Friday, 31 January 2014

JAI #200: Just Add Inspiration


How are you all on this lovely Friday?  Have your children survived the first week back at school? Have you survived your children's first week back at school?  It can be a bit of a shock to the system after the lazy days of summer holidays!  How about trying the new Just Add Ink challenge to give you back your sanity?

Nikki found these gorgeous images to inspire our card making this week.  Wouldn't you just love to sit at that table and enjoy a cup of tea?

I saw this gift box and tutorial by Connie Collins a long time ago and have been meaning to try out the flower ever since.  This challenge seemed the perfect time.  Isn't it a beautiful flower?  It's not difficult to make at all, but it does take a while as you need to wait for it to dry.

This isn't a card you would want to post as the flower sits out quite a way from the card. Sending it in the post would squash that beautiful flower. Luckily I have plenty of friends I can hand deliver this card to.

I was a bit stumped as to what to do on the inside. I don;t have any daisy stamps, so I ended up stamping a leaf from Peaceful Petals and lightly coloured it with a blender pen.

Stamps: Field Flowers, Sassy Salutations, Peaceful Petals
Ink: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Decorative Dots TIEF (SAB), Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit (retired), White Baker's Twine, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Blender Pen

I hope you can join in this week at Just Add Ink, we'd love to see what you create.

Bye for now,



  1. Tina the time and effort in making this flower has been worth is beautiful. You could always gift box the card if you needed to post one and make it even more special. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Oh wow that flower is just the greatest idea! It's super cute!

  3. I love Connie Collins too Tina, and find inspiration from her regularly, but have never seen THAT flower. What a gorgeous job you did making it. It looks perfect on the card front and your card inner is just right. Beautiful job done ♥

  4. Tina, this bold, beautiful, flower is such a lovely feature for your card. Nice take on the inspiration pics. :)

  5. So pretty Tina! I love this flower - it's so striking and such a standout!

  6. I love the dimension you have on this flower Tina - a really lovely interpretation of the inspiration pic. Your card inside is finished beautifully too.


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