Going for Gold!

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Today is Monday which means it’s Mojo Monday time, ready? Here is the sketch…

Mojo 340 SketchAnd here is my take on the sketch which certainly didn’t take me all week to find inspiration for this one. I was out of the starting blocks and running with it in no time at all thanks to the Washi Tape! My card base is Very Vanilla Cardstock with a layer of Primrose Petals Cardstock under the Gold Foil embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder.

Mojo 340 - Going for Gold - JIFThe gold Washi Tape or as it’s referred to in the Celebrate the Everyday Catty, Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, was my inspiration for this card. The tape was taken with me to the crop hoping to finally use it, which I didn’t, but as soon as I saw today’s sketch I knew it could be used! Onto a piece of Vanilla Cardstock I arranged and rearranged the Washi Tape finishing it with a piece of Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.Mojo 340 - Going for Gold - Washi Tape -JIF

The 1¾” circle is Champagne Glimmer Paper, the 1¼” circle is Gingham Garden DSP, and the 1″ circle was punched from Primrose Petals Cardstock then stamped in Gold Metallic Encore with a stamp from the A Round Array Stamp Set. The banner, also in Primrose Petals Cardstock was sponged and stamped also in Gold Metallic Encore with a stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. A sentiment from the Loving Thoughts Stamp Set was heat embossed in gold.

Mojo 340 - Going for Gold - Heat Embossing -JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals
Stamp Sets: A Round Array, Gorgeous Grunge, Loving Thoughts
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: Primrose Petals 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer, Gold Foil
Big Shot: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder
Punches: 1¾” Circle, 1¼” Circle, 1″ Circle
Embellishments: Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape, Gold Embossing Powder
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sponges

FYI: The end of next month (May) will see the retirement of the 2012-2014 In-Colors of Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple (favorites of mine for Christmas, just sayin’), Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals. I know a few of you have already begun stocking piling these colors but it’s best to do this sooner rather than later, particularly if you require Ink Refills for your inks!

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

Joanne x


You’re Lovely in Pink!

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For a Fast Friday, it’s taking me longer to write this post than it did to make the card – what’s with THAT, lol?! Sadly, it really has become one of THOSE weeks. 🙁

Plus it would seem this week I’m in a very “pink” frame of mind. Not sure why, perhaps its a Ying/Yang thing, but after last week always reaching for the Bermuda Bay, this week I’m turning to pink. And if that’s not bad enough, I’ve CASE’d a card almost as exactly AS IS. Honestly, this seldom EVER happens with me. Habit has me changing most everything without even realizing it!

Are you familiar with this term – CASEing? Copy And Share Everything! It’s very acceptable in card-making although card etiquette does ask that credit is given where credit is due. In this CASE (pardon the pun but it had to be said, lol) it was Sharon Cheng, one VERY talented lady.

Now, without further ado here is MY card, lol!

Youre Lovely in Pink!

Talk about a great way to use up your scraps as all the colored cardstock came from my scrap-stash. Even the piece of White Vellum Cardstock came from my scraps. I love how this You’re Lovely stamp from the Sale-a-Bration selection compliments the Deco Labels Collections Dies.

Also, if you’re wanting to try this card yourself, the width of my strips from left to right were – 4cm, 3.5cm, 3cm and 2.5cm. The length is at your own discretion.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals,
Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set: You’re Lovely (Sale-a-Bration 2014)
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo
DSP: Gingham Garden
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection, Envelope Liners
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (Sale-a-Bration 2014)
Embellishments: Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Medium White Envelope, Stampin’ Dimensionals

With fresh snow falling outside I know I’M going to have a WONDERFULLY productive week-end – wishing you one also!

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

Joanne x


Perfect Party Butterflies!

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This was the Make & Take made at my first Sale-a-Bration Workshop for 2014 and as an added treat for each guest, for each card I used a different colored ribbon and matching butterflies. Dang, if only I’d taken a photo of all the different cards as they were just so pretty!

And by making them all different colors what a great gift for a family member or a friend. You could even go so far as putting a different sentiment on each one!

Perfect Party Butterflies
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Classic Ink: Primrose Petals
Stamp Set: Perfect Pennants
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Primrose Petals
Framelits: Banners, Envelope Liners
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-Bration 2014),
Beautiful Wings Embosslits
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Medium White Envelope
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals

 For any of these items, or anything else you need for your supplies, please call me today to place your order on 250-632-7248 and don’t forget: it’s Sale-a-Bration time so for every $60 you spend, you get to choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration list absolutely FREE!

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

Joanne x


You’re Lovely Washi Tape

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A quick card doesn’t mean a card need lose any of its charm and I think this card exemplifies this beautifully. The urge to add a border of Primrose Petals or Melon Mambo Cardstock under the Whisper White Cardstock is still great but so far I’ve resisted! 🙂

Gingham Tape - You're Lovely

A background of Whisper White Cardstock onto the base-card of Whisper White Cardstock with two out of three of the Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and a stamp from the You’re Lovely Stamp Set, one of the Sale-a-Bration sets, in Melon Mambo Classic Ink and voila. Too easy!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp Set: You’re Lovely (Sale-a-Bration)
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo
Big Shot: Deco Labels Collection Framelits, Envelope Liners Framelits
DSP: Gingham Garden
Envelope: Medium White
Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub & Mist, Two-Way Glue, Big Shot

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

Joanne x


Gingham Garden Butterflies

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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


She Believed She could… so she did!

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This is one of those cards that looks like you’ve gone to a lot more effort than you really have. Another thing, I’m not really a yellow person, yellow is never my first choice of color, yet here I’ve used So Saffron twice in the one week!

She believed she could

On a So Saffron Base I’ve added Cajun Craze to border the Natural Ivory which I’ve spritzed with the Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip then added Mini Silver Brads to each corner. The sentiment from Feel Goods stamp set was stamped in Cajun Craze.

She believed she could butterfies

Then in Cajun Craze the rectangular Designer Framed was embossed then fussy-cut out. To the center of this frame I simply added a piece of the Gingham Garden DSP and from the reverse side of that same paper, I punched two different sized butterflies, layering one upon the other. Adding some bling to the butterflies with Rhinestone Jewels and a hint of Dazzling Diamonds (I couldn’t resist!).

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: So Saffron, Cajun Craze, Natural Ivory
Stamp Set: Feel Goods
Classic Ink: Cajun Craze
DSP: Gingham Garden
Punches: Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly
Big Shot Elements: Designer Frames
Embellishments: 1/8″ Mini Brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels,
Dazzling Diamonds
Essentials: Stampin’ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue, Spritzer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Just another EPIC Monday!

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I have to say I’m getting better as even though it’s 9.30 at night, at least it’s MONDAY night when I’m posting this. It’s not the usual Thursday or Friday where I’m post-dating it so that is something!

Anyways, enough dribble, as I said, it’s Monday so that means a fresh MOJO Monday sketch. This is Mojo Monday’s Sketch 312…

Mojo312Sketch

And here’s my interpretation of it. Unintentionally I seemed to have used a little bit of everything today. My first choice was this beautiful DSP from the Epic Day This and That range. There were so many colors in this pattern one was spoilt for choice so I began with the Baked Brown Sugar Base with a layer of Gumball Green on that before adding the DSP.

Mojo Sketch 312 - Joanne's Inkee Fiddlings

For the center strip I went with Soft Suede cardstock for a hint of richness of color but not too much. Onto that I chose a stamp from the Clockworks set, stamping it in Soft Suede Classic Ink for visual texture. Then I added three Wild Wasabi Candy Dots!

Mojo 312 - Candy Dots

Then instead of ribbon I used strips of DSP from the Gingham Garden range. A sentiment was added from the Chalk Talk stamp set in Soft Suede Classic Ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock. This was then punched and sponged before being adhered with dimensionals onto another larger punched circle also sponged and adhered with dimensionals.

Mojo312 - JIF - Chalk Talk Gingham Garden

I’m more than happy with it and the best part, it’s still MONDAY, I didn’t ponder over it for days!

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Gumball Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Chalk Talk
Classic Ink: Soft Suede
DSP’s: Epic Day This and That, Gingham Garden
Punches: 1-1/4″ Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle
Embellishments: Wild Wasabi Candy Dots
Essentials: Sponges, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips,
Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Sticks, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x

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