Sunday, 13 February 2011

Return of the mojo - part 2

And now for a card......

It's &sons Dad's birthday today but for one reason or another he was unable to have him over as is usually the case on a Sunday.  So me and my boy have been having a bit of fun in the craft room. 

Originally he was going to make his Dad a card with a Top Gear badge on (I bought a pack of 4 on Friday when I spotted them in the Chemist - wonder if they're some sort of contraceptive advice - seeing a button badge of the stig on the lapel of my lover would certainly put me off!)  I digress.

Inspiration struck when I remembered there was a racing driver on my Cricut - Everyday Paper Dolls cart so we had a liitle play and &son came up with this.  We went through a few different sizes of components but when he'd decided what he wanted I cut a spare set out in case we had any problems further down the line.  We didn't so I figure I may as well use them myself.

"Stig" , car and Road cut from EveryDay Paper dolls cart on Cricut
Lettering from Plantain Schoolbook cart on cricut
Label = Nestabilities Lable 1

I'd like to enter it in the following challenges

Crafts & Me - It's Red
Stamping with the Dragon - Anything goes

NEWSFLASH! Mojo Returns! Part 1

This project has been on my desk since about October of last year.  I'd be lying if I said it was half finished then.  I printed the photo, bought the frame, took out the glass.... and then left it for 6 months.  Shameful behaviour!

I'm off to visit my Granny at half-term and it was my plan that I was going to give it to her at Christmas.  I'm not sure now whether there is going to be room for it in her room in the nursing home but I'll take it down to show her and see if we can fit it in.  Secretly, I'd be quite pleased if not, as I've fallen for it and already have a space picked out in my lounge.

You'll have seen the picture before if you're a long-time follower - it's of My Granny & Grandad on their wedding day. Do you know what my favourite part of the picture is? - my handsome Grandad is carrying gloves.  I miss him soo much.  He died in 2005.

Originally, I'd planned to cut out lot's of dark red hearts to make a frame but I just couldn't get it to work somehow so I went for plan b - I started with brown wrapping paper (for parcels - from the Post Office) and then cutout some borders from the storybook cartridge on my Cricut.  They're embossed on the cuttlebug (divine swirls) and then I've just a added a bit of card candy to fill the gaps.

I'd like to enter it into the following challenges

Bunny Zoe - love is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs - Love
Ladybugs Crafts - Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp - Anything but a card

Thursday, 3 February 2011

First Card of 2011 (hangs head in shame at the lateness of it all)


So much for making one thing a week in 2011 ;-)

This card is for my friend Ann - I've not seen her for years - we used to go tap dancing together but I had to stop going when I got divorced as I couldn't get childcare.  Spotted her in her car at the traffic lights a couple of weeks ago and looked her up on facebook....and I'm off to her birthday party tomorrow.  Sounds very intriguing including a game called 'spite and malice'.............

Digi Stamp is a "little musing"
coloured in with promarkers and a little dash of glossy accents & stickles
sentiment and candy by Craftwork cards
Ribbon and paper from stash

I think the thing I am most pleased with is the background colour to the stamp.  It was white card and looked too dark so I coloured it in with promarkers but then decided it was too bright.  So out came the blender pen which I've never really used before and I just went over with the broad tip to make the marbled effect.  What do you think?