Friday 27 November 2015

JAI 290 colour challenge - sweet treat box

It's time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink & this week is a colour challenge suggested by the lovely Jan.
My first thought at the colours was 'gulp' as I don't think I've ever combined even two of them. After some pondering I realised the Cherry on Top paper pack included some fun combinations including a sweet donut pattern. This sparked a thought to make some sort of treat, so I decorated a sahara sand box from the All Boxed Up kit & the final sweet treat turned out like this:
Tag Tips
I cut 9 donuts from the Cherry on Top paper sheet shown below using the smallest circle framelit die - happily a perfect size so no hand cutting required (yippee!) - then I added some no-mess glittery sparkle with my clear Wink of Stella pen, but it's hard to see in the pic. Exciting news - Wink is coming to SU in January - double yippee! I've included some other glittery touches with glitter ribbon & a little glimmer paper on the banner.
The fancy curved top & notch on the tag is courtesy of the new Curvy corner trio punch - seriously a must have punch from the Holiday Catalogue (see it below). Bottom corners were rounded with our regular corner rounder punch. The sweet sentiment on the banner is from All Boxed Up stamp set which co-ordinates with the All Boxed Up Kit. Click on this tag pic & you might see the sparkle better.
Here's a final pic of the box from the side. I wrapped some more Cherry on Top paper, watermelon wonder card & glimmer paper around the perfectly neutral sahara sand box for that matchy-matchy look I love. Even the peg is watemelon wonder (also from the kit):-)
I think I'll fill my box with some skittles - smaller & less messy than donuts - & share with a fellow sweet tooth.
So what do you think - did I work the colours? Do check out all the DT's projects, try the challenge yourself & link up to share it with us.  We'd love you to play along.
If you'd like to make your own sweet treat boxes, all the supplies I've used are listed below. Click on the pics for more info & to order in my store.

Thanks for visiting. I have lots more to share once I get some photos taken, so back soon I hope.
Inky wishes, Di

PS: I may have bent the colour challenge a bit as my donuts are apparently cucumber crush, not garden green, but they certainly look the part to me.
PPS: the box I used is also available in the fab Baker's Box die set - make them in any colour you like!
See & Order Supplies
To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one. Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order. Note - Stamp sets & bundles noted below may be available in other mount options (eg wood, cling rubber or photopolymer). I have listed the option that I used. Please check the online store if your preference is different.

Monday 16 November 2015

20% off Stamps - 5 days only

You know you love a bargain, so let's get to what's on sale. Get these stamps for 20% off  - from 16-20 November only.

Stampin' Up! have added lots of lovely samples to Pinterest. See them here

Thanks for shopping with me
If you're a customer of mine, place at least a $50 order with me for any catalogue items (excl shipping) from 16-21 November (that's today until Saturday) & you'll go into a draw to win a $20 voucher for Stampin' Up! products from me. Orders can be placed by phone, e-mail, at class, or online.

Important: If you're shopping online, you must use my hostess code TJTS4BJR*.
*If your order is $250 or more, please don't use the hostess code, as you'll earn at least $25 worth of Stampin' Rewards when you place your order. I'll include you in my draw too.Please e-mail me if you need help or have any questions. Back next time with a project or two :-)

Inky wishes, Di

PS:  Want more bargains? Remember to check out our new Weekly Deals each Wednesday for current items at 25% off, & the Clearance Rack for awesome bargains on retired stock.

Christmas Catalogue - Retirement list top 10

Christmas is less than 6 weeks away so I know many of you will be well underway with your planning, cards, tags, decoration making etc, but if you're like me, you've probably still got lots to do. Fortunately our Christmas Catalogue is packed with ideas to make your Christmas papercrafting quick, easy, & in your own style.
The Holiday Catalogue season continues until 4 January, when most items will retire & some will carry over to our 2016 Occasions Catalogue. To help you plan your fave purchases now, SU has shared an advance list of all the Holiday Catalogue items that will NOT be available after January 4th. All retiring items are listed below. You can download the list or view items in my online store.
Important: All retiring items are now available while supplies last so don't wait to place your order.

Thanks for shopping with me
Place at least a $50 order with me for any catalogue items (excl shipping) between 16-21 November & you'll go into a draw to win a $20 voucher redeemable for Stampin' Up! products from me.
Orders can me placed online, by phone, e-mail, or at my classes until 21 November.
Important - Online Orders - you must enter hostess code TJTS4BJR if you shop online in my store.
Do not use the hostess code if your total order is $250 or more, as you'll earn at least $25 Stampin' Rewards dollars to spend with your order. I'll also add you to my draw.

My Top 10 retiring picks
There are lots of items I hoped would remain available - many of which are so useful all year round, so here's my not-to-miss list. Make sure your order them before they disappear.

To You & Yours Shaker Card Kit - I LOVE this kit for quick & fabulous Christmas cards. So many possibilities.
Versatile Christmas (clear) or (wood) - perfectly coordinating sentiments for fronts & insides.
Lighthearted Leaves - flexible modern leaf set for lots of occasions (co-oordinating dies available too).
Big Shot
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set - also available as a bundle with A Little Something stamp set
Woodland textured impressions embossing folder - a fab background for so many projects.
Sleigh Ride Edgelits - great for Christmas & all year round scenes (also available in a fab bundle)
Gold & silver cord trim - all year fave for cards, tags & decor
Snowflake Elements - add a lovely natural touch to Christmas projects
Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum - for essential Christmas shine on cards, tags & more
Black glimmer paper - it's black, glittery & has so many uses!

Full Holiday Catalogue Retirement List

Here's a full picture list of all the items to make them easier to see. Click on the pics to see & buy them shop in my online store. Remember to use hostess code TJTS4BJR when you shop to be eligible for my voucher draw.

Holiday Catalogue - items retiring & available while stocks last (until Jan 4th)