Little Scraps of Paper


JAI 223 Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink..we have a sketch challenge courtesy of Tina..

17324086bHeres what I came up with..


For this card, Ive used Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White Cardstock, Lullaby DSP, Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set, Banner Banter Stamp set and matching punch, Star burst framelits, decorated dot embossing folder, Bakers twine and ribbon (ribbon is retired) IMG_6988-001 IMG_6991-001


So hope you can come and play with us this week. Check out what the other Design Team have come up with here..

Have a great weekend!


JAI 222 Colour Challenge

This weeks challenge is a colour challenge! I love Bermuda Bay so this challenge was great for me… Here’s the colours…JAI201buttons007

I’ve been doing a lot of Project Life pages over the past couple of weeks. A great way of scrapbooking all those photos! This page is of my daughters role as Magnolia in our local production of Cats! All of the set and costumes were from the stage show that toured NZ and Australia all those years ago. Was a fabulous show to watch. (Proud mum and dad went 5 times!) lolIMG_6934-001Check out what the other Design Team have come up with here..

Enjoy your weekend!


JAI 221 Shaker cards

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a challenge of shaker cards, courtesy of Paula!


Here’s what I came up with ..lots of fussy cutting and layers here!IMG_6924-001

IMG_6922-001 IMG_6926The stamp sets I used were Kinda Eclectic (leaves), Hello There (hostess-sentiment) and I Love Lace (netting effect). I also used the petite petal punch for the flowers, the hexagon framelit, Blackberry Bliss Ink, Stitched satin ribbon and CS, Smoky Slate CS, window sheet, dimensionals, mini brads (which I coloured with a Rich Razzleberry Blendie) and pink and purple sequins.

Check out what the other girls on the Just Add Ink Design Team have come up with here

I’m eagerly waiting for my new goodies to play with with the start of the new Annual Catalogue this week!

Have a great weekend!

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Kinda Eclectic Sympathy cards

Ive had a run of having to make Sympathy cards at the moment ..hopefully that run has now stopped!

But Kinda Eclectic, which is a new stamp set in our new 2014/2015 Catalogue fit the bill on all of the cards.

Here’s a couple that Ive made.  This first one was very quick to whip up using the Moonlight paper stack, black and white CS and I used memento black to stamp the leaves and sentiment. Ive sponged over slightly with pool party. The sunburst is stamped in Hello Honey.


This one I used Mossy Meadow and Garden Green for the leaf stamping and Lost Lagoon for the sentiment. I sponged a new dawn horizon with Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. The panel is a cut down version of the Window Frames Collection. IMG_6915-001 IMG_6917-001This stamp set is very versatile I think and I look forward to making more cards with it!

Have a great weekend everyone!


JAI 220 Sketch Challenge

oops its Friday so Im late getting this post up ..days just run away from me sometimes!

This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch challenge courtesy of Kim it is

JAISketch003It immediately said ‘Gift bag’ to me when I first saw the sketch, so, this is what I came up with using some new Products coming our way on the 1st July. This paper is called Lullaby.

IMG_6872-001I had some of leftover artwork from this card so I whipped up a tag using some Project Life bits and pieces (washi, the best sticker, acetate arrows all from the Everyday Adventure Accessories kit), the stamps I used were PL Day to Day, Hello There (hostess set), Love Lace background stamp and Hip notes. I used the new thick bakers twine for my bag closure and coloured my pearl with a Coastal Cabana Blendibility marker.

Glimmer paper, ribbon and dazzling details all in silver completed my project.



So I do hope you come and play with us this week at Just Add Ink. Check out what the other girls have done here

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JAI #219 Inspiration Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a wonderful Inspiration Challenge for you courtesy of Trish..check out what the other Design Team have come up with here.

Here’s the challenge photo.

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Here’s what I did for this challenge..I thought masculine for this card.

IMG_6870-001I’ve used three different stamp sets for this card..oops ..normally limit it but couldn’t help it !!!  The Work of Art stamp (stripes) set is quite varied and I’m loving the inspiration so far seen on blogs using this set.  I also used the Something to Say Stamp set for the stars and the greeting. Love lots of the sentiments in this set and it also has a mini punch set for the stars, flower and heart.  My fave stamp set at the moment is the Amazing Birthday stamp set ..yep its all about Birthdays but it rocks lol.

I’ve used the matching banner framelits to add a feature to one side.

HOPE you all come and play with us this week but if not then to at least get some inspiration!

Have a good weekend!


JAI #218 Colour Challenge

Hi ..been AWOL as had my birthday and a farming conference this week.

Hubby and I won a major comp for our corporate NZ farming group and won Supreme Dairying Award..such a hard but rewarding happy!

Just as well as I had sorted out this weeks Just Add Ink challenge last week aye?

Here are the colours you can choose in this challenge..Choose any three of these..


JAI201buttons005I chose Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Midnight Muse…and love what everyone else on the Design Team chose..check that out here.IMG_6850-001

I used the I Love Lace Background stamp as well as the Teeny Tiny Sentiments and the starburst from Kinda Eclectic. I punched out the I Love Lace backgrounds using the petite petal punch..added a mini brad and all done..super happy how the flowers turned out!

So, Im off to the National Agricultural Fieldays so had better get on the road..

Happy Stamping and have a great weekend.






JAI # 217 Just add Cake!

Be it cupcake/wedding cake or any sort of cake..we want to see it at Just Add Ink!

Here is what I came up with using the retiring stamps sets (Just Married) and (Delightful Dozen-this stamp set has been a fave over the past year). Just a traditional type wedding card with some embossing (decorative dots) and a lace doily or two and some organza ribbon. Ive used smoky slate cardstock and embossing powder for this of my favourite colours as goes with everything!


IMG_6859-001So I hope you can come and play with us this week at Just Add Ink. Check out what the other Design Team Members have done here.

Have a happy weekend filled with crafting!



New Goodies to play with!

Happy Gypsy day for those farmers who have moved over the weekend. A new season awaits!

Lucky me has had some time to play with some new goodies yesterday (a Public Holiday here in NZ)..well that was after cleaning the old workers house out before our new workers could move in ..seriously not cool to leave a house in a mess and move out! Grrr!

After that, I found out some sad news about an ex downline who is seriously ill in Hospital at the, here is the card I made her using the Calypso Coral blendabilites. Get well soon Michelle!IMG_6845-001 I love these alcohol markers very much and have put all the others that we are allowed to pre order on my order..oops! The stamp set I used is Blended Bloom (new single stamp set) and Flowering Flourishes. While I was there, I also made a birthday card for a friend using Hello There, which is a Hostess set in the new Annual Catalogue (starts 1st July). IMG_6848-001I seem to have an orange theme going on lately ..Ive even bought some clothes and a handbag in the colour be all matchy matchy aye? lol

Have a lovely week and enjoy/ make the most of any sunshine and have a thought and prayer for my friend Michelle.


JAI #216 Just Add Watercolouring

This week at Just Add Ink we have a challenge from Paula to use watercolouring.

I’m not the best at this but I try and try ..but Ive gone the easy route this week and gone for a watercolour wash. (I’m chicken right? lol)

Here’s my card!

IMG_6839-001Ive used a few new 2014/2015 stamp sets that I got at the Inspire Create  Share Convention held recently in Melbourne.


The front panel is on watercolour paper, of which, I embossed ‘I love Lace’ background stamp with a smoky slate embossing powder.

Love how that turned out ..almost like a mesh!

Ive used a few drops of Coastal Cabana reinker in water in my aquabrush and coloured over the embossed panel. When dry, I then stamped in ‘Kinda Eclectic’ and ‘Hello There’ (hostess set).. I stamped in Memento Black and heat set it ..I love Memento Black for its vibrant black finish.

This card is for our new workers on the farm ..they arrive from the deep South on Sunday so this card has gone in a bucket of goodies for them..(not showing as they might be looking)

IMG_6836-001So please do check out this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink..we would love to have you along for this challenge!



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