JAI 290 colour challenge

Oops I’m a bit late with this post…didn’t realise it was Friday!  My house is sparkly clean so I can create today though lol…

Nevermind…This week at Just Add Ink, we have a colour challenge courtesy of Jan.


I have to say I struggled at first with this combination but I love how fresh and happy the colour combo is!

Here’s what I came up with using the Colour Me Irresistable Specialty Designer Series Paper, Wonderous Wreath Bundle and the gorgeous Sahara Sand Lace. IMG_3407-001


Here’s the inside.


I actually like non traditional Christmas cards and will be popping this and others I’ve done into the post next week.

Do check out what the other Design Team Members have done here and hope you play along with us this week.

JAI 288 Sketch Challenge

This week at Just Add Ink,  we have a sketch challenge courtesy of Narelle.

Here’s the sketch


And here’s what I came up using my fave product..kraft cardstock and corrugated paper. I’m sure I must be the leading consumer for Stampin’ Up!?

Well maybe not ..but I do love the stuff!

The stamp set I’ve used is a new one for me and called Remarkable You (139894)

IMG_3216 I didn’t realise until after taking photos and my little 3/4 inch circle punch isn’t straight but oh well …perfect is for mass produced cards from the store..and yes I did straighten it lol


Do check out what the other girls in the Just Add Ink Design Team have done here and we hope you play along with us this week!

Happy crafting!

JAI #286 Just Add W

This week at Just Add Ink, Tina has set us a challenge of Just Adding W! It could be a technique, stamp, product or theme!

I chose a theme..Wedding!

I’m making these up for ideas for an upcoming wedding and Ive offered to do the table decorations ..eek! Oh the pressure!

Here’s my first idea using the bride to be colours she wants and a vintage theme.


Inside the Curvy Keepsake vellum box, Ive put a battery operated tea light. IMG_3099IMG_3100


These are just table decorations, I went down to the local hospice shop and bought all of these old jam bowls for $1 each! Ive used the Spiral Flower die for the roses and the Floral frames collection framelits and our filter paper for the centre flower. Ive used one of the Celebrate Expression Natural Elements but plan on using all of them  for the tables. Congrats on the main table! IMG_3102IMG_3103I could have used a paper doily under but I have a huge stash of lace doilies so will use them…well thats if she likes it!

I’m playing with a new idea today!

Do go and check out what the other girls have done on the Just Add Ink blog this week and I hope you play along with our challenge!


JAI #284 Just Add a Fancy Fold

This weeks Just Add Ink challenge is courtesy of Di and it is Just Add a Fancy Fold

Here’s what I came up with ..a Tent Topper card

IMG_3011-001 IMG_3012 IMG_3013-001Ive used my favourite Designer Series Paper for this card (Timeless Elegance-138444) and I sort of used this tutorial but just guessed the measurements of her folds.

I hadn’t needed to ink up this new stamp set of mine until now (Heartfelt Sympathy-138764)

Here’s the inside

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This card measures 4″ x 4″ and folds flat to send in the post. I love this new fold as it displays so well. Will definately do this fold again.

Do check out what the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team have done here and I hope you play along with our challenge this week!

MKPLxSU Seasonal Snapshot Collection

This month our Memory Keeping x PL SU Design team is showcasing the Seasonal Snapshot Collection(139651)

This group is a Facebook group and everyone is welcome to join, wherever and whomever!

I have to say that I wasn’t going to purchase this collection but when I discovered it had kraft elements in it, I just put it on my next order! (Easily swayed, I am lol)

Here are my pages.

Once again, pages for our sons 21st Album

Left hand side..IMG_2934

My favourite thing about this collection is the black alphabet stickers which are part of the Accessory pack (139652).

My style of PL is to chop up cards to suit my photos ..using up cards that wont suit my family ie..the lunch card is a thanksgiving card but I mounted my photo over the top to change it!

I also love to edge my cards etc in Memento black.   IMG_2938

Some of the stickers in the Accessory Pack are clear, so, I decided I’d put ages on one of the photos!

Might do that again!


I love these wooden elements in this collection..you just want to hoard them though but …I resisted and added one!


This photo with his Grandma is such a precious photo so I just kept it simple. All of these photos are old photos and survived a serious flood we had in 2004.

I’ve finally scrapped them!


Here’s the right hand page.

I added in Christmas Greetings Thinlits (139659) to this page. Once again I chopped up cards and photos and edged them with memento black.

IMG_2929IMG_2933IMG_2932The stamp set I used on these pages was PL Happy Times (138738)

So that’s it from me ..do check out the other Design Team Members below and if you want to join our Facebook group search Memory Keeping with Stampin’ Up!

Julie Kettlewell, UK
Delys Cram, New Zealand ..you are here
Tina Gillespie, Australia
Constanze Wirtz, Germany
Elizabeth Richards Peterson, USA
Kate Denyer, UK

and our new Design Team member..

Linda Higgins, Australia

and we have a guest designer this month.

Anna Pickering, UK

Check back all week this week as I’m PLing all week this week! Yay!

Just Add 3 Colours

JAI # 281..Yes that means 281 challenges that Ive been a member of Just Add Ink! Wow!

This week at Just Add Ink, our challenge is to add a colour combo of our choice..easy peasy I thought? ..NAH!

I had so much trouble trying to pick a colour combo!

I’m usually a red fan but I also love the look of Blue/silver and black and white so that’s what Ive gone for here. Lost Lagoon, Island Indigo and Silver were my three colours and Ive teamed them up with black and white.


Yes I’ve used my favourite corrugated paper again. I peeled back the layers again to give a frame for my flowers of which I fussy cut out. The Stamp set is called Wild About Flowers (138728). I coloured the flowers with Island Indigo to give them a bit of pop!


And here’s my inside.

IMG_2726So, we hope you can play along this week…plenty of scope with this challenge. The hardest part is picking your favourite colours to work with!

Check out what the other girls have done here.

Hope you have a crafty day!