Big Shot, Challenges, Christmas, Just Add Ink

JAI # 95 – Just Add Christmas – Non Traditional

I can’t believe it is almost December!  The last few months have just flown by.  I think (for me) that is mainly because I have just been so so so busy at work I hardly keep up with what day it is.  Thankfully – the end of November is the end of our busy season and we can start to relax into the Christmas / Silly season.  Wheww!

Given that Christmas is almost upon us – it’s fitting that the Just Add Ink Challenge this week is a Christmas one.  We are Challenging you to Create a Christmas project using a Non-Traditional Christmas Stamp.  Ohh I had so many ideas for this challenge…and just as well because I have a similar challenge running with Kim (my friend) and Nadine (my sister) too.   So – for this week – here is my Just Add Ink, Non-traditional Card.

 I’m calling it a Butterfly Snowflake.  I decided to use Marina Mist – cause I love this colour and it’s not a traditional Christmas colour.

This Card was actually CASED from one done by my friend Tracey Wilson – in 2009.  Tracey demonstrated some masking techniques and made the following card.  The Stamp Set is Pocket Silhouettes.

Tracey used Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip for this card.

I look forward to showing you my other Non-Traditional Christmas project soon.  Meanwhile – go to Just Add Ink and check out the other fantastic projects.  Don’t forget to upload your projects so we can see them too.

Brayering, Challenges, Just Add Ink

Just Add….Sympathy

The Challenge at Just Add Ink this week is Just Add Sympathy.  Sympathy Card is actually something that I am asked to make quite often.  They are ones you want to have on hand ready to give at the right moment.

It did not take me long to put this together – cause the idea had been stored in my memory for some time.

So I masked of the circle and then used my brayer and Pocket Silhouettes stamp set to do this.  The colours are So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red & Chocolate chip.  The sentiment is from Sincere Salutations.

Go check out the Design Teams creations here.

Card Classes

New Products Class

Tonight we did Cards using some of the Products from the New Catalogue.

First up we used the new Greenhouse Gala  DSP and Whisper White Organaza Ribbon to make this card.

The ladies LOVE this ribbon – it’s lovely and smooth satin in the middle.

The Ink colours are Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip.  Pocket  Silhouettes Stamp Set.

Here is our Second card

The Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch is cool…..we also crimped these flowers and stamped the card too.  We also used the Newsprint DSP on this card.

Colours are Basic Black, Real Red and Very Vanilla.

3D, Card Classes, Gifts

Tea Light Class

Hey – great class last night.  I had so much fun putting the projects together beforehand – and then enjoyed seeing the ladies do them too.  The class was based around decorating or making little Tea light holders. 

The first project we did involved decorating some wax tea lights and putting them in a little box.  This is a great little project and makes a fantastic little gift.

I have used the Circle Circus Stamp Set with Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.  The little box is made with Old Olive card and decorated with the Haiku DSP.

I’ve done a few of these in the past – and put them in different shaped boxes or done them with 3 x Tea lights and a mini hand cream.  Great gift idea!!

For our second project – I let the ladies GO WILD!!  So we ended up with a selection of Tea Light Holders.  Here are the ones I did.

I know they are slightly different……but that is cause I was messing round with the design a bit.  Anyway – I have used Inspired by Nature in Night of Navy with Navy Ribbon and Cardstock. 

Here are the ladies fabulous Tea Light Holders.

Brayering

Brayer Play

Well – here it is – my First (real) Brayered Card!


I have done a touch of Brayering before – but only with one colour.  This is the first time I have broken out of my comfort zone and used 3 colours!  Whoo hoo.  I know it’s simple but I am really wrapped with it.  My Brayering attempts in the past have ended up straight in the bin!  

 To do this I used the tips that Delys Cram gave us when we did the Just Add Ink Blog Hop in May. Thanks Delys.