JAI #240 Theme Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a Theme challenge of Just Add Texture!

I don’t know about you, but to me that meant embossing.

Here’s what I came up with …


I used the Petite Cafe bags (Holiday Mini) and embossed them with the Lucky Stars Embossing folder (Holiday). The stamps Ive used are Christmas bauble (which I embossed in gold) and the Very Merry is out of And Many More stamp set. IMG_7623-001

Other things Ive used are Gold foil cardstock, star punch (itty bitty accents pack), Venetian crotchet trim, Typeset DSP, Gold Sequin trim, linen  thread, Gold dazzling details, Metallic mini clothespin, memento black ink.

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

JAI #238 Sketch Challenge

I wasn’t sure Id get a chance to craft this week as I have an exam next Wednesday for my day job arrgh! My poor ol brain is having a hard time trying to keep up! But I managed to squeeze in a bit of crafty therapy ..gotta have those priorities, right?

So…Just Add Ink challenge this week is a sketch challenge …here’s the sketch..super easy one this week!

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I rotated the sketch …here is my card

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I love the mini stapler which is in our Occasions catalogue.. super cute mini staples. These can be coloured with our Blendibility pens too!

Of course I had to decorate the inside.


Deets: Smoky slate cs and ink (stamped off), Lost Lagoon Cs, Moonlight paper stack, Spiral Border punch, 1 3/8 circle punch, Starburst framelit die, handheld stapler, Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon, Hello there stamp set (hostess)

Check out what the other Design Team members have done here and hope you can all come and play along with our challenge this week.

JAI #236 Photo Inspirational Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a photo inspiration challenge..

Here it is

picmonk2362Ive been doing a lot of Memory/pocket/Project life style scrapbooking lately and this colour scheme suited my recent Queen concert photos! So heres my page.

IMG_7318-001I was so lucky to experience this concert ..amazing alright!!

I used the Playground kit (the amazing is from the Love story kit). I also added washi, Gold foil, gold button and a bit of linen thread and I was done. The playlist pocket is two cards together to make a pull out journalling spot.

IMG_7321-001So, I hope you come and play along with our challenge this week, using our photo! Check out what a varied inspirational look the other girls in the team have done here

JAI #235 Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a colour challenge from Kim!


I struggled with this colour combo I have to say ..but that’s the nature of a challenge, right?

I’m still in Baby card making mode here too…


Ive used two baby stamp sets here (Something for Baby and Baby weve grown. The centre dots are Dazzling details.

Do check out what the other girls on the Design team have done here.

Have a great weekend!

JAI 234 Baby Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a Just Add Baby challenge from Trish (who anyday now is expecting her own)

While we wait in anticipation, I got practise in making baby cards and.I did this card for my DDs dance teacher ,,her little we man was delivered  2 days ago!

The stamps I used were Something for Baby and Baby weve grown.

IMG_7243-001Do check out what the other Design Team Members have done with this challenge here

Have a great weekend everyone!

JAI 233 Sketch Challenge

Ive been a busy bee at all three of my jobs lately but decided that I needed to create this week so came up with this card using the sketch!

Heres the sketch courtesy of Tina.


…and here is what I came up with using one of my favourite designer series papers (Flashback) and using Amazing Birthday of which I stamped in Memento Black and coloured in with my Bendability pens. The little slits on the matting is using the Spiral border punch.


So hope you can play along with us this week using Tinas gorgeous sketch. Check out what the other DesignTeam members have done here.

Have a good weekend everyone!

JAI 232 Inspirational Photo time!

This week Kim has given us an inspirational Picture combo for our challenge this week..Here it is..


and heres what I came up with…I coloured the background paper (which is from the Park Lane DSP) with my Blendabilities!

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I then made them into bookmarks as I’m forever losing my book mark ..sadly, I’m not reading a fiction book, but a textbook as I’m studying for an exam in November. Blerk!

A little tip when colouring DSP is,  to not go to close to the line of the image as the colour will bleed out to the line. Im keen to colour more DSPs now as its very therapeutic to colour in ..when you head is full of scientific jargon and terminology (aka my study for my exam!)

So check out what the other girls in the Design Team have done here. Hope you come and play with us this week!

Its a sad farewell to Paula from the team. We are all very close within the team so we will miss her! I’m lucky in that I will still see and talk to Paula often.

JAI 228 Colour Challenge

This week we have this colour challenge courtesy of Kim ..Kim, you really challenged me with this one!


I actually did two projects for this colour combo ..but for one, I hated the first  project and two, I left the card (and all of my stuff..including the ink pads I needed) at Paulas’ place last weekend! Not a great start!

Anyway, despite the lack of ink pads, I managed to come up with a box and mini card. IMG_0948-001 IMG_0949-002 IMG_0950-002

I made the box out of the Park Lane DSP and using our new Box maker (Holiday Catalogue)! Its very easy to use! The tag is showing a new punch we have called the Note Tag Punch..This comes with matching stamps but also fits a lot of other current stamps too. The button..was vanilla and I coloured it with a calypso coral blendability..

So I hope you can play along this week..check out the varied and gorgeous projects the other Design Team have made for this challenge..check that out here

Have a great weekend everyone!

JAI 227 -Just Add Chipboard

This week at JAI, Our challenge is from Chantell and it is to include chipboard.

I don’t know if you know this about me but I love Chipboard! I covet and collect chipboard …and have been doing so for 10 years now.I do use it but most of it is non SU.

I especially love to make my own chipboard pieces so I was sooo happy when Stampin’ Up! released their coaster board as up until then I was using the DSP backing and the specialty paper backings for my chipboard. Coaster board is easy to use and you can cut with your thinlets/framelits/XL dies and even on some electronic cutters  too.

Ive been Project Life ing this week ..my chipboard pieces are the bow (which is coming up in our upcoming Holiday Catalogue, the heart (from the hamburger box die) and I have also used some coaster board behind the starburst framelit die in the title.


Here’s some closeups..unfortunately I have dropped my camera during this shoot and Ive damaged my slr lens ..the words failed me ..Im so gutted and will have to claim on insurance.

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Other items Ive used is the PL love story kit and embellies, the RR stickers are from an upcoming PL embellishment kit, silver washi tape, take that punch, banner punch, Tap, tap tap stamp set (hi). sequin from an upcoming product in the holiday mini, White bakers twine, Dots mask, Real red ink, Dauber, Red (cherry cobbler) blendibilities marker to colour the chipboard.

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


Have a great weekend! I’m allowed out (lol) and off the farm and heading off to Paula Dobsons’ Wanganui Retreat teaching a Scrapbooking Layout this weekend ..more about that next week!


JAI #225 Colour Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink, we have a colour challenge from Patrice Easton.


I loved this colour combo and here is what I came up with!

IMG_7114-001 For this card, my base was in black and I tore strips of the back to black DSP for my background panel. The ‘gorgeous’ and heart (inside) is from the PL Love story accessories pack. Stamps I used was Tap Tap Tap and Banner Banter(with matching punch). Big shot..I used the alphabet press and the starburst framelits.  Black and white bakers twine for the banner. Here’s another view.

IMG_7117-001IMG_7115-001So I do hope you can play along with us at Just Add Ink. Check out what the other design team have done here