Friday, February 27, 2015

JAI 252 Just add a sketch


Hello there,
it's still very summery here but to be honest I'm hanging out for some cooler weather. I love to feel the tinge of autumn in the air or the freshness of spring! Funnily enough though my card this week has a very summery feel. As the starting point I used this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week the challenge is to Just Add a Sketch and it's from me :). Here's the sketch.


And here is my summery card.


One to show your the fabbo embossed chevrons.


I almost like my flower arrangement on the inside better than the one on the front!


This was bascially a let's play with flowers card and I had a lovely time doing it! It did have a serious purpose though as it was intended for a lovely friend for her birthday. The flowers were going to be the star so I kept the rest fairly simple just adding in some shine with embossed chevrons and a scattering of rhinestones.

Hope you can join us this week and show us what you did with the sketch! Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for some stunning projects.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Positively Chevron, Flower Patch (SU), Keep it Simple: Birthday (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Crisp Cantalopue, Versamark, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Flower Fair framelits (SU), Tipped Tops die (PTI), Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, February 20, 2015

JAI 251 Just add thank you


Hello there,
this week was MUCH better than last week something for which I am very thankful for. It was nice to finally feel as though we had some routine back in the house and even better tomorrow I get to spend the day at the SU! party time event. Yippee! But first let me tell you about this week's Just Add Ink challenge. This week Patrice has given us the great challenge to Just Add Thank You. This is the chance to build up your thank you stash. So when you need one you'll be ready to go!

I decided to go gender neutral and with lots of colour and texture.



This is about as clean and simple as I get! I love the texture from the water colour paper, and accented with the stitching and embossed sentiment I reckon it stands up on its own. I discovered after some experimentation that to get the best water colour effect I had to wet the paper first then add the ink (ink refill on acetate with paintbrush). My experimental versions will not go astray as the kids snaffled them up straight away to save for their crafty projects.

Hope you can join us this week - and don't forget to check out the rest of the DT for inspiring "thank you" projects.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Another Thank You, Crazy About You
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Hexagon punch, Confetti Stars border punch, Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, Bitty Banner framelits, Handheld stapler and staples, Black and white embossing powder, Sewing machine, Double sided tape (X Press), Tombow multi

Saturday, February 14, 2015

PTI anniversary challenge


Hello there,
in the midst of my crazy week I seized the chance for some craft therapy. I wanted to package up a little something for a special friend to go with the card I posted on Friday for the Just Add Ink's latest challenge. I was inspired to make a flower tag to match the card by Papertrey Ink's Day 3 release challenge (see Nichole Heady's blog here).



The tag is almost bigger than the little treat bag but I wanted it to be matchy matchy with the card and well I'm pretty sure the recipient won't mind at all :)

I'm entering the tag and treat bag into the Papertrey Ink's Day 3 Release challenge to a create a handmade tag to along with a matching gift bag.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Fillable Frames #4 and #9 (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Naturals White, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Typeset DSP, Mini Treat Bag thinlet die, Dots and Stripes decorative mask (SU!), Rosie Posie die collection, Fillable Frames #4 die (PTI), 2013-15 In Color sequin assortment, Aquapainter, Tombow multi, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, February 13, 2015

JAI 250 Just add Inspiration



Hello there,
its been well a crazy week here this week to say the least so this is going to be short and sweet. This week at Just Add Ink we have a great challenge for you from Trish. We want you to Just Add Inspiration. There are lots of great things in the picture to get you started!





The polka dots really grabbed me and I love the soft mix of tones so that is what I pulled from the inspiration picture. Creating the background was alot of fun - I used the SU! dot stencil and outlined each dot with a marker and then used an aquapainter to pick up ink from the ink pads to fill in the dots.

Don't forget to visit the rest of the DT to see some wonderful projects! Hope you can join us this week.

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Rosie Posie Step 2, Fillable Frames #4 (PaperTrey Ink)
Cardstock: Naturals White, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Rose Red, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Typeset DSP, Dots and Stripes decorative mask (SU!), Rosie Posie die collection, Fillable Frames #4 die, Mat Stack 1 die (Papertrey Ink), Sewing machine, 2013-15 In Color sequin assortment, Aquapainter, Tombow multi, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, February 6, 2015

JAI 249 Just add a sketch



Hello there,
well after a very interesting (training at work), chaotic (travelling and the daily work/home juggle) and sad (funeral) week I'm really glad to find that it's Friday! And that's not least because it means it's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge :) This week we have a great sketch from Tina. Here it is - it has lots of potential!



And here is what I came up with. 



My cluster of flowers accented by the pierced frame represents the hexagon elements in the sketch - I probably went overboard on the "stamped" hexagon pattern (done by inking up the Honeycomb embossing folder with ink) but decided to leave it as it was.

The design team has lots of wonderful projects to inspire you so don't forget to check them out and hopefully it will inspire you to join us!

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Flower Patch
Cardstock: Cherry Cobler, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe,  Real Red, Cherry Cobler, Calypso Coral, Smokey Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Versamark
Accessories: Flower Fair framelits, Honeycomb embossing folder, White embossing powder, Essentials paper piercing pack, Hexagon punch, Cherry Cobler baker's twine, Jewels - rhinestones, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, January 30, 2015

JAI 248 Just add a colour combo


Hello there,
well I have barely recovered from the birthday festivities this week (as you can imagine from a 10 year old's point of view the more birthday festivities the better the birthday) but despite that I do have a new Just Add Ink challenge for you. This week we have a lovely colour challenge for you (from me :). Here's the swatch.


  And here's what I came up with on my first play with the new SU! butterfly thinlets.


I can't resist a second view - cause I really did like the way it turned out. This lets you see too that the butterfly is inset into the panel.



As you can probably guess I cut quite a few different butterflies for this, and piecing it together was definitely a labour of love - but in all honesty I do love being able to putter and I had a rare window the day I made this to indulge that. The really fun part was deciding which colours should go where - the pattern variations and colour combinations you could play with for this would be endless!

Do check out the rest of the DT for some colourful inspiration. Hope you can join us!

Thanks for visiting,
Kim

Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Hardwood, Butterfly Basics
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Night of Navy
Ink: Sahara Sand, Night of Navy
Accessories: ButterfliesThinlets dies, Classic circle nestabilites (Spellbinders), Starburst framelits, Venetian crochet trim, Night of Navy seam binding, Rich Razzleberry 1/4" cotton ribbon, Pool Party ruffled ribbon (R), Jewels- rhinestones, Tombow multi, Dimensionals, Double sided tape (X Press)

Friday, January 23, 2015

JAI 247 Just add love blog hop



Well hello and welcome to the first Just Add Ink challenge for 2015. It's nice to be back :)

Once again we are starting off the year with a blog hop to showcase the design team's projects for the challenge. You may have arrived here from Louise Sharp's blog (wasn't her project delightful!) or you can begin the blog hop here. Just click on the blog hop button at the bottom of the post or the link in the text at the end to move on to the next DT blog (Jodene Tripp). (You'll be glad you did!)

So what are we kicking the year off with? This week the challenge, from Christine, is to Just Add Love with the added twist of using a tag sketch as part (or as) your project. Here are the details.


An important January project for me every year is a birthday card for my little Miss - I think you'll be able to work out what milestone birthday we are up to this year ;) The first version of this turned out like something you would make for your 80 year old granny - perfect for that but just SO not right for a 10 year old! The new version is scrappy and bright (but not shabby) and rather remarkably liked by Miss almost 10. Thank goodness for that!


One to show the shimmer and shine.


The inside


The rest of the Just Add Ink DT have a wonderful array of inspiration generating projects for you to see so please do continue on and visit the rest of the team. Your next stop on the blog hop is Jodene Tripp's blog. I know she has something just gorgeous for you to see! 

Hope you can join us for the challenge,
Thanks for visiting,
Kim

PS: Recipe below



Recipe: All SU! unless noted
Stamps: Dictionary, Kinda Eclectic, Teeny Tiny Sentiments (SU!), This Sweet Life, Sew Simple borders (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Vellum
Ink: Strawberry Slush, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Pistachio Pudding, Smokey Slate, Rose Red, Versamark
Accessories: Bitty Banners Framelits, Scallop Edge border, Small Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly punches  (SU!), This Sweet Life dies, Basic Bookmark die 2, By the Numbers die (PaperTrey Ink), Gold Foil, Champagne shimmer paper, Gold embossing powder, All Abloom DSP stack, 2013-15 In Color DSP stack, Epic Day washi tape, Tea lace paper doily, Strawberry Slush twine, Jewels - rhinestones, 2014-15 In color sequin assortment, Tombow multi, Double sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals