Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Dos Amigos

Another inspired by Nichol Sphor card, I have had this idea in my head since I bought the stamps in Florida, it took the mojo challenge to kick start my creativity and actually make the card though. I have quite a few ideas of cards I want to make but my issue is they aren't the cards I need lol. So the age old dilemma do I strike whilst the iron is hot and make what I want or put that aside and make what I need lol.

Images and Sentiments: "dos Amigos" Mama Elephant
Dies: Blueprints 27 from MFT and Inside out stitched circles from Crealies
Distress inks: Cracked pistachio and Lucky clover

Bunny - T3, 2, 1, 0, R20
Black Bear - W8, 7, 6, 5, 4
Grey Bear - W6, 4, 3
Banners - G02, 00

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Final Mojo Challenge

As the title suggests this is my final mojo challenge using the making cards magazine, however I might do this again in the future as I enjoyed it so much and also it helped reduce the amount of stuff I have.

Image: "making cards" Magazine
Card: Micheals recollections white 65lb and 110lb
Dies: Crealies inside out stitched circles and mft scalloped stitched frame (leftover from previous card), backgrounds present from a friend.
Sentiment: "labels" Craftwork Cards

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mojo Challenge 4

Two more cards from that same Making Cards Magazine, this time I went with square cards as the images were considerably larger and would have filled an a2 with no space to spare.

I am more impressed with myself than I can possibly tell you that I have made these cards, with stuff and styles that are not my normal go to's. You never know this might even happen again.

Image and Paper: Making cards Magazine
Dies: Crealies XXL Square and cross stitch rectangle from MFT
Card: "Harvest Gold" Papertrey Ink

Image and Paper: Making cards Magazine
Dies: Crealies XXL Square and blueprint 20 from MFT
Card: "Harvest Gold" Papertrey Ink

Sunday, 10 September 2017


The list of ingredients for this card is low but that is outweighed by the copic list lol. I recently saw a video by Kelly Latevola where she built a scene and I thought wow she makes that look easy but I bet it isn't. Well it isn't as difficult as I thought and definitely more fun than I expected. Of course there is no perspective on mine but for my first attempt I am more than happy.

I drew the hills and the road myself. I used my T-square ruler for the road but the hills are freehand. I don't think I am ready for a full on scene card but you never know lol.

Image: "roadtrip" Art Impressions (AI)
Dies: Blueprints 1 from mft

Road - T8, 7, 6, Y15, 13
Car - RV09, 06, 04, N4, 2, N9, 8, 7, 6, Y13
Sky - BG11, 10
Hils - YG17, 25, 03
Driver - E34, 31, 30, BG13, 11, E13, 11, 00, R20, RV09
Baseball Hat - E11, 00, 000, R20, BV02, 00, R85, 83, BG13, 11, G43, 40
Red Hair - E09, 19, 17, E11, 00, 000, R20, RV09, N1, N8, 6, G43, 40
Brown Hair - E13, 11, 00, R20, R85, 83, 81, E59, 57, 35

Friday, 8 September 2017

Mojo Challenge 3

Another instalment of the mojo challenge. I am only left with about four images and I know I want to make cards with those but I am inspired now to get on with other types of crafting as well. I haven't felt that way in a while so this exercise was truly worthwhile and will get repeated again if I find myself in this position again.

I haven't put any sentiments on these ones as I don't know what I am going to use them for yet.

Image: making cards magazine
Stencil:making cards magazine , wilted violet oxide ink
Glitter Tape: B&M Bargains
Dies: "stitched circle scallop frames" from MFT

Image: making cards magazine
Stencil:"argyle" tim holtz, peeled paint and faded jeans distress oxide ink
Dies: blueprints 1 and 2 from MFT

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Mojo Challenge 2

This is my second mojo challenge post and again I have included two cards. It has definitely reinvigorated my mojo and I don't have many of the images left to use either. Hopefully I will use them all as that would be a first for me.

So today I was inspired by the cards made in the magazine by the design team. I haven't followed any exactly but it gave me a starting point. I had forgotten how much an embossed background makes a card pop.

Images:"making cards" magazine
Paper: "making cards" magazine
Dies: blueprints 1, 2 and 3 and basic border scalloped edges 2 all MFT and "happy birthday" from Dovecraft
Card: "dark pink" Recollections from Michaels
embossing: "dots" from cuttlebug

Monday, 4 September 2017

Mojo Challenge

I have mentioned previously that I am struggling with my mojo, I am trying very hard to remedy this and I thought one way might be to challenge myself to use new stuff as soon as it arrives. I only subscribe to one magazine "making cards" and as soon as this arrived I decided I was going to use the pre-printed elements to make a few quick cards. I have made a few so far and have plans for a few more. I actually enjoyed this and I now if I hadn't made the decision I would never have used any of these elements. Every image was mounted onto white card and cut out, the paper whilst a lovely quality isn't strong enough for the images without assistance.

I am going to spread the cards over a few days so as not to bore you in one go lol.

Todays offering uses both the papers and elements from the magazine, I cut the papers using a border die and used both sets of papers to make two cards, this was so much easier and quick way to do this, why haven't I used this before lol.

Image: "making cards" magazine
Sentiment: "keep it simple:birthday 3" Papertrey Ink
Papers: "making cards" magazine
Dies: Blueprints 1 and border basics both MFT