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! ūüôā

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! ūüôā

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


Not quite on time!

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We had business in Terrace on Saturday which we didn’t think was going to take so long but even with having breakfast there we still ended up racing into the house 40 minutes late for the sleepover Boy Child was invited to that night. An entire day in the blink of an eye!

Hence there was no time to make a card for the birthday boy so had to find something in my already made stash. Well, in theory that should have been a piece of cake you would have thought but noooooo…note to self, MAKE MORE MASCULINE CARDS!

I certainly had the coloring for males on some cards but the sentiment in retrospect wasn’t quite right. Out of all the cards I had there was only one that would be appropriate. This was it made with the fabulous Clorkworks stamp set!

Inkee Fiddlings - Clockworks - 2012-13 Incolors

¬†Admittedly I do rather like this card but fear I cannot take the credit for its design as I CASEd it (Copy And Share Everything) but from where I cannot remember ūüôĀ

Created in last year’s In-Colors, it really does pop don’t you think?

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
Stamp Set: Clockworks
Inks: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Jet Black Staz-On
Essentials: Stampin’ Trimmer, Clear Mount Blocks, Sticky Strip,
Stampin’ Scrub, Stampin’ Mist, Staz-On Cleaner

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

Joanne x


Five Minute Friday!

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Come the end of the week it’s good to feel as if one has accomplished something doesn’t it?! So I had a ponder…

This turned out to be a far easier task than first thought as all I had to do was look at my table as I held my whisper white card-stock. There’s something to be said for we who find it hard to throw out anything!

Inkee Fiddlings - Kindness Matters - Five Minute Friday

How quick and painless is this – tuck a couple of branches from the Bird Builder Punch in the retiring Mustard Card-stock under a left-over strip of the Print Poetry DSP on the right-hand side.

Inkee Fiddings - Kindness Matters - Five Minute Friday

Then in the center of a die-cut flower in Raspberry Ripple Card-stock place a Designer Builder Brad with a Large Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the center. To finish-off add some Dazzling Details (if I refer to Dazzling Diamonds this is what I’m talking about) around the Rhinestone Jewel and the lower edge of the leaves. Then in Raspberry Ripple Ink stamp Kindness Matters. Ta dah!

Inkee Fiddlings - Poetry From the Heart

Honestly, it may take you only five minutes but I think it looks so much more. Enjoy your long week-end!

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

Joanne x


A place for everything and everything in its place!

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I may not be the best house keeper in the world but I do like… a place for everything and everything in its place… and finally I am carrying this through to my Studio.

My wonderful little Studio seemed to be groaning at the very seams with little bits of this and that so my mission over the school holidays (because I naively believed it would be a simple project during this time) was to inject some organisation into my haven and that, I’m pleased to announce, I have!

My only big concern with the Colour Renovation was the dots on the Classic Inks! I only discovered this year that each colour family had a certain number of dots between one and four allocated to it in order to distinguish which family each ink belonged to. This made for such ease when storing but what was going to happen to these dots with all these changes in the colour families? Well, it appeared the dots were being abolished so I had to take matters into my own hands.

You can see in the picture below how some of the ink pads have three dots, some have two dots and the new colours now have none. I went through quite a few various scenarios before reaching the solution below. Nothing quite like “cut and paste “is there but hey, it works well. Yep, I simply printed and stuck the name of each family on the front, ha!


The cardstock I wanted to do much the same¬† with. I had been doing this anyways by storing them in their colour families but with this Colour Renovation I wanted to take the opportunity to take it that one step further by making it easier for visitors to find what they were looking for. Hence the labelled name tags in each of the colours attached to acetate. This worked a dream but I also wanted to incorporate my off-cuts with these A4’s for ease.

I had been keeping all my off-cuts in a credenza but as my scraps grew so did the credenza which was becoming a nightmare to work with. Plus it was so very time consuming looking for the right colour at the right time so I searched for a more user-friendly, simplistic way. The solution, A4 plastic inserts that had the opening on the longest side. I simply cut the reinforced side off them, then also named each coloured label that was attached to them.

I’m mighty chuffed with the end result and I know in comparison to others my stash of cardstock is very slim but¬† hey, it’s mine and I’m more then happy with my lot!

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

Joanne x


Oops… I did it again!

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I needed to¬†look up my OWN class details for¬†one reason or another¬†and noticed that I hadn’t been doing any updating with picture of late. Not even a sneak peek which is a bit rude of me I must say so my apologies. So just quickly, here is this month’s Make and Take. Mark it on your calendar if you haven’t already, Make and Take Monday is the¬†THIRD Monday of each month. Call me¬†now if you’d to book¬†as I do like to keep numbers to a maximum of just six.

Now, this first card bids a Fond Farewell to Colour #21 – Gable Green.

This photo does not do justice to this card at all as the card itself is Soft SuedeРyep, hard to believe  but it is! The next card has two of my favourite colour РOld Olive and Elegant Eggplant PLUS bling Рdelightful.

Then for the third card, I used colours that were more masculine – Only Orange, Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy.

Joke of the Day:

Why did the cow jump over the moon?
Because the farmer had cold hands

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

Joanne x


Fond Farewell… Colour #7…

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Oh good grief… what is it with males and dinner time? My darling husband has been sitting here on the couch with me for the last half an hour…¬†¬†watching all the while whilst I’ve been getting dinner ready and now that it is ready… HELLO, where is everybody? He best not ever accuse ME of doing this ever again!

Every time I sneaked yet another taste of my¬†fabulous Red Curry Beef and Pumpkin curry he certainly noticed. He was watching like a hawk when I started the rice doing the absorption method (I don’t deny I have experienced the odd failure with rice). And when I licked the spoon after doing the Coriander & Mint Yogurt he was watching… but NOW? I could scream… But let’s face it, we could ponder this question until the end of time and still be none the wiser so I’ll move on, gnashing my teeth all the while.

Today I’ll be short and sweet, just like my example of the Fond Farewell to Colour #7 – Cameo Coral. I mean no offence to anyone but this is one of the few colours I just could NOT connect with. I don’t know why but just the mere mention of it could send me running and judging by the fact this is all I could find with this colour I must have given it away. (I hope so as I’ll be distraught if I find in the coming months piles of stashed away somewhere!) Hence there’s not a lot of it on this card. I’ve used it for the Twirled Flowers with a smidge of dazzling diamonds of course!

Along with these flowers, my favourite part of this card I have to admit is the white picket fence. All it is is the tiny tag punch out of Stampin’ Up’s! latest mini (but I can tell you, it’ll be in the new catologue also!).

I thought I may leave you with a joke today…

Why did the sea monster eat five ships that were carrying potatoes?
No one can eat just one potato ship!

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

Joanne x

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