Saturday, January 28, 2012

JAI102 - Just add Kathy Tanner

Sail Away
JAI #102 - Just add Kathy

Well its that time of the week again where I pop over to my favorite website and see what challenge is on for this week. Kathy Tanner is one of the design team and she has some lovely work so for this week we had to Just Add Kathy. I popped over to have a look around Kathy's website to see what I was going to do. I found this card one that Kathy did and was a little intrigued with the Grid Technique. So as I have a class coming up soon I thought I would give this one ago so I can teach my ladies as well.
Stamping Still - Kathy Tanners Card

Although I am not to sure whether I got the technique right I was pleased with the final outcome. My card for you today I have used Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo and Very Vanilla Cardstock, along with Cherry Cobbler and Island Indigo Ink. The stamp set is The Open Sea which I just love at the moment and it also has matching Designer Series paper. I add the Hodgepodge hardware and some Bakers Twine and there you have it.

So thankyou Kathy for another great design and a new technique for me. Dont forget to pop over to the Just Add Ink website to see some more of Kathy's creations

Thanks for stopping by

Monday, January 23, 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge #101

Well I am back again, as I have finally managed to get some crafting done. With the holidays in full swing and a well earned break from classes, I was finding it very hard to get back into the swing of things.
I needed some inspiration and get up and go so I decided to visit my favorite challenge website Just Add Ink to get my creative juices flowing again.
This week they have decided on a sketch challenge.This is the sketch we had to make something on. I wanted to do something a little different and after a rather full waste basket I ended up with this Card.

Here I have used Cherry Cobbler for the main card, with my scallop square die I ran the card through the bigshot, I then used the smaller scallop square die in Pretty in Pink for the centre piece which I have attached with our new Bakers Twine (cherry cobbler). I also used the Tasteful Trim die for the edging which gives the card abit more strength. I have embossed the Tree from the Trendy Tree Stamp Set with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder and sponged the edges.

So thanks for stopping by and don't forget to pop over to the Just Add Ink website for some more inspiration on this sketch challenge.

Friday, January 13, 2012

JAI Scrapbook Challenge #1

My First Birthday
Scrapbook Layout Challenge JAI #1

Well, well, well it has been along time coming. I have had a break over the Festive Season and I seemed to have lost my inspiration for a while there, so I decided to give myself a kickstart back into creating some thing to share with everyone that I decided to visit my favorite Challenge site over at Just Add Ink and surprise they are now doing Scrapbook Layouts and for their very first one we have to make a layout any sort of layout as long as it had FIRST on it. So off to my pile of photos that are in need of layouts to choose a photo for the Challenge. I managed to find a very old one considering my son is now 8 years old of his very first birthday wish.

Here is my layout
My Layout Recipe

Pacific Point 12" x 12"
Real Red cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Balloon Punch
Petite Pennants Builder Punch
12" x 12" Pattern cardstock (in my stock pile)
Vintage Market alphabet die
Sizzix Decorative Strip Cherry Blossom Die
Under the Big Top Stamp Set (Seal used)
Scallop Trim Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my Layout. Don't forget to pop on over to the Just Add Ink website for lots more inspiration.