Blog Hop, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Sale-a-bration, Uncategorized

Just Add Ink # 488 – Celebrate Blog Hop!

Hi and Happy New Year!    I’m really pleased to be opening the first 2020 Just Add Ink Challenge.   It’s a pretty special one!

It’s a Blog Hop!
It’s all about Celebration!
Our 10th Year!
And it’s Celebrating 1000 Just Add Ink Followers!

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Personally, at this time of year, I think there is a lot to Celebrate and reflect on.  The year that has been and the year to come.

For me, 2019 was fabulous, with my time in Europe being a massive highlight.   At work, our busy Meeting Season went really well with European staff to help us out.   There is so much for me to Celebrate and be thankful for.

2020 – while there are no big trips planned (sad face)  I am looking forward to the year ahead.

I have been so blessed to have been with Just Add Ink for the entire 10 years,  since it started.  Over the holidays I have been reflecting on the cards and projects that I have put together for the Challenges over the years, which has been fun.  So for a laugh, here’s my first ever Just Add Ink Project: This was a colour challenge.

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So – now to 2020 and the card I have created for the Celebration Blog Hop.
I have made this card to Thank a lovely lady.

JAI # 488The Stamps, Dies and DSP are all current Sale-a-Brations products that you can earn for FREE.

Can you see the sparkle on the Water Lily?  I added a bit of Wink of Stella.JAI # 488 a

The Celebrate Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do is to follow along is click the “Next” Button at the end of each persons post and you will be taken to the next stop.  Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week – so after you have finished Hopping……go…create….and then Share your project with us at Just Add Ink.

So – here we go!!   To advance onto the next Just Add Ink Design Team Member, click on the ‘Next’ button below.    Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the lovely Nikki Spencer…Enjoy and Celebrate with us!!

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As I mentioned before, I feel there is a lot to Celebrate and be Thankful for at the moment.   But I also know, that not everyone feels that way.

To encourage a few ladies to think about what they are grateful for or perhaps to acknowledge the little things that bring them joy, I decorated a couple of note books for them.   That way they can write down the joy in their lives, in the hope that over time, they will be reminded of all the blessing around them.

 

Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink # 487…..Sketch Challenge

Here is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2019.  It’s a Sketch Challenge and has been suggested by Jackie.

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I thought this Sketch was perfect for a Christmas card.  I cut some Baubles out of red and silver glimmer paper.  They are super sparkly – which I really like.  I used a stripy and dotty foil paper for the background.

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I hope you all have a lovely Christmas, relax, create and enjoy some fun peaceful time with your families.

This Challenge runs for two weeks and closes on 1 January.  So follow this like to Just Add Ink.  There you can join the Challenge and see what the Design Team made to provide you with inspiration.

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 485…One Layer!

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Well here’s a great Challenge for you…. Just Add One Layer…… that means no additional embellishments or layers of Card Stock….pretty much it’s one piece of card and some ink.

I thought this Challenge sounded pretty hard…..but I loved it!!  It was great to get back to ink and paper, letting the stamps and colour be the hero.

So I managed to stamp a few cards.  Here they are:

First up I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set, teamed with the Swirly Frames stamps.

JAI # 485 (1)After I had stamped the circle, I masked it off and stamped the Poppy image.

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For the second card I used the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set.  Love this set – perfect for one layer cards because the images are nicely shaded.  This could be stamped in any colour too.

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My third card was using the Forever Blossoms Stamp set.  So pretty.  The sentiment is from Rooted in Nature.

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And the last one is the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set.  It’s a really fun reversable set.

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But Oh darn……after I stamped it I realised I had the card upside down!!   Oh man, don’tcha hate that!!!   IMG_0444
Yeah – so as you can see, I really had fun creating one layer cards with some new stamp sets.  Can you believe I did all these cards in a very short time, before work one morning!  I could have kept stamping for a while longer too.

So follow this like to Just Add Ink and share your One Layer projects with us.

Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 483…..Choose Two!

This Challenge is perfect for Christmas cards – Stars – Spots – Sparkle.
This idea is to add two of these elements to your projects.
I chose Sparkle and Stars.

I added some Wink of Stella to my Reindeer to make it Sparkle.   And then I skattered a few silver stars around. 

These are the Snow Globe Scenes dies.

Follow this link to the Just Add Ink blog – this is where you can share your project with us.

Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 481 – Inspiration Challenge

Well this weeks been a bit funny here…..at the beginning of the week, we had a very warm 38O and by the end of the week we were down to a freezing 17O!  From one extreme to the other, all in the space of a few days.  Luckerly I have had the Just Add Ink Inspiration Challenge to work on so have been able to hibernate (in my craft room) from the heat and cold.

I picked some of the colours out of the Inspiration picture and made a Thank you card.

Perhaps you might use the Inspiration Photo in your craft projects this week too.   Join us for this Challenge at Just Add Ink

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Just Add Ink Challenge # 479 – Colour Combo!

The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Colour Challenge.  The colours are soft and cool – I thought they were kind of beachy.  But I used them for a floral card.

I put some silver faceted gems in the centre of the flowers.  I really love how the shine.  What do you think?

Head on over to Just Add Ink and play along with this Challenge too.

Birthday Cards, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 477 – Sketch Challenge

I’ve been playing with the Bird Ballard DSP this week.  I used it for the Just Add Ink Challenge this week.  We have a Sketch Challenge.

I turned the Sketch on it’s side for this pretty Birthday card:  

I also made this card – with a similar layout, using the Bird Ballard DSP again.  Such pretty papersFollow the link to the Just Add Ink blog, to join us in this Challenge and to check out the Design Team cards using this Sketch.