Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Stampin' Up!

Sneak Peek of Happy Birthday Gorgeous for JAI #356

Dear Crafters,

Tonight I join the challenge at Just Add Ink, #356.

I have chosen Metallics and Balloons for my card, along with some brand new products from the upcoming 2017-2018 annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue. I know you love a sneak peek to see some new items coming soon 😉

The Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle is just that, gorgeous!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia JAI Challenge copy

I have used two of the new In Colours; Lemon Lime Twist & Powder Pink. Aren’t they just stunning together?!!! The stamp set is called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and I randomly stamped the flowers over the top layer of white card.

the happy birthday sentiment is die cut from the Happy Birthday Thinlits die in the gold glimmer paper.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia JAI copy

I also love how this stamp set coordinates with the Balloon Punch we already have!

Happy Birthday Gorgeous by Kate Morgan, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Australia JAI Challenges copy

What do you think of this card?

Why don’t you head on over to the Just Add Ink page for some more inspiration.

 

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Stamp Sets: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Inks: Lemon Lime Twist & Powder Pink
Other: Big Shot, Happy Birthday Thinlits die, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub, Paper Snips, Clear Block, Bone Folder, Balloon Punch

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Did you notice some new images today? Yes, I thought it was time to update my ‘branding’ and add some watercolour flowers in some of my favourite colours. What do you think of them? I love it!

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Calendar Card, Challenges, Stampin' Up!

Calendar Easel Card for JAI

Dear Crafters,

Here I am with another post today… can you tell I am on holidays, and I’m loving getting my craft on!!!! lol

Today I join the challenge at Just Add Ink.

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At this time of year, I love making Calendar cards. They give the recipient something to display all year long.

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These Large Number framelits are the perfect addition!!!

Check out those stunning die cut flowers under the calendar, aren’t they gorgeous? These are called So Detailed Thinlits and they are brand new in the Occasions catalogue, available from 4th January. Also the background is stamped with the coordinating stamp set, So in Love.

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I even added some Wink of Stella to them, not sure if you can see that in the photo.

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And don’t forget to decorate the inside of your card!

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What do you think of this project?

Be sure to head over to the Just Add Ink page to see what other talented crafters have created for this challenge!

Products Used:

Stamp Sets: So in Love
Cardstock: Old Olive, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
Inks: Old Olive, Basic Gray
Other: So Detailed Thinlits, Large Number Framelits, Big Shot, Pearls, Wink of Stella, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Trimmer, Stampin Scrub, Clear Blocks, Sponge Dauber, (Mini Calendar)

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Butterflies, Challenges, JAI, Weekly Deals

Just Add Butterflies

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is to Just Add Butterflies, JAI#272.

Butterflies #Stampin'Up!

I began by embossing the black card with the Butterflies TIEF in the Big Shot. I die cut the two banners using the Lots of Labels Framelits.

I stamped the flowers (Awesomely Artistic stamp set) in Versamark ink, then added clear embossing powder and heat set. I used the Blender Pens with Wild Wasabi ink to colour them.

Colours used: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi and Gold.

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The sentiment is from the Greetings Thinlits in gold glitter paper, as is the butterfly (Bold Butterfly Framelits).

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this sketch challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

Weekly Deals

I love this week’s Weekly Deals, especially the Pretty Petals DSP Stack!  Which deal is your favourite?

Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker’s Twine by Stampin' Up!
CHERRY COBBLER THICK BAKER’S TWINE
Price: $6.25 $4.69
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders by Stampin' Up!
FUN FRAMES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS
Price: $15.00 $11.25
Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die by Stampin' Up!
HAMBURGER BOX BIGZ XL DIE
Price: $66.00 $49.50
Metallics Sequin Assortment  by Stampin' Up!
METALLICS SEQUIN ASSORTMENT
Price: $8.75 $6.56
Mossy Meadow 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
MOSSY MEADOW 5/8″ STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price: $12.25 $9.19
Neutrals Envelope Paper by Stampin' Up!
NEUTRALS ENVELOPE PAPER
Price: $10.50 $7.35
Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack  by Stampin' Up!
PRETTY PETALS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK
Price: $14.00 $9.80
Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
SWEETHEART PUNCH
Price: $28.00 $19.60
Tangelo Twist 5/8 Striped Cotton Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST 5/8″ STRIPED COTTON RIBBON
Price: $12.25 $9.19
Tangelo Twist Classic Stampin' Pad by Stampin' Up!
TANGELO TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN’ PAD
Price: $11.50 $8.63
Tear & Tape Adhesive by Stampin' Up!
TEAR & TAPE ADHESIVE

Price: $12.00 $8.40

Click here for the Clearance Rack deals to save up to 60% off.

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Birthday, feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, JAI

Soft Blooms at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Inspiration Challenge JAI#257.

I loved this picture as soon as I saw it, as it has my favourite colours of Crisp Cantaloupe, Very Vanilla and gorgeous soft tones.

I started with a card base of Calypso Coral, then a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe.

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

Today I showcase a card made using the Six-Sided Sampler Bundle which is on sale until 17 May. It is great value and very versatile. I often make masculine cards with this set, but as you can see it can also be quite feminine!

The Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set and Hexagon Punch can be purchased as a Bundle for a short time only. Until 17 May 2015 you can get this bundle for only $55.16 (clear) or $63.66 (wood).

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I stamped each of the four chosen images, six times each, onto Very Vanilla card stock in Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz & Sahara Sand. Then punched each one out with the Hexagon Punch.

I applied some double sided sticky paper to the Whisper White card stock and peeled off the top layer so the entire piece is sticky. I added the Hexagons so they nudge up against each other to form the background pattern. Once finished, I trimmed the excess from each edge with paper snips.

I stamped the Stippled Blossom blooms in Crisp Cantaloupe and then Calypso Coral, a two step process using my handy Stamp-a-ma-jig!!! I masked the first one and then stamped a second bloom next to it. Then I fussy cut them out using paper snips before adding to the card with dimensionals.

The leaves are punched fom Silver Glitter paper using the Bird Builder Punch.

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

The greeting is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set and punched with the Word Window Punch. I poked a small hole on the left hand side and added it to the Crochet Trim with some Linen Thread.

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope, it helps tie it all together!

Hexagon Stippled Blossom

I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome of this card!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

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Butterflies, Challenges, feminine, JAI

Butterfly Basics Bundle

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge JAI#253.

My immediate reaction to this image was “Wow, look at that gorgeous hot pink colour”!

I also love butterflies, so this challenge was going to be just that, butterflies, melon mambo and black.

Butterfly Basics

I love this Butterfly Basics bundle of which the stamps are photopolymer, so extremely easy to use and it has the coordinating dies. Awesome!

The base card is Black with a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock and then another layer or black, which is stamped with Craft White ink using the fern stamp. I stamped the ink off before applying to the cardstock, so that it wasn’t too white and stark.

The butterfly is the main focus of this card so it stands out in its Melon Mambo and Coastal Cabana colourings. I added 5 pearls for each antennae.

Butterfly Basics

I didn’t feel this card needed a sentiment, so I left it blank.

Be sure to decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope. I never send a “nude” envelope!

Butterfly Basics

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

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Birthday, Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

Celebrate Today at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an inspiration challenge JAI#250.

My immediate reaction to this image was Valentine’s Day, but that was celebrated yesterday, so I changed to a birthday theme. There are so many birthday celebrations, so I know this card won’t last too long in my stash!

I have also had this idea of making an interactive moving card for so long now, that today was the day to give it a go. I didn’t know the mechanics of it, but gave it a shot of trial and error. Simply pull the flag tab and the balloons move across the card from left to right. Push it back in and the balloons drift back! I have no idea what the name of this technique is, but it was fun to make.

Celebrate Today

I have this Celebrate Today stamp set in photopolymer and it is the ideal type for 2-step stamping, as the stamp is completely clear and you can see exactly where to stamp the second image! Awesome!

The base card is Black with a layer of balloons stamped in Strawberry Slush ink and then stamped again with Blackberry Bliss ink. The hearts on the left balloon were sponged with a dauber using the Heart Mask. The banner is die cut from Glimmer paper as are the tassels.

The sentiment is inked with Versamark and silver embossing powder applied and heat set.

Celebrate Today

Be sure tho decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope helps tie it all together!

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Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

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Challenges, feminine, JAI, Pens for Colouring

Love Is Kindness at JAI

Hello Crafters,

Today I am getting back into some challenges, so I begin with a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Colour Combination Challenge JAI#248.

I saw this colour combination and fell in love straight away. I reckon these colours go so well together and I just received my Love Is Kindness stamp this week, so couldn’t wait to ink it up!

Love Is Kindness

The base card is Pool Party with a layer of Sahara Sand stamped with the Dictionary Background stamp in the coordinating ink. Then a piece of the Sahara Sand Lace Trim wrapped around this layer, before gluing it to the card base.

The flowers are stamped on Whisper White card stock using the Night of Navy ink and coloured with the set of Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities. The leaves are coloured using the Pool Party ink and the Aqua Painter. This layer is mounted onto Rich Razzleberry card stock and added to the card with dimensionals.

Love Is Kindness

I stamped the image a second time onto Sahara Sand cardstock and fussy cut the newspaper wrapping and added it with dimensionals, before adding a linen thread bow.

I added some candy dots to the bottom corner.

Be sure tho decorate the inside panel of your card and even the envelope helps tie it all together!

Love Is Kindness

Oh yay! I got an Honorable Mention for my card for this challenge!!!!

Please leave a comment below, if you think my card met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

 

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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