Friday 18 November 2022

JAI #630 Joyful Pets Inspiration

Hello and welcome! It's mid-way through November and this week in Victoria we have had snow and hail - Wednesday was officially the coldest day in November on record! Maybe the snow is a reminder that it is only 37 days until Christmas?? I sure hope it is a bit warmer here by then!!

Whether you are wishing for a snowy Wintery blast or just want to enjoy the feel of the holidays, this week's Inspiration Photo for Just Add Ink, suggested by Kerry will help spark your crafting projects. The other design team members have all created very pretty projects and we've used  a variety of themes to hopefully inspire you. Please pop on over to have a peek and we'd love you to join us.

Initially, I had planned to use the new Christmas Scotty for this week's challenge. But when I was getting ready to start crafting, I couldn't help seeing the gorgeous Golden Retriever puppy in the bottom row of the photo collage. That was it, a change in plan as there was no way that I could un-see that cute puppy!!

People with puppies and dogs unsurprisingly feature heavily amongst those on my Christmas card list - for those that are unaware, I am a very grateful recipient of a Black Labrador X Retriever from Guide Dogs Australia who helps me daily with my balance and other things due to some disabilities. Sally has changed my life, ensuring that I remain independent and I will be forever grateful to Sally for the kindhearted and generous girl she is.  She loves to work - she's a hopeless shopaholic and can't resist a walk around a shopping centre. Guide Dogs too, is a wonderful organisation that have taken us under their wings - we have so many new friends now to add to the many dog people we knew before. 
So...long story, but seeing the Golden (Retriever) in the photo was a big deal. Sally's mum is a Golden for a start, plus we of course know several others too... 

Last year's Sweet Little Stockings set and DSP of the same name could've been made for us...and yet we have some left! So it was time to put that to good use. The little corgi this year seems to have extra significance... and who can resist a grumpy cat Lol! Paired with the Buffalo Check stamp to create the background and the beautiful Peace and Joy bundle combined to create the sentiment.

It is 37 days to Christmas and it is definitely time to get your Christmas craft started if you haven't already and hopefully this week's challenge will help inspire you with your list of projects to make this Season.

Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gold Foil
Designer Series Paper: Sweet Little Stockings (Retired)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Peace & Joy, Buffalo Check
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Stitched Rectangle Framelits, Joy Dies, Metallic Sequins Assortment

'Til next time,

Friday 4 November 2022

JAI #628 Non Traditional Christmas Camper


Happy Friday everyone and welcome. It's the first week of November and Melbourne Cup week is almost over. It has been such a cold start to the November many of us have still been wearing woollen jumpers rather than summer dresses!

This week at Just Add Ink, Annie has suggested this pretty Colour Challenge to spark all our crafting. Our Design Team have all created gorgeous cards of various themes. So I hope that you can pop on over to see and we'd love you to join us. 

The card I created is of course a Christmas card using the wonderful Tree Lot Dies that were available during Saleabration in August. And the Sentiment is from the Peace and Joy Bundle.

Card Stock: Petal Pink, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Gold Foil.
Ink: Blackberry Bliss
Stamps: Peace and Joy
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Tree Lot Dies, Joy Dies, Gold Vellum, Gold 

Thanks for stopping by today.

'Til next time,