Big Shot, Challenges, Just Add Ink

JAI # 220 Sketch Challenge


Kim has provided us with the Sketch for our Just Add Ink Challenge this week.  It’s a great sketch cause it’s reasonably simple and therefore has many possibilities.  Here is the Sketch:


Here is the card I made:

I used a stencil and some Sparkle Medium for the background and then added some little rolled flowers over the top.

Visit Just Add Ink to browse through and enjoy the Design Team creations.

Also remember……. As this is the last JAI challenge of the month, we are on the look out for a “July Guest Designer”
…So, if you are interested, all you need do is play along with this weeks challenge because the “TOP PICK” will be given the opportunity to join us as a “Guest Designer” for the last challenge in July.
If this sounds like something you would like to do, get creating and come join us at Just Add Ink.
3D, Big Shot, Challenges, Gifts

JAI # 210 Just Add Easter bags, boxes and baskets

The first Term at School is nearly done, the Hot Cross Buns have been in the shops since Boxing Day and the supermarkets are full of wall to wall Chocolate Eggs – so that must mean a sneaky Bunny is about to go hopping through town – leaving hidden treats everywhere!  And when the bunny does arrive, we at Just Add Ink will be ready with our Just Add Easter bags, boxes and baskets……..hee hee hee!!

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I made a box and matching card.  I used strips of paper to make the decorated panel for my egg shape.  The little chicks were made with the Bird Punch.

Visit Just Add Ink to see more Easter boxes and baskets. 


Big Shot, Challenges, Colour Combo, Just Add Ink

JAI # 204 – Colour Challenge

Time for a Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink this week.  And I must say – I did really find this one a challenge!  I pulled my card apart a few times and made adjustments – and then ended up with something totally different – LOL!

The colours were chosen by Trish – here they are:


Here is my card:



The JAI Design Team have done a fabulous job and produced some lovely inspiration for you.   So join us in this challenge and share you creation with us at Just Add Ink.


Big Shot, Just Add Ink

Just Add Ink # 183 Sketch Challenge

It’s Just Add Ink Challenge time…. this week we have a great sketch from Tina. With all the Honeycomb shapes around at the moment – it’s a very trendy sketch. Here it is:

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Here is the card that I made:


Join us at Just Add Ink and have a go at making a project, using this sketch for inspiration. We hope it inspires you.

Challenges, Man Cards

JAI # 176 Just Add…Blokes!

I find, I make so many girly cards.  They are all pretty and flowery.  So this week’s Just Add Ink Challenge – Just Add Blokes was welcomed by me.
I put together a couple of Blokes cards – one of which I have already given away so can’t show it to you.   Here is the other one:
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I used Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White. The stamp set is Clockworks which is a very versatile set. 

To see a whole heap of other cards/projects for Blokes visit Just Add Ink. 
Have a go at the Challenge and share your Bloke projects with us too.

I also decided to put together (case) a few cards I have seen lately that can be used for Boys/Men too.

The first is the Lego Card (cased from Vicki Hodgman).  There are many Lego cards out there but I really liked the layout that Vicki had used.  Here is my version.
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Believe me…..that’s a whole lot of dots!!

Next up I decided to make and Angry Birds card.  There are heaps of these around at the moment too.  My sister Nadine made one recently that I really really liked – it’s so cute.  Here is my version:
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I thought this was so cute.  I (excitedly) showed it to Sarah and she said…..”Nah, it’s not as good as Aunty Noo Noo’s”!     Ohh  lol!

So, while at work I was thinking about it ….. thinking – how can I change that card to make it “MINE” ……. this is what I came up with.
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So I folded it a bit differently and used a rubber band to hold it closed.

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Then when you remove the rubber band and open it up there is another little Angry Bird flying through the sky on the inside.  Ha Cute!!
I actually think my Angry Bird looks more like an Annoyed Bird……but you get the idea.


3D, Challenges, Just Add Ink

JAI # 170 Just Add Leaves


This week I have been working on a 3D C – for Chantell.  I decided to add some leaves to it as decoration.  To fit with the DSP I decided to just stick with White leaves. 

This was a fun project to put together and a great Challenge to Just Add Leaves.  Perhaps you want to Just Add Leaves too?  Go to Just Add Ink and check out the other Just Add Leaves projects there. 

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3D, Challenges, Just Add Ink

JAI # 168 – Sketch Challenge

Yes – I know, it’s true…..I have not blogged since April!  I could offer you a list of excuses cause I can think if quite a few….but I think it would be better if I just got on with it instead.

So – at Just Add Ink – we are up to Challenge # 168.  It’s a sketch challenge by Mae. 


This was a great sketch and I had several idea’s in mind – but I ended up going with this card……

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Originally I had my birdhouse more of a diamond shape – but then I changed it a bit….well actually my husband changed it (before it was stuck together).  I love it when I secretly get him carding……heehee don’t tell him.


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So have a go at this Sketch Challenge.  Here is a link to Just Add Ink – so you can share your project and check out others.  You will see there are loads of possibilites.

Oh and while I am here – I thought I would post my last weeks JAI Challenge – the Challenge was Just Add Fabric (although the challenge is closed now) I really liked how these came out.

I made some fabric and paper flowers and decorated some pegs, that I put on magnets.  They came out great and are very colourful.

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