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Just Add Ink #42

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Hello everyone!

It is soooooo quiet around here … although … I am listening to the noise of the motor bikes out the back. Sandy & Gav are riding with Sandy’s friend, Luke & his dad, Phil. Shane has his head in study books … and the girls are away for the weekend. So … even though it has been quiet … this has meant that I have just managed to do some FUN stamping! Yes … not the “getting ready for a class” type stamping … but some “not for any particular reason” type stamping! I have had a ball. A couple of these cards you won’t see until I start my “25 Days of Christmas” on Dec 1 … but I can show you 3 challenge cards that I managed to complete! Yayayayaya! I have had heaps of fun! I love this sketch! I’m sure I will use this one again! Don’t forget to check the other gorgeous creations at Just Add Ink! (click on sketch!)

I’m not sure if you can see the shimmer paint that I added to the wings of the butterflies.? It looks sooooo pretty! Isn’t this a gorgeous colour combo! You probably can’t quite see the ribbon accent that I have added. The black gingham is on top of some white organza ribbon & “tied together” with a rhinestone brad. I got this idea from a card by Kerin Sylvester. Actually … lots of the ideas on this card come from Kerin! I have tweaked her design to suit this different sketch layout and added a few of my own touches! Hhhmmm … perhaps I shouldn’t be entering this into this challenge at all … seeing that it is kinda a CASE???  Ooops! Giggle! Oh well … if it isn’t eligible … at least I had lotsa fun making this one! 😀 😉 Well … the boys are in from riding … so I had better go think about dinner. C U all soon! xxaxx

Added: Thurs 11th Nov … I was so excited to discover today … that I made the “Top Picks” at JAI!!! I am doing a little happy dance! It is such a thrill to see all the beautiful creations … and then realise that I was TOP 5!!! I really needed that boost today … and I am very thankful to the JAI girls for choosing my card! I wish I could give you all a hug! xxaxx

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27 thoughts on “Just Add Ink #42

  1. Love this!! – the accents are gorgeous!
    Embossing, ribbon, butterflies, colours – simply beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing!
    -Gabbi
    Andrea adds: Thanks Gabbi! You are fast becoming one of my most regular commenters! (After Lynda!) I love having you visit and really appreciate that you take the time to give me feedback! Big hugs xxaxx 😀

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  2. absolutely stunning…. I love love love this card and can see so many possibilities with it, from sympathy to a birthday card…. thanx for sharing your wonderful creativity
    Andrea adds: Thanks Cookie! You are soooooo kind! And … yes … I think this can be an anything card! Hugs xxaxx

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  3. WOW!! This is gorgeous Andrea. I can see the inspiration from Kerin’s card but not what I would consider a CASE. The ribbon detail is absolutely beautiful, as are the Burtterflies and colours you have chosen. I am going to CASE YOU!!
    Andrea adds: LOL! Thanks for the tick of approval! I’m glad it is not tooo close a CASE to Kerin’s card. And … feel free to CASE again! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  4. Totally gorgeous card Andrea, love all the little details and the serene colours. Into the CASE file I think! TFS
    Andrea adds: What a lovely compliment, Kez! (Especially from you!) 😀 Thanks for popping by! Hugs xxaxx

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  5. Simple and elegant
    Andrea adds: Can’t complain about that! 😉 😀 Thanks Kasey! Hugs xxaxx

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  6. I love the way tou have inked and shimmered the butterflies, ruffled the ribbon and used a double layer of embossing. Glad you had time to play this week.
    Andrea adds: Thanks for taking the time to comment on all the little details! It was fun playing along! Hugs xxaxx

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  7. This is lovely. Great use of the shimmer paint and love that ribbon accent. Gorgoeus card, thanks for playing with JAI this week. Glad you had time. 🙂
    Gardenia
    Andrea adds: This was such a GREAT sketch! I couldn’t resist it! Thanks for the lovely compliments! Hugs xxaxx

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  8. Andrea this is a BEAUTIFUL card. Love your blog.
    thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice comment on mine. Borrowing a monitor so at least I can blog.
    thanks again,
    Andrea adds: YW! 😀 Diane! I love checking out other lovely creations! Glad you getting around your computer hassles. Thanks for stopping by! Hugs xxaxx

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  9. Just gorgeous Andrea. Love the butterflies, the ribbon and the colour combo.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Jo! I was on a mojo roll on Saturday! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful, Andrea. The colours you’ve used are gorgeous, and I love the shimmery butterflies, and ribbon detail. Gorgeous!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Christine. I was kinda happy with this one! Glad you liked it! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  11. The butterflies & scrunched ribbon look so pretty.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Lisa! So nice to have you pop by again! Hugs xxaxx

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  12. WOW Andrea – this is gorgeous – I can almost hear the whispers of the butterfly wings – it has soo much movement. Love it!
    xXx
    Andrea adds: Thanks Debbie! What a lovely “thought” … whispers of butterfly wings! I can almost hear them too! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  13. Oh just GORJUS!!!!! I love it all and those butterflies are too cute. Love it.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Melissa! Always lovely to have you stop by! Hugs xxaxx

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  14. Just STUNNING.
    Rach:)
    Andrea adds: Thanks Rachel! So nice to see you! Hugs xxxaxx

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  15. My, do I feel slack and a little slow…on the end of such a MONUMENTAL comment list!!!! All of them very much deserved as well tho Andrea. Echoing those before…it is so very elegant (as is all things B & W) and te splash of PP adds a tad of interest!!! the shimmer DOES show up on the wings (I love those b’flies) and I am falling more in LURVE with that sentiment set the more I see it. Great scissor work too on the b’flies darl. BTW…more than happy to play 2nd fiddle to Gabbi if you wish 😉 ….hee hee hee!! ooxx
    Andrea adds: You could never be “2nd fiddle” hunny! 😀 😉 Thanks for all the beautiful compliments! And … yes … this has been a busy post this one! How excitement!!! It’s so lovely to have such wonderful feedback. Makes me one happy stamper! Hugs xxaxx

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  16. Ohhhh, stamping “for no particular reason” feels good. I’ve been trying to do more of that lately! 🙂 Those butterflies are absolutely STUNNING, girl!…love the look of them against all the white!
    Andrea adds: Oooh! Thanks Denise! It was a lovely play day! xxaxx

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  17. Oh my Andrea, this is so very beautiful. I love the elegance of it, all the white with just a hint of other colour is perfect. The butterflies are gorgeous and the ruffled ribbon divine. I agree with the others that you definitely put your own touch on this card, even if the idea came from another. It is really, really lovely.
    I hope you had great fun stamping, sounds like the perfect day 🙂 Can’t wait to see all those Christmas cards.
    Have a great day.
    Love and Hugs Lee-Anne
    xox
    Andrea adds: Hi there my friend! Always so nice to have you pop by! Thanks for the lovely comments! Hugs xxaxx

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  18. What a beautiful card Andrea! I agree with everyone ones comments, the details are just gorgeous *smile*
    Andrea adds: Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment on my card! (smilimg right back!) 😀 hugs xxaxx

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  19. Just gorgeous Andrea. Love the background embossing with the butterflies. Just perfect. Thanks for my birthday card. It was such a surprise a second time around. LOL.

    Liam
    Andrea adds: Giggle! That’s what happens when you just add a random b’day date to a stamping forum! 😉 Glad you got to enjoy it for a little longer! Hugs xxaxx

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  20. Gorgeous card Andrea… butterflies are my favorites… any type, any shape! :o) Love the embossed BG.
    Andrea adds: Thanks Monika! Yep! Butterflies are hard to resist! Particularly this sweet one! (A stamp that took a little while for me to recognise the value of!) 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  21. hi Andrea, I lurv the colour combo that you have used on this card it is so elegant. you’ve done such a terrific job on this entry. and the embossing just gives it that bit extra doesn’t it.
    Andrea adds: How lovely to have so many wonderful comments recently. I am doing a little happy dance! Thanks everyone! And … thanks Shirley for your lovely message! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  22. Oh my goodness! Those butterflies are gorgeous! Love it!
    Andrea adds: Thanks Danielle! I am a fan of your work … so that is a huge compliment to me! Hugs xxaxx 😀

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  23. Woo Hoo, congrats on your top pick, I knew it would end up there, so a big congrats
    Andrea adds: Thanks heaps Melissa! Partners in crime!!! 😀 Congrats to you too! Hugs xxaxx

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  24. congrats on being top pick for JAI. Love it. Knew it was going to win.

    Liam
    Andrea adds: Thanks Liam! Hope you have a lovely holiday with hubby! Hugs xxaxx

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  25. Woohoo Andrea, congrats on being a top pick at Just Add Ink, you so deserve it. This card was gorgeous!!
    Thanks again for the SMS’s today, you are a wonderful friend.
    Hope the rest of the week goes well for you.
    Love and hugs
    Lee-Anne xox
    Andrea adds: Happy to chat any time, Lee-Anne. I hope you find some peace about the decision to go back to work / not go back! It is a difficult one … and I don’t envy you at all. I am quite content to be at home! 😀 Hugs xxaxx

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  26. Congratulations on being a top pick at JAI, Andrea. Your card is gorgeous!
    Andrea adds: Wasn’t it exciting! congrats to you too, Sandra! Hugs xxaxx

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  27. Andrea, just been on JAI site and noticed your top 5 pick last week, just love those butterflies I have that stamp set but have not used it alot, love the colour combination, you have some wonderful cards here.
    Andrea adds: Thanks heaps, Kathryn! I was on a roll last week … but sadly my mojo has disappeared today! Totally evaporated!!! 😀 I might do some Chrissy cards … that should bring it back! Hugs xxaxx

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