Moonlight Mojo!

MOJO MONDAY time and here is my interpretation of this week’s sketch!

Moonlight Mojo349

And this is the sketch from Mojo Monday

Mojo349SketchFor today sketch the Moonlight DSP Stack was my inspiration as my background, bottom strip and even that side of arrows on the left! The Everything Eleanor Stamp Set was perfect for filling in the rest. The flowers I particularly like, especially when highlighted with a little color using an Aqua Painter and some Basic Pearl Jewels!

Everything Elenor - Pearl Flowers - Mojo349 - JIF

The cardstock used, Blueberry Bliss and Hello Honey, are both from the new 2014-2016 In-Color collection. For the ribbon, although knowing what it was I was hoping to achieve, I’d have to admit it wasn’t my finest work (nor is the photography for that matter, lol!) yet is still effective on this card. By the way, this is the new Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Nice huh?

Moonlight Mojo - Ruffled Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blueberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Punch: 2-1/2″ Circle
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sponges,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Magnetic Board

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

Joanne x

Petal Parade Sale-a-Bration!

Petal Parade is just one of the stamp sets you can earn this year during Sale-a-Bration with every $60 you spend with Stampin’ Up!

It has been pointed out to me how this set has no sentiments but please don’t let this deter you as the stamps themselves are fabulous. In fact, this is the set I chose to use as background stamps on a sheet of tissue paper when making a gift bag over the week-end. Note the tissue UNDER the gift bag prior to my wrapping the gift! PLUS did you notice the fringe of Watercolor Wonder DSP from the Spring Catalog created with the new FRINGE SCISSORS, cool huh?

Happy Day Gift Bag

For this next card I’ve used Pistachio Pudding Classic Ink and after stamping the first flower from the Petal Parade Stamp Set, stamped off the next two before adding a strip of color from the Sweet Sorbet DSP plus a tag with a sentiment from the Happy Watercolor Stamp Set from the current Spring Catalog that was also sponged in Pistachio Pudding.

Petal Parade - You Make me Happy

The next card had a base of the Sweet Sorbet DSP (from SALE-A-BRATION) with a tag using the Scallop Tag Topper Punch from the Spring Catalog. Onto this I stamped various stamps from the Petal Parade Stamp Set (from SALE-A-BRATION), adding a sentiment from the Perfect Pennants Stamp Set on offer in the Spring Catalog as part of a Bundle Set if you want. As for the twine, that too is part of SALE-A-BRATION! I’ve also used a stamp from Petal Parade on the circle to create a unique background. So effective yet so easy!

Petal Parade - HelloAlso you’ll note in this Spring Catalog, there are a few items that have been carried over from the Holiday Catalog. One of these items I’m pleased to see is the Envelope Liners Framelits Dies. I did purchase them from the Holiday Catalog but never really used them but as you can see from the cards above, I’m making up for lost time. There are three dies in the set with the largest die creating the perfect liner for Stampin’ Up’s Medium Envelopes. How to make something already looking good, look fabulous!

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Petal Parade, Perfect Pennants, Happy Watercolor,  Happy Day
Classic Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit
DSP: Watercolor Wonder, Sweet Sorbet
Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper, 3/16″ Corner, 2-1/2″ Circle, XL Oval
Big Shot: Envelope Liners Framelits Dies, Deco Labels Collection Dies
Ribbon: Pistachio Pudding & Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8″ Ruffle stretch Trim, Silver 1/8″
Envelopes: White Medium
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Sale-a-Bration Twine (Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack)
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sticky Strip,
2-Way Glue, Anywhere Glue Stick, Fringe Scissors, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

Finding my old MOJO!

Oh yes, after creating (I originally wrote “doing” then thought to myself, that word underplays what was achieved so changed it!) that piece for Miss Ten’s teacher last week, I may have just found my old style. Proof is in the pudding as they say so no more dilly-dallying. I may be biased but I really like the end result of this card!

Dream & Inspire - JIF - MOJO300

This is the sketch for this week from Mojo Monday that I based the card on. I have to admit my pledge of doing masculine cards is really REALLY going to be tested with the flowers that are always on these sketches each week. But that’s good, it has me thinking…

Mojo300Sketch

I began with the wonderful Soho Subway DSPI just can’t get enough of it! Which is where the large “&” sign originated, it’s on one of the sheets but I only discovered that after I cut the background pattern! As soon as I saw it I knew it had to be included. Combined then with the new Candy Dots, oh my! These Candy Dots look like brads but are self-adhesive and repositionable for a short time, yea BUT, there are also brads that they can go on if you’d prefer, woohoo!

Inspire & Dream - Candy Dots - JIF - MOJO300

I almost left the “&” on its own but soon realized words were needed so after much procrastination decided on two from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set. This was also the perfect excuse to use The Open Sea Stamp Set – both on the Marina Mist Cardstock Circle and I used the compass stamp as an embellishment. I did this by stamping in three times, cutting it down a little more on each one then after assembling it with Stampin’ Dimensionals, covered it with Crystal Effects. I have a love/hate relationship with this product as it takes a good three hours to set (overnight is better) but the effect is well worth the time!

Inspire & Dream - HomeMade Embellishment - JIF - MOJO300

The card itself is Naturals Ivory which I have, as always, have

CARD RECIPE
Stamp Sets: Loving Thoughts (125845), The Open Sea (123032)
Classic Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Soft Suede (126978)
Cardstock: Early Espresso (119686), Soft Suede (126978), Naturals Ivory (101849),
Summer Starfruit (126839), Marina Mist (119682)
DSP: Soho Subway (130140)
Punches: 2-1/2″ Circle (120906)
Embellishments: Neutrals Candy Dots (130934)
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer (126889), Paper Snips (103579), Sponges (101610),
Crystal Effects (101055), Sticky Strip (104294), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430),
Stampin Scrub (126200), Stampin’ Mist (102394)

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

Joanne x

What’s caught your… Quatrefancy!

I know, I know… really, really bad pun but I had to do it considering I was utilizing quite a bit you might say of the Quatrefancy DSP!

Anyways, here is my take on this week’s Mojo Monday (remember – clicking on their name will open you on their page where you can see some amazing creations!).

Live the Life Imagined - Mojo298

 This is the sketch and this month you one can choose either round or square. Obviously I’ve opted for square as I have yet to order my nesting circles. Next week I’m placing an order dear Inkee Fiddlers so if there’s anything you know you’ll need over the summer months (I’ll be away for most of August) please let me so that I may include your items in the order! Mojo299Sketch

 If you could see what I originally began with and what I finished with you’d laugh as the square design is the only thing remaining, even the color of the card base changed literally as I was about to stick the background down. I was determined Coastal Cabana was going to be my base but at the very last moment opted for Baked Brown Sugar which changed the feel immediately making it complete!

As much as I wanted brads on this card I did however want something a little different so chose brads from the Vintage Trinkets set that look like tiny, tiny buttons. I then proceeded to scruff them up a bit by sanding them, then adding just a little black pen to the center to dull them even further. The Pumpkin Pie strip was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to take away its flatness.

Vintage Trinkets with a little smudging...

Due to my pledge of masculine cards, I felt I couldn’t add a flower so eventually punched branches from the Bird Builder Punch out of Crumb Cake before layering the branches directly on top of one another. To take away the starkness of the Crumb Cake I ever-so-gently sponged Cajun Craze over the branches to match the Cajun Craze I’ve used for the Dotted Scallop Ribbon.

Branches from the Bird Builder Punch

And yes, I know I’ve been told I “over layer” but like sponging, that’s who I am, I like, no I LOVE loads of layers. Besides, layering is also a FABULOUS way of using up off-cuts/scraps as I keep almost ALL my bits. This being the result – no wastage and loads of layers! 😉

Its layer upon layer upon layer upon layer...

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Midnight Muse, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron,
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Stamp Set: Really Good Greetings
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze, Island Indigo
DSP: Quatrefancy
Punches: Bird Builder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, 2-1/2″ Circle
Big-Shot: Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Embellishments: Vintage Trinkets
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Two-Way Glue,
Clear Mount Block, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sanding Block, Marker Pen

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

Joanne x

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