Thursday, December 17, 2015

Just Add Ink #293 - Just add a Gift Card!

Doesn't that sentiment say it all!!! Ho Ho Ho - it's Christmas time!!!
These day's it hard to know what Christmas gift to buy....... so sometimes it's easier to get a gift card instead.

That's why the challenge at Just Add Ink of just add a gift card is perfect for this time of year.
I know I've made several gift card holders this year.

Today I've made a gift card holder from the Envelope Liner framelits.

I also made a matching card to go with the gift card holder.

This gift card (for a surf store) is going to a teenage boy so I thought the blue and white theme really suited!!

 Can't have a Christmas card without a bit of sparkle :)

I wish I'd come up with this gift card holder idea myself but I didn't.  Luckily for me Patty had an awesome and easy tutorial here.  I used the smallest envelope liner instead of the middle size like she'd used.

If you're stuck for ideas on what kind of gift card holder to make you'd better check out what the other Design Team members have created!!!

This is the last Just Add Ink challenge for 2015 so you'd better get your entry in here,

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my little blog over the year, I really appreciate all the comments too :)

Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas to you and your family.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Just Add Ink #292 - Inspiration photo

Oh my goodness where has this week gone!
I totally forgot it was Friday so my apologies for getting this post up late.

Just Add Ink have a very merry inspiration image for the challenge this week.
The colours really say Tiffany's to me..... wouldn't it be lovely to receive some for Christmas!!!! (wishful thinking!)

Anyway here is the card I created and obviously I was inspired by the colours, the Christmas trees and the sparkly bling!

I hope you can see the sparkle on my card a little bit better in this photo!!!

I'd really love to see how this image inspires you so please join us and link up your creation here!

If you need some extra inspiration go check out what the rest of the design team have created :)

I haven't started on my Christmas shopping yet.... oh dear I know I'm in loads of trouble.....
Oh well, I'll be more organised next year (I hope!)  

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Just Add Ink #290 - Colour Combo

It's challenge day at Just Add Ink and Jan has suggested a great colour combo for us to try!

The colours are Watermelon Wonder, Garden Green, Crushed Curry and
Sahara Sand.  I'd never think to use these colours together but they really do work in nicely together.

I thought they worked well as a little twist on the traditional Christmas colours :)
The Watermelon Wonder looks really red in these photos but in really life they are a bit pinker!

Would you believe I don't have any Garden Green ink! Luckily I had some cardstock and dsp I could use for this challenge.

The Design Team have really created so many different looks with these colours! You really must check out their work here.

Don't forget to link up your creation too :)

Happy Friday.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Just Add Ink #288 - Sketch

It's sketch time at Just Add Ink this week!

There are so many things in this world to be grateful for but how often do you take the time to thank someone for something they've done and show them you've appreciated their help?
I know for me that I often verbalise my appreciation but I think it's nice to also put some action (like a little card or flowers) with those words.
This sketch was the perfect opportunity to create a card for one of these occasions.

I've embossed a piece of black core'dination paper and then gently sanded off the top so the white peeped through.
I put this behind my starburst cutout (although from this picture it's hard to tell it's sitting behind) and for the final touch I put on a big 'Thanks'.

I really hope you get to make time for yourself to play along with the Just Add Ink sketch this week.

The Design Team have created some beautiful samples so don't forget to pop over to the JAI blog and have a look.

Can't wait to see what you create :)

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Just Add Ink #286 - Just Add W

Welcome to a fun new challenge at Just Add Ink this week!

This week we are challenging you to Just Add something beginning with W to your creation.

When I first saw this challenge I thought it was going to be really difficult but then I started thinking...... and I actually managed to get 2 W's on mine - can you guess what they are?

The two W's are water colour and washi tape!!!!

You should definitely head over to the JAI blog and see the other W creations - some of which I didn't even think of!!!

I'd love to see your W card so please share it with us :)

Friday, October 16, 2015

Just Add Ink #284 - Fancy Fold

Hi lovely readers!!!!

This week the challenge at Just Add Ink is to create a card with a fancy fold.

I thought this was a great opportunity to create a really special Christmas card :)

It's always nice to have some sparkle on a Christmas card so I've added some glitter for tinsel on the Christmas tree.

Here you can see the card completely unfolded. I've left some blank space in the inside so you can still write a message.

The Design Team have some spectacular creations this week so check them out here.
I'm super excited to see what fancy fold card you create :)

I got the idea and sizing for this card here.


Friday, October 2, 2015

Just Add Ink #282 - Inspiration photo

Hello Hello!

Today at Just Add Ink we have a beautiful inspiration image that will surely get you into the craft room.

I really love the colour combo that this picture incorporates so that's the main focus of my inspiration on this card.

I've also used some pretty little pompoms to mimic the paper balls on the photo.

Here's the inspiration photo -

I'd be super keen to see how this image inspires you so please link up your card here!!!
I am totally in love with all the other Design Team creations so don't forget to stop by their blogs and say hi.

Happy Friday

PS - I also got some inspiration for this card from one I saw on pinterest but forgot to pin it and now of course I can't find it!!!

Friday, September 4, 2015

Just Add Ink #278 - Inspiration Photo

Hello Hello and welcome to a fun Just Add Ink picture inspiration challenge!

Here in the southern hemisphere we've just come into spring and this inspiration picture is the epitome of spring.

I've tried to capture the essence of the photo with my little bunch of flowers.

I recently purchased this 'happy' die and I thought it would be perfect for this happy spring card :)

We'd love to see how you work these stunning images into your creation this week!!!

Here's the inspiration photo -

Don't forget to check out the Design Team's creations here - they are simply stunning!!!

I'm off to a wedding today so let's hope the sunny spring weather holds up for a lovely outdoor ceremony.


Friday, August 21, 2015

Just Add Ink #276 - Just Add Males

Well what a week in my house.... NO INTERNET!!!!!! What???? I hear you say!
We had such trouble with our provider this week and it was such a pain - who would have though that I used the internet so much.

It's all sorted and now I can finally get my Just Add Ink post up.

This week at Just Add Ink the challenge is to just add Male's to our creations.  I totally admit I'm a girly girl and I love all things flowery and pink so I find male cards super hard to make.

This challenge has come at a great time for me with Father's Day just around the corner as well as 4 male birthday's!!!  (one of whom is today - Happy Birthday Gorgeous Kid!!) 

I totally forgot to get a snap of GK's card so for the Just Add Ink challenge this week I have a card that I made for another awesome male who had a birthday on the weekend and actually I haven't posted this one to him yet - whoops! 

The (soon to be) recipient of this card loves participating in events like Tough Mudder so I though the little splash of mud in the background and earthy tones of this card would really suit him!

I really hope you get time to join our challenge this week and as always the Design Team have created some fab cards this week to inspire you.

Link up your card with us here.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Just Add Ink #274 - Inspiration photo!

This week at Just Add Ink we've got a modern inspiration picture to get your creativity going!!

I originally envisioned my card to have lot of white and craft with only a hint of grey and black.  I part made about 4 cards before I settled on this one!!!

I made this card with a someone in mind who recently achieved a huge goal!! 

The design team have really out done themselves this week so pop over to the blog get inspired.
I can't wait to see how your inspiration plays out.

Here's the inspiration photo -

Happy Friday!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Just Add Ink #272 - Just Add Butterflies

This week at Just Add Ink we are just adding BUTTERFLIES!

I had so many ideas on how I could add butterflies to my card this week, in fact I did make a couple of cards but they all weren't a challenge for me.... so I decided to really challenge my self and make a one layer card!!!!

I embossed my butterflies with cherry cobbler and white and in real life the butterflies look really shiny :)

I really like this sentiment as it can be used for so many different occasions.

The design team have out done themselves this week and have created some spectacular cards for your inspiration.  Hop on over to the blog to check them out!!

Don't forget to link up your project too.

Today I'm thinking of my BFF who is having a huge weekend and I hope everything goes well - hugs!

Happy Friday everyone.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Just Add Ink #268 - Sketch

It's almost the weekend - yippee!

The bubba, my Mum and I are heading on a little road trip tomorrow and it will be about 5 hours driving all up (there and back).  It's a lot of driving for one day and I hope my wee little one behaves and doesn't get too bored.  I must say I'm a bit nervous about being out for the whole day and not being able to let bub have a good sleep, of course he will sleep for some of the time in the car but that still doesn't make up for a nice big sleep in his cot.

Anyway onto the reason why we are here.... the sketch challenge this week at Just Add Ink.

I was really looking forward to working with this sketch and I had quite a few ideas in my mind but I couldn't translate any of them onto paper!
Arrrggg how frustrating!!!
Does that ever happen to you?

After making a few different cards I finally settled on this card for a lovely couple who've just had their first baby!

I added a little sparkly heart for a little bling :)

The Design team have created some BEAUTIFUL cards this week and I'm so envious that they nailed this sketch!!!!!

I really hope you have time to join in the fun and link up your creation here.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Just Add Ink #266 - Colour Combo

I love the colour combo challenge we have at Just Add Ink this week - Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette and Gold :)

I think it's super girly even with the dark blue and I can't wait to make many many more cards using it.

I'm not sure if the idea of cutting out a piece of the background came from my head or if I saw it on pinterest??
That's what sleep deprivation will do to your brain :P

I embossed the background with the swiss dots folder and then used my gold ink pad to colour the tops of the dots!

I don't have any Night of Navy ink so I've used the retired Midnight Muse and I may have used a couple of extra pinks too - you can never have too many pinks :P

I'd love to see how you use these colours so please show us by linking up at Just Add Ink.
If you need some inspiration the Design Team have come up with some beautiful cards this week!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Just Add Ink #264 - Sketch

OH I'm late with this post!!!  Time has gotten away from me and I was a day behind myself.

Well onto why we are here - SKETCH challenge time at Just Add Ink.

I haven't had much time this week to get into the craft room but I really felt like using my copics and colouring in an image.  I haven't used my copics in such a long time and I'm pretty happy with the out come of this little guy except his hair.... I just couldn't get the colour gradient I was after and it looks even worse in this picture!!!

Normally I'd have a little close up picture of my card but for some reason I can't seem to get any more pictures off my camera.... I'll have to look into it and find out what's going on!!!!!!

Here's the sketch (from Kim)

I really hope you get some time to get crafty this week and join in the challenge with us!!
Link up here.

Happy Friday

Friday, May 15, 2015

Just Add Ink #262 - Colour Challenge

Yippee it's another fun colour combo challenge at Just Add Ink!!!

The colours are Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz :)

I used the colours as inspiration for a sweet little card for a Miss 3 who loves butterflies.

After I made the card I thought it wasn't 'kiddy' enough but she still loved it!

I forgot to photograph it but I had a big sparkly number 3 in the opening of the card too.

I hope you get time to play along with the colour combo this week and if you need some inspiration on how to use the colours head over the the JAI blog and check out what the other Design Team members have created.

Here's the colour combo -

Friday, May 8, 2015

Just Add Ink #261 - Inspiration image

Hi lovely readers,

Well last week was the StampinUp!Convention and while I didn't attend I did go to the coast to catch up with all the Just Add Ink design team who were there.  It was lovely to see them all as it's been two years since I've seen them all in person.
But by far the best part was seeing my BFF!!  It was awesome to catch up with her although it was far to short and I wish I could have spent the whole week with her :)

So for this week's challenge at Just Add Ink I trawled pinterest and found this lovely image with such soft colours.  I've chosen to use these colours in the baby card I created!

I don't know why but when I was making this card I decided it needed a little brown fox - he's just so cute!!

Here is the inspiration photo

I hope you all have some time to play along and share your creation with us here.

Happy Friday!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Just Add Ink #260 - Sketch

This Friday at Just Add Ink we've got a cool sketch challenge for you to try out!!

Many of you are attending the Stampin' UP!convention next week so this challenge will run for two weeks, giving you time to enter.

While I'm not attending convention this year I am popping down to the Gold Coast to see all the JAI Design Team - I'm soooo looking forward to seeing them :)

Anyway onto my card for this week -

I've used a little bit of vellum over the grey DSP to soften it a little as I thought it took the focus away from the rest of the card.

I sprayed the 40 with simmer mist and I also daubed the yellow flowers to give them a little depth.

Here is the sketch -

If you are attending convention next week I hope you have fun!!!

Don't forget to pop over to the JAI blog and see what other amazing cards the Design Team have created.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just Add Ink #258 - Colour Combo!

Oh my! I LOVE the colour combo challenge this week at Just Add Ink!!!!
Blackberry Bliss, Smokey Slate and Melon Mambo :)

I made this cute little birthday pack for a cool 17 year old girl!  I thought it was modern with a touch of girly-ness.

I'm loving the B.Y.O.P stamp set and coordinating thinlit die!  Perfect for teenagers who are so hard to buy for.

Here's a close up of the card so you can see the sliver simmer spray for and added touch of bling!!!

This is the colour combo - 

The design team have made some STUNNING cards so pop over to the JAI blog and check them out.

I hope you have fun using this colour combo to create something beautiful :)

Happy Friday