Thursday, June 24, 2010

My Final Just Add Ink Design Team Project

Well, today I will be sharing my project for the final challenge I will be completing with Just Add Ink as a Design Team member. As I am no longer an Independent Stampin' Up demonstrator and I am finding my time is stretched, I am moving aside to concentrate on my craft in My Flutterfly and let someone else have a turn for the next round of Design Team members. I have enjoyed being a part of the JAI team so much. Being part of the DT has made me find the time to continue stamping when things got really busy when Grace was born. I have also met lots of wonderful stampers in the DT girls and I am sure I will keep in touch and join in the challenges when I can. Danielle and Amanda have some exciting DT news coming up soon!!

So, this week's challenge is Just Add Patterned Paper (DSP for the Stampin' Up people). I have made a framed collage/quote, which I will use to decorate my craft room as I slowly get it organised. That could take quite a while, given it's current state, lol. Anyway, here is my frame and, just in case you can't see it clearly, the quote reads: 'Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will', George Bernard Shaw.

Thanks for visiting my blog and let me know if you have any favourite quotes in your craft space to help you get things flowing.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

Clean and simple card - Just Add Ink colour challenge

Hello, I am just here for a quick share. The challenge over at Just Add Ink this week was a colour challenge. These colours are so bright and fresh and I thought they suited a clean and simple card really well. Here is the colour combination:

And here is my card. I think I will make up a few more of these using different colour combos. I played around for ages coming up with the design but I am happy with it now and it will be very fast to replicate!

Thanks for dropping in. Let me know what you think of my card. Any favourite techniques to use for clean and simple?


Thursday, June 10, 2010

A sketch challenge journal

Hi everyone.

Today I have a little 6x6 journal that I decorated for this week's challenge over at the Just Add Ink blog. I really like the sketch that Danielle and Amanda put together for this challenge. Straight away I thought of the die cut blooms from SU that I have had in my stash for a while, waiting to be put to use. Here is the JAI sketch for this week:

And here is my journal:

I am quite happy with the way it turned out. I love these colours together and I think this will be the perfect place to record all the funny things my daughter does. One thing I should have done was to trim the dies to sit against the edge of the ribbon, rather than place the ribbon on top as they can be seen through the ribbon. This is not so obvious in real life, but in the photo you can see the ridges clearly. I didn't want to pull it all apart as it probably would have ruined the DSP background. Oh well, I'll know for next time!! Would love to know what you think and see any journals you've done. By the way, does anyone seal their journals with mod podge or anything similar? Mine always seem to get a but tatty around the edges after a while so was thinking I might need to do this.

Hope you like it!! And if you haven't already, make sure you check out my facebook page 'My Flutterfly' for some cute kids onesies and tops I have recently posted.
Thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!