Happy Retirement!

Miss Ten’s teacher is retiring at the end of this school year and as she was such a fabulous teacher to both my children, I wanted to do something a little special for her.

Initially I was going to create one of those Crayola-Letters that are all the rage over Pinterest at the moment. I had dozens of them printed off but as the time drew closer to commence work, I felt if I could find so many instructions so easily, they couldn’t be that special anymore. So back to the drawing-board and back to what I know best. Collage work I guess you might call it.

Happy Retirement

It’s a shame I hadn’t appreciated at the time how bad the lighting is but at least I have a photo! This collage has been created on a 12″x12″ sheet of DSP then was framed in a 12″x12″ shadow box. It did look even nicer in the shadow box I do admit but because of the glass it made for lousy photos. Talk about being in a no-win situation yesterday!

Happy Retirement - Photo Strips

Some of these embellishments I have had for ages, waiting for the “right” moment, and here it was. I couldn’t believe all the bits and pieces and I had tucked away in my stash!

Happy Retirement - Frame

The quote I found on the web then found the right font and color before sizing it for the frame that I’d hand-sponged with an assortment of inks until I was happy with the shade.

 Then just to prove the letter “K” I’d used wasn’t just some random letter I’d bought, I used the negative space that was left behind on the DSP for the card. You know me, waste no want not!

Thank You Mrs K

Wishing you all the best Mrs K – here’s hoping you have more time now to create!

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

Joanne x

Five Minute Friday!

This card all but made itself. A few weeks back I was once again pondering what could be done with the a couple of the designs in the SU! Print Poetry DSP Stack as the design was almost an embellishment itself.

Typically, as soon as I was actually holding the DSP in my hand I knew exactly what I was going to do. How cute is this? (Until I looked at this photo I hadn’t realized I have yet to dust off the Dazzling Details, oops!)

The Best Things in Life

This is a closer look at the card. The DSP has been trimmed to fit the entirety of the card front. For the sentiment I chose one from the Feel Goods set in the Spring Catty (which finishes next Friday… just sayin‘).

Butterflies and Flowers!

Admittedly it could have been even faster even I had remembered to use the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri which co-ordinates with the butterfly punch but as luck had it though I had two of these already cut out on my desk so…

Oh how I love butterflies and flowers!

With a couple of glue dots I adhered the butterflies so their wings were three-dimensional then added both some Dazzling Details and Pearl Basic Jewels to each.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Feel Goods, Papaya Collage
Card-stock: Not Quite Navy
DSP: Print Poetry DSP Stack
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: 5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels,
Dazzling Details
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots,
Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue

How quick and easy was this, yet how fabulous was the result?

Let me know how your’s go and don’t forget, we really are on the final count-down now for the Spring Catty… only seven days to go so please, PLEASE contact me today to place your order. Particularly if you want any of those Vanilla Flowers, Print Poetry DSP and the Feel Goods Stamp Set.

HURRY and spare me from the ten year old’s downstairs!

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

Joanne x

Happy Birthday Little Girl!

Just a quick one today as today Girl Child turns 10 – definitely cause for celebration the two of us surviving 10 years together! (I shouldn’t say that as she really is a delight… most of the time!)

Anyways, it wouldn’t be a birthday without a party and what does every party begin with… an invitation! This is her invitation for 2013 which I’m pleased to say she was MORE than happy with!

You're invited!

With so much bling it was a tad difficult to photograph but I did want to point out that the dress is cut from the Stampin’ Up! Glimmer Spray which I’ve simply spritzed with Pink Pirouette. This is it close up – nice huh?

SU! Glimmer Paper!

The party is tomorrow – wish me luck! 🙂

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

Joanne x

All Dressed Up!

This is the name of a fabulous Stamp Set in the current Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog that co-ordinates with their Framelits Dies, Dressed Up. How cute is this (and goes without saying, there’s a Vanilla Flower Trim)?

Inkee Fiddlings - Poetry All Dressed Up

I love this Print Poetry DSP 4-1/2″x6-1/2″ Stack which can also be found in the Spring Catalog. There’s 4 each of 12 double-sided designs, just beautiful!

And what about this super-cute new coat-hanger? These are from the new set Hung Up Cute Clips, part of the new This & That collection that was available as a teaser last month in a bundle and will be available May 31 in the new annual catalog.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: All Dressed Up
Card-Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse
DSP: Poetry Paper Stack
Punch: 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips, 5/8″ Crochet Trim,
5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim, Antique Brads, Pearl Basic Jewels
Necessities: Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Paper Snips,
Clear-mount Block H

And don’t forget, this Spring Catalog expires May 31st so get your orders in quickly… tick, tock… tick, tock!

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

Joanne x

5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim

With all the anticipation of the new annual catalog going live with Stampin’ Up May 31st, it could be easy to forget that the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog concludes that same day.

So with just a few weeks left on this catalog don’t forget to place your orders on any items you may want, or worse… NEED! For me, the 5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim is that very item. Honestly, I just can’t get enough of it!

Inkee Fiddlings - Vanilla Flowers

Individually or on-mass these flowers are a “must have” embellishment in the Inkee Fiddlings Studio.

Inkee Fiddlings - Papaya Collage Workshop

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Papaya Collage (C), Music Notes Wheel
Card-stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink Pads: Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake,
Always Artichoke
Embellishments: 5/8″ Flower Trim, 1-1/4″ Two-Tone Pink Ribbon,
Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Punch: Bitty Butterfly Punch, 3/16″ Corner
Kit: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Two-Way Glue,
Bone Folder, Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist Stamp Cleaner,
Clear-Mount Blocks C, D & E, Stampin’ Around Standard Handle,
Stamping Sponges, Aqua Painter,

So don’t dawdle, let me know as soon as you can of any items you NEED and remember, for all orders over $50 you’ll receive a copy of the new Stampin’ Up! Catty that goes live May 31st!

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

Joanne x

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