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.

Challenges, Just Add Ink

JAI # 72 – Just Add Colouring

We are colour in at Just Add Ink this week……..there are loads and loads of things that can be done with colouring in.  I decided to take my inspiration this week from the Stampin Up Idea Books and Catalogues.

First I flicked through the Current Catty to find a colour combo.  It’s from pages 50 & 51 of the current Catty.  Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Baja Breeze.

Then I flicked through the 2007/2008 Catty to find a Layout on Page 95.   HINT: I keep all my old Catties – cause they are great to use for ideas and inspiration.  There are so many ideas to help get you started creating something new.

So here is the card that I came up with…….

I was amazed when colouring the flowers.  I used one colour – Concord Crush and an Aqua Painter.  I got such a range of colours from purple right through to pink!  Wicked!

To see the other DT members creations and to submit you entry visit Just Add Ink.

Stamp a Stack

Colourful Medallion Cards

Way back in May – I spent a huge 5 days crafting…..it was so much fun – I used an entire roll of double sided tape but had a ball.  Today I thought I would share a set of four cards that I did then.

The idea around these were to use the same colors, stamp sets and technique.  And I kinda was going for a “Man” card theme too.

So the colours are: More Mustard, Real Red, Night of Navy & Garden Green.

I’ve used the Medallion & Short & Sweet & Weathered Stamp sets.

Ohhhhh – Happy New Catalogue everyone!!  Yay it starts today!!

Card Classes, Challenges, Just Add Ink, Stamp a Stack

Just Add Ink # 29 Colour Challenge

It’s Colour Challenge time at Just Add Ink this week – and what great colours they are.


Officially it’s my week off Challenges this week – but I love doing the Challenges so much – I just had to have a go. 

I have put together 4 Cards here they are.


So you know what colours I have used.  The Stamp Sets are Wild About You, Sincere Salutations & Weathered.

Here’s the link to Just Add Ink so you can have a look at all the Challenge entries – and perhaps have a go yourself too.

Just Add Ink

JAI # 18 Sketch Challenge

Hello Stampers,

The Challenge at Just Add Ink this week is a Sketch Challenge.  So take a look at the Sketch below and have a go at creating something.  Remember you can flip it, rotate, stretch or shrink, add a few things here and there, as long as you use the sketch as your inspiration.  You can do a card, scrapbook layout or 3D project….it’s up to you.  Just have fun.

Here is the Sketch:

And here is the Card I did:

I just got my Medallion Stamp….and I must say it has been getting a work-out.  I’ve done heaps with it already.  I love the colours on this card…it is very bright and vibrant.

The Design Team have made some beautiful things using this sketch for inspiration – so go and check it out here.