Friday, February 3, 2017

Just Add Ink #345 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday crafty friends ~

It's been a big and exciting week in our house, and many others across the country I'm sure. Our summer school holidays came to an end.  The twins started kindy, in separate classes, so there was a little apprehension from one but the other was very keen to be doing her own thing.  This is the first time they've really been separated and I can happily report that five days in they are doing great.

Gorgeous Kid started college and seems to be loving it so far.  I think the most attractive thing for him is his timetable - he gets to start later and finish earlier several days a week.  He's also not restricted to school grounds and heads over to the local shops with friends during the lunch period. Lucky he earns his own money!

It's time to share a new Just Add Ink sketch challenge with you.  Narelle created this one for us and I love it.  I've used my much loved Treat Bag Thinlits to make a little birthday card that I think is suitable for a male - I find I need these on hand as Gorgeous Kid gives me next to no notice when he needs them for his mates.

Very CAS, just the way I like it

Pull up the insert and there is plenty of space to write a message

Here's another card using the same sketch. This was my first 'cut' into the delicious Cool Treats designer paper.  My photo editing has washed it out a little - but how good do all those ice creams and popsicles look?!  I love the colours in this suite.

I used the Stitched Framelit dies, silver foil, glimmer paper and some random enamel dots on both cards.  The c/s and dsp is Watermelon Wonder.  Here is the sketch if you'd like to join the challenge fun this week.  Pop over to JAI and check out the awesome inspiration from the design team, their projects are sure to get you started.

My weekend is shaping up to be nice and quiet.  The rest of the family are going camping (not my thing, particularly in this extremely hot weather with no aircon), so I get to do whatever I like - woohoo.  Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Patrice x


  1. Glad to hear the kidlets are all settling into school. How quickly does the time in between drop-offs & pick-ups go ;)
    The two looks you've created with the sketch are fab - love a good paper. I'm going to have to case these as I too experience the teen last minute card request. Hope you thoroughly enjoy your quiet weekend.

  2. Sounds like a big week..:0) Lovely to hear how much they are enjoying it all!
    Two fab projects P, love them both!
    Enjoy your relaxing you time. xx

  3. Both of these are so fun and cute, P. I love the surprise of the treat bag and it's insert and such delicious DSP on the card too. Glad all the kids are enjoying school and hope you are enjoying your new free time too. xx

  4. Oh there are two! They are both fab P. The bold stripy one is great for a guy (especially with the fun pull my card out element) and the ice cream one is sparkly (very important) and I love those bright glossy ice creams - yum. xxx

  5. Two beautiful projects - I love them both! Hope all the little (and not so little) people are still going well! Kelly x


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