Just Add Ink - Photo Inspiration

29 November 2013

Just Add Ink 193
'Joyful Wishes'
A phrase I want to share with all my blog friends. It's coming into what many call it as the 'silly season' and I, along with many I'm sure tend to feel as though we are turning 'silly' or crazy! (Yes, I am putting you in that basket too, just so I feel better!) I want you all to remember the JOY that this season brings, even if you may not follow Christmas traditions, I'm sure most of you will be with loved ones and this will bring love and joy.

The Just Add Ink challenge is a photo inspiration this week given to us by Kim on the Design Team. Thanks Kim, I love it!

When I was given this photo challenge I knew I just 'needed' to reach for the new 'Christmas Star' from the Single Stamps Holiday Collection. Some of the JAI Design Team had the same thought, be sure to pop over to Just Add Ink to see how versatile this stamp is.
Yes, this can be purchased as a single stamp! Christmas Star - $16.95. 
*Note that all single stamps are only available as clear mounted.

Another favourite stamp set is 'Joyful Christmas' on page 27 of the Holiday Catalogue and I'm hoping to be back soon to show you some cards I have made using this set - but don't hold your breath because you know what I'm like! ;)

Page 27 - $39.95 wood mounted / $31.95 clear mounted

Also from the Holiday Catalogue on page 24, the new 'Pretty Print Textured Impressions' Embossing Folder: $13.95

I made this card for my good friend Mehgan, who I met this year at the North American Convention. (You can read about Mehgan >HERE< - Stampin Up Convention - Part 1)
 I do miss Mehgan and a little piece of my heart, along with my card, will be spending Christmas in Arizona. Now to get it in the post, because you know how terrible I am at making things and not getting them to the desired person. Add that to my New Year's Resolution list!

Stamp Sets: Christmas Star, Joyful Christmas
Accessories: Seam Binding Ribbon, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Stampin' Write Marker
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley - the newsprint piece
 Colour Combination: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler

Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X

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Just Add Ink - Sketch Challenge

15 November 2013

 Just Add Ink 191

'We Blend Well'
I made this card not only for the Just Add Ink challenge, but also for my best-friends kitchen tea. I think it's appropriate! I'm not a huge fan of circles or things that sit off-centre, however I must admit that I'm pleased with how it turned out. I went to a 'retro/vintage' look. Hope you like too!

Here's the sketch challenge designed by Delys.
JAI 191

The stamp set I used is from 'Crazy Mixed Up Love' - it's a cute set. 

 Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X

P.S - For my devoted blog followers, I am sorry that it's been a while between posts. I have still been busy crafting as I recently did the Sydney Craft Festival and will be back with some photos of some of the lovely things. Thanks for all your love. Lou xx

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