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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and grandmothers and steps and others that act like mothers.......hope you all have a great day!

Finally I got some time to craft after all the running around when we got home getting things sorted out, washing and ironing and other household chores, doctors appointments and ladies breakfasts, visitors and such!  However, my MOJO has been on holiday and doesn't want to return,  so I found myself staring at stuff without any ideas of what to do next!!! Finally decided to colour in a digi  image I have had for a while and practice my Copic work.  Before I did that I carefully re-read all my notes and sorted them with  my samples into my notebook, so I thought I knew what to do........hmmmm, not so sure now I have completed the image, think I need a bit more practice!

So, thought I would enter a challenge next - chose another digi image from Digital Delight and decided to enter their Someone Special challenge. 

However, this time the printer ink smudged and worked against me (I had just changed the black ink cartridge) and smudged despite the fact that I heat set it beforehand.  I tried to feather the wings as well and look at light source, but I am afraid my image needs more work.

I thought someone who needs cheering up would be pretty special!  I followed the sketch at CPS #216 but am too late I think to enter it in their challenge. My die cut is Labels Fourteen by Spellbinders, and the card is all SU scraps except for the base card which is a Bazzil card.  The sentiment is from WMS and the flag is also. Three Annabelle sprinkles were used. 

My next attempt was to try something Clean and Simple - Challenge #139.  

I used the WMS stamp set Irish Blessings and SU Glorious Green ink on some green card scraps, and a blank card made with SU Glorious Green card.  The ribbon is from Papermania Verde set.  I stamped the clovers in a regular pattern but twisted the stamp each time I stamped it to get a different position for the clover.  It looks OK.

My last one was to go all out and make a fussy card for the Colout Throwdown Challenge #40 using SU Blushing Bride, Early Expresson and Baja Breeze, with a touch of Kraft.  I followed the MOJO Monday sketch Challenge #189 for this, and decided to let my head go and enter the Let's Ink It Up Challenge to Embellish It also.  

I used SU card and stamps and ink, the flag is a WSM stamp and the background paper is from My Minds Eye Pretty Please Spring papers. The SU stamp set for the sentiment is Well Scripted.  The circles were eithr punched out using SU punches or were from the Nellies Multiframe Circle set. I sponged the edges of the papers with SU Close to Cocoa ink and used Annabelle twine, Kaiser pearls and Websters Pages designer trim lace. The base card is folded Early Expresso, and the Kraft colour is in the twine. 

Tuesday Throwdown #47 was to create a Mother's Day card - well it was made on Mother's Day and is for a mother! Aud Sentiments #27 also wanted a card for Mother's Day - so I will enter it in both these challenges as well!!


Jenny said...

Well for someone with apparantly no mojo, I think that you have done a fabulous job. As for that chore you now have of practising with your Copics - Lucky you! HAVE FUN!!! Jenny B

Claire said...

What beautiful cards, all really lovely - your mojo is back :-)Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Audrey said...

What lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

Debbie Carriere said...

Great cards!! Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

Kim said...

These cards are so cute. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Sharon said...

Great group of cards - I think you mojo is back!
Thanks for joining us at Let's Ink It Up Challenge #14 Embellishments.
Stamping Hugs,
Sharon G.