Just Add Ink #354

Hey Everyone

We have a gorgeous inspiration picture challenge at Just Add Ink for you this week:

I thought “vintage” as soon as I saw this photo and dragged out an old favourite retired Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Bloom with Hope.  I watercoloured the flowers with Blackberry Bliss and a touch of Hello Honey.  The leaves are coloured with Pear Pizzazz and Always Artichoke.  To add woodgrain to my circle I stamped Hardwood in Crumb Cake onto some Crumb Cake cardstock.  For the background, I applied my Crumb Cake Ink pad directly to my mat and spritzed it with water. I then put my cardstock directly onto it and heated it with my heat tool to dry it off.

Here’s my card:

The Design Team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards to inspire you. Head over to Just Add Ink and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #342

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This is our final challenge at Just Add Ink for 2016.  Our challenge for you is to:

Just Add N

I could’ve scrapbooked a page with just my on it, but as I’m not a scrapbooker I’ve gone with a couple of N’s on my card – I’ve used Night of Navy DSP and used N sentiments. I love this vintage Santa from Stampin’ Up!. He’s from a set called Father Christmas.  He and vintage go together, so I have created a vintage Christmas card.

Here’s my card:

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We would love it if you could join us with this challenge.  Head over to Just Add Ink and see the fabulous inspiration from the design team.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and safe New Year.

Thanks for stopping by and see you in 2017!

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #339

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It’s time for a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week I designed the sketch and as usual, I stumbled when it came time to sit down and put something together…..  Don’t know why I don’t design a card without the pressure of a sketch and then take the sketch from that! Does that make sense???

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I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!s Father Christmas – a set that hadn’t seen ink until this card. Do you ever really want to use a set and then when it comes time, you don’t know how to use it? That was me with this card.  The background trees and sentiment are from a set called Christmas Magic.  Here’s what I came up with:

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Head over to Just Add Ink and see the gorgeous cards the girls have created.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

ColourQ Challenge #360 & Viva la Verve Sketch Challenge

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I managed to organise myself this weekend and found time to play along with some challenges.  I’ve combined my card for the following two challenges – the colour challenge at colourQ and the sketch challenge at Viva la Verve.

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It’s been ages since I’ve gone with a worn and torn/vintagey type card.  I forgot how messy I get my fingers when I sponge! Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #321

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It’s Friday so that means a new challenge at Just Add Ink.  This week our challenge has been suggested by Patrice.  Our challenge for you is to

Just Add Paper Piecing

I’ve gone with a two-toned butterfly on my card with some distressed edges and general grunginess/dirtying up of my background.

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The girls at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous inspiration for you.  Head over to the challenge and check our their cards.  We would love it if you could play along with us.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

A birthday card for my Mum

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It’s my mums birthday today so I created the following card for her in a style I know she loves – vintagey.

I’ve signed up for a Tim Holtz online class that starts in a few weeks time.  I’ve previously signed up for two of his other classes and hadn’t watched a single video of his until yesterday, where I watched two.  I tried to bring in a couple of things I learnt from the two videos I watched for her card, but in the end I think I just went with what I knew anyway.  My mission will be to watch ALL of the videos in my next set of holidays.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Mojo Monday #447 & Create with Connie & Mary #406

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A couple of people have asked me why I don’t make many of my vintagey over-layered style of cards anymore.  I think it’s a combination of time (well, lack of time – they really do take me longer to finish them) and also the negative comment that was left on my blog last year that all my cards looked the same in this style.  I’m going to try and find the time to mix up my cards so that I have a combination of both clean and vintage.

I’ve combined today’s card for two challenges – the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday and the colour challenge at Create with Connie & Mary.  Here are their inspiration pics:

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Here’s my card:

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Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle