Thursday, 9 October 2014

Guest Designer - Just Add Ink Challenge # 235: Colour Challenge

This is such an exciting post for me. In September I was the winner of Just Add Ink Challenge #229 and I was invited to be a Guest Designer for a future challenge. Well, you can imagine how quickly I said yes!! 

I really enjoy this challenge not only because of the variety of the weekly inspiration, but also the cards entered are so amazing and I love visiting new blogs. And I must also mention that the Design Team leave the sweetest comments and are so supportive. They must be a wonderful team to be a part of.

Well, today is the day I get to join the DT to hopefully inspire you for the latest challenge. This week is a 'colour challenge' and this is the pretty colour combo:

I thought these colours were gorgeous and it gave me a chance to use the 'blackberry' colour which I don't usually use. Unfortunately I don't own any pale blue or blackberry ink colours, so it gave me the excuse to dive into my large pattern paper collection.

Oh how I love my metal dies!!!! I started by die-cutting the word 'sweet' three times and sticking them together. This gave the word a bit of height. I then die-cut the rectangle and then the round windows from white cardstock. I adhered the 'star' paper directly behind and stamped 'love'. After gluing 'sweet' to the front, I popped the panel up on foam tape on the front of the card. A few pale blue and pink enamel dots and Bob's Your Uncle!

The blackberry paper is from Bella BLVD 'Too cute to Spook' and the 'pink star' paper is from Dear Lizzy 'Polka Dot Party'. The metal-stitched rectangle and window dies are from Pretty Pink Posh. The 'sweet' metal die is from The Crafters Workshop. The 'love' stamp is from Altenew 'Sohcahtoa' and the enamel dots from Papervine.

I'm also going to link this to the House of Cards - October Challenge where their theme is 'Use Punch or a Die or Both!'. I think this might be my fourth entry, they will probably tell me to stop entering soon.....

And will link to the Lawnscaping Challenge #91 where their theme is:

The Design Team have some incredible designs to get you inspired for this challenge, so please visit the Just Add Ink blog. I really hope you have the chance to join in and I look forward to seeing your creations in the gallery.

And to the Just Add Ink Team, thank you so much for having me!!!

Take care



  1. Congrats on winning and the GDT! And a sweet-beautiful card! A great design! Hugs, Gerrina

  2. Adorable card! I love the polka dots inside the circles! Thanks so much for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!

  3. Great card! Love your use of the colors! Thanks for sharing at House of Cards!

  4. Shona you used the different patterned papers beautifully. I love the CAS design and the dimension you added to your "sweet'. Glad you could join us on the design team this week.

  5. LOVE this fabulous design! The polka dot paper is awesome and I adore the way you used die cuts! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  6. Hi Shona
    Love your CAS card and the way you have used the apertures. Thanks for joining in at House of Cards. Don't worry, we won't ask you to stop entering lol!
    Best wishes.

  7. What a great job you've done with the challenge colours, Shona; this card is super-sweet! So glad you could be our Guest Designer at Just Add Ink this week. :)

  8. Congratulations on your GD spot, Shona ... such a sweet card! All the white space is fabulous with those wonderful pops of colour! Anita :)

  9. What a great design! Thanks for sharing it with us at Lawnscaping Challenges!! / Karin

  10. Thank you for participating in our October challenge: Die/punch at House of Cards.

    Ma :)
    House of Cards DT

  11. What a "sweet" card! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards!

  12. Congratulations on winning challenge 229 Shona, so very well deserved. I love your work and you did so well not panicking over not having the right colours for this challenge. Your patterned papers are absolutely perfect and I love what you created - I'm a huge fan of white space.

    You are so right, the JAI design team is a lovely bunch of women and we're like family.
    So glad you were able to submit a project right alongside us. xox

  13. Your card is absolutely gorgeous Shona - I love how clean your card is and the layout is fabulous. So glad you were guest designing with us at JAI - hope to you see you play along again!

  14. This is definitely a sweet card. Thanks for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

  15. This is soooo pretty! I love the Sweet and the paper that you used! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! :)

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