Friday, August 19, 2022

Just Add Ink #617 Choose Two


Hello there,
this week at Just Add Ink, Di has a versatile Choose Two challenge for us. For me it was the perfect opportunity to make a couple of baby cards to celebrate some new arrivals among our family and friends. Just choose two of the three options below and feature them in your project.

Here's how my projects turned out - I chose dots and die cuts.

A Little Wild is still a favourite for me to pull out for baby cards. Being short on time and inspiration this week I cased the design of a card on p49 of the current SU! catalogue. It's always good to know that sometimes you don't need to reinvent the wheel. To give it my spin I  added in some more detail - layers, stitching and banner. My little characters sit on bed of foliage and flowers that was a mix of stamped and die cut elements. This project was a mix of colouring, stamping and a lot of die cutting. I loved how both cards turned out but confess it took me hours to get done.

The Just Add Ink DT have lots of fabulous projects to how you so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Cup of Tea, Happiness Abounds, A Little Wild (R), Banners for You (R), Round & Round (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Rectangle, Teacup dies, Penned Flowers dies, Blossoming Happiness dies, Forever Flourishing dies, Stitched Shapes (R), Little Loves Framelits (R), Bunch of Banners framelits (R), Fishtail Flag Stax Layers (My Favourite Things)
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Magenta Madness (R), Misty Moonlight (R)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Magenta Madness (R), Misty Moonlight (R), Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Accessories: Sunshine and Rainbows DSP (R), Subtle embossing folder (R), Blends (Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Misty Moonlight (R), Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Natural Tones - Deep, Medium Deep, Medium),  Wink of Stella, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape

Friday, August 5, 2022

Just Add Ink #615 Inspiration


Hello there,
things are frosty and cold here, so it was a good time to stay inside and craft using this week's new challenge at Just Add Ink. Just Add Inspiration from Nikki, here's the inspiration pic.

This is how my project turned out.

The different geometric elements of the inspiration picture really grabbed my attention, so I reflected that and the colour palette in my card. The pop of green was I think a super important element to add. While my sun rays look fully silver embossed, they were actually stamped in grey ink first and then over stamped with versa mark. I wanted the embossing to be a bit broken and scratched up, which you can't see here in the pic but you can in real life. Not quite sure if this will be a masculine birthday card or a sympathy card - I think it could work for either purpose.

The rest of the Just Add Ink DT have fabulous projects to share with you too, so please go check them out and then come back and join in the challenge.

Thanks for visiting,

Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Rays of Light
Dies: Stitched Rectangles, Majestic Mountain dies, 
Cardstock: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Basic Black, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake
Ink: Smoky Slate, Versamark
Accessories: Heat tool, Silver embossing powder, Linen twine, Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder (R), Big Shot die cutting machine (R), Dimensionals, Tear and Tape.