Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 630 – Inspiration Challenge!

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week.

At first glance – I guess because of the colour – I thought this was Christmasy.

But then I saw it was kinda a Country theme. The collection of lots of different sized images really grabbed me though – so that was the direction I went in with my card.

I used a variety of Stamp Sets to put together a collage of images. Staying with a very simplistic colour palette. This was a quick and easy card to make and could be re-created in any colour.

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink where you can see the other Design Team projects and join the Challenge yourself.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink # 620 – Inspiration

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. This is a really lovely pic. I really like the blue glass container and the bold golden flowers.

I used the colours in the pic along with a cool new Stencil (that my sister brought me) to create this card.

BTW – Such a fun Stencil….you might be seeing a bit of it!

Head on over to Just Add Ink to see the rest of the Design Team cards. You can also join this Challenge there too.

Big Shot, Blog Hop, Colour Combo, Designer Series Paper (DSP), Friends, Inspiration, Plentiful Plants

Bron’s 60th Birthday Blog Hop # 4

CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties

Today I am joining Bron Eastley’s 60th Birthday Celebration Blog Hop. We’re a group of stamping friends that are celebrating Bron’s 60th Birthday in 2022 with six blog hops, over six months, with six fun themes!  This is the forth Hop and the theme for our projects today is – CASEing the Catty, a Page in the Sixties.

CASEing from the Catty is such a great way to start a card or layout. I often tell crafters that the Catalogue is not just a Catalogue – but a source of inspiration and ideas.

I myself, often use the Catalogue when looking for Colour combinations, Embellishment ideas or layouts.

For this Blog Hop I have put together 3 cards.

From Page 61 I CASE’d this card.

Here is my version:

I used the Hues of Happiness DSP and the In the Moment Stamp Set (Ohh love that Stamp set).

The next two cards really pushed the boundaries of my comfort zone because they both feature bright and bold colours.

On page 62 you will find this packaging idea that I used for inspiration for my next card.

Here is my version:

I used Parakeet Party card as the base, Hues of Happiness DSP with the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set. Then finished it with the Tahitian Tide Metalic Woven Ribbon and Daffodil Delight Glossy Dots.

Page 65 features this mini card. I used both the layout and the colours to make a card.

Here is my card

I used the new Splendid Thoughts Stamp set and Splendid Stems dies – that just happen to be on Page 65 of the new Mini Catalogue (July-December 2022).

This was really fun! I think I will go off and CASE a few more cards from the 60’s pages. While I am doing that – you can head off to the next Crafter in Bron’s Blog Hop. Next up is Cathy Proctor. Click the link below to visit Cathy’s Blog.

Challenges, Friends, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink # 610 – Inspiration Challenge

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. It features black and white pictures with colourful balloons.

Here is the card I made:

I used a stencil to make an interesting Black and White background. I used the “Hey Girlfriend” stamp set (retired) to add a pop of colour.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink – here you can see the great creations by the Design Team as well as join this Inspiration Challenge.

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Just Add Ink # 604 – Case Yourself!

Hi ya, well here’s an interesting Challenge! Just Add a Case of Yourself!

So that means CASING a previous card that you have made. It could be from a previous JAI Challenge or perhaps a card you have created, that you love.

This Challenge made me go back an review a whole lot of Challenges and pick out a few of my favs, that I will share with you at the end of this post.

The card I chose to CASE was from Just Add Ink Challenge # 400 (18 March 2018). Such a pretty card with soft colours and a Bokeh background.

I decided this time to create a Bokeh background using really bold colours. The colours are Merry Merlot, Old Olive and Tranquil Tide. I then decorated the Card using the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set.

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see and the CASEd Projects from the Design Team and join in on this Challenge.

Below you will find pics of a few of my other fav cards.

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Just Add Ink # 600 – Inspiration!

Hi everyone,

Well it’s been quite a week here! I’m on holiday from work at the moment but have not really done anything because I have Covid, along with others in my household. Therefore we have been Isolating at home. I have so much time on my hands – but not even ventured into the craft room!

Lucky for me I made a card for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge in advance. The Challenge is an Inspiration pic that was suggested by Kerry.

I used some alcohol inks to make some autumn coloured vellum and then cut out some leaves. I used the Burlap stamp (Retired) to create a boarder for the sentiment.

Now that I look at this Sentiment – it definitely sums up this week for me!

Follow this link to Just Add Ink to see what the Design Team have come up with and also to join in on the Challenge.

3D, Challenges, Crochet, Gold Gilding, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 590 – Inspiration Challenge

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!

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.

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 547 – Inspiration!

Just Add Ink have an Inspiration Challenge this week. The colours in the picture are both bright and soft at the same time..

I made a colourful Sunflower card using the Celebrate Sunflower Dies and a variety of colours.

Sponging the colours onto the sunflowers even made a lovely colourful design on my grid paper!

So join us at Just Add Ink for this Inspiration Challenge. Here is the Link to the Challenge.

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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!