Friday, 10 July 2020

JAI 513 Just choose two - Prized peony


Hello & welcome! It's Choose Two challenge time at Just Add Ink this week - always a fun one.

Even more fun I picked the three challenge elements - Flowers, Trees and Texture - some of my favourite card elements, so it's no surprise that this was an easy one for me.

I chose flowers and texture as my two elements. The hardest part was which flower to choose. I picked a new stamp and die bundle - Prized Peony - which has the most gorgeous peony images.


Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Stamping Sisters Tutorials July Bundle & Blog Hop - Birthdays!


July already! This means it's time for a new Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle, and our theme for July is Celebrate Birthdays. We're shaking things up by adding something new & fun too.

We've each made two cards - our tutorial project and a second card inspired by the tutorial. This means you still get an exclusive card and tutorial when you purchase our Stamping Sisters Bundle, AND an extra idea. That adds up to 10 card ideas in total.

Even more awesome, we've decided to share our second project with you as a blog hop so you can see all our projects together. If you're hopping you probably arrived here from the fabulous Ellen Woodbridge. Welcome, and I hope you love what we've made for you.

First up, here's a peek of what you'll find in our July Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle. It includes projects to suit anyone you want to celebrate plus lots of techniques you can use over and over.

Friday, 26 June 2020

JAI 511 inspiration challenge - happy news


Today I get to share two things with you - First, my Design Team project for this week's Just Add Ink inspiration challenge, and two, a favourite plant.

First the challenge - Rachael asked us to create a project inspired by this pic featuring a fab pair of Sansevieria  plants. I'd love to have these at my place as they're one my fave indoor plants  - they're so sculptural and even better almost impossible to kill.  Now what to do for the challenge? The Boho Indigo Medley and Forever Greenery paper from the new Annual Catalogue came to the rescue and I made this.

Friday, 12 June 2020

JAI 509 colour challenge - amazing woman


It's colour challenge week at Just Add Ink and this time I've chosen a colour combination of Highland Heather, Pool Party, So Saffron and Crumb Cake for the team to use.

I can't remember what inspired me to choose this combo but looking at again I thought it would be make a soft and pretty card  for a dear and amazing friend. My Ornate Style bundle features a beautiful floral bouquet image so it got its first inking.

Monday, 8 June 2020

Poppy shadow box birthday card

Hello and welcome.

I'm going back in time again today to share a shadow box card we made at my Peaceful Poppies Poppies suite class back in March. Seems an eternity ago.

You know I love a fancy fold and this is a fun one I haven't made in a while.

Saturday, 6 June 2020

Pineapple pop up window birthday card

My darling girl had her 19th (!) birthday at the beginning of May so I thought you might like to see the card I made for her.

I was in my Timeless Tropical phase and feeling a bit nostalgic about Hawaii where we've spent a couple of her birthdays when I made it, as it has quite the tropical vibe... and a pineapple.

It's also a pop up window card like I made for my May Stamping Sisters Tutorial bundle project too. I love that it looks like a normal card when closed but see lots of different elements when open.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

New Stampin Blends Markers and Colour Chart

The only thing better than a new Stampin' Up! catalogue is new Stampin' Blends alcohol marker colours and I'm so happy that Stampin' Up! have added 5 new colours to the Blends range. All in the usual light and dark shades.


4 colours are brand new In Colors for 2020-2022. These are Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness and Misty Moonlight. The last new Blends colour is Melon Mambo from the Brights collection - a welcome addition since the retirement of Lovely Lipstick.

You'll see all available Stampin' Blends marker colours on pages 142-143 of the printed Annual Catalogue or pdf, or here in my Online Store.

Wednesday, 3 June 2020

New Stampin' Up! Catalogue - New Store

Today's the day we welcome a new year of Stampin' Up! ideas with our 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! has a brand new store that makes it lots easier to find and get what you want.

Shop in June using my host code - 6AFVCAB6

My lovely customers should already have paper catalogues to ponder what's first on your list. If not, let me know.

Save the catalogue pdf to your computer or mobile device for access everywhere:

Download 2020-21 Annual Catalogue pdf

Monday, 1 June 2020

June Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundle - Kids Big & Small


It's June already and time for a new Stamping Sisters Tutorial Bundle. This month is all about kids whether big or small, so you'll find bright colours, cute animals, and lots of fun ideas you can use for lots of cards. Here's a peek at the 5 projects we've created for you.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

Magnolia Lane Double Wonder Dozen

A super quick post to share a bunch of cards with you that I've made using the Double Wonder technique. I can't remember the last time I made 12 cards so quickly so this is worth sharing.

What's Double Wonder? It's a series of easy card layouts made by cutting up 6 x 12 inch pieces of coordinating patterned paper based on a template of cuts.