Filigree Winterpress

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The Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (135818 – $9.95) on page 15 of the Holiday Catty is one of my favorites. It creates such a quick yet elegant finish to any card.

For this card today I’ve combined it with the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set (135143 – $31.95) on page 21 of the Holiday Catty. A stamp set which I’ve had a LOT of fun with plus it co-ordinates with the Snowflake Cart Thinlets Dies (135855 – $40.50) on page 22 of the Holiday Catty.

Letterpress Winter with the Filigree Frame Embossing Folder

The Basic Rhinestones I’ve simply colored with a Blendabilities Light Crumb Cake Pen to give them a gold hue rather than the silver that they are.

I have all my fingers and toes crossed that this Filigree Frame is carried over into the Occasions Catty which is to be released January 6th, we shall see. Now don’t forget, last order of the year by me is going in Tuesday 9th December but there will still be 24 hour shopping on my website.

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

Joanne x


BIG NEWS is big news!

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This is another of the stamp sets I couldn’t wait to get hold of when the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog was released, the Big News Stamp Set!

Coming up with ideas for cards was NOT difficult at all and with this first card I finally had an opportunity to use the cute new 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment. The Coastal Cabana Cardstock and Coastal Cabana Classic Ink against the white is so fresh. The Washi Tape is from the Everyday Adventure project Life Accessory Pack – gosh that’s a mouthful isn’t it, lol?!

Big News - Awesomeness - JIF

The next card is another clean card with the Silver Foil Paper as the base for the card with Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and a little more silver! The sentiment was heat embossed with Silver Embossing Powder. The Petite Petals Punch and Bitty Butterfly Punch adding the final touches when combined with Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Big News - Silver Happily Ever After - JIF

This last card was a LOT of fun! With the words BIG NEWS in the sentiment I couldn’t resist using the Typeset DSP. This DSP isn’t as thick as the regular sheets but don’t be fooled by its appearance, it’s not tissue-paper either (as my mind keeps telling me…).

The Something for Baby Stamp Set with co-ordinating Baby’s First Framelits in Hello Honey Classic Ink gives the card just what it needs. The pram was stamped first in Hello Honey Classic Ink then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Power to give it some luster. The sentiment I also heat embossed but in Early Espresso Embossing Powder.

Big News - Little Baby - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant,
Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Stamp Sets: Big News, Something for Baby
Classic Ink: Coastal Cabana, Elegant Eggplant, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
DSP: Typeset
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Framelits: Baby’s First
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots
Embossing Powders: Silver, Early Espresso, Clear
Washi Tape: Everyday Adventure Project Life
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In Color Sequins Assortment, Dazzling Details,
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Versamark, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip,
Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

This Big News Stamp Set is one of those stamp sets that can hold its own but at the same time be a “go-to” set for sentiments. Is Big News part of YOUR stash?

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

Joanne x


Ray of Sunshine!

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When I first saw this stamp set I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. Then it arrived. I circled it. I continued to circle it. I circled it some more. This week I finally stopped circling it.

My problem is that I cannot, and I mean CANNOT, associate the sun with any color other than yellow and as I’m not the most “yellow” of people, I find it difficult to work with this color (yellow and green should never be seen – is this an actual saying as it seems to apply to me, a LOT!).

Here is what I finally achieved. Note: all circles are YELLOW… ha!

Ray of Sunshine - Bloom of Hope - JIFTo be honest I actually like this card. The flower from Bloom with Hope Stamp Set has been colored with the new Melon Mambo Blendabilities which shall be available for purchase in TEN days (August 1st).

For this next card having chosen So Saffron and Tangelo Twist Cardstock, I then used those two colors in Classic Ink with a Gorgeous Grunge Stamp to create some depth to the Whisper White Cardstock background.

Ray of Sunshine - You ARE my sunshine - JIFThis third and final card has become a favorite of mine thanks to the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set. I’ve yet to decide if the image I’ve used as the background in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink is a feather or a leaf skeleton, whichever it is, I LIKE IT! 🙂

Ray of Sunshine - Happy Hooray - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadows, Crushed Curry,
So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, A Happy Hooray, Bloom with Hope
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punch: Banner
DSP: All Abloom, Moonlight
Ribbon: 1/8″ Melon Mambo Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Should you require any of these fabulous products for your stash, don’t hesitate to contact me to place your order. The sooner you place your order, the sooner you receive your order!

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

Joanne x


How much do YOU know?!

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What I know is that I have spent an ENTIRE afternoon doing what should have been a very QUICK card using scraps, only to complete the card using NOTHING of which I began with.

It did however use the Friends Who Know Stamp which I’ve been meaning to use so that at least was something, lol! For the colored chalk effect I chose to use the Blendabilities so that when I went outside the lines, it wouldn’t leave a darker shade as markers can sometimes do. This is my card.

We'll be friends - All Abloom - JIF
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Set: Friends Who Know
Ink: Memento
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Old Olive
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Framelits: Labels Collection
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Weather reports have it being a very WET week-end, perfect incentive for a little creating wouldn’t you say?! May you have a wonderful time however you choose to spend the week-end!

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

Joanne x


All Abloom with Hope

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Have you checked out the Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp Set yet on page 240? It is fabulous with so many possibilities. Here are just three cards I made using this set this afternoon.

Bloom with Hope - All Abloom - JIF

I’ve promised myself that next week I will begin looking at my 12×12 DSP’s and give my DSP stacks a rest but when one scrapbooks one is hesitant in cutting into a big sheet, ouch! And as you may have noticed with the flower above, I still have a love/hate relationship going on with the Blendabilities, lol! 🙂

Bloom with Hope - Sympathy - JIF

For the next card I’ve used the leaf stamp to create a background, then kept the flower stamp rather plain that I adhered onto it. This image I stamped twice, colored with the Blendabilities then fussy-cut the two open flowers. Before adhering these flowers I gently shaped the petals up to give it a little more depth.

Bloom with Hope - Happy Birthday - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss,
Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Natural Ivory
Stamp Set: Bloom with Hope (Hostess)
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Classic Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Memento
Ribbon: Crushed Curry 1/8″ Taffeta, Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding
Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Color Lifter
Punch: Scalloped Tag Topper
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Basic Pearls
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Clear Blocks,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Sponges

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

Joanne x


For You Blended Bloom!

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The new Blended Bloom Stamp is proving to be a favorite of mine when I want to dress-up a plain base color. A splash of Smoky Grey Classic Ink provides the perfect accompaniment for the stamp.

Stamp onto Pink Pirouette Cardstock, add a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels and you’re onto a winner for certain. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but I seem to be rather partial to the good old Chalk Talk Stamp Set and Framelits!

For You Blended Bloom - Pink Pirouette - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Grey, Pink Pirouette
Classic Ink: Smoky Grey, Rose Red
Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Chalk Talk
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer
Framelits: Chalk Talk
Punch: Project Life Corner
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x


Colored Rhinestones

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If you asked me what I liked MOST about the new Blendabilities is the fact they can permanently color the Basic Rhinestone Jewels!

On the card below the Basic Rhinestone Jewels at both the top and bottom of the card were colored with the Cherry Cobbler Dark Blendability Pen. The color in real-life is far more intense than this scan is letting on. Note to self: NEVER EVER again scan a card!

Giggle Greetings - Bowl of Cherries Black White - JIF

This stamp is from the Giggle Greetings Stamp Set with that black and white background being a card from the… you guessed it… the Project Life Everyday Card Collection, lol!

This is a good example though how color changes an image. You may or may not remember I used this same image on Tuesday but with a different background, it looks almost like a completely different card.

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

Joanne x

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