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,

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


  1. This is wonderful Kim - I just love the Retro vintage feel of this card. Rich colours and textures you can see. It's great. Chantell x x x

  2. Another STUNNING card Kim! You know I have a soft spot for crisp, clean shabby chic..Miss 10 has good taste!
    10, a number that had me so overwhelmed when our DD turned ten (nearly 2 years ago now) - how are you holding up? It was like suddenly we had a big girl and my baby was gone! xo

  3. Wow, Miss 10 would have felt very special receiving this beauty. So many of your signature details. Love how you've laid out the tag with the numbers & vellum too & ...
    Lovely! Thanks for cheering me on for my first DT challenge
    Hugs, D

  4. Amazing card, Kim. This has the wow factor for me! I love all the papers, colours and stamping. Seriously, you decorate the insides of your cards better than anyone! xx

  5. This is definitely a jaw dropper Kim....You've have aced this challenge with all of those gorgeous details and beautiful colours and patterns...Most definitely a "WOW" for me too! xxx

  6. Wow I have to agree with Kylie, you DO decorate the insides of your cards beautifully. So glad Miss 10 loves her card, it has all your 'signature' details (thanks Di) and is just gorgeous! xox

  7. I bet Miss 10 just loved this pretty card! I love all the little shimmery and sparkly details :)

  8. Just beautiful Kim! Lots of beautiful details! I love all the touches of gold too! xo

  9. This is gorgeous! I love all the layers. Perfect papers and colors

  10. This so pretty and springy, and I love the slider idea. I will have to try making one. Thanks for your inspiration. truly lovely

  11. How absolutely gorgeous card this is Kim! Your daughter is certainly lucky to be the recipient of this card. So many details that every time I look at it, I find new things! x

  12. What a special card for E's milestone birthday, Kim - it is really beautiful. I always love looking at the amazing detail you put into your cards.

  13. This card is gorgeous and definitely not granny-ish! Just perfect for a 10 year old girl.

  14. I'm very jealous of your ability to have so many layers and elements on your card and they go together perfectly. If I try this, it looks like one big mess!! Your card is spectacular!!

  15. Beautiful... that's all I can say really.

  16. wow wow wow!!!! seriously gorgeous card! lots of beautiful elements!

  17. What a gorgeous card here. I want to "try" and make a similar one!!!! (smile).
    Thanks for sharing this with us.



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