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Friday, January 30, 2015

Just Add Ink #248....Colour!





Hey there!...Before l start on this weeks challenge, l thought l would share some family stuff with you ..:0)

It's been a very exciting few days here. With the school year resuming, it meant our beautiful eldest grandson Archer started school. I just can't believe it's been nearly six years since this handsome dude blessed us with his presence and now he's getting all grown up and independent...Time really does fly by! It only seems like yesterday, l was sending his mum off on her first day...Surely a sign of old age..:0)
Apparently, he was up at 6.30 this morning, uniform on and holding his lunchbox, lol...Excited much!

And to add to the first day chaos, Brady, grandson #2 (little bro) started his first day at 4yr old kinder...such a funny little man, so full of life and a heart and smile that makes you melt..:0)

So, now it's onto all things crafty..:0) Over at Just Add Ink this week, we have a lovely colour challenge happening, suggested by Kim.

Not that you would think, but my lovely big balloon is "Pool Party"...I kept my colours to minimum use and left my card very CAS.
I created the balloon shading by inking it up with Pool Party and stamping my first impression, then re inking the image and using some towel, l patted away the majority of the ink and re stamped, therefore creating the shaded area....Oh the beauty of Photopolymer stamps...I love them!


Don't forget to pop over to the blog and see all of the great projects from the design team.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Lotus Blossom!


Happy Australia Day Folks!....I hope everyone's enjoying a fabulous long weekend here in oz.

With Sale-a-Bration well under way for Stampin Up, l thought it was high time l cracked open these beautiful freebie's, Each one is available when you purchase $90 in product from SU..:0)
Lotus Blossom and the Irresistibly Yours DSP, were the first must haves on my list. I love the 3 step stamping with this set and the pre done embossing on the DSP, makes it a breeze to create with...Ya gotta love that!
The colours l inked with are Full image: Pool Party, Half image: Coastal Cabana & the last finer detailed image is: Bermuda Bay....Sweet & Simple!


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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just Add Ink #247...Just Add Love.Blog Hop!


Welcome to our first Just Add Ink Challenge for 2015.

To kick start the year, we have a fun "JUST ADD LOVE" challenge suggested by Christine, but this one has a twist! We want you to incorporate the sketch that Kim has provided using a love element as well.
You can use the sketch on a card or scrapbook layout, or you can create a 3D project and add the tag.
Lot's of possibilities and the design team have some fabulous projects to inspire you.

If you are following the "Blog Hop" you would have just come from the lovely Patrice and her stunning project...But if not, you can continue around the loop by clicking on the blog hop button below,  or if you wish to start at the beginning, you can do so from Here.


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I went with cards, using the sketch and literally added "LOVE"...:0) These were the first projects l created with the gorgeous "Painted Petals" set, which l absolutely adore! They are both basically the same, just a couple of variances on the tag and inside.





Now it's time for you to pop on over to see the creative talents of  Narelle..:0)

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"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mini Treat Bag Box with Tutorial!


"HAPPY NEW YEAR" everyone! I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Christmas and wishing you all, a year filled with much love and good health!

I have been enjoying a lovely break, catching up with friends and family and pretty much just enjoying some down time..:0) I managed a "Hunger Games" movie date with the nephew, spent the weekend down at Cape Schanck in a gorgeous B&B over looking the ocean, which was the most relaxing way to spend a few days and came home feeling revived and ready to crack open my new toys and play..:0

Today is the release of the yummy new "Occasions and Saleabration" brochures from Stampin Up....One of my favorite times of the year!
My project today, is made with the super cute "Mini Treat Bag" Thinlit and few other fun products as well. 
Whenever l get a new Thinlit or Die, l always look for alternative uses, as l love the idea of using them in other ways and getting more bang for my buck, so to speak.
Although this was a fairly simple way of changing it, l was pretty happy with how it turned out...I mean really, one can never have to many packaging options..:0)

This post is fairly photo heavy, as I've put together a basic little photo tutorial to show you the process.



Cardstock: I used white copy paper (as this was originally my prototype)..:0)

Cut 2 diecuts using the larger front thinlit.
Cut 2 x 4.3/4" x 1" (Bridge strips)
Cut 1 x 2" x 3.5/8"  From cardstock (Bag base)

Your pieces laid out should look like this!
l have removed the higher arched sections on both panels.
(You can see the one on the right is still there and the left has been removed)


I applied tape to both bottom flaps (you can see the shiny strips) and also along both sides of the bridge strips (after folding them length wise)


Attach the bridge strips to each front panel as shown above.
Then join your 2 front panels, using the bridge strips, as in the pic below.


The last step is to attach the last side together and using the taped flaps, add your base.
(l attached my base to the outside, as it gives a neater finish)



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All supplies used are Stampin Up, unless noted!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Gifting with Wondrous Wreath!..


Happy Sunday to you!....With our challenge topic at Just Add Ink being all about gifting and sharing the love, l thought l'd share another of gift packaging l made for a Christmas lunch with friends.
I really enjoyed using the "Wondrous Wreath" set on lot's of projects this year and this was one of the colour combinations l created with.
Bermuda Bay-Gold & White, it really is a very pretty combination!



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All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU ribbon)

Friday, December 26, 2014

Just Add Ink #246....Giving!


Happy Boxing day everyone!....I hope you're all enjoying a chilled day today, after the Christmas crazy..:0)
We had a lovely day, shared with the mans side of the family this year and then onto our own little Christmas gathering with our kids and Grand babies....Lot's of fun, food and gifting!

Which brings me to this weeks Just Add Ink challenge.  It's all about giving! My projects are some l made for a Christmas catch up with friends.
They were made with the "Gift Box Punch Board" in Very Vanilla cardstock.



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All supplies used are Stampin Up unless noted!
(non SU organza ribbon)

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Festival of Trees #3....


A short post from me today, as my eldest baby is celebrating her 30th Birthday today and there is partying to be done..:0)
Her actual birthday is Christmas eve and like me, being a "Christmas Baby" generally doesn't allow for big celebrations, but this being a milestone, was one that called for a big celebration with family,  friends and probably a large quantity of champagne..:0)

As with my previous Christmas card posts, this is another quick, CAS card!


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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Just Add Ink #245...Inspiration!




"Merry Christmas everyone"

With this being the last challenge from Just Add Ink before Christmas, l'd like to wish you all a very happy and safe holiday and may 2015... be all you hope for!
We will however have one more challenge to see the year out, so if you're around on Boxing day, don't forget to pop into the challenge blog and see whats happening.



The DT have produced some lovely samples using this weeks "Inspiration", pop on over and check them out!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin Up!