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New Year Blog Hop – Just Add Ink # 343

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Happy New Year everyone – 2017….here we go!!

At Just Add Ink we always kick the year off with a Blog Hop!  The 2017 Blog Hop theme is “Pop Up or Interactive”   This is going to be a fun challenge and we hope you will join the challenge with us.

I decided to make an Interactive card – a Venetian Blind card.
This idea came from a card that my friend Kim gave me many years ago.  I have always looked at the card she gave me and treasured it and decided it was time for me to have a go at making one. So here it is……

Starts off with the blind closed………

Then as you pull the strings at each side of the card, the blind opens………

This card was fun and easy to make (once I worked it out).  It also has endless possibilities of what you could put behind your blind.

The Blog Hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along, is click the “Next” Button at the end of each post and you will be taken to the next stop. Remember the Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week. You can join in this week’s challenge by making a Pop Up or Interactive project.

So – hope that all makes sense…… we go, now it’s time for you to move onto the next JAI Design Team Member.  Just click on the button below to move onto Jan’s Blog.

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January 19, 2017 at 11:41 pm 13 comments

Just Add Ink # 294 Blog Hop – Something New


It’s that time of year again…….the New Year!  And that means Just Add Ink Blog Hop time……we always like to start the New Year with a Blog Hop – it really kicks off the Year with a good deal of fun!  And this year is gonna be great.

For this year’s Blog Hop Rochelle has suggested we all “Just Add Something New”.

I know that won’t be hard for users of Stampin Up! products because the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started!   If you don’t have anything new from SU! please join us in this Challenge using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.

To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants. Please note, to be eligible for the prize, you must

  • create a “NEW” project using “SOMETHING NEW TO YOU”
  • leave a comment on all the design team blogs
  • be or become a JAI follower
  • blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink

Any entrants that link to additional challenges will be ineligible. (The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants).

We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.

You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the next or previous buttons at the bottom of all the design team posts.

So – hope that all makes sense…… we go……


My card features products from the Handmade from the Heart Occasions catalogue.  The Have A Cuppa DSP, Have A Cuppa Embellishments and the Bakers Twine Combo Pack (Melon Mambo).


These Have a Cuppa Embellishments are really cute.

Now it’s time to move onto Nikki Spencer’s blog (click the Next button below) or you can return to the Shona Chambers blog (click the Previous Button below).
Enjoy the Blog Hope, gather inspiration and then join us for this Challenge

January 14, 2016 at 10:02 pm 26 comments

Just Add Ink # 247 Blog Hop

Hi,  you have reached the last stop in the Just Add Ink 2015 Blog Hop……..

You should have arrived from Christine’s Blog.

To start the Just Add Ink year, we have a Blog Hop for you.  Here’s how it works……there are 14 stops on the Blog Hop (JAI and each of the DT members).

Because the Blog hop is set up in a loop, it does not matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along is click the Blog Hop button at the end of each post and you will be taken to the next stop.

This Blog Hop also incorporates the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week.  Just Add Love, using a Tag Design.

Christine wants us to “JUST ADD LOVE” & Kim wants us to use the “TAG or TAG SKETCH”

So, we want you to combine the two and see what you can create!


You can join in this week’s challenge by making a project using the sketch or Just Add Love, using a Tag Design.

Here is the card I have created:


I hope you’ve had fun on the Blog Hop?

Just click on the button below to return to Just Add Ink to start the Blog Hop again.


Have fun and remember to share your Just Add Love / Tag project with us.

January 22, 2015 at 9:13 pm 14 comments

JAI # 149 Big Shot Blog Hop

Hello – Happy New Year everyone – Welcome to 2013!! 

Can you believe it’s the middle of January already?  And this is my first post for the Year.  I hope you all had a lovely Christmas / Holiday break and are looking forward to a year full of exciting crafty projects and challenges.

As for me – I have hardly been in my craft room at all over the last few weeks.  I really only ventured in there to do some much-needed cleaning and organizing.  But now it’s time to get back into it all.  And to start off we (at JAI) have a Blog Hop for you.

Many of you would have experienced a Blog Hop before – but if you haven’t here’s how it works…..There are 13 stops on our Blog Hop (Just Add Ink and 12 of our Design Team members).  The hop is set up in a loop so it doesn’t matter where you start. All you need to do to follow along, is click the link at the end of each post and you’ll be taken to the next stop! 

So here we go…….Just Add – Big Shot Blog Hop.

The Big Shot has opened up a whole new world for me and my projects.  These days I just don’t know how I managed without it.  It is now rare for me to make a project without using the Big Shot in some way.  From Die Cutting to Embossing – the Big Shot is well used around here.

For this project I decided to die cut some Flowers out of Fabric and then use them on a few projects.  I used the Comfort Cafe Fabrics and the Fun Flowers Bigs Die.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

I put them together using an Antique Brad (which I love by the way) and then stuck them with some leaves onto a little fabric bag.  I spritz the bag with a Shimmer Paint solution to give it a bit of sparkle.DSC00060


Then to get this ready for giving I decided to make a card too.  I used Card stock that matched the colors in the fabric.  Pool Party, Summer Starfruit and Whisper White.DSC00064   DSC00066

You can see that this card features other elements made with the Big Shot – the Labels Collection Framelits and the Chevron Embossing Folder. 

The Big Shot is such a versatile machine – and I’m sure this Blog Hop will provide you with heaps of ideas.  Now it’s time for you to move onto the next wonderful JAI Design Team Member – Jodene who has another awesome Big Shot project for you.    Follow this link to Jodene’s Blog.

Or Click on this Big Shot

January 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm 11 comments

JAI # 148 Just Add Christmas…..12 More Sleeps……

Hello,  well there are only 12 more sleeps till Santa comes!  We have the Tree up and decorated, lights adorning the house and planning has begun for the food preparation and holidays ahead.  It’s a busy busy time.

The girls at Just Add Ink are having a short break over Christmas/New Year too – but before that we have one more challenge for 2012…….. Just Add Christmas

So that should be easy at this time of year.   This JAI 148 challenge will go for two weeks so that we can see all of your beautiful gifts, cards and even your Christmas table displays!

I decided to make another Christmas card – and actually took my inspiration from a Birthday Card I received from Trish Radacs.  It’s a beautiful colourful floral card – and I really really loved it.  Here is what I made.


I used some White sparkly card that really shines.  It’s cool.
Here is the card that Trish sent me for my birthday that I used for inspiration.  Isn’t it lovely.


So I hope you have some fun putting together some Christmas projects and sharing them with us.  Visit Just Add Ink to see the wonderful Christmas projects put together by the Design Team and to share yours with us too.

As I said before, we at Just Add Ink are having a short break from Challenges, but will be back with a blog hop mid January – which you wont want to miss.  We will have some tutorials and blog posts while we are gone too so hope you come back and support our blog over the break.  I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year – Happy Holiday Crafting!!

December 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm 3 comments

Celebrating 100 Just Add Ink Challenges

Welcome to The Just Add Ink – Just Add Crowns Blog Hop.

 Since 1917, the Sovereign has sent congratulatory messages to people celebrating notable birthdays and anniversaries.

Cards are sent to those celebrating their 100th and 105th birthday and every year thereafter, and to those celebrating their diamond wedding (60th), 65th, 70th wedding anniversaries and every year thereafter.

For many people, receiving a congratulatory card from The Queen to mark a significant birthday or wedding anniversary is a very special part of their celebrations.  Delivery of congratulatory messages is arranged by the Anniversaries Office at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen’s congratulatory messages consist of a card containing a personalised message. The card comes in a special envelope, which is delivered through the normal postal channels.

 At Just Add Ink this week, we are Celebrating the milestone of 100 Challenges.   I don’t think we will be getting a Card from the Queen – however instead we have a Just Add Crowns Blog Hop for you.

For this Challenge I decided to put together a Scrapbooking Page.  My inspiration actually came from Sarah’s Fifth Birthday Cake.  It was all Pink with a Tiara on the top.  The Tiara had flashy lights and fluffy feathers round it.

I also used one of Sarah’s Head Bands for inspiration.  The band had broken and I’d asked Sarah if I could use it – I thought I could preserve it for her……. but I was not allowed!!   So I had to make a paper copy of it.   Funny though – after I had finished, I showed Sarah and she said…..”Ohhh I said you could use it”!! 

Anyway, here is my page……I decided on the word Princess as Sarah is a Hebrew word meaning Princess.

You can click this link to see what the Design Team have put together this week – OR you can follow the Blog Hop.  Click here to visit Just Add Ink.

Because its our 100th  Birthday, we are giving away some prizes this week too!!   One prize for the winner of the challenge.  And one for a blog reader/participant who comments on ALL of the Blog Hop stops along the way. When you’ve done that simply email the Just Add Ink hotmail and tell us youve completed commenting on the blog hop….and you will be in the draw to win.

So to continue on the Blog Hop just click on the badge below – you will be forwarded to the wonderful Delys. 

January 12, 2012 at 9:27 pm 32 comments

Fancy Folds Blog Hop – JAI 74

Hi everyone…..welcolme to the Fancy Folds Blog Hop (JAI # 75).  Ohhh, this is so exciting – and I know you are just going to love seeing what all the girls have in store for you this week.

Joy Fold Card

For this Fancy Folds Blog Hop – I decided to do a Joy Fold Card.  I decided on this because, it’s pretty easy to do but quite effective.
The one I have put together for this Blog Hop is quite simple but I just really wanted to show the actual fold / technique. The steps I used to make this card and my dimensions are as follows……

Step One

I started with 2 pieces of Pacific Point card stock that make up the base of my card.
1 – 8 ¾ “ x 4” . I scored this at 5 ¾”
1 – 9” x 3”. I scored this at 4 ½”

The other pieces of card I have cut are the layers for decoration.  You could use one layer for this or DSP if you wish.
My dimensions are as follows:
Bashful Blue
1 – 5 ½” x 3 ¾”
2 – 4 ¼” x 2 ¾”

Whisper White
1 – 5 ¼” x 3 ½”
2 – 4” x 2 1/2”

Step 2

I layered and stuck the larger Bashful Blue and Whisper White pieces into my large Pacific Point piece. I stamped some Flowers and a Butterfly on the outside flap. These are from the Every Moment Stamp Set.

Step 3

I layered and stuck the Bashful Blue and Whisper White pieces inside my smaller Pacific Point piece. I stamped a Butterfly onto it. This will be the inside of your finished card.

Step 4

 I stamped and coloured some flowers onto the last Whisper White piece. This is the image that is going to be on the front of you finished card.

Step 5
I then layered and stuck the remaining Bashful Blue and my Flower piece to the outside of the small Pacific Point bit. This then kinda looks like a little card – that opens the wrong way. (Fold on the right hand side).
Then I put some adhesive on the back of the smaller card and stuck it to the inside centre of the large card. So when opened – it kinda looks like a card with an opening on both sides.

Step 6

Add a bit of ribbon and your done!

I hope you have a go at making a Joy Fold card – let me know if you do.

Now it’s time for you to move onto the next fabulous JAI DT member – Nikki, who has another awesome Fancy Fold for you to try.    Just click on the button below to take you there

June 30, 2011 at 12:00 am 29 comments

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