Friday, 5 June 2015

Just Add an Inspiration JAI #265

This morning started cool and crisp with some beautiful bright sunshine but by lunch time the clouds had swarmed in and released their icy rain. I think we might've just made our expected temperature of 10 degrees but probably not for long! I know it's only the first week of Winter officially but I am already so looking forward to Spring!!

So it is perfect that the challenge at Just Add Ink this week are some very cheery photos suggested by the lovely Rochelle! You can take whatever angle on these gorgeous photos that you like and the Team have made some awesome cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look.

Here are the photos:

What a wonderful party scene - fun and colourful balloons or elegant and black and white  and a fabulously dressed table!

For my card, I chose a mixture of the two photos for a masculine card. 
The balloons of course are the colour versions - and from the B&W…the silver balloon tails in the photos could be chevrons so I added silver text and bows and you might hopefully be able to see that the black background has some chevrons too? I don't  have any striped or dotty paper yet ( but its on it's way now lol!) - so used this Hexagon DSP and aligned it with the side of the card to replicate the effect of that gorgeous long table…

Card stock: Basic Black, Whisper white, Silver Foil
Designer Series Paper: Back to Black (retiring)
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Versamark
Stamps: Celebrate Today, Crazy About You
Accessories: Big Shot, Hello You Thinlits, Balloon Framelits, Chevron EF, Hexagon Punch, Black Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the wonderful creations the Team have made to inspire you this week - and I can't wait to see what you will create with these fun and cheery photos!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. OMGosh, Jan. We've had some awfully cold temperatures here in Canberra this past few days as well. Minus 7 one morning. I dislike Winter and can't wait for Spring - my favourite season of all for so many reasons.

    Great card, I love the big silver 'happy' and those gorgeous little silver bows. x

    1. Oh yes Patrice! I've been to Canberra in Winter - once :-) - and it reminded me very much of my NZ home of Nelson - both the surrounding hills and and yes, the freezing temperatures! Memories of walking to school over the frosty patches with numb feet and ears flooded back! Stay warm! xx

  2. your big bold balloons are so striking against the black base Jan, love the impact and touch of silver too. Xx
    I'm so with you on the spring thing, actually bring on summer l say..:0)

    1. Thanks so much Nikki - oh yes summer would be grand :-)xx

  3. What a wonderful fun creation Jan. I love how big and bright your balloons are against the patterned black background and the shiny silver touches you added. Super fun! x

  4. Great card Jan, and thank you very much for the matching one that arrived in my letter box. Love them both. Chantell x x

  5. What a striking card! Who said you can't have a fun colorful & wow masculine card!! It looks amazing Jan! - Katerina

  6. Your card for this week's challenge is just gorgeous Jan! Love those big bold balloons and the silver is just the perfect touch :)