Friday, 20 October 2017

Joy To The World for JAI #382


Happy Friday everyone and welcome :-) It's been a week where Melbourne's four seasons in one day reputation has been on show once again. We've had everything from thunder storms and rain to a Spring heatwave - and plenty of drama in between. 



But at last it's Friday and we have a new challenge at  Just Add Ink. This week we have a very elegant and pretty colour combination for you from Patrice. You are welcome to add more neutrals or some metallics to complete your projects too and our lovely design team had a lot of fun with this and we hope that you will too :-)


I actually found this to be more of a challenge than I expected and tried several different themes before this one.  Fresh Fig is the only In Colour that I hadn't used until now and I'm sure that was part of it but that is where challenges are good to take you outside of your comfort zone a little  :-)


Whilst the sentiment stamp is all in line, it is easy to seperate the words with masking.


Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Fresh Fig, Vellum, Silver Glimmer
Ink: Fresh Fig
Stamps: Home For Christmas
Accessories: Big Shot, Hometown Greetings Thinlits, Starlight thinlits, Silver Faceted Gems, Metallic Sequins Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the amazing cards from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with these gorgeous colours too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Eclectic Hugs


 Hello, just popping in on this beautiful Sunday morning to share another card :-) It was made using last week's Just Add Ink sketch and you can see my original post with more on that here.


This was the first card I made with last week's sketch and it went in the mail pretty quickly. When you can't give a hug in person, sending a card version has to be the next best thing we can do. The design is purposefully CAS and I even resisted the urge to add the odd sequin this time, wanting the simple flower and "hugs" to be centre stage.


Doesn't the glitzy gold gem look as though it was made for this flower centre :-)


Card stock: Whisper White (Thick and standard), Night of Navy, Gold Foil
Ink: Tempting Turquoise (stamped off once), Lemon lime Twist, Emerald Envy
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Lovely Word thinlits, Falling Petals EF (retired), Eclectic Layers Framelits, Night of Navy Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon, Gold Faceted Gems.

Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to hug the ones you love!

Jan

Friday, 13 October 2017

Here Comes Santa Paws for JAI #381


Happy Friday and welcome! It's been a week of changing weather, some warmish days amongst thunderstorms and rain and the Spring allergies seem to be in full force. Melbourne is certainly trying to keep it's famous Four Seasons in One Day reputation. But the Summer veggie seedlings are in and we are looking forward to harvest already :-)


It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week we have a fun Choose Two option for you to use in your projects suggested by me so I hope you can enjoy it :-) You can choose two of either Embossing Paste, Colouring or Sequins and our lovely design team have created such wonderful projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and hopefully join us :-)


For my card, I started by water colouring the middle of the background and when it was dry I added some embossing paste with Dazzling Diamonds glitter mixed through to the top and bottom using one of the Seasonal Patterns masks.  Then Santa Paws was coloured with Copics and fussy cut - and of course "she" had to be black as we tend to dress Sally the Lab in a Santa's helpers Elf suit every year to deliver a hamper to our favourite vets - not that she loves dress ups but she puts up with it LOL!

The sleigh is from Santa's Sleigh and is die cut from both Diamond and Red Glimmer paper. The presents are stamped on DSP and easily fussy cut. It is all so more sparkly in real life :-)


As for Santa's Elf, she doesn't seem so enthused this year - in fact she seems to be giving me "the  look" maybe she knows we are a tad early :-)


Card stock: Real Red, Basic black, Red Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Designer Series Paper:- Retired pieces used for presents.
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Santa Paws, Santa's Sleigh
Accessories:Big Shot, Santa's Sleigh thinlits, Seasonal Patterns Masks, Embossing Paste, White Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Basic Rhinetones
Non SU: Watercolor Paper (TH), Copics for colouring Santa- C3, C5, C7, R27,R37

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you have a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink to see all the fabulous inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with these fun options this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan




Friday, 6 October 2017

Eclectic Flowers and Words for JAI #380

Hello, it's Friday again and the end of another week. We've had a rather busy one but it has been lovely to see the start of Daylight Savings as it is a sign of warmer weather to come.
We have had a few lovely days and that just makes us yearn for more :-)

We have a lovely CAS sketch this week at Just Add Ink designed by Narelle. Our design team have all created a fabulous array of projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and join us.


I really enjoyed using this sketch and this is the second of two cards that I made with it this week.
In keeping with the CAS sketch design, I kept the rest of the card elements quite CAS too. Turning again to my favourite stamp set in this year's catalogue, Oh So Eclectic, I added a little texture with ribbon, the embossing folder and the frame over the flower and a mix of bright and lighter colours.



Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Berry Burst, Gold Foil
Inks: Lemon Lime Twist, Sweet Sugarplum, Emerald Envy
Stamps: Oh So Eclectic
Accessories: Big Shot, Lovely Words Thinlits, Eclectic Layers Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Pretty Petals EF(retired), Gold Faceted Gems, Berry Burst Finely Woven Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the lovely inspiration from the rest of out team and I look forward to seeing what you will make with this really versatile sketch too.

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 29 September 2017

It's Your Day for JAI #379


Happy Friday and welcome! The best time of year is just about to start - Daylight Savings starts this weekend here in Australia!! In Melbourne, Spring still seems to be of two minds whether it is staying or not. We've had one or 2 days of warmish sunshine but the mornings are definitely lighter that's for sure :-)


This week at Just Add Ink we have a fabulous Inspiration Photo for us all to use in our projects, suggested by Kelly. It is full of the joy of Summer and you can use whatever details from it that inspires you. It could be the colours, the shapes, and of course the drinks theme. Our lovely design team have created such a great variety of projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look and maybe join us :-)


As soon as I saw the photo, I knew I wanted to go with the strawberry punch idea and put it in a Mason Jar which is so popular at kids parties these days. As I don't own the Sharing the Sweet Treats stamp set yet,  it involved using a combination of stamps to get a similar effect - Jar of Love and the strawberries are from Cool Treats. Of course the jar needed a copper lid, and vellum creates a realistic looking straw - using the Coffee Cafe framelits.


This background is another "smooshing" watercolour - this time only using the one colour. And as it looks as thought there are a few splashes, it also inspired the fun sentiment :-)




Card stock: Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Tasty Treats (retired)
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Real Red, Pool Party, Tranquil Tide, Versamark
Stamps: Jar of Love, Cool Treats, Happy Birthday Gorgeous, Alphabet Labeller
Accessories: Big Shot, Coffee Cups Framelits, Everyday Jars Framelits, Copper EP, Copper Metallic Thread, Metallic Sequin Assortment

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration our lovely team have made for you and maybe you might like to "make a splash" and join with us too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

Friday, 22 September 2017

Happy Daisy Birthday for JAI #378


Happy Friday everyone and welcome :-) This week has really seemed to fly. We have had brief sightings of the sun but Spring seems to be still coming...maybe by next week :-)


This week at Just Add Ink, Di has challenged us to Just Add Texture to our cards. There are many ways in which you can add texture - embossing paste, embossing folders, 3D elements and much more. There are so many choices and our lovely team have created a great variety so inspire you so I hope you can take a look and join us.


I have a whole heap of birthdays coming up so it was the ideal time to make another feminine birthday card. For texture, I've added some woodgrain, embossing paste and powder, ribbon, 3D punched items, sequins...yes I had a bit of a field day :-)


The whiteness of the Embossing Paste allows it to add texture without it taking over the whole background.


This one actually came together in a bit of a hurry as I had made another card for this challenge and then during a late Pinterest search I came across a card so similar to the one I'd just made it looked as though I had Cased it so I went back into the craft room and this was the result. 

You can see the original card I made below and the one it looks like I Cased here. We are many of us all creating using the same products so I guess it happens that people on two different sides of the world come up with the same card - good taste you might say - but it was a big surprise! I was trying to think out of the box by adding scoring instead of Paste....Vicki must've had a similar thought :-)





Card stock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Designer Series Paper: Woodgrain Stack
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Daisy Delight, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Access: Daisy Punch, Embossing Paste, Gold EP, Burlap Ribbon, Metallic Sequin Assortment, Gold Faceted Gems

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous inspiration from our lovey design team and I look forward to see what you will create with this fun theme too!

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan



Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Kylie's International Project Highlights September 2017


Hello, happy Wednesday to you and welcome! This is my second time playing along as part of Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights with lovers of Stampin Up from all around the world. This month the theme is Sympathy You can see the gallery on Kylie's blog here and if you feel inclined you can vote for me - the top 10 winners get to take part in a Blog Hop so it is another opportunity for inspiration :-)

It is a really sad time when our friends and family lose someone they love. Being able to let them know that we are thinking of them and have taken time to make them a special card is a privilege to be able to do.



It is always much easier to make a card for any occasion when you have a recipient in mind - even Sympathy cards. Knowing the person and family involved and what they like makes for a personalised card that hopefully will bring some comfort. Sadly, this card will soon be needed- to celebrate a very lovely family friend who amongst other things has sent me many cards over the years. Pink is a family favourite colour and the beautiful Rose Wonder seemed the perfect image to colour.



The image from Rose Wonder was White embossed onto Water color paper and then coloured using an Aqua Painter and Ink Pads. Then it was added over the pretty texture of the Layered Leaves embossing folder. I really wanted to keep this soft and clean but it needed a little bling to the rose centre and I couldn't resist this pretty gem :-)




Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Kylie's Blog and check out the fabulous gallery and vote for all of your favourites :-)


Card stock: Whisper White (thick and standard), Watercolor Paper, Gold Foil
Inks: Powder Pink, Pear Pizzaz, Garden Green, Versamark
Stamps: Rose Wonder
Accessories: Big Shot, Rose Garden Thinlits, Layered Leaves Dynamic EF, Gold EP, Gold Faceted Gems, Subtle Enamel Shapes.