Friday, June 24, 2016

Just Add Ink #317 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Hello lovely blog friends ~

It's time to share another Just Add Ink challenge card with you.  This week Kim has asked us to use the colours Flirty Flamingo, Rose Red, Crushed Curry and Pear Pizzazz.  Perfect colours for a cluster of flowers!

I used the sweet little Doodle Blooms from Altenew.  I stamped them on Watercolour paper and then coloured with an aqua painter, before fussy cutting.  I love the Crushed Curry base card - must remember to make coloured cards more often because they look great!

I 'winked' my flowers all over, and I'm hoping this pic shows just a little of that subtle shimmer.

Want to join the challenge fun?  Pop over to JAI, check out the design team inspiration, have a quick scan of the rules (super simple), get busy with your crafty goodies and link up.  Easy peasy.

We've had a busy week in our house.  I was lucky enough to have my lovely cousin and her family visit from New Zealand to stay a few days.  Unfortunately during their stay Master J (twin two) got a nasty vomiting bug that had been doing the rounds of preschool, which fortunately only lasted 24 hours.  However, at the end of that Miss C (twin one) got the same bug.  Little Miss doesn't like to suffer in silence and shared her distress ALL NIGHT LONG. We're all rather sleep deprived as a result, and I lost count of the washing loads - perhaps 15 over a two day period. Fingers crossed the bug doesn't spread further through the family....I've been using copious amounts of disinfectant to be on the safe side.

Last week I had the script of my reading glasses increased quite significantly.  Amazing how much more I can see. Although I have to say this ageing business is over rated.  The optometrist thinks I've got 12 months max. before I'm wearing glasses 24/7.  OMG I'm too vain for that.  Besides they're just not convenient....I put them down and forget to pick them up....I'll have to make room in my handbag....I'll find any excuse.  Anyway they're talking about multifocals because I'm not long or short sighted - typically!  Watch this space.

We don't have much arranged for this weekend, thankfully.  Hope you do!

Patrice x


  1. This is so sweet, sweet, sweet, Patrice. I really love the lovely little cluster of happy blossoms (fussy cutting queen!) you've created. So fresh on the white stitched panel & curry base.

    Hope you're coming out of bug & washing misery now, Patrice. Take care of you. Hugs, D

  2. The font of the sentiment is perfect for those lovely, playful flowers, P. LOVE the stitched border, and how you've used colour, on this card. What are you talking about, too vain for glasses? You'd rock them!

  3. The flowers turned out lovely P - so bright (and sparkly). I love how you clustered them together. The wonky stitched border is pretty awesome too - will be adding that to my wish list! xxx

  4. Nice ! You did a great job with coloring the flowers !

  5. These are the cutest little flowers and you've made a gorgeous card with them!

  6. This is so pretty P! Your flowers are so delicate, sparkly and gorgeous! I hope the bugs and washing are settling - and you are all a little more rested. What about Contact lenses and reading glasses? Could that be a goer? I tried the Multis....made me suggest try before you buy. Xx


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