Inspiration, Water colour

Just Add Ink Challenge # 506 – Inspiration

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Well it’s time for the next Just Add Ink Challenge – which is an Inspiration Challenge.   For these Challenges, you can use the colours, shapes or a combination of the things you see to inspire your craft.

I used the colours in the pic to create a water colour background.   It’s quite abstract and bold.  I kept the rest of the card fairly simple and uncluttered.

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To join in this Inspiration Challenge with us, follow this link to Just Add Ink – where you can check out the other Design Team projects and then share your creations with us.

Blog Host, Butterflies, Card Classes, Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Social Stamping – Sunshine

Hello,  here in WA (where I am) it’s a glorious sunny day today, with clear blue skies.   Just lovely!    The Social Stamping “Sunshine” Theme, fits today perfectly.

For my Sunshine card, I gathered together an array of Yellow papers and made a Sunburst panel.

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The sentiment I used comes from the Share Sunshine digital stamp set.  It’s a one-off PDF download that Stampin’ Up! has designed to raise money to support Covid-19 related charities.

It has HEAPS of fun sentiments (appropriate for our current situation) that can be used on cards or scrap book pages that you are creating.

Things like “Sending love & Paper Hugs” or “There’s No Place Like Home (for now) or the one I have used on my card today….. Sending joy and sunshine, not germs.

You can get your version here:
https://covid19.stampinup.com/products/giving-back-intl-en

The PDF is $12 US dollars which is converted into your local currency.  When purchasing, make sure you select the correct language version for you!   I don’t receive any commission from the sale of this PDF all the money will go to the relevant charities

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While hanging at home recently, I have really enjoyed being part of the Social Stamping Blog Hosts that have been put together by my friend Kelly.  Click on the linked words to check out other Social Stampers projects.

The next Social Stamper on the list is another lovely friend of mine,   Jan McQueen. To see what Jan has made you can click the next button below.No photo description available.

Here’s another Sunburst style card I made recently in a Class.IMG_1068 (2)

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.

Big Shot, Blog Host, Family

Social Stamping – Family

Image may contain: textThe Social Stamping Blog Hosts that Kelly has put together are really popular and I know that all that are participating are loving it too.  I certainly am.

This week Kelly has set the theme of – Family.

I know there are many families that are distant at the moment because of the current Covid restrictions and that there are many Mums out there that will have a different and quiet Mothers Day tomorrow, because their family can’t visit like they normally do.

Me, well I am distant from my family all the time – because we live in different countries.  Those of that live in the same country as I do, are on the East Coast and I am in the West – so we are still distant.

I reflected the distance in my card today:

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Similar to last week I have used the “All in the Family” stamp set and a retired World Map embossing folder.

Click the next button to move onto the Blog of Lisa Whitehead.   Enjoy!

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Happy Stamping!

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.

Birthday Cards, Blog Host

Social Stamping – Birthdays in Isolation

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Hi ya and welcome to my Social Stamping Blog Host post!

The Social Stamping Blog Host’s are the idea of Kelly Kent.    The idea is that, through stamping and craft, we can share our projects with everyone, in order to stay connected during the global lockdown period.

The theme this week is ‘Birthdays in Isolation’.

My card this week is reflective of the way many of us are staying connected at the moment…..Zoom Meetings.

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So – can you tell which one is doing all the talking??  And who’s Birthday do you think it is??

I have not used these stamp sets for a while.  They are called All in the Family and Family Favourites.  So cute and will be forever in my stamp collection.

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While being confined to home, without friends, visitors or Birthday parties – we have had a Birthday in our house.  It was a bit of a strange celebration and although I tried to make the day fun with surprises throughout the day – Sarah commented at bedtime that is was a stink birthday??   😦

The card I made her was based on a text conversation…….being a teenager, texting can sometimes be a good way to get through……if you know what I mean?

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Next up in the Blog Host, is the talented Mandy Depiazzi.  Click the button below to check out Mandy’s Birthday in Isolation creation!

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Aus-NZ Challenges, Big Shot, Blog Host, Painted Poppies

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

To make your way to the next Social Stamping Blog, click on the Button below and you will be directed to Nicole Wilsons Blog.No photo description available.

 

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.

Blog Host, Friends

Social Stamping – Friend

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I’m have enjoyed being part of Kelly’s Social Stamping project over the past month and am playing along again this week.

The theme this week is “Friend”.   I must admit, it’s been strange not connecting with my friends, in the usual way over the past few weeks.   I’ve still stayed connected….just not face to face.  The cards I have put together this week will be sent to my friends in the next few days.

The first card I have made, is for a friend that love Pinks and Blues.  It’s using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set with Melon Mambo and Pacific Point Ink.   I used the Medium Daisy Punch to cut them out.

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Then I made a couple of versions of a card I received from Carolyn Tullett recently.   Carolyn’s card is the Blue and Pink one below.  It’s so sweet, with lovely touches of glitter and tiny pearls.   It’s been sitting on my craft desk in front of me and I look at it daily.

So my versions of Carolyn’s card use the Beautiful Friendship Stamp set (Granny Apple Green / Mango Melody / Flirty Flamingo and the Floral Essence Stamp Set (Pumpkin Pie / Mango Melody / Night of Navy).

If you follow this link to Kelly’s Blog, you will find the Master List of all the Blogs participating in this fun Social Stamping session.

Or click the button below to go to the next Blog on the list – Denise Buetler.

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So – what`s been happening in lock down this week??  Well…..
1.   While quietly working at the kitchen table, I was visited by a little friend!
2.   I went to the local park for a walk / exercise…and I was the only one there!
3.   I decided to record (so I can remember) that all the play / exercise equipment is closed.

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.