Just Add Ink #364

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This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is an inspiration picture.  I adore this photo – there are so many on trend elements you can use on your project.  I especially love the copper jug.

I tried to carry over as many of the elements from the pic as I could.  I’ve had my Stampin’ Up! Copper Foil Sheets sitting on my desk for a while now and thought this weeks challenge was the perfect time to use them.  Does anyone else not want to use products as you don’t want to waste them?  That’s me with these sheets – even though I know I can buy more…..

For the background of my card I ink up Hardwood with some Smoky Slate Ink and finger-walked the stamp over Whisper White cardstock.  The DSP paper is from a retired pack called Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  I’ve cut this circle with my Circle Framelits. The Whisper White circle is cut with my Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies.

The copper sentiment is a cut with a new-to-me die called Happy Birthday Thinlit Die. I know I will be getting a lot of use out of this one!  The leaves are cut with Stylish Stems Framelit Dies (retired) and Flourish Thinlits Dies.  The little yellow flowers are from Garden in Bloom and they are stamped in So Saffron.  I’ve used a strip of Copper Foil and Burlap Ribbon under everything, but you can only see a smidge of them.  I really must learn to cut a small piece for each end, rather than the whole piece…..that way I wouldn’t have to worry about wasting them! 😉

Here’s my card:

The design team at Just Add Ink have created gorgeous cards as always to inspire you. Make sure you pop over to the challenge and take a look.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

My Mummy’s 70th!

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This week my mum has turned the big 70!  My mum is a huge lover of my vintage-y type cards so I made her this card to celebrate her special day.

 

The colours I’ve used on my card are Mint Macaron (oh I will miss this colour), Basic Black, Powder Pink, Crumb Cake and of course Whisper White.  The designers series paper I’ve used is now retired.  It’s from Urban Underground Specialty DSP.  The flowers, as you will have seen from the many times I’ve used it, is from one of my favourites and now retired sets called Penned & Painted.  The sentiment and numbers are from Memorable Moments.  The diecut leaves are made with Flourish Thinlits.  I had lots of fun going back to dirty and tatty edges with this card.  Anything for my mum!

Here’s my card:

Happy Birthday Mummy!  Hoping you have another fabulous 70 years ahead!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cheers

Narelle

Just Add Ink #354

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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