Friday, 13 October 2017

Here Comes Santa Paws for JAI #381

Happy Friday and welcome! It's been a week of changing weather, some warmish days amongst thunderstorms and rain and the Spring allergies seem to be in full force. Melbourne is certainly trying to keep it's famous Four Seasons in One Day reputation. But the Summer veggie seedlings are in and we are looking forward to harvest already :-)

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink and this week we have a fun Choose Two option for you to use in your projects suggested by me so I hope you can enjoy it :-) You can choose two of either Embossing Paste, Colouring or Sequins and our lovely design team have created such wonderful projects to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and hopefully join us :-)

For my card, I started by water colouring the middle of the background and when it was dry I added some embossing paste with Dazzling Diamonds glitter mixed through to the top and bottom using one of the Seasonal Patterns masks.  Then Santa Paws was coloured with Copics and fussy cut - and of course "she" had to be black as we tend to dress Sally the Lab in a Santa's helpers Elf suit every year to deliver a hamper to our favourite vets - not that she loves dress ups but she puts up with it LOL!

The sleigh is from Santa's Sleigh and is die cut from both Diamond and Red Glimmer paper. The presents are stamped on DSP and easily fussy cut. It is all so more sparkly in real life :-)

As for Santa's Elf, she doesn't seem so enthused this year - in fact she seems to be giving me "the  look" maybe she knows we are a tad early :-)

Card stock: Real Red, Basic black, Red Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Designer Series Paper:- Retired pieces used for presents.
Inks: Tempting Turquoise, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Santa Paws, Santa's Sleigh
Accessories:Big Shot, Santa's Sleigh thinlits, Seasonal Patterns Masks, Embossing Paste, White Embossing Powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Basic Rhinetones
Non SU: Watercolor Paper (TH), Copics for colouring Santa- C3, C5, C7, R27,R37

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you have a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink to see all the fabulous inspiration from the design team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with these fun options this week too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Too cute, Jan. Both the puppy on your card, & gorgeous Sally puppy giving you 'the look'. I love the way you've split your background into three panels, it gives extra interest & texture - just lovely. x

  2. This is so pretty Jan. Love your colouring! (Did your order the Blends yet?.... I got them with my So happy to see Sally? Will message you a bit later. xo

  3. It's gorgeous Jan! I love the glittery snow and the glittery sleigh and your pooch is adorable and looks so happy perched on the presents. Sally not so ;) She does have a bit of a resigned "Really Mum' look. xxx

  4. Super cute card Jan. I love the proud puppy guarding the stash on the sleigh. Awesome use of colour (as always!). Kelly x

  5. Sally is just the cutest elf! Loving the fun whimsical style of your card Jan...Very cute! xx

  6. Aww! So cute! Your colouring is gorgeous, and I love the dotty background.

  7. How cute! Your colouring is gorgeous, and I know that your embossing paste looks AMAZING in real life with the Dazzling Diamonds! xx