Friday, August 22, 2014

Just Add Ink #228 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Woohoo it's Friday ~

We've got a great colour combo as our new challenge over at Just Add Ink this week.  Kim chose Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow and I'm glad she did - such lovely colours together. 

I pulled out my Sizzix Flower Daisies #2 die for this one and the sentiment is heat embossed.  We'd love you to join the fun, so pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration then link your creation up!

We celebrated Gorgeous Kid's 14th birthday yesterday.  I can't believe how quickly time passes, it seems like yesterday I was sending him off to pre-school and here he is in Year 8 at high school.  Sniff sniff.  We had a family dinner at Hogs Breath Cafe and he's having a party with his mates in a fortnight.  It would have been this weekend, however, between my being sick and his not being organised I just wasn't able to get invitations out in plenty of time. And you crafty mums know an email or text just won't do - although GK wouldn't have minded I'm sure lol!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Just Add Ink #227 - Just Add Chipboard

Happy Friday lovely friends ~

We're adding chipboard at Just Add Ink this week, courtesy of Chantell.  I created a simple one layer card using the Note Cards & Envelopes (pg 194 of the SU catty).

I've had this cute little laser cut chipboard kite in my stash for years.  I covered it in scrap dsp and smothered the whole thing with Crystal Effects - then didn't touch it for 24 hours!  Patience is not one of my strong points, but honestly those little bows were so fiddly to cover I wasn't going to bin it and start again!

I used some die cut clouds as a template and gave my card front a good spray of copic ink using my airbrush - really need to play with that more often.  Such fun!  Once I had enough ink I pulled the little clouds off and popped the kite on, no dimensionals needed as the kite is thick enough being chipboard.  Easy peasy.

We'd love you to join our challenge fun this week so pop over to JAI and get inspired by the design team offerings.

Thanks for stopping by this week, and as always thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment - I do love reading them.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Just Add Ink #226 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday ~

We have a brand new challenge over at Just Add Ink today.  Kim gave us a lovely sketch to play with.

I do love white on white, and here I've added Wisteria Wonder and Pink Pirouette with a touch of Crumb Cake.

The design team have some gorgeous projects to help get you inspired.  Pop over to JAI and check them out.  Here is the sketch if you want to join our challenge fun this week:

Have a fabulous weekend, wherever in the world you live.  Thanks for stopping by today.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Just Add Ink #225 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Good Friday morning lovely friends ~

We have a cool Colour Combination over at Just Add Ink this week.  I chose them ... Smoky Slate, Basic Black, So Saffron and Whisper White.

Okay so I cheated a little ... I just HAD to break out my new Blendabilities and we all know there is NO So Saffron in these fabulous markers - yet!  I used Daffodil Delight instead - creative license yes?

I've been a bit under the weather the past few weeks and had to make a visit to my Doctor.  Whilst there I found out that one of the lovely admin ladies lost her dad in tragic circumstances recently.  I made this card for her.  Hope that big happy flower brightens her day a little.

So this was my first try with the blendies and I'm quite impressed with them.  Such vibrant colours!  So easy to use! The centre of my flower was created by squirting a big dollop of Crystal Effects onto my Silicone Craft Sheet, letting it dry (overnight) and colouring with an alcohol marker.  I then attached to my card with a little more CE and used my Stampin' Chalk Marker to add a few white dots.  Lots of fun!

The design team has such a great variety of projects using these colours so pop over to JAI and grab yourself some inspiration.  Hope you find the time to get creative and join us.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Just Add Ink #224 - Just Add Inspiration - Christmas in July

Happy Friday to you ~

Over at Just Add Ink this week we have a gorgeous inspiration pic that Kim has given us for a Christmas in July theme.  Here it is:

Here's what I created:

Using the sweet set Pretty Poinsettia from Clearly Besotted I heat embossed on vellum.  I cut several layers and coloured the back of my base flower with a dauber and Cherry Cobbler ink.  Couldn't resist adding lots of bling to this one :o)

For lots more inspiration head over to JAI and check out what the rest of the design team have come up with this week.  We'd love you to play along with us!

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Just Add Ink #222 - Just Add a Colour Challenge

Hi beautiful blog friends ~

We have a sweet colour challenge at Just Add Ink courtesy of Mae this week - Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay & Blushing Bride.

I did a little watercolouring with my aqua pen and the new to me stamp set Baby, We've Grown.  It was fun and reminded me I really must try it more often.  I'd love to get good at it.  

Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration - lots of crafty goodness to get you in the mood. We'd love you to join the challenge fun and link up your own creation using these sweet colours.

Have an awesome weekend!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Just Add Ink #220 - Just Add a Sketch

Good morning ~

We have a sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink this week, courtesy of Kim.

I consulted my trusty Colour Coach for the colours I've used on this card.  The base is Smoky Slate, with a Soft Sky & Whisper White mat and a pop of Calypso Coral.  The leaves are Basic Grey I and wanted to use the same for my sentiment, however, I found the ink pad was completely dry!  That has never happened to me before and I think it's because the cover had a small crack in it :(.  I guess my next Stampin' Up! order will include a new Basic Grey ink pad lol.  Goes to show how long it's been since I've used that particular ink though.  Ooops.

I also used the Hardwood, Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets and the Petite Petals and Boho Blossom punches.

If you'd like to join in the challenge fun this week pop over to JAI and check out the sketch, and the gorgeous design team inspiration this week!

Hope you've got something fun lined up for the weekend.  Whatever you get up to, enjoy!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Just Add Ink #218 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Friday peeps ~

The end of the week is here, and although it's been a short one I'm glad for the weekend.  I feel extra tired this week, sigh.

With the 2011-2013 In Colours retiring at the end of June Kim set the Just Add Ink challenge this week to use three of the five retiring colours.  I chose to go with Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green.

I've used a brand new stamp set called Amazing Birthday (which we received at Convention a few weeks ago).  I popped some of the sentiment up for dimension since I've created a pretty CAS card.  Head over to JAI for all the challenge details and inspiration.  Hopefully you'll join the fun this week and link your own retiring In Colour creation up.

Thanks for stopping by today, and as always thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - I do enjoy reading them.  It really makes my day to know that someone has stopped by to look at what I've been up to.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Just Add Ink #217 - Just Add Cupcakes/Cake/Dessert - warning photo heavy!

Good Friday morning ~

Thanks to Nikki our delicious challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is all things yummy and sweet.  You can't half tell I have a super sweet tooth can you?  Lol.

I had a little fun with this card - the icing to be precise!  At our recent South Pacific Convention attendees were lucky enough to receive a packet of Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  Whilst I haven't used them to colour an image yet, I did colour the fabric flower above, and a few pearls and gemstones.  How cool!  I am pleasantly surprised at how well the colour took and stayed on!

You'll notice a number of retired items on this card, starting with the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp, the flower from the Pretties Kit, and the Presto paper which I sponged Calypso Coral ink onto.  I find it difficult to get rid of crafty goodies just because they've retired.

My pic may look a little 'in your face'and bright.  That's because I had my computer rebuilt and I'm using a whole new photo editing package - and I don't like it :(  just yet.  I'm sure I'll get used to it but for now it's trying my patience.

If you'd like to join the sweeeeetest challenge this week do head over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration then link your yummy creation up - you can add cupcakes, desserts and sweets of any kind.

I did say I'd post a couple of Convention pics, although being the lousy photographer I am I didn't really take many. Some of you may have already seen these floating around the place.

Some of my gorgeous JAI team mates, L-R Nikki, Christine, Patrice, Paula, Tina, Delys, Louise, Narelle and Kim.

Enjoying the Bjorn Again tribute band, L-R Kelly, Di Barnes, Kim, Narelle, Paula, Patrice, Bronwyn, Sam Post.

Silly selfies a little later in the evening, L-R Bronwyn, Patrice, Sam.  We really took them for you Jodene.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, enjoy your weekend!