Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Dance

I have been a fan of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for a long time now but this is the first time I’ve played along with them.

I saw their wonderful sketch this week and decided to use it to make another Tiny Dancer card. Those of you who read my blog regularly will probably remember that I have been making a set of cards using this stamp to give to a friend for her birthday.  It is just as well I started doing this so early, because her birthday is this week and I have still only managed to make 6!  If I had made them all the same it would have been quick and easy, but where’s the fun in that?!


I must admit that I found this sketch a little challenging but I am happy with how it turned out.


Ingredients :
Stamps : Tiny Dancer (Tiddlyinks), music notes wheel, think happy thoughts
Card : real red, black white, x-press it
Ink : white, stazon, memento black, real red
Other : 2 tags die, circle punches, copics, big shot, crop a dile, ret. ribbon, white bakers twine, dazzling diamonds

I didn’t have the idea of the record originally, I was just playing with different images and embellishments for that corner and it just “popped” into my head.  Don’t you love it when that happens!  The person I’m giving these cards to is much younger than me ….. I’m hoping she knows what it is!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Bloomin’ Beautiful


This week at Just Add Ink we have a photo from Jodene to inspire us.

Isn’t it beautiful!

As soon as I saw it I knew exactly which stamp I had to use.



I love using my copics and this image was so much fun to colour.  Even though the flowers are different, I tried to use similar colours to those in the photo.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Wryn Blooms (TiddlyInks), For Everything (SU)

Card : regal rose, pumpkin pie, pear pizzazz, x-press it, always dsp (ret), in colour stack (ret)

Ink : memento black

Other : copics, square punch, button (ret.), white bakers twine, white pen


I hope you’ll take a look at what the rest of the JAI team were inspired to create this week.  Hopefully you’ll  play along with us too, I’d love to see your creations in our gallery :)



Friday, July 13, 2012

Pumpkin Violin


This week at Just Add Ink we have a sketch from Mae to inspire us.



It was Hobart eisteddfod time again last week and my daughter got second place in her age group.  Yay!!!  She played so beautifully I almost cried!

Anyway I needed to make a Thank You card so I used the sketch and this is what I came up with.




I decided to use some of my Always dsp that I’ve been hoarding and colour her dress in pumpkin to match.  I’ve had this paper a long time now but I still love it.  It has a bit of a retro feel I think.

Ingredients :

Stamps : Violin Girl (MFT)

Card : choc chip, pumpkin, x-press it, always dsp (ret.)

Ink : memento black

Other : copics, rhinestones, choc chip ribbon (ret.)


Mae has given us a great sketch this week.  I hope you’ll try it out and join us at JAI.