Friday, January 17, 2020

Just Add Ink #488 - Celebration Blog Hop

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Happy Friday ~

Welcome to a very special post... Just Add Ink is celebrating 10 years of challenges! We've also reached over 1000 followers! Both milestones are definitely worth celebrating & that is our challenge theme this week. We appreciate you & we'd love you to share your celebration cards & projects with us.

As part of our milestone celebrations the design team are offering prizes - Yay! Check out the JAI blog for details. Prizes will include stamp sets, card kits, embossing folders, ribbons, rhinestones, handmade cards/tags....

I couldn't resist playing with the new Painted Poppies stamps & Peaceful Poppies designer paper. I stamped my poppies on Shimmery White cardstock & coloured them using a blender brush, & I coloured the leaves with a dauber due to the smaller size - super quick & easy! Fortunately I enjoy fussy cutting as I have the other set of dies in this suite.

I've left the sentiment off this card for now....when I know who I'm gifting it to I'll add a little strip of black with white embossing on it I think.


I'm the lucky last on the hop so if you click on the next button below you'll end up back at the start with, Chantell. Enjoy the hop!

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Thanks for stopping past today.

Patrice x

24 comments:

  1. Lovely Patrice, Love the deep rich colour. Chantell xx

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    1. Thanks, lovely. Yes very rich colours on this one. Quite a change to my norm. x

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  2. This is gorgeous! Love how you blended the purple...

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary. I love how quickly I was able to 'colour' these poppies using the method I did. No need to be too careful either. x

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  3. So love the colouring of the purple poppies just jump right out at you along with the lovely use of the green stripe paper on the dark grey tones in so perfectly.

    Ali P

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    1. Thanks, Ali. Yes quite a bit of bright going on in this one :) I think once I add the sentiment it'll all tie in nicely. x

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  4. What can I say: the angles, pop of red and those greens. YUMMY.

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    1. Thanks, Bonnie. Always so lovely to see you joining our challenges each week. x

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  5. So pretty, Narelle! Your flowers really pop and the angled panels on the front are a wonderful design feature! A great celebrations card! :) :)

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    1. Thanks, Helen. I rather like an angled panel....because I'm so particular about everything being neat & straight normally :) x

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  6. Beautiful card Patrice. Love your poppies in purple and your overall design colours. ��

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    1. Thank you, Andrea. This poppy set looks great in all the colours, doesn't it? Very versatile. x

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  7. Lovely card Patrice, good to see you creating again! xx

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    1. Thanks, Jo. It's so nice to be back in my craft room. x

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  8. A really striking card Patrice, love the colour combination and the flash of maroon... I sometimes leave sentiments off too, for later or the inside... big congrats to you and the JAI team on 10 years, Robyn

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    1. Thank you, Robyn. I was actually tossing up between a gold ribbon, & the red. Went with the red because the rest of the card used such bold colours & the gold was a bit too muted & didn't look quite right. x

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  9. I love the rich colour of the poppies, and I also love the idea of leaving the sentiment off until later - such a great tip!

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. Yes unless I'm creating a card with someone in mind, other than general birthday, I like to leave the sentiment off so it can be tailored :) x

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  10. Gorgeous card as always P, so great to see you back creating again! Thank you for your friendship and the fun JAI catch ups along the way too xx

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    1. Thanks, lovely. I'm enjoying playing with all the new goodies (Tropical set turned up yesterday - squeal). I'm so glad we've been able to spend some great weekends together over the years. xx

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  11. Lovely creation P - the blending softens the blooms, and it reminds me so much of a vine with purple flowers, that my Poppy had growing on his fence x

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    1. Awwwww how sweet that these pretty purple flowers gave you a lovely memory. That makes me happy - thanks for sharing. xx

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  12. Love the pop of the purple poppies, Patrice (glad I'm writing this & not saying it) against the white & watercolour striped paper. So fresh & pretty. Happy 10th milestone celebration.
    Hugs, D

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    1. Hahahaha I had to say it out loud just to see.....you're right, bit of a mouthful. Thanks, Di. xx

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