  • Home schooling was for everyone!  Parents LOVED it – not!
  • People are not so keen to greet each other physically now – elbow pumps are the thing!
  • Anytime anyone coughs or sneezes, they get the death stare from those around them

And I am sure there are many many other changes too.

For my card this week – I decided to make a card that changes.  I made a Shutter card using the Celebrate Sunflowers and Forever Greenery suites.

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The back ground changes when you pull the tab.

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In the background, I used the Forever Greenery and Flowers for Every Season DSP.

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This was a fun card to make – it kept me busy for quite a while.

So what changes have you seen or noticed through out this Covid / Isolation time?

If you started at the beginning of this Social stamping Blog Host, you have now hopped though to the last blog.  From here, you can go to the main post where you will find the full list of participants in the Hop.   Alternatively, click on the next button below and you will go to the Host of Social Stamping, Kelly Kent.

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Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Ferns, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 512 – Sketch

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At Just Add Ink this week, we have a Sketch Challenge.  Here is the card I made for the Challenge.

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As I looked at the Sketch, I wondered how I could make it more than just a card……so I came up with the idea of making it into a pocket card.

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The products I have used all come from the Forever Greenery Suite.

  • DSP = Forever Greenery
  • Stamps = Forever Fern
  • Dies = Forever Flourishing

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JAI # 512

To participate in this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.  You can also check out the other Design Team Sketch projects while you are there.

Big Shot, Challenges, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 510 – Fancy Fold

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This is a great Challenge – Fancy Folds.   I love Fancy Folds – there are so many interesting and different card types to create and I like trying new ideas.

For my card this week, I decided to make a Dutch Door card (or some people call it a Double Dutch Door).

I didn’t really know what a Dutch Door was, but after looking it up, I found out it’s what I call a Stable Door or Horse Door.

I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Dies.  The DSP is  a new one too, called Flowers for Every Season.   It’s a 6 x 6″ pack filled with lovely bright floral papers.

I used a bit of Gold foil card to make the Sunflower shine.JAI #510

Funny how moving it to where I could stand it up , looks like the colours have changed, but it’s just the light.JAI # 510b

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So follow this link to Just Add Ink – where you can check out the other Design Team projects and participate in the Challenge, sharing your creations with us.

Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Forever Blossoms, Travel

Social Stamping – Travel

Guess where I am?

I’m at home actually……but these pics were taken on at the beginning of June last year.   We were on the most wonderful European trip.  We had the best time ever – and have reflected on it a lot during the past few months.

Even though we travelled all over Europe, I used our time in Paris as inspiration for my Social Stamping Travel based card today.

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Social Stamping is organised by Kelly Kent.   Kelly organised a Blog Host each week, to keep her Stamping and Papercraft friends connected and crafting during Covid-19 and lock down. I have been participating in Social Stamping with Kelly, since she started it in March.

The theme changes each week and Travel is the Theme this week.  I’m sure many of us have had our travel affected by Covid-19 over the past few months – whether that be in your local area, state or territory, nationally or even internationally.

For my card this week I used the Parisian dies, Forever Blossoms Stamp Set and a DSP from a few years ago.

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To discover other Travel themed projects, you can click on the button below.  That will take you to Sheila Pybuses blog and you can see what Sheila has created. No photo description available.

Alternatively, you can follow this link to the complete Social Stamping – Travel listing.