November 30, 2010

A little Mojo Monday on a Tuesday. Here is this week’s Mojo Sketch:

I am still trying to make my way through Christmas cards so I will continue with the Christmas/Holiday Season theme. I have never been able to pull off a round card, so I have given up trying. This card just sort of flowed when I was putting it together.

I layered Bo Bunny designer paper, then stamped Stampin’ Up! Serene Snowflakes with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder, I sponged over the snowflakes with VersaColor Turquoise. I used Spellbinders Snowflake Wonderland Shapeabilites to die cut snowflakes rather then stars. I finished it all with some Bo Bunny gems.
Supplies: Off-white and turquoise cardstock, Designer Paper-Bo Bunny Snowy serenade winter night, Snowy serenade crystals, snowy serenade, The Old Island Stamp Company- Merry Christmas, Stampin’ Up!, Serene snowflakes, Spellbinders Shapeabilities-Snowflake Wonderland and Standard large circles, Bo bunny jewels.
I cannot believe that it will be Dec 1st tomorrow, this year has flown by way too fast.

November 27, 2010

Isn’t this stamp the cutest, it makes me happy to look at it. It was also perfect to try out my tombow marker techniques. I used Clear Star Gelly roller on the bee's wings and the rain drops to make them all shimmery, it fits well with the shimmer of the Cloud9Design-Sparkle April's Floral Confetti paper.

This is a birthday card for a little someone who turns 3.

Supplies: Cream and shimmery sea foam cardstock, Designer Paper-Cloud9Design-Sparkle April's Floral Confetti, Stampendous-Bee Showers, Kaisercraft Pearls and misc ribbon, pink embroidery floss.


November 23, 2010

A little Mojo Monday on a Tuesday. With Victoria having a nice little shot of winter is sure helps with the Christmas and wintery cardmaking ideas. I am behind on my Christmas cards so I figure if I am going to enjoy the fun of Mojo Monday then I will stick to Christmas themes for now. I fell back to my love of Memory Box designer papers and used three of my 6x6 pages to put this card together using non-traditional colours.

This is this week’s sketch.

This is what I came up with, I tried to stick to the sketch as close as possible as I usually don’t do very well at the sort of thing, I never follow a recipe for cooking either.

Supplies: Green and cream cardstock, Designer Paper-Memory Box Frost, Stampendous-Winter Trees, Spellbinders-Large Classic Oval, Kaiser Craft-Pearls, misc shimmery ribbon.
Thank you for the comments, they are always welcome.

Hop on over to my sister Barb's and SIL Judy's  blogs to see their wonderful Mojos as well.



November 20, 2010

Whew.. Way Way behind on the Mojo this week. I have good excuses, card classes, Christmas cards, husband hogging the office/craft room. I did manage to make a Mojo Monday card... on Thursday but I have not had a chance to snap a photo till now.

This is the sketch.

This is my try at it. I used my Cuttlebug Swiss dots embossing folder on the scalloped circle and background layer. I used Stamping up punches for the circle and scalloped circle. I stamped a cat paw on some designer paper.

We had a friend who lost a dear friend - Pickles.

We are having a little bit of winter today.First snow of  2010, being as we usually don't get much of a winter here is always causes a stir. Yup a whole skiff :), mind you some areas of the island did get a lot more of the pretty white stuff.

Supplies: Creama and Brown cardstock, Designer Paper-Basic Grey Cappella, Stampin' Up!-With Sympathy, Pink Cat Studio-Glamour Puss, American Craft brown ribbon, Kaisercraft-Pearls.


November 12, 2010

This was a great stamp for me to play with my tombow markers.  When I first tried my hand at Scrapbooking, and failed in my mind I brought a few of the Provo Craft Bitty Scrap pads. Every once in a while I pull them out to see if I can make anything with the papers, in this case a page from the Nature Works pad was perfect for a masculine Thank you card.

Supplies: Cream and green cardstock, Designer Paper-Bitty Scrap Pads-Nature Works, Hanna Stamps-Tent Riley, Martha Stewart-Branch and Frond Branch punches, Spellbinders-Double Ended Tags, misc ribbon and button brads.

November 11, 2010

Wear a poppy, visit a local cenotaph, attend a service or a the very least a minute of silence. Remember our solders.

Image by Dalicar
In Flanders Fields - By: Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)


November 10, 2010

Good Morning, I am so happy it is Wednesday. It is the last day of my work week and it is my last short week before the long hall to Chrismas (44 days) I think till the big Dec 24.

I have a friend who is an avid cyclist so when I brought this stamp I had her in my head. I think it so pretty and girly. Not made for speed Lisa but for scenic rides for somewhere like Tuscany. The frame of the bike has a sparkle as I coloured parts with my clear star gelly roller. The rest of the image I used my Tombows.

I brought this pack of fibers, I think Basic Grey??, I went looking last night for them and they are no where to be found. Anyhoo this little shag bit worked perfect for this card, my sister gave me a jar of old buttons and I found a great match, pulled a little extra fiber through and Voila.

Supplies: Cream and Mustard cardstock, Designer Paper-Basic Grey-sugared/beauty, Inkadinkado-Amsterdam Errands, Spellbinders-Fancy Tags, Gina K Designs-Happy Birthday, Basic Grey fibre and misc ribbon.

Thank you for those who comment, it makes my day.

Have a great day :)

November 8, 2010

Mojo Monday :).

A quick post this evening, I was really looking forward to today's sketch. I needed a little boost to my Mojo :). I have all these wonderful papers and none of them have been inspiring for me. Tonight I did OK.

This is the sketch
This is my take on it, I can sew but not on cardstock so that element is missing in my version. I added glitter to the Perfect puff and I still like how it turned out, I was also able to work on my Tombow skills.

Supplies: White and red cardstock, Designer Paper-My Mind’s Eye-Wonderful Winter, Stampendous-Short Moose, The Old Island Stamp Company-Happy holidays, The Artful Stamper-White Perfect Puff, Glitter Dome – Red Glitter sticker, Fabricland-red ribbon.


November 3, 2010

Just a quick post in the middle of busy-ness. I have two banana loaves to put away, and some cornbread to go with the big pot of Spicy Potato soup cooling on the stove for tomorrow night's dinner. I had so hoped to card tonight, I have the cutest new My Mind's Eye paper called Wonderful Winter I wanted to play with but am too tired to be creative. So I will post another card that I used My Mind's Eye-Fall in Love to create.

This paper has such pretty glitter and it makes it so easy to build the card around it. I used a couple of layers, embossed the Windswept leaves with Craft Essentials Copper embossing powder, added a simple fall stamp and finished with ribbon.

Supplies: Cream and brown cardstock, Designer paper-My Minds Eye-Fall in Love, Stampendous-Seasonal Swirls, Inkadinkado- Windswept leaves, misc ribbon,Craft Essentials embossing powder.


November 1, 2010

It's Mojo Monday time again :). I think this card just may end up being a template for one of my Christmas cards, it is a little more time consuming then I would like for making 1/2 dozen of them but... anyhoo this is the sketch.

I love this stamp, loved it when I brought it, loved it when I was stamping with it, the holly and the Calligraphy are actually side by side but there is just enough room to ink the sides separately. I of course continue my love affair with Memory box Designer Papers too :).

I found that in my small army of Spellbinders I don't own a rectangle scallop (is there one? I may have to do some shopping)I used my scallop blade on my Fiskars trimmer and liked the cute little odd cuts at the corners too. I dug into my stash of what I think of as my Christmas ribbons, beautiful and shiny. I finished off with some Stickles and Voila. I needed my design to be upside down so it would not cut of the words but I think it works just fine.

I am still working on the card pictures, I have had some wonderful suggestions for natural light and so one, it had been a little gloomy and rainy here though so no outside picture taking for me.

Supplies: Brown and sage green cardstock, Designer Paper-Memory Box Holly Jolly, Magenta Crafty Individual-Calligraphy Deck the Halls, misc ribbon, Burgundy and Ruby Slippers Stickles.