Monday, 9 September 2013

Blog Resurrection!

It's been a long time since my last post but its Spring - my favourite time of year! So as the creative juices are starting to flow again I thought it might be time to resurrect this blog. It has had a little make over today :-) and I also hope to take part in some fun creative challenges.

So here we go...
Today's offering is for  Just Add Ink #183 
...and WOW! successfully posted image :-)
 If you don't have a Blog you can enter by email (details on their website) which is how I entered this week as wasn't sure if I'd have the blog working in time. 
This is my first ever Challenge entry and I look forward to seeing what others have made  and to be challenged to step outside my comfort zone

As always, all products used are from SU! unless otherwise mentioned.
For the background I used the Jumbo Wheel, Shop Around and sponged the edges with some Encore Silver ink.
The tags are created using the Chalk Talk Bundle - I used a marker to colour the Thank You and the same sized framelit as used for the swirl image to cut it and  a 1 3/8' circle punch to create the window which is layered with Dimensionals - of course! (yes, I tend to use a lot them!!)

Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Chalk Talk, Shop Around Jumbo Wheel
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Encore Silver
Accessories: Big Shot. Chalk Talk Framelits, Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Non-SU black rhinestones.

Well, its time to take my gorgeous Sally for her evening walk and play with her best friend, a blonde Golden Retriever some years younger than her called Monty. 
Here's a little picture of them before they launch into tumbling and rolling around :-)

Happy stamping until next time,


P.S Its been such a long time between posts... its quite interesting looking back!


  1. Love that background you've used on your card Jan, and Chalk talk is also one of my fave sets. Great card for the challenge. Carolyn x

  2. Thanks so much Carolyn and thanks also for your help :-)

  3. Wow, Jan, this is really beautiful! It's such a striking colour combination, and you've used it to great effect. So glad you could join us at Just Add Ink this week. :)

    1. Thanks so much Christine! Yes I love this colour combo and I've been in awe of JAI for some time so it's a thrill just to enter :-)

  4. Beautiful Jan, this card has a lovely vintage feel to it - which is great with such modern colours. Chantell JAI

  5. Thanks so much Chantell. I like trying to mix a bit of old and new and Shop Around is such a fun stamp :-)

  6. You've created such a lovely card Jan! I love the background stamping (I've got this jumbo wheel, but haven't even used it once! You've inspired me to give it a go soon) Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

  7. Great product combination Jan, love the bow/banner effect. Congrats on creating a great first challenge card..:0) and thank you for choosing Just Add Ink for it!

    1. Thanks so much Nikki, Just Add Ink has been an inspiration for some time so is great to finally give it a go. You are all such wonderful inspiration!

  8. Narelle, thanks so much for your comments! I have been a long time fan of your work ( and a little star struck :-) ) thanks again!