Friday, January 29, 2016

Just Add Ink #296 - Just Add Nature

Happy Friday friends ~

It sure is happy for me because this post is scheduled and I'm away at Jervis Bay enjoying an extra long weekend with my beautiful family before school goes back next week.  Gorgeous Kid is starting year 10 (gasp) and the twins are off to preschool.  Time sure passes by quickly these days. Does that mean I'm getting old?  I. Think. So!

Di set the new challenge over at Just Add Ink this week, and she's asking us to add Nature.  Perfect time to unveil my new Botanicals Framelits.  How fun are they?!  I adore the pop up petals.

I absolutely love the Treat Bag Thinlits!  It is one of my most used items.  Here I've decorated using some PTI cardstock - Raspberry Fizz and Lemon Tart for my flowers - I did daub some ink & Wink (of Stella) to them but you can't really see it here, and the lovely subtle Pear Pizzazz for my leaves.

The young adult daughter of a friend of mine had three surgeries this week and I've sent her this little 'feel better' card to wish her well for a speedy recovery.

We'd love you to join our challenge this week.  Pop over to JAI for some inspiration from the design team.  I look forward to seeing your wonderful creations, so be sure to link up.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Just Add Ink #295 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday beautiful blog friends ~

Wow, we had some A-Mazing entries to our Blog Hop challenge over at Just Add Ink last week.  Be sure to check out the chosen winners stunning creations.  Thanks to all who joined the fun!

This week, Tina has provided us a sketch challenge ( I'll post it at bottom) and I was a bit stumped. Thought hot air balloons, butterflies, hearts....and then remembered my Painted Flowers stamp set. Perfect!  Here it is in all its simplicity, a one layer card with a pop of pink.  The base is the gorgeous SU Shimmer White c/s.

I've covered my sentiment completely in Crystal Effects.  It gives such a luscious dimensional sheen.

We'd love you to join the challenge and link up your entries so please pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration.  Here is the sketch:

We have a long weekend in Australia, well sort of.  Next Tuesday is Australia Day, and generally most who can will take the Monday off work to enjoy a four day weekend.  We're meeting up with a bunch of friends on the lawns of Parliament House for the annual concert on Monday evening.  Good food, good friends, good music, good atmosphere.  What more could one want?!

Whatever your weekend involves, I hope it's a great one!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Add Ink #294 - Just Add Something New - A Blog Hop & Prizes!

Hellooooooo ~

Oh my goodness, I truly did mean to get back here before Christmas, and then before New Year....and then all of a sudden I knew it wasn't going to happen until the very first Just Add Ink challenge for 2016!  So Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all.

At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year. Rochelle has suggested we all add something new.  Now if you're a fan of Stampin' Up! products you'll have no problem because the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotion are in full swing.  If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.

To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated brand new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner, and two honourable mention participants.  Please note - to be eligible you must meet the following guidelines:
  1. create a new project using something new to you;
  2. leave a comment on all of the design team blogs;
  3. be or become a follower of the Just Add Ink challenge blog; and
  4. blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink.  Any entrants that link to additional challenges will be disqualified.
Prizes are open to both international and Aus/NZ participants.

You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blogs. There are 15 stops, and it's set up in a loop so it doesn't matter where you start.  All you need to do to follow along is click on the previous or next buttons at the bottom of each post and you'll be taken to the next stop.  If you get stuck just head over to the JAI blog to find all the links.

I am completely in love with the new Birthday Blooms stamp set and coordinating Birthday Bouquet designer paper - so much so that I'm about to crack open my second packet!  I'll let you in on a little secret - until now I hadn't touched my Mossy Meadow c/s.  All that has changed in recent weeks.

I coloured my flower/s with Copics, using R20, R24, R32 and R35 to get a likeness to Watermelon Wonder.  I've also used Wink of Stella on the stamens for a little shimmer.  The next pic shows the dimension of my fussy cut layered bloom.

I'm not sure what this card fold is called, but I've decided this year that I'm going to branch out a little and not just stick to my usual tent fold.  I'm looking forward to a little bit of 'fancy folding' in my life. Lol.

We at Just Add Ink look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge fun with us.  Go forth using the buttons below and enjoy the hop - the next button will take you to Dely's stunning and very playful projects!


Thanks for stopping by today, and thanks so much for your lovely comments and encouragement. Enjoy your weekend!

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