Thursday, September 30, 2021

Just Add Ink #574...Just Choose Two


Hello everyone! Welcome to our brand new challenge here at Just Add Ink.

Before we get to the challenge info, we have another lovely new design team member Tristan Dawes Joining the JAI team and we would like to say a huge welcome to the Just Add Ink family! Tristan is sharing a little about herself below, so have a read and pop over to her blog to check out all of her lovely creations! 


Hi I'm Tristan and I've been paper crafting in some form for over 15 years and my blog Tinstar Designs is an anagram of my name. By day I'm a Learning Partner and am mum to a 14yr old girl doing Year 9 in high school. When COVID lockdown allows, I'm also a tragic netball mum. I'm on design teams for the Watercooler Wednesday, Fusion and Get Creative challenges and can't wait to join the other talented JAI designers in providing inspiration for our challenges.

Did you know we also have an Instagram account? You can find us Here. Make sure you tag your projects using the #justaddinkchallenge or #jai574.

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

Tristan Dawes

Narelle Farrugia















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.
  • Colour Challenges: Please use "ONLY" the challenge colours or as close as possible when creating your project. (Black-White-Vanilla & Metallics may also be added)
  • Alphabet Challenges: Please comment in your post exactly what your "Alphabet" element is.
  • Choose Two Challenges: Please comment in your post which of the "Two" elements you chose.
  • 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 (AEDT) Australian Eastern Daylight Time.




Just Add Ink #573...Winners!

 Evening all! 

It's time to share this weeks challenge Top Pick and HM's. 

We loved seeing how creative you all got with this weeks sketch and enjoyed popping by your blogs to leave some comment love and take a closer look.

Thanks so much to everyone that joined in this week, we really do appreciate you sharing your creations, but as we say every week, we can only choose a couple and the votes are in for this one and our Top Pick this week goes to Libeeti, with her beautiful neutral take on the sketch!



Here is what some of the design team had to say...

Love all the delicate details.

So sweet and simple.

Every detail in this monochromatic beauty is perfect.

Congratulations!


Here is your badge to wear on your blog.



Honourable Mentions this week go to -


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

Love all the texture on this monochromatic beauty.

Beautiful card, lots of texture and details.

stunningly rustic - I love everything about this card!


Robyn


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

So cute and adorable.

Love how Robyn has turned the sketch around and made such a cute card.

The striped overalls with the heart patch have won me.


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






Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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

Friday, September 24, 2021

Just Add Ink #573...Just Add a Sketch

Hello there,
it's Friday and that means it's time for a new challenge from the Just Add Ink team. But before we get to that, we have more news for you this week, we have another new member making their debut on the design team, please welcome Kerry Bunting. I'll let her introduce herself to you all.


Hi, I’m Kerry Bunting. I began my crafting journey when my daughters were young and I discovered scrapbooking, then from there progressed to stamping and card making. I enjoy sharing this passion and have loved teaching card classes and running my blog for the past decade or so. My style for most of that time would probably be called clean and layered, but in the past couple of years I’ve been experimenting more and more with clean and simple, shabby chic and mixed media. In fact, I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say my craft room is being taken over by all things Tim Holtz and it’s now bordering on obsessive!


Now onto this weeks challenge! This week Jan has asked us to Just Add a Sketch, here it is.

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









Denita Wright-Smee









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.
  • Colour Challenges: Please use "ONLY" the challenge colours or as close as possible when creating your project. (Black-White-Vanilla & Metallics may also be added)
  • Alphabet Challenges: Please comment in your post exactly what your "Alphabet" element is.
  • Choose Two Challenges: Please comment in your post which of the "Two" elements you chose.
  • 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, September 23, 2021

Just Add Ink #572...Winners

Hello there,
Nikki's bright flower filled inspiration picture generated lots of beautiful entries last week, and we really enjoyed seeing where the inspiration took you! A big thanks to all those who played along with us!  This week our winner is Verena Shapiro with this stylish clean and simple design.


Here is what some of the design team had to say...

Lovely and clean - love the pop of the flowers.

Love the concentrated colours - a fabulous CAS interpretation of the inspiration pic.

Simple elegance. Such beautifully mixed colours.



Congratulations!



Here is your badge to wear on your blog.




Honourable Mentions this week go to -



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

Stunning blooms on a fabulous background.

These beautifully coloured blooms really pop on the soft background...Love it!

That colouring! Divine!





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

This card makes me "oh so happy" with its fancy fold and beautiful array of flowers that match the inspiration pic.

You had me at flowers on a 3D card!

Bron's beautiful trailing blooms & fun fold is a lovely nod to the challenge image.


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






Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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

Friday, September 17, 2021

Just Add Ink #572...Just Add Inspiration

Hello and welcome to a new Just Add Ink challenge,

before we get to the challenge however, we have some news. First a very sad goodbye - as Patrice has decided to step down from the design team. We will all really miss her enthusiasm, her creative clean and simple style and thank her for all the hard work she put in behind the scenes as part of the admin team. 

On the brighter side Just Add Ink is delighted to add two new members to the design team - Ann Alexander and Fiona Bradley. I'll let them introduce themselves to you. 

Ann Alexander

Hello my name is Ann. I am a married mum of three from Sydney, Australia. I love card making and have been pottering along with that for over 15 years with a little bit of mixed media and scrapbooking thrown in along the way. I joined Stampin’ Up!® as a demonstrator initially just so I could enjoy the products at a discount. I soon discovered how much I love the creative expression, connection with other likeminded crafters and joy I get from card making so now I am addicted. I currently work with the Casually Crafting Design Team and Ink & Inspiration Design Team but I am so grateful to now join the lovely ladies at Just Add Ink. I can’t wait to continue to share my love of card making with you.

One day, about eight years ago, I stumbled across the blog of an American papercrafter and my whole creative world was turned on its head. I've been making my own cards since I was a girl but in a very basic way.  Here was someone willing to share what she loved with the world so that others could improve their skills and make beautiful cards like hers. One thing led to another and I discovered Stampin' Up!, became a hobby demo, and I've never left!  To this day that kind crafter's generosity and good will motivate me to do the same.  I love giving back to the crafting world by encouraging others and sharing what I love so that you too can find as much enjoyment in it as I do.  I moved to a country town earlier in the year and I find myself surrounded by that same generosity of spirit from warm and friendly people and feel like I've come home.  Best of all, I now have a whole room just for crafting.  Ain't that living the dream?!

Just Add Ink is also launching a new Instagram page, all out projects will be posted there, so please follow us there too! You find us at justaddinkchallenges

Now onto this week's challenge.

This week Nikki is asking us to Just Add Inspiration and she has given us a really vibrant image. Use the colours, patterns, or objects in the image to inspire the main design of your project.  Here it it.

Pic Credit:  https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/534028468318613906/

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

May be an image of flower and text


No photo description available.


May be an image of rose, African daisy and text


May be an illustration of flower and text


May be an image of flower and text




May be an image of text


May be an image of flower and outdoors





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.
  • Colour Challenges: Please use "ONLY" the challenge colours or as close as possible when creating your project. (Black-White-Vanilla & Metallics may also be added)
  • Alphabet Challenges: Please comment in your post exactly what your "Alphabet" element is.
  • Choose Two Challenges: Please comment in your post which of the "Two" elements you chose.
  • 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, September 16, 2021

Just Add Ink #571...Winners

Hi there,
well our Just Add Lines challenge was really popular. We really enjoyed seeing how you all added them to your projects! A big thanks to all those who played along with us!  This week our winner is Tenia Nelson with this stunning floral design.


Here is what some of the design team had to say...

These beautiful big bold blooms are so striking sitting on black & white stripes!

Beautifully coloured blooms and divine B&W stripes with a perfectly placed gold accent.

The black and white with the bright colours is so eye-catching. Those gorgeous blooms just pop right off the card!



Congratulations!



Here is your badge to wear on your blog.




Honourable Mentions this week go to -



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

Such a fun and fabulous way to turn the lines into a school theme!

Adore the rainbow colours, the carefree arrangement, great balance of elements and the contrast with the black and white sentiment.

I love these bright graphic lines against the crisp white background.




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

Love the clean and simple look combined with the graphic lines and pop of colour.

Classical CAS style.

Lovely CAS design. The "imperfectly perfect" lines in the background pull it together nicely!



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






Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

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