Friday, 21 August 2015

Celebrate Balloons JAI #276

At long last the days are definitely getting a little warmer as well as longer and it has been lovely to be able to enjoy some sunshine this week. Sally the Lab and her doggie Park friends are all getting a little bit "frisky" as the Spring air arrives - pollens and all!

This week at Just Add Ink we have a new fun challenge for you  - to "Just add a card for Males" suggested by me :-) Our wonderful Team have created truly fabulous cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look :-)

Here is my card:

Some people I know find cards for males quite a challenge - funnily enough for me, they are my favourite cards to make. Although this particular one took a little longer than usual to come together ( I'll blame the cold and flu tabs lol). Everyone has their own formula - I quite like to keep male cards reasonably clean although I'm not adverse to a metallic sequin or three  - here to go with the Silver Foil greeting and embossing :-) What do you like to create for males that is different - or similar - to your female cards?


Card stock: Pacific Point, Whisper White (Thick and ordinary), Tangerine Tango, Silver Foil, Vellum
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack
Inks: Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Versamark
Stamps: Celebrate Today, Crazy About You
Accessories: Big Shot, Greeting Thinlits, Balloon Framelits, Silver EP, Triple Banner Punch, Brights Sequins assortment, Basic Grey Thick Twine

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 male cards the Team have made to inspire you this week and we look forward to seeing what you will create for the males in your life this week too!!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. I like your formula Jan - clean with a little subtle shine. It works beautifully here. The bright colours are perfect for the balloons and I love the metallic sentiment! x

  2. A great formula if you ask me! My kind of style...clean! We can't be love doing male cards?! Or opposites attract and we make an awesome team! Yes, let's go with that, I could not, not be friends with Jan!! LOL
    A fabulous card as always Jan, love the clean lines and the bit of metallic is perfect. Lou xo

    1. LOL so funny Lou - friends of course :-) Maybe I should explain why I like male cards? They helped me to become clean ( in style!!) back in the day when Rev Up the Fun and Silver Foil were new I found these went together and I was away and even won my first challenge ( JAI,) Tho it does seem a little harder now with less Guy stamps available ( so miss Rev) but am hoping some more may come soon xo

  3. Gorgeous card Jan! Fun & vibrant & masculine!!! Love the colours & especially the sentiment! Exactly what males like to hear!!!-Katerina

  4. I'm certainly a fan of your formula for masculine cards, Jan. This is so fun, and I love the vibrant colours of your balloons with the glitz (can I call it that on a masculine card?) of silver and sequins. x

  5. The sequins are a great addition Jan and l'm definitely with you on the CAS formula for guy's...Love those colours and thanks for a fun challenge. xx

  6. Great card Jan, I love the Silver Foil "Cheers". I love doing male cards