Friday, December 19, 2014

Just Add Ink #245 Inspiration

Happy Friday all,
we are rapidly heading into the final days of the Christmas season. But if you still have some Christmas cards to make, or some other special occasion we have a lovely inspiration challenge for you this week from Nikki. You can pick and choose what inspires you - the colours, patterns, anything that catches your eye!



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










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.
  • 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, December 18, 2014

Just Add Ink #244.....Winners


Hello and welcome to the Just Add Ink winner's post!

A big thank you to all of you who joined us this week as we work our way through the busy lead up to Christmas! We had some great entries showcasing the fun sketch Tina came up for us this week and the team really enjoyed looking at them.  However, we could only pick one winner and this week it was Jenny with this elegant shaker card.



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

A lovely shaker style Christmas card, the navy/silver combo is stunning!

A really beautiful, elegant card.  I love the colour combo, and love how the embossing on the Night of Navy flag complements the ornate pattern in the DSP.

Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

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

Wow!  Crisp, clean elegant - a gorgeous card!

Very elegant, with lovely clean lines and pretty details.

Toni



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

Love, love, love this arty layout!

Captures summer, splash and the outdoors beautifully.


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


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



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

Goodbye & Welcome....

Welcome to a post that is choc full of news..:0)

As the year end approaches, there are a few changes taking place here at Just Add Ink. We will be saying a goodbye and welcoming some new DT members.

The lovely and talented Deb Fearns has been Guest Designing here at JAI for the past six months, but sadly for us and due to life commitments, she will be leaving us at the end of the year.
Thanks Deb, for joining the team and sharing your creative talent with the JAI family and followers. We've loved having you on the team and wish you well.

So, that was the sad news!  But the good news is, we have added 3 lovely ladies to the DT and they will be joining us for our first challenge in 2015.
We had a fabulous response to our DT call and such a difficult time choosing only "3", but we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that applied, we really did appreciate it!

So, without further ado, we'd like to say a huge "Welcome" to these three super talented ladies. Please pop over to their blogs, make them welcome and see just how talented and creative they are..:)


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Hi everyone, my name is Shona and I'm extremely excited to be part of the Just Add Ink Design Team. I live in Blenheim, New Zealand, have two children Phoebe 9yrs and Max 8yrs, and have been married to Dave for nearly 12 years. I went to a craft show in March 2013 and fell in love with washi tape, which then lead to card making. I've had my blog 'Twine Around' since September 2013 and love everything about the blogging and crafting community. I enjoy entering card challenges, which is how I discovered Just Add Ink. I'm addicted to Peanut M&M's, have two Golden Retrievers and love gardening. I'm so looking forward to joining the challenges next year with the team and seeing all your inspiring entries.

I’m from the South-Eastern Suburbs in Melbourne but grew up in country Victoria, South Gippsland, on a dairy farm. So what’s the saying ‘You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl’. I love suburbia life but can very much relate wide open spaces and country living. I’ve been married now for 13 ½ years and we have 3 wonderful children, 2 beautiful boys and a gorgeous girl, ages 11, 9 and 6. I’m a stay at home mum, work in the office of our small business and a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. All of these things keep me busy and ‘out of trouble’ but I would have to say that my love is being an SU demonstrator and all things crafting!
I’ve always been into crafting of some kind since a young age and have tried my hand at lots of different types of ‘crafts’. I stumbled on to scrapbooking about 12 years ago and I really love the whole memory keeping side of scrapbooking but since being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator my creative outlet has turned to more card making, stamping and that whole paper crafting side of things.
I’m so excited to be on the Just Add Ink Design Team, can’t wait to get started with the Challenges each week and share what  I love!’

Di Barnes - AUS

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Hi everyone
I'm Di - a stay at home Mum & Stampin’ Up! Demo from Sydney, with a love of colour & all things paper. I started scrapping in 2001 after my daughter was born, as I loved the idea of combining photos & memories with typography & pretty paper. Stamping & cardmaking took over when Stampin' Up! came to Australia & I’m still obsessed today. My favourite projects generally include colour, clean lines, fancy folds or a cool box, but I’m always up for a good challenge.
The JAI gals have given me so much inspiration over the years so I feel very honoured & excited to be joining the team.


Friday, December 12, 2014

Just Add Ink #244 Just add a sketch

Hello and a happy Friday to you!

It's so nice to know that the weekend is ahead of me. Hopefully you will find the time to join us for the fun sketch Tina provided us this week. It's just perfect for those last minute Christmas cards - hint hint ;)



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










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.
  • 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, December 11, 2014

Just Add Ink #243.....Winners

Hello and welcome to the Just Add Ink winner's post!

A big thank you to all of you who joined us this week we know it's a busy time of the year! As usual we had some fabulous entries and we really enjoyed looking at them.  I'm always amazed at how different the same colour combo can be! But we could only pick one winner and this week it was Jen with this delicate floral creation.


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

Love the small pops of the challenge colours and the clean design...Very pretty.

A gorgeous card!  I love the delicate tendrils with the bold flowers.

Absolutely gorgeous use of the challenge colours. Love this CAS card!

Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

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

A bright fun card, that uses the colours perfectly.

LOVE the pink hair!  This card is sure to put a smile on the recipient's face.

This is so cool! Love the super-hero theme.

Kandi


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

Another gorgeous CAS Christmas card that I just loved.

Lovely, bold, cheerful Christmas card.

Such a cute, happy card.  The white space is a beautiful complement to all the bold, bright elements.

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


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



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

Friday, December 5, 2014

Just Add Ink #243 Just add a colour combo

Thank goodness it's Friday!! Especially as it means it's time for a new Just Add Ink challenge.

This week we have a great colour challenge for you (from me ;) It can be used for Christmas or can equally be used for so many other occasions. Just check out the DT projects below to see what I mean. Here it is.



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









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.
  • 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, December 4, 2014

Just Add Ink #242....Winners

Hello and welcome to the Just Add Ink winner's post!

We could tell that the busy time of year is starting to kick in this week but we still had some wonderful entries inspired by our inspiration challenge. But we could only pick one winner and this week it was Toni with this beautiful textured flower brimming scrap page creation.



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

A beautiful page, such happiness!

Stunning layout, great use of texture and colour.

Great use of colour and flowers on this lovely, subtly textured, layout.

Congratulations!

Here is your badge to wear on your blog.

Honorable Mentions for this week go to -

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

Simple, classy and gorgeous!

Simple, but WOW!

Clean and simple perfection!

Jan Clothier



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

Sweet daisy and tag elements.

Love the background and the gorgeous posy of flowers.

A joyful card indeed.

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


Don't forget to come back at midnight to check out our next challenge!

Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!



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