Wednesday 9 July 2014

Just Add Ink Challenge # 221

I've just finished off this card while baking things in the oven, helping the kids (who each have friends over to stay the night) with their IPOD's and watching out for rain drops. Talk about crafting in chaos!!

This week at the Just Add Ink Challenge their theme is 'Shakers'. I absolutely love making shaker cards. They take a bit of fiddling around but are so worth it in the end.
You know I had to get triangles in there somewhere!! I received a brand new metal die yesterday that I wanted to try out, so cut it x4 and put together with the background paper and acetate. In between I used my favourite flat gold hearts. I even had another go at heat embossing with my sentiment, using the gold embossing powder. It worked a treat!

The blue paper is from American Crafts 'My Girl' 6x6 pad. The sentiment is from Altenew 'Sohcahtoa' and gold metal hearts from The Warehouse. The metal word bubble die is from Die-namics and cuts beautifully.

I'm also linking this to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where their theme is also 'Shaker Cards'.

And will also link this to the Virginia's View Challenge #5 where the theme is 'Using Die-Cuts'. 

I have one more card to finish and children to feed, fingers crossed I can get it done and photographed before the sun disappears. Wish me luck!!

Take care


  1. I love how you've added a heart to the top of the frame, to complement all those gorgeous confetti hearts, Shona. Such a great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. What a great shaker design, Shona! Love the heart confetti inside! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. This is just gorgeous Shona! CAS with a lovely sparkle of gold...Fabulous take on a shaker. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

  4. Shona...sounds like you are having just way too much fun. I love your card and all those sweet little gold hearts in your fabulous little shaker card. So fun and so sweet.

  5. Gorgeous as always Shona! Love the crisp, clean look with the gold, so beautiful.
    I understand crafting in chaos, I've managed to over cook dinner twice in the last fortnight! I justify it in my mind by assuring myself that it's not just me, so thank you! LOL
    Louise - Just Add Ink DT xo

  6. so beautiful, Shona, I love the golden shakers!! thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  7. Gorgeous card Shona :-) i love the speech bubble die cut shape and the gold hearts ! FAB :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  8. You sure made a beautiful shaker card creating under chaos ! Gorgeous and I love the gold hearts with all white! Beautiful Shona! Sound like a lot of fun and love at your house!

  9. Love your shaker card design! The gold heart sequins are simply perfect in this! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge, Shona!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous shaker card it Shone and thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week

  11. Gorgeous, Shona ... particularly as you made it in chaos! The gold heart filled speech bubble is so fab, and there's more perfect heat embossing ... I do believe you're on a permanent roll! Anita :)

  12. Wow, love this Shona! The gold elements look great with the speech bubble shaker - fabulous :)