Challenges, Friends, Just Add Ink, Sunflowers

Just Add Ink Challenge # 508 – Just Add ‘F’

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Hello,  I have been crafting with some new stamps this week.   The Just Add Ink Challenge is Just Add F – perfect for a new Floral Stamp Set!

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The stamp set I have used is called Celebrate Sunflowers – and you can guarantee you that this is the first of many cards to come using this stamp set.
The set has a couple of Sunflowers in it and the one I have used here, is the smaller one.

My card was inspired by a card that I received from my friend Helen.   Helen’s card sits up on a shelf where I see it every day.  It’s so bright and cheerful.

Helen and I first met in Telford, UK last year when we attended On Stage. We discovered that not only do share the same love of paper craft but we both live in WA, Australia. Funny huh? 

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It would be great if you joined us for this Challenge too.

There are loads of ways to Just Add F to your projects.  Some ideas are: Floral, Flowers, Friends, Furry Friends or Ferns.

So 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.

3D, Blog Host, Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Social Stamping – Hearts

Image may contain: textHi ya, hope you have had a nice week?

I have, it was my Birthday this week, so I got spoilt with a few things, which was nice.   And also got a few sweet cards in the mail.

Hearts is the theme for Social Stamping this week.   I don’t use Hearts in my craft very often, but I thought I would give it a go.

The whole lock down thing is starting to ease – so this morning I was able to meet a friend for coffee at a local café in the Swan Valley.   We went to the Cottage Tea Rooms.   It’s a sweet old house converted into a café, with local arts and crafts for sale inside.   And would you believe they had loads of Heart elements on display.
Even the path outside had a Heart shaped crack in it!!!

 

I made a card using the new Flower for Every Season DSP on a Just Jade base.  IMG_1241

The Just Jade Twill ribbon is lovely and soft and has a nice shine to it too.

This week at work we Celebrated our CPU day (Computershare Day), which is a yearly Celebration.  This year they had a Talent Competition running and one of the categories was Arts and Craft.  So I decorated a Canvas for the Perth Office.

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To see some more Social Stamping – Heart projects, you can click on the Next button above to visit Siobhan Fitzsimmons Blog or follow this link to the main Social Stamping Blog post.

Blog Host, Kids Cards

Social Stamping – Animals

Image may contain: textI’m playing along with Kelly’s Social Stamping Blog Host – the theme is Animals.

To start with I was thinking, I wonder why Kelly decided on this theme.  And the more I thought about it, the more I realised that our animals (pets) have been our constant companions during the lock down / isolation period.

In our house, we have 2 animal companions.  They are Honey and Silver…….Can you tell which is which?

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When I say they are our constant companions – one of them follows me round everywhere.  She sits with me when I work, she sits with me when I craft, tries to sit with me when I’m cooking, having a shower or even going to the loo!!  In fact she sits so close to me I can barely move my chair!IMG_1218

I wonder how they are going to go (Honey in particular) when I go back to work?

Today, while Honey and I were crafting, we made a couple of Animal cards.
For the first one, I used the first Stampin Up Stamp Set, that I ever brought.
Wild About You.  Although I don’t used this Stamp Set much any more, I still love it!

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During the week I received this lovely Shaker card. IMG_1193
I really loved it and so decided to make my own Shaker Card.

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The Flamingo stamp set is called Fabulous Flamingo – another retired but loved stamp set. IMG_1226

Today’s cards have been full of colour and fun.   I’m looking forward to getting them in the post to someone on Monday.

Meanwhile, I will be going to look at the other Social Stamping Blogs.   To go to the next Blog you can click the Next button below., which will take you to Narelle Simm’s  Blog.  You can also check out all the Blogs here.

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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!