Friday 10 November 2023

Merry Christmas Wreath for JAI #679


Happy Friday everyone and thanks for coming to see my creations! How amazing is it that Christmas is just 5 weeks away! I hope you are on your way to being as prepared as you need to be.

This week at Just Add Ink  we have a soft and pretty colour challenge for you that was chosen by Di! 
Our design team have created a lovely array of cards to show you how you could use these colours for many themes of cards. So I hope that you can take a moment to pop on over and take a peek as we'd love to see you join us.

I decided to use the colours to create a Christmas wreath. I had just received the lovely Christmas Classics and the Joy of Noel bundles. Usually when I order, I have a first card partially in mind and I knew that I wanted to create a wreath with it these. And I also love to create Christmas cards with non- traditional colours. 

And no, it's not very Clean and Simple but as I started to add layers of texture, I felt to keep going and soon the colours and layers just seemed to need each other as I went along. 

I hope that you might be inspired to join us at Just Add Ink  with this pretty Colour Challenge and I look forward to seeing what you might create this week. 

Card Stock: Basic White, Pool Party, Gold Foil
Stamps: Joy of Noel, Christmas Classics
Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Blends: Claypso Coral, and Copics
Accessories: Die cutting machine, Joy of Noel and Christmas Classics Dies, Linen Thread, Sequins Assortment.

'Til next time,

Friday 3 November 2023

JAI #677 Festive Winter Sketch Fun


Happy Friday and welcome! It's still been a rather chilly week here in Melbourne despite it being the first week of November. Summer is just around the corner but it does feel like a little way off so far. I hope that it has been nicer in your part of the world. This coming Tuesday I would normally be riding a horse at Riding for the Disabled. But, its an annual Public Holiday for the Melbourne Cup, a horse race. My lovely riding coaches were rather funny - "there's no riding next week Jan unless you want to ride fast!" Not likely. 😂

We have a Sketch challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week. I hope that you like this Clean & Simple Sketch as it was designed by me lol! Sorry if you don't like it! It's pretty versatile though and that is what I like about it. The design team have created some really beautiful cards to inspire you this week so I do really hope that you can pop over to JAI and take a peek and join us.

I really wanted to create a card using this  cute rhino and his friends from the Festive Fun stamp set this week. So the coloured panel is one piece from that set and the tree dies and chopped up sentiment are arranged together to form the other sketch element. Can you see the sketch in my card ok??

The background DSP is from an old pack called Trimming the Town and was originally using the Tree Lot Stamp Set. I coloured the rhino's scarf and boots and the gifts etc on his sleigh to coordinate with this. 

The stamps set and coordinating dies are still available to purchase online which is great news for me as this was my favourite Christmas Bundle last year and now knowing it is still current, it will get used for this Christmas as well. Do you have a favourite stamp set that you were pleasantly surprised to later learn was still available? I'd love to hear your stories.

Thanks for stopping by today to see my card. I hope that you can pop over to Just Add Ink as I look forward to seeing your cards each week. You inspire me with your creations every week and I'm so grateful to be able to still be able create and share cards I've made for friends and family.

'Til next time,