Tuesday, 24 June 2008


Finally I got a few minutes spare to do some crafting!! So I did a bit of blog hopping and ended up with a head full of ideas, by the time I sat down to create something .....BLANK!! absolutely nothing there, so you think to yourself great, mojoless again!! So in time like this I get out my little book. In this book I jot down things that inspire me,like colour combos( I actually spend my time at work people watching and translate their clothes combos into SU colours, does that sounds abnormal?)I sometimes sketch different layouts etc. absolutely everything that catches my eye I put down in this little book, it ends up chaotic and sometimes I read back and I don't understand a word of it but other times it jogged my memory and know exactly what it means. So this was how this card was created. I ve seen this idea used a lot on cards from various people so don t know who exactly to credit but the combo and layout are completely mine. So you stamp the card and you realise you moved the stamp at the end and you ended up with a double image, you start all over again .... this time perfect, you put the card together and you take a look and you think *Monica that s not a bad card well done*. You take your card to the photography place( a sideboard in my conservatory) snap away 3-4 pics from different angles so you can choose a semi decent one later. You then upload your photos and perform a bit of editing and then it hits you....
... you ve used the first image the one that was bad!!! waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh %$&*(^$$ LOL.( because the picture is quite small you can really tell but look close to the end of the word celebrate can you see? it is more obvious IRL)
Bashful blue card stock, Big Deal alphabet, Wonderful Words stamp set, Basful blue, So Saffron, Certainly celery,Creamy Caramel inks, Choc. Chip grosgrain ribbon, Jumbo eyelets ( love those), soft subtles brads. The background was stamped in Versamark using one of the stamps from Seeing Spots set.
My second card was hard. It was made for a colour challenge over at In Love with Stamping. You had to use Elegant Eggplant( love this), Certainly Celery( also love this) and Orchid Opulence( not love this much). I have a problem with lilacs and mauve's and purples don't ask me why, I adore the colours( well some of them) but I just find I shy away from working with them, so this card took me ages but I do love the end result I think is a fab combo and the Orchid Opulence really makes my frame stand out. So thank you Carole for challenging me I think I need it that.
So I ve used all the colours the challenge stated, I ve chosen the flower from the Heartfelt set and used part of the fabulous friend stamp from the Occasional Greetings, some elegant eggplant grosgrain ribbon completes the look. What do you think? would this be a combo you d normally use? Put it this way I m so glad I did. Thank you for visiting me and massive thanks to all of those that left me so many lovely comments. *love* I haven t forgotten the tutorials still working on them.Till later HUGS Monica xxxx
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  1. Fab cards. The border you used on the white cardstock top/bottom on the flowercard - is that one of your SU ones??? Looks like something I could be persuaded to buy LOL!!

  2. ooooo I LOVE what you've done with the baby card. That alpha is just the BEST....I've been using it this week too! I shy away from purples and lilacs too (used to be my favourite colours).
    *waiting impatiently for the tutorial :)*

  3. Monica, Just love both your cards. The Baby one is so cute. Your challenge card is wonderful, love it. So pleased you joined in and enjoyed it.
    Carole x

  4. These are both beautiful! I am going to CASE that baby card! I absolutely love it! Genius!

  5. Both cards are beautiful :o)x

  6. Monica - these cards are absolutly wonderful...your mojo came back. I love the layout of the green & purple one.


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