Friday, September 30, 2016

Just Add Ink #331 - Just Add Wings!

Yippee it's Friday and it's challenge time at Just Add Ink!

This week the challenge is to Just Add Wings to your project :)

There are heaps of different things that have wings which you could add to your project however I've gone with a fairly easy one - butterflies!!!!

I've had these 2 little chip board butterflies in my stash for quite a number of years so I thought it was about time I used them! 

The combination of these sweet butterflies and all the little hints of glimmer made this a nice wedding card so I added a 'congrats' sentiment.

I'm keen to see how you add wings to your project so please link up here.
You can also check out the creations of the other design team members there too.

I'm going to be taking a little break from the JAI design team until next year.
So I hope that you all continue to play along with the JAI challenges while I'm gone!!

Happy crafting!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Just Add Ink #329 - Inspiration photo


Yep that's right it's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink! This week we have a vibrant photo to inspire you :)

I've really run with the theme of flowers and also all the beautiful colours!

I've made a type of chocolate slider.

Basically I've used a kitkat, wrapped a piece of DSP around it and then put a rectangle piece of card behind it so that I can write a little message on it. I've then wrapped daffodil delight ribbon around the two and tied a knot at the top! 

I'm super keen to see how this photo inspires you so please join in and link up your creation here.

Here's the inspiration photo -

Don't forget to check out what the other Design Team members have created while your over at the Just Add Ink blog.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Just Add Ink #327- Colour Combo

It's colour combo time at Just Add Ink this week!!!

The colours are Soft Sky, Dapper Denim and Calypso Coral.

It's definitely not a colour combination that I'd think of but I really love how the Calypso Coral really pops out off the two blues.

I've used the 'happy' die in Calypso Coral as the main focus on my page.  This card was made with a person in mind who is always happy!!!

You might not be able to see but I couldn't help but spray a little shimmer in the background and the white circle is from some older DSP that has a crisscross pattern on it.

I really hope you get a chance this week to take some time for your self and to do some crafting!!
Check out the Design Team's inspirational cards here.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Just Add Ink #325 - Sketch challenge

This week at Just Add Ink there is a super versatile sketch challenge designed by Tina!

I've decided to flip the sketch and create a shaker card.
I made this card for my Niece who recently turned 1 :)

I thought she love all the shine and noise of a shaker card!

Here is the sketch

Check out what the Design Team have created here.
Of course don't forget to link up your creation as I'd really love to see your take on the sketch.

Happy Friday!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Just Add Ink #323 - Just Add F

Hey happy Friday!
Can you believe it's August already.... wooah slow down time.

At Just Add Ink this week the challenge is to add something starting with F.  At first I was stumped as to what I could do.... there's the obvious one - flowers.... but it took a little time to think of what else I could do!

So there's the big flower, I've also added a pleat fold, added a 'friend' sentiment and used the new in-colour Flirty Flamingo!!!

When I first started thinking of ideas I never imagined I'd find so many 'f' things to have on my card.

I'm really keen to see what you can come up with so please link up your card here.
And if you're looking for inspiration head over to the JAI blog and see what the other Design Team members have created!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Just Add Ink #321 - Just Add Paper piecing!

Hello Hello happy Friday to you all!!!

This week the challenge at Just Add Ink is paper piecing :)
What is paper piecing.... well my understanding is it's about using pieces of paper and piece them together or into place.

So I've used some DSP and pieced it in the place of a shirt for this little birthday boy.

I made this card with a little birthday boy in mind who is turning 2 this weekend and we'll be attending his party - and the weather looks like it 's going to be amazing!

I've winked up his balloon but after photographing it I think I should have used some crystal effects instead.

It's the first time that I've used my copics in a long time so it took me a little while to colour this guy in.

I'd love to see your interpretation of paper piecing so please join in the challenge here.

If you need a little more inspiration pop over to the JAI blog and check out the other Design Team creations.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Just Add Ink #319 - Inspiration photo

Hi everyone!
There's a fun inspiration photo challenge at Just Add Ink this week.

I found the image to be very Christmas looking given that wreaths are generally hung on doors at Christmas time!

As you can see I've taken inspiration from the wreath and created a black, white and red wreath (with a little splash of gold)

I was originally thinking that I wasn't going to create something with a Christmas theme but as it all came together I couldn't help but put a Christmas greeting on it.
The colours are so versatile that I probably could have used several different types of sentiments!

It's probably a little hard to tell from the photos but I've added some gold shimmer to the background and also to the red flowers.

Here's the inspiration photo

There are so many different cards that the Design Team have created this week so don't forget to head over to the blog and check them out.

Can't wait to see how you interpret this image!!!!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Just Add Ink #317 - Colour combo

Just Add Ink have a colour combo challenge this week that I think lends it's self perfectly to be used with flowers.

The colour combo is Flirty Flamingo, Rose Red, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz!

I don't have any of the new Stampin' Up! in colours yet so I've used Blushing Bride instead of Flirty Flamingo.

For this card I've used a couple of stamp sets from Altenew. Including this beautiful 'celebrate' sentiment which I've fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals.
I was really tempted to use my wink of stella on the flowers but I resisted and let the little sequins steal the bling show :)

I'd really love to see how you used these colours - with flowers or not!!

Here's the colour combo -

Happy Friday!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Just Add Ink #315 - Sketch

Yahoo it's sketch challenge time at Just Add Ink!!!

Like all challenges some are easier than others, this particular sketch challenge was a hard one for me.  I'm not entirely loving what I created as I had something else in mind that just didn't work at all!

I really wanted to use up some DSP on this card as I haven't used any DSP in weeks.

I think the flowers need to be a little bigger and that's what's been nagging at me about this card, other than that I think it's a wonderful and sweet card for the recipient I had in mind when creating it.

Can you see the wink of stella I've used on the flowers?  It looks so good in real life..... what did we do before WoS??

Any way here's the sketch for this week.

The Design team have really come up with some interesting takes on this sketch so pop on over to the JAI blog and check them out.
Can't wait to see what you do with it :)

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Just Add Ink #313 - Just Add 'B'

Hi All,

This week at Just Add Ink we've got a really cool challenge for you!

We want you to just add anything starting with B to your project.

Not sure if I went a little over board with all the B's on my card......

I've added blue balloons for a baby boy..... was that taking it a little too far??

My card looks super sparkly in these pictures but in real life it doesn't look that overpowering!

I really hope you get time to play in our just add B challenge this week.
If you need a little inspiration pop on over to the JAI blog and check out the beautiful creations by the Design Team!!!


Saturday, May 14, 2016

Just Add Ink #311 - Masking

YIPPEE WOOHOO!!! It's Just Add Ink challenge time again :)

This week we have an awesome technique challenge - it's masking.

I had heaps of fund deciding on how and what type of masking I would do.

Here's what I came up with....

I masked of a section for the sentiment and then went to town on stamping my flowers :)

I ended up using this card for my Mother's day card for my Mum.  I thought it was a nice change from the traditional 'happy mother's day'.

I can't wait to see how you use the masking technique so don't forget to link up with the challenge here!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Just Add Ink #309 - Inspiration picture

Happy Friday!

We're just about to start our second long weekend in a row - woohoo!
Last weekend we went camping and had a blast but this weekend we'll be doing a whole lot of relaxing :)   What are your plans for the weekend?

Anywho back to the reason we are here - it's Just Add Ink challenge time.
This week we have a lovely inspiration photo which is at the bottom of my post.

I took things quite literally and created the same grey background, included some chevrons and used the same colours.

I added a layer of vellum which I white embossed onto.  I think this helped make my background of splatters and chevrons quite crisp!

There are quite a few elements in this photo that you could use for inspiration so please link up your card here so I (and the other design team members) can check it out :)

I hope you have a wonderful weekend no matter what you get up too!!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #307 - Colour combo

Hello and happy Friday to you all!

We've got a very cool colour combo challenge for you at Just Add Ink this week.
The colours are Delightful Djon, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate and Whisper White!

Well I think summer is over and Autumn is setting in.... it's the coolest day we've had here in Brisbane in a long time! I've finally got a scarf on!

It's been a fairly non eventful week this week so it's been a great time to get my craft on :)

Normally I would have placed my flowers over to the left hand side of this oval however I thought it might make a nice change to put them right in the centre.

There is actually a surprising amount of bling on this card, it's all just very subtle.
I've used wink of stella on the main flower, a splatter of white frost ink in the background and then a few little sequins thrown in! 

Here's the colour combo - 

I hope you find time this week to play along and if you need some inspiration please don't forget to have a look at all the beautiful cards the design team have created on the blog here.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Just Add Ink #305 - Sketch challenge

We've got a great sketch challenge at Just Add Ink this week!!!

We'd really love to see how you use the sketch and just in case you need a little inspiration, pop over to the Just Add Ink blog and check out what the other design team members have created :)

This is my card -

I've created an open front on my card with the sentiment in the middle which is visible from the front.

The 3 panels of the Birthday Bouquet DSP hold the front of two pieces of the card together.

I really love this DSP!
I find it hard to use it because I want to keep it forever but I've got loads of DSP that I've kept for 'the perfect occasion' and then never used it - any one else do the same??

Here's the sketch for this week -

I hope you all had a lovely break over Easter and you are now refreshed and ready to get crafty!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Just Add Ink #303 - Just add E

This week at Just Add Ink we have an interesting challenge - just add E!
That could be anything that starts with the letter E.... sooooo many possibilities :)

I've gone with the obvious choice for this time of year and added an Easter sentiment to this card.

I've picked an Autumn colour combo of yellow, red and orange for my flowers :)

The sentiment is stamped in a gold!
I really like the layout of this card and think I might make a few more but with a birthday sentiment instead.

It would be super awesome to see what E you add to your card, so don't forget to link up here.

Hope you have a happy Friday.

P.S. BIG shout out to my BFF - I hope you have a wonderful weekend xox

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Just Add Ink #301 - just add numbers

It's challenge day at Just Add Ink and this week we are asking you to add numbers to your creation!!!

To me this challenge was fairly easy at first glance however I wanted to create an extra special card for this this extra special birthday so my card took a little bit of planning and a bit more time than I originally thought.

I wanted the colours to be soft and sweet so I thought this DSP would be perfect.

So to make this an extra special card I decided to make a fancy fold 'lever' card.  I've only ever seen lever cards with a square front so I decided to change it up a little and make a circle instead.

I'm pretty happy with the way it's turned out and the only thing I think I'd change is to add a little more colour to the inside with perhaps a coloured piece of cardstock.

Hopefully the birthday girl will like it :)

You should see the other 'number' creations the design team have come up with and then link up yours here!

Happy crafting.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Just Add Ink #300 - Sketch challenge

Yippee!!! It's Just Add Ink's 300th challenge!

We'd really love for you to play along with us this week in our massive milestone challenge.  Some of our design team have donated 3 fab prizes for this special occasion - one for our top pick and one for each honorable mention.

I'm really enjoying this sweet 'Hello', you might remember I used it in a similar way a few weeks ago here.

The little tiny DSP flags add that little bit of pattern that I think this card needed!  You can't really see from the pictures but I've dotted some wink of stella on the dotty circles in the background.

I'm so proud to be here on the JAI Design Team for their 300th challenge!  I'm certainly not one of our longest standing members but I have been here since challenge #104 and my goodness hasn't my paper crafting evolved since then! Ha!

We'd really love you to join in the celebration and enter your creation here

Here's the sketch - 

Happy Friday! 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Just Add Ink #299 - Inspiration photo

It's challenge day at Just Add Ink and we have a cool and summery photo to give you inspiration this week.

I may have gone a little overboard with all the different stamp sets I've used to create this..... Can you count how many I've used????  I'll let you know at the bottom of the post!

You can also see the inspiration photo at the bottom of this post - I really LOVE these colour together and I was inspired by the different shades of pink and green.

The image seemed light and refreshing so I wanted to emulate that in my project this week.
I've used a velum bag instead of a traditional envelope, kind of recreating the glass jar - this way the pretty details of the inside peek through :)

Here's my card without the 'envelope' and it's probably a little bit hard to see but I've white embossed the top left corner with some pretty little flowers from the Birthday Blossoms set.

I've created an ombre effect in the background with the little string of hearts (this was my attempt to capture the different variations of green in the inspiration photo).

Now I'm looking at these photos I think I might go back and add a little pearl or rhinestone to that sweet little hot pink flower on the envelope :)

The Design Team creations are AMAZING! So while you're popping in your entry here don't forget to stop by their blogs to say hi.

Oh and did you guess that I used a total of 6 different stamp sets!
They are - Birthday Blooms, Garden in Bloom, Gorgeous Grunge, Birthday Blossoms, Friends Never Fade and Tape It!

Here's the inspiration photo -

Enjoy your Friday and I'll be back next week with a fun card for Just Add Ink's 300th challenge!!!!