Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Colour INKspiration Challenge # 2

Good evening friends ~

Surprise!  I have some exciting news to share; I'm on the Colour INKspiration Crew!  It consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.

There's also a Facebook group for Stampin' Up! enthusiasts who would like to share their paper craft projects using the colour combinations.

Here's the deal - Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm (AEST), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.

Members of the group have the option to join the Colour INKspiration 'Challenge' by uploading photos of their projects and can link back to their personal blog if they wish to.  Make sure you click on the link below and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in with the challenges too.

Hope to see you there!

Welcome to the second Colour INKspiration challenge.  Bron has given us a lovely 'succulent' colour combo today. Hopefully these colours will inspire you to join the challenge fun and share your projects.  Check it out.

If you're following the hop, you will have come from Chlo's Craft Closet - how fabulous is that gorgeous big bloom Chloe coloured?  If you've come straight here and wish to start at the Colour INKspiration challenge page over on FB, just click the banner above to be redirected.  Once you join the group you'll be able to load your projects there and join the fun each fortnight.

The birthday card I have created is fairly simple as I've been in holiday mode for so long I'm feeling a bit rusty.  I pulled out my Botanical Builder framelits, and used a sponge dauber to add ink to the flower and leaves - hopefully this gives them a little more depth.  The sentiment is from the new So In Love set in the Occasions Catty.  I took this photo at night so my little blingy bits aren't all sparkly as they are in real life.

Next on the hop is the lovely, Julia Quinn.  Click the 'next blog' image below to be taken to her project.

Thanks so much for taking a little time to stop by, and if you've left a comment thanks, I love reading them.

Patrice x

Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Add Ink 343 - Blog Hop - Just Add Pop Up &/or Interactive Cards

Happy January blog friends ~

I'm ashamed to say that it's been too long.... Christmas crept up on me, as it has a habit of doing now that I'm a busy mum of three.  The lead up was incredibly busy with Gorgeous Kid finishing high school, formal, awards presentation, graduation ceremony and the like....the twins finished up at preschool and with that came a concert, a party and numerous other activities to attend.  It was quite a juggle.  Family Christmas was at our house this year so we decided to go all out and host a few different parties in the weeks beforehand.  It was a very social, and enjoyable time despite all the work involved.

After the crazy of Christmas all three children ended up going away interstate on holidays with cousins, and grandparents respectively.  Well did we unwind - so much so that NOTHING happened for that week.  We didn't cook, nor did we need to clean house, wash clothes... I ended up reading three novels and taking regular afternoon naps - pure bliss!  I had hoped to craft, but really wasn't in the mood since I was being so lazy... the new year came around quietly for us.

So belatedly I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that 2017 is an extra happy one for you.

At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year. Today we are adding Pop Up &/or Interactive Projects

You may have arrived from my gorgeous friend Nikki's blog, or you can begin the blog hop here or at any of the other design team members blogs. There are 14 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 next button 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've created a Pop Up Slider Card for today.  This card was made for a sweet little girl who had her first birthday on the first day of the new year.  How special is that?

It stands open thanks to the tent fold card at back, plenty of room to write your message

Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky are the colours I've used here

Closed flat and easy to mail

Despite ALL the new goodies I have from the Occasions Catalogue I didn't use a single one here.  In fact this card uses a combination of Stampin' Up!, Papertrey Ink and My Favourite Things stamps/dies.  If you'd like more detail on how I created it, or the supplies I've used please feel free to shoot me an email.

Using the next button below will take you to Kelly's fabulous creation.  Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the hop!

Patrice x