Sunday, 21 November, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge 44

Hi there, I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday afternoon.  I have just popped in quickly to upload my card for the latest Just Add Ink Challenge.  I love to do challenges but just don't get the time to always participate.  I always think, I'll get my latest project done, and then things will slow down but it never happens!  Anyway, this week it is a colour challenge and when I saw the colours I was not excited. I thought - Christmas card? - nah, has to be a male card, but then I went back to my original idea of a Christmas card and I have to say I am impressed with the result.  That is the beauty of the challenges, they push you out of your comfort zone and make you create something that you weren't expecting :)  That is one seriously large bow on there, but I love it and think it really suits because the rest of the card is so clean and simple.  Once I decided what I was going to do, it took about 60 seconds to make , I kid you not.  Tying the bow however, took a little longer, because I fiddled around with it so much.  I have used retired ribbon from 2 years ago because there is no current Chocolate Chip Ribbon but if you wanted to replicate this card you could easily substitute with Early Espresso Ribbon. 
Don't forget to pop over to the
Just Add Ink website and check out the other entries or even put one in yourself.

Stamps:  Medallion, Dasher, Contempo Christmas
Paper:  River Rock
Ink:  Versamark, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Corner Rounder Punch, Basic Pearls, 15/16" Chocolate Chip Satin (retired)

Thanks for dropping by and taking a look.
Sue :)


Now this, I LOVE!! Definitely have to case this one, Sue, if you don't mind :) I love how simple it is, yet it is elegant (and beautiful use of those colours!). Terrible grammar, but I'm sure you know what I mean!

Posted by Christine Blain on 21 November, 2010 at 06:02 PM #

Oh my goodness! I just LOVE this! I'm with Christine - I'll be casing this one! Gorgeous! :-)

Posted by Danielle Daws on 21 November, 2010 at 11:57 PM #

I would never have thought to put the medallion and Dasher together but they just look fantastic. Job well done Sue. I just love how your projects are simple yet elegant and classy. Just what I love!!!

Posted by Luci Williams on 22 November, 2010 at 07:26 AM #

Love your card Sue. Dasher looks so gorgeous over the top of medallion. I have them both and had never thought to do it. Love the pearls you added also. Kathy

Posted by kathy tanner on 22 November, 2010 at 08:09 AM #

Just beautiful - so CASEable!!!

Posted by Bronwyn Eastley on 22 November, 2010 at 08:48 AM #

Stunning! Love the simple lines.

Posted by Susan Joyce on 22 November, 2010 at 11:33 PM #

A beautiful card love the way you have used the Medallion stamp

Posted by Sue Bayliss on 23 November, 2010 at 03:40 PM #

WOW - stunning!!!! Really impressive!

Posted by Tania Gould on 23 November, 2010 at 07:46 PM #

Stunning Sue! Would love to CASE this myself.

Posted by Paula Dobson on 24 November, 2010 at 03:21 AM #

What a beautiful card and bow! Lovely stamp combination. Thanks for playing at JAI.

Posted by Mae Collins on 24 November, 2010 at 10:24 AM #

Lovely card Sue. You've managed to get 3 of my favourite stamps on 1 card :)

Posted by Jo on 24 November, 2010 at 12:43 PM #

Hope you don't mind if I CASE this beautiful creation! Love this to bits. xx Amanda

Posted by Amanda on 24 November, 2010 at 08:10 PM #

this card is gorgeous! Love love love its simplicity and that ribbon is just lucious! Great great job Sue! xxx

Posted by Adele Francis on 25 November, 2010 at 10:03 AM #

This is gorgeous!!

Posted by Angie Tieman on 26 November, 2010 at 05:41 AM #

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