Friday, October 28, 2011

JAI 91 - Grace's Icecream Cone Card

A good friend of mine came and did some card making this afternoon. Grace made an Icecream Cone Card from the Petal Cone Die.

She has 'hijacked' my blog so she can enter her card in the Just Add Ink Colour Challenge this week -

Grace - JAI 91

JAI 91 Colour Combo

The Inside

Project Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Tagtastic (Hostess), Button Buddies, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versa Mark
Accessories: Petal Cone Die, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, 2010/11 In Color DSP (Blushing Bride), Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and Seam Binding, Circle Ice Rhinestone Brad, XL Tag Punch, Dimensional (All products, Stampin' Up!)

Thanks for stopping by ... on behalf of

PS: Instructions for Grace's Icecream Cone Card can be found HERE.


JAI 91 - Colour Challenge and Fun Flowers Easel Card

This week at Just Add Ink I have put together a very simple colour combo for you for our 91st challenge. The colours are so sweet and feminine that I decided to make a cupcake card for a friend's birthday.

JAI 91 - Sugar Cupcake

JAI 91 - Colour Comb0
Chocolate Chip
was the 'neutral of choice' for my DT sample.

This card involved some heat and dry embossing, fussy cutting with paper piecing, die cutting, sponging, adding some shine with Silver Smooch Spritz and colouring in with copic markers (still on my 'L's').

Here's the 'original' card that I made for the challenge but decided it didn't quite make the 'cut'. It is an easel card made from the Fun Flowers Die using Sahara Sand as my neutral of choice. It's back to the drawing board on that one!

This card is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder and finished off with an Antique Brad.

I hope the colours inspire you to join in with the challenge this week. Why don't you hop on over to Just Add Ink to check out the other DT work and link up your own entry?

Happy stamping and enjoy your weekend.

Friday, October 21, 2011

JAI 90 - Sketch

Rain or Shine

It's Friday and that means another awesome challenge at Just Add Ink. This time I have a sketch for you and I decided to stick pretty close to the layout.

JAI 90 - Sketch

It's been 5 weeks since I have ventured into my craft room to stamp (hence the lack of posts for October). I spent most of the September holiday break making my challenge cards for JAI and scheduling the posts. Life has been super busy with about 4 weekends away out of the last 6 and working 4 days a week. It was so nice to finally get back into my clean and newly arranged craft room to create. Hopefully I will have time to work on a couple of tutorials that I have in my head and share those with you soon.

Project Recipe:

Stamps: Rain or Shine (Unity Stamp Co.), Retro Remix (SU)
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Vellum (SU) X-Press It Blending Card
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler (SU), Memento Tuxedo Black and a selection of Copic Markers
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Paper Piercing Tool, Mat Pack, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Modern Label Punch, Bella Rose DSP (retired), Subtles DSP - So Saffron, Neutral Brad - Black, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Crystal Effects (SU), Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Rain Drops Die (Quickutz)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you get a chance to hop on over to Just Add Ink to check out the gorgeous work from the rest of the DT and to link up your own entry.

Happy stamping. Have a great weekend.

Friday, October 14, 2011

JAI 89 - Inspiration

Delys has given us a great inspiration photo for our 89th challenge at Just Add Ink.

Here's what I was inspired to create -

I wish I could say that I created the gorgeous background with my trusty brayer and inks but I 'cheated' and stamped over the top of a photo. It's a photo of a beautiful sunrise at Swansea, on the East Coast of Tasmania, with a stamp from Just Believe stamped over the top in Basic Black Ink.

I did a series of similar cards a while back using different silhouette stamps which you can see HERE.

The Inspiration

So ... the challenge is to make a paper craft project using the above photo for inspiration. I hope you can join in with the fun and link up your own entry over at Just Add Ink. While you're there, don't forget to check out the beautiful projects from the rest of the Design Team.

Happy stamping and enjoy your weekend,

Friday, October 7, 2011

JAI 88 - Just Add a Die Cut

There's a 'fantabulous' challenge at Just Add Ink this week to add a die cut to your paper craft project.

I chose to use ...
  • Petite Pocket
  • Two Tags
... to make a matching gift card for another 'Lucky Owl' that I made from some paisley denim material.

JAI 88 - Add a Die Cut (or two)

Paisley Denim 'Lucky' Owl with Matching Petite Pocket

The tag needed to be trimmed a bit so it could fit inside the pocket.

I'm so glad I kept my Paisley Background Stamp as it was just right for adding some extra detail to the tag. I also pressed the little owl from Fox and Friends against the Paisley stamp (kissing technique) to make the pattern on the owl.

The colours that I used for this project are Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy.

The idea was inspired by a beautiful project that Sophie Zadeh demonstrated at Hobart Regionals using the Petite Pocket Die and a piece of denim from a much loved pair of jeans (see above).

The Pocket ...

... the Tag

... and the Owl.

Die Cuts are my favourite tools to use for a paper craft project. I hope you have been inspired to play along with our 88th Challenge at Just Add Ink.

Why don't you hop on over and view the other beautiful projects that the rest of the Design Team have made and link up your own entry?

Happy stamping (and cutting). I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

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