Happy Watercolor in Green!

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Goodness me, I began this post almost 12 hours ago but was side-tracked with non-working speakers on my computer. An easy fix I first thought but I fear after down-loading every possible solution, resetting the computer from three weeks ago and then doing a complete computer file scan, I am still in silence. 🙁

Fortunately when I took my Happy Watercolor stamp set out the other day I had much better luck. I seemed to have challenged myself with these cards also with the color green. Can’t tell you why this happened but as green isn’t a color I would normally chose I obviously pushed myself.

This is my favorite card. I thought I’d CASE’d it from the Spring Catty but perhaps it was another magazine from Stampin’ Up! Regardless, it’s a lovely card where I stamped the poppy twice onto Raspberry Ripple Cardstock then fussy-cut it them both out, adhering one with a dimensional onto the other before adhering flat against the card itself. I also stamped another poppy onto Summer Starfruit Cardstock and fussy-cut just the center to place inside the Raspberry Ripple.Happy Watercolor - Red Poppy - JIFFor the next card I wanted to utilize some of the beautiful Delicate Details Lace Tape. This tape comes in a pack of  two designs and is self-adhesive, making it VERY easy to add a little “something” to your projects without much fuss. For this card I used the Gumball Green Core’dinations but as stamping onto that cardstock isn’t the best, I flipped the cardstock so one could see the texture but wasn’t impeded by it.

Happy Watercolor - White Lace - JIFAs painful as it is to fussy-cut, I couldn’t resist trying it again but this time using the Summer Starfruit Cardstock. Once again, I stamped the poppy in Black StazOn to give a much richer color. The poppies were also stamped in Black StazOn onto the card whereby I “filled” the centers with the fussy-cut images then added a rhinestone and some Dazzling Diamonds. All very effective if I do say so myself, and yes, I do say so myself, lol!

Happy Watercolor - Yellow Poppies - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock:
Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple,
Gumball Green Core’dinations
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Inks: Gumball Green, Black Staz-On
Punches: 3/16″ Corner, Decorative Label
Ribbon: 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Dazzling Diamonds,
Delicate Details Lace Tape
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, All-Purpose Glue,
Stampin’ Mist, Stampin’ Pad, Staz-On Cleaner, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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

Joanne x


You’re Lovely in Pink!

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For a Fast Friday, it’s taking me longer to write this post than it did to make the card – what’s with THAT, lol?! Sadly, it really has become one of THOSE weeks. 🙁

Plus it would seem this week I’m in a very “pink” frame of mind. Not sure why, perhaps its a Ying/Yang thing, but after last week always reaching for the Bermuda Bay, this week I’m turning to pink. And if that’s not bad enough, I’ve CASE’d a card almost as exactly AS IS. Honestly, this seldom EVER happens with me. Habit has me changing most everything without even realizing it!

Are you familiar with this term – CASEing? Copy And Share Everything! It’s very acceptable in card-making although card etiquette does ask that credit is given where credit is due. In this CASE (pardon the pun but it had to be said, lol) it was Sharon Cheng, one VERY talented lady.

Now, without further ado here is MY card, lol!

Youre Lovely in Pink!

Talk about a great way to use up your scraps as all the colored cardstock came from my scrap-stash. Even the piece of White Vellum Cardstock came from my scraps. I love how this You’re Lovely stamp from the Sale-a-Bration selection compliments the Deco Labels Collections Dies.

Also, if you’re wanting to try this card yourself, the width of my strips from left to right were – 4cm, 3.5cm, 3cm and 2.5cm. The length is at your own discretion.

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals,
Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Stamp Set: You’re Lovely (Sale-a-Bration 2014)
Classic Ink: Melon Mambo
DSP: Gingham Garden
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection, Envelope Liners
Embossing Folder: Decorative Dots (Sale-a-Bration 2014)
Embellishments: Rhinestones Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Sticky Strip,
Medium White Envelope, Stampin’ Dimensionals

With fresh snow falling outside I know I’M going to have a WONDERFULLY productive week-end – wishing you one also!

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

Joanne x


5-Minute Friday!

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There never seems to be enough time in the day these days. Even five minutes seems a stretch some days but today it was achievable… just!

Live the Life Imagined - JIF

Bermuda Bay on Whisper White is fast becoming a favorite of mine along with the new stamp set Really Good Greetings as they are really good! Of course the new Mosaic Punch used on the Quatrefancy Specialty DSP aligned with the new Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder are all rather fabulous also!

Live the Life Imagined - Mosaic - JIF

STAMP RECIPE
Stamps: Really Good Greetings
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay
DSP: Quatrefancy Specialty
Embellishments: In-Color Dahlias, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder
Essentials: Sticky Strip, Anywhere Glue Sticks, Stampin’ Trimmer,
Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Clear Mount Block

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

Joanne x


Bring on the Sunshine…

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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


Just Thinking… again!!!

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As promised, here is my girlie take on the Just Thinking stamp available now in the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog but only until the end of next week, May 31!

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking of You - Raspberry Ripple

On a background of Whisper White I’ve adhered some Print Poetry DSP layered onto Raspberry Ripple. Still in the Raspberry Ripple I’ve used the heart adorning accent folder to emboss an inch-wide strip which has been gently rubbed with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint then centered on the card. To this on either side I’ve added some of the 5/8″  Flower Trims.

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking - Raspberry Ripple

For the stamp I used Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink on Whisper White, cutting close to the edge. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, this was centered on a frame die-cut from the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies in Raspberry Ripple. This too had Stampin’ Dimensionals added to it along with the Dazzling Details before being centered onto the inch embossed strip.

Inkee Fiddlings - Just Thinking - Raspberry Ripple

Card Recipe
Card-stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Stamp: Just Thinking
Classic Ink: Raspberry Ripple
DSP: Print Poetry DSP
Embellishments: 5/8″ Flower Trim, Dazzling Details, Champagne Shimmer Mist
Tools: Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies,
Big Shot, Adorning Accents Folders
Essentials: Paper Snips, Paper Trimmer, Sticky Strip,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, Dazzling Details

Cute huh?! Now, I’m not trying to scare you but… as you can see from my count-down widget, there’s only eight days to go before the release of the 2013-1014 Idea Book and Catalog which coincides with the final day of the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog next Friday, 31 May so call me (250-632-7248).

So be quick, get your orders in and for all orders over $50 receive a complimentary copy of the 2013-2014 Idea Book and Catalog!

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

Joanne x

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