Friday, March 30, 2012

Just Add Ink #111.....

It's Friday!!  and that means it's time again for another Just Add Ink Challenge, this week over at JAI we are challenging you to "Just Add Easter"......You can make a card, an Easter basket or decorate a box, pretty much anything Easter related will fit just fine, so lot's of possibilities for you to be as creative as you want!
Here's what l came up with....
Using Very Vanilla cardstock, l cut, stamped and crimped a couple of cute little bunnies and used the Stampin-Up Box #2 Die in between, it's the perfect size for holding nearly a full pkt of Cadbury Turkish Delight eggs....Yummo, and needless to say l ate what didn't fit..:0)
I got a little carried away and ended up making a couple more, one the same design and filled it with the cutest little Lindt carrots and another using Crumbcake cardstock and a printed flower & egg image which l coloured with Copic markers.

If you head on over to JAI you can see the ever so cute Easter inspiration from the rest of the DT ...

"Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day"

Very Vanilla & Crumbcake Card stocks
Pear Pizazz & Pool Party Seam Binding
Very Vintage & Teeny tiny sentiments
Crumbcake, Pear Pizazz & Bravo Burgundy Inks
Crimper, Box #2 Die, Basic Pearls, Black Pigma Pen & Signo Gel pen.
Word window & Modern label punches.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Just Add Ink #110

Brrrrrrrr....a chilly good morning and a happy Friday to you! This weeks Just Add Ink challenge is another great "Sketch" from Mae Collins

I loved this sketch as soon as l saw it and new exactly what l was going to do, l procrastinated a little over my colours and finally settled on a combination of Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla & Crumbcake, l have been using my Boho punch a lot lately as l have a bit of a mini flower thing going on and these look so pretty popped on top of the SU Doily punch.

I used my Parlor Prints background stamp & clear E/P to add some texture, it's a little hard to see but it does look very pretty, the other products l used were my crimper, mini brads, cherry cobbler twine, Sense of Time sentiment stamp, Bravo Burgundy ink and Lucky Limeade Card stock for the leaf layer on the Flowers.
I love the clean lines of this card, but l also like the combination of the flowers, doilies, text and background, very much a CAS meets Vintage!

Don't forget to check out the great inspiration for this sketch provided by the rest of the DT over at JAI, and l hope you can play along with this weeks challenge.

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"

Friday, March 16, 2012

Just Add Ink #109

Good Morning!...This weeks JAI challenge is to "Just Add Beach".....Hmmmm, well the only remotely appropriate stamps l had is a retired set called "Fishy Friends" from Stampin-Up and as l had yet to ink up this cute little guy, he was my choice for this weeks theme.

I felt he needed a little dimension, so l popped him back on the inside with an acetate window to give the effect of a porthole and coloured him in using Copic markers.
The sentiment is computer generated as l wanted something fun and non-generic, over all it was a bit of fun and hubby wants to know when I'm giving it to!

Dont forget to head over to JAI and check out the awesomeness from the rest of the DT.

"Thanks as always for stopping by"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Just Add Ink #108

I cannot believe how quickly Friday comes around these days and that means it's Just Add Ink challenge time already.
This week we have a colour challenge for you, check these out....
I really enjoyed playing with these colours and l finally had the perfect card to use these gorgeous flowers on, these were part of my not so Secret Santa gift from Jodene, they were the perfect colours, although the pic doesn't show it so well.
The DT have provided some pretty cool creations for inspiration this week and we would love to see your take on this weeks colours.

"Thanks for stopping by & for all your lovely comments last week"

SU- Early Espresso, Whisper white, Island Indigo & Pool Party Card Stock
& DSP stacks.
Beautiful wings Embosslit & Scallop border Punch
Circles #2 Die- Lge circle punch.
Espresso bakers twine.
Kaiser flowers & paper doily.
Sincere Salutations stamp set.

Friday, March 2, 2012

My Beautiful Boy.....

          "Happy Birthday Brady bear"
I cant believe my beautiful little man is one already, he makes me laugh so much with his funny little personality and is a joy to be around, he is the kind of child that you just want to eat, "Happy birthday" gorgeous boy, nanny loves you so, so much. xxx

Tomorrow is his Party and l thought l would share the cute little cupcake toppers l made for the yummy cupcakes Auntie Gen is making him....Jo if your reading this l know you will feel my pain...LOL

Please excuse the white dot on his invitation, not sure how it got there' but l really wanted to show you what a "Handsome" boy he is, love those big baby blue's!
He is having a "Woodland" theme party in the park tomorrow, so l thought these stamp sets were perfect, l love all the cute little images from Stampin-Ups Fox & Friends & Forest Friends, l think my favourite is the cute little Fox.
Fingers crossed the unpredictable Melbourne weather will hold out till the afternoon.

"Thanks for stopping by"

Just Add Ink #107- A case of Nikki....

Good Morning blog friends, this weeks JAI challenge is to "CASE ME"...It has been fun watching the DT add their cased projects, click here to have a peek.  Although l was a little hesitant at first, as l have only been blogging for a little over a year and was not sure that the choice was plentiful enough to inspire them.
But as you can see, they have done an amazing job using my cards for inspiration and l hope you can find something to inspire you and play along too.

Here is the card l chose to case and this is my new updated version...

While having a cuppa early one morning, the angle l was looking at my mug,  showed the white interior in a circle, framed by the black design. So as the caffeine kicked in so too did the brain, does happen on occasion.. and it got me thinking this could work perfectly for this weeks challenge.

      "Thanks for stopping by & Have a lovely weekend"

Fresh Vintage & Sincere Salutations
Basic black & Whisper White Cardstocks
Basic Black ink & Satin Ribbon
Crimper-Lge Circle punch-Small Heart Punch
& Post It note.
All Products are Stampin-Up.