Friday, 12 June 2015

Just Add Colour - JAI # 266


One of the lovely things about sunny days in Winter is that  best mates Sally the Black Lab and Monty the blonde Golden Retriever can enjoy a bit of rough play. We haven't seen Monty at the Park this week -  we're staying out of the cold as Sal is a bit stiff and due for her anti- inflam injection and a check up with the Surgeon - she had a tumour removed from behind her Right knee last Dec that was benign. So with the sun shining bright we popped in to see him and were greeted very warmly - she got her customary paw to the head as she skipped through the gate on her way to check if he'd left her any of his breakfast…..which he had!! But soon he had her attention and the play was on!

And very deserving of YOUR full attention is the wonderful colour challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week the lovely Nikki has suggested a gorgeous Colour challenge for you. The Team have been busy creating some amazing cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and have a look :-) 


Aren't these such gorgeous colours? And so many options!
Here is what I made:


My first thought when I saw these colours was how elegant the combination seemed and so I wanted to  explore that angle. I had seen a lovely idea for a greeting panel by Teneale Williams using the now retired Label Framelits and decided that would work well here. The flower and leaves are part of the Crazy About You stamp set - I hadn't looked much further than the words before either - lots of fussy cutting :-)


Card stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Inks: Pink Pirouette, Versamark
Stamps: Crazy About You, Four You (retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Label Framelits, Gold EP, Subtles Candy Dots

Thanks for stopping by today - I hope you have a moment to pop by Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful creations the Team have made to inspire you this week - showing some new products too!! And I look forward to seeing what your interpretation of these beautiful colours are :-)

In the meantime, here are a couple of photos from earlier today. Monty is 5yrs Sally's junior although you'd be hard pressed to know it - she is still the boss :-) They "met" four years ago at the local Park and quickly became the best of friends playing together every evening. Since then they both get quite miserable if they don't see each other for a few days - poor Monty went off his food when she had her surgery and we were asked to pop over so they could say hello through the gate! The day they could see each other again without the gate in-between was pretty special both for dogs and owners :-) These days she can't play as long but he doesn't seem to mind as long as she gives him her attention and some kisses - they play rough but there is no doubt they adore each other :-)
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Monty, so happy to see her he is running around like a crazy puppy!

She's smaller but still taller - not bad for an 11year old :-)


Life is good - two happy mates will both sleep well tonight :-)

Happy stamping until next time,

Jan











19 comments:

  1. Love your card Jan! Love the dark navy background with the layers of gold. The layers of that flower look fantastic. Very well worth the fussy cutting! Looks like Sally had a fabulous day out!

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    1. Thanks so much Rochelle :-) And yes, Sally slept like a log later lol!

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  2. Hi Jan. Your pretty pink flower adds a very pretty pop to the elegant gold navy. I like the gold flower centre & other gold embossing. The shaped section really works to support it too. How lovely to see your puppies playing. We have 2 mad & sometimes v naughty furries that keep us entertained too.
    Hugs, D

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    1. Thanks so much Di! Yes, the furry friends playing are such a happy sight - Sal's off to see the Specialist about her knee again today so fingers crossed.. :-)

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  3. What a fab way to frame up your sentiment Jan - it's very elegant. The lovely layered bloom you put together is all the dressing it needed too! x

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  4. Stunning card, Jan. I love your greeting panel and the embossed gold leaves behind your pretty layered flower looks terrific.

    I love your puppy pics. They look so happy to be playing together. I wish my Lilli had a play mate. x

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    1. Thank you so much Patrice :-) I'm sure the right play mate will come along for Lilli - I've found they can be picky about their friends - neither Sally or Monty play the same with other dogs :-) xx

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  5. Love your clean and elegant design Jan, beautifully balanced and oh so classy! xx

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    1. Thank you very much Nikki - it was a fabulous colour challenge, thank you for suggesting ! xx

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  6. Jan, I saw one of your cards over on Pinterest, so came over and joined your blog! Your doggie pics are so cute and amazing for an 11 year old.

    This card is just stunning, I love it!!

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    1. Oh wow!! Thank you so much AJ :-) Thats so lovely to hear - thanks for taking the time to come over and leave a comment too! x

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  7. Hi Jan, the Monty and Sally story is so cute - I can see how happy they both are to be playing together. Just lovely.
    stunning card Jan - I love how they sentiment panel shape points to the floral image. Chantell x x

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    1. Thanks so much Chantell - yes, the dogs play has brought many happy moments for us over the years - we have walked and coffee'd and taken both to the the beach together with Monty's owners and its been lovely for all of us. xx

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  8. My goodness, you totally rocked the colour challenge this week, your card is spectacular!! I'm so in love with the flower and love how you embossed the leaves behind it. Its the perfect card! So lovely to see the dogs together, they look so happy. We have a nearly 4yr old Golden Retriever called Bella. Since she was a puppy we looked after a friends Goldie called Oscar (9yrs old) whenever the owner went away. They were instantly friends and loved each others company, wrestling for hours on the lawn and digging for rats together. His owner went overseas just over a year ago and we said we would take him. He stayed with us for 7 mths and then the owners son said he would take him. Bella was heartbroken (as we all were) and moped for months. Its been 6 mths since then and she is better now but we all miss him terribly. He is on Stewart Island now and we will probably never see him again. Would love to get her another companion but you never know if they will have the same friendship. Luckily she gets a lot of love from us!!

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    1. Thank you very much Shona!! Oh no!! That's so sad - it's one thing to see the dogs happy but so heart breaking when one moves away!! I think the key for them finding a friend is they are the opposite sex - as less competition over who is top dog ... and an age difference seems to work for us - the younger one keeps the older one young :-) Sally was adopted from a Shelter, previously she had been abused and was incredibly depressed and frightened of everything but esp of men at first - Monty and his family (as well as a lot of love from us of course!) helped draw out the happy, relaxed girl we now know and love xx

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  9. Such an elegant card, Jan! The greeting panel it's gorgeous, stylish, wow factor!!
    Amazing photos of Sally & Monty too! Happiness caught in photos always lovely to see -katerina

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    1. Thank you so much Katerina!!

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  10. Oh wow- this is just gorgeous! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how you've used these colours Jan - so striking!

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