Friday, 5 April 2019

Cafe Happiness for JAI #451

Happy Friday everyone and welcome! We are into April already and the year seems to be passing so quickly. This weekend marks the end of Daylight Savings and although I'm sure we will all enjoy the Sunday morning sleep in, it also is a sign that Winter is inevitably coming. It's also the start of school hols again here in Victoria... they too seem to be coming more quickly than ever πŸ˜€

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But don't worry, we have just the challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week to keep you creative before those who are heading off to Auckland get going. Jo has suggested this very pretty Inspiration Photo challenge for us all to use. Take whatever jumps out at you from the image and we'd love to see what you create! Our lovely design team has made a beautiful and varied collection of projects to inspire you so I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over to have a peek.

I used to be so intimidated by Photo Challenges but now I think I'm more comfortable in going with what first jumps out at me about it. Sometimes it's more, sometimes less but that first thing seems to be the key for me. How do you approach them?? This time for me it was the blackboards and the Cafe/Restaurant sign - and of course I couldn't ignore the pretty colours and flowers!!

The blackboard frame uses the Wood Textures DSP - if I was to make this again, I'd layer this onto card stock for more dimension. The blackboard itself is cut with Stitched Squares (SSS) Framelits and some Craft ink is dabbed over to give the effect of an old and dusty board. 

The flowers are of course from Vibrant Vases - coloured with Blends and then fussy cut and filled with tiny pearls.😊The Coffee Cafe bundle provides the realistic coffee cup and lid.

Card Stock: Basic Black, Mint Macaron, Powder Pink, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures Stack
Stamps: Coffee Cafe, Vibrant Vases
Inks: Versamark, Momento Tuxedo Black, White (Craft), Lovely Lipstick. 
Blends: Lovely Lipstick combo, Pink Pirouette (dark), Spruce combo
Accessories: Big Shot, Simple Stripes EF, Coffee Cup Framelits, White EP, Basic Pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you have a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink  and see the inspiration all the design team has created for you and I look forward to seeing what you will create from this super pretty Inspiration Photo too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Just perfect Jan! I love the inspiration features you've used to create this funky card. That coffee bundle is very under used (IMO!). Kelly x

  2. Oh, wow, this is so cool, Jan! Your blackboard looks amazing, and then flowers are a great finishing touch.

  3. The blackboard is a fantastic idea Jan! Lovely texture too~