Friday, July 29, 2011

Welcome Another Baby!! Just Add Ink Challenge 78

Another challenge for Just Add Ink and another baby! This time for my very good friend, Hilary who welcomed her little boy, Christopher into the world. This week it is a colour challenge and I thought that the colours were perfect for a little for a boy. These are the colours:

Here is the card that I made:

I embossed the image of the giraffe and used a sponge dauber to soften the edges of the punched out image as well as for the edge of the card.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Welcome Baby - Just Add Ink Challenge 77

This weeks challenge for Just Add Ink was a layout challenge. I did struggle with this one challenge and this card is was my second attempt at the layout challenge. The first card that I made I was not happy with at all and then one of my friends, Sarah gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and that was the inspiration that I needed to make this card. I was very chuffed with the end result. Here is the layout challenge:

Here is my card:

I used the free gifts from this months Stampin Up special and stamped the birds on glossy white card and I think that it really works well.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge 76


Another challenge for Just Add Ink this week for which I am a guest designer for the month of July. This week it is a photo challenge, and it was quite a challenge. Here is the photo:

I decided to do a scrap book page using a photo of my Nan (in law), who passed away on June 16. Although I had only known her for a couple of, I believe that we bonded instantly and it wasn't long before I was calling her Nan and felt comfortable doing so. I have always lived a great distance from my grandparents so Nan was the closest thing that I had to a grandparent so her passing hit me quite hard. Here is my page:

I used water colouring, with an aqua pen to create the back ground and some bleach in another aqua pen to create the clouds.

I think that it was good therapy for me to complete this page and I am quite pleased with the result.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge 75


July is the month that I get to be a guest designer on Just Add Ink and what an honour that is! The challenge this week is a colour challenge. Here are the colours:

I wanted to make a thank you card for my mother in law for her help and generosity in setting up the nursery for our baby who is due to arrive in September. I used the Eastern Blooms and Sincere Salutations stamp sets. I also used a technique which I picked up from the swaps from the Stampin Up convention in May, which was using the rock n roll technique with a clear mount block. I was very happy with the end result, hope you like it.