A Rainbow Butterfly!

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Last weeks card actually came about because of this card and its off-cuts – I tell you, there is VERY little that I waste – but aren’t these fringe scissors FUN! 🙂

Fringe Scissors - Rainbow Butterfly - JIFContact me today if you’d to order any of these products for your own projects or order directly from my 24-hours page by clicking on the image below.Shop Now

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

Joanne x


Simple Stems Trio!

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One of the challenges I set myself at the crop over the week-end was to do three cards using the beautiful Simple Stems Stamp Set found in the Celebrate the Everyday Catty. With seven stamps in the set it wasn’t going to be a difficult challenge, lol!

For the first card Calypso Coral Cardstock and Smoky Slate Cardstock were used as my layers to highlight the Silver Heat Embossing and the Watercolor Wonder DSP.

Simple Stems - Make a Wish - JIFThis next card is very clean which makes it VERY adaptable to most any situation – thank you, birthday, congratulations, or even with sympathy – simply by swapping the Basic Pearls with a sentiment.

Simple Stems - Baked Brown Sugar - JIF

My last card came together quite by accident. The “L” layout I already had in my mind but it just wasn’t coming together Friday night so went home to sleep on it. Just as slumber was about to wash over me so did inspiration, this being the end result. Oh, how I’m going to miss Primrose Petals, sniff sniff, which I stamped the flower three times in then fussy cut each one then layered them on top of each other with dimensionals!

Simple Stems - Sending Good Thoughts - JIFAs you can see, the Simple Stems Stamp Set is a brilliantly adaptable stamp set, great as part of one’s stash! 🙂

Simple Stems - Stamp Set - JIFRemember though, this is only available in the Celebrate the Everyday Catty which will be concluding June 1, 2014!

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

Joanne x


Mojo Monday

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It would appear I left more than my jeans in Vancouver last week as my Mojo appears to have slipped under the hotel bed also I fear! 🙁

Here is this week’s Mojo Monday sketch which is Tall and Skinny – which is so NOT me. I’m finding this size so extremely difficult to work with. Hence the reason it’s now Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and I’m only just getting there…

Mojo 339 SketchI took one look at this on Monday after printing it off and put it straight back down again; Tuesday I did everything BUT look at it; Wednesday I spent the ENTIRE day alternating between looking at the sketch and looking at Robert Downey Jr (the latter seemingly holding my attention longer…) and then there’s today. This is what I finally came up with and have decided in future no matter what the title, I’m sticking with what I know best – short and squat, lol! Mojo339 - Fresh Prints - JIF

Originally I was going with Whisper White as my base but after three days when I FINALLY changed to the Natural Ivory Cardstock, all was better with the world. For the DSP I chose two from the Fresh Prints Stack, sponging them in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. For the embellishments I went with three Basic Metal Buttons from the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog finished with Linen Thread.

Mojo339 - Metal Buttons - JIFYou may or may not be able to see on the base of the card in VersaMark are Spiral Swirl Stamps to add texture to the base, carrying through with the circles from the bike.

Mojo339 - Sprial Swirls - JIFThe oval was swapped out for a Deco Label in Real Red Cardstock. The 2¾” circle is from the Circle Framelits in Very Vanilla Cardstock but was first stamped in Crumb Cake Classic Ink with a stamp from the Postage Due Stamp Set. Both were adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals with White Candy Dots completing the label after sponging.

Mojo339 - Hello Lovely - JIFFor the sentiment after stamping in Baked Brown Sugar Classic Ink a stamp from the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set, I cut it down, sponged it, then added it to a piece of Coastal Cabana Cardstock cut slightly bigger and also sponged. The two triangles were cut from a scrap from the Fresh Prints DSP Stack.

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Spiral Swirls, Postage Due, {Hello, Lovely}
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack
Framelits: Deco Labels, Circles
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Naturals Candy Dots, Basic Metal Buttons, Linen Thread
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Stick Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


People Like You – Trio Tuesday!

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The People Like You Stamp is found in the Celebrate the Everyday Catalog (aka Spring Catalog) and at $15.95 I think it’s such great value. Dress it up or make it clean-cut and simple, either way it looks fabulous. The sentiment as you may have already noted co-ordinates with the Decorative Label Punch.

For my first card I have even stamped it onto Core’dinations Cardstock with Black StazOn for a wonderful effect. Sadly you’ll often find the textured cardstock doesn’t take to the Classic Inks nearly as well as the StazOn does.

People Like You - Early Espresso Pistashio Pudding - JIF

For the next card I was experimenting with stamping simply the top flower portion of the stamp ensuring the stamp could be more versatile. (I even attempted a 3-layer card with just that flower alone but…)

People Like You - Very Vanilla Cherry Cobbler - JIF

For something extremely clean-cut yet colorful I stamped People Like You in Black StazOn to be assured of a crisp image then simply framed each stamp in a different color. These four cards are all now housed in a box made with the super-cool Envelope Punch Board!

People Like You - Color Collection - JIFFYI though – it’s only available in wood and comes in a half-size wood mount box which always makes me chuckle to myself. I know, get a life huh?! 🙂

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

Joanne x


Happy Watercolor in Green!

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Goodness me, I began this post almost 12 hours ago but was side-tracked with non-working speakers on my computer. An easy fix I first thought but I fear after down-loading every possible solution, resetting the computer from three weeks ago and then doing a complete computer file scan, I am still in silence. 🙁

Fortunately when I took my Happy Watercolor stamp set out the other day I had much better luck. I seemed to have challenged myself with these cards also with the color green. Can’t tell you why this happened but as green isn’t a color I would normally chose I obviously pushed myself.

This is my favorite card. I thought I’d CASE’d it from the Spring Catty but perhaps it was another magazine from Stampin’ Up! Regardless, it’s a lovely card where I stamped the poppy twice onto Raspberry Ripple Cardstock then fussy-cut it them both out, adhering one with a dimensional onto the other before adhering flat against the card itself. I also stamped another poppy onto Summer Starfruit Cardstock and fussy-cut just the center to place inside the Raspberry Ripple.Happy Watercolor - Red Poppy - JIFFor the next card I wanted to utilize some of the beautiful Delicate Details Lace Tape. This tape comes in a pack of  two designs and is self-adhesive, making it VERY easy to add a little “something” to your projects without much fuss. For this card I used the Gumball Green Core’dinations but as stamping onto that cardstock isn’t the best, I flipped the cardstock so one could see the texture but wasn’t impeded by it.

Happy Watercolor - White Lace - JIFAs painful as it is to fussy-cut, I couldn’t resist trying it again but this time using the Summer Starfruit Cardstock. Once again, I stamped the poppy in Black StazOn to give a much richer color. The poppies were also stamped in Black StazOn onto the card whereby I “filled” the centers with the fussy-cut images then added a rhinestone and some Dazzling Diamonds. All very effective if I do say so myself, and yes, I do say so myself, lol!

Happy Watercolor - Yellow Poppies - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple,
Gumball Green Core’dinations
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Inks: Gumball Green, Black Staz-On
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, Decorative Label
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds,
Delicate Details Lace Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, All-Purpose Glue,
Stampin’ Mist, Stampin’ Pad, Staz-On Cleaner, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Eggstra Spectaular by Miss 10!

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Whilst I was maniacally working on the children’s 2012 Scrapbook Albums over the week-end, my Darling Daughter was busy working at the table across from me creating her own array of cards. This is a little card she made for Easter.

Thinking of Ewe by MMRAs you can see, she too has a love for the Stampin’ Spritzer, the more colors the better according to Young Miss, I’m not even going to BEGIN attempting all the colors she used, lol!

She also has a love of Heat Embossing – she Heat Embossed the sentiment and after stamping the ewe, circle punched it out, then embossed the edges also before adhering it to the card with Dimensionals. With the basket of eggs she patiently used the markers ensuring each egg, and the basket, were all different colors.

Am I proud? You bet and if you’d like to add this gorgeous Easter stamp set to your stash please call me to place your order – 250-632-7248!

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

Joanne x


Fresh Print Mojo 333!

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After absolutely dreading today because of my extraordinarily long “to-do” list, imagine my utter dismay when at 2pm I found myself with the majority of chores completed thus able to begin today’s Mojo Sketch 333… WOW! This is the today Mojo Sketch 333.

Mojo 333 Sketch

For my card I began with a Whisper White Cardstock base, covering the entire front with a piece of DSP from the Spring Catty’s Fresh Print DSP Stack. I then added a strip of Pool Party Core’dinations Cardstock that I’d run through the Big Shot with, you guessed it, the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (I know, I know, I’m addicted!). To this was added a piece of Soft Suede Cardstock  with the corners rounded and the edges sponged.

Lacey Pool Party - Mojo 333 - JIF

A Tea Lace Paper Doily was spritzed with Early Espresso then sponged lightly with Pool Party Classic Ink and Crumb Cake Classic Ink before being glued over the Soft Suede Cardstock with 2-Way Glue Pen. Onto this was added a piece of cardstock which had two pieces of the 3/8″ Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim adhered with Sticky Strip. Onto a piece of Crumb Cake Cardstock I stamped a sentiment from the Spring Catty’s Perfect Pennants Stamp Set which was then circle punched, sponged and added to the ribbon with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Sponged Doily, Ribbon Rossette and Round Sentiment- Mojo 333 - JIF

For the rosette I simply punched a 1″ Circle then with the ribbon, which already had the sticky strip attached, then beginning on the outer edge slowly wound the ribbon around into the center then finished it with a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

Coastal Cabana Rosette - Mojo 333 - JIF
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Early Espresso
DSP: Fresh Prints Stack, Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration)
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration)
Framelits: Envelope Liners
Ribbon: 3/8″ Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, 1″ and 1-3/4″ Circles
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, 2-Way Glue Pen,
Early Espresso Stampin’ Marker, Stampin’ Dimensionals, White Envelope,
Sponges, Stampin’ Spritzer (retired but still available on-line)

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

Joanne x

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