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Dressed to Impress with Just Add Ink #524

Hello crafty friends, I've got a gorgeous slimline card for you today, inspired by the colour challenge at Just Add Ink and my friend Carolina Evans.

As soon as I saw these colours I headed to the Dressed to Impress stamp set, and with these gorgeous "me colours" I went with a slim line design so I could stamp a few more images.


Isn't the colour combination just beautiful! I haven't really used much (if any) Merry Merlot before, but it perfectly complimented by Rococco Rose and Mint Macaron, there really wasn't much for me to do, except add a little bling, a girl always needs a little sparkle.


To soften the card base I stamped the flower with VersaMark ink, it gives a lovely delicate feel to the design and doesn't take you away form the main stamping in the card.
I utilised the Stitched So Sweetly dies for the scalloped edge masking the join of the 2 two rectangles with the sentiment dies.  I adapted my slimline dimensions to fit the Australian standard DL en…
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School Days with #GDP259

School holidays have just begun in Adelaide, so this weeks Global Design theme is quite fitting in a reverse kind of way! In the crazy year of 2020, school has taken many turns for a lot of us, from starting as normal, to being online based at home; for some, they have been able to return to class rooms, other remain at home working online, my hats off to all that are working through this with their kids, it can be a challenge on some days.
One thing that remains the same for school is ABC and 123, and that's what I've based my design on today:


I used the Playful Alphabet dies  from the Playing with Patterns Suite to create  my school themed "embossed" background, cutting the letters and numbers with Thick Whisper White cardstock and arranging them randomly, finishing by adding a pop of colour to just 3 letters.


I've also embossed the card base with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder, it gives softens the card and really made the die embossed background pop.
Tha…

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Just add "A" with Hand-drawn Blooms

A late afternoon thunderstorm, meant my Sunday post is delayed to Monday, as in no time at all the light had disappeared for me to take a photo, where did all the hours go this weekend!
This is the first time I've got the Hand-drawn Blooms set inky, I must admit, I've had it for a few weeks and just drawn blanks with it, almost overwhelmed with it to be honest - I don't know why, it's flowers - I love flower designs, it has delicate details which I like too and lots of sentiments, maybe it was that, I didn't know what sentiment to apply to the design.


I'm playing along with this weeks Just Add Ink challenge, what is my "A" you might be thinking when looking at my card, it's appreciation, and when you appreciate a kind thought or gesture you say thank you.

With all the gorgeous detail in the stamp, I kept the design relatively simple by not colouring the images, just die cutting with a stitched rectangle then adding the sentiment to the Just Jade laye…

Snowman Season #GDP258

I'm playing along again with this weeks Global Design Challenge, a sketch this time, a great way not to start with a blank canvas (so to speak). I decided on a Christmas theme for my project, and was inspired by Charlet Mallett's use of shaped dies in her creation, here'e my card:


I've used the Snowman Season stamp set, and mixed with Seaside Spray for a "icy snowman feel", and of course some Frost White Shimmer paint on the snowman  and around the edge of the card front (I just love this stuff).


The Hippo and Friends dies were perfect for the lay out, then to finish with a little more bling with twine from the Flowers For Every Season Ribbons, Snowflake Sequins.


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. I’ve listed the products I used below, just click on the picture and be taken directly to the product. 
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