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Thursday, 23 September 2021

JAI 573: Just Add A Sketch

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Welcome back to a new week of Just Add Ink, and a fresh challenge for you to sink your teeth into. This week Jan has designed a sketch for us to work with.


I like this one! The strip down the side adds a little touch of something extra to an already versatile sketch, don't you think? My son, Alex was invited to a birthday party, and so I used the sketch to create a fun card for the birthday boy.

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I started with that cheeky strip down the side. I purchased the paper many, many years ago, and this was one of the last strips left from it. I don't have any information about which company made it, sorry! The rest of the card base was Basic Black card, embossed with the Subtle 3DEF folder. I popped it up over the strip of Lego paper.

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The little figure was from a Kindred Stamps set, called Building Blocks. I coloured him with my Copic Markers and popped him up over the stamped Number Of Years numbers, finishing with a sentiment from Label Me Bold. Lots of retired products on this card!

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I stamped the figure on the inside, but this time I gave him glasses. I did this because Alex wears glasses, but the birthday boy does not. It was probably too subtle a touch for either of them to notice, but it tickled my funny bone!

That's all from me for the new challenge, but please do pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you will find the rest of this week's Design team cards. They've done an amazing job with this sketch! You can also link up your card in our challenge. I can't wait to see what you create.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Colour Creations: Flirty Flamingo

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Hello, and thanks for joining me for Flirty Flamingo week of the Colour Creations Blog Hops. I wasn't a fan of Flirty Flamingo to start with, but now it's a pink that I do like. It certainly had a useful place in the Stampin' Up! colour range.

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I had intended to make another birthday card this week, but for some reason I switched to make a sympathy card. Sometimes you've just got to go where the muse takes you!

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I started the card with the colour wash over the Shimmery card, and then layered the butterflies over the top. I tried the trick of cutting the Glittered Organdy ribbon in half length-wise, and I quite liked it! The same effect as the whole ribbon, but a lot more delicate, which suits the butterfly die cuts.

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I used the retired Sale-A-Bration set, Heal Your Heart, for the sentiments, as it's the only Sympathy set that I own. It's definitely a keeper!

Thanks again for joining me, but please do continue your way around our hop tonight. Just keep on hopping until you get back to where you started. The next stop along with way is my fellow South Aussie, Andrea Sargent. I must confess that I was thinking of her when I made my card, as it's similar in style to some of her gorgeous cards. A very simplified version, though!

As always, our lovely host for tonight's Blog Hop is the lovely Catherine Proctor. Pop back to her blog if you find a broken link - she will have a list of all participants and you can pick up your trail there.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, 20 September 2021

Heart Of Christmas Week 12

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Phew! Can you believe that we are up to week 12 of the Heart Of Christmas Blog Hops? I'm pretty sire I say that every week (with the relevant week number), but I somehow seem to be surprised all over again each week at how fast the year is flying by.

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I'm once again using a Sheetload Of Cards template, along with my SU supplies, to create a group of four cards this week. It's the May 2020 template, and I've combined it with some Peaceful Prints DSP and Christmas To Remember stamp set.

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This was a pretty quick set of card to make. The trickiest part was cropping the DSP for the front to create the four different panels. So that each set of papers matched, two layers of DSP were cropped at once. Any slightly dodgy bits were hidden under the sentiment circle - not that I'm admitting to any dodgy bits! LOL!!

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I played with the layout of the cards by flipping the DSP panel upside down for two of the cards. I don't think that I have a preference for the circle being high or low - I quite like both!

That's all from me for tonight, another four cards added to my stash, so I am very happy. Next up on our Blog Hop this evening is my lovely Victorian friend, Ros Davidson. Ros is always so clever with her ideas for cards!

If at any time you find a broken link please head to the blog of this week’s host of The Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop, Sharon Davern, and she will have the list of all those participating.

Bye for now,

Tina

Thursday, 16 September 2021

JAI 572: Just Add Inspiration

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Thanks for joining me for the new Just Add Ink challenge. This week Nikki has found a glorious photo to inspire our creativity.


Doesn't it make you so happy that Spring has finally arrived? I certainly love the warmer weather! This photo gave me a great excuse to play with two new purchases that I had yet to use. They worked so well with my favourite Pierced Blooms Dies.

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The first new product is an embossing folder from Altenew, called Cloudy Day. The layers of clouds are wonderful! I used my chalk marker to highlight the top edges of the clouds to give a little more definition.

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The second new product is the Uniquely Creative Stitched Sun die. It's so happy and cheerful!! I heat embossed the sentiment from Sweet Strawberry and cropped it with a circle punch before popping it on top of the sun. 

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I added an extra flower to the inside of my card. I had thought about using the stem die for the flowers, but it would have been way too fiddly, so I used the leaf die instead. I like the effect, even if I'm not sure that the extra leaves are correct. But who cares, really? It's a fun, happy card and the friend I gave it to was delighted to receive it - and that's all that matters.

That's it from me for now, but please pop on over to the Just Add Ink blog, where you'll find the rest of this week's Design team cards. We have some new members on the Team, so please go and give them a warm welcome. Sadly, we are also farewelling one of our wonderful long-term members of the DT. While on the blog, you can also link up your card for our challenge. I can't wait to see what you make.

Bye for now,

Tina

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Colour Creations: Early Espresso

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It's time for our regular Wednesday evening Colour Creations Blog Hop, with the feature colour this week being Early Espresso. It is, as the name suggests, a very rich, dark brown colour that falls into the Neutrals colour family.

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I started my card with the background. I inked up one side of my Brick & Mortar 3DEF with Early Espresso ink and then ran it throughly Big Shot with a piece of Vern Vanilla cardstock. I was very pleased with the mottled effect of the bricks.

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The focal panel was created using my Perfect Plants dies. I cropped a circle first, with the Layering Circles Dies, and then ran the circle  through my Big Shot again with the leaves die, and then a third time with the pot die. Another circle was cropped from Very Vanilla card, and then embossed with my Tasteful Textile 3DEF. I quite like the use of the negative die cut.

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As I'm not one to waste anything, I used the cropped leaves and pot on the inside of my card. The sentiments I've used are both from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set.

That's all from me tonight, but the Hop does continue! Just keep going until you get back to where you started. Next in line is Caroline Manwaring, who makes the most beautiful cards each week for Colour Creations. I'm sure you won't want to miss her card this week!

If you find a broken link at any point along the way, please take note of where you're up to and then jump to Catherine Proctor's blog. She has a complete list of participants on her blog to help you get back on track.

Bye for now,

Tina

Monday, 13 September 2021

Heart Of Christmas Week 11

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Welcome back to the eleventh week of Heart Of Christmas Blog Hops. I hoe you've been following along each week, as we've had plenty of gorgeous Christmas inspiration for you to see.

I was a little more organised this week, so I was able to get back to the Sheetload Of Cards templates. This week I used the April 2020 template.

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I based this design completely around the Silver Foil layer that is peeking out from under the spotty layer. It's the purplish foil in the new silver pack, that I don't particularly like. This was a good way to use it up! I cropped the Gingerbread Dies bauble from the centre of the foil panel before I embossed it with the Subtle 3D folder.

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The DSP that I've used is the Hostess Pack, called Pattern Party. I've just used B&W papers so that I can use whichever colours I like with it - in this case I chose Mint Macaron. The sentiments are from Christmas To Remember.

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As always with the Sheetload cards, I made four to add to my stash.

That's all from me for tonight, but please do continue your way around our Blog Hop - there's lots of wonderful cards to see, starting with my lovely friend, Kate Morgan.

I'm once again hosting this week's Heart Of Christmas Blog Hop. Pop back to my blog if you have a problem along with way with links - you'll be able to pick up your trail again here.

Bye for now,

Tina

Sunday, 12 September 2021

CTC 335: CASE A 3D Project

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I hope you've had a wonderful weekend, and thanks for choosing to end it with the CASEing The Catty Sunday Challenge Blog Hop. Is there a better way to end the weekend? 


This week we are asking you to choose a 3D project from the Annual Catalogue to CASE. There are lots of them, all scattered through the catalogue. 

My eye was caught by this ombre gift bag on page 87. I loved the bright colour of the bag and the white-embossed cookies scattered across the front. I decided to convert these ideas into card format, rather than a gift bag.

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I started with a piece of Blackberry Bliss Oh So Ombre DSP. I could have done the ink blending myself, but I decided to give myself a break and cheat with the DSP. I cropped the centre rectangle out using my Stitched Rectangle Dies. I left the rectangle in situ and stamped the flower from the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin kit in Golden Glitz Delicata Ink repeatedly across the front, matching the gift bag.

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The gold ink does not show up well in photos, but it's gorgeous on real life! I used the two stamped pieces to create the shaker card, filled with gold sequins.

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I stamped the flower in gold ink again on the inside - it's so pretty!

Do you pay much attention to the 3D Projects in the catalogues? Now's your chance! You could choose to make a 3D project yourself, or convert some ideas from the project into a card, as I have done. Your imagination is your only limit! Once you've made your project, just upload a photo to our Facebook Group.


Next up on our Blog Hop tonight is the very clever Julia Quinn, who has turned her 3D project into something different - you won't want to miss it!

Bye for now,

Tina