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JAI35 - Theme Challenge


I can't believe how quickly the weekend goes by and then it is time for work again and I never seem to get through my To Do lists. However, I wanted to participate in this week's Just Add Ink Theme Challenge - 'Just Add Sympathy'. These are difficult cards to make and it is good to have something in your stash when these occasions arise.

I have used the Hydrangea bloom from the Level 1 Hostess stamp set 'Because I Care' as the focus of the card.  This was stamped in Basic Gray onto watercolour paper and then watercoloured with ink pads and Aquapainter.  The primary colour is the totally gorgeous Marina Mist with some Pear Pizzazz highlights. Initially I wasn't too keen on this image, but I've come around now after using it and hydrangeas come in lots of different colours. I've also used some of the Marina Mist Patterns DSP which is fabulous and now available in all of the core colours.  I keep thinking there is something missing from this card, but it is probably because it hasn't got any ribbon on it - must be withdrawal symptoms! Here it is:


Card Details


Because I Care (Level 1 Hostess Set)

Cardstock & Papers

Textured White, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Watercolour paper, Patterns DSP


Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Gray


Basic Pearls


Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Sponge Dauber, Going Gray marker, Dimensionals

I will be participating with some friends in a Blog Hop this coming Saturday 25 September. We will be showcasing more of the products from the new Idea Book and Catalogue.  I hope you can join us and be inspired.

Have a good week.


Juanita in Ohio

Absolutely STUNNING, I LOVE the colors and punched areas. TFS.

Chris Parker-Barnes

Such a beautiful card,Judy. Congratulations on being a top pick at JAI, it is well deserved.

Tui Nathan

Oh yes .... a truly beautiful card .... simple, subtle and fitting for the occasion.

Congratulations on being top pick .... your card deserves every praise that it gets .... well done!!!

Danielle Daws

Absolutely beautiful! I love your colouring. :-)

Christine Blain

Judy, I love this! Marina Mist really is beautiful; I agree. The use of textured white card is perfect - such an elegant card, my friend.

Christine H

A lovely elegant and tasteful card, Judy.

Paula Dobson

Beautiful Judy! Love this stamp set. Have just started to play with it myself. Thanks for the inspiration :-)


Simply stunning Judy, I love it.

Kim Badelt

Absolutely beautiful Judy - lovely colours, colouring and composition. I love the subtle text DSP and the scallop trim too.


Karen Southwell

This is simply divine.

Jo Eades

Just beautiful Judy.

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