Friday, 15 June 2018

JAI 413 colour challenge - congrats new driver


 

Hello Friday! It's new challenge day at Just Add Ink and this week we're working with this tropical colour combination suggested by meeeeee.


This combination reminds me that colour inspiration is everywhere. I'd seen 3 people sitting together at church wearing this combination & made a note. I was so taken by how fresh it looked and how like our SU colours they were so I suggested it to the team, & here we are.

Also, I absolutely love our new granny apple green colour (& not just for the brilliant name). It's such a lovely bright but not too bright green, and it coordinates so well with so many other colours in our new colour collection.

So what did I make with this luscious combination?...

Friday, 1 June 2018

JAI 411 sketch challenge - delightfully floral birthday



It's sketch challenge time at Just Add Ink this week and who doesn't love a good sketch. Jan has given us this fun one to play with...



... and this is what I made using some of my new faves, from our new Annual catalogue which startes TODAY. Yippee!!

Sunday, 27 May 2018

Share what you love - mix and match gatefold




Hi & welcome! Today I'm sharing the second card from my last class - a gatefold that's all about my gorgeous new floral Share What You Love heavyweight paper I've used.

Friday, 18 May 2018

JAI 409 technique challenge - 21st birthday eclipse



This week at Just Add Ink, Rachael has challenged us to use the eclipse technique on a project. This technique has been really popular over the last year so it's sure to be a popular challenge. I made this card for a special birthday celebration.

If you haven't tried the eclipse technique yet, it usually involves die cutting part of an image (a shape, word, number) then popping it back in place with a dark layer behind. This creates a fun, dimensional look. The JAI team have created all sorts of eclipse effects on their projects to give you lots of ideas so be sure to check out the JAI blog when you finish here.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Celebrate 17 birthday shutter card



Last week our darling girl celebrated her 17th birthday, and yes I'm as surprised as you are that she's 17 already. I thought she'd enjoy the surprise in a shutter card, so that's what I made.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Petal Palette shutter cards



When I shared the gatefold card in my last post, I mentioned I'm was through a bit of a shutter card & gatefold card phase, thanks to my stamping bestie, Kellie.  So today I'm sharing the shutter card project I made for my ladies only-Mother's Day class last in April, that I cased to make that gatefold.
As an extra treat I'm also sharing a shutter card Kellie made for (lucky) me. Lots of photos ahead so let's get started.

Friday, 4 May 2018

JAI 407 Just add O... eclectic gatefold



This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is a letter challenge.


We need to add something beginning with 'O', so I made this bold, floral, gate fold card with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.

Friday, 20 April 2018

JAI 405 inspiration challenge - 85 birthdays



It's inspiration challenge week at Just Add Ink and the lovely Kelly has given us this dramatic & cosy bedroom image to work with.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Festive Friday on Tuesday - Christmas shine & reindeer



My plans for Festive Friday posts & making my Christmas cards each month haven't been happening for various reasons. Today I have a little time to blog and have just seen some of my favourite Christmas goodies on my SU store Clearance Rack, so Festive Tuesday it is.

Today I'm sharing a couple of my favourite Christmas projects from last year. Both show my favourite element for Christmas cards & gifts - shine. First up is this clean and elegant Christmas card with my favourite reindeer stamp from Santa's Sleigh.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Colour revamp - new colours & ink pads coming soon



It's no secret that I LOVE colour so I'm beyond excited to share a peek of our new colour collections AND new stamp case design, that we'll officially welcome in June when our new Annual Catalogue launches. Read on for more info about the 2018 colour revamp.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Retirements and colour changes - get your faves now


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Today Stampin' Up! shared which items are being retired from our current Annual & Occasions catalogues to make space for our new Annual Catalogue coming in June.
Retirement time is always bittersweet as I love having new goodies to play with, but it's sad to say goodbye to favourites too.

So what's retiring? Lots & lots of stamps, ink, papers, accessories, punches & Big Shot goodies. This is your last chance to get the goodies on your wishlist before they disappear for good. Check out my top retirement picks below to get you started.

The most important thing to know is that most retiring items are only available while stocks last from now until 31 May when they officially retire. Many popular items will sell out quickly so check your wishlist & order what you need.

Friday, 6 April 2018

JAI 403 colour challenge - lots of gold



It's time for colour challenge at Just Add Ink and Rochelle had chosen this very elegant combination.


This is what I came up with.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Thinking of you - one more blossoming basket



So I'm on a forced go slow thanks to having to say goodbye to my gall bladder last week. The good news for you is that it's given me time to catch up on some card sharing, since I'm thankfully feeling much better than I thought I might.

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Blossoming Basket - same but different



Do you like mixing up a card design after you've made a card? I often like to use the same elements to create a different look. Let me show you what I mean.

Friday, 16 March 2018

JAI 400 inspiration challenge - more blossoms



Exciting times this week at Just Add Ink as we're up to challenge 400! Now that is a BIG number.
You'll definitely want to head over to the JAI blog to celebrate with us. There are treats!
Stay a while here first though to see what I've made for the challenge. Kim has given us this inspiration image:

Friday, 9 March 2018

JAI 399 Just add water - Watercolor wings



Can you believe we're up to challenge 399 at Just Add Ink and it's apparently March already!! Time flies! This week Chloe's challenged us to Just Add Water.


Friday, 9 February 2018

JAI 395 inspiration challenge - birthday cake soiree



Yay, it's Friday and time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink. This week, Kelly has given us this gorgeous scene to use as inspiration. One I'd love to see it in real life.


Friday, 2 February 2018

Festive Friday - Hearts Come Home



After another Christmas of last minute creating I've vowed to have all this year's Christmas cards ready to mail by 1 December. A bit more scary now I've put my goal out there.
Even better for you, I've decided to post a Christmas project (or three) on the first Friday of each month to help you get creating earlier too. So welcome to my first Festive Friday share.

Friday, 26 January 2018

JAI 393 colour challenge - epic birthday



Friday means a new Just Add Ink challenge & Rochelle has given us this fun mix of tranquil tide, lemon lime twist & crumb cake to work with.

 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Beautiful Day blended flowers


I got waylaid after sharing my Beautiful Day butterfly cards but I'm back to share a couple of cards using the gorgeous flower stamp in the set, starting with this one.


Friday, 19 January 2018

JAI 392 Just add something new - blog hop


 
Today at Just Add Ink we're celebrating the start of a new challenge year with a team blog hop & challenge to Just Add Something New.


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Beautiful Day blended butterflies



Today I'm sharing some cards using one of my favourite new sets from the Occasions catalogue, Beautiful Day. I was super excited to receive this as a prize patrol (just ask anyone at our table) at our November Stampin' Up! Onstage event, & not just because it has a gorgeous butterfly in it.

The butterfly & flower stamps are brilliant for soooo many different techniques. One of these is the stained glass technique, where a line image is heat embossed (usually in black) on vellum, then the back of the vellum is coloured with markers. This gives a lovely stained glass effect.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

New Occasions and free goodies = happy stamping!



Hello 2018, a brand new Occasions catalogue, and one of my favourite things about a new year - Sale-a-bration freebies! Get straight to the catalogues below & read on for my sneak peek picks.
The fun starts today - January 3.

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