Hello Carnival Swirls (FMS307)

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Rearranging my “stash” is the equivalent of buying new stuff. Product that has inadvertently been pushed to the back is suddenly front and centre once again.

Such was the case with this Stampin’ Up! Cupcakes and Carousels DSP. It might be sooo last season but I love that grunge-feel it has about it as you can see below.

The Swirly Scribbles Die-Cuts are currently a favourite of mine. In this instance I’ve covered the die-cut with Crystal Effect to give it some depth and character. Plus I finally used the SAB2017 Delicate Details Stamp Set. Seriously, it’s just like having new stuff!

This card was created for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #307. I’m so, so grateful for the wonderful “kick-starts” they give me each week. This is their current sketch.

Slowly but surely I’m getting my groove back. This is fortunate since we are now in October – it’s almost Christmas! Have you all the supplies you need for your Christmas creations yet?

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

Joanne x


Golden Lighthouse Ray (SIP Challenge #111)

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What’s that saying? Plan your work then work your plan. Yeah sure. Whoever said that obviously never experienced a summer-staycation where all sense of time is lost!

This week’s challenge from Stamp, Ink, Paper is… BEACH! Initially I wasn’t going to partake as I have no beachy stamps. Then as I was clearing my workbench I saw “High Tide” and thought, why not! Here is my card.

Please click on the link above if you’d like to join in with the weekly challenges or to simply see all the wonderful interpretations there are for each challenge.

Unbelievably, here it is Sunday and I’ve done BOTH of the new card challenges I’ve found this last week on the same day, today, instead of paced out during the week as planned. Dang it!

The silver-lining is of course is that today I’ve made two cards – that’s twice as many as last week so I’m more than happy, lol!

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

Joanne x


Wondrous Wreath

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What can I say? My mind is exploding with the fast approach of Christmas and all that goes with it so I am so grateful for all the wonderful ideas in the Holiday Catalog for me to CASE!

This Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set and coordinating Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies is just SO glorious I simply had to CASE this card!

Wondrous Wreath - Joy - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath
Classic Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Framelits: Wonderful Wreath, Banners
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Ribbon: 1/8″ Gold
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


For All Things

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A lovely stamp set if you celebrate Fall is the For All Things Stamp Set. I’ve seen some wild and wonderful things done with the set but when I looked at it today all I saw was clean and crisp.

For my first of my 2-4-Tuesday cards I went with tones of brown with Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede then some Always Artichoke just to break things up. All very Fall-like!

Grateful for You - Crumb Cake _ JIF

For the second card I really wanted to introduce some Blackberry Bliss into the card as it feel like FOREVER since I’ve used this color. The same with using the Gold Foil Paper as a border, I honestly can’t remember the last time I did this.

Thus giving me the perfect opportunity to try out one of the beautiful Gold Basic Metal Buttons from the Holiday Catalog. Which, as you can see, works very well with the 1/8″ Gold Ribbon!

Grateful for You - Gold Foil Paper - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Meadow Moss
Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamp Set: For All Things
Classic Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Suede, Blackberry Bliss, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Embellishments: Gold Basic Metal Button
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stick Strip, 2-Way Glue
Glue Stick, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


Sunshine on Circle Chicks!

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When I first opened the Ray of Sunshine Stamp Set, I couldn’t see the sun, instead all I could see where chickens! Sadly though when I attempted to create what I saw in my mind, it simply didn’t happen. That was until I remembered the Circle Thinlets.

This was my “Ah-Ha” Moment. Once I had my base-card the rest fell into place quickly. I even used some of the Lullaby DSP (which is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous) rather than a DSP stack I’ve fallen into the habit of grabbing.

Ray of Sunshine - New Ray of Sunshine - Closed - JIFGold Foil Paper has been used on the beaks, wings and post of the “Woo Hoo” banner from the Big News Stamp Set. I stamped the curved “sun-ray/shark-fin” onto the back of a scrap of Gold Foil Paper then cut it out to use as a wing on my Mama Bird and Baby Bird. Obviously both the wing and beak have been cut down CONSIDERABLY for Baby Bird.

It’s only now that I realize that I didn’t sponge ANY of the circles, oops, next time! Inside the card looks like this. The tiny-tiny heart is from the Owl Builder Punch.

Ray of Sunshine - New Ray of Sunshine - Open - JIF
CARD RECIPE

Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry,  So Saffron, Coastal Cabana
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, Big News
Classic Ink: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Lullaby
Specialty Paper: Gold Foil
Punches: Heart (Itty Bitty Accents Pack), Owl Builder
Framelits: Circles Collection
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snip, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Anywhere Glue Stick, Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

How cute is this huh? Looking at the weather forecasts it looks like it’s going to be PERFECT weather for creating – may the enthusiasm be with you. And if you aren’t creating, have a wonderful time whatever it is you plan to do!

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

Joanne x


Peachy Keen Trio!

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This Peachy Keen Stamp Set was one I really had to sneak up on as I wasn’t too sure about it but it was cheaper to buy in the bundle along with the On Film Framelits Dies (WHICH I LOVE), and who doesn’t like a bargain, hence I have the stamp set.

With the assistance of the soon-to-retire 2012-2014 In-Colors, here’s what I came up with and remember the In-Color Dahlias will be retiring also!

Peachy Keen - Summer Friend - JIFGreen has NEVER really been my color but stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set then paired with the Early Espresso Cardstock, sponged with a little Gold Encore Ink, framed with a hint of Midnight Muse Cardstock it really does look smart.

Peachy Keen - Gumball Green Gold - JIFThis next card involves more, and then some, of my rainbow colors but in a style I’ve often admired but never attempted. This style does have a name which eludes me just at the moment but check out how effective it is. Especially when teamed with Gold Foil Paper!

Peachy Keen - Jagged Rainbows - JIFContact me today (250-632-7248) if you’d like to order any of these products for your own projects or to arrange hosting your own party celebrating the wonderful new Annual Catalog!

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

Joanne x

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