Friday, 15 April 2016

Feel Better JAI #307

Happy Friday to you friends! Today, I have some great news - Sally (the Lab) was due to have a big operation this week to again try and fix her dislocating knee (third attempt). But after review, and noting just how much she has improved over the last couple of months it has been put on hold! It is so encouraging that it is not needed - hopefully ever - as its not easy watching our fur babies suffer - they can't understand of course that the surgeons that hurt them are really doing their best to help them in the long run...

So talking of feeling better....we have a great new challenge at Just Add Ink this week! Nikki has suggested a fabulous colour combo for us all to use. It has a mixture of bold and neutrals and the design team have used it to create stunning creations this week so I hope you can take a moment to pop on over and take a look.

Here are the colours:

And here is my card:

Yes, it's a bit different isn't it ?! I must admit, I did find this one a little tricky - the Dijon is not a colour I've used before but that is what makes it a challenge and they all help us stretch and grow as card makers.
The balloons are of course from the Balloons Celebrations set - the Dijon are stamped off once for the background and the grey uses a Smoky Slate and Basic Grey Combo. The cute animals are from a Simon Says Stamp set called Stacking Animals and are coloured with Copics.

Card stock: Basic Grey, Delightful Dijon, Whisper White
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey, Momento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Balloon Celebrations, Sassy Salutations
Accessories: Big Shot, Brick Wall EF, Balloon Bouquet Punch, Silver Cording Trim (retired), Basic Rhinestones
Non SU: Stacking Animals and matching Dies (SSS)

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you can take a moment to pop on over to Just Add Ink and see all the lovely cards our team have made to inspire you and I look forward to seeing what you will make with these bold colours too!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. This is pretty cute Jan and funny too! I love the little bird perched on the elephant it's a wonder he doesn't float away. that is great news about Sally too :) xxx

  2. Totally cute. You've done well with the less than pretty Dijon lol. It was my first time using it too. So pleased to hear all is going well for Sally. Let's hope no more surgery. xox

  3. This is such a fun card~I love that elephant's expression! :) I'm so relieved your doggy doesn't have to go through pain~yes, very good news!

  4. This is so cute and adorable Jan. Uplifting I think is the word. That little bird must have his claws firmly in the elephant..... really pretty. So glad to hear the great news for Sally! What a relief it must be for your....and her of course. Rusty says: woof-woof meaning "so happy for you Sally" xo