Just Add Ink - Sketch Challenge

18 April 2014

Just Add Ink 211

This weekend is Easter - it is so hard to believe that the year is going so quickly! However it is also a very special friends 50th birthday and I made this card just for her. She loves soft vintage, pretty things. I love her positive, beautiful and gentle nature, her warm heartfelt hugs, her love of crafting and lets not mention her heavenly homemade shortbread biscuits and orange cakes! Happy Birthday my beautiful friend, I am so grateful to have you in my life. x

The challenge at Just Add Ink this week is a sketch challenge. 
JAI 211

Stamp Set: Papaya Collage (pg62)
Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Crochet Trim, Seam Binding Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch
Designer Series Paper: Venetian Romance
Colour Combination: Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe

Wishing you a safe and happy Easter,
Lou X

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Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation 2014

14 April 2014

Black and Blue!
I swear that if I were really pinching myself, I would be black and blue right now! Metaphorically speaking though, I am still pinching myself.....I EARNED THE STAMPIN' UP! GRAND VACATION! 

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine when I first joined that this crazy craft venture would take me to places I could have only dreamed about. It has been hard work, however without the support of my customers, my team, friends, family, awesome Mum and incredible amazingly supportive Husband, I could never have made it - so THANK YOU!

We head off on the 1st May and set sail from Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the biggest ship in the world - Allure of the Seas. I will be back to keep you updated on all the fun.

If you would like to find out how you can earn free products and free holidays, please contact me today!

Thanks again - I am so grateful.

Lou XO

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Just Add Easter Bags, Baskets & Boxes

12 April 2014

Just Add Ink 210

Really! Is it Easter already?
This week over at Just Add Ink the design challenge is Easter Bags, Baskets or Boxes. Just in time for all the Easter gift giving. Be sure to pop over to see the design team to get some inspiration.

I've been inspired by the little box on page 51 of the main catalogue. A little fries box, which I think is totally adorable!

I thought I would share a close up without it wrapped in cellophane.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Easter. 

Thanks for stopping by
Lou X

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Just Add Ink - Layers

04 April 2014

Just Add Ink - 209

If you are regular blog visitor, please forgive my absence. If you are new to my blog, welcome, I'm running a little bit behind! 

For those of you who may not know, I am part of an amazing, talented group of women on a challenge blog called Just Add Ink. I love being part of the Design Team and also love the latest challenge - Just Add Layers. I am a layers girl and I had fun getting back into the swing of things with this card. 

I simply love this (not so) new stamp set on page 32 of the Occasionals Catalogue, So Very Grateful. I have a vintage tea cup with a similar pattern on it.

 Stamp Sets: So Very Grateful
Accessories: Ruffled Trim, Crochet Trim, Seam Binding Ribbon, Stampin' Markers, Blender Pen, Watercolour Paper
Designer Series Paper: Afternoon Picnic
 Colour Combination: Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding. 
Stamped in Crumb Cake
Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X

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