Tuesday, April 26, 2011

JAI 65 - Just Add Mateship/Friendship for ANZAC DAY

What a fantastic theme for this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.

Here's my entry, a quick and simple card:

I used the Colours of that are represented in both the Australian and New Zealand Flags.

After looking at some of the other entries I see I'm not the only one who feels the friendship of a boy and his dog represents this theme perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by,


Card Recipe - All SU unless noted.

Stamps - Non Su Dog & Boy, Think Happy Thoughts

Cardstock/DSP: Whispher White, Pacific Point DSP, Real Red.

Ink: Basic Black

Other: 1 1/4 & 1 3/8 inch circle Punches, Jumbo Eyelet, Crop-o-dile, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Non SU Die, Twine

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

JAI Ink # 64 - Chocolate Wrapper Challenge

Dear Guillotine,

I am really enjoying my holidays, but I am missing you & all of our papercrafting buddies.

Please rest up because I will be home soon, and you'll all be getting a workout when I get back.

Love a Deprived Papercrafting Addict. xoxo

7 nights ago we headed off on a family holiday which was arranged around my baby cousins wedding last Saturday - which was just perfect.

I thought I'd prepared well, House/Cat sitter organised, my paid work up to date, house nice & clean, clothes packed, snacks/drinks for the long drives, some line art, pencils, markers etc.

It soon became evident I had underestimated the free time I would have & what do I like to do in my free time? I like to create!

I recently acquired an iPhone which I love and this has allowed me to check in on my fav blogs & check emails (mostly Stamping related). It soon became too much temptation/inspiration, but there are no craft shops around!!!! What's a gal to do???

First I purchased a cardmaking magazine thinking it may help - nope, but it did come with papers. I've never actually used the freebie papers before because they don't really appeal but I am desperate!!!!

Just Add Ink's Challenge this week is to be inspired by the colours in your favourite Chocolate Bar Wrapper.

Anyone who knows me knows I love peppermint in all it's forms - particularly Cadbury Mint Chocolate so I picked up a block of the Bubbly to use with this challenge. The Green Gingham paper seemed to suit - but I needed more supplies!!!

So I popped into the local "Chicken Feed" discount store & managed a pack of cheap (semi glossy?) cardstock - fortunately the purple was close enough for Cadbury Purple, and the brown was close to chocolate. They also stocked 3 essentials - Scissors, Bling & double sided tape.

I coloured this cute little gal in colours to match & voila! But it needed something - a Scallop Border courtesy of a 20cent coin & my sketch book paper. You might think I had some Crumb Cake C/stock, but nope that's my Grain Bar box. The ribbon was from the hang up bits I cut off my new top.

Here's the result. . . . .

Don't look too close though as the edges are rough & not one is really straight, hence my heartfelt letter to my precious (straight & even) guillotine. . . .

One more sleep & I'll be home, even better I will actually have some time to play with my toys....

Thanks for dropping by. . . .


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge #62 - Just Add A Box or Bag

What a fabulous surprise to find I was given a
Honourable Mention
for my entry to last weeks Just Add Ink challenge.
Wow! there were so many wonderful entries! - Thanks so very much!

Thanks for all the inspiration too - I doubt I'd have created so many things AND blogged about them without these challenges!

Now this week Just Add Ink have challenged us to make a bag or a box.

I started with a Square Scallop Die thinking I'd make a box, but as you can see I ended up using the Scallop Circle Die instead.

As it came together I thought it'd make a really sweet was to present a Lindt Chocolate Bunny, so I pulled out the Easter Blossoms set and decorated it with Eggs.

I've recently purchased a new silhouette stamp and decided to make a card to co-ordinate with the Easter Basket/Bag.

Here's a closer look at the card - I pulled out my brads, ribbon, Sizzlets, punches, sponges - appreciated them a lot more after last weeks challenge restricted me from using them.

Thanks for looking



All Items Stampin'Up! unless noted

Stamps: Non SU Silhouette Stamp, Easter Blossoms, Great Friend,

Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride DSP

Inks/Markers: Blushing Bride, Pretty In Pink, Pear Pizazz

Tools/Other: Scallop Circle Die, Circle Cutter, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pretty In Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Sponges, Filigree Brad, Pretty In Pink Brad, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals, Lots of Tags Label 1 sizzlet.

Non SU Corner Rounder