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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.

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Social Stamping – War & Peace

Image may contain: textI’m playing along with Kelly’s Social Stamping again this week and the theme is War & Peace.

Today is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand.  It is a national day of remembrance in both Countries that commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations, along with the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.

Therefore, with a theme of War and Peace, my card today is an Anzac card.

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I used a mix of chipboard, dies and inks to put my card together.

I also made another Poppy card, with my Poppy Moments Dies.IMG_1048

So what’s been happening in “Stay at Home World” this week…..well not much to be honest.  Work, school holidays and more learning to communicate electronically.

Last week you may remember I mentioned I went for a walk at the local park – an found that I was the only one there.

Well in contrast, the following day, I walked a local ‘old’ railway track, which I found it very populated…..obviously everyone had the same I idea and went out for a walk.

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We took the old car out for a drive and enjoyed the sunset on the way home.IMG_1038

And the seeds in our garden, sprouted……very exciting!!IMG_1019

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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.

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Painted Poppies

I’m on holiday from work at the moment, so that means there’s time to spend pottering and creating in my craft room.

I find that my craft room gets pretty messy at times and can be a dumping ground for loads of household items too.   So last week I worked on cleaning up a few areas.   Here’s a ‘Before’ and ‘After’ pic of one of the area’s.

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This week, I have been crafting.  It’s been great…..really enjoyable!

I decided to play along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge # 416

I made several cards using this Sketch.  Here are a couple of them.

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Both of these cards are using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set.   The colours are Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz.

The Sequins and DSP (in the background of the second card) are also part of the Peaceful Poppies Suite.

The DSP is LOVELY – and I can guarantee you that you’ll be seeing more of it on my blog.

These products are all in the newly launched 2020 January-June Mini Catalogue.   Visit my Online store to get your Painted Poppies.