Friday, 21 October 2016

Big Thank You for JAI #334

Hello and welcome! Well, the move has finally happened and we've just spent our first night in the new home. The strangest thing is waking up in the middle of the night a little disorientated and once we have realised where we are, needing to turn lights on to find our way. But it will soon become the new normal for sure :-) Sally is a little anxious about it all but we will be going back to the empty one today and that will help her work out that the new place is home now.

Also new today is the challenge at Just Add Ink where Di has suggested a photo filled with school shapes and letter ideas for our crafting this week. The design team have all created such fabulous and varied cards so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and join us.

Here is the photo:

And here is my card:

What first jumped out at me from the photo were the large letter stamps and different typography elements so it seemed the perfect time to bring out the large text stamp in Thankful thoughts. The swirly shaped flowers represent the other swirly shapes on the table and the colours and there is the Hardwood background for the table itself. With all involved in the move, and such at least one thank you card has been needed so is perfect timing too :-)

Card stock: Dapper Denim, Whisper White
Ink: Dapper Denim, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate, Cucumber Crush
Stamps: Thankful Thoughts, Swirly Bird, Hardwood
Accessories: Big Shot, Swirly Scribbles Framelits, Basic Rhinestones
Non- SU: Stitched Rectangle Dies - Simon Says Stamp

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see the beautiful cards our lovely team has made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this fabulous photo for inspiration too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Yay!...Move complete..:0) Apart from unpacking all those
    Love you're interpretation of this weeks challenge Jan, the way you have used the elements is really lovely. xx

  2. I really love your take on this week's challenge, Jan; this is a beautiful card. All the best with settling quickly into your new home. xx

  3. Yippee for one part of the move for the unpacking and organizing. Poor Sally it might take a while for her to get used to the new place. Your card is lovely and a great take on the "inspiration photo". I am sure you know what I saw first (LOL: the old camera of course!). And you will be spending your first birthday in the new place too! :-)

  4. So glad the move went well Jan! I love the fresh feel you carried through your card. The little clusters of flowers are just a lovely way to dress up that big starring sentiment. xxx

  5. So happy to hear the move went well. Now you'll have lots of fun finding new homes for everything. I love the addition of the flowers, it really adds a feminine feel to your card, Jan. xx

  6. Love your card. I have just received Swirly Birds as a birthday gift from my mum. Thanks for the inspiration on how to use it!