And then there were two…

Although we all went for a sleep-over with the grandparent just for last night, it was only the girls who returned home this afternoon. Master Nine felt the need for chess match – the fact neither he nor anyone close to him can play doesn’t bother him – he simply enjoys the “aura” of chess. I do think though when we have our next visit to the local library we may just have to see if there’s an “Idiot’s Guide to Chess” so we can get even a basic comprehension of the game!

And in typical sleep-over fashion, Girl Child and I stayed up until midnight, sitting in the dark, wrapped in fluffy blankets, watching chick flicks whilst eating left-over KFC… well, the raspberry bullets were finished and we couldn’t find the French Fries! When we finally went to bed, Miss Seven was  asleep instantly whereas I on the other hand was wide awake. Not that it was a drama as I am still clutching my new catalogue close to my chest so I simply rewrote my Wish List until the wee hours.

This has however left me feeling as if I’m ready for bed now so I shall quickly bid a Fond Farewell to Colour #26 – Mellow Moss. This card also highlights one of my favourite stamp sets, Vintage Vogue, from the Autumn-Winter catty which I’m so pleased to say has made it’s way to the BIG catty – oh the joy, oh the relief!

Joke of the Day:

What’s yellow, brown and hairy?
Cheese on toast, dropped on the carpet…

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

Joanne x

Fond Farewell… Colour #7…

Oh good grief… what is it with males and dinner time? My darling husband has been sitting here on the couch with me for the last half an hour…  watching all the while whilst I’ve been getting dinner ready and now that it is ready… HELLO, where is everybody? He best not ever accuse ME of doing this ever again!

Every time I sneaked yet another taste of my fabulous Red Curry Beef and Pumpkin curry he certainly noticed. He was watching like a hawk when I started the rice doing the absorption method (I don’t deny I have experienced the odd failure with rice). And when I licked the spoon after doing the Coriander & Mint Yogurt he was watching… but NOW? I could scream… But let’s face it, we could ponder this question until the end of time and still be none the wiser so I’ll move on, gnashing my teeth all the while.

Today I’ll be short and sweet, just like my example of the Fond Farewell to Colour #7 – Cameo Coral. I mean no offence to anyone but this is one of the few colours I just could NOT connect with. I don’t know why but just the mere mention of it could send me running and judging by the fact this is all I could find with this colour I must have given it away. (I hope so as I’ll be distraught if I find in the coming months piles of stashed away somewhere!) Hence there’s not a lot of it on this card. I’ve used it for the Twirled Flowers with a smidge of dazzling diamonds of course!

Along with these flowers, my favourite part of this card I have to admit is the white picket fence. All it is is the tiny tag punch out of Stampin’ Up’s! latest mini (but I can tell you, it’ll be in the new catologue also!).

I thought I may leave you with a joke today…

Why did the sea monster eat five ships that were carrying potatoes?
No one can eat just one potato ship!

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

Joanne x

My kinda being in vogue…

VINTAGE VOGUE!

Yes I know, I know… I’ve shown off the Vintage Vogue stamp set before as I said earlier this week, I had a hostess request a “Make and Take” with this set to get some ideas as to what she’ll do with hers – no worries I said. And as I knew  this lovely lady also had some of the Cottage Wall DSP it really wasn’t difficult to design something for her! Also, for a change of direction, I chose to make this card as a 6″x6″. This is what we made…


Plus I won’t deny I had recently viewed a card by the creative Susan Joyce which really tweaked my interest so was able to combine the two… BONUS! Of course it wasn’t until I was collating the kits that I realised that by using the DSP as a background on the 6″x6″ I would only be able to do eight cards MAXIMUM with this particular DSP… DOH! So this is what I did as Plan B… (which was lucky as we had two very late attendees to the workshop that needed to do these cards… phew!)

Anywho, on the Rich Razzleberry card base, I stamped with Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink the leaf stamp from the Vintage Vogue set around the outer edges on the front of the card to create some interest as a background as opposed to a plain background. On the bottom left-hand corner I used the Double Rectangle Punch for threading the ribbon through. It makes ALL the difference, I can’t recommend it enough!


However, I couldn’t stop there could I? As I cut down the Kraft (soon to be renamed Crumb Cake) card-stock I had some substantial off-cuts, the same with the Cottage Wall DSP so wanted to give an example as to how everything has as a use, be it intentionally or not. I think you’d have to agree with me that unless you knew better, you wouldn’t guess the above card was basically made with left-overs!

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

Joanne x

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