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JAI #215 Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a colour challenge for you courtesy of Mae.

JAI201buttons006Not my cuppa tea of colours I have to say but that’s the beauty of challenges right?

Here’s what I came up with using a set I haven’t used for awhile (Mixed Bunch)

IMG_6775-001IMG_6778-001Of course, that set coordinates with the Blossom punch. I also used the 1 1/4″ scallop punch for the sentiment (Delightful Dozen Stamp set). The new fringe scissors made a short work of the bottom of the card. (They also double fabulously as a handy tool in the kitchen, cutting chives and parsley hehehe!)

DO come and play with us for this runs for TWO weeks as most of  the Design Team are off to the Stampin’ Up! Convention next week. Check out what the rest of the Design Team have done here

Have a lovely weekend and happy crafting!


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Tin of Cards for My Mum.

IMG_6731-001Happy Mothers Day for yesterday for all those Mums here and gone. I gave my Mum a tin filled with my cards for Mothers Day and had a wonderful day with her (took her out to lunch).

She was also down for the start of our Daughters debut as Magnolia in Theatre Whakatanes Cats. OMG, what a fab show! It runs until May 24th, so if you are local (or even Rotorua or Tauranga) then get your tickets from iTicket!  Lots of people are saying it is just as good as the professional shows in Melbourne and UK! I agree but I’m probably biased!

Hubby and I have seen it twice so far and plan on seeing it again at least once!

You’ll be seeing some Layouts with photos from the show so watch this space in the next few weeks..itching to get my hands on some of the professional photos from Mike Geddes (awesome photographer).


Also wanted to show you this of the oops cards from last weeks Just Add Inks Sketch Challenge. IMG_6699-001Yep did the diagonals the wrong way ..and while that is still cool, I wanted my card to be the traditional sketch.

Deets on this card- I used the silver foil sheets, Silver vellum, Cherry Cobbler ink and candy dots, Smoky slate CS and candy dots, Hounds-tooth embossing folder, Whisper White CS, Just sayin’ stamps and matching framelit and Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Was a bit chuffed to do a masculine card for a change as I sometimes struggle with those!

Righto off to make some swaps for next week as I’m off to the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention in Melbourne…I’m so excited to be catching up with all my Stamping friends.



JAI #214 Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a sketch from Kim to play with …

JAISketch002…lovely and simple right? I had no end of trouble with it as kept on doing it the wrong way and not enough panels etc was happy to finally get something up I was happy with! ..Here it is..

IMG_6704-001This card is for our Daughters Director, Dean (say that fast and a  mouthful of chips lol). Its Opening night for Whakatane Theatres Cats tonight and he is off home to Palmerston North after this (his job is done).

Here’s what I used for this card:

Starburst Sayings and framelits, Just Sayin’ and matching framelit, Cool Kid.

Real Red and Soft Suede Ink.

Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Whisper White Cardstock, Fresh Prints DSP Stack, Real Red 1/4″ Stitched ribbon, Neutrals candy dots. Essential Wooden Elements, Dimentionals. Letters non SU.


So hope you can come and play along with us this week at Just Add Ink..check out what the other DT girls have done here.




JAI #213 Inspiration Challenge

How about this challenge to get your mojo going? Heres this weeks Just Add Ink challenge photo ..

JAI213Nikkiand heres what I came up with using the canvas creations and the spiral flower die.IMG_6559-004 I used the background and the spiral die with with the canvas, distressing it a bit on the edges. I stamped all over with the Petite Petals stamp set in Melon mambo and encore gold ink. Added the watercolour wonder washi tape, stamped a few flowers and sentiment  and voila…. I was done. To break up the large expanse, I added some random pearls. Here’s another view.IMG_6562-003 So I hope you can come along and play with us this week at Just Add Ink. Check out the other Design Team creations here



JAI 212 Colour Challenge

Today I’m off to an annual luxury scrapbooking retreat at Wairakei Resort in Taupo NZ(yahoo!)  ..but before I go, here is this weeks Just Add Ink challenge courtesy of me! lol

Its a colour Challenge this week.



and here is what Ive come up with ..

IMG_6666-001My inspiration for this card came from my garden ..especially my Hydrangeas just outside my back door which were all browned off for the Autumn.IMG_6669-001 Here’s a closeup.

One of my favourite punches, features here ..the 7/8th Scallop circle punch. This one punch features a lot in my cards and my scrapbooking as flowers..all scrunched up and sponged ..just awesome! I decided that I wanted a double bow treatment on this card and loved how they both looked together.

The stamps set Ive used is So Very Grateful which I have coloured with my markers and cut out using the Banner framelits.

Righto, I had better pack my car and head for Taupo! Check out what the other Design Team Members have created this week here.



Lest We Forget…









JAI 211 Sketch Challenge

This week we have a sketch from Paula. Here’s the sketch

JAI sketch Paula-001and here is what I came up with. I was determined to use my new rolls of gold Watercolour  Wonder washi tape for this card …it actually reminds me of the test pattern on TV as I grew up 24 hr TV in those days (showing my age here lol). Anyone else remember that? IMG_6643-002

Here’s the details of this card; Stamps I used were Woodgrain, Teeny Tiny sentiments (which you cant see because of the light but I have stamped on the little soft suede pennant with the gold encore ink) and the Just for you is part of the Hip Hip Hooray card kit. Ive punched 4 petite petal punches of Venetian Romance DSP (leftover scrap from my bottom panel) and one of the gold vellum. I then added a silver brad and wet and scrunched them all up. That lace tape is still a favourite of mine..I don’t know how many rolls of it Ive used over this Annual Catalogue year, but its probably in the vicinity of 40 rolls! IMG_6646-001

I saw someone (let me know if that was you) while blog surfing recently who did the wrapped twine thing..which I thought was lovely so that got a go on this card too.  My twine is the silver one as I keep on ordering the silver one but really, really want the gold one! I think the silver still works and tied in with the silver brad anyway.

I kept the inside pretty plain but still had some washi and twine going on there to tie it all in.IMG_6644-001

So I do hope you can play along with us at Just Add Ink..check out what the other members of the Design Team have come up with here.

Have a lovely Easter Weekend and be safe on the roads if you are travelling.



JAI 210 Just Add Easter!

Easter is just next week so this week with Just Add Ink,  our challenge is to get you all ready for Easter!

Here’s what I came up with ..

IMG_6634-001These are an Origami bunny using this tutorial here. I immediately thought fun is that and could easily whipped up by young and old alike!

For my bunnies I used the Retro Fresh DSP which I cut at 6×6. I have also used the 3/4 circle punch(nose and bunny tail) , wide oval punch, white bakers twine, sharpie marker (eyes and mouth), soft suede ink and a sponge.The Stamp set Ive used is Delightful Dozen.

My family were ecstatic to find that the little mini eggs I purchased for these DID NOT FIT! ..and my poor, poor family, had to eat all of the cadbury mini eggs instead!  So off I went to the supermarket again and I bought some cadbury milk chocolate mini bars/treats to fit..what a score for them!

Here is the back of the bunny.

I’m handing these out next week to some of my regular customers at work!

IMG_6633-001So I hope you come along and play with us this week!

Have a lovely and creative weekend.


Just Add Layers!

Its my challenge this week and as you know I love layers so that’s it ..Just Add Layers …that’s more than two!

Here’s mine! I have 6 layers on this card!


I hadn’t had By the Tide stamp set out for some time so I embossed the coral with Smoky Slate and stamped over the fish with Stazon onto water colour paper and coloured with my aquabrush. The DSP is High Tide DSP (occasions catalogue).  I was pretty chuffed to discover that if I turned the Scallops Textured Embossing Folder over then it looked like waves!  Lightbulb moment lol.

Lots of framelits used on this card…Banner, Starburst, on Film and word bubble …love em!


So hope you can come and play with us this week at Just Add Ink..check out what the other Design Team have done here

Have a lovely weekend wherever you are..




JAI 208 Colour Challenge

Short post today as running late for work…oops!

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a bright and colourful combo courtesy of Trish!




Heres what I came up with using the Pacific Point paper stack, Around Array and Starburst sayings stamp sets. The border under the central panel was using the On film framelit die. I just added my Pacific Point bow over the join. Love to use things how you wouldnt normally use them!


IMG_6550-001So hope you can play along with us this week at Just Add Ink …check out what the other Design Team members have done here


JAI 207 Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a sketch challenge courtesy of’s the gorgeous sketch! sketch207 … here’s what I came up with using the Watercolour wonder DSP, (also-Starburst  bundle, arrow EF, lace doily, lace tape, white bakers twine and some rhinestones). I sponged with crisp cantaloupe ink.  Oops, unlike me to take a photo of the inside but thats all decorated up to as was the envelope.IMG_6481-002This card has gone to a special SU Demonstrator that’s helped me out lately. Thank you!

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

Hope you come and play with us this week!


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