Six sided sampler + Just Add Ink 219


Last weekend I was having a little play and made this card/gift tag for the Just add Ink challenge this week

Honeycomb + six sided sampler

I started by embossing my SU whisper white card stock with the honey comb embossing folder onto the first and last panel (there are 3 although the middle one doesn’t show in the pics). I made the tag shape by using my SU angled tag punch. I stamped the image from SU Six sided sampler with smoky slate, crushed curry markers and versafine onyx black ink before punching with the co ordinating hexagon punch and adding to the tag. Finished off with ribbon and twine.

another pic

Honeycomb + six sided sampler 2

Well the wind has died down here now. It has been a day of wild weather here today.  Lots of damage by wind.

Hope it is nice where you are.

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Happy Holidays…


Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Square

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Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

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JAI 186 inspiration photo challenge

I am linking these cards up to the challenges above.




I have used the stamp sets Sugar and Spice Red & White Christmas,  My Cute Stamps Christmas, PTI Stocking Prints and Jane’s Doodles Cross Stitch to create my wreath and sentiments.  I first drew a pencil circle and stamped the green image (colourbox lime pastel) I then rubbed out the pencil before stamping in silver ink. My first attempt when I went to rub out the pencil the silver ink smudged everywhere (unknown brand from Spotlight) – even after heat setting. I mounted my stamped image on to green cardstock (brand unknown) and added all to my card front.

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A bit of Sparkle…

This is the sketch challenge at Tecnostampers this week

I am also linking up to – anything goes as long as it is Christmas

and – Christmas 3 main colours


Just add Ink – add a bow


I have used Stampin UP! Winter Frost DSP, SU  Pool Party CS & ribbon along with Annabelle Stamps Cuts by Design Border 1 die cut in Sparkle glitter paper (source unknown). I have also used 1 3/4″ circle punch, SU Artisian Label punch, SU Label Love stamp (Smokey grey ink), 3/4″ circle punch and SU mixed medley stamp set in Coastal cabana ink.

Hope you have had a great weekend

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For my friend…

I have made this on behalf of our walking/book club group of friends. One of our lovely friends is having a birthday this week. We will be celebrating by going to lunch, a spot of retail therapy and discussing our latest read (Me before You – Jojo Moyne). Unfortunately our dogs will be left out this week! I am sure they will cope – although mine cries when she misses her normal walk with “her” friends. I don’t know how she knows it is dog friend walking day, but if we don’t go she sits at the back door crying. Any way I am off track. The lovely friend who I meet at playgroup with our youngest kiddos and who introduced me to the rest of the group is having a birthday this week.

One of the group has bought a joint gift and I have made this card. The dog in the cart was the most like a Jack Russel stamp I had (she has a jack russel) and my friend loves gardening. Doesn’t miss the annual flower and garden show so this was the perfect image for her.


I used a number of markers from SU, Tim Holtz, Zig and Marvy Le Plume to water colour my SU image. I sponged the edges with SU Bashful Blue before matting on to black cardstock. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from Market Street Stamps Simply Salutations stamped onto a SU Sizzlits Lots of tags label die the whole panel is popped up with foam tape. The card front is SU DSP Cheerful Treat mounted again onto black cardstock with white ribbon from my stash added before fixing to card base. The final touch is felt flowers cut with MFT rolled flower die with a pearl centre.

I am pretty sure she is going to love it.

I am going to link this up to the following challenges


JAI Badge 2011

add Fabric – I have used felt

Best go get myself organised off to work soon.

Have a great day.



One for the hard working guys…


Well how time does get away between posts.

I have used a free digi from Birdie Brown coloured using markers (SU Lucky Limeade, Midnight Muse, Tim Holtz Antique linen – my substitute for crumb cake!). I moved the colour around with my aqua marker before fussy cutting and popping up with foam tabs. I die cut an Ezy press cog die and used a lifestyle crafts nesting circle to cut out the centre in SU whisper white. This is all fixed to a crumb cake card front embossed using SU stripes embossing folder. I have also die cut MFT tool charms in midnight muse.  The sentiment is from ABS Lil Monster’s Balloon.

I am linking this upto the following challenges



Birdie Brown

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SU Happy You …

Just realized I have been rather absent this last week. Sorry. Been a very busy week with dance dress rehersals, some fund raising, shopping (3 girls have birthdays soon) and final week of school for Miss 16 – they stagger stop from now until 21st December.  We finally had the dance concert – all went well all 3 girls did a great job.

We finished the week with another 13th birthday party and a 50th. I made this card for the 50th and am going to enter it into JAI challenge and The Play date cafe challenge.


I used Stampin UP! card stock, SU Happy You and SU markers.

Hope you have had a great weekend.



JAI #143

The Challenge at Just add Ink is a colour challenge this week.

I am entering this card into the challenge.

I have used mostly SU products with the exception of the twine and the border punch.

Slowly making some Chrissy cards. How is everyone else going?

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JAI 142

I have used SU For the Birds along with the star stamp from SU Pennant Parade. I coloured using SU Markers and the CS & DSP are SU. I added some seam binding ribbon.

I am entering this card in this weeks JAI challenge

Hope you back a winner tomorrow.

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SC 065/12 + JAI 141

I am linking this card upto two challenges SC 065/12 and JAI 141


It is handy to have a sympathy card on hand for when the need arises.

I have used SBB kraft cardstock (similar to SU crumb cake) along with SU Very Vanilla and Wisteria Wonder Card stock – embossed with SU Elegant bouquet. I used SU ink and markers to colour my images before stamping. I used Versafine Onyx black to stamp my sentiment from PTI Mega Mixed Messages onto very vanilla cut with Lifestyle Crafts nesting oval scallop. The border die is from American Crafts Knock outs and the ribbon is seam binding ribbon from Kaszazz.

Miss 7 is all OK – but has stayed home from school today just in case.



Fiskars Happy Mail! + JAI 140 + AC090

I received this a few weeks ago from the Fiskars Fisketters site

Oct paper-blueribbonsqueeze

Been a bit caught up with other things. Today I got to use it.

I am entering my card into the following challenges.


JAI Badge 2011+ chevrons

I also used SU Embossing Folder, Paper Smooches stamp set and 2 sets from The Craft’s Meow.

Sorry again – still having tech problems!! Thanks for bearing with my poor photo quality.

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