Friday, 18 May 2018

JAI 409 technique challenge - 21st birthday eclipse



This week at Just Add Ink, Rachael has challenged us to use the eclipse technique on a project. This technique has been really popular over the last year so it's sure to be a popular challenge. I made this card for a special birthday celebration.

If you haven't tried the eclipse technique yet, it usually involves die cutting part of an image (a shape, word, number) then popping it back in place with a dark layer behind. This creates a fun, dimensional look. The JAI team have created all sorts of eclipse effects on their projects to give you lots of ideas so be sure to check out the JAI blog when you finish here.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Celebrate 17 birthday shutter card



Last week our darling girl celebrated her 17th birthday, and yes I'm as surprised as you are that she's 17 already. I thought she'd enjoy the surprise in a shutter card, so that's what I made.

Monday, 14 May 2018

Petal Palette shutter cards



When I shared the gatefold card in my last post, I mentioned I'm was through a bit of a shutter card & gatefold card phase, thanks to my stamping bestie, Kellie.  So today I'm sharing the shutter card project I made for my ladies only-Mother's Day class last in April, that I cased to make that gatefold.
As an extra treat I'm also sharing a shutter card Kellie made for (lucky) me. Lots of photos ahead so let's get started.

Friday, 4 May 2018

JAI 407 Just add O... eclectic gatefold



This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is a letter challenge.


We need to add something beginning with 'O', so I made this bold, floral, gate fold card with the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.

Friday, 20 April 2018

JAI 405 inspiration challenge - 85 birthdays



It's inspiration challenge week at Just Add Ink and the lovely Kelly has given us this dramatic & cosy bedroom image to work with.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Festive Friday on Tuesday - Christmas shine & reindeer



My plans for Festive Friday posts & making my Christmas cards each month haven't been happening for various reasons. Today I have a little time to blog and have just seen some of my favourite Christmas goodies on my SU store Clearance Rack, so Festive Tuesday it is.

Today I'm sharing a couple of my favourite Christmas projects from last year. Both show my favourite element for Christmas cards & gifts - shine. First up is this clean and elegant Christmas card with my favourite reindeer stamp from Santa's Sleigh.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Colour revamp - new colours & ink pads coming soon



It's no secret that I LOVE colour so I'm beyond excited to share a peek of our new colour collections AND new stamp case design, that we'll officially welcome in June when our new Annual Catalogue launches. Read on for more info about the 2018 colour revamp.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Retirements and colour changes - get your faves now


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Today Stampin' Up! shared which items are being retired from our current Annual & Occasions catalogues to make space for our new Annual Catalogue coming in June.
Retirement time is always bittersweet as I love having new goodies to play with, but it's sad to say goodbye to favourites too.

So what's retiring? Lots & lots of stamps, ink, papers, accessories, punches & Big Shot goodies. This is your last chance to get the goodies on your wishlist before they disappear for good. Check out my top retirement picks below to get you started.

The most important thing to know is that most retiring items are only available while stocks last from now until 31 May when they officially retire. Many popular items will sell out quickly so check your wishlist & order what you need.

Friday, 6 April 2018

JAI 403 colour challenge - lots of gold



It's time for colour challenge at Just Add Ink and Rochelle had chosen this very elegant combination.


This is what I came up with.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Thinking of you - one more blossoming basket



So I'm on a forced go slow thanks to having to say goodbye to my gall bladder last week. The good news for you is that it's given me time to catch up on some card sharing, since I'm thankfully feeling much better than I thought I might.

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