Friday, October 23, 2020

Just Add Ink #528...Just Choose Two

Hello & happy Friday ~

We have a brand new challenge kicking off today over at Just Add Ink. This week Jan suggested we choose two of sequins, ribbon or metallic foil.

I made a start on my Christmas gift giving. Here are the gift card pockets I made using the long retired Mini Treat Bag Thinlits with the current Neutrals DSP.

The gorgeous little gnome is a die from Simon Says Stamp & comes in two sizes. This is the smaller of the two. There are so many variations you can put together to make him look totally awesome! On the reverse side I have stamped To: & From:

For the inside I created a card for writing a Christmas message & on the back of that I made a little pocket for the gift card to slip into. You could fold cash neatly into this too.

Here are all four together - Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow & Merry Merlot. My photo colours are a little off as I'd lost light when I took the pics.

We'd love you to join the challenge too so pop over to JAI & get some inspiration from the design team then link up. We really enjoy looking at your blogs.

Thanks for stopping by. If you'd like measurements or a bit more of a how to, then just get in touch & I'll happily help.

Enjoy your weekend.

Patrice x

Friday, October 9, 2020

Just Add Ink #526...Just Add Inspiration

Hello there ~

Happy Friday! Just Add Ink is kicking off a brand new Inspiration challenge today - chosen for us by, Jo.

I was inspired by the beautiful blue & green in the image (see at bottom of post). After stamping the flowers from Tasteful Touches in Blueberry Bushel I spread the ink across the petals with an aqua painter. My leaves are from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set, in Garden Green & Granny Apple Green inks. I love how the colours really pop off the Whisper White card base. My sentiment has been heat embossed in gold.

I really struggled to get a good photograph this week as we've had overcast days & lots of rain. Good soaking rain for the garden so no complaints. What you can't see in my photo is all the pretty shimmer :(

Here is the image we're working with this week. Pop over to the JAI blog for all the details & join us for the challenge.

Today is officially the last day of school holidays for the twins. Hard to believe they're about to start their fourth & final term of Year 3. Little Miss has just finished reading James & the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl so tonight we're going to watch the original film as a family.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you & yours are healthy & well.

Patrice x