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Monday, June 13, 2011

Cyberstamping & JAI Challenge

What a lovely weekend relaxing, just what I needed :-)

On Saturday night the Elite Stampers got together for a Cyberstamp. I have never done a Cyberstamp but it was lots of fun. One of the ladies put out 3 challenges over about 2-3hrs. You could go away and do the challenges but I did them all that night.

I am going to start at the end (challenge 3) as I combined this challenge with latest Just Add Ink #71 challenge. WoW can't believe it has been about 6 months since I have done a JAI challenge (every Fri they bring out new challenge, closes on Wed & best picks chosen on Thurs).

The challenges were:

JAI: Just add Black and White

Elite Stampers: Use at least 3 different accessories (more than one button) & the only stamp can be a greeting... (I have used DSP, Ribbon, 3 Buttons & added just a little Dazzling Diamonds)

The card is actually made for one of our mechanics that has just gotten engaged and will be having an engagement party soon...What do you think, I am feeling it is very 'Funky' :

Stampset: Occassional Quotes

Card Stock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, DSP Newsprint

Inks: Stamp pad (Basic Black)

Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Black Buttons, Heart to Heart Punch, Snail, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue


Now Elite Stampers challenge 2 involved picking a page from the current Ideas book & catalogue, choosing a card layout from that page then casing it using a retiring stamp set from the US catalogue.

My card is case from pg 50 using the retiring set Cheers to You:

Stampset: Cheers to You

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White

Inks: Stamp pad (Staz-on Black, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red, Regal Rose, Temping Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie)

Bigshot: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder

Accessories: Punches (4.4cm, 3.5cm & 3.2cm Circle) Tempting Turquoise Satin Ribbon, Blender Pens, Basic Rhinestones Snail, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals


And now the first challenge, which I found the hardest was a colour challenge, Wild Wisabi, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip & Very Vanilla BUT with the theme Birthday:

Stampset: Pendant Park, Fabulous Phrases

Cardstock: Wild Wisabi, Crumb Cake, Choc Chip, Very Vanilla

Inks: Stamp pad (Wild Wisabi, Choc Chip, Versamark)

Accessories: Hemp Twine, Antique Brad, Cutter Kit (using the distressing tool), Snail, Sticky Strip, Dimensionals.

Three very different cards all completed in a couple of hours. What a great night.... Thanks girls


  1. Definately some funky effects in your black and white card Katie. The buttons and knotted ribbon look great! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

  2. What a fun idea! These challenges are so inspiring ... and you have done a fab job of creating these! Hugs xxaxx