Last minute birthday!

Yes, there’s nothing quite like a last-minute birthday party announcement. I fear Master Eleven was in-fact advised of this event earlier in the week but decided to only advise me only the day prior, at which point he wasn’t interested so the said information was immediately released from my advice-vault. What can I say, if it doesn’t involve me I say… “catch and release“!

Anyways, that was the “day before” wasn’t it? The day of the event at 3pm it was decided he’d go for the intended start time of 6pm but only stay until 10pm at which time I would be required to collect him. Fine… one last-minute card and gift coming up… grrrr, children, grrrr 🙂 This is what eventuated and fortunately, I promised myself at the time that next month, next week, I would leave this particular DSP alone and I now I have!

Anyways… for a last-minute card I think I did okay don’t you?!

Shapes and Numbers

I tell you, I’m lovin’ this new hexagon punch, so much so I’ve now gone through the new Annual Catalog and found every matching stamp-set and ordered them… yikes! As this hexagon stamp felt a tad girlie I used another stamp and punch to cover some of the sentiment for a more masculine feel.

Shapes and Numbers - Sentiment

And for the “you” I made a letter “U” from the XL and L Oval stamps, added Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered over the top of some of the fabulous Washi Tape which just happened to have a HEXAGON pattern on it, yea baby!

Shapes and Numbers - U

Card Recipe
Cardstock: Natural Vanilla, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit,
Classic Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Gray,
Stamp Sets: Label Something, A Round Array,
Punches: Hexagon, Scallop Edge Border, XL Oval, Lge Oval, 7/8″ Scallop,
DSP: Soho Subway,
Embellishments: Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tap,
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sponges,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Color Spritzer,
Early Espresso Stampin’ Marker,

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

Joanne x

Where’s my MOJO ?!

Not quite sure what’s going on with me at the moment but there always seems to be a reason NOT to be heading down into the Studio. Which is really sad when you consider I treated myself to a LOT of pre-order products from the new 2013-14 Idea Book and Catalog and want to do a lot MORE ordering… aaaahhhh!

So what’s a girl to do when her Mojo’s low? Check out Mojo Monday of course and I have to say, I’m rather chuffed with the end result!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday for this week.

Mojo296Sketch

Having printed off the sketch, I knew I wanted a patterned paper as my base so immediately went to the new Gingham Garden to find something. As soon as I saw this DSP with its wonderful colors I knew it would be the one as it seemed the perfect excuse to finally attempt the ribbon wrap flowers. The Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petals 3/8″ Satin Ribbon did the job beautifully as the stripes in the ribbon came out almost like spots!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of You - Ribbon Flower

All these lovely flowers needed a butterfly of course. Papillon Potpourri is my go-to stamp-set choice at present as it has a co-ordinating stamp for each the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punch. LUV IT!!! Naturally I couldn’t resist adding some Pearl Basic Jewels and Dazzling Details and have it sitting on a 1-1/4″ Circle Scallop which I’ve also added a little dazzle too!

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Butterfly

The sentiment I chose is from the Hostess Set Express Yourself. I think is going to be my “go-to” sentiment set for this summer as there are 12 sentiments to choose from. Now I’m not sure if you noticed in the first photograph but on this strip of Very Vanilla cardstock I’ve used a stamp from the Clockworks set and stamped it off in the Pistachio Pudding to take away the starkness of the Very Vanilla.

Mojo 296 - Thinking of you - Sentiment

Well, I may not have completely found my Mojo but it feels a lot closer than it did earlier!

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Island Indigo
Stamp Sets: Clockworks, Papillon Potpourri, Express Yourself
Inks: Pistachio Pudding, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Gingham Garden
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin – Summer Starfruit & Primrose Petals, 5/8″ Crochet Trim
Punches: 1-1/4″ Scallop, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, 3/16″ Corner
Embellishments: Pear Basic Jewels, 1/8″ Mini Brads, Dazzling Details
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Two-Way Glue,
Sponges, Clear Mount Blocks, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x

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