Friday, 20 February 2015

Just Add "Thank You"

Welcome to another fabulous Friday :-) Today the heat returns so the tomatoes in the garden will be happy but the doggie best mates won't be so impressed at no evening Park meeting. So we might have to take Sally over to visit earlier. We are pretty spoilt to have a key to Monty's yard and now as Sally is regaining her strength after several rounds  (and $$$$!!) of surgery they are now able to enjoy a "play date" again.
 Over the last four years they would play/ tease each other all day if they could and it has been a long time coming but to see them both so happy again - after 10 months -  it is what we dared to hope for. Their vigorous play "like the old days"as Monty's Mum observed is so heartwarming to watch! These are two best friends that when parted for more than a day or so get depressed and so it has been a hard road for both of them  - they've had to get by with kisses through the gate :-) So we are so grateful to the many people involved in getting Sally back on her feet quite literally.

So how appropriate is the Theme Challenge this week at  Just Add Ink?  Patrice has suggested to "Just AddThank You" and the Team have created a wonderful variety of cards to inspire you so do take a moment to pop on over and check them out won't you :-)

Here is my card:

 It uses a new technique for me thanks to a card class that aims to make a repeated die cut  the feature of a Clean and Simple card. So for this I used the Scallop Border Die from the Adorning Accents pack and then when I had them held in place with some Post it Notes, sponged a light ombre-ish panel to highlight part them a little more and try and give a water / sky effect for the little pink butterfly to flutter above. I'm not sure that it doesn't look a bit like a blue building here but that was the aim ;-)

The butterfly was stamped and then coloured with Melon Mambo Blendie markers…a few random pieces of bling and all done! 

Card stock: Whisper White
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Momento Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo Blendabilities Markers
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Papillon Potpourri
Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Dies (Retired), Basic Rhinestones

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have a moment to pop over to Just Add Ink and be ready to be inspired by all the wonderful creations from the Team this week and I look forward to seeing what you will create for this challenge too :-)

And just in case there is any doubt -Sally (black Lab) is still the boss too :-)

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Gorgeous card Jan. Love that technique! Never saw it and will definitely be trying it soon.
    So good to see Sally and her friend enjoying themselves. Very rewarding for you I am sure. Take care. Hope you are not close to that cyclone.... stay safe. :-)

  2. Ooh loving that technique Jan - it is so effective!! The scallops really add to the floaty feeling your graduated blue block gives which of course is what you want for a butterfly!

  3. Oh Jan, Sally looks so happy. What a lovely heartwarming story (with a happy ending too). I love this technique. It is new to me too. Thank you for sharing it.

  4. that is just a fab idea-i love it so going to case it ;)

  5. Love this technique Jan, I haven't seen it before but will definitely be trying it myself. A really lovely card!

    Nice to see the puppies playing together again. x

  6. Great card, Jan. Interesting technique have to give it a try. The card looks amazing, simple & elegant.-Katerina