Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Addicted to Stamps Bingo Addict Challenge #1

Good Wednesday morning lovely friends ~

There's a new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps today!  This week it's a Bingo card...I chose the line Flowers, Free and Stamp.

I've used a base of Very Vanilla c/s, layering some Crumb Cake and the same two designer papers - then I sewed two rounds of 'wonky stitching' as my free choice in this challenge.  On top of the gorgeous Pumpkin Pie satin ribbon I've layered one of the Framelits, that I've stamped and sponged.  I finished my card with some little paper rosettes and a touch of bling.  To be really honest I'm still not actually sure I like this card.  I thought it might grow on me...

So why don't you join the challenge fun and choose whichever line you want to use?  Head on over to Addicted to Stamps to check out the Bingo card for yourself and see what the rest of the talented design team have provided for your inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Addicted to Stamps - Make Your Mark Challenge #1

Good Wednesday morning ~

I hope you've come back to check out the very first Addicted to Stamps challenge.  It's a very exciting day and Kylie has put a lot of effort into getting things up and running on time.  There will be a new challenge every Wednesday - for further information and details head on over to the Addicted to Stamps challenge blog for a browse.

This week is Make Your Mark - anything goes so long as you use your markers, or your preferred colouring medium on your creation.

I've coloured up a cute little Puddle Jumper image from LORi Boyd with my copics.  Look closely, there's even a little sponging!  I'm usually a bit heavy handed and end up binning what I sponge so I was just a tad excited to have this one work for me.

I've used a base of Whisper White c/s, popped a mat of Crumb Cake up on dimensionals and added some Bashful Blue and Island Indigo designer series paper, before wrapping some of the gorgeous matching ruffled ribbon around.  'Ella' has been cut with an oval nestie and popped up on dimensionals.  I finished my card off with a button and some bling.

I'm thinking this might be a good get well or feel better card (being that Ella is in her dressing gown) so I'll add the sentiment to the inside when an occasion arises.

I would so love you to support our very first Addicted to Stamps challenge this week.  Head on over to check out the design team inspiration then grab your markers, pencils, aqua pen...and have some colouring fun.  Don't forget to link up before next Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Have you heard the news?

There's a new challenge blog and it's going live this Wednesday, 20 June!  Check out that badge over on the right hand side bar (and down a little bit lol).  Yep that's right, I'm joining Kylie and her fabulous design team as a guest.

I hope you'll all support us and head on over to the Addicted to Stamps Challenge Blog and join as a follower.  Don't forget to grab yourself a badge while you're visiting.

There will be weekly challenges and lots of inspiration for you.  See you Wednesday!

Friday, June 8, 2012

JAI#121 - Just Add Pearls

Good morning and happy Friday ~

Wow I can't believe that this time last week I was at Convention with all my friends from Australia and New Zealand.  I got to meet many of my online friends in person for the first time and most precious of all was the time spent with some of my fellow JAI design team members - I am so blessed to be part of such a beautiful bunch of women.  A few couldn't make it, and we missed them a lot...but there is always Brisbane next year...hopefully we'll all make it up to sunny Queensland.

Another highlight for me was having my beautiful BFF here in Canberra.  We had early mornings and late nights and lots of giggles in between.  We've got some pics and when they're sorted I promise to share.

This week at Just Add Ink we're adding pearls.  As you can see I've used lots of them *smile*.

A few things going on with this card...I lattice embossed a square of vellum and layered that onto my Real Red c/s. The 'cup' has been through my crimper, the cake edges have been inked with a dauber and my cherry is cut from Glitter paper and then I hit it heavily with Crystal Effects.  Nice and glossy and edible irl. The whole cupcake has been popped up on dimensionals.

I found it hard to photograph this one, the colours look bland and washed out here and I now notice my ribbon has dropped a little - best I fix that up.

Take a look at all the other lovely design team inspiration and join the Challenge with us.  We love looking through your entries.

Today is also Delys' birthday, so a super big happy birthday to you!  Hope you have a wonderful day and get spoilt rotten by all.