Friday, July 3, 2015

Just Add Ink #269 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Happy Freezing Friday friends ~

Yep I'm calling it that because the temps these past few days have been super low and chilly.  I'm so over Winter already.  Brrrrr.

I'm sure you're here to check out the new challenge over at Just Add Ink today.  Kim has chosen these lovely colours for us to use - Tip Top Taupe, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pool Party. 

Before I show you my card here's the disclaimer - I've been extremely short on time recently, totally distracted, and completely lost any creativity I may normally possess.  Sooooo my card is not entirely original.  I spotted a really lovely card over on Mary Fish's blog (although I now realise through reading her post that it isn't her original design either) and went ahead with a CASE (copy and share everything).

This was my first play with the new Birthday Blossoms stamp set {love}.  You'll notice a few subtle differences....I used the little stripes stamp in the Painted Petals (retired) set as my background, sequins and bling instead of buttons and I put my silver thread around my flower clusters.  The doily is an MFT die.

Our open house went really well last weekend.  Lots of interest, and several return families the following day.  A good strong start, and we get to do it all over again this weekend.  Sigh.  I look forward to it all being over at the end of the month.

Gorgeous Kid has been in Borneo for just over a week now, and I'm super happy to say I heard from him a few days ago via FB.  It was a really quick note to say hi, it's hot, he's got lots of mozzi bites and he's doing just fine - oh and "don't worry about me mum, I love you".  Sweet kid.  I haven't been sleeping well lately, no doubt a combination of everything going on at once.  I was awake at 4am and after tossing and turning for an hour decided to have a look at my phone....  you have no idea how excited I was to see that message pop up in my feed.  I nearly fell out of bed, along with my squealing and arm flapping and feet kicking.  Suffice to say no one else got any sleep in this house after that.  Lol.

If you're still with me (sorry lots of blabbering in this post) and find yourself looking for some creative inspiration, head over to JAI and check out the current challenge.  Hope you find some time to join us this week.

Thanks for stopping by and thanks, as always for your lovely, supportive comments.  They make my day! Seriously, it's really nice to know I still get a few visitors :).  Have an awesome weekend.


  1. Love this pretty card!!!
    I can see where you have pulled your ideas from however you have totally made this card your own :)

  2. It's gorgeous P, love the the skinny stripes tip....never thought to do that..duh! Love how you've added your own style to Marys lovely card.
    Thanks for the laugh, l just had a visual of you flapping and, l can feel your relief from here my friend, sounds like he's loving it though. xx

  3. Cold, germs and crazy life really does sap creative energy so I think your idea of CASing a design you liked is great P! Love how you adapted it to make it your own - to be honest I like your skinny stripes better! Hope the second weekend of open houses goes as well as the first. xxx

  4. Your creation is beautiful, P. Love how you've used the colours (I especially like the leaves in Lost Lagoon - awesome!), and stamps.

  5. Such a pretty card Patrice - I love the metallic twine behind the flower clusters and the rich colour of your leaves too. You have really made this card your own. So glad you've heard from GK and that he is enjoying himself too. And hope this weekend goes as well as the last one too xo

  6. The stripey background on your card is gorgeous - I'm really partial to stripes at the moment! Fabulous card. Glad your son is doing well and good luck with the open homes!

  7. So glad you heard from your son, will lower your stress levels a bit I'm sure!! I think your card is lovely and certainly doesn't look like your rushed it. Especially love the stripes background, such a gorgeous colour combo this week. Have a good week and hope it warms up a bit!!

  8. It's just lovely!I think the stripy background is divine and wondered initially if you'd used the new stripy background stamp I saw in the catalogue.

    1. Thanks, Jan. The stripey background stamp has much wider stripes - this was used on the original card I CASEd though if you go back and make a comparison.


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