Friday, April 8, 2016

Just Add Ink #305 - Just Add Sympathy

Hello hello ~

Another Friday is here...which means a week from today I'll be in Sydney for On Stage with lots of my crafty friends. So looking forward to seeing a few of my gorgeous Just Add Ink girlfriends too. That's always the highlight.

Speaking of which, we have a new challenge for you all today from Jan.  As much as we don't like to create these cards they are a necessity in our stash.  I have found it's always best to have them on hand rather than try to make one when you really need to.  So this week we're adding Sympathy.

You all know I'm a CAS (clean and simple) gal at the best of times, but when it comes to Sympathy cards lots of white space is my 'go to'.  ALWAYS!  I used the timeless classic Stippled Blossoms, on Shimmery White c/s and stamped in Strawberry Slush (stamped off for the base) - I even fussy cut a layer and popped it up on dimensionals. The leaves are Pear Pizzazz and Wild Wasabi.  My sentiment is from the Clearly Besotted set Many Messages. Hope you like.

Your project doesn't have to be a card.  It could be a gift bag, tag or box, or memory keeping in any please do pop over to JAI and get some inspiration.  We love having you join our weekly challenges, and it's always so fun to visit your blogs and share the love.

Well not a huge amount happening in my world this weekend.  That would be because in just a few weeks we're off to Hawaii and New York for the month of May.  Still an awful lot to do and organise before then of course so I'm not really feeling the excitement just yet.  In fact I'm feeling slightly panicked just now.  BUT New York fascinates me and I can't wait to get there.  I'll fill you in some more next week.  Bye for now.


  1. Ha, for once P I agree with you about white space and I really tried this week. I think you got it perfectly right here. I love that pop of colour and detail in the corner - just gorgeous! xxx

  2. This is so gorgeous and elegant P! I love the depth of colour in your flower and leaves too - so rich and beautiful! I hope you fun at Onstage next week and hope all the bits and pieces come together easily for your trip away - sounds wonderful! Xx

  3. Simple elegance and perfectly appropriate...Love it! xxx

  4. CAS and perfect! Just what a sympathy card should be. I love that sentiment too. And I must admit I'm a bit jealous of your upcoming trip! The US is on my bucket list and I hope to get there one day very soon!

  5. Oh now I wish I was going to On Stage. Would have love to have caught up. Next time. Have fun! I love your card. Love all the white space and then that beautiful pop of colour with the Stipple Blossoms. The pearls just finish it all perfectly. So elegant. Rochelle xo


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