Dang Cat!

Fergus, our cheeky fur-ball, has a tendency of starting up the printer or scanner whilst on his way to the window to obtain the best vantage point of the front garden. It’s not unusual to see numerous blank pieces of paper sitting in the out tray after one of his ventures.

But in this instance his nimble claws published this picture without as much as a  how do you do… and I’m not even going to mention that he’s now sitting on my chest as I’m typing this… dang cat! What Fergus failed to mention was that this was June’s Off-the-Page class…

This month was going to be a mini scrapbook but once I saw this wonderful card holder designed by the very talented Christine Healey (SUD) I instantly knew that this would be something that could be used many times over as this folder holds three cards and envelopes comfortably. Just perfect as a gift!

For this set I used the Cottage Wall DSP and the Vintage Vogue stamp set and Very Vintage Wheel. All these are available in the current Autumn-Winter Catalogue. Don’t hesitate to contact me inkeefiddlings@gmail.com or 07 5309 6364 – should you require any further information or would like to place an order for any of the products used, or heck, if you simply what to purchase the finished product itself!

And don’t forget, you don’t need to be local to place an order with me as orders can be delivered directly to your door  anywhere within Australia – how good is that!

As I said earlier, this card folder with three cards makes a wonderful gift. Here are a few I made for my recent trip to the Perth, what do you think?

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

Joanne x

Are there EVER enough hours in the day?

I’m trying a new thing this month, if I can’t get everything done that I had hoped (read: listed on my “to do” list please) to have done that day I no longer stay up until the wee hours, or all night as has been the case on the odd occasion, I just acknowledge that I have done what I have done and there will be a tomorrow for the rest…

Now I know that is the way most people work but I’m finding it ever so difficult as there is always something that needs doing each day without carrying over things from the previous day. I often find I’m questioning myself as to why I’m doing this, does it really matter? Then I find my body finding it harder to keep up with my mind, or is that my mind keeping up with my body, then I know… something MUST be done!

What I’m also attempting to do is get my body clock back to the way it was before children came into our lives. I used to always be an early riser but as the years roll around I find myself working at the opposite end of the clock hence sleeping in later. These days I have two off-siders who believe that if I’m staying up late then they too should be staying up late hence the need to wake a few hours earlier to get into my day then into bed the same time as the children. The theory is good but I fear the practice is going to take a little while but do stay tuned!

Last night my darling little man had a sleep-over at a mates place and wasn’t to be picked up until late this afternoon. This meant Mini Me and I could create all day… after a sleep-in of course… and after lying in bed eating our bowls of dry Nutragrain… utter decadence… it was just delightful!


Do you like what my day produced? I can’t take all the credit as one of the very talented ladies on ESAD (whose name I cannot find now, nor can I even find the card on the web again so believe forgive for I have looked!) gave me the idea of dressing up Tess after seeing her beautiful card of Tess in an evening frock. Whilst searching for the original I did come across some other examples of Tess which have given me some grand ideas… of, if only there were more hours in the day… but then again, I suppose I’d only spend more time cleaning up my art table. If only a self-cleaning table could be developed, oh the hours it would save me!

I’m very proud of this effort but darling Miss Six still can’t get over the fact that it took me FIVE HOURS to produce only THAT! She didn’t take into account the hour it took me to tidy up from my efforts yesterday and locate the paints she needed or the sandwiches to wanted. She didn’t take into the account the hour I spent doing our accounts, or the other hour I spent look for the original on the web and looking for the kittens, but even after reminding her of these facts I still heard her telling her brother… “this took mummy FIVE HOURS to make – can you believe it?” Thank you support crew 😉 !

Anyways, I must remember it’s the new me so best head to bed before I become distracted with another idea that take me five hours!

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

Joanne x

I just have to share…

my favourite stamp set for the month of April would have had to have been  Vintage Vogue from the 2010 Autumn-Winter Mini. It was as though I had no other stamp sets but anyone who has been into my studio will attest to the fact I most certainly do have other sets. What can I say, I just couldn’t help myself… and combined with the gorgeous Rich Razzleberry (which I’m excited to say is going to be part of the New Colour Collection being introduced September 1, 2010), and the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel well, it was all  just too much and well, I became a little carried away you might say!

If you too would like to get carried away as I did, please contact me to order your supplies on 0412 432 612 or email me at inkeefiddlings@gmail.com.

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

Joanne x

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