Friday, 29 July 2016

Spring is Coming for JAI #322

Hello  and a very happy Friday to you! This week has really flown. The Winter bugs are definitely in full flight and that has certainly put a bit of a damper on things but hopefully over the worst of it now. Just in time to enjoy a little ease from the chilly temperatures.

And also just in time for your weekend, we have a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Rochelle has suggested beautiful colours for us all to use in our projects. Our lovely Team have put up fabulous cards to inspire you so I do hope you can pop on over and take a look.

Here are the colours:

And here is my card:

Truth be told,  I was a bit scared by these colours at first  -  I hadn't yet tried using the new Sweet Sugarplum ....but then I fell in love with the new Thoughtful  Branches stamp set and of course it's perfect colours for a cherry tree in blossom isn't? It was such fun to see that it goes so well with Chocolate Chip and I might just have to show this neglected colour some more love!!
There is a little gold in the embossing of the sentiments and a scattering of sentiments - hopefully it is ok as a neutral :-)
The "Spring "is the new Labeller Alphabet - stamped onto Vanilla card and then cut out and pieced together. Today is the 29th of July - so only 2 days and one month to go till Spring is here - yay!! 

We really have had a true "Winter" this year - cold, wet and blustery! Some in the Northern Hemisphere might say that without snow we have gotten off lightly - that's true! It is the wind that has made it seem tough - as a Radio announcer in (Wellington) NZ used to say: "it's a lazy wind - it goes straight through you!" 
This card is off to NZ - to a lovely friend in hospital who is having a harder time than expected post surgery (and she's a purple fan) so hopefully this will help cheer her a little too :-)

Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Ink: Sweet Sugarplum, Chocolate Chip, Blushing Bride, Versamark
Stamps: Thoughtful Branches, Sunshine Sayings, Hearts A Flutter (Retired)
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, Hearts a Flutter Framelits,  Gold EP, Subtles Enamel Shapes, Metallic Sequins Assortment, Dimensionals, Snail

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful inspiration from our team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with these beautiful colours this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Beautiful card with this bundle Jan! I have started playing with mine too..... sorry to hear you seem to be a bit under the weather. Hope you get better soon. I have barely been on the internet, just quickly. Had a lot of company and then Rusty got "skunked" poor thing. He still is not smelling too too good even after several baths and 'treatments'. I guess next week will be time of a near-shave. Take care...xo

    1. Goodness, skunking sounds terrible! Poor fellow, hope he feels (and smells!) a lot better soon! I'm sure Sally would join him in chasing a skunk - she'd be expecting to say hello to it. Poor Rusty xx

  2. Beautiful card, Jan. Looking forward to spring too. - Katerina

  3. This is delightful Jan! I love the spring scene you created - the colour really does make me think of cherry blossoms! Love your message too perfect to lift up the spirits of your friend :) xxx

  4. LOL, lazy wind! Love it! I love your card too. I was the same with Sweet Sugarplum, but now I think it will be a favourite colour.

  5. This is such a beautiful card Jan. I have ordered this set. Just waiting for it to arrive. Can't wait.

  6. Wow, Jan. I absolutely love your card. Sweet sugarplum is THE perfect colour for this lovely tree. I do love your little gold touches. xx

  7. LOVE! You are really making me rethink this set Jan. It works so beautifully with this weeks colours and the balance of them is just perfect. xx

  8. Oh my goodness, I have to case this, Jan. Totally agree the the tree looks so great with the colours & the clean white background helps all the gorgeousness to pop. I hope Spring appears much sooner than later too.
    Hugs, D