Friday, June 26, 2015


Narelle has designed a sketch for us to use for this week's Just Add Ink challenge. 

I just had to use more of the gorgeous Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper stack, that you have seen a bit of on my blog lately!  My chosen colour scheme is Mint Macaron, Basic Black, and Very Vanilla.
I have inked up, for the first time, the gorgeous new (must-have!) stamp set called Watercolor Wings.  I have used the larger of the two butterflies; each size can be used in a three-step stamp process.  Onto Very Vanilla card, I stamped the solid butterfly image in Mint Macaron, that I'd first "stamped off" onto scrap paper.  I then stamped the second, outer wing detail, stamp using full strength Mint Macaron ink.  Finally, extra detail was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I followed this process twice.  One butterfly, which forms my base, was cut out using the new Bold Butterfly framelits.  The second was cut out using the "old favourite" Butterflies thinlits.

Here's a side view of the butterflies, so you can better see what I attempted to describe above:
I do love to embellish my cards, and decided, in the absence of ribbon, to use two new products - In Color Blossom Accents, and Metallic Sequins.  I think the black sequins are a lovely size for the butterfly's body. 

Make sure you check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team's creations, using this sketch.  We would love to have you play along, and link up your card/other project over at the Just Add Ink blog.

I have listed below all the Stampin' Up! products used to make this card.  If you would like to purchase any of them, just click on one of the thumbnail images, to be taken to my online store.

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Monday, June 22, 2015


I'm thrilled to be a Guest Designer on the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge blog this week!

Here's the challenge set by Nina:

In my 20 years of collecting card-making supplies, I seem to have nothing that would pass as a "funky hat"!  I dug out an old Hero Arts stamp, from the dark depths of a cupboard of unloved non-Stampin' Up!-products ... this little family of snowpeople is rocking a variety of headwear, so I decided it fit the challenge!

Everything other than the stamp is from Stampin' Up!; I've listed all those supplies at the bottom of my post, and you can order them from my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, and thanks to the wonderful team at Merry Monday for having me play along this week on the Design Team!

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Friday, June 19, 2015


This week at Just Add Ink, Di has set us the challenge to Just Add TypographyHere's what I found on Wikipedia:

"Typography is the art and technique of arranging type to make written language readable and appealing. The arrangement of type involves selecting typefaces, point size, line length, line-spacing (leading), letter-spacing (tracking), and adjusting the space within letters pairs (kerning)."

I decided upon using a collection of different fonts, to create the focal point of my card.  I used so many stamp sets to make this card!!  I have listed them all at the bottom of my post ... it does make me laugh that I told my husband that this card-making caper would save so much money (rather than buying cards)!  I just went through my stamp collection, and used a variety of stamps that were relevant for a baby card.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Just Add Ink Design Team creations; and we'd love to have you play along with us!

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Big Shot
Glue Dots