Friday, March 11, 2016

Just Add Ink #302 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Friday lovely friends ~

After a week of hot sunny weather we've woken to rain in Canberra today.  No complaints, the gardens need it, but typically it's swimming carnival day for Gorgeous Kid.  Ohhh well..... it's not at all cold but he's going to be a bit lot wetter than he expected lol.

We have a brand new challenge over at Just Add Ink for you today.  Jan has given us a gorgeous colour combo to work with this week - Blackberry Bliss, Tip Top Taupe and Rich Razzleberry.  Are these not lovely colours?  I thoroughly enjoyed putting my card together using them.

Hehehe I'm having a love affair with Birthday Blooms - lucky I don't post all that I make because I think the last 15 odd cards I've put together have been using this pretty stamp set.

I heat embossed the bloom in white and water coloured with the three challenge colours - as much as I love colouring I'm the first to admit I'm not nearly as good at it as I'd like to be.  I do love the leaves coloured in TTT though, don't you?  I added Very Vanilla as my neutral, and a few gold embellies.

If you're a fan of these colours why not pop over to JAI, check out the design team inspiration and play along with the challenge?  We really love visiting your blogs and seeing all the different creativity we crazy crafters share.

There has been some excitement in our house this week.  The Mister and I each bought new cars and got to pick them up Monday and Thursday respectively - the kids have been more thrilled than us!  Other news from me, and I wasn't sure if I was going to share here or not....I've been learning to run.  I've always enjoyed walking, but most days I find it really difficult to find the time sooooo I decided on a compromise....running.  It takes a lot less time and most importantly I'm loving it.  I drag my butt out of bed really early (no mean feat for me) three mornings a week and off I go with music pushing me along.  Fortunately I live close to a lovely big pond so I run around it which gives me about 4kms from home and back (did I mention I live on a hill - it's a killer on my way home).  I'll work my way up to a few more km's in time....

We have a three day weekend to look forward to here in Canberra, woohoo.  I'm hoping we get some gardening chores done but there are a few social activities planned as well.  I'm off to watch my first roller derby game tomorrow afternoon.  Looking forward to that!


  1. Loving all of your Birthday Blooms creations Patrice.... Gorgeous makes with fabulous colouring ( i so wish I could do colouring well!) can't wait to see more.....

  2. Beautiful card! I love the coloring and the color combo! How do you cut out the blooms so well?

  3. I love how you made the colours look so soft and delicate in the flower P - just gorgeous especially contrasted against the darker tones behind. I'm finding it hard to put down Birthday Blooms too ;) xxx

  4. Totally stunning card P! I too love how soft the colours look in your beautifully coloured flower! Now I finally have it I will be giving this a try :-) Congratulaions on the running adventure - so glad you're enjoying it too! xx

  5. Beautiful and so elegant! And a new car is always fun - not so sure about the running though :)

  6. Gorgeous! Love the neutral layer on the dark BB base..So effective!The gold details are just the perfect addition P. xx

  7. I love that you've added gold embellishments to your card, makes the colours look so regal :)
    Love to hear how the roller derby went! (I almost went to see my first game a few weeks ago but it got cancelled at the last minute)


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