Friday, January 27, 2023

Just Add Ink #637 | Sketch Challenge

 Hello, hello, hello! Welcome and thanks for joining me on my blog today. Today, we over at Just Add Ink have a new challenge for you - Just Add Ink #637 | Sketch Challenge. This week we have a fun sketch for you designed by fellow JAI team member - Tina.

 It's a basic sketch design but has a lot of scope for you to make this sketch your own and shock, horror, I didn't stray much from the sketch at all this week, which is very unusual for me.

In our Just Add Ink blog hop last week I was reminded of the amazing Hues of Happiness DSP that is in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, from Di Barnes gorgeous project. I'd almost forgotten that I had it and really wanted to use it on my project this week. Thanks for the reminder Di.

Because the DSP has lots of bright and fun colours I really wanted my background layers to be Basic White. The colours in the DSP look brighter and bolder against the white and really pop off the card. I then used two stips of Basic White cardstock and crossed them across the card as per the sketch.I then flicked some Fresh Freesia ink over the Basic White for a little extra something.

The flowers I then fussy cut from the Hues of Happienss DSP and arranged them on the card under the die cut circle. It really is a CAS card but the the amazing art work from the DSP makes making a beautiful card easy. The simplicity of the card makes it quite stunning. One of those less is more situations.

The stamped flower on the Fresh Fressia circle comes from the Happiness Abounds Stamp set and the Happy Birthday is from the Cottage Rose Stamp set. 

I've finished the card off with some linen thread and some Retired In Colour Jewels.

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy stamping! 

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Friday, January 20, 2023

Just Add Ink #636 Blog Hop | Just Add Your Favourite Challenge

Hello, hello, hello!  Happy Friday! Welcome and thank you for joining me on my blog today. I've  just had a very well deserved and much needed Christmas Break with my family and some time away camping in our caravan. Lots of fun in the sun, stand up paddle boarding, swimming in the lake, swimming at the beach, boating, knee-boarding, 4WD, reading a few books and lots of all-round summer fun! Was so good to be away in the great outdoors of Australia. Back to reality now.

  Over at Just Add Ink, to kick off the first challenge for the year we are commencing 2023 with a blog hop to go with the new challenge. Our theme for this hop and the challenge is 'Just Add Your Favourite'. I love this theme and how much scope it gives you for your project. I could have made a few different projcts with this fantastic theme.

 If you've been following along here for a while you would be able to pick what my favourites would be just by looking at my card. For all the newere folk around here one of my most absolute favourite things on a card is Black and White Stripes. I don't know what it is about black and white stripes that I love so much but when I see them on anything I'm a sucker for it and have to have it.

 The other things that are my favourites on my projects are florals, anything pink, any colouring medium (I've used water colour with a Water Painter here today), Vellum, Linen Thread, and Pearls (my birth stone). All these things put together make for a goreous and pretty card and I don love me a pretty card.

I cut the black and white 1cm strips using my paper trimmer and then used the stamped images and dies from the Stampin' Up! Framed Florets bundle for the other elements on the card.

I think this card would look fabulous recreated in different colours. Might have to try those ideas on my next projects.

Next up on the blog hop is Kerry Bunting with her amazing creation. Make sure you click your way around to everyone on the hop as there are lots of gorgeous creations and lots of different takes on our 'Just Add Your Favourite' theme.

 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!
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