Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Just Add Ink Sketch Challenge

Hello There,

We had a working bee in our garden (or should I say yard of weeds and overgrown plants) the other weekend and a few of our friends were good enough to volunteer their time to help us. We got alot of work done and we are very grateful to our friends for their help. I made a thank you card for one of my friends utilising this weeks Just Add Ink sketch challenge.

I wasn't to impressed with the challenge but I think my card came out reasonably well.

This is not the usual type of card that I would make, so I guess the sketch challenge has worked as I produced something a little bit different.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Just Add Ink Colour Challenge 93

I decided the utilise this weeks Just Add Ink colour challenge to make a card for a friend who recently had a baby girl. I thought the colours worked really well for a welcome baby card. The colours are:

And here is my card:

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Just Add Ink Challenge 92


I needed to make a birthday card for a male, so I decided to try this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge of just add a tag or bookmark.

Here is my card, I used the top note tie as my tag:

I am quite happy with the end result.



Thought that it was time to add some more photos of our little man, who is not so little anymore. After a battle with feeding and him losing weight, we finally got him above his birth weight just before he was 5 weeks old. He managed to gain just over 500 grams in two weeks so that was a big effort.

This is my grandfather, myself, Owen (not impressed) and my father.

All vested up!

Owen is just learning to smile, which is nice to see.

Asleep, just the way I like him!

My good friend James came up on the weekend to met Owen for the first time and to have a hold.

Well that is all for now.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

JAI Colour Challenge 91

Hello There,

In between feeding, nappy changes and settling of Owen, I was able to find a few minutes to put together a card for a friend using this week's Just Add Ink Colours, which are:

As with a lot of my card designs, I generally don't know what I am going to do when I start making the card, the idea just evolves, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Hopefully this one has worked!

The neutral that I choose was Naturals Ivory and I am loving the Precious Butterflies set at the moment so I utilised that again.