3D, Big Shot, Birthday Cards, Butterflies, Challenges, Family, Friends, Gold Gilding, Just Add Ink, Sale-a-bration, Sketch Challenge, Travel

Just Add Ink Challenge # 553 – Sketch Challenge

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.

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.

Baby Cards, Big Shot, Blog Host, Family, Friends, Kids Cards, Man Cards

Social Stamping – Baby!

The theme for this month’s Social Stamping Blog Hop is ‘Baby’.   It’s a perfect theme for Spring – with baby animals in the paddocks, pretty seasonal flowers or perhaps even in a new family member!

For me, it’s a new family member……exciting aye?

This is Khalil, who arrived at the end of June.  He is my nieces son.  My Brothers Grandson.

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I also have a friend who is expecting a little girl shortly, so I have made 2 versions of my card….

As you can see…..it’s a bit tongue in cheek – funny. I did stamp a Congratulations sentiments inside the cards. So what do you think – can I get away with them??

Here is my brother, Lloyd and his daughter, Gabrielle with Khalil, shortly after he was born.

As you can see, my brother is the coolest Unky and Grandpa, so I made him a card too.

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To make sure you see everyone’s “Baby” Social Stamping projects – you can  click here to see the list of names or click on the next button below to go to Denise Buetler, who I’m sure has an inspiring project to show you.

Big Shot, Blog Host, Family

Social Stamping – Family

Image may contain: textThe Social Stamping Blog Hosts that Kelly has put together are really popular and I know that all that are participating are loving it too.  I certainly am.

This week Kelly has set the theme of – Family.

I know there are many families that are distant at the moment because of the current Covid restrictions and that there are many Mums out there that will have a different and quiet Mothers Day tomorrow, because their family can’t visit like they normally do.

Me, well I am distant from my family all the time – because we live in different countries.  Those of that live in the same country as I do, are on the East Coast and I am in the West – so we are still distant.

I reflected the distance in my card today:

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Similar to last week I have used the “All in the Family” stamp set and a retired World Map embossing folder.

Click the next button to move onto the Blog of Lisa Whitehead.   Enjoy!

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Happy Stamping!