Happy Melbourne Cup Day!

And here’s Life Lesson #589DON’T do an hour of gardening, planting three dozen plants, at 6am on the morning of Melbourne Cup. Let me tell you, by 1.30 this afternoon I’d hit the wall – my automatic smile went on whilst my energy levels went off. My poor friend sitting next to me must have thought she’d hit the zombie jackpot with me – sorry!

But don’t you love how this is the one day of the year that no matter who you are or where you are, everyone wants to know “did you back the winner?” “Who was the winner?” I was surprised to hear that even the children were taken down to their hall this afternoon to watch the race… it really is the race that stops the nation!

Now after a fabulous day of an early start followed later by good food, good company and beautiful views I’m MORE then ready to turn the lights out on today so my apologies now if #2 of my Artistic Etchings series gets a tad lost in translation, here goes…

CARD RECIPE
Stamp Sets:
Artistic Etchings, Heard from the Heart
Classic Inks: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Newsprint DSP, , Dimensionals,
XL Full Heart Punch,
Scallop Edge Border Punch, Basic Pearl Jewel (well.. actually this one is from the
retired pretties kit but a pearl from the Jewel pack will work just as well ūüôā )

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

Joanne x

A Fast Day is a Good Day!

I don’t know how I did it but I went from having absolutely no plans whatsoever to get out of bed this morning (not for any particular reason other than I was quite comfy and warm where I was!) to clearing my work table in the Studio AND getting a reasonably full 3D display box again!

The latter I am most chuffed with as I’d been slowly filling up my display box with various bits and pieces to display when I had workshops but with the Stampin’ Up colour renovation it meant nearly all my items needed to be removed as they were made with either the retired card-stock colours, or the retired DSP’s, or both… dang it! That may have been the case this morning but this evening I have it looking rather swish… even if I do say so myself… and obviously I do!

Below is one of the cards I made today. It was one of those instances that everything simply came together in a matter of moments as I had the hearts punched and stamped from another project (I completely forgot I should have been using another stamp set…), the Certainly Celery was just sitting there large enough for the Big Shot’s Top Note, and the DSP worked brilliantly.

Now, before I forget, the DSP is called Greenhouse Gala… it’s from the same pack I used the other day but couldn’t remember the name. Not my usual pick but it’s really growing on me.

Joke of the Day:

What do you call a fairy that never takes a bath?
Stinkerbell…

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

Joanne x

The Lucky Last!

Oh my gosh… talk about being¬†on auto pilot… I’ve been awake since¬†3.30 this morning so now¬†I keep falling asleep as I sit here attempting to write this so goodness knows if I’m going to make any sense but here ’tis,¬†my last three colours on the Colour Renovation Chart.

Actually here are six of the retiring colours and DSP’s¬†that¬†I’ve used for Term 3’s thank you gifts for the teachers and the lovely ladies at the school office as¬†I like them to know how much I appreciate their hard work each term. Beside the colours I’m highlighting below I’ve also used Barely Banana, Really Rust and Apricot Appeal.

These came about as I really wanted to make some notelets with the Big Shot Scallop Circle Die Cut but to simply put them into a box didn’t seem right so I made up a template of a hand-bag that would hold them. I made four notelets for each bag – two each of two designs. (And I’ve used one of the new punches from the 2010-2011 catty – can you spot it?)

Okay… here is ¬†Fond Farewell to Colour #28 – Blush Blossom.

Here is a Fond Farewell to Colour #29 – Pale Plum.

Here is a Fond Farewell to Colour #30 – Orchid Opulence.

I’m really happy with how they turned out but I’ve dozed off so many times now I’m signing off as the alarm is already set for 4.30am as I need to make a dozen or two cupcakes¬†before school tomorrow. Yes, seemed like a really¬†good idea last week when I planned to make them then and there then put them into the freezer so I would be organised. As I’ve said before, just call me FOGI!

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

Joanne x

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