Friday, December 26, 2014

Just Add Ink #246 - Just Add Giving & a Tutorial - photo heavy

Happy Boxing day morning ~

So how was your Christmas day?  Mine was just perfect!  Most of the family are interstate this year so it was a nice quiet day with a visit from dear friends, chatting, relaxing and lots of yummy food. We were lucky not to have our usual extremely hot weather, instead it was a little overcast yet warm.

Brisbane was great! It was just lovely meeting BFF's little bundle of joy - he certainly is a cutie.  No bias here of course *scoff*.

This is our last Just Add Ink challenge for the year, and it's only fitting that Mae suggested we add Giving.  This current challenge will run for two weeks over the Festive Season while the design team take a break and enjoy family and friends at this special time of the year.  That means you have lots of extra time to get busy creating. Head over to JAI for some inspiration.  We'll be back in January with a brand new blog hop challenge.

I've made some money wallets - cash always looks better when it's dressed up a little don't you think?

Pink Pirouette and the pic below shows the inside.

Coastal Cabana (excuse the wonky ribbon - I was in a mad rush trying to photograph as we've had really dull weather lately)

One for a girl and one for a boy!

Here is a quick tutorial if you'd like to make a few of your own.  Be gentle this is a first for me ;)

If there is anything you need clarification on please leave a comment or shoot me an email and I'll get back to you asap.  See you for our next challenge in January if not before.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Just Add Ink #244 - Just Add a Sketch

Happy Friday beautiful blog friends ~

I have a bit of an exciting weekend ahead - I'm off to Brisbane to visit my BFF and her brand new little man.  I'm so looking forward to spending a few days together, chatting, eating Sara Lee ice cream and just enjoying her company. I'm not entirely looking forward to the humidity, so thank goodness for aircon!

We have a brand new sketch from Tina over at Just Add Ink this week.  I've been on a Christmas card roll for a little while now and surprisingly it hasn't done my head in yet. Perhaps because I have a stash of new stamps & sentiments to use *wink*.

This little robin set from Clearly Besotted is just so cute and fun.  I've used a base of Early Espresso, then a Real Red mat and some Crumb Cake dsp.  I coloured the tummies with a blender pen.  That little musical note makes me think of the old '70's song Rockin' Robin by Bobby Day - do you remember that one? Tweedle-lee-dee-dee-dee, tweedle-lee-dee-dee ... it's totally stuck in my head now.

If you'd like to join our challenge this week here is the sketch.  Pop over to JAI and check out the design team inspiration to get a start.  I look forward to seeing your linked entry.

Hope most of you are organised for Christmas, shopping done and presents wrapped. After a bit of a late start this year I'm all sorted.  Thankfully!  There is nothing worse than dealing with busy car parks and too many people at the malls.

I know it's super early, however, in case I don't get back here before the big man in red visits I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas, may it be full of love and laughter, yummy food and total relaxation afterwards *smile*. Thanks so much for visiting my blog over the past 12 months, and I look forward to 'seeing' you again for a fabulous 2015!

Enjoy your weekend!