Friday, 13 April 2018

A Little Wild for JAI #404

Hello and welcome :-) It's Friday again and the first week of the school holidays has whizzed by and it's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.

This week, Di has suggested that we Just Add....a Shaker to our projects this week. Such a fun challenge! A chance to make something interactive and get out your sequins and beads and anything else you'd like to add that will shake. The design team as always have created gorgeous cards to inspire you so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and have a look and join us!

I decided it was well overdue that I made a baby card ( yes, pun included, lol!!) So here I used the  sweet elephant from A Little Wild and coloured him lightly with Copics and used the Colour Lifter to help with shading.

To add to the celebratory feel, I also stamped some balloons and used Silver Metallic Thread to anchor them behind the elephant. A little bow on his trunk and a little box for him to stand on and it was time to put everything together.

The shaker window is created using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and is filled with Iridescent sequins. A few sequins found a home outside the window and some silver sequin trim matches the thread used too.

Card stock: Pool Party, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: Bermuda Bay, Powder Pink, Pool Party, Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: A Little Wild, Balloon Adventures
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Window Sheets, Foam Adhesive Strips, Iridescent Sequins, White EP, Silver sequin strim, Tombow, Balloon Bouquet Punch
Non SU : Copic Markers - C1, C3, R00, Colour Lifter

So don't forget to pop by Just Add Ink and see all the fabulous cards our lovely team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you use as your shaker card inspiration this week!

A big thanks to everyone for your kindness too regarding losing my best furry friend, Sally. This last week I have had the privilege of welcoming my first foster - little Honey Balfour.  She is a 16 month old Kelpie/ Lab gorgeous girl available for adoption from Victorian Dog Rescue.  She has such a cute and expressive face and is a real sweet heart. She's settling in very well and is a pleasure to have around.

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Your card is the cutest Jan. I love the soft colours and gorgeous colouring of the elephant. Hello to Honey!! She's just divine! Kelly x

  2. Aww, how sweet! This is a fabulous new baby card, coloured so beautifully!

  3. Totally adorable baby card Jan! I love the soft colours and how you set up your scene with your elephant ground on the sentiment box :) xxx

  4. Such an adorable baby card. I love how your little elephant is standing up on a box and holding balloons! Good luck with finding Honey a new home. I am classed as a foster fail, I have three dogs now, two of which I was "just fostering"!!

  5. Your card is adorable, Jan. I love your colour choices, & your copic colouring is perfect. Honey is beautiful. I don't think I could foster as I'd want to keep all the puppies! x

  6. Awwwwwww I don't know which is cuter, your adorable card or Honey?!?! I love your super sweet card, Jan. That teeny weeny little bow on the Elephants trunk, is just the sweetest thing since....Honey! Smooches to you both xoxo