Friday, 17 January 2020

JAI #488.....Celebrate Just Add Ink 10th Birthday Blog Hop!





Hello everyone and welcome to a very special Just Add Ink challenge!!
For our first challenge of 2020 we are celebrating 10 years of JAI challenges and also reaching 1000+ followers. Both are such wonderful milestones to achieve and we are so grateful to everyone who has contributed along the way. From our inspirational challenge creators and previous design team members to you, our weekly participants. We hope to continue to inspire you to join with us in the years ahead.

You may have arrived here from the lovely Kim Badelt's blog and her stunning project or be beginning the Blog Hop here. Welcome!! You can continue to hop around the team's projects using the Next button's at the bottom of each post and we hope that you will be inspired to join with us this week. The theme for this week's challenge is "Celebrate".
As part of our milestone celebrations the design team are offering prizes. Our Top Pick & Honourable Mentions will receive a special gift.  We'll be choosing some other entries to receive a little something also - to be eligible all you have to do is leave a comment on each of the blogs along the hop - 14 stops in total. Prizes include stamp sets, card kits, embossing folders, ribbons, rhinestones, handmade cards/tags....


For my card I decided to create a Birthday card in honour of the Celebratory theme this week!
I used stamps to colour both the blooms and leaves of the Painted Poppies set and also to create the background.


This was my first play with the Painted Poppies set and although there are dies for the blooms, I decided to fussy cut them as well to reduce the amount of white border on the edges and allow the colours to really pop.


Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying seeing the first Just Add Ink challenge of the year and design team BlogHop. Now it is time to Hop on over to see Rachael and her fabulous projects that I know you will love. See you again soon!



Card stock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Basic Black
Designer Series Paper: 6x6 DSP Sampler (Salabration)
Inks: Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Old Olive, Garden Green, Versamark
Stamps: Painted Poppies, Peaceful Moments
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Scissors, White EP, Iridescent Sequins.


Happy stamping until next time,

Jan

20 comments:

  1. Very pretty Jan - I'm just loving these poppies...mine are being well used. Chantell xx

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    1. Thanks so much Chantell, yes this set is a pleasure to use it's so versatile! xx

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  2. Love all the layering of your design and the colours used to create your card

    Ali P

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    1. Thank you so much Ali for taking the time to leave such encouraging words. xx

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  3. Love your tip about fussy cutting. The effect is well worth the extra effort.

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    1. Thank you so much Bonnie, for your kind words and I'm glad you liked the tip too! xx

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  4. A lovely floral card Jan, very pretty colours and design and a big congrats to you and the JAI team on 10 years -- yeah celebrate!! Robyn

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    1. Yay! Thank you Robyn! Yes, 10 years is a long time in weekly challenges! I have had the pleasure of being part of the team for half that time and am so grateful to all the ladies for their friendship. xx

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  5. Very pretty Jan! I love the offset of the top panel! Lovely and summery! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Helen for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment! xx

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  6. Lovely poppy card Jan. So love the alternative poppy colours. ��

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    1. Thank you very much Andrea for popping by and your lovely and encouraging comment - I do love a bit of pink so was fun to see how these blooms might look in Mambo! xx

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  7. I think we were on a similar wavelength with our cards this week Jan, your card is beautiful! xx

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  8. Wow... Flower-Power with lovely colours! Wonderful done!

    PS: Please visit my special Challenge at DAK and play with us: https://do-allkreatives.blogspot.com/2020/01/australian-challenge.html

    Doris
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  9. I just love your spray of beautiful flowers and leaves Jan (and I'm with you - it's easier to fussy cut sometimes!) So happy to join in with JAI's celebrations - what amazing milestones! Vicky x

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  10. I'm loving seeing the poppies in different colours - such a versatile set. I love the smudge of ink you've added to your background here. Yay for celebrations at JAI. xx

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  11. I love all the layers you have used, the card really pops. Thanks for sharing with us your gorgeous work.

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  12. Beautiful card Jan - love the pop of colours against the card base and DSP choices x

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  13. This is gorgeous!! I love the little peek of stripes out the sides. Such a cute touch.

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  14. Jan, I love your beautifully balanced cluster of flowers & foliage teamed with the pop the striped paper & bold base. A very happy card. Glad to be sharing our 5th anniversary on the team.
    Hugs, Di

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