Just Add Ink #54

Every week I check out the challenge at Just Add Ink and every week I contemplate playing along, now I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence or something more, but I only ever seem to get my act together when it’s a colour challenge. Well this week it’s a colour challenge and I have played along.

Here are the colours for this week

Yep – pink- 2 pinks….and I did it 🙂 Bear in mind some of my favourite browns are there too.

I just got these 2 sets in the mail this week and didn’t need too big of an excuse to break them out. Make A Monster is another great set in clear mount- makes it easy to those eyes, mouth, etc exactly where you want them. I tried to make the monsters look a little girly to go with the pink- what do you think??

  • Stamp Sets – Make A Monster, So Happy For You (free Sale-a-bration set)
  • Cardstock – Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Watercolour paper
  • Ink – Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Regal Rose, Rose Red
  • Other – Early Espresso DSP, Regal Rose ribbon (retired), Aqua Painter, Sponge, Dimensionals

Just Add Ink #50

More rain, more time to stamp!!!

This week Just Add Ink have a colour challenge….


And here is my attempt… a birthday card for my neighbour – Al. It’s not his birthday for a couple of weeks, so don’t tell him, OK?


  • Stamp Sets – Loads of Love, Loads Of Fun, Grunge Rock
  • Inks – Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Going Gray, Basic Black
  • Cardstock – Pear Pizzazzz, So Saffron, Watercolour paper
  • Other – Big Shot, Lattice embossing folder, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Aqua painter, Dimensionals

Happy New Year!!!!

Congratulations!!! If you have stuck around long enough to find a new post on my blog you are an extremely patient person 🙂

My resolution as I said yesterday is to blog consistently. My aim is twice a week……keep checking on me to see how that goes LOL

Our first day of the new year here was wet and cool, so after doing some kilometres around a shopping centre, I got to spend some time at my desk and came up with the following card inspired by the previous nights fireworks.

I was lucky enough to receive a heat tool for my birthday (thanks Mandy) and have been having some fun experimenting with it. This time I used it to apply heat and stick powder and some supa nova glitter to the image representing fireworks explosion-lots of bling!!

This week’s challenge at Just Add Ink is ‘Just Add Summer’. Fireworks over the beach. What’s more summer than that??? So I will enter this little creation and make a start on another resolution

Resolution #2 Finish more challenge entries and actually enter them 🙂

  • Stamp Sets- Good Friend, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Cardstock – Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
  • Other – Heat Tool, Heat and Stick powder, Supa Nova Glitter, White embossing powder

Just Add Ink #37

Another Just Add Ink challenge….and about time too I hear you say 🙂

A colour challenge, tricky at first glance, but I’m on school holidays and after witnessing the amazing watercolouring skills of Kirsty Brown first hand, I needed another opportunity to practice!!!

A pretty basic looking layout but I can asssure you that there’s lots of bits and pieces contributing. Can you see where I snuck in the Pumpkin Pie??? Wasn’t quite sure how else to get it in there.

  • Stamp Set – Loads of Love
  • Cardstock- Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive
  • Ink- Stazon Black, Old Olive, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Sahara Sand
  • Other- Aquapainter, Watercolour paper, Old Olive button, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Circle scissors, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Colour Spritzer, sponge

Just Add Ink #28

When I saw this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink I was very excited- one of my all time favourite colour combinations!!!!

Due to all of the goings on at the O’Neill house this week I have left the challenge until a couple of hours before it closes…..pathetic isn’t it? But I just couldn’t let it  go by……

Did I mention there was also a theme? A man card.

Not a lot of stamping on this one, I think the stars are fairly masculine, what do you think?

  • Stampset- Whimsical Words (retired)
  • Cardstock- Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
  • Ink- Chocolate Chip
  • Other- Star punches, 1 1/4″ square. 1 3/8″ punch, kraft ribbon, sponge, dimensionals

Just Add Ink #25

One of the first things I do Friday morning is to check out the  new challenge at the Just Add Ink site- they are always great. (You can check them out with the link on my blogroll) This week I have found it hard to get into my craft space and do any stamping and was about to go to bed when I thought ‘just give it a go’. So here are the results…..

A colour challenge this week- Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

I kept it pretty simple and used some punches- which I love 🙂

  • Stamp Sets- Whimsical Words, Sprinkles
  • Cardstock- As listed above
  • Ink- Soft Suede, Elegant Eggplant
  • Other- Heart punches, Tag punch, Large Tag punch, Soft Suede ribbon, Coloured cotton, Sponge

Just Add Ink #24 again

My previous attempt at the sketch challenge just didn’t seem like me so I thought I’d give it another go. This one is a bit closer to my normal colour scheme but I’m still not certain….what do you think?


  • Stamp Set- Medallion, So Many Sayings (retired)
  • Card Stock- Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
  • Ink- Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip
  • Other- Soft Suede ribbon