It's been too long

>> Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Hello, it does seem an age since I last posted on my blog. Life is busy busy busy; whoever it was who told me that life goes crazy fast when you have children was so right! I can't quite believe that we have been visiting infant schools recently ready for our application for Sept 2012 as it only seems like yesterday that Thomas was a newborn. He's had a few adventures recently too. Last week he lost control of his bike and fell into the little stream that runs alongside the footpath and today he fell off his bike at nursery and now has an egg size lump on the back of his head. He's OK, just a bit bruised but nothing that the promise of a gingerbread man couldn't fix!

In an attempt to kick start my creative mojo I had a little shopping spree at the Craftz Boutique last week and it seems to have worked! My inspiration for this card came from Kim's Blog. Kim is one of my favourite bloggers and all her cards have the WOW factor so I CASE'd one of her creations.

I used the same layout that Kim used for her card but used a different image, papers, etc. Tilda is coloured with a mixture of distress inks and aqua pens. The papers are a mixture of Prima and Fancy Pants and the flower is also from Prima. All the edges are inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.

This card fits quite a lot of challenges:

Stamp with Fun - Green & Pink
Creative Card Crew - Cute & Girly
Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Bloom & Grow
Stampavie & More - Summer
Just Magnolia - Make it Lacy
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Magnolia Down Under - Favourite Things (the Prima flowers are definitely my new favourite things)

Thanks for visiting, I'd love to know what you think of my card and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.


Mojo - MIA

>> Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Hello, I hope your week is going well so far and you enjoyed the long weekend. Wasn't the Wedding fantastic? I had the TV on from 8am with all the build up and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. I'm not sure Thomas would agree as he wasn't allowed to watch Fireman Sam until late afternoon!

I took delivery of my first stock last week which was very exciting. I'm progressing really well with building my shop. It's a huge learning curve for me but I'm enjoying every minute and I can't wait until I can officially open.

Unfortunately my creative mojo is still Missing In Action (probably replaced with all the IT & web info that I'm trying to cram into my brain) but I have managed to make some very simple cards over the weekend.

The first was made using this weeks Clean & Simple sketch. I didn't get too creative with the sketch, just got out all my flower punches and some paper scraps, but I'm pretty pleased with the finished result.

My other two cards were made using some freebie stamps that came with a craft magazine. The cards are really small (10cm x 10cm) and the images were fab to colour. I used distress inks and a touch of stickles and very simple layouts.

Enjoy the rest of the week!


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