Wishing you a Grunge Christmas

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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


Autumn Tones

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Perhaps I’m biased but this new Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! would have to be one of my favorites. It’s like an Aladdin’s Cave as each time I go through it, I see something else.

Fall and Thanksgiving aren’t something celebrated in my part of Australia but I am slowly adapting. Especially when it comes to the gratitude I have towards all my “Inkee Fiddlers“.

This is just one of the cards I made (there were a few so changed some of them up slightly) to include with the new Holiday Catalog to thank all my wonderful customers on my mailing list for their continued support!

Grateful For You - Crumb Cake - JIF

With this one note the Always Artichoke Cardstock decorations on each side. These are actually HOUSES from the Homemade Holiday Framelits. How’s that for versatility huh?! These were each finished off with a gold sequin from the 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment which is where the gold stars also originated.

Grateful For You - Crumb Cake - Framelits - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey, Always Artichoke
Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge, Merry Everything, Four Feathers
Classic Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze
DSP: Color Me Autumn
Framelits: Project Life Cards & Labels, Homemade Holiday
Ribbon: 3/8” Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin
Punch: Note Tag, Project Life Corner
Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment, Stapler
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sponges, Sticky Strip,
Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail,
Stampin’ Glue Stick, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen

The kindest and support I’ve been shown by customers who have quickly become friends is humbling. To each and every one of you – thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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

Joanne x


Ray of Sunshine!

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When I first saw this stamp set I couldn’t get my hands on it quick enough. Then it arrived. I circled it. I continued to circle it. I circled it some more. This week I finally stopped circling it.

My problem is that I cannot, and I mean CANNOT, associate the sun with any color other than yellow and as I’m not the most “yellow” of people, I find it difficult to work with this color (yellow and green should never be seen – is this an actual saying as it seems to apply to me, a LOT!).

Here is what I finally achieved. Note: all circles are YELLOW… ha!

Ray of Sunshine - Bloom of Hope - JIFTo be honest I actually like this card. The flower from Bloom with Hope Stamp Set has been colored with the new Melon Mambo Blendabilities which shall be available for purchase in TEN days (August 1st).

For this next card having chosen So Saffron and Tangelo Twist Cardstock, I then used those two colors in Classic Ink with a Gorgeous Grunge Stamp to create some depth to the Whisper White Cardstock background.

Ray of Sunshine - You ARE my sunshine - JIFThis third and final card has become a favorite of mine thanks to the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set. I’ve yet to decide if the image I’ve used as the background in Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink is a feather or a leaf skeleton, whichever it is, I LIKE IT! 🙂

Ray of Sunshine - Happy Hooray - JIFCARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Mossy Meadows, Crushed Curry,
So Saffron, Tangelo Twist
Stamp Sets: Ray of Sunshine, A Happy Hooray, Bloom with Hope
Classic Ink: Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss, So Saffron
Blendabilities: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punch: Banner
DSP: All Abloom, Moonlight
Ribbon: 1/8″ Melon Mambo Taffeta
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist

Should you require any of these fabulous products for your stash, don’t hesitate to contact me to place your order. The sooner you place your order, the sooner you receive your order!

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

Joanne x

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