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

JAI # 512b

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

JAI # 510a

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.

Challenges, Friends, Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 508 – Just Add ‘F’

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Hello,  I have been crafting with some new stamps this week.   The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add F – perfect for a new Floral Stamp Set!

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The stamp set I have used is called Celebrate Sunflowers – and you can guarantee you that this is the first of many cards to come using this stamp set.
The set has a couple of Sunflowers in it and the one I have used here, is the smaller one.

My card was inspired by a card that I received from my friend Helen.   Helen’s card sits up on a shelf where I see it every day.  It’s so bright and cheerful.

Helen and I first met in Telford, UK last year when we attended On Stage. We discovered that not only do share the same love of paper craft but we both live in WA, Australia. Funny huh? 

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It would be great if you joined us for this Challenge too.

There are loads of ways to Just Add F to your projects.  Some ideas are: Floral, Flowers, Friends, Furry Friends or Ferns.

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.

Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Painted Poppies

Just Add Ink Challenge # 505 – Thinking of You

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During this time, when many of us are staying home a lot, away from friends, family, work and the likes, it’s important that we all check in on each other.   A great way to do that, is to send or give cards!   Perfect…..cause I have a few of those!

I also think it’s a nice idea to send cards to anyone you know, that might be doing it tough right now or to Thank people who are working hard looking after others, in Health, on the front line or in Essential jobs.  Sending a card is a great way to brighten someone’s day and let them know you are Thinking of Them.  That’s why I suggested “Thinking of You” for this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge.

The cards I’m sharing this week are all Bright and Bold.  They all feature the Peaceful Poppies DSP.

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The Design is fairly simple – because the DSP is so bold and bright – but really…..the fun is on the inside.IMG_1167

This DSP is so beautiful – it’s too nice to cut!   Therefore, I made the DSP a feature on these cards.IMG_1169

This one has a Blackberry Bliss base.IMG_1172

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And this one is Poppy Parade….IMG_1173

These cards are called W Fold cards.  I mixed up the layout on the inside of this one.IMG_1174

For more idea’s on how to say Thinking of You or Thank you, 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.

Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 504 – Colour Combo

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It’s the time of Year when Stampin Up retires some Products to make way for new upcoming products.  One of the Stamp Sets retiring this year is called This Little Piggy.  It’s a cute little set, with fun sentiments and Piggy images.

I used “This Little Piggy” for my Just Add Ink card this week.  We have a colour challenge and the pink – Rococo Rose is perfect for This Little Piggy.

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The layout I used is also for another challenge – so I will be sharing this card with the ladies in the 2020 Card Swap group too.

This little piggy looks a little be cheeky to me and makes me smile too.

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There are so many things that you can do with these colours.  The Just Add Ink Design Team have come up with quite a variety of cards – follow this link and go check them out.

Challenges, Just Add Ink, Painted Poppies

Just Add Ink # 502 – Sketch Challenge

Hi ya, here comes Friday and here comes the next Just Add Ink Challenge.   This week we have a Sketch Challenge.

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For my card I used the Beautiful Moments stamp set.   It’s so lovely.

I used quite bold colours but kept the design simple.  I stamped onto Peaceful Poppies DSP and then cut the dresses out.  This is a fun and fast way to colour the images.

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

Big Shot, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Water colour

Just Add Ink # 501 – Inspiration Challenge

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This week the Just Add Ink Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge.    It’s bright and bold.

For my card, I picked out the colours and some of the shapes from the Inspiration picture.   I used some Watercolour paper and dies to create some colourful shapes.

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First, I sprayed some watercolour paper (with water) and then stamped ink directly onto my largest acrylic block.  I spritzed the ink block with a little extra water and then stamped it onto the wet watercolour paper.   I really like how the inks all blend together to create unique designs.  I also like the effect of the colours against the white background.

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Here are a couple of other versions that I made.

Here is the link to the Just Add Ink blog, so you can join this challenge too.   While you are there you can check out the other Design Team projects.

Blog Hop, Botanical Blooms, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 500 – Add a Die Cut Word.

Hi Everyone – Happy Easter!!

The Just Add Ink team is celebrating a big milestone this week – we have reached our 500th challenge!

We decided that a great way to Celebrate this milestone is to do a Blog Hop.
The theme for the Blog Hop and Challenge was, suggested by Jan.

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If you have been following the Hop so far, you would have just seen Narelle’s rose filled card Birthday card.

Recently, my sister and I have been doing a few Skype crafting sessions together.  The cards I put together for this Challenge were, were made during one of those crafting sessions.

So I said to my sister…….give me a colour combo, stamp set and number between 1 – 200.

Colour Combo = Pacific Point, Flirty Flamingo, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Stamp Set = Botanical Blooms
Number = 142 (the page in the Catalogue I used for Inspiration)

Here is the card I made:JAI # 500
JAI # 500 bI added a bit of a Wink of Stella to the Die cut word, to give it a bit of sparkle.

I also made another card in the same colours.JAI # 500 c

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You can click the “Next”link below to go to the Just Add Ink Blog.  There, you can join our “Just Add a Die Cut Word”Challenge and/or begin the Blog Hop.

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Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 498 – Just Add “E” !

Hi, how’s you week been?

I’ve been fairly busy, working from Home while also playing Teacher for my daughter who has been Home from School.  It’s going well so far and we have both been getting though a lot of work.

We have already had a couple of quiet weeks at Home.  One good thing about hanging at Home is spending more time in my craft room.  I will share with you some of the cards that I have made shortly.  But for now, lets have a look at the new Just Add Ink Challenge.

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For this Challenge, I decided to make an Easel card.    As further inspiration,  I looked at the photos I took of my visit to Keukenhof, almost a year ago.  I had a wonderful day, wandering the gardens and taking in all the glorious sights.  I literally took hundreds of photos and they are all so colourful.

So for this card, here is the photo that I picked out.IMG_0825

Of course, with a photo like that, I had to used the Timeless Tulip Stamp set.  As soon as I saw this Stamp Set,  I loved it.  I stamped lots of Tulips in different colours and sizes.

Here is my card:

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So is kinda 3 Easels cards in one.  Two small easels in the front and a larger one at the back.  JAI # 498e

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So if you are hold-up at home, in lockdown or just feeling crafty, join us for this challenge.  Follow this link to Just Add Ink to share your “E” inspired project with us.

 

Inspiration, Just Add Ink, Stencils

Just Add Ink # 496 – Inspiration Challenge!

I’m sure you would agree with me that there is a lot going on in the world today –
not just our usual day to day stuff but all the CoVid19 news and developments.

I know there are a lot of people stressed out and worried about it.
You only have to see the News coverage of people fighting in the Super market over groceries and bulk buying toilet paper – it’s just crazy.

So it’s lovely that our next Just Add Ink Challenge has a calm and natural feel to it.

It’s and Inspiration Challenge……..

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It’s fresh, beachy and a fairly simple picture.  Here is the card I made:

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I flipped the picture and used some vellum to create a foamy wave type effect.  I used a stencil and sponged the Vellum with White ink.  The Stamp Sets I have used are called Seaside Sketches and High Tide.

You can join our Inspiration Challenge too.  Follow this link to Just Add Ink