Silver Snowflakes (MFT Card Challenge 348)

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Yesterday I was in desperate need of a change. In the last week I have created a dozen two-page scrapbook pages. I’m almost half-way through this album with still a second album to do. What can I say, Spring Break 2013 was very good!

For a change of direction yesterday I worked with the My Favorite Things Card Challenge #348. My card is not quite what I envisioned and feel it is still lacking something but right now that something eludes me.

This is the sketch given by My Favourite Things for the challenge. As you can see, I certainly didn’t stray far from the design at all.

As for now, it’s time to get back into the school routine with two teenagers who really don’t want to return to high school today. Wish me luck!

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

Joanne x


Bermuda Bay Mojo

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Another Monday another Mojo Monday. Here is my card for this week’s challenge.

Mojo363 - Bermuda Bay - JIF

This is the sketch from Mojo Monday.

Mojo363Sketch

A pattern from the Confetti Celebration DSP was my starting point with Bermuda Bay Cardstock as the anchor at the bottom which I mistakenly didn’t stamp with Gorgeous Grunge in Bermuda Classic Ink until AFTER I’d adhered it. Yikes!

Silver Foil Paper was used with the Argyle Embossing Folder to give some dimension to it. The Dazzling Diamond Glimmer Paper SHOULD have been corner punched on all four corner but once again forgot to do this until AFTER I’d adhered it. Double yikes!

Mojo363 - Bermuda Bay - Argyle - JIF

Wondering what I could do and use as a sentiment, A Happy Hooray Stamp Set became the perfect choice with the round sentiment which was die-cut then edged in Dazzling Diamond Glitter. Underneath this sentiment is White 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon and 1/8″ Silver Ribbon.

Mojo363 - Bermuda Bay - Thanks - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Naturals White, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge, A Happy Hooray
Classic Ink: Bermuda Bay
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Dazzling Diamond Glimmer
Ribbons: 1/2 ” White Seam Binding, 1/8″ Silver
Embossing Folder: Argyle
DSP: Confetti Celebrations
Framelits: Circles Collection
Embellishments: Dazzling Diamond Glitter
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform,
Stampin Dimensionals, Stampin Scrub and Mist

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

Joanne x


Decorative Goodies Bundle

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Until the end of the month the Decorative Goodies Bundle, that is the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set PLUS the co-ordinating Deco labels Collections Framelits, is available for 15% OFF. The sale prices are Wood = $52.50 and the Clear = $44.75.

Both of these have proved themselves firm “go-to” favorites of mine. In fact here is a card I made this afternoon not even realizing what I had done until the cards completion!

Decorative Goodies Bundle

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White
Stamp Set: Oh My Goodies
Classic Ink: Tempting Turquoise
DSP: Sweet Taffy
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil
Ribbon: 1/8″ Silver
Framelits: Deco Labels Collection
Embellishments: Basic Rhinestones
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

Now is the perfect time to be stocking up on supplies for your Big Shot with the 15% off deal. Especially with the Bright & Beautiful Star Bundle as the Bright and Beautiful Star Stamp Set won’t be available on its own until next week so why not get a jump-start and get the matching framelits whilst you can!

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

Joanne x


Silver Lined Mojo Monday!

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I was this close, THIS close to having my Mojo Monday actually completed and posted on Monday but the heat conquered all. My energy levels were sapped after a day in Terrace. Oh. My. Goodness. Wasn’t it hot?! Anyways, here is my card.

Mojo354 - Silver Heart Vellum - JIF

As you can see I was in a short and squat mood so went for a 6″x6″ Whisper White Cardstock base with a Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver Hearts overlay. Oh, here’s this week’s Mojo Monday sketch.

Mojo Monday Sketch 354For the rectangles I’ve used Brushed Silver (p.193) for the long, skinny one and Silver Foil (p.193) for both the remaining rectangles. The smallest one I cut with the Fringe Scissors (p.215), yes, they WERE carried over from the Spring Catty!

Mojo354 - Silver Heart Vellum - Fringe - JIF

The ribbon is the beautiful Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon. Which reminds me, I’m in the process of doing up Ribbon Shares that is, bundles of one-yard of each ribbon in each ribbon group. If you are interested in a Ribbon Bundle please email me. The flowers are Dollar Store specials whilst the Pearl Strings from Creative Zone.

Mojo354 - Silver Heart Vellum - Ribbon and Beads - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Silver
DSP: All Abloom Stack
Thinlits: Label Card
Ribbon: Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Big Shot,
Magnetic Board, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Multipurpose Liquid Glue, 2-Way Glue Pen

Don’t forget to let me know if you are interested in any of the Ribbon Shares. Next week I’ll post a list of prices and exactly what lengths all the ribbons will be. The majority will be cut in one-yard lengths but with the likes of Bakers Twine I’m sure it will be a tad longer, lol!

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

Joanne x


I {heart} You!

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For today’s Mojo Monday my card could be given this Friday as a Valentine’s Card or could be given as an Engagement or Wedding Card. Here is the sketch.

Mojo 332 Sketch

For my card I’ve gone with a very basic color scheme of Silver Foil (on offer again in the Spring Catty) and Silver and Red Glimmer Paper. For the background I cut the Silver Foil to cover the entire front of the base card, then cut an inch from that. Putting this piece aside, I cut the remaining piece in half then embossed each half with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (yours free with any $60 purchase this Sale-a-Bration!). When assembling I placed the piece NOT embossed in the center and the embossed pieces either side

Mojo Monday Sketch 332 - Joanne Ritchie With the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies I cut two hearts from the Red Glimmer Paper, adhering one either side of the Silver Glimmer Paper tag I made using the wonderful new Scallop Edge Tag Punch available now in the Spring Catty. A piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon finished off the tag.

Mojo Monday Sketch 332 - Glitter Paper - JIFAcross the bottom of the tag I simply snipped a piece of the Silver Foil to give it a banner effect on one edge then adhered to the other end three of the beautiful Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons. This time I haven’t even added a sentiment as I think the red hearts say it all!

Mojo Monday Sketch 332 - Vintage Buttons - JIFCARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White (card base)
Specialty Paper: Silver Foil, Silver and Red Glimmer Paper
Framelits: Hearts Collection Dies
Big Shot: Decorative Dots Embossing Folder
Punch: Scallop Edge Tag
Ribbon: Very Vanilla 1/2″ Seam Binding
Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot

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

Joanne x


Snowflakes on Soft Skies!

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I am NOT going to admit to how long I have had my Festive Flurry Bundle before using it for the first time this week but I am willing to admit that I am now wondering how I EVER lived without it, lol! 🙂

With only 29 days until Christmas, here’s the first Christmas miracle of the season so I hope you’re sitting down for it… my Mojo Monday is actually being posted on a Monday, I know, crazy huh?! Anyways, this is this week’s sketch…

Mojo 321 Sketch

Today’s card came about so quickly that it actually scared me with not only the speed in which I created but as to how much I really like the end result. If only I had a French Horn so I could blow it, lol! Without further ado here’s my take on the sketch…

Mojo 321 - Soft Sky Snow Flurry - JIF

On my base of Whisper White I did the smallest border of Soft Sky cardstock around my Winter Frost Specialty DSP. What I’ve used here is the reverse of the same sheet if that makes sense. The next layer was the smallest border of Silver Foil around the Soft Sky cardstock which I embossed with a silver snow-flake from the Warmth & Wonder Hostess Stamp Set.

The layer upon this was the smallest border of Whisper White around Silver Foil. This foil I fully intended to dry emboss with Perfect Polka Dots but was interrupted with a trip to the hospital with Girl Child for vaccinations so forgot, oops! The final layer is a snowflake from the Snow Flurry set which I heat embossed with Iridescent Ice on Whisper White cardstock (sadly though the sparkle isn’t showing on these photos) before cutting it with the corresponding framelit.

Mojo 321 - Soft Sky Snow Flurry - Embossed Layers - JIF

After I’d adhered all the layers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I added to the snowflake two of my current favorites from the Holiday Catalog, the Frosted Finishes Embellishments and the “Merry” from the Expressions Thinlits Dies in Silver Foil. LOVE THEM!!! To this I’ve silver embossed “Christmas” onto the DSP from the stamp set Sweet Essentials. This stamp set, if you don’t already have it, is fabulous as it all sentiments which cover many events plus they are quite a reasonable size which I like.

Mojo 321 - Soft Sky Snow Flurry - Merry - JIFYet again I felt like the Swedish chef from the Muppets with my “layer upon layer upon layer” and yes, I did say this to myself repeatedly with the accent over the course of the afternoon! 🙂

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Silver Foil
Stamp Set: Festive Flurry, Warmth & Wonder, Sweet Essentials
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Silver, Iridescent Ice
DSP: Winter Frost Specialty
Ribbon: Soft Sky 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon
Framelit Dies: Festive Flurry, Expression Thinlits
Embellishments: Frosted Finishes
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals,
Anywhere Glue Stick, Big Shot, Heat Tool

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

Joanne x

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