Friday, June 27, 2014

Just Add Ink #220 - Just Add a Sketch

Good morning ~

We have a sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink this week, courtesy of Kim.

I consulted my trusty Colour Coach for the colours I've used on this card.  The base is Smoky Slate, with a Soft Sky & Whisper White mat and a pop of Calypso Coral.  The leaves are Basic Grey I and wanted to use the same for my sentiment, however, I found the ink pad was completely dry!  That has never happened to me before and I think it's because the cover had a small crack in it :(.  I guess my next Stampin' Up! order will include a new Basic Grey ink pad lol.  Goes to show how long it's been since I've used that particular ink though.  Ooops.

I also used the Hardwood, Petite Petals and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets and the Petite Petals and Boho Blossom punches.

If you'd like to join in the challenge fun this week pop over to JAI and check out the sketch, and the gorgeous design team inspiration this week!

Hope you've got something fun lined up for the weekend.  Whatever you get up to, enjoy!!!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Just Add Ink #218 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Friday peeps ~

The end of the week is here, and although it's been a short one I'm glad for the weekend.  I feel extra tired this week, sigh.

With the 2011-2013 In Colours retiring at the end of June Kim set the Just Add Ink challenge this week to use three of the five retiring colours.  I chose to go with Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green.

I've used a brand new stamp set called Amazing Birthday (which we received at Convention a few weeks ago).  I popped some of the sentiment up for dimension since I've created a pretty CAS card.  Head over to JAI for all the challenge details and inspiration.  Hopefully you'll join the fun this week and link your own retiring In Colour creation up.

Thanks for stopping by today, and as always thanks for taking the time to leave a comment - I do enjoy reading them.  It really makes my day to know that someone has stopped by to look at what I've been up to.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Just Add Ink #217 - Just Add Cupcakes/Cake/Dessert - warning photo heavy!

Good Friday morning ~

Thanks to Nikki our delicious challenge over at Just Add Ink this week is all things yummy and sweet.  You can't half tell I have a super sweet tooth can you?  Lol.

I had a little fun with this card - the icing to be precise!  At our recent South Pacific Convention attendees were lucky enough to receive a packet of Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  Whilst I haven't used them to colour an image yet, I did colour the fabric flower above, and a few pearls and gemstones.  How cool!  I am pleasantly surprised at how well the colour took and stayed on!

You'll notice a number of retired items on this card, starting with the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp, the flower from the Pretties Kit, and the Presto paper which I sponged Calypso Coral ink onto.  I find it difficult to get rid of crafty goodies just because they've retired.

My pic may look a little 'in your face'and bright.  That's because I had my computer rebuilt and I'm using a whole new photo editing package - and I don't like it :(  just yet.  I'm sure I'll get used to it but for now it's trying my patience.

If you'd like to join the sweeeeetest challenge this week do head over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration then link your yummy creation up - you can add cupcakes, desserts and sweets of any kind.

I did say I'd post a couple of Convention pics, although being the lousy photographer I am I didn't really take many. Some of you may have already seen these floating around the place.

Some of my gorgeous JAI team mates, L-R Nikki, Christine, Patrice, Paula, Tina, Delys, Louise, Narelle and Kim.

Enjoying the Bjorn Again tribute band, L-R Kelly, Di Barnes, Kim, Narelle, Paula, Patrice, Bronwyn, Sam Post.

Silly selfies a little later in the evening, L-R Bronwyn, Patrice, Sam.  We really took them for you Jodene.

Thanks for stopping by to visit, enjoy your weekend!