Friday, December 20, 2013

Just Add Ink 196 - Christmas Project

I'm super excited that it's almost Christmas time!!!

This week at Just Add Ink we are asking you to share you Christmas projects with us.

My project of Reindeer noses and wrapped chocolates was for a bake sale that we had at my work. The bake sale was to raise money for a wonderful organisation who support families with young children while their mothers are undergoing treatment for cancer.  The organisation is called Mummy's wish.

I saw these Reindeer noses on the beautiful Rachael's blog - Pretty Pink Peony. As soon as I saw them I knew that they would be perfect to help raise funds for Mummy's wish.

Rachel was so lovely and shared the free printable on her blog which you can find here.
There are a few more days till Christmas so you could pop over, print these out and whip up a few extra little goodies for the kids Christmas stockings!!  All you need are some maltesers and jaffas :)

I also quickly made some chocolate wrapped with Christmas themed paper.

Here are just some of the goodies we had at the bake sale

Now I hear you saying 'it was a bake sale, why didn't you bake anything?'..... well I don't have a oven at the moment as we are renovating our kitchen!  I though these were some good alternatives and I also made the rocky road on the left of this picture.

The office raised over $600 for Mummy's wish!

Now I'd love to see your Christmas project so head over the JAI blog and link it up!!  You've got two weeks to show us :)

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas with your family and friends. 


Friday, December 13, 2013

Just Add Ink 195 - Colour Challenge

WOW does Just Add Ink have a fantastic colour challenge this week for you!

We've got a fantastic inspiration picture that includes the colours Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky and So Saffron!

I think these colours lend them self so a girly card!!

I've also used a new product that I just received - Gold ink!   Doesn't it just look so pretty :)

Here's the inspiration picture that we've pulled the colours from!

There are some amazing cards that the Design Team have produced so pop over to the blog and check them out before you link up your creation! 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Just Add Ink 193 - Star inspiration!

Happy Friday!

There are only 3 more Friday's till Christmas - OMG and I still haven't done any Christmas shopping. I always have such good intentions to start my Christmas shopping early but it never works out that way.

At least the latest Just Add Ink inspiration picture of stars forced me to make a start on my Christmas cards :)

I really love traditional Christmas colours so it was a no brainer when I picked Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler to make this card.

I really liked the idea of a star Christmas wreath as per the bottom right inspiration picture so I used my wee little star punch to make this wreath. This card was fairly quick to make so I actually made two!!! (woohoo more cards under my belt to go with the presents, when I get them)

Here's the inspiration picture - 
You should pop over to JAI and see the other amazing cards that have been produced by the Design Team and don't forget to link up your creation.

I hope you are having a fab Friday and you've managed to get a bit more Christmas shopping done than I have!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Just Add Ink 191 - Sketch

WOW does Just Add Ink have a great sketch for you this week!   It was soooo much fun to use.

Recently I stayed at my BFF's house for a few nights while I was in her home town for work.  I wanted to send a thank you card to her for being such a fab hostess (she always makes me feel so welcome and has plenty of SaraLee ice cream on hand!) and this sketch was the perfect inspiration.

I had lots of fun playing with washi tape and shimmer mist on this card!

All products on this card are Stampin UP! (except the sentiment - Papertrey Ink) but if you need any details just shoot me an email :)

Here is the sketch -

I'd love to see what you create with this sketch so don't forget to link up here!

Happy Friday

Friday, November 1, 2013

Just Add Ink 189 - Colour Combo


I've got to quickly post this and run today (things are crazy around here at the moment!!)

This week at Just Add Ink we've got a fun colour challenge that I hope you get time to play along with.

Here are the colours

Sorry for the short and sweet post but I really hope you get some time to play along with this colour combo challenge!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Just Add Ink 187 - Sketch

Happy Friday!

I swear it's baby season - so many people I know are having babies at the moment and they are all first time mums.

The sketch this week at Just Add Ink was the perfect inspiration I needed to create a quick card for a new little bundle that has just arrived.

I had fun mixing my real washi tape with my stamped tape!!! 

Don't forget to pop on over to the JAI blog and check out the beautiful creations from the design team!!

Here is the sketch  -

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create so don't forget to link up with the challenge.

I'm having a fun girly weekend catching up with some of the lovely ladies in my life including attending a baby shower (I'd better get to work on that card!).

I hope you've all got something lovely planned too!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Just Add Ink 185 Colour Combo

Hello Lovelies!

Gosh I can't believe it's been so long since I've been here on  my blog.  I've been renovating my house and haven't been able to get into my craft room or had the time to craft!

Finally I was able to move some things around so I could participate in this weeks colour challenge at Just Add Ink.

I've use a new set of stamps called Simple Sketched that hadn't seen any ink yet!  I really love this set and can see it will get heaps of use in the future.

Here is the colour combo this week (I accidentally used whisper White instead of Very Vanilla - whoops!)

I can't wait to see your entry over at JAI this week!!!


Friday, August 23, 2013

Just Add Ink 179 - Sketch

Yippee it's Friday!!

This week at Just Add Ink we've got a fun sketch for you to play along with :)

I had so many ideas when I saw this sketch as I'd just received some new goodies to play with. It made it very hard to make any decisions about what would actually make it onto the card!

The photo makes this look very redish however it's really quite pink on real life.

I really love the silver embossing, it adds such a nice sparkly pop!

Here is the sketch

Please don't forget to link up your creation over at JAI and while you are there check out the fantastic designs from the other DT ladies.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Just Add Ink #177 - Colour Combo

Today is the day - yep it's Just Add Ink challenge day!!!!!

This week we've got a great colour combo of Smoky Slate, Soft Sky and Calypso Coral.  It was such a lovely and soft colour combo with a pop of brightness :)

I used my star punch to cut out some star shapes on my Smoky Slate and then I cut out some smaller stars out of my glitter paper to pop up in the middle!

The sentiment is a little hard to see in this picture but is much clearer IRL.

Here is the colour combo:

Please pop over to JAI and link up your entry!
OH and don't forget to check out Carolyn's card who is our Guest Designers for August. 

Happy Friday

Friday, July 26, 2013

Just Add Ink 175 sketch

Doesn't time fly! I can't believe it's that time of week again - Just Add Ink challenge time!!!!

Mae's given us a fantastic sketch to play with and I had fun paying with my goodies from Stampin' UP!'s new catalogue.

I stamped the sentiment tag in Crisp Cantaloupe and cut out the 'something' and popped it up on dimensionals which ties in with the ruffled ribbon..... have I mentioned how much I love the ruffled ribbon!!!!

I've used
Paper - Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Crisp Cantaloupe

Ink - Crumb Cake and Crisp Cantaloupe
Stamp Set - Chalk Talk and Gorgeous Grunge

Other: Crisp Cantaloupe ruffled ribbon, Seam binding and a paper clip

Here's the sketch:

Don't forget to check out the Ama-Zing designs from the design team and then link up your creation!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Friday Mashup 119

It's been a while since I've played along with with the Friday Mashup and the challenge this week is a great one!

I've used the sketch as well as mashing it up with one of my favourite new stamp set from Stampin' UP!- Chalk Talk

The colours I've used are soft and subtle - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz

I'm really loving this new chevron ribbon!!

Here's the sketch - 

Hope you have a chance to play along with this fun challenge :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Just Add Ink 173 - Add Water

Just Add Ink have a fun challenge this week of just add Water!!!
Pop on over to the blog to see how we came up with this inspiration idea and how the other design team members have interpreted it!

Just add water can be interpreted in so many ways and I've done it in two ways on my card.

Firstly I've used a stamp that depicts the ocean and I've also used my aqua pen dipped in some ink and then brushed it over my background to create water!

It's  bit hard to see but I've also scored two lines at the bottom of the card just to add a little extra detail with out it being over powering.

I can't wait to see your water creation so don't forget to link up here.

Happy Friday

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Grey Butterflies

Today I had few minutes to play in my craft room and wondered what I should make!
So I headed to a few of my favourite challenge blogs to see what was on offer.

I decided to mesh 3 challenges into one card - Less is more #127, Freshly made sketches #93 and Case Study #148

I tried to make this card clean and simple but I really feel like I need to add more (bling, paper piercing etc) but I resisted and left it as is.....

Here are the challenges I've entered:

Less is more -

Freshly made sketches -

CASE Study -

I hope you've had a lovely relaxing weekend.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Just Add Ink 171 - Sketch

Happy Friday readers!!

I hope you are excited that it's almost the weekend and you're pumped to play along with the Just Add Ink sketch this week :)

For this card I glued the dsp to some card stock before cutting out the centre.   I did this because I wanted to give it some extra strength as I've popped the whole panel up on dimentionals.

The design team have come up with so many different ways to use this sketch so make sure you pop over to the JAI site and check them out!

We can't wait to see how you use this sketch for you inspiration so don't forget to link up!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Just Add Ink 169 - Inspiration photo

Well I'm off traveling for a few days for work so I've schedule this post just to make sure you don't miss out on getting a little bit of inspiration for the Just Add Ink challenge this week.

We've got such a fun inspiration picture for you to use, so pop over and check it out!

I must say that when I first saw the inspiration picture I was pretty unsure of what I should create. There are so many different ways that you can interpret this picture!!

Other than the picture the next starting point for me was the ruffled white ribbon tucked away in the background.  My BFF sent me some lovely happy mail last week and this was part of the beautiful wrapping - it's so cute how could I not reuse it!!! 

I had fun making splotches of champagne shimmer mist and ink for the panel behind the flowers!!

Here is the inspiration picture

I hope you find time to share your creation with us at Just Add Ink this week.
Happy weekend!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Happy Monday!

Why hello!

We've had a long weekend here in Australia I've finally had time to play along with a few challenges :) Yippee

Today I played along with the Just Us Girls challenge #192 to use washi tape and the Friday Mashup #113 challenge to make a Girly project. 

I really had fun making this card because it uses my favourite colour - Pink!

I've used
Paper - Whisper White
Ink - Pink Pirrouette, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo
Stamp Set - Stippled Blossoms
Other: Washi tape, Champagne shimmer mist and Tim Holtz embossing folder

I hope you've had a lovely Monday and I'll pop back here later in the week with some inspiration for the Just Add Ink challenge.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Just Add Ink 165 - Woodgrain

Hey everyone!

Sorry this post is little late but I thought I'd scheduled it for yesterday but I must have forgotten to do that part :P

Just Add Ink have a very different challenge this week - just add woodgrain!!
There are plenty of ways you can incorporate woodgrain in to your creation, just like the design team have done so pop on over and check them all out.

I thought woodgrain would really suit a masculine card and that's what I set out to make however I remember this pretty Stampin' UP! lace and thought it would look really nice too.  SO I ended up with a card that I'll give to my Mum for mothers day.  Does that ever happen to you... change of focus mid creation?? 

I'd really love to see your creation so please don't forget to link it up here.

I hope you have a lovely weekend