Botanical Blooms, Challenges, Inspiration, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 491..Inspiration Challenge

Wow, I feel like that week went really quickly – because here is the next Just Add Ink Challenge.  The Challenge is an Inspiration Challenge and it a very tropical picture.

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I used the Botanical Blooms Stamps and Dies for this card.  For some of the leave is used some leafy DSP and a die to cut them out.

I added a bit of glitter by using some glittery enamel dots and the beautiful new glossy Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon.

There are lots of other Tropical creations at Just Add Ink that the Design Team have put together, go check them out and then join us for this Challenge.

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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.

3D, Challenges, Gifts

Just Add Ink # 475 – Just Add Food!

Just Add Food, now here’s a fun Challenge!

I thought it may have meant “Have a few little treaties” while you are crafting and then I could show you a pic of a few empty lollie wrappers!!

Or perhaps I could package up some goodies?    And I found that I didn’t really have any foodie type stamps.

I then started thinking about pretty boxes that might be good for a “teenagers” gift – and this is what I came up with…… A Donut Box!!

I decided to make a card to go with it.

I really looking forward to see what everyone comes up with for their “Food” inspired projects this week.

To join us for this Challenge, follow the link to Just Add Ink.

Birthday Cards, Meanwhile in the Craft Room..., Thank you, Travel

Meanwhile in the Craft Room…..(and other things)….

While I was away I celebrated a Big Birthday.   We had arranged it so that Neil and Sarah arrived a couple of days earlier so we were all in Rotterdam together.

In the morning we visited the Cube houses that are in the heart of Rotterdam.  They were built in 1982-1984, there are 38 in all and most of them are lived in.  They are also known as pole-houses or tree-houses.

We then walked across the road to (my fav place) the Markethal – where we had some Dragons Breath.  It’s kinda like sweet cereal balls that are bathed in liquid nitrogen – so when you eat them they make it look like you are breathing fire……a bit of fun.

After lunch we got on the Water bus and went to Kinderdijk.  I really loved it here – it was my 2nd visit.

We were very lucky with the Waterbus – being a week day, it was not very busy.  The Waterbus man (Conductor) took Neil up to the front of the boat and showed him around while Sarah and I enjoyed the view and wind in our hair.   The Waterbus man then went round and offered to take photos of all the tourist (us) on the boat.   It was fun……even more of a bonus was that he only charged us for a one-way trip.

In the Evening we went to Vessel 11 for Dinner.  It’s a big old tug boat that was situated on the canal between Work and my Apartment (so about a 2 minute walk).  

I received lots of lovely Birthday cards (thank you to everyone for them) and I will share them over the next wee while.   But today I want to show you one that Kelly posted to my apartment in Rotterdam.   I was wrapped to receive it.

I thought this was a great fancy fold – so decided to have a go at it myself.  I put together a little thank you card and gift for the young lady who  did a marvelous job at looking after our house and pets. 

Birthday Cards, Botanical Blooms, Sketch Challenge

Just Add Ink Challenge # 442 – Sketch Challenge

This week there is a Special Birthday happening in our family, so I used the Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge as the start for a Special Birthday Card.
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For this card, it was important to me to use the Black and White – as I see Black and White as National colours for NZ.  Our Sports Teams wear Black and White, we are from the Land of the Long White Cloud  and so I decided to incorporate Black and White into this card.    Next I decided on Tropical prettiness as this card is for a beautiful young lady.  Happy Birthday Ana!

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Check out the other Cards and projects made using this Just Add Ink Challenge Sketch here!

3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink Challenge # 439 – Gift Box

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Can you believe it!!   This is the last Just Add Ink Challenge for 2018!
Just Add a Gift Box is so appropriate for this time of year – and a perfect one for me to participate in because I had a couple of little gifts that I wanted to pack up for some friends.
Here is the first one………..

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I’ve had this tree die for a couple of years now and not really used it much.  For this Gift pouch the size of the die tree worked well.

Below are a couple of the other pouches that I made.

Inside are some little fabric folded shopping bags – which is something we all need to keep in our handbags these days.

These pouches were quick and fun to make and a perfect way to dress up a little gift.

This Just Add A Gift Box challenge runs for TWO WEEKS and closing on January 2nd.   Go to Just Add Ink to enter or check out all the other gift box ideas.

Happy Christmas everyone!

Challenges, Man Cards

Just Add Ink # 434 – Big Bold Sentiment!

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The Just Add Ink Challenge this week is to Add a BIG BOLD Sentiment……as you’ll see, I made this card a couple of Months ago now – and it fit’s this Challenge perfectly.

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Adding Silver embossing to the letters really helps them to stand out – I mean, they are big enough anyway  but the embossing gives an extra shine.

In the back ground I coloured some embossing paste and using a stencil added a bit of texture to the back ground.

Join Just Add Ink in this challenge and show us your BIG BOLD sentiment projects.