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

Everything Eleanor

Dear Crafters,

Sale-a-bration may be over, but the Occasions & Annual Catalogues still provide us with so much to choose from, so let’s have a look and see what else we can create!

Today I enter a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink, #305!

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I started with a Crumb Cake card base which I embossed with the Elegant Dots TIEF.

I stamped a piece of Whisper White card with Crumb Cake ink using the Everything Eleanor stamp set, before slicing it into 1 1/2″ strips. I sponged the edges with a dauber and the Crumb Cake ink, before adhering it to another piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I wrapped a piece of coordinating ribbon around it and added a bow.

 

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I stamped the flower image 3 times using the masking technique and fussy cut them out. I used my Wink of Stella (clear) brush dipped in some Blushing Bride ink to colour them. I’m not sure you can see the shine in the photos?!!!!

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I stamped the bird in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it and added it to the card with dimensionals.

Lastly, I added some Dazzling Details to the stamen.

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It is school holidays here in Australia and my 9 year old also wanted to have a go at this challenge, so here is her card. She created this all by herself without any help what-so-ever from me. I was quite impressed!

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Please leave a comment below, if you think our cards 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.

 

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

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Birthday, Celebrate, Challenges, feminine, Flowers, Handmade Cards, JAI, Mother's Day, Stampin' Up!

Bloomin’ Heart at JAI

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is from Rochelle who has suggested we all “Just Add Something New”.

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With the new Occasions catalogue going live on 5th January, we have plenty of new yummy products to choose from.

Anyway, lets get rolling!

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments

I started with a Mint Macaron card base and added a piece of the new Birthday Bouquet DSP. A piece of dotted lace trim in Mint Macaron was added across the centre.

Next I die cut the Bloom’ Heart Framelit from Blushing Bride card stock and glued it to some vellum and then cut around the edges with paper snips. This just gave it a more subtle and frosted background.

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments #stampinupaustralia

I stamped the flower images (Bloomin’ Love stamp set) with Blushing Bride ink onto coordinating card stock and die cut them out, before adding with a glue dot and then a pearl into the centre of each one!

The Bow Paper Clip Embellishment was added (how cute are they?!!!)

On the back of the vellum, a dimensional was placed under each of the 5 flowers and added to the card.

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments

 

I stamped the “celebrate” sentiment (from Beautiful Ride stamp set) in Mint Macaron onto Whisper White card stock and used the banner punch at one end.

Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel along with a coordinating envelope!

#bloominheartthinlitsdie #loveblossoms #birthdaybouquetdsp #occasions2016 #stampinup #flowers #bowpaperclipsembellishments

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.

 

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

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

 

Enjoy the many perks of being a Demonstrator (even just for yourself as a Hobby Demonstrator) by joining my friendly team, click HERE for details.

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Baby, Challenges, JAI

Sweet little deer

Dear Crafters,

Made With Love Baby Girl Card #stmpinup

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#279.

I am loving using the Go Wild Designer Series Paper at the moment and thought it was perfect to use for this baby girl card using the stamp set, Made With Love.

Made With Love Baby Girl Card #stmpinup

I began with the colour scheme of Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. A variety of circle punches in coordinating colours, helps create the focal point.

I water coloured the image to give it the softness required. Paper Piercing has also added a lovely border around the pink card for added interest.

Made With Love Baby Girl Card #stmpinup

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.

 

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

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Birthday, Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Hey, Girl

Dear Crafters,

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

Have you lost your mojo?

Well why not try a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Sketch Challenge JAI#271.

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

I stamped and coloured the image of the girl with Copic markers. The image was again stamped onto DSP and I cut out the dress and glued it onto the girls body.

Colours used: Basic Black, Real Red, Silver and Whisper White.

Hey, Girl #Stampin' Up!

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.

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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Butterflies, Challenges, feminine, JAI

Watercolour Wings for JAI

Dear Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is an Sketch Challenge JAI#268.

What a great sketch this is and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to give it a go!

I started with a Basic Black card and added panels of Old Olive and the a piece of the new Pretty Petals DSP Stack. I sponged the edges before gluing them to the card.

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

Next I added the banner across the centre. I used the 2″ circle punch and embossed it with the fluttering textured impressions embossing folder and sponged the edges before adding it with dimensionals.

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

I stamped the butterfly onto Very Vanilla card stock, starting with Calypso Coral (stamped off for the first image), full strength for the second image and the 3rd is Watermelon Wonder. Then I die cut it out with the Butterflies Thinlits.

I also die cut a piece of vellum with the Bold Butterfly Framelits and attached it to the stamped image.

I wanted something a little bit more, so I used some gold beads and threaded them onto gold wire I use for jewellery making! You can see it close up below, cute hey!!!!

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

Do you see those gold dots? Wonder how I made those? Well, they are the White Perfect Accents and I coloured them with a Gold Sharpie pen!!!! How clever hey!

Don’t forget to decorate the inside panel along with a coordinating envelope!

Stampin Up Watercolour Wings

I have to say when I saw this sketch I loved it, and all of the design team cards were stunning and very inspiring!

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.

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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Butterflies, Challenges, JAI, Occasions & Sale-a-bration

Sheer Perfection

Hello Crafters,

Today I enter a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a colour challenge JAI#254.

I have to admit when I saw these earthy tones, it wasn’t something that really appealed to me. I prefer the brighter colours, but this is what challenges are all about, challenging ourselves to try new things!

I was in need of a thank you card for one of the prep mums who called yesterday to say that my youngest had left her lunchbox at school. We were already on our way to Kids Club and I wasn’t able to go back to get it, so this lovely mum wanted to drop it to our home. I was so thankful to her for even suggesting to do that for us, so I felt the need to make her this card!

Sheer Perfection Butterfly

I have just received this gorgeous Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack which is one of the four new Sale-a-bration freebies released this month. For every $90 you spend on Stampin’ Up! products you can choose from a range of bonus product and this stack is one of them!

Sheer Perfection Butterfly

The butterfly is die cut in Baked Brown Sugar and Tangelo Twist card together in the one layer.

The vellum is coloured from behind with the Stampin’ Write Markers in all four of the colours and adhered to the card with the coloured side down. I used the White Stampin’ Chalk Marker to to the stitching around the edge.

Sheer Perfection Butterfly

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

Sheer Perfection Butterfly

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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Challenges, feminine, JAI, Pens for Colouring

Feathery Inspiration JAI#236

Hello Crafters,

Melbourne is a very windy day today and hoping to reach 29 degrees, so I will quickly share a card I have made for the Just Add Ink ‘Feathery Inspiration‘ Challenge before heading out to a family BBQ!

I love this colour combination and needed to make a card for my friends birthday next week, and guess what her favourite colours are? Yes, blues and greens!!!

Flower Patch Peacock

I started with a card base of Bermuda Bay and a layer of coordinating DSP. I then stamped the Flower Patch Photopolymer Stamps starting with Pool Party, then Pistachio Pudding then Bermuda Bay. I used the coordinating dies Flower Fair to die cut the images. The body of the peacock is Pacific Point card stock.

Flower Patch Peacock

I used the 1/2″ & 3/8″ circle punches and the heart is from the Owl Builder Punch.

I added some rhinestones to the feathers for some more interest and who doesn’t love a bit of bling?!!!.

I added the sentiment from the Petite Pairs Stamp Set in Pacific Point and used the small oval punch.

Peacock Flower Patch

The inside of the card I stamped an image from the Bordering Blooms stamp set in Memento Black ink then coloured with the coordinating Blendabilities.

Flower Patch Peacock

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.

PS I got an Honourable Mention for this creation!!!

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Challenges, feminine, JAI

Stippled Blossoms

Hello Crafters,

I have had a wonderful day at home today with the kids home on school holidays, and they sat with me and made some cards of their own. Yes, they did get a bit bored after a little while, so they headed out to watch the movie Frozen. Miss 8 made this card before she went. I was impressed and had to share it with you!!!

Olaf by Annika
Olaf

 

 

Anyway, back to what I decided to make and that was enter a challenge at Just Add Ink, which this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#233.

I decided to try turning the sketch sideways and see what I could come up with. I chose one of my all time favourite SU stamp sets, Stippled Blossoms and wanted to make a card also using the new I Love Lace background stamp which I find absolutely stunning and I think these 2 sets go very well together!

Stippled Blossoms

I began with a Perfect Plum card base and added the banner. This was created by stamping I Love Lace with Versamark Ink onto Whisper White card stock, then heat embossed with gold. I then added the Baker’s Twine and tied in a bow.

I stamped the flowers in Perfect Plum with Elegant Eggplant, and the leaves in Pistachio Pudding with Wild Wasabi. Then fussy cut them all out!!!! I added each of the flowers with dimensionals and glued the leaves.

I stamped the sentiment in Elegant Eggplant onto the whisper white card and die cut with the framelits before adding with dimensionals.

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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.

Stamp Sets:  Stippled Blossoms, I Love Lace, Itty Bitty Banners  Papers:  Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding  Inks:  Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Versamark  Accessories:  Bitty Banners Framelits, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Baker’s Twine, Tombo Glue

 

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

JAI#220 Sketch Challenge

Hello Crafters,

Today I finally get back into some crafting after a week or two on the sidelines so to speak!

I thought the best way to start, was with a challenge at Just Add Ink. So, the challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge JAI#220.

I am also using 2 of the new 2014-2015 In Colours; Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey & Tangelo Twist.

My dear sister is pregnant with her 3rd child and already has two girls, so when they found out she was having a boy, I almost went in to melt down! This will be the 5th grandchild, but the first boy, on my side of the family.

Baby We've Grown

So I need loads of practice with masculine/boy cards and what better way than to start with a Oh Baby Boy card.

I have left the very top of the card above the ribbon with a bit of space, so once the baby is born (and I get my new alphabet framelits from the new annual catalogue, available 1 July!), I will be able to add his name!

Baby We've Grown

I stamped the Oh Baby image from the Baby We’ve Grown Stamp set in the new In Colour, Lost Lagoon. The base card is also Lost Lagoon and the Designer Series paper is from the new stack, Moonlight.

The scallop circle is die cut from Hello Honey cardstock… do you think it looks a bit like a bib?!!! I hope so, because that was the intention!

I find that these two colours coordinate so well and the ribbon is to die for! Below is another picture showing this divine ribbon!

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You may also notice the punched stars, part of a new punch pack of 3 (which also includes a flower and a heart), all of which I couldn’t wait to get my hands on.

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.

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, so make sure you return to my blog to view it online. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last and ends 30 June!

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Challenges, feminine, JAI, Kids Cards

Cupcake anyone?

Hello Crafters,

I am so excited to have a long weekend right now, after such a busy few weeks. So I must say Happy Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend to everyone in Melbourne and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes! Not only did I bake some Baci cupcakes but also made this card for the Just Add Ink #217 Challenge, “JUST ADD CUPCAKES/CAKE/DESSERT“.

And check out the colours ~ I have used Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette & Cherry Cobbler, oh and Soft Suede for the cupcake wrapper!

Just Add Ink #217

The card base is Cherry Cobbler along with the cherry on top of the cupcake. The background is Pink Pirouette Core’dinations cardstock embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF and sanded. I also distressed the edges with the distressing tool!

I used Flowersoft for the top of the cupcake to give it a bit of texture.

Just Add Ink #217

The double bow is made with the SU Seam Binding in Very Vanilla and adhered with a glue dot.

The sentiment is from the Hostess Stamp Set Simply Sketched and then cut out with the Decorative Label punch and sponged edges in Wisteria Wonder ink.

Oh and here is a picture of my Baci cupcakes, I knew you were wondering about them!!! Yummy!!!!

Baci Cupcakes

Why don’t you have a go at entering a challenge? They are so much fun, so check out what the design team at Just Add Ink created this week!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue goes live on 1 July, but if you would like to receive a copy before then, please Contact Me. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful colour pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Don’t forget to check the retired stamps and accessories lists, there are sure to be products to please, but hurry, only available while stocks last!

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Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,
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