Saturday, January 15, 2011

Just Add Ink

Well Ladies it funny how things just come to you out of the blue. I posted a card yesterday for the Just Add Ink challenge which is just add Monochrome. I had fun with this challenge.

While sitting at my desk earlier I had some bits and bobs just sitting there and all of a sudden wham a thought for another card came to mind. A very good friend of mine brought the Tim Holtz antiques die and she brought it around for me to have a look, so I cut one out and the colour I grabbed which was sitting on my desk was Very Vanilla. I had the soft suede ink pad sitting there as well, so grabbed my sponge and sponged away had no idea what I was going to do with them so left them there for later. As I also had the new Crochet Trim sitting there waiting to be used. My wheel with the Very Vintage wheel was also there that I had used a couple of days before, I decided to go with a Very Vanilla card.
So that was my starting point:- Very Vanilla card, antique die cuts, crochet trim, soft suede ink pad, very vintage wheel. I love it when things just fall into place and once I assembled my card, I thought well there you go, I liked it so much and thought this will fit the Just Add Ink challenge (I think) so have decided to add this one as well as my other one.

So Ladies if you are lacking a bit of inspiration, a tip from me:
Have a look at whats on your desk, you just never know what you can do.

Hope you like my card and get a little bit of inspiration from your desk, just like I did.

Thanks for stopping by and if you have your own inspiration story leave me a comment as I might need to use it one day........


  1. Truly a lovely card! Love the clock, heart, and key! You did a wonderful job at it!!! And I just became a follower!:-)

  2. Oops...and thanks for sweet comments on my blog!

  3. Karen this is great, I like your sponging. Love how it all came together for you.

  4. wow, Karen that's really lovely, so soft and pretty :)

  5. What a great idea - sometimes I challenge my sister to make things with her scraps and things on her desk. Love how your card has come together from the things on your desk. Chantell

  6. Beautiful, Karen! Love that wheel stamp ... and haven't used it in ages. Thanks for the reminder! What a great die! Gorgeous & perfect for the JAI challenge! Hugs xxaxx


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