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


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


Butterfly Textures (Freshly Made Sketches 300)

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You know you have it bad when the first thing you think of on waking is “how can I tweak that card-front base to make it work“. And the really hilarious thing is that even the tweak was tweaked!😂

Immediately adhering the base is not something I would usually do and am really not sure what made me do this. It made things that much more difficult in the end. Here is my take on this week’s Freshly Made Sketches 300.

This is the original sketch from Freshly Made Sketches which was my inspiration.

With a little masking, some silver embossing, a strip of foil cut with thinlets, along with a thinlets butterfly “splashed inked” and blinged up and voila, done!

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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


Adventure Bound DSP Stack

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The Adventure Bound DSP Stack is something very different to what you normally see on offer from Stampin’ Up! Some of the designs are photo-like which really had my head-spinning.

One in particular, the picture of sun streaming down into the forest, really did my head in hence I challenged myself to use it. Here they are…

Adventure Bound - Paned Windwon - JIF

This next design is something I’ve wanted to try for the longest time but could never settle on a stamp to use. Well, this DSP certainly solved this problem.

Adventure Bound - Simply Wonderful - JIF

My last card utilized the top of the sheet above. As you know I like to utilize every little piece of DSP and Cardstock I have with this piece being NO different. The wood-paneling is also from the Adventure Bound DSP.

Adventure Bound - Curtains - JIF

I’m lovin’ this Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim. There’s no denying, when you first look at it you are reminded of the lace on your Grandma’s well-worn old knickers but it takes on a new life when teamed with all the beautiful colors from Stampin’ Up!

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

Joanne x


Punch Delight

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This card is one of those rare, wonderful treats that all but made itself quite by accident and all with the help of three punches. Too easy!

Whats Up - Bird House - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Read Red
Punches: Bird Builder, What’s Up, Scallop Tag Topper
DSP: Under the Tree Specialty
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ribbon: Wild Wasabi 1/2″ Seam Binding,
Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone
Embellishment: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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

Joanne x


Get Your Santa On

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This stamp set is such a hoot I couldn’t resist choosing it as today’s 2-4-Tuesday. Even the name of it is fun – Get Your Santa On!

And I admit for this first card there isn’t much originality as I so loved the design similar to this in the Holiday Catalog I just had to CASE it and make it mine. Thank you Stampin’ Up!

Get Your Santa On - Santa Outfit - JIF

 This next stamp just begged for some added color from the Blendabilities Pens and who am I to say no!

Get Your Santa On - Chimney Delivery - JIF
CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake,
Very Vanilla, Shimmery White
Stamp Set: Get Your Santa On
Classic Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight + Memento Black Ink
Punch: Confetti Stars, P/L Corner, 1/4″ Circle
Embossing Folder: Lucky Star
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer, Silver Foil
DSP: Trim the Tree
Framelits: Stars
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Mist and Scrub

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

Joanne x

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