Friday 22 September 2023

Twisted Easel Birthday for JAI #671

Happy Friday and welcome! It has been quite a lovely beginning to Spring so far where the weather is warming up and the blossoms and flowers are beginning to show. It's so lovely to see the daffodils and veggies starting to bloom and grow.

This week at Just Add Ink we have this fabulous collage of photos for our Inspiration Challenge from Kerry. The different scenes in the photos are all so beautiful and the design team have created a wide variety of cards to inspire you. I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and we'd love you to join us.

I decided to make a special card for a special brother celebrating a big birthday soon. 
He loves to ride cross country and I've been looking for an opportunity to use the Greatest Journey dies and coordinating DSP.  It was the green images and sentiment that helped me decide it was time.

A Twisted Easel card is easy to make. Create a Landscape card base and then score diagonally across the front of the card. This will then enable it to fold over and be able to stand up using the inside of the card as a base. In this case, the 50 keeps the card upright.

And the card closes as normal for mailing which is really helpful!

I hope that he likes this card that was inspired by his recent 50km weekend cycling challenge! 

And there was one photo from a recent pet photoshoot by Kerry Martin of Puppy Tales Photos of my beautiful Sally that came to mind as soon as I saw the inspiration photo.... 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you have a wonderful week and are able to join us for the challenge at Just Add Ink.  I so look forward to seeing what you create each week.

Card stock: Jade, Basic White, Silver Foil

DSP: Enjoy the Journey.

Ink: Jade, 

Stamps: Biggest Wish
Accessories: Die Cutting machine, Greatest Journey Dies, Well Written Dies, 

'Til next time,



Friday 8 September 2023

Hi Sweet Friend JAI #669


Happy Friday and welcome! Spring has finally Sprung here in Melbourne and today was a beautiful 22 degrees when we went for a walk and then all of a sudden it was 16 and a thunder storm! Typical for this time of year here and we were grateful that our roof coped after it endured major repairs over the last two days. Just in time!! Hope that you are enjoying the change in Seasons wherever you are in the world.

This week at Just Add Ink, we have an earthy Colour Challenge for you suggested by Annie. Here in Australia, we've just had Father's Day so it's a great combo for guys but also can be used for many other themes too. I hope that you can pop on over to the JAI blog and be inspired by what the team have created for you this week.

I'm not sure if it was the lighting but this card does look a whole lot better in real life than in the photo....but moving right along... This card was obviously created for a puppy loving friend. 

The image is from By My Side, one of my favourite sets in the main SU Catalogue. All except the grass..that I must admit I challenged myself and hand drew as I don't yet own a grass die. That is still on my Wish List for next time.

The images are coloured with Copics and Blends and then fussy cut before being added to the card layers. Kept this one super clean and simple and the girl's dress looks a lot softer in real life too. 

Another card in the mail and hope this one brings a smile to the recipient.

Card stock: Misty Moonlight, Crumb Cake, Basic White
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, Blends
Stamps: By My Side
Accessories: Die Cutting Machine, Metallic Sequins Assortment
Non SU: Stitched Squares Framelits (SSS),Copics

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope that you have a wonderful week ahead and I look forward to seeing what cards you create with this earthy Colour Challenge at Just Add Ink!

'Til next time,