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.

Just Add Ink #500 - Add A Die Cut Word Blog Hop

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #500 Blog Hop


We have a big challenge today! Just Add Ink is kicking off it's 500th challenge with a blog hop! We've got a seriously easy challenge for you - just add a die cut word!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #500 Blog Hop


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #500 Blog Hop


Challenges don't get more simple than this one, a chance to stretch your creativity! I decided I wanted to have a play with the Painted Poppies suite because I hadn't already done so, plus my seriously gorgeous niece is having a birthday so this seemed just perfect to kill two birds with one card!

Social Stamping Blog Hop - Thank You

Jo's Stamping Spot - Social Stamping Blog Hop - Thank You


I'm back with another #SocialStamping Blog Hop today, hosted again by the fabulous Kelly Kent, and this week we have the theme of 'Thank You'.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Social Stamping Blog Hop - Thank You


There are so many people we can and need to thank in the current climate, nurses, doctors, front line responders, even local heroes that may have helped you out in some small way. This hop is to give you some inspiration to make those 'Thank You' cards and send them out.

Just Add Ink #499 - Colour Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #499


Happy Friday and welcome to our latest Just Add Ink Challenge! This week we have a colour challenge for you suggested by Rachael!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #499


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #499


This colour challenge is fairly similar to one we did towards the end of last year, it's just missing Smoky Slate! For that challenge I did this odd-coloured Christmas card and this time I wanted to do something completely different!

Social Stamping Blog Hop - Hello!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Social Stamping Blog Hop - Hello!


I've got a little something different for you today, I'm joining in with a Blog Hop of lovely Stampin' Up! demonstrators who are banding together to share their stamping creations while 'locked away' at home. During these difficult times we want to share a little bit of happiness with you and perhaps inspire you to spend some time crafting to share some joy with others. Hopefully you've landed here from gorgeous Denita Wright-Smee's blog and her wonderful project, if not start here and work your way around.

Jo's Stamping Spot - Social Stamping Blog Hop - Hello!


This fabulous idea came from, and is hosted by, the awesome Kelly Kent, a fellow Just Add Ink Design Team member. All the links are on her blog in case you miss a step on the way around. If you get stuck just click the banner above and you will be returned to her blog.

Just Add Ink #497 - Sketch Challenge

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #497


Happy Friday! Today I have for you the latest Just Add Ink challenge - a sketch challenge by Kim!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #497


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #497


I always love a good sketch challenge and this one fits right in with my plans for my daughter's 16th birthday and the idea I have for her card!

Just Add Ink #495 - Add A Rainbow

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #495


Welcome to our latest Just Add Ink challenge! This week we've been asked by Rochelle to 'Add A Rainbow'!

Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #495


Jo's Stamping Spot - Just Add Ink Challenge #495


As soon as I saw this one on the challenge list I knew I wanted to make it a fun card and I think, for once, this card be given to a boy or girl!