A Rainbow Butterfly!

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Last weeks card actually came about because of this card and its off-cuts – I tell you, there is VERY little that I waste – but aren’t these fringe scissors FUN! 🙂

Fringe Scissors - Rainbow Butterfly - JIFContact me today if you’d to order any of these products for your own projects or order directly from my 24-hours page by clicking on the image below.Shop Now

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

Joanne x


Petite Petals in Rainbow!

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This week I have been up to my eye-balls frantically attempting to get both children’s 2013 albums completed. For some crazy reason I actually thought I have them completed over the Easter long-week – ie Friday selecting and printing photos, Saturday adhering photos, ribbons and embellishments, and then on Monday compose and print-off all the journaling thus completing the albums. HA!

Anyways, as I snipped off the thin lengths of Silver Glitter Paper that I was using on each page of the albums (that’s 12 double-page lay-outs times two!), accumulating quite the pile of off-cuts, I began wondering what I could do with them. These silver lengths reminded me of flower stems and voila, the card created itself!

Rainbow Petite Petals - JIF

Enough frivolity however, I still have October, November, December and one holiday to construct so I best get back to it as I’d REALLY like to begin the journaling tomorrow so that perhaps, just perhaps, I could have these two albums completed by Sunday evening. Wish me luck!!!

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

Joanne x


Where my week went…

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It’s official, I’m admitting defeat on this week – after having Boy Child home today with possible tonsillitis (which it isn’t as my poor neighbors can attest to now), then forgetting that with Easter just days away the refrigerator required restocking so there went the morning with grocery shopping and unpacking, and oh yes, the Easter Bunny had yet to shop, well… I gave up!

However, given the late hour I’m now able to post the card I spent Tuesday creating for a lovely lady who retired today from the project Darling Hubby is working on. I’m happy with the card but seriously, an entire day AND night… what the? Talk about bad head-space!

Happy Retirement dear lady!

Not sure why the colors are so muted in this photo, perhaps it has something to do with the fact it was almost midnight by the time I was happy with it all and took this photo.

The card base was Whisper White Cardstock with Wisteria Wonder Cardstock as the main layer, onto that went Silver Glimmer Paper to create a bright border around the Elegant Eggplant Cardstock onto which I added lime-green ribbon roses both above and below the DSP. The accessories were all pulled from “the stash”, lol. All hail the stash! 🙂

Don’t you just love how it can take OVER a full working day to complete just ONE card? Imagine if we charged cards per the hours we spent on them? Yea right, like THAT’S going to happen, lol!

Anyways, I best bid you all a good-night and wish you and your families all the most wonderful Easter Break however, and whichever, way you celebrate.

 

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

Joanne x


Fast Flourishes!!!

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This would HAVE to be hands-down one of the fastest cards I have made in a long LONG time but also one of the prettiest using a stamp from the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set. Wouldn’t you agree?

Flowering Flourishes - Purple Frame - JIF Elegant Eggplant Cardstock has been used for the layer under the Whisper White Cardstock base onto which I stamped in Old Olive Classic Ink just the one stamp from Flowering Flourishes.

The small flowers are from just one of the fabulous “bundle & save” options currently available in Celebrating the Everyday Catty.  By purchasing the bundle consisting of the Petite Petals Stamp Set and the Petite Petals Punch you immediately save 15% and are secure in the knowledge you have a co-ordinating set. Too easy!

When stamping the flowers I would normally ink the stamp extraordinarily well then stamp it three times without re-inking the stamp, thus creating a monochromatic effect. On this occasion however I wasn’t myself and stamped in three different colors – Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, and Wisteria Wonder!

My original plan was to add Basic Pearls on all the “dots” of the flourish but once I’d added the flowers complete with a Basic Rhinestone in their centers the idea seemed mute. Perhaps next time?

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

Joanne x


August Stamp Set of the Month

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Happy Halloween… next month!

As Halloween isn’t big in Australia I’ve never had occasion to make a Halloween card so have taken the opportunity to rectify this situation with this stamp set. This is my effort…

JIF - Happy Halloween - August Stamp Set

For the background I’ve repeatedly used one of the stamps from the Tape It Stamp Set  in Tangerine Tango Classic Ink. I love this set as it gives the illusion of Washi Tape but gives you the ability to use each pattern in whatever classic inks you have – possibly four dozen – how cool is that!

Combined then with the Chevron Border Punch in the Elegant Eggplant cardstock layered over the Tangerine Tango cardstock that has been sponged lightly with the Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink, and it’s perfect for this card.

This is the August’s Stamp of the Month flyer to see.

August Stamp of the MonthCall me on 250-632-7248 if you’d like to order this set – chat soon!

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

Joanne x


To flu or not to flu… that is the question!

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After the garage sale I waited and waited to feel this great sense of relief as I thought once I purged myself of a lot of my excess gear I’d have this weight lifted from my shoulders. Well, that’s what I’ve heard a lot of these  experts say at least. I really thought the “heavy” feeling I’d been experiencing for so long would miraculously disappear… well it didn’t heh?!

But a funny thing happened whilst I was away on the week-end… whilst I was away “creating” with Britney, Paris, Nicole, Jessica, Lindsay and Kelly (names have been changed to protect the innocent) my darling hubby was disassembling our old 510l fridge/freezer that so within hours of my arriving home on Monday morning, we had the huge sucker down the four flights of stairs and into the garage.

It was almost four months to the day since it had ceased to work that it was finally no longer sitting stagnant it my dining room. It was after this that I promptly fell asleep on the couch, have now slept EVERY afternoon since, and am  now I’m fighting what I guess is a summer flu as I can’t  go anywhere without my box of tissues and feel as if a bus has hit me. Oh happy days!

Today, however was NOT wasted as to get me in the Christmas spirit the children and I watched back to back Christmas movies. I only managed three movies before falling asleep. I was then woken a couple of hours later with a very late afternoon snack of… a fried egg! Yes, Master Nine loves his fried eggs as much as I do so had made us each a fried egg as a snack! Don’t you love it?!

Anyways, enough moaning. This is one of the cards I made for my last SAS (Stamp-a-Stack) classes. This year I seem to be favouring pink, purple and white for Christmas. With the exception of the base card, each piece of white cardstock I’ve embossed with the polka dot embossing folder.

The Christmas Ornament has been stamped twice, having been kissed with both Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo. It was then punched out with the Ornament punch with one of these having a 1inch circle punched from the centre and then dazzling diamonds glued all around the remaining cardstock. And of course a rhinestone placed in the centre of the ornament pattern.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations
Classic Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch,
1″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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