Friday, August 27, 2021

Just Add Ink #569...Just Add 'N'

Hello & happy Friday ~

The new Just Add Ink challenge has landed. Tina is asking us to add 'N' to our projects this week. I kept it pretty simple with Navy & New products - well designer paper & dies to be exact - from the Whimsy & Wonder Suite. The tree images on the paper lines up perfectly with the dies - I love when Stampin' Up! does that for us! So versatile!

My Night of Navy card uses brass foil. Please note this particular dsp is long retired.

The Polished Pink card uses silver foil.

Hope you choose to play along with the challenge this week. Head over to JAI for some varied ideas & inspiration from the design team.

Week two of lockdown complete! A way to go yet & you'd think I'd be getting in my craft room a bit more but... home schooling. Need I say more? I have managed a fair bit of decluttering in the twin's bedrooms. They're at that transitional age where they're still young & want to keep hold of toys, but getting old enough that they want to be big kids & clear a lot out. They're probably only a year or so off from having a complete bedroom make-over.

We've had some 'fake Spring' days of late too so I've been pottering in the garden a little as well. So nice to let my skin breathe after months of being all wrapped up in winter woollies.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Patrice x

Friday, August 13, 2021

Just Add Ink #567...Just Add Inspiration

Hello lovelies ~

We have a brand new inspiration challenge kicking off over at Just Add Ink today. Nikki chose this one for us, I'll add it for you below.

I was quite stumped as my least favourite colour is Cajun Craze & this picture looks to have a lot of it. I went with the colours & florals in the end.....& I'm still having a love affair with the now retired True Love designer paper. Anyone else grab several packets like I did?

With a Navy base & Cajan/Vanilla mat popped up for dimension I've used my copics to colour, hoping to get a likeness to the colours in the image. I sprayed liberally (of course) with shimmer.

Now as a little bonus let me show you the first card I made. My printed version showed the cushion & vase as quite blue....but my screen showed a more turquoise colour. Of course I was working off my paper schedule when I first made my card. The second (above) was put together at the very last minute when I realised the anomaly. Thank goodness all my bits & pieces were still scattered on my craft desk, so it was a matter of quickly colouring a new image & fussy cutting. Phew just in the knick of time.

They've photographed differently too, one being in daylight, the other at night. Sigh.

If you fancy joining the challenge this week, here is the inspiration image for you to work with. For further inspiration head over to JAI & check out the design team projects.

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Well as at 5pm yesterday Canberra has entered a 7 day lockdown. Our first Covid case in over a year presented. I'm taking this as an opportunity to catch up on things I've been leaving for a 'rainy day'. I don't think the kids are thrilled about home schooling....perhaps the new teacher has something to do with that lol.

Last week my beloved Mac computer had a meltdown so I ended up biting the bullet & purchasing a shiny new one. I'm still getting my data moved over & had a 'mare of a time uploading my pic/s yesterday. Will make the transition across a priority over the next few days.

As of Wednesday just gone, I'm fully Pfizer vaccinated too. Yay me!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Patrice x