Thursday, January 29, 2015

Just Add Ink #247..... Winners

Hello and welcome to the first Just Add Ink winner's post for 2015!

The blog hop was a fun way for the design team to start the year and it was a real pleasure to look at the beautiful entries we had this week.   Thanks to everyone who left us comments we really enjoyed hearing from you! We could only pick one winner for the challenge though and this week it was Karren with this striking clean modern card.



Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Sweet and simple, with great use of colour and texture

Love the colour combo and embossing on tag

Great clean & fresh card - love the colours, elements & texture

Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.


Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

Julia


Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Pretty and sweet! Beautiful card!

You can't go wrong with the Lotus Blossom, simply beautiful

Stunning 3 step stamping

Tee


Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Love the 'tag on tag' and all those gorgeous layers in such pretty colours

So many lovely layers and details...Beautiful!

Wonderful layers and great embellishments


Be sure to click on their names and leave them some lovely comments.


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our next challenge

Friday, January 23, 2015

Just Add Ink #247...."Just Add Love Blog Hop"

Welcome to our first "Just Add Ink" challenge for 2015.....We hope you have all enjoyed your Christmas and New Year celebrations and are ready to play.
The design team certainly have and are back ready to create and inspire in 2015!

We thought it would be great, to once again, kick start the year with a "Blog Hop".

 Christine wants us to "JUST ADD LOVE" & Kim wants us to use the "TAG or TAG SKETCH"  So, we want you to combine the two and see what you can create! 



The "Design Team" have created some fabulous inspiration to share how we combined the two elements....
To begin the blog hop loop, just click on the "BLOG HOP BUTTON" below and it will take you to Trishie's Blog and her lovely project!




You will find the next persons link by clicking on the "Blog Hop Button" at the bottom of each blog post, but if for some reason you get lost along the way, you can pop back here and click any of the design teams names to continue......Have fun and don't forget to leave some comments along the way..:0)













Chantell Randall


JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.








Friday, December 26, 2014

Just Add Ink #246.....Giving!

Welcome to Just Add Inks final challenge for 2014....

From all of the team at JAI, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that joined us this year and for your continued support with our weekly challenges.

2014 has been an eventful year for Just Add Ink. We've seen a few of our design team retire and also in recent days, added some new additions to the team and we are all very much looking forward to sharing with you in 2015...Keep safe and "Happy New Year" to you all!

With Christmas over for another year, some of the design team, thought it would be fun to share the projects we created for gifting to loved ones and friends and we would love to have you share your gifted projects too!

"This challenge will run for 2 weeks and is a non voting challenge"

The design team will be taking a short break and we will be back to kick off the 2015 creative year, on the 23rd of January.


Here is what the Design Team have come up with this week to provide you with inspiration...





JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.






Just Add Ink #245...Winners!

Welcome to this weeks winners post!

At this time of the year, Christmas is certainly a popular theme..:0) We had lot's of gorgeous Christmas projects from everyone and loved seeing how you interpreted our inspiration for this weeks challenge. Thank you all for joining us!

Our Top Pick for this week is..........


Here's what the design team had to say.....

"Loved the contrast of the rustic reindeer tag with the delicate ornate background"

"Clean, elegant and rustic all in one - beautiful card"

"Lovely tag & bow detail, a great clean layered card"

Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

LeAnne

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"A lovely Christmas scene, with beautiful layers"

"Delightful winter scene that has real depth and the bunny is such a sweet touch"


Heather

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"Sparkles add gorgeous detail to this card; just beautiful"

"The little touches of bling really dress up this charming rustic style Christmas card"



Be sure to click on their names and leave them some lovely comments.


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our next challenge

Friday, December 19, 2014

Just Add Ink #245 Inspiration

Happy Friday all,
we are rapidly heading into the final days of the Christmas season. But if you still have some Christmas cards to make, or some other special occasion we have a lovely inspiration challenge for you this week from Nikki. You can pick and choose what inspires you - the colours, patterns, anything that catches your eye!



Here is what the Design Team have come up with this week to provide you with inspiration...










JUST ADD INK RULES
  • Create a card, layout or 3D project using our challenge as inspiration.
  • Link your post, NOT your whole blog back here.
  • Your project must be new, created for this challenge and combined with no more than 5 other challenges.
  • Please mention JUST ADD INK in your blog post and provide a link so others can come and join in the fun too.
  • Please DO NOT use your challenge entry as self promotion. We are here to have fun and encourage creativity.
  • We reserve the right to remove links that do not comply with the above guidelines.
  • The challenge closes each Wednesday at 10.00 pm (AEST) Australian Eastern Standard Time.






Thursday, December 18, 2014

Just Add Ink #244.....Winners


Hello and welcome to the Just Add Ink winner's post!

A big thank you to all of you who joined us this week as we work our way through the busy lead up to Christmas! We had some great entries showcasing the fun sketch Tina came up for us this week and the team really enjoyed looking at them.  However, we could only pick one winner and this week it was Jenny with this elegant shaker card.



Here's what some of the design team had to say..

A lovely shaker style Christmas card, the navy/silver combo is stunning!

A really beautiful, elegant card.  I love the colour combo, and love how the embossing on the Night of Navy flag complements the ornate pattern in the DSP.

Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Wow!  Crisp, clean elegant - a gorgeous card!

Very elegant, with lovely clean lines and pretty details.

Toni



Here's what some of the design team had to say..

Love, love, love this arty layout!

Captures summer, splash and the outdoors beautifully.


Be sure to click on their names and leave them some lovely comments.


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



Don't forget to join us tomorrow for our next challenge

Goodbye & Welcome....

Welcome to a post that is choc full of news..:0)

As the year end approaches, there are a few changes taking place here at Just Add Ink. We will be saying a goodbye and welcoming some new DT members.

The lovely and talented Deb Fearns has been Guest Designing here at JAI for the past six months, but sadly for us and due to life commitments, she will be leaving us at the end of the year.
Thanks Deb, for joining the team and sharing your creative talent with the JAI family and followers. We've loved having you on the team and wish you well.

So, that was the sad news!  But the good news is, we have added 3 lovely ladies to the DT and they will be joining us for our first challenge in 2015.
We had a fabulous response to our DT call and such a difficult time choosing only "3", but we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that applied, we really did appreciate it!

So, without further ado, we'd like to say a huge "Welcome" to these three super talented ladies. Please pop over to their blogs, make them welcome and see just how talented and creative they are..:)


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Hi everyone, my name is Shona and I'm extremely excited to be part of the Just Add Ink Design Team. I live in Blenheim, New Zealand, have two children Phoebe 9yrs and Max 8yrs, and have been married to Dave for nearly 12 years. I went to a craft show in March 2013 and fell in love with washi tape, which then lead to card making. I've had my blog 'Twine Around' since September 2013 and love everything about the blogging and crafting community. I enjoy entering card challenges, which is how I discovered Just Add Ink. I'm addicted to Peanut M&M's, have two Golden Retrievers and love gardening. I'm so looking forward to joining the challenges next year with the team and seeing all your inspiring entries.

I’m from the South-Eastern Suburbs in Melbourne but grew up in country Victoria, South Gippsland, on a dairy farm. So what’s the saying ‘You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl’. I love suburbia life but can very much relate wide open spaces and country living. I’ve been married now for 13 ½ years and we have 3 wonderful children, 2 beautiful boys and a gorgeous girl, ages 11, 9 and 6. I’m a stay at home mum, work in the office of our small business and a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. All of these things keep me busy and ‘out of trouble’ but I would have to say that my love is being an SU demonstrator and all things crafting!
I’ve always been into crafting of some kind since a young age and have tried my hand at lots of different types of ‘crafts’. I stumbled on to scrapbooking about 12 years ago and I really love the whole memory keeping side of scrapbooking but since being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator my creative outlet has turned to more card making, stamping and that whole paper crafting side of things.
I’m so excited to be on the Just Add Ink Design Team, can’t wait to get started with the Challenges each week and share what  I love!’

Di Barnes - AUS

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Hi everyone
I'm Di - a stay at home Mum & Stampin’ Up! Demo from Sydney, with a love of colour & all things paper. I started scrapping in 2001 after my daughter was born, as I loved the idea of combining photos & memories with typography & pretty paper. Stamping & cardmaking took over when Stampin' Up! came to Australia & I’m still obsessed today. My favourite projects generally include colour, clean lines, fancy folds or a cool box, but I’m always up for a good challenge.
The JAI gals have given me so much inspiration over the years so I feel very honoured & excited to be joining the team.