Challenges, JAI, Kids Cards

JAI #228 Colour Combo Challenge

Hello Crafters,

Today I am feeling rather miserable with a cold along with my two girls who are both home from school, but I needed to dose up on tablets and do some creating, even if it was only 1 card!

I begin with a challenge at Just Add Ink. The challenge this week is a Colour Combination Challenge JAI#228.

I started with this idea, but it soon became obvious that maybe they didn’t quite look like feathers when Miss 5 says to me “I love the bunny ears mummy”!

Anyway, I carried on but wasn’t completely happy with this card, as all I could see was bunny ears, but I do love the simply pressed clay flower coloured with blackberry bliss ink and covered with crystal effects.

Stampin' Up! Four Feathers     Stampin' Up! Four Feathers

I sponged the insert of the card using the front panel before adhering it to the card!

Stampin' Up! Four Feathers

Anyway, I had to go ahead with the idea to create an Easter card, as the bunny ears just couldn’t leave my mind! So here is what I came up with using the same colour combo.

Stampin' Up! Four Feathers     Stampin' Up! Four Feathers

The grass and the whiskers were created using the fringing scissors!

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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Simple Stems, part 2

Hello Stampers,

A couple of days ago I showcased some samples using the Simple Stems Stamp Set which is in the new Occasions Catalogue, available for purchase from 28th January. 

Here is another sample using that same stamp set, although a different type of flower from that set.

I have used Gumball Green and Raspberry Ripple in this card. The flowers remind me so much of our family holiday to Thailand last year, although they were more red that Raspberry Ripple, but I just love this colour combination.

I also added a Simply Pressed Clay flower embellishment and coloured it with the Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker.

Simple Stems

Products used:

Stamp Set: Simple Stems

Cardstock: White, Gumball Green, Print Poetry DSP

Ink: Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple

Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stitched Satin Ribbon, Simply Pressed Clay & Mold, Stampin’ Write Marker

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Happy Crafting,