Wishing you a Grunge Christmas

By now it’s NO secret that my go-to stamp set is the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. Then when I came across a design by the very talented Andrea Walford, I knew just how I could adapt it so I could achieve a very Grunge Christmas! 🙂

The Gold Glimmer Paper as the border against the White Whisper Cardstock was the final sparkle this Christmas card needed to match the Gold Metallic Ink, Gold Heat Embossing and Gold Foil Framelit!

Gorgeous Grunge - For You - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Meadow Moss, Real Red
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Letterpress Winter
Inks: Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Metallic Gold
Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer, Gold Foil
Punch: 1″ Circle
Framelits: Bitty Banners
Heat Embossing: Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x

Mingle All The Way

Today’s 2-4-Tuesday is another from the Holiday Catty – Mingle All The Way Stamp Set. When you hear the name you immediately think of Christmas parties but today I chose two events occurring this month – Thanksgiving and Halloween. As much as I can’t believe I’m saying this but we’ll save Christmas for another time, lol!

The first card is my cryptic version of a turkey. I know I’ve said this before but I have to say I’m lovin’ how the Blendabilities Pens color the Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Mingle all the Way - Thanksgiving Feathers - JIF

For my Halloween card instead of the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock of above I used the Tangelo Twist Cardstock with the Filigree Embossing Folder . And just for a change I used some Pear Pizzazz Cardstock as my card base with some Back to Black DSP. The eyes are from a Word Window Punch cut in half and Basic Black Cardstock 1/4″ punched circle added.

Mingle All the Way - Halloween - JIF
CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Naturals Ivory, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie,
Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Stamp Sets: Mingle All The Way, Gorgeous Grunge
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Blendabilities: Crumb Cake + Memento Black Ink
DSP: Back to Black
Framelits: Feathers
Embossing Folder: Filigree Frame
Stampin’ Markers: Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, Pumpkin Pie
Punches: Word Window, 1/4″ Hand Held Circle, 1-3/4″ Circle Scallop
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stick Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

As you can see, this is a great set for so many occasions – so much more than simply Christmas!

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

Joanne x

Burlap Grunge Mojo

Sadly I think it’s more than apparent that my Mojo has upped and left this week seeing as it’s now Wednesday and I’m only JUST getting to my Mojo Monday. 🙁

Here is my card – freakin’ Tall and Skinny this week – ugh!

Mojo 365 - Burlap Grunge - JIF

The background on the Whisper White Cardstock is made up of Soft Suede Classic Ink, Hello Honey Classic Ink and Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink that has been flicked from the end of an Aqua Painter. And being me, this has been bordered with Soft Suede Cardstock, Hello Honey Cardstock and Rich Razzleberry Cardstock.

Oh, and here is this week’s Mojo Monday challenge.

Mojo 365 Sketch

Across the top of the card is 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon from which the banners of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, Soft Suede Cardstock and Hello Honey Cardstock that have been stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set sit.

 Mojo 365 - Burlap Grunge - Pennants - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Natural White, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey, Soft Suede
Classic Ink: Soft Suede, Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry
Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutations, Gorgeous Grunge
Ribbon: 1-1/4″ Burlap
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Sponge,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Aqua Painters

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

Joanne x

Homey Halloween Thank You

Okay, okay, I promise this will be the last time this month I use the Homemade Holiday Framelits but I just HAD to show another use for the tall skinny house. You know the one, it looks like this.

Holiday Home - JIF

Well, chop off the chimney and voila, you have an arrow. All that’s required is a one inch scrap of cardstock or DSP and you have a wonderful arrow!

This is a card the clever-clots at Stampin’ Up! designed. Instead of using any Halloween DSP I chose instead to simply tart up the arrows with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set… naturally. The spider is courtesy of the Holiday Home Stamp Set whilst thank you comes from the Letterpress Winter Stamp Set.

Homemade Holiday - Arrows - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Stamp Sets: Holiday Home, Letterpress Winter, Gorgeous Grunge, Dictionary
Classic Ink: Tangelo Twist
Other Ink: Memento Black
Framelits: Homemade Holiday
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Glue Stick, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

Haunted Holiday Homemade

The Holiday Homemade Bundle has quickly become a VERY firm favorite of mine so when I saw this basic design created by Stampin’ Up!, I knew I had to make it mine.

The scraps of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and Elegant Eggplant Cardstock have both been stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set in their corresponding Classic Ink Color.

The house has been die-cut from the Crumb Cake Cardstock Angled Tag then black cardstock placed behind the negative space. The little stamps of bats, ghost and pumpkin are from the Holiday Home Stamp Set. The 1/4″ Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon finishing the card off nicely!

Holiday Home - Cut Out - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant,
Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Holiday Home
Classic Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant
Other Ink: Memento Black
Framelits: Homemade Holiday
Ribbon: 1/4″ Pear Pizzazz Cotton
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensions, Stampin’ Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

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