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Love is…

11 Feb

happiness given back and forth.

~ Unknown

And this card is a happy celebration of love, with it’s bright and cheerful colours.

This is my card for the Just Add Ink challenge. Our brief this week, “Just Add Love”.

I have used the Quilted Card idea from this Wednesday’s Tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.


Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White

DSP: Sunny Garden

Stamps: Cute by the Inch (Hostess Set)

Inkpad: Poppy Parade

Embellishments: SU Rhinestone

The quilt pattern on my card is known in quilting circles as Variable Star. It’s wonderfully easy. Just punch 4 squares of one dsp and leave whole, and punch 4 squares of another dsp and cut them diagonally to form 4 triangles from each square. Then simply arrange on your card mat. Pop a little embellishment in the centre.

I was pleasantly surprised by the Sunny Garden dsp in this card. I have found this paper set rather confronting – that Poppy Parade is soooooo bright! It’s a very neon, smack you in the eye, red orange colour! But what a surprise to find that when used in small doses it is very appealing. And those stripes on the dsp are perfect for a quilt design.

This card could be given any day of the year I think, not just for Valentine’s Day.

Changes are afoot at Just Add Ink, so thanks to Danielle and Amanda for all their efforts in providing JAI fun for everyone. I’m only new to JAI challenges, so I’m delighted to know that it will continue under the auspices of Delys and Bronwyn. Thanks to all of you!

And thanks to you for making the journey to my blog.

I wish you love and all the happiness that goes with it!



Just Add Ink – Challenge 54

4 Feb

What a fun challenge over at Just Add Ink this week!

These colours say Valentines Day to me, so out with my little owl stamp and punch.

The card front has pleated ribbon and the owl and thought bubble are on dimensionals.


Here is the inside of the card. The little owl is meant to be winking, but I rather fear it just looks like an owl with a seriously bad eye problem!

Chelsea, our daughter, has taken a shine to our little owl friends while I was making them, so the card is destined for her for Valentine’s Day. So shhhh…. and I hope she doesn’t come visiting my blog. I shall have to lay low!

Here’s a little close-up to finish:


Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White

DSP: Sweet Always

Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Regal Rose

Stamps: Love Defined, Punch Bunch

Punches: Two-Step Bird, Two-Step Owl

Ribbon: Soft Suede Polka Dot

Thank you so much for looking and sharing in my little bit of “owl-y” fun!