Wednesday, October 14, 2015

JAI #283 - Sketch Challenge

Well it has been quite awhile since I have been apart of the Just Add Ink Design Team, let alone joined in with a challenge. So after getting my kits prepped and packed for my Christmas Stamp-a-Stack this Sunday, and rather than tidy up the mess or get the stamps/inks/tools ready, I decided to continue getting creative and join in the latest Sketch Challenge at Just Add Ink.

Here is the sketch they had for their latest challenge...
As I had Christmas paper and stamps etc around why not continue on and make another Christmas card, you need lots right?

Here is my card using the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper (in the current Holiday Catalogue), fussy cutting a poinsettia and coordinating that with Real Red cardstock and one of the words from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies (you can bundle and save with the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set in the catalogue).

Did you notice that I used some Crystal Effects to add some shine and dimension to the centre of the poinsettia and also the word Merry? Don't look too closely as it hadn't quite dried yet, but I needed to take my photo and get it uploaded before the challenge ended, lol.

I also decorated the inside of my card with a strip of the DSP and a greeting from the Merry Everything stamp set (in the current Stampin' Up! catalogue).

This team is inspiring with their weekly challenges and creative projects. If you have been struggling like me to find your mojo lately then the Just Add Ink blog is one place to start to find it and lots of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!

 ~waving~ at my past team members and part of my SU! family! ♥

Friday, October 9, 2015

Welcome a baby girl...Elodie

No not my grandchild...although that one is due in the next few weeks too (and is expected to be a dude! so colour style of cards will not I will have to create another).

This latest arrival is a beautiful little baby girl of a close friend of my daughter's and it is always a great reason to get into the craft room and create when a new baby is born.

I have been a bad blogger of late and a very poor excuse for a crafter as I haven't made many things in my craft room....other than a mess of financial paperwork, office supplies and disorganised craft supplies! This needs to be organised and sorted in a week as I have my traditional Christmas Stamp-a-Stack on and the ladies who are coming will need some clear space to create in.

However, I did manage to make not just another crafting mess but two baby girl cards, using the stamp sets Fox & Friends and Baby Prints (both retired but always ones I love to use).

Here are my two cards, I even decorated the insides for this special arrival...

Here is the other one...

The photos are not to great as my photo tent is packed away at the moment, but I think you can see why I enjoyed making these, and of course I took inspiration from other card designers on the web. It is always where I go to to find my mojo!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some inspiration here on my blog too.


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