Santa’s Stache

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Today I’ve turned the Gift Card Envelope into ornaments for the Christmas Tree. For both ornaments I used the same design but changed up the color schemes slightly. The finishing touch was coating them both in Crystal Effects to give them the same epoxy effect found on stickers.

Onto a Melon Mambo Cardstock base, snowflakes were heat-embossed from the gorgeous Endless Wishes Stamp Set. The Nutcracker obviously from the fun Santa Stache Stamp Set with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper used to die-cut the Mustache Framelit.

Santa Stache - Female Nutcracker - JIF

For a more masculine look I chose Real Read Cardstock as the base. Onto the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper I used the lightest Smoky Slate Blendabilities to match the Smoky Slate I used on the Nutcracker’s hair and eye-brows. Both Nutcrackers were colored using the Blendabilities.

Santa Stache - Male Nutcraker - JIF

CARD RECIPES
Cardstock: Real Red, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Santa Stache, Endless Wishes
Ink: Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds
Blendabilities: Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie,
Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, Skin Tones
Ribbons: 1/8″ Silver, 5/8″ Silver Satin
Embossing: Silver Embossing Folder, Versamark, Heat Gun
Framelits: Gift Card Envelope, Mustache
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Pearl Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub & Mist

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

Joanne x


A Rainbow Butterfly!

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Last weeks card actually came about because of this card and its off-cuts – I tell you, there is VERY little that I waste – but aren’t these fringe scissors FUN! šŸ™‚

Fringe Scissors - Rainbow Butterfly - JIFContact me today if you’d to order any of these products for your own projects or order directly from my 24-hours page by clicking on the image below.Shop Now

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

Joanne x


Petite Petals in Rainbow!

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This week I have been up to my eye-balls frantically attempting to get both children’s 2013 albums completed. For some crazy reason I actually thought I have them completed over the Easter long-week – ie Friday selecting and printing photos, Saturday adhering photos, ribbons and embellishments, and then on Monday compose and print-off all the journaling thus completing the albums. HA!

Anyways, as I snipped off the thin lengths of Silver Glitter Paper that I was using on each page of the albums (that’s 12 double-page lay-outs times two!), accumulating quite the pile of off-cuts, I began wondering what I could do with them. These silver lengths reminded me of flower stems and voila, the card created itself!

Rainbow Petite Petals - JIF

Enough frivolity however, I still have October, November, December and one holiday to construct so I best get back to it as I’d REALLY like to begin the journaling tomorrow so that perhaps, just perhaps, I could have these two albums completed by Sunday evening. Wish me luck!!!

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

Joanne x


To flu or not to flu… that is the question!

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After the garage sale I waited and waited to feel this great sense of relief as I thought once I purged myself of a lot of my excess gear I’d have this weight lifted from my shoulders. Well, that’s what I’ve heard a lot of theseĀ  experts say at least. I really thought the “heavy” feeling I’d been experiencing for so long would miraculously disappear… well it didn’t heh?!

But a funny thing happened whilst I was away on the week-end… whilst I was away “creating” with Britney, Paris, Nicole, Jessica, Lindsay and Kelly (names have been changed to protect the innocent) my darling hubby was disassembling our old 510l fridge/freezer that so within hours of my arriving home on Monday morning, we had the huge sucker down the four flights of stairs and into the garage.

It was almost four months to the day since it had ceased to work that it was finally no longer sitting stagnant it my dining room. It was after this that I promptly fell asleep on the couch, have now slept EVERY afternoon since, and amĀ  now I’m fighting what I guess is a summer flu as I can’tĀ  go anywhere without my box of tissues and feel as if a bus has hit me. Oh happy days!

Today, however was NOT wasted as to get me in the Christmas spirit the children and I watched back to back Christmas movies. I only managed three movies before falling asleep. I was then woken a couple of hours later with a very late afternoon snack of… a fried egg! Yes, Master Nine loves his fried eggs as much as I do so had made us each a fried egg as a snack! Don’t you love it?!

Anyways, enough moaning. This is one of the cards I made for my last SAS (Stamp-a-Stack) classes. This year I seem to be favouring pink, purple and white for Christmas. With the exception of the base card, each piece of white cardstock I’ve embossed with the polka dot embossing folder.

The Christmas Ornament has been stamped twice, having been kissed with both Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo. It was then punched out with the Ornament punch with one of these having a 1inch circle punched from the centre and then dazzling diamonds glued all around the remaining cardstock. And of course a rhinestone placed in the centre of the ornament pattern.

Card Recipe
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations
Classic Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Ornament Punch,
1″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds, Rhinestone Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


Can’t a man just enjoy his toe-jam?!

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This is what I heard from the back of the car this afternoon just after Miss Seven had let out a long EWWWWWWWW Master Nine had mistakenly put his warm socks on this morning to wear to school so consequently by the time I collected themĀ  this afternoon his feet felt as if they were on fire so as soon as he was in the car his shoes were off. Oh, the joy of boys… you gotta love them!

Then we grabbed an early dinner and it was back home and into the garage. You see I’m on yet another mission… after a throw away line to a friend a couple of week’s ago that I should have had a garage sale for all my “out of sight out of mind” gear in the studio, it’s now become a reality. It’s operation GARAGE SALE with anything not tied down or has a child attached to it being sold!

I can’t believe we ever survived in our two bedroom apartment for so long when I look around this house – we seem to have stuff EVERYWHERE! Now, don’t get me wrong, I quite like my stuff (as anyone who has known me for any length of time will testify too) however there’s stuff and then there’s stuff, and it’s the latter we seem to have an abundance of. So

If you know of anyone who’s setting up house for the first time who may need sheets, cast iron pots and pans or even a dozen black candelabras, or would love some wonderful embellishmentsĀ  forĀ  scrapping or cards from various parts of the world (I have an ENTIRE table of those bits and bobs), there’s three boxes of just CRAFT magazines – papercraft, embroidery and patchwork, plus there’s loads of DVD’s, children’s toys, clothes, etc, etc… come on over this Saturday 30th October… there’s plenty for everyone!

With my mind being on the garage sale I have to confess I haven’t had much time for playing. Now I think about it, this has probably been the longest I’ve gone for a long time without creating. I made the cutest box Tuesday morning for a friend but guess what… thinking I should take a photo doesn’t equate to to taking a photo… argh!

Anywho… I did find this little gem I made not long after my Extra-Large Flower Punch arrived. I had had the background stamped for ages as I love the Artistic Etchings Stamp Set but I wanted something other then red, black and white so messed around with some blues and pinks and came up with this.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Perfect Punches, Delightful Decorations
Classic Inks: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Pink Piroutte, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Corner Rounder, Scallop Oval Punch, Fancy Flower XL Punch,
Large Oval, 1″ Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds

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

Joanne x

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