Friday, 15 January 2021

Just Add Ink Blog Hop Challenge #537 Family!


Happy Friday and welcome everyone!! The festive holidays are over and the Summer is just starting to heat up here in Australia. So that must mean it's time to kick of the Just Add Ink Challenge year with a fun Blog Hop!!

For the first Just Add Ink challenge of 2021 we would like you to just add Family!
Over the last year it has been a time when family has been on our minds and hearts like no other. Spending time with, missing and worrying about family has been a huge thing for many. So this is a chance to create with family in mind and we hope that you will join us!!

And to inspire you, we have our annual JAI Design Team Blog Hop for you to enjoy and help get those creative juices going. You may have just arrived from the lovely Lou Kitzelman's  gorgeous project or you can start here and just click on the Next button at the end of each post. If you get lost along the way you can click on the Challenge graphic to be taken back to the JAI blog.

I have 3 gorgeous Niece's and one fab Nephew whose birthdays all fall in the first 4 months of the year and so January and February especially are full of family birthdays for us. This card is for one of the older girls - who all fall between 6 and about to be 10yrs.  I've used the Happy Dies as a basis for a fun shaker card. The only problem with using these dies to create a shaker card is that is cuts the portrait sides of the card stock. So you might be able to see where I carefully cut and added strips at the sides to hide the foam adhesive needed to contain the fun sprinkles. 

There is one Saleabration item used on this card too. Can you find it? It might be a little difficult to tell but I've used a page of Bermuda Bay from the Oh So Ombre DSP stack behind the top white layer. The simple block colouring allows a great contrast for the pinks of the shaker sprinkles.

Next you are off to see the lovely Joanne Stubbings and her fabulous project that I am sure you will love!
I hope you enjoy all the design team's projects along the way and I look forward to see what family projects you are inspired to create for this challenge. If you get lost just click on the challenge graphic to go to the Challenge blog for a list of all the team.

Card stock: Whisper White, Pink Glimmer, Bermuda Bay Glimmer, Window Sheets
Designer Series Paper: Oh So Ombre Stack - Salebration 2021
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Happy Dies, Well Written Dies, Sprinkle Embellishments.

Til next time,



  1. That is just so much fun Jan. I love this bold and beautiful shaker card. The ombre background looks fab too and I am sure your niece will just love this. x

  2. What a unique birthday card that will be enjoyed because of its interactive parts!

  3. Can't go past a fun, colourful shaker. This is lovely, Jan. x

  4. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL birthday creation! Love your choice of colors!

  5. What fun birthday cards for your nieces and nephew!! I'm sure they will bring a smile!! I just love a blog hop...hopping on over to the next one!!

  6. Such a fun card, Jan! The sparkly balloons and shaker element are wonderful - I'm sure your niece will love it!