Hi everyone, Happy Friday! It’s time for the new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week Nikki has suggested an Inspiration pic for us all to use. You can use the pic to inspire your projects in any way – be it the shapes, background, colours or cactus.
I didn’t have much in the way of Cactus’s in my stamp collection, so focused on the flowers and green-ness. I had a bit of a play with the Gold foil – which is always great fun.
Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog – so you can go and check out all the crafty goodness there – and join in on our Challenge too.
While you are here though, I thought I’d share something else I made last week……it’s so cute!! Ever seen a Yellow Frog?
I think he will have a little friend soon……. just have to decide what colour!
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.
I can’t believe it’s the end of January already……how did that happen?
School Holidays almost over again, as it’s back to School next week. I’ve had a great week, with a couple of days off work, soaking up a bit of sun and enjoying time at an Adventure Water Park.
Now it’s time to Craft……
The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is Just Choose Two – Banner -Border-Bow. My card this week actually features all of those things….Whoops! Didn’t plan that but when I finished putting it together I realised I had all three elements there.
The Stampin Up Products I have used on this card all come from the Fine Art Floral Suite. I even played with Gilded Leafing – which is so much fun and really effective too.
Then on the inside of the card…..you see my Banner!
So – head on over to Just Add Ink, to see what the rest of the Design Team have put together. You can also go there to share your Just Add Two project with us.