Sweet Stuff for my birthday!

How cute is the new Sweet Stuff Stamp Set (page 87)? and since I’m just “so sweet“, how appropriate to use this stamp set on my birthday, tee hee! 🙂

Here is MY card to ME, remembering my glory days of a six-year-old ballerina. Ah yes, good times, good times!

Sweet Stuff - Happy Birthday Cutie - JIF

When I see “bee happy” sadly I HAVE to do the obvious…

Sweet Stuff - Bee Happy - JIF

This next card was one of those cards that kept on giving. Initially it was just the center piece. Well, that seemed awfully dull so out came some Lullaby DSP which naturally required a border. The sentiment seemed lifeless so the bird flew in. Both it and the ice-creams were colored using Blendabilities. I did attempt coloring the sentiment with them also but the Pistachio Pudding Marker was what was needed.

Sweet Stuff - Ice Cream Cones - JIF

After the ice-creams were adhered I decided to use some Dazzling Details on them. Then seeing that had a matte finish when dried rather than a gloss I added some Liquid Crystal. The Pistachio Pudding Cardstock then seemed lifeless so with the heart from the Project Life Point & Click Stamp Set, I randomly stamped in Pistachio Pudding over it.

Sweet Stuff - Dazzling Detailed Ice Creams - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Hello Honey
So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Stamp Sets: Sweet Stuff, Gorgeous Grunge, Project Life Click & Point
Classic Inks: Rose Red, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Skin Tone Assortment, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight,
Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Night of Navy + Memento Ink
DSP: All Abloom Stack, Lullaby
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Thinlits: Hexagon Hive
Punch: Project Life Corner
Stampin’ Marker: Pistachio Pudding
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details, Liquid Crystal
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Now, as the children would say – BRING ON THE PRESSIES – what’s that saying? We all get older, it’s the growing-up part which is optional, lol 🙂

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

Joanne x

Gingham Garden Butterflies

When I first saw today’s Mojo Challenge I knew exactly what I wanted to do. This is today’s sketch for Mojo 331.

Mojo 331 SketchOf course what I created was something completely different to what I had in mind. Not that I’m unhappy with what I achieved, it’s simply NOTHING like what I had in mind. This is it…

Mojo 331 - Gingham Butterflies - JIF

For the Decorative Dots Embossing I used White Vellum then cut a banner from the Gingham Garden DSP which was lined with some Primrose Petals Cardstock. A strip of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon lies diagonally between the embossing and the cardstock.

Mojo 331 - Gingham Butterflies - Hello

The square of cardstock to go under the sentiment I chose in So Saffron then stamped in So Saffron Classic Ink with a stamp from the Sale-a-Bration You’re Lovely set. The stamp is a clean set of four little flower-like images but I stamped it randomly albeit always horizontally. The butterflies come from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits. Both the butterflies and the Hello sentiment from the Label Something Stamp Set have been edged with Dazzling Details.

Mojo 331 - Gingham Butterflies - Candy Dots

Across the top of the banner I’ve added some Tempting Turquoise Candy Dots (I thought I was adding Island Indigo but wasn’t if close, ha)just for a little something extra.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Island Indigo, So Saffron, White Vellum
Stamp Sets: You’re Lovely Sale-a-Bration, Label Something
Classic Ink: Island Indigo, So Saffron, Crumb Cake (for sponging)
DSP: Garden Gingham
Big Shot: Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Decorative Dots Sale-a-Bration,
Envelope Framelits Dies
Punch: Ticket Duo Builder, 3/16″ Corner
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Envelope: White Medium
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Stick,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

Bring on the Sunshine…

Or should I be saying bring on the new catalog, I’m not sure but before the 2013-2014 IB&C goes live in a matter of hours, here’s one last card with products from the Spring Catty which will be finishing tomorrow night at midnight. So… bring on the sunshine!

Inkee Fiddlings - Bring on the Sunshine

Wow, the flash makes it look as if I’ve used a lot more Dazzling Details than I have! It’s only on the leaves and flower petals believe it or not. Isn’t the bird cute though? It’s a strip of DSP from the Birds of a Feather collection.Inkee Fiddlings - Bring on the Sunshine - Birds of a Feather

The card was seeming a little flat so I added one of the Designer Builder Brads to the center and to the center of that I’ve added Basic Pearl Jewels (uh-oh, and I thought I’d been using a lot of the butterflies lately...).

Inkee Fiddlings - Bring on the Sunshine -  Designer Brad Builder

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Feel Goods
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
DSP: Birds of a Feather
Embellishments: Designer Brad Builder, Basic Pearl Jewels,
Dazzling Details
Punches: Bird Builder, 3/16″ Corner
Tools: Big Shot, Blossom Party Original Die, Sticky Strip,
Two-Way Glue, Paper Trimmer

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

Joanne x

Five Minute Friday!

This card all but made itself. A few weeks back I was once again pondering what could be done with the a couple of the designs in the SU! Print Poetry DSP Stack as the design was almost an embellishment itself.

Typically, as soon as I was actually holding the DSP in my hand I knew exactly what I was going to do. How cute is this? (Until I looked at this photo I hadn’t realized I have yet to dust off the Dazzling Details, oops!)

The Best Things in Life

This is a closer look at the card. The DSP has been trimmed to fit the entirety of the card front. For the sentiment I chose one from the Feel Goods set in the Spring Catty (which finishes next Friday… just sayin‘).

Butterflies and Flowers!

Admittedly it could have been even faster even I had remembered to use the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri which co-ordinates with the butterfly punch but as luck had it though I had two of these already cut out on my desk so…

Oh how I love butterflies and flowers!

With a couple of glue dots I adhered the butterflies so their wings were three-dimensional then added both some Dazzling Details and Pearl Basic Jewels to each.

Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Feel Goods, Papaya Collage
Card-stock: Not Quite Navy
DSP: Print Poetry DSP Stack
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: 5/8″ Vanilla Flower Trim, Pearl Basic Jewels,
Dazzling Details
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Mini Glue Dots,
Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue

How quick and easy was this, yet how fabulous was the result?

Let me know how your’s go and don’t forget, we really are on the final count-down now for the Spring Catty… only seven days to go so please, PLEASE contact me today to place your order. Particularly if you want any of those Vanilla Flowers, Print Poetry DSP and the Feel Goods Stamp Set.

HURRY and spare me from the ten year old’s downstairs!

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

Joanne x

Just Thinking… again!!!

As promised, here is my girlie take on the Just Thinking stamp available now in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog but only until the end of next week, May 31!

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking of You - Raspberry Ripple

On a background of Whisper White I’ve adhered some Print Poetry DSP layered onto Raspberry Ripple. Still in the Raspberry Ripple I’ve used the heart adorning accent folder to emboss an inch-wide strip which has been gently rubbed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint then centered on the card. To this on either side I’ve added some of the 5/8″  Flower Trims.

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking - Raspberry Ripple

For the stamp I used Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink on Whisper White, cutting close to the edge. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, this was centered on a frame die-cut from the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies in Raspberry Ripple. This too had Stampin’ Dimensionals added to it along with the Dazzling Details before being centered onto the inch embossed strip.

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking - Raspberry Ripple

Card Recipe
Card-stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Stamp: Just Thinking
Classic Ink: Raspberry Ripple
DSP: Print Poetry DSP
Embellishments: 5/8″ Flower Trim, Dazzling Details, Champagne Shimmer Mist
Tools: Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies,
Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folders
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sticky Strip,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Dazzling Details

Cute huh?! Now, I’m not trying to scare you but… as you can see from my count-down widget, there’s only eight days to go before the release of the 2013-1014 Idea Book and Catalog which coincides with the final day of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog next Friday, 31 May so call me (250-632-7248).

So be quick, get your orders in and for all orders over $50 receive a complimentary copy of the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog!

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

Joanne x

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