Just Add Ink #527 - Sketch Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #527


I have a new card for you today for the latest Just Add Ink challenge and this week we are creating with a sketch!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #527


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #527


I admit this sketch had me stumped, I really had nothing coming to mind that fit with this sketch so I decided to change path and step outside the box!

Just Add Ink #525 - Just Add 'Thank You'

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #525


Welcome to our latest Just Add Ink challenge. This week Chantell has asked us to add 'Thank You' to our projects.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #525


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #525


Nothing says 'thank you' than a lovely bunch of flowers so I literally ran with that idea and added a bunch to my card!

Just Add Ink #523 - Just Add 'A'

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #523


It's new challenge time at Just Add Ink and this week we have a letter challenge from Tina - Just Add 'A'!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #523


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #523


There are lots of things starting with A - objects, stamp sets, techniques - but I chose a stamp set for my 'A' - A Good Man. I combined my challenge card with Father's Day which we celebrated recently here in Australia.

Just Add Ink #521 - Ispiration Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #521


Welcome to our latest Just Add Ink Challenge! This week we have an inspiration picture from Rachael.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #521


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #521


Such a pretty picture! At first I thought wedding card but I have no need for one of those at the moment because no one is getting married! So I went with the next best thing, a birthday card.

Just Add Ink #519 - Colour Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #519


Welcome back to another Just Add Ink Challenge! This week we have a colour challenge for you!


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #519




I chose the colours for this challenge because they are totally my sort of colour combo! I also decided to created 3 cards for this challenge to show that you don't have to throw everything at your cards to make them great. I've created the 3 cards, one for each crafter level - beginner, casual and avid. 

Just Add Ink #517 - Sketch Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #517


Welcome to another Just Add Ink Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge from Kim.


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #517


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #517


The diagonal line on this sketch kind of threw me, I didn't know if I wanted to cut or mix supplies there. I ended up applying the sketch to a portrait card and mixing my layers up to meet the sketch.

Just Add Ink #515 - Just Add Mixed Media

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #515


We have a new challenge for you today at Just Add Ink! This week we have been asked by Jan to add Mixed Media.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #515


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #515


To be honest I had never done mixed media before so I was really trying something new!

Just Add Ink #513 - Choose Two Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #513


Welcome to our latest Just Add Ink challenge! This week we have a 'choose two' challenge!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #513


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #513


My first initial thought for this challenge was to run with my usual flowers and texture but having needed to do a special '80th' birthday card I changed my mind and went for trees and texture instead.

Just Add Ink #511 - Inspiration Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #511


Happy Friday and welcome to our latest Just Add Ink Challenge! This week we have an inspiration picture for you suggested by Rachael.


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #511


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #511


The picture and the earthy tones really suggested a masculine card for this challenge so I took that idea to complete my card.

Colour INKspiration #CI80

Jo's Stamping Spot - Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI80


Today I'm joining in as Guest Designer for the latest challenge at the Colour INKspiration Facebook group.


Jo's Stamping Spot - Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI80


Jo's Stamping Spot - Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI80


This colour palette is just so divine and immediately spoke to me with visions of beautiful flowers and I had the perfect new stamp set to help me bring it to life!

Just Add Ink #509 - Colour Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #509


I hope you are all keeping well! Today I have a card for the latest challenge at Just Add Ink, a colour challenge suggested by Di.


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #509



Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #509


I'll be honest, I really had no idea what to do with this one! Just by a stroke of luck though my preorder arrived and I began to play.

Colour INKspiration #78

Jo's Stamping Spot - Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI78

Happy Monday! I'm dropping in today with a new card for the latest Colour INKspiration challenge, a set of colours I totally could not resist!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI78


Aren't these colours together just divine! I had so many ideas for this challenge but I ended up using the 'To A Wild Rose' set again!

Just Add Ink #507 - Sketch Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #507


Happy Friday! Our last Just Add Ink challenge for May starts today and this week we have a sketch challenge by Jackie!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #507

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #507
I love a good sketch challenge, they give you a chance to let your imagination run wild! For my card this week I cracked open the To A Wild Rose stamp set.

Clear Case Insert Updates


Jo's Stamping Spot - Clear Case Inserts

This is just a quick post to let you know I have uploaded some updates to my clear case inserts for storage of your Ink Refills, Stampin' Blends and Stampin' Write Markers.

Today I have added the new In Color 2020-2022 range to the downloads for the Ink Refills and the Markers. The update for the Stampin' Blends will be coming soon.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Clear Case Inserts

Jo's Stamping Spot - Clear Case Inserts
You can download all my inserts HERE.

Just Add Ink #505 - Thinking of You

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #505


Welcome to our latest challenge at Just Add Ink! This week Chantell has challenged us to add Thinking of You!


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #505


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #505


This climate we find ourselves in is a perfect time to send a 'Thinking of You' card! I was lucky enough to be able to order this new bundle Blossoms In Bloom as part of the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue preorder and it was perfect timing to be able to have a play with it because it suits the challenge perfectly!

Happy Tails Birthday

Jo's Stamping Spot - Happy Tails Birthday


Hi everyone! I'm quickly dropping in today to show you a card, one of two, I made for a very special birthday recently.

I remember looking at the then new 2019 Annual Catalogue and being so happy that there was a decent doggie stamp set. Yes, I loved the Bella & Friends stamp set, so cute, but this one was more realistic!

Just Add Ink #503 - Choose Two Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #503


Finally I am back with a new Just Add Ink challenge for you. This week we have a 'Choose Two' challenge suggested by Nikki!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #503


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #503


This one, while I was struggling for time, thankfully came together pretty quickly. I chose pencils as one of my two and I think that is what took me the longest - the colouring in!

Puppy Watercolour Birthday!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Puppy Watercolour Birthday


I'm popping in quickly today to share a card I made for my gorgeous niece and her 14th birthday recently.

Those that know and follow me know we are lovers of Golden Retrievers. My mum used to breed them and owned 11 at one point, I'm on my third since I moved out of home some 20 years ago, and my sister is up to number 4. Here is a photo of some of our puppies taken in 2010.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Puppy Watercolour Birthday


So as a big puppy person I find it too hard to let go of the retired set Bella & Friends which I used for her card. I had to dig out an old retired colour, Hello Honey, to get a colour similar to a Retriever but all the others are current.