Friday, April 28, 2017


Jan has come up with a lovely colour challenge at Just Add Ink this week.  This challenge is bittersweet for me, as it is my last, as a member of the Just Add Ink Design Team.  I've been honoured to be part of the team for more than 5 years (and playing along long before that).  Life has thrown me a lot of personal challenges in recent months, and I need to channel my energies into getting myself strong and focussed for the future.  I hope that those of you who have followed me through Just Add Ink will continue to visit my blog as I enter this new phase of my life.

Now, onto the colour palette we have to create with:

I have chosen to use a stamp set that is coming out in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue in June.  I was able to pre-order the set super-early, as a perk of being a demonstrator who attended a recent OnStage event.  There's a sentiment in this set, that really resonates me, particularly at the moment ... so I made a card, sort of for myself!

I know that even though I am going through a tough period, "this, too, shall pass".  Sometimes I just have to stop, breathe, and trust that everything will be okay!

Can you see the hint of shimmer, courtesy of the clear Wink of Stella pen, on some of the blossoms?

All of the current Stampin' Up! products used on this card are listed below.  If you would like to buy them for yourself, just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken to my online store (Australian residents only).  The Colorful Seasons bundle will be available for purchase on 1st June.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's creations here; we love to know you've been to visit, so please leave some comment love!  We hope you are inspired to play along with this week's challenge.

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  1. Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to Just Add Ink Christine! I am goign to miss your presence on the design team! But, I admire you taking time out to focus on being strong. Good luck with the breathing & look forward to following your adventures of the future! Kelly x

  2. This is the perfect sentiment for where you are at Christine! I hope things settle for you and you can find some balance. You will be missed at JAI and thank you for your contributions over the years.
    Your card is a lovely and a perfect balance of the colours...Love seeing new toys in action!
    Take care and remember to breathe. xx

  3. We will certainly miss you at JAI, Christine, and thank you for all your fabulous contributions. I am sure we will catch up with you again at a SU event in the future.
    I love this sentiment that you've chosen for yourself and with the blooms cascading down to the waiting chair it is a very relaxing scene. I do hope that things settle for you Christine, take care. xx

  4. Dear Christine, what an awesome tenure you have had with JAI. Thank you for five fabulous years of inspiring art from awesome masculine cards to sweet feminine projects complete with your delightful, dainty bows! :)
    You have also encouraged so many papercrafters along the way with your kind & thoughtful comments, myself included. I am so lucky we got to meet through our shared love of this crazy craft & wish you every happiness for wherever the future takes you. Big hugs xo

  5. Being on a design team for the crafting world is an honor I am sure you will always treasure. I personally have enoyed seeing your creations for the JAI challenges and but also know that a new path of energy is sometimes needed for all of us. :)