Friday, September 26, 2014


Here is the great sketch Tina has come up with for this week's Just Add Ink challenge:

**It's the last challenge of the month at Just Add Ink, which means it's our "Guest Designer" challenge week. So, if you are interested, all you need do is play along with the challenge this week!

 (The details: For the last challenge of each month, we will be offering the "TOP PICK" for that week, the opportunity to join us as a "Guest Designer" for the last challenge the following month....If this sounds like something you would like to do, get creating and come join us at Just Add Ink.) **
After a fabulous workshop this week, playing with Stampin' Up!'s All is Calm Designer Series Paper, I had Christmas on my mind.  I've inked up, for the first time, the gorgeous Ornamental Pine stamp set, and have done some simple stamping, letting the colours take centre stage on my card.

Beneath my card are all the Stampin' Up! products used; if you click on the images, you'll be taken to my online store.

Be sure to check out the awesome creations of the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team members; I am proud to be part of such a talented group of paper-crafters!  We'd love to have you play along with us; won't you create something in paper, using this sketch?!

Saturday, September 20, 2014


Today is my youngest son's 14th birthday!  Ethan has always been a shining star in our family (even his big brother would have to admit he's a pretty good kid), so I have made a star-themed card to mark this occasion.

Over these school holidays, Ethan will be working really hard at the Royal Melbourne Show - we exhibit, and sell, organic snack foods (our family business) every year.  In anticipation of a busy two weeks, Ethan said his "ideal birthday" would be spent sleeping in, playing FIFA on PlayStation, watching a movie, and having pizza for dinner.  He's pretty easy to cater for!

Here are the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card:

Friday, September 19, 2014


This week's Just Add Ink challenge is to use this inspiration pic as a jumping-off point for your papercraft project:

I have used my Flower Frenzy Bigz die to create a bloom, to adorn one of Stampin' Up!'s kraft grid journals.  I think this would make a nice little notebook for affirmations, or to record happy thoughts - don't you think we should all take the time to do this?

As you might be able to see from my photo above, I have "sueded" my cardstock, to give it softness and texture.  I die-cut the flower shapes, then used a bone folder to break up the fibres of the card ... it was possible, after working the card from the centre outwards several times, to separate each die-cut piece into two.  The core of the cardstock has a lovely fluffy look and feel!

All of the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this project are detailed below, and can be purchased from my online store (just click on the image/s):
Make sure you visit the Just Add Ink blog, to see what the rest of the Design Team have made using this inspiration pic.