Sunshine on Circle Chicks!

When I first opened the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set, I couldn’t see the sun, instead all I could see where chickens! Sadly though when I attempted to create what I saw in my mind, it simply didn’t happen. That was until I remembered the Circle Thinlets.

This was my “Ah-Ha” Moment. Once I had my base-card the rest fell into place quickly. I even used some of the Lullaby DSP (which is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous) rather than a DSP stack I’ve fallen into the habit of grabbing.

Ray of Sunshine - New Ray of Sunshine - Closed - JIFGold Foil Paper has been used on the beaks, wings and post of the “Woo Hoo” banner from the Big News Stamp Set. I stamped the curved “sun-ray/shark-fin” onto the back of a scrap of Gold Foil Paper then cut it out to use as a wing on my Mama Bird and Baby Bird. Obviously both the wing and beak have been cut down CONSIDERABLY for Baby Bird.

It’s only now that I realize that I didn’t sponge ANY of the circles, oops, next time! Inside the card looks like this. The tiny-tiny heart is from the Owl Builder Punch.

Ray of Sunshine - New Ray of Sunshine - Open - JIF
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry,  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, Big News
Classic Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Lullaby
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Punches: Heart (Itty Bitty Accents Pack), Owl Builder
Framelits: Circles Collection
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snip, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Anywhere Glue Stick, Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

How cute is this huh? Looking at the weather forecasts it looks like it’s going to be PERFECT weather for creating – may the enthusiasm be with you. And if you aren’t creating, have a wonderful time whatever it is you plan to do!

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

Joanne x

Ray of Sunshine Mojo!

Inspiration came slowly for this week’s Mojo Monday. Several backgrounds were created until I settled on a DSP from the All Abloom DSP Stack and voila. This is my interpretation of this week’s sketch.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - JIF

And here is the Mojo Monday’s Sketch 355.

mojo355It’s incredible how much the background “creates” the card as such. In this background there are so many colors to work with and then some. Island Indigo ended up being my “anchoring” color, using it on my right-hand strip and for the banner which I’ve inked in with a Gorgeous Grunge stamp. I’ve also used some of those stamps on the right-hand strip and over the sun also.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - Banners and Leaves - JIFThe leaves were from the wonderful new Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die-Cut with Crumb Cake Cardstock. The sun was created with a Circle Framelit, the Triangle Punch in Hello Honey Cardstock and the circle template from the Essentials Paper Piercing Mat. The beautiful sentiment is from the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set.

Mojo355 - All Abloom Sunshine - Triangle Sun - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Ray of Sunshine
Classic Ink: Island Indigo, Hello Honey, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Punch: Triangle, Scallop Edge
Framelits: Circles Collection
Die-Cut: Flower Frenzy Bigz L
Paper Piercing: Essentials Mat
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool and Mat,
Sponges, Stampin’ Mist and Scrub

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

Joanne x

Mojo with a Tangelo Twist!

Oh yeah, Mojo Monday gave us one of THOSE cards again. You know the one, Tall and Skinny, oh how I despise it but I now have a new challenger in the house spurring me on, Girl Child. I say, bring it on! This is my card.

MojoSketch352 - Tangelo Twist  - JIFThis is the sketch this week from Mojo Monday.

MojoSketch352The base for my card today is Natural Ivory Cardstock. I don’t have many opportunities to utilize this cardstock but today I wanted to use the Tangelo Twist Cardstock which just happened to work beautifully with it.

The only stamp set I used was the magical Work of Art Stamp Set. As you can see I was able to create four different backgrounds from it simply using the Tangelo Twist Classic Ink. PLUS it has the most delightful sentiment – talk about value for money!

MojoSketch352 - Tangelo Twist - Work of Art - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Natural Ivory, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Set: Work of Art
Classic Ink: Tangelo Twist
Framelits: Circles Collection, Hearts
Specialty Paper:  Silver Glimmer
Punch: 1¾” Circle
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals

As for Girl Child’s efforts, how cool is this?!

Milly Moos Mojo!

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

Joanne x

Moonlight Lagoon Mojo Monday!

As the saying goes… better late than never!

Here it is Saturday and it is only now that I have been able to choose the “right” sentiment for my Mojo Monday card for this week. Or as a good friend has now rechristened it, Mojito Monday – no guessing why we’re friends huh? Lol!

Here is my card using one of the Moonlight DSP’s as my base and my feature. The base with a thin border of Smoky Slate Cardstock and the side pieces with a thin border of 2014-2016 In-Color Hello Honey Cardstock. The center circles and sentiment are all with the new 2014-2016 In-Color Lost Lagoon, noice!

Mojo Monday 350 - Moonlight Lost Lagoon - JIF

And this is this week’s Mojo Sketch 350.

Mojo350Sketch

The new 2014-2016 In-Color Lost Lagoon worked brilliantly with these colors but looked a little bland against the patterns of the base. With the help of a little bling in the form of the small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to create a border (oh how I love those borders), a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set, and some Silver 1/8″ Ribbon, all that was changed!

Mojo350 - Moonlight Lost Lagoon - Bling Embellishments - JIF

Trying to come up with an embellishment other than a flower did have me thinking for more than a few moments but the Triangle Punch, a carry-over from the Everyday Occasions Catty, quickly solved THAT problem. Two triangles placed at right-angles on top of two others created a wonderful “space-like” embellishment.

Mojo350 - Moonlight Lost Lagoon - Triangle Embellishment - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, So Saffron
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Talk
Classic Inks: Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Punches: Triangle, X-Large Oval
Framelits: Circles Collection
Ribbon: Silver 1/8″
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Large Rhinestone (retired)
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sponges,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

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

Joanne x

Moonlight Mojo!

MOJO MONDAY time and here is my interpretation of this week’s sketch!

Moonlight Mojo349

And this is the sketch from Mojo Monday

Mojo349SketchFor today sketch the Moonlight DSP Stack was my inspiration as my background, bottom strip and even that side of arrows on the left! The Everything Eleanor Stamp Set was perfect for filling in the rest. The flowers I particularly like, especially when highlighted with a little color using an Aqua Painter and some Basic Pearl Jewels!

Everything Elenor - Pearl Flowers - Mojo349 - JIF

The cardstock used, Blueberry Bliss and Hello Honey, are both from the new 2014-2016 In-Color collection. For the ribbon, although knowing what it was I was hoping to achieve, I’d have to admit it wasn’t my finest work (nor is the photography for that matter, lol!) yet is still effective on this card. By the way, this is the new Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon. Nice huh?

Moonlight Mojo - Ruffled Ribbons - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Blueberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Everything Eleanor, Sassy Salutations
DSP: Moonlight Stack
Punch: 2-1/2″ Circle
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Basic Pearl Jewels
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sponges,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Big Shot, Magnetic Board

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

Joanne x

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