Friday 17 December 2021

JAI #585 Whimsical Packaging

Happy Friday everyone and welcome back! It's the middle of December already and I, like most of you I am sure, am busy creating for Christmas. This year I have added candle making, moisturisers for face and body to my repertoire and, rather amazingly I have even managed to propagate a few plants. So that busy time of the year it truly is!!

And it's the last Just Add Ink challenge for 2021!!! Nikki has asked us to Just Add Christmas packaging - the perfect challenge for this season of gift giving. This challenge goes for 2 weeks and the team won't be choosing winners so please comment on everyone's photos and share the love this Christmas.

I created a cute little box using the Window Box Thinlits and the Whimsical Trees bundle.

Whilst the Window Box is retired, it is still a handy tool for packaging little jars or sweets for gifts.

Once the box was cut out and assembled, a strip of the pretty Whimsy & Wonder DSP was wrapped around it, scoring it for the sides of the box as I went. Then natural twine and silver Elegant Thread topped off the side details. Whilst the top of the box is decorated with images and the cute tree dies from the Whimsical bundle.

Inside, is a little jar of body butter I've created and the box is the perfect size to gift it in.

Thanks for popping by today and also throughout the year! I really value the time people take to leave comments on my projects whether here on my blog or on my instagram account @mcqueenjan. We all need encouragement from time to time to inspire us and I really appreciate you all. Just Add Ink is a wonderful team of ladies whom I've been blessed to be part of for many years.  I hope you have enjoyed our challenges and projects throughout the year and come back for our annual Blog Hop in mid January!

I may post again before Christmas and the New Year so I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Day celebrating with family and friends - especially for those that haven't been able to be together for the last 2 years. And a truly fabulous year in 2022!

Til next time,

Friday 3 December 2021

JAI #583 Wedding Sketch

Happy Friday everyone and welcome back again. It is officially the first week of Summer and we've had heat, hail and floods all in a couple of days what an interesting few months ahead going by the last two days!

This week at Just Add Ink, Kim has created this clean and fabulous sketch for us all to use. You can flip it around or use it as is. Our design team have created a gorgeous array of cards to inspire you and we'd love you to join us over on the challenge blog.

For my card I needed a Wedding card for a friend. So I used this week's Sketch to help me do that. 
The subtle rainbow background was created by sponging colour onto a stamp from the Artistically Inked stamp and the co ordinating leaves die was also used. 
The flowers come from the retired Pretty Perennials and the sentiment from another set. 

The embossed flowers I've used for the circle part of the sketch and the gold glimmer is of course for the edge.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the inspiration from the rest of the team and I look forward to seeing what you will create with this.

Card Stock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Be Dazzling Specialty
Inks: Versamark
Stamps: Artistically Inked, Pretty Perennials, Flourishing Phrases
Accessories: Artistic Dies, Perennial Petals Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Gold EP, Pearls, Sequins

Non SU: Tim Holtz/ Ranger Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Cracked Pistachio.

'Til next time,