Hello Carnival Swirls (FMS307)

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Rearranging my “stash” is the equivalent of buying new stuff. Product that has inadvertently been pushed to the back is suddenly front and centre once again.

Such was the case with this Stampin’ Up! Cupcakes and Carousels DSP. It might be sooo last season but I love that grunge-feel it has about it as you can see below.

The Swirly Scribbles Die-Cuts are currently a favourite of mine. In this instance I’ve covered the die-cut with Crystal Effect to give it some depth and character. Plus I finally used the SAB2017 Delicate Details Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s just like having new stuff!

This card was created for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307. I’m so, so grateful for the wonderful “kick-starts” they give me each week. This is their current sketch.

Slowly but surely I’m getting my groove back. This is fortunate since we are now in October – it’s almost Christmas! Have you all the supplies you need for your Christmas creations yet?

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Is it really time to “Deck the Halls”? (MFT #352)

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After being so focused on scrapbooking for the last four weeks, I’m really having trouble now starting anything else. Thank goodness for the card challenges. Here’s my take on the challenge from My Favorite Things #352.

With the Deck the Halls Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! having been sitting on my workbench for a couple of weeks it was a given to use it. With wood grain papers a current favourite of mine, this was the next obvious choice. Here’s the sketch from My Favorite Things.

Here’s hoping that with next week being a new month my mojo finally kicks in, giving me a jump-start on a project or two. Fingers-crossed!

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Shine! (Freshly Made Sketches 302)

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Think I may have missed the deadline on this card challenge but that’s okay as I’ve made a card regardless and THAT’S what’s important! This is the card I created for Freshly Made Sketches 302.

If I said I’m not deliberately choosing pinks each week I fear you wouldn’t believe me. Summer 2017 has certainly become my “pink phase“. 😂 Here is this week’s sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.

With the exception of the Shine sentiment all products are from Stampin’ Up!. The Colour Theory DSP in the 6″x6″ packs are simply delightful, offering lots of inspiration.

And don’t get me started on the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush… it. is. FABULOUS! Seriously, I don’t know how I’ve been surviving without it. Contact me soon to order yours for Christmas creating!

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Pretty Pink (Freshly Made Sketches #301)

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My good intentions for completing one or two cards during the week, at my leisure, are once again out the window as here it is Sunday afternoon with the clock ticking. Therefore without further ado, this is my card.

And this is the original 301 sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. As you can see, I rotated my card to stand upright. Landscape just wasn’t working for me today.

Isn’t the pink foil on kraft cardstock just the nicest? It’s a fabulous DSP package that’s available in the current annual catalog from Stampin’ Up!

Remember, you can always order from me if you’d like to add some to your stash… I’m only to happy to help!😆

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Berry Basket is Berry Nice!

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There’s was finally an opportunity for me to take the Berry Basket Bigz L Die on page 21 of the Occasions Catalog out of its packaging over the week-end and what fun I had!

I tried it three ways, the first was as is with Gold Glimmer Paper (which is now filled with chocolates in readiness for valentine’s) and then for the next two I wanted to see how it went with the smaller DSP stacks.

Berry Basket Extravaganza

The small green basket was my favorite in the end and only used 2 sheets of DSP stack by lining them up in the centre of the die, too easy!

DSP Stack rockin' the Berry Basket

There’s no denying it’s one of the more expenses dies being priced at $46.95 but the possibilities are endless and can be used for every occasion. It’s well worth the investment. Besides, you only need another $13.05 to have yourself a free Sale-a-Bration product. Now that’s GOT to be tempting, lol!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Letterpress Lanterns

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For something a little different at a workshop last month, as the hostess had requested something for Christmas but didn’t actually specified a CARD, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do!

The Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies (135853 – $40.50) cut out in White Vellum Cardstock; then heat embossed in Gold Embossing Powder; then finished off with Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim. All this was then completed with a battery operated tea-light candle placed inside!

JIF - Curvey Boxes - Lanterns - Letterpress Winter

The lantern on the right I didn’t turn on, wanting to highlight how fabulous it looks if you wanted to use this Curvy Keepsake Box for something other than a lantern!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Halloween Wondrous Wreath

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The Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set  (135047 – $31.95) on page 9 of the Holiday Catalog has had to be one of my most “go to” stamp sets for this season. Hence it was my first choice to use in a workshop a few weeks.

The hostess had requested we make a Christmas Card but I really wanted to highlight other occasions you could utilize these stamps.

JIF - Wreath - Halloween

Making this Halloween Card I was reminded how this bird’s appearance could be altered so quickly merely by the placement of its wing. If the wing tip is placed up it makes the bird look cute. Where as placing the tip down and moving the larger part of the wing up, gives the bird a more sinister, Halloween appearance don’t you think?

A quick reminder the last order I’ll be placing for the year to ensure deliveries before Christmas will be taking place this evening should you wanted to add an order. HOWEVER , 24 Hour shopping is still available from my website!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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