Friday, August 26, 2022

Just Add Ink #618 | Colour Challenge

 Hello stamping friends! It's time for a new Just Add Ink Challenge - Just Add Ink #618 | Colour Challenge. This weeks colour combo has been suggested by fellow JAI Design Team Member - Jo. This week its a fantstic colour challenge using Crumb Cake, Pacific Point and Old Olive.


 While I know that these colours don't scream Christmas, I've gone for a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas card using the Stampin' Up! Storybook Gnomes Suite with the focus on using the super cute Gnomes Dies.

I'm lovng these Gnomes dies and I can see me using them in a while variety of different colours! How gorgeous are all the added details in each die cut like the embossing and stitching. Those details really help those dies come to 'life'.

 
While I normally wouldn't put these colours together I love how they look with the Gnomes. To finish the card off  I layered some strips of cardstock and DSP with the White Baker's Twine and then added and White Embossed Sentiment on Basic Black cardstock.

The Just Add Ink Design Team have lots of amazing creations for you and to show you their take on this weeks challenge colours. You'll be surprised at all the different projects we came up with. There is something for everyone. We hope that you'll join in this weeks challenge. I can't wait to see you join in and to see your take on the colour challenge.
 
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Friday, August 12, 2022

Just Add Ink #616 | Sketch Challenge

 Hello there stamping friends! I hope that you are having a fantastic week and a fabulous day! It's Friday, Yay, and that means it's time for another Just Add Ink Challenge | JAI #616. This week we have a fun sketch for you suggested to us by fellow JAI Design Team Member, Narelle Farrugia.

 It's a basic sketch design but has a lot of scope for you to make this sketch your own. 

I've used this sketch to have a play with the super cute Stampin' Up! Tree Lot Dies. These dies are a current Sale-a-bration item. Meaning spend $180 (not including P & H) on Stampin' Up! products and you can get these gorgeous dies for FREE. Also these fabulous dies co-ordinate with the Trees for Sale stamp set from the July - December 2022 Mini Catalogue. I've just used these dies on their own today without the stamp set.

I've kept my card base layers very CAS today with layers of Basic White Cardstock and then used pops of colour in the die cut pieces to create the super cute little camping Christmas scene. I love that the caravan is combined with Christmas elements. It really resonates with me as most Christmas holidays, even sometimes a few days before Christams my family and I are out camping somewhere in our caravan enjoying the summertime sun.

I've used Pool Party and Basic White cardstock for the caravan, Garden Green and Real Red for the wreath, bunting and trees and then Daffodil Delight for the little stars on top of the tree. The Merry Christmas comes from the Kindest Gnomes stamp set and then I've finished the card off with some Linen Thread and the Fine Sparkle Adhesive-Backed Gems.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out everyone's take on the sketch. I love to see how everyone has a different creation all using the same sketch. Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch.

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Friday, July 15, 2022

Just Add Ink #612 | Just Choose Two Challenge

 Hello there my craft friends! Today we over at Just Add Ink have another creative challenge for you. This week its a fantstic Just Chose Two Challenge, chosen by Just Add Ink team member Kim Badelt - Just Add Ink #612 | Just Choose Two Challenge.  

This week's Just Choose Two challenge is a real mixed bag with us choosing from Fur, Clouds or Stitching. I love anything to do with stitching on cards, faux or real, so that was a no brainer for me and then my most recent Stampin' Up! order with the new Storybook Gnome DSP helped me to choose fur with the gorgeous images of the woodland animals.

I've kept the card fairly CAS (Clean and Simple). I'm really loving clean lines and clean cards at the moment. There is beauty in the simplicity of the card and to sometimes pull back from all the 'fluff and stuff' really lets the products shine and in this case lets the DSP shine.

I've started the card with some Basic White layers and then used the pattern from the Storybook Gnome DSP that looks like a knitted jumper or cross stitch/embroidery. This was another element, along with the Stitched Rectangles, to add to my 'stitched' element. Well, I think it looks like it has stitching on it so that is all that matters.


This is the super cute Stampin' Up! Storybook Gnome DSP. If you could only pick one thing from this suite then this DSP would be it. There is so much you can do with it and the artwork in this DSP is fantastic.


The animals for my fur element were fussy cut from this sheet of the DSP. Just cut them out and them add them to your card and you have a quick and simple card done in no time. Aren't these animals just super cute?


I've really kept my embellishments on this card super simple with some Balmy Blue & White Double-Stitched Ribbon (another stitched element) and some Linen Thread. If you were to recreate this card then you could keep it CAS like what I did or really step it up. It all comes down to personal choice.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out to see what 'two' elements they all used this week and then while you are there you can see how you can enter your project. Can't wait to see what 'two' you used. 

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Just Add Ink #606 | Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! I hope that you are having a fantastic week and a fabulous day! It's Friday, Yay, and that means it's time for another Just Add Ink Challenge, Just Add Ink #606 | Sketch Challenge. We've got another fun sketch for you suggested to us by fellow JAI Design Team Member Lou Kitzelman. Lots of lines and rectangular shapes to work with, which I love. 

I've used this week's sketch to have another play around with the beautiful Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper.

This DSP is all black and white and has a beautiful touch of elegance. The the outline of the designs are perfect for trying your hand at coloring, which is what I've done here today.

 I've started my card here today with my all time favourite cardstock Shimmery White. I've used this weeks sketch in the layers of the Shimmery White cardstock for a tone on tone layered look. It's hard to see here in the photo behine the cut out of the DSP but I have added the 4 rectangular pieces like the sketch but left a slight gap inbetween each piece. Splattered over the Shimmery White layers I've added some Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint for some subtle shimmer splatter.

Instead of having the square image in the centre like the sketch used one of the floral images out from the Perfectly Penciled DSP.  I used my Stampin' Up! Watercolour pencils to colour in the image and just used them just like normal pencils. These stunning images have all the shading printed on them already so what I did was colour over each image lightly with each pencil and then used the same pencil again with more preassure to add the darker lines and shading. Really all the hard work is done for you on the DSP.

Colours used:
- Melon Mambo
- Gorgeous Grape
- Pacific Point
- Daffodil Delight
- Granny Apple Green

I've finished the card off with some Linen Thread, Basic Pearls and the Happy Birthday from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set.

I just love the bright pops of colour against the Shimmery White. It makes for a gorgeous contrast. And this DSP is perfect for fussy cutting and colouring in. Might try one of the other designs next time for another card.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out everyone's take on the sketch. I love to see how everyone has a different creation all using the same sketch. Can't wait to see what you do with the sketch.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Just Add Ink #604 | Just Add a CASE of Yourself Challenge

  Hello stamping friends! Happy Friday! It's new challenge day over at Just Add Ink and do we have a fun challenge for you - Just Add Ink #604 | Just Add a CASE of Yourself Challenge suggested by fellow JAI team member Jan.

 How fun!!! When I am stuck for new ideas I sometimes go back to my older card designs and CASE myself and that will usually get the creative ideas flowing. Do you do that too? I know I'm not the only one.  With CASEing the idea is to use the original design but to change it up and 'make it your own'.


 This is my original card that I made back in January 2021. So not that long ago. I really loved the layering of the cardstock and the DSP along with the flowers in each corner. I thought this card design really lended itself so well to the Stampin' Up! Abigail Rose suite that I had just ordered and really wanted to use.

And this is then my CASEd card. As you can see I've kept to the same basic design but I've changed it up a slightly.  

I really thought the floral image from the Cottage Rose stamp set was too large to add two of them to this card as like the original. I still tried to layer ribbon, twine and die cuts with this flower to make a floral 'spray' like my original.


I've finished off the card with some heat embossed gold splatters, basic pearls and the Happy Birthday sentiment stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.

I do hope that you are inspired by my original creation and my CASEd version here today. I can't wait to see your CASEd creations and how you changed up one of your original creations. The slightest change can make a card look completely different.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out to see their CASEd projects and then while you are there you can see how you can enter your project.Can't wait to see your creations.

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Just Add Ink #602 | Just Choose Two Challenge

 Hello there my craft friends! Today we over at Just Add Ink have another creative challenge for you. This week its a fantstic Just Chose Two Challenge, chosen by Just Add Ink team member Kerry Bunting - Just Add Ink #602 | Just Choose Two Challenge.


This Just Choose Two challenge has suggested two products that I don't use all that much - Stencilling and Texture Paste and one that I use on nearly every card that I make - Heat Embossing. With that I chose the heat embossing because that was a given and then chose to use a stencil for some sponged elements. 

I've pulled out some older (retired) products from my crafty stash #useyourstash and teamed them up with some brand new Stampin' Up! products. Can you pick the new products used?


I've gone for a bright and layered card using the new In Color - Starry Sky and then combined that with products from the Hues of Happines Suite Collection. The spots stencilling on the card is a retired Stampin' up! stencil but you could use any stencil you have in your stash to add some extra colour to your card.

I love the addition of the heat embossing in the gold splatter, embossed flower and gold sentiment. I added some extra special touches using linen thread, Starry Sky Baker's Twine, 2022 - 2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots, some retired gold thread and a Gold Laser-Cut Embellishment.

There are lots of AMAZING creations from the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team on the JAI Blog. Go and check out to see what 'two' elements they all used this week and then while you are there you can see how you can enter your project. Can't wait to see what 'two' you used.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Just Add Ink #598 | Colour Challenge

 Hello stamping friends! Happy Friday! Another Friday means it's time for a new Just Add Ink Challenge - Just Add Ink #598 | Colour Challenge. This weeks colour combo has been suggested by fellow JAI Design Team Member - Chantell. This week its a fantstic colour challenge using one of the retiring In Colours - Misty Moonlight and then combined with two of Stampin' Up!'s core colours - Sahara Sand and Cherry Cobbler.


 I've gone for a Basic White card today and then used the challenge colours with lots of layers, embellishments and trim - some current and some retired. I'ved a stamp set that has been with Stampin' Up! for a few years now - Forever Fern. I love how this stamp set makes it so easy to add all those fantastic layers with all the wonderful leaf images.

I've used the Stitched Greenery Die again for that fabulous stitched Misty Moonlight layer and then sponged around the edges using Misty Moonlight ink and the amazing Stampin' Up! Blending Brushes.


I've layered the stamped images with some Misty Moonlight 2020 - 2022 In Colour Ribbon (retired), which I've cut in half, Whisper White Cringled Seam Binding Ribbon - also cut in half, some pieces from the Expressions in Ink Ephamera Pack and some Gold Thread (retired). 

I've then finished off the card with a die cut circle stamped with another of the images from the Forever Fern Stamp Set, an embossed sentiment and some linen thread.

When this stamp set originally was released it was shown in the catalogue with all of the differerent green colours that Stampin' Up! has but I'm loving the different look and feel that this stamp set has given by using this weeks challenge colours. 

The Just Add Ink Design Team have lots of amazing creations for you and to show you their take on this weeks challenge colours. You'll be surprised at all the different projects we came up with. There is something for everyone. We hope that you'll join in this weeks challenge. I can't wait to see you join in and to see your take on the colour challenge.

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