Friday, December 14, 2012

Just Add Ink #148..."Merry Christmas"

"We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year"

With that being said, l would like to take this opportunity to wish you all much "Joy & Peace"at Christmas and may "2013" bring "Love & Laughter" to you

With only 11 days to go, this will be our last "Just Add Ink" challenge for 2012 and what could be more fitting than finishing the year with "Just Add Christmas".......

I couldn't decide whether to use this tulle flower embellishment on my gift wrapping or as a card front, it is really pretty IRL and was inspired by a gorgeous brooch by the talented Patty Bennett

I love it used either way, but at the minute it is attached to the gift box and I'm thinking l will leave it there and get productive and make another for a really special Christmas card! I think it would look lovely mounted in a shadow box style frame too.....Lot's of options to ponder over the Christmas break.

The Just Add Ink girls have some lovely projects for you this week, plenty to inspire those last minute creations and we would love to see how you add Christmas to your world!

A big "THANK YOU" for visiting my little piece of cyber space and for your support and blog love, your comments are always appreciated and bring a smile to my world every time. xxx

"Merry Christmas Hugs to you all, keep safe & show those you love, just how much"
Crumbcake Tulle & Ink
Very Vanilla & Lucky Limeade Card stocks
Old Olive Ink
Blossom & 2-1/2" Circle Punches
French Foliage stamps
Tombo glue & Sticky Strip.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Just Add Ink...#147


Happy day to you all....It's that time again and over at Just Add Ink this week we are challenging you to "Just Add Balloons", a bit of fun to get you creating...:0)
I used a Penny Black set that l purchased a little while ago as l love the cute images and they are Lot's of fun to colour. This set is from a range called Mimi and this little balloon image was perfect for this weeks challenge!

I used my Prisma pencils for colouring and matched them to the Stampin-Up card stock l wanted to use.
The Design Team have used all manner of  "Balloons" and have created some great cards to inspire you. We would love you to play along if you have the time and we look forward to seeing your take on this weeks challenge!

              "Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
Whisper White-Rich Razzleberry-Old Olive & More Mustard Card stocks
Penny Black Image & PrismaColour Pencils
Hemp Twine & Kaiser Rhinestone
Staz-On Black & Clear EP
Corner rounder.
All Products are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Just Add Ink #146.....

Who has their "Advent Calenders" ready for tomorrow? The countdown is on! Although I'm not sure what happened to November, but the big jolly bearded bloke will be here before we know it...:0)
I would like to wish you all a very stress free and enjoyable pre-Christmas preparation, keep safe my friends and enjoy as much silliness as you can. xxx

OK, onto this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge and once again Kim has suggested another fantastic colour combo for us to play with, have a look at these pretties.



These colours make such a pretty combination and l must say, not ones l would usually put together, but l love them and I'm pretty happy with this card too!
There are some great Design Team creations for you over at Just Add Ink, so don't forget to check them out and play along if your so inspired.

           "Thanks for popping in & have a lovely weekend"
Crumbcake & Whisper White Cardstocks
Chocolate Chip-Pretty in Pink-Crumbcake & Pear Pizazz Inks
Stippled Blossoms-Sassy Salutations & Everything Eleanor stamps
Apothecary Accents Framelits & large Scallop Edgelits
Essentials Paper Piercing Pack
Chocolate Chip-Pretty in Pink & Pool Party DSP
Chocolate Chip & More Mustard Markers
Pretty in Pink Button & 1-1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

All Supplies used are Stampin-Up

Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas in the Heart....

Just popping in to share another Christmas card with you. I thought it was about time to have a play with my "Heart of Christmas" stamp and "Northern Flurry" Embossing Folder.
I seem to be sticking to the same colours of Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and a hint of Sparkle with the Stampin-Up Silver Glimmer Paper for most of my Christmas creations this year!

I even went as far as adding some snowflakes to the inside panel with the sentiment from "More Merry Messages", l thought it was a little boring as it was, not sure that it's that much better though...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by and l hope your day is wonderful"
All Supplies are Stampin-Up
with the exception of the MS Snowflake & Kaiser Rhinestone

Friday, November 23, 2012

Just Add Ink #145......

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is a lovely sketch provided by Mae.

I used the sketch to make my Nephews Wedding card, as it was perfect for the simple style l had in mind and l wanted to make a card that was similar to their Wedding invitations....Simple & Stylish!
I certainly managed the "Simple", but l will let you decide if it's Stylish....:0)

Here is a pick of the Invite, you can see l have followed the colour scheme and simple Monogram style on the front. But l couldn't resist adding a little sparkle with some Rhinestones and Silver Sparkle E/P.

Don't forget to stop over and check out the Design Team creations and play along if you can..:0)

                "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Whisper White & Brushed Silver Cardstocks
Basic Rhinestones-Silver Sparkle E/P (Mix of Silver E/P & Silver Glitter)
Mr & Mrs & Everything Eleanor Flourish Stamps
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder & Heart to Heart Punch
All Products are Stampin-Up

Monday, November 19, 2012

Prismacolour & Bordering on Romance....

I had been wanting to play with my Prismacolour Pencils for awhile now and decided to have a go at using them on Crumbcake, as l have seen some lovely inspiration by Danielle Daws and wanted to try my hand.
I must warn you that this post is photo heavy.....:0)

               This one is Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise & Daffodil Delight with Crumbcake

                          This one is Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight & Crumbcake

                          This one is Daffodil Delight, Elegant Eggplant & Crumbcake

                          And the last one is Rose Red, Daffodil Delight & Crumbcake

                 They make a pretty gift set, so l think that's exactly what l will use them for.

                      "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
 All Products used are Stampin-Up Unless Noted
Jute String-Bunnings.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Just Add Ink #144.....Tis The Season.

Hiya, l'm back with another Just Add Ink challenge for you and this one was provided by Trish.
She suggested we Just Add "MUSIC", how fun is that?

Well still being on a bit of a Christmas card kick, l decided to combine the two and see what l could come up with. Not having all that much in the way of "Music" inspiration in my stash, well not a lot l could think of anyway...:0) I decided to pull out some of my very first stamping purchases to see if there was anything l could use and l discovered this clear set, by Autumn Leaves called Rhonnas Christmas Swirls.

I combined some of the images and sentiment, along with the Stampin-Up music wheel and this was the result and might l say, l have been singing this tune ever since...l guess there could be worse tunes and at least this one is appropriate for this time of year....:0)

Don't forget to stop by and check out the Design Team creations, there is some great inspiration to get you started and hopefully you can play along too!

               "Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
Rhonnas Christmas Swirls stamps by Autumn Leaves
Music Wheel-Regals Cherry Cobbler button
Soft Suede-Cherry Cobbler-Bravo Burgandy Inks
Soft Suede & Gumball Green Markers
Snow Festival DSP & Whisper White Cardstock
1-3/4" Circle Punch & Fiskers Corner Rounder
Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details & Bakers Twine
All Products are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Simple Christmas Ornament....

I thought l would pop in with a very quick post, to share another CAS Christmas card with you. This seems to be my style for this year and l am enjoying making cards that l like to think look effective, but don't do my head in with a million layers and elements...:0)

I just love the striking colour combo of crisp white and Cherry Cobbler and nothing says Christmas like Ornaments and sparkle....

                "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Snow Festival DSP & Silver Glimmer Paper
Ornament Punch & Delightful Decorations Stamp set
Cherry Cobbler Ink- Marker & Seam Binding
Greetings of the Season Stamp set
Basic Rhinestones & Corner Rounder
All Products used are Stampin-Up.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Just Add Ink #143........

It time again for another Just Add Ink Challenge and this week we have a great colour challenge provided by Kim.

Check out these lovely bold colours...........

I had no idea what l was going to create with these, so l pulled out the cardstock and left it sitting on my table for a bit, until l warmed to the idea of using the Tangerine Tango with the Doily Die and pretty much it just evolved from there...

I must say l really like how it turned out, kinda pretty and colourful, but not in your face bright! I am so glad l cut the doily in Tangerine, as usually l tend to stick to neutrals, but stepping outside my comfort zone was quiet enlightening...:0)
The Design Team have done some amazing things with these colours and hopefully they will inspire you to play along too!

     "Thanks again for stopping by & have a great weekend"
Sahara Sand-Early Espresso-Marina Mist-Tangerine Tango & Very Vanilla Cardstocks
Early Espresso Ink
Beautiful Wings Embosslit-Delicate Doily & Little Leaves Sizzlits
Circles #2 Die & 2-1/4" EK circle Punch
Distressed Dots Background & Bring on the cake Stamp sets
Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (Retired) & Basic Pearls
Kaiser Flowers.
All Products used are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CAS Christmas....

Just popping in to share a very quick CAS Christmas card with you.....I recently enrolled in the Holiday workshop round, over at "On-Line" classes and boy those girls have some great ideas.

This card is loosely based on one from the first day and this technique is so simple and fun, l couldn't resist having a go using the smallest Ornaments from Stampin-Ups "Ornament Keepsakes" set.

I kept my sentiment panel straight rather than angled and omitted the shading along the outer panel edges, preferring a cleaner look for this card.

                  "Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely day"
Ornament Keepsakes & Sassy Salutations Stamps
Pumpkin Pie-Midnight Muse-Cherry Cobbler & Lucky Limeade Inks
Paper Piercing Pack & Dazzling Details (Which absorbed the ink and went blue)
Fiskars Corner Rounder
All Products are Stampin-Up unless noted.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Just Add Ink #142.....

Our challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is a great "Sketch" provided by Mae.
I enjoyed using this sketch and pretty much kept it as is, not being one to think outside the box to much with sketch's,  l still try doing something a little different if the mojo is playing nice!

Once l had water coloured and fussy cut the image for the main panel, it still looked a little blah, so l clear embossed the black panel, using the poppies repetitively to add interest and a little texture.
The end result is rather bold & striking, don't you think?

The Design Team have once again pulled out all stops and really come up with some fantastic cards. Don't forget to swing by their blogs and leave them some love, it's always appreciated...:0)

               "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Pleasant Poppies
Poppy Parade-Old Olive & Versamark Inks
Basic Black-Poppy Parade & Watercolour Cardstocks
Silver Glimmer Paper & Tasteful Trim Die
Basic Rhinestones & Adorning Accents Embossing Folder
Clear E/P-Aqua Pen
All products used are Stampin-Up.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

4x4 Christmas....

Some very thoughtful person decided to share with me today, the fact that it's only 54 sleeps till Christmas....Yep, thanks for that! Like l need to be reminded how "UN" organised l am this year...:0(

I have been doing a little creating, but just haven't got around to taking pic's for posting and l'm thinking some will stay that way..:0)
Anyways, thought l would share some 4x4 cards that l had made a little while ago. These were fun and gave me the opportunity to play with the co-ordinations cardstock from Stampin-Up....loooove this stuff, although it does remind me a little of velvet/flock when it's sanded and if you know me, you will know l have total aversion to anything that feels like that, kinda like finger nails on a blackboard for others.


               "Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
Gumball Green co-ordinations cardstock
Gumball Green & Watercolour Cardstocks
Be of Good Cheer DSP
Bells & Boughs & Beautiful Season Stamp sets
Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding
Staz-On-Cherry Cobbler & Gumball Green Inks
Aqua pen & Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder

Friday, October 26, 2012

Just Add Ink #141......

Well another week has just flown by and once again it's "Just Add Ink" challenge time. This weeks challenge was provided by Kathy and l must say these colours are just gorgeous!

As soon as Kathy suggested this lovely combination l just new my card would end up being some form of "Vintage" inspiration, it really is so soft and pretty and was very different to anything l had used before!

I was really happy with this card when it was completed. l had fun using the the new Stampin-Up Holiday Frame embossing folder on a non Christmas card and adding the gold heat embossing just reminded me how much l enjoy playing with embossing techniques and watching that dull powder heat up and become a shiny "wow" factor!

The Design Team have some lovely inspiration for you and it seems I'm not on my own in loving this colour challenge, all of the samples this week are "drool worthy" and the girls have inspired me to dig these colours out and play again...:0)

                 "Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your day"
Very Vanilla-Crumbcake & Wisteria Wonder Cardstocks & Inks
Extra Lge Oval Punch & Holiday Frame Emb/Folder
Very vanilla Seam Binding & Basic Pearls
Versamark Ink & Gold E/P
Elegant Butterfly Punch & Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set
Bring on the Cake Stamp Set
Sponge Daubers & Kaisercraft blossoms
All Products are Stampin-Up unless stated.