Autumn Tones

Perhaps I’m biased but this new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! would have to be one of my favorites. It’s like an Aladdin’s Cave as each time I go through it, I see something else.

Fall and Thanksgiving aren’t something celebrated in my part of Australia but I am slowly adapting. Especially when it comes to the gratitude I have towards all my “Inkee Fiddlers“.

This is just one of the cards I made (there were a few so changed some of them up slightly) to include with the new Holiday Catalog to thank all my wonderful customers on my mailing list for their continued support!

Grateful For You - Crumb Cake - JIF

With this one note the Always Artichoke Cardstock decorations on each side. These are actually HOUSES from the Homemade Holiday Framelits. How’s that for versatility huh?! These were each finished off with a gold sequin from the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment which is where the gold stars also originated.

Grateful For You - Crumb Cake - Framelits - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge, Merry Everything, Four Feathers
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze
DSP: Color Me Autumn
Framelits: Project Life Cards & Labels, Homemade Holiday
Ribbon: 3/8” Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin
Punch: Note Tag, Project Life Corner
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment, Stapler
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sticky Strip,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail,
Stampin’ Glue Stick, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen

The kindest and support I’ve been shown by customers who have quickly become friends is humbling. To each and every one of you – thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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

Joanne x

Scattered Seasons

For this week’s “2-4-Tuesday” I’ve used the Seasonally Scattered Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog. These stamps practically make the cards themselves as they are so big, and definitely BEAUTIFUL! The first card I made was using the “thanks” stamp.

Originally my intention was to heat emboss the card but on seeing how lovely the Versamark worked on the Always Artichoke Cardstock, decided to leave it. The Color Me Autumn DSP creates the smallest of frames around the cardstock with Sahara Sand Candy Dots completing it.

Seasonally Scattered - Thanks - JIF

For the second card I used the “love” stamp. This could be a jump-start on Valentine’s Day or perhaps even a wedding card. If using it as a wedding card, if you knew the color of the bridesmaids you could use that as your base color!

Seasonally Scattered - LOVE - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Stamp Set: Seasonally Scattered
Embossing: Versamark, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun
DSP: Color Me Autumn
Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer
Punch: Heart from Itty Bitty Accents Pack
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Neutrals Candy Dots
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

There is a THIRD stamp but I’m saving that until “Framelits Thursday”!

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

Joanne x

Happy with my scraps!

Yes, I do realize that might sound a trifle odd but if you are able to have somewhere to keep all your cardstock and DSP off-cuts, and also your “bits” of ribbon it’s well worth it. To cut into a full sheet of cardstock when all is required is a “bit”, well, it can bring tears to one’s eyes hence I keep everything as you never know!

Which brings me to this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo320 Sketch

This is my take on the sketch. The base of Whisper White has been layered with Always Artichoke which I’ve randomly stamped in Always Artichoke Classic Ink a stamp from the set A Round Array this then has the smallest frame of silver foil. A scrap of Silver Glimmer Paper was added, followed by a collection of ribbons and a framed sentiment.

Mojo320Sketch - Naughty or Nice - Always Artichoke - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

What I’ve done is with the help of some sticky strip, have stuck all my scraps of red ribbon onto a scrap of cardstock. Yes, even the cardstock is a scrap as it was the cardstock in with the pack of dimensionals that were just finished. Waste not want not!

Mojo320Sketch - Naughty or Nice - Ribbon Scraps - JIF

 The sentiment seemed to take on a life of its own as first off I simply embossed it in silver powder before punching it out with the Decorative Label Punch but I couldn’t stop there! I then embossed a second one to punch out the oval sentiment then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. As it then happened I had some retired SU Decorative Labels sitting on my desk which framed the sentiment perfectly and voila!

Mojo320Sketch - Naughty or Nice - Ribbon Scraps - Designer Frame

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Silver Foil
Stamp Sets: Very Merry Tags, A Round Array
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke
Embossing Powder: Silver
Embellishments: Designer Frame (retired), Silver Glimmer Paper,
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Mini Brads,
Old Olive Simply Styled Embellishments,
Ribbons: Assorted Scraps
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,  Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Versamark, Heat Tool

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

Joanne x

Not everything is BLACK or WHITE…

Sometimes Whisper White is Very Vanilla instead and is mixed with the black! That’s what my combination for today’s Mojo Monday is at least. Here is this week’s Mojo Monday’s Sketch 311 by the very talented Julie Tilman.

Mojo311SketchWhen I first saw this sketch I won’t deny I was a tad apprehensive, was I hope for the challenge, but when I sat down today, it all came together very quickly and very easily. Here’s my interpretation.

Mojo 311 - Modern Medley - Thank you you're the best

And yes, I’m still sticking to my masculine themed card which worked well with the DSP Modern Medley and using Always Artichoke as the contrast color. Although… the ribbon is in actual fact the new Pear Pizzazz 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon.

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For the strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and for the circle embellishment I used one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge with Crumb Cake Classic Ink. I know, I know, this is my new FAVORITE stamp set but it’s just so fabulous for “dressing” up plain cardstock without overpowering it. Well, that’s what I think anyways 🙂

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CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke
Classic Ink: Crumb Cake, Always Artichoke
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Hello, Lovely
Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz
DSP: Modern Medley
Punches: 1-3/8″ Circle, Scallop Edge
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

MOJO Monday!

With the end of the school year quickly approaching I’m finding it extremely difficult to keep on top of things. This includes a HUGE box of retired items – stamps, punches, ink pads, etc that I have FOR SALE that require listing. Goodness knows when that will be happening, hopefully soon as I keep adding more and more items to the box!

Anyways, its Monday so there’s a fresh MOJO Monday – here’s my interpretation. I’m loving this Soho Subway DSP which is even better in the flesh than in the book if that’s possible!

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF

This is this week’s sketch which instantly had the creative juices flowing albeit like a broken fire-hydrant, there was no particular direction for this flow…

Mojo297Sketch

I was trying my darnedest to make a masculine card, being Father’s Day this Sunday I was going to kill two birds with one stone, but then the circle scallops were doing my head in… I panicked… and I added flowers made from the Boho Blossom Punch with the all new gorgeous Strawberry Slush. Strawberry Slush… so NOT masculine 🙂

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF - Boho Blossoms

The square section for me resulted in more of a rectangle which was perfect sizing in the end for the Thank You stamp from the Morning Meadows stamp set. I inked up well for the first stamping in Raspberry Ripple then continued stamping without re-inking, or as its sometimes called, stamped-off, the sentiment.

I’ve also used the branch stamp set on the background of Always Artichoke in Always Artichoke Classic Ink so there was a little detail to be found but not overwhelmingly so.

Morning Meadow - Mojo297 - JIF - Thank You

FYI: Morning Meadows is a fabulous Hostess Set. Remember when hosting a party, once your sales reach $200 you will be eligible for your choice of Hostess Stamp Sets at a wonderfully discounted rate… just a little more incentive to host a party!

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Ivory, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip,
Very Vanilla, Strawberry Slush, Crumb Cake, Whisper White (under the Washi Tape)
Stamp Set: Morning Meadow
Classic Ink: Always Artichoke, Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar (for sponging)
DSP: Soho Subway
Punches: Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge Border, Boho Blossoms
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Silver Mini Brads
Essentials: Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Sponges, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Smooch Spritz

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

Joanne x

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