Thursday, 15 February 2018

Still Not Feeling It!


Hi crafty friends!  I think you will probably guess from the title of this post - but in case there is any doubt - I am still in a funk.  The weather is still not being kind, although the sun did show it's face today, however, it's still bitterly cold, so I am hoping it will get better now.  It's been so miserable, and I'm still not happy for other reasons that I won't bring you down with.

I hope you are all well and happy.  I decided that I really ought to try and drag myself out of this awful mire.

Anywho, I did what I usually do when my mojo deserts me.  I got out some pre-made bits and bobs.  I already had the flowers that I had coloured previously, so I started with them.  The next thing I did was punch some vellum leaves.  I found the die cut medallion and arranged my flowers and leaves on one corner of it.  Then I stamped the greeting.
Finally, I dry embossed a floral border, fussy cut it out and adhered it to a vanilla card base, then added the decorated medallion and sprayed with a little shimmer spray.

Here it is.





Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Neccesity is . . .

. . . the mother of invention crafting!


Now, before we start.  I know it's been forever since I last posted (and even then they couldn't really count, as they weren't newly made.  But I just haven't been 'feeling' it lately.  The truth is, I had a rubbish start to the new year, January wasn't good. Also, the weather here was day after day of non stop torrential rain, cold, gale force winds and every time we looked out of the windows all you could see was grey grey skies.  I don't have my heating on in my attic crafting room (don't want my stash to spoil), so I didn't want to go up there.

However, I haven't been totally idol, as I am having to sew a completely new wardrobe for myself because I had to stop kidding myself that I only needed to lose a few pounds and then I would be able to get back into all my clothes!  Then, it suddenly dawned . . . it ain't gonna happen girl!  Another reason that things have been so rubbish. So, I have been sewing.  Those who follow me on Instagram will have seen my attempts.

Back to the title of this post.  My dear old mum said to me yesterday, "did you make me two sympathy cards?"  "what sympathy cards?" said I.  "One for Christine (a distant relative) and one for Lynnette" (one of her morning carers).  "You didn't ask me Mum, but I will" was my reply.  So the rush was on, as I was going to be picking her up in an hour to bring her round to our place for the afternoon and evening.

As my mojo still hadn't returned, I used the same design, stamp and sentiment for both sympathy cards and whilst I was at it, I needed to make a Valentine card for my valentine DH!  Such as they are, here are the results.






If you are still with me after that, thank you so much.  And if you still follow me after such a long hiatus I admire your tenacity and thank you for sticking with me.  I am hoping that it won't be so long now before my next post and hope and pray that it isn't for such sad circumstances that makes me create something.

Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.


Monday, 15 January 2018

Still No Mojo


Hello crafty friends!  I am popping in today to show you my latest card.  It is for my Mum's birthday.  I couldn't even find the inspiration for that.  I have to admit to cheating . . . badly.  You might recognise this one.  It is a card that I had made previously and had in my stash, which I cut the front off and mounted it to a larger card base on which I embossed with a stencil, colouring the paste to the colours used on the card.  I sprinkled the paste with iridescent glitter before it was dry.  

In the meantime, whilst my mojo has deserted me, I am doing some sewing (that doesn't require any creative input).  

Above is a dress that I made by attaching a piece of plain black fabric - that I gathered -  to a sleeveless top that I made a little while ago.  The piece hanging around the neck of the hanger is a 'self belt', made from the same fabric as the top.




Thank you so much for your visit today and especially if you have left a comment.  You are all appreciated more than you know! 

If you have a question, please be sure I have a way to contact you so I can answer, as a lot of you are 'no-reply' bloggers, so I am unable to reply via e-mail.