Rainbow Butterflies!

I am having SUCH fun with the fringe scissors from the Celebrate the Everyday catalog. Aah, seriously, why couldn’t this catalog simply be called the Spring Catalog, for me it makes so much MORE sense but hey, there’s only a couple more weeks left of it so I’ll stop my moaning but keep that in mind if there was anything in it that you haven’t ordered yet but would like!

Feel Goods - Rainbow Butterflyies - JIF

I love the end result of this card and did you notice how I’ve used some of the left-over Silver Glimmer Paper? I’m still in two minds as to whether or not I should have dry embossed the Silver Foil Paper. What do you think?

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

Joanne x

Hardwood Trio!

The Hardwood Background Stamp, available in the Celebrate the Everyday catalog, has proved itself quite a main-stay for me these past few months. Depending on the color you choose to stamp with, it can be a subtle or in-your-face background, or it can make quite the feature. I love this versatility from a background stamp!

This first card was quite the mistake and highlights yet another reason why one should really only have ONE stamp pad open at a time when stamping as I intended to be stamping with Crumb Cake Classic Ink not the Cajun Craze Classic Ink, lol! Oddly it made the next step so much easier as I had NO idea what I was going to do next.

Hardwood - Hello Blue Bird - JIFThis next card is VERY different to what I’d normally do but when I first added this stamp to my stash, this was the only way I could see how to use it. How funny is THAT!

Hardwood - Sweet Birds - JIFThe subtle stamping of this image is what I like best about it, lending itself to more masculine cards I feel, but that could be just me. Even with bling it’s still a male card, lol!

Hardwood - Ships on Film - JIFIf you don’t have this stamp already and would like to add it to your stash, click on the Shop Now button below which will take you to my 24-hour shopping area. Sign in or create an account if you haven’t already, and begin shopping!

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

Joanne x

Simple Stems Trio!

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

Going for Gold!

Today is Monday which means it’s Mojo Monday time, ready? Here is the sketch…

Mojo 340 SketchAnd here is my take on the sketch which certainly didn’t take me all week to find inspiration for this one. I was out of the starting blocks and running with it in no time at all thanks to the Washi Tape! My card base is Very Vanilla Cardstock with a layer of Primrose Petals Cardstock under the Gold Foil embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.

Mojo 340 - Going for Gold - JIFThe gold Washi Tape or as it’s referred to in the Celebrate the Everyday Catty, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, was my inspiration for this card. The tape was taken with me to the crop hoping to finally use it, which I didn’t, but as soon as I saw today’s sketch I knew it could be used! Onto a piece of Vanilla Cardstock I arranged and rearranged the Washi Tape finishing it with a piece of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.Mojo 340 - Going for Gold - Washi Tape -JIF

The 1¾” circle is Champagne Glimmer Paper, the 1¼” circle is Gingham Garden DSP, and the 1″ circle was punched from Primrose Petals Cardstock then stamped in Gold Metallic Encore with a stamp from the A Round Array Stamp Set. The banner, also in Primrose Petals Cardstock was sponged and stamped also in Gold Metallic Encore with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. A sentiment from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set was heat embossed in gold.

Mojo 340 - Going for Gold - Heat Embossing -JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals
Stamp Sets: A Round Array, Gorgeous Grunge, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer, Gold Foil
Big Shot: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder
Punches: 1¾” Circle, 1¼” Circle, 1″ Circle
Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

FYI: The end of next month (May) will see the retirement of the 2012-2014 In-Colors of Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple (favorites of mine for Christmas, just sayin’), Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals. I know a few of you have already begun stocking piling these colors but it’s best to do this sooner rather than later, particularly if you require Ink Refills for your inks!

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

Joanne x

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