Santa Stache

After all the fun I had creating the tree ornaments with the Santa Stache Stamp Set last week, I’ve chosen it for this week’s 2-4-Tuesday cards.

Santa was my first choice and I couldn’t resist using snowflakes from the Under the Tree Specialty DSP (I wish I could buy a dozen sheets of JUST this) as his background, with red snowflakes from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack under those with Old Olive Cardstock as the final border.

Initially I die-cut just the Mustache Framelit from the Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper but I couldn’t stop there. I then punched a scallop circle of Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper for Santa’s beard!

Santa Stache - Santa - JIF

For the next card I went with more snowflakes from the Trim the Tree DSP Stack for under the Nutcracker but I also stamped “nutty or nice” over the Baked Brown Sugar Cardstock background. This card also gave me the opportunity to use the All is Calm Snowflake Embellishments as charms!

Santa Stache - Nutty or Nice - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Suede, Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Santa Stache
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Early Espresso, Memento Black
Specialty Paper: Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
DSP: Under the Tree Specialty, Trim the Tree Stack
Blendabilities: Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Skin Tones
Baker’s Twine: Early Espresso
Framelit: Mustache
Dazzle Markers: Gold
Embellishments: Pearl Basic Jewels, All is Calm Snowflake
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!

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! 🙂

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

Joanne x

Memories of another time…

Going back a decade to when I first became really REALLY serious about scrapbooking, one of the things I just loved were all those rub-on words. Honestly I couldn’t get enough of them: boys, girls, good times, bad times – whatever they were I wanted them and I wanted them all, lol!

Consequently, when I began the downsizing of our house in Australia in preparation of our pending move to Canada, I still had loads of these rub-ons, it was embarrassing. So many of my supplies went into the garage sales but not before I created this card. It seemed to come together of its own accord.

Memories of another time

The large eyelets and the felt-flowers are all retired supplies of Stampin’ Up! – talk about memories. It seems much longer than three years since all those items were integral part of one’s stash!

By the way, the reason there was no Mojo Monday last week, this week, nor will there be one next week is that the family is away on leave. Fortunately I’ve finally achieved some creative time, sparing you all the agony of having to look at my scrapbook pages over and over again!

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

Joanne x

Bring on the Sunshine…

Or should I be saying bring on the new catalog, I’m not sure but before the 2013-2014 IB&C goes live in a matter of hours, here’s one last card with products from the Spring Catty which will be finishing tomorrow night at midnight. So… bring on the sunshine!

Inkee Fiddlings - Bring on the Sunshine

Wow, the flash makes it look as if I’ve used a lot more Dazzling Details than I have! It’s only on the leaves and flower petals believe it or not. Isn’t the bird cute though? It’s a strip of DSP from the Birds of a Feather collection.Inkee Fiddlings - Bring on the Sunshine - Birds of a Feather

The card was seeming a little flat so I added one of the Designer Builder Brads to the center and to the center of that I’ve added Basic Pearl Jewels (uh-oh, and I thought I’d been using a lot of the butterflies lately...).

Inkee Fiddlings - Bring on the Sunshine -  Designer Brad Builder

CARD RECIPE
Card-stock: Crumb Cake, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Feel Goods
Ink: Raspberry Ripple
DSP: Birds of a Feather
Embellishments: Designer Brad Builder, Basic Pearl Jewels,
Dazzling Details
Punches: Bird Builder, 3/16″ Corner
Tools: Big Shot, Blossom Party Original Die, Sticky Strip,
Two-Way Glue, Paper Trimmer

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

Joanne x

Is it the week-end yet???

Don’t you just hate it when days of the weeks get a feel to it? Today has felt like a Friday ALL day – even Master Nine was settling into the afternoon as if it was the beginning of the week-end until I asked the question… “it is Thursday today isn’t it?” Always the kill-joy I am!

But given I was seriously thinking of driving the children to school in my pj’s so that I could crawl back into bed as soon I arrived home as my head was still throbbing, I did VERY well today. I promised the children I would take their pocket money to Target’s toy sale first thing this morning so no matter what I was feeling, to Target I went… then to Woolies… then home to fix the garage remote… clean the shower…

AND the big one, after just a little prompting from others, I have everything sorted in the Studio that I’m “down-sizing“. This has been a work-in-progress for quite some time but I have laid it all out now ready to go. So if there’s any bits or bobs you thought you might be in need of just call me or come on round… I’m sure I have something for you! 🙂

The card below was for a party I had a couple of weeks ago. The recipients have been quite honest with me in the past regarding my cards – “you put a lot of work into them don’t you which makes it so much harder when we throw them out!” I do admire honestly in people but there’s that fine line isn’t there?

With that in mind I assembled this card with a basic yet striking colour scheme of Night of Navy, Crumb Cake, and a smidge of Old Olive. As you can see I’m quite into the cardstock ribbon folding at the moment. I find it such an effective alternative to actual ribbon or a simple strip of cardstock, it seems to lift the layout without overpowering it. And the Crumb Cake Classic Ink… well, I’m going to be using that whenever possible from now on!

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

Joanne x

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