Just Add Ink #476

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We have the newest challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week our challenge is an inspiration pic.

First Frost Stamp Set came to mind when I saw the inspiration pic. I’ve stamped my flowers in a combination of Elegant Eggplant, Highland Heather and Daffodil Delight Inks. The designer series paper is from Magnolia Lane DSP. I arranged some leaves cut with my Frosted Bouquet Dies under my flowers and added the sentiment from the First Frost Stamp Set.

The team at Just Add Ink have created beautiful cards using the colours from the pic. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

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Just Add Ink #474

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We have a new challenge at Just Add Ink for you.  This week our challenge is a colour challenge. Take a look at the pretty colours we have for you to play along with:

Blackberry Bliss is a colour I haven’t used in ages! This is why I love colour challenges, they make me try different combinations that I wouldn’t normally put together.

I also tried my hand with one of my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and some Shimmery White Embossing Paste.  I created the background of my card using these products.  Once I set it with my Heat Tool, I added my layers of:

  • Blackberry Bliss stamped frame from Very Versailles
  • Fussy cut Mossy Meadow leaves from Very Versailles
  • Fussy cut Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose flowers from First Frost
  • Black Memento sentiment from Very Versailles

And my card was done!

I am loving every one of the cards the design team at Just Add Ink have created.  Pop over to the challenge and check them out.  We’d love it if you could play along with us

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Freshly Made Sketches #400 Week 3

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Welcome to the third week of Freshly Made Sketches month of celebrations.  Week 3 sees us re-visit our 300th sketch. I hope you can join in with this weeks sketch challenge. I love looking at the gallery to see what you create.

I played around with colour combinations and came up with Night of Navy, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate and Blackberry Bliss for my card.

The stamp set I used was the First Frost Stamp Set and matching dies.  The flowers have been stamped in a combination of Blackberry Bliss and Rococo Rose Inks.  The sentiment I’ve added to my card is also from this set.  It’s been stamped in Black Memento Ink.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have created wonderful cards using this sketch.  Pop over to the challenge and see what they’ve created with the sketch.

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Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog Hop – Carry Over Event

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Welcome to another Artisan Design Team Blog Hop and our May Carry Over Event. This month our team are creating projects to demonstrate at a class or workshop featuring products that have carried over to the Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I think it took me all of three minutes to choose my preferred stamp set for this blog hop.  First Frost Stamp Set is such a beautiful set and so very versatile with assorted sentiments.   Stamp sets with sentiments that cover more than one occasion is great, but when there’s three sentiments – I’m all in and that stamp set needs to be in my next order.

First Frost Stamp Set coordinates perfectly with Frosted Bouquet Dies.  I’ve demonstrated both of these products for my class cards and tags.


When I’m planning a class I use the same colour combinations and use the same stamp sets for all the projects I am demonstrating.  Why add more colours and stamp sets to the mix? The more you add, the heavier your load is to carry!


The colours I’ve used on my projects are:

  • Calypso Coral
  • Grapefruit Grove
  • Basic Gray
  • Crumb Cake
  • Black Memento Ink for sentiment stamping


I designed my cards for the following occasions:

  • Birthday
  • Wedding
  • Christmas


To start off this class, I will get the attendees to stamp the following images on an A4 piece of Whisper White Cardstock:

4 large flowers in Calypso Coral Ink

3 small flowers in Grapefruit Grove Ink

2 leaf stems in Basic Gray Ink

1 leaf stem in Crumb Cake Ink

Ink up 4 flower buds by applying Calypso Coral & Basic Gray Markers directly to the stamp, huff on the image and stamp on to cardstock


Wishing You All The Best Card & Tag

I used the two framelits to create a frame with Calypso Coral Cardstock.  I kept the centre of Calypso Coral Cardstock frame to use on my Christmas card. I then added a thin strip of Basic Gray Cardstock.  With my 2 ½ inch Circle Punch I cut a Whisper White Circle.  I then layered the flowers, leaves and diecut under the sentiment. For that little bit of sparkle, I added one Basic Rhinestone.

To create the tag I stamped the ink splashes stamp from Swirly Bird Stamp Set. I cut a Whisper White Cardstock circle with my 1 3/8 inch Circle Punch, added a strip of Calypso Coral Cardstock and layered everything together.  Because I can’t leave a tag unfinished at the top, I added some Braided Linen Trim and tied a piece of Linen Thread in a bow to hold the Braided Linen Trim place.


Congratulations – Wedding Card and Tag

For my second card, I created the Silver Foil frame in the same way as it was created for my first card.  As with the first card, I kept the centre of the frame for my Christmas card.  I added a thin strip of Crumb Cake Cardstock and layered the flowers, leaves and die cut around the sentiment. I then added a Linen Thread and Bakers Twine bow and three Basic Rhinestones. Wedding cards next that little bit of extra bling.

The tag was created with the same background stamp, layering, flower, ribbons and die cuts as my first tag.


Christmas Card & Tag

I took my two leftover frames from the previous cards and layered them to my card. I then took some Linen Thread and adhered a strip across my card.  Using the marker direct to stamp technique, I created the four flower buds and cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out with my 2 ½ inch Circle Punch.  The girls in my class know that this is my most favourite and most used punch I own.  I then layered the leaf and flowers and added a Linen Thread bow.

To create the tag I added everything the same as my previous tags, except this time the sentiment has been stamped on a 1 3/8 inch Whisper White Cardstock circle. In addition to the Calypso Coral Cardstock, I added a piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Rochelle Blok is the next Artisan on our blog hop, so be sure to head over to her blog and see what she has created. Click on the button below and you will be taken to Rochelle’s blog.  From there you can check out all the amazing projects the team have created.


2019 Artisan Design Team

Angela Meiritz-Reid

Ashley Van Camp

Aurélie Fabre

Emma Goddard

Jackie Aitken

Jennifer Picard

Kaylee van Es

Lauren Alarid

Maike Beimler

Manuela Geiswinkler

Mikaela Titheridge

Narelle Farrugia – that’s me

Rochelle Blok

Stesha Bloodhart

Sylwia Schreck

Tanya Rees


Products Used

Cardstock: Whisper White Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Basic Gray Cardstock, Silver Foil Cardstock

Stamp Set: First Frost Stamp Set

Ink: Calypso Coral Ink, Basic Gray Ink, Black Memento Ink, Crumb Cake Ink, Grapefruit Grove Ink, Calypso Coral Marker, Basic Gray Marker

Other Products: Linen Thread, Frost Bouquet Dies, Braided Linen Trim, Basic Rhinestones


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Freshly Made Sketches #384

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Welcome to the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week our sketch has been designed by the uber talented Linda Callahan.

Can you believe I only recently received First Frost?  What was I thinking in not purchasing this when it first became available?  These flowers are just the sweetest! I’ve inked the smaller flower in Gorgeous Grape Ink and the larger flower is stamped in Highland Heather Ink.  The leaves are cut with dies that match the stamp set called Frosted Boutique Framelits Dies.  The sentiment I’ve used is from First Frost and the DSP I’ve added to the background is from Floral Romance Speciality Designer Series Paper.

The team at Freshly Made Sketches have aced this weeks sketch. Pop over to Freshly Made Sketches and take a look.

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