Monday, 2 November 2009

AWOL and a few challenges at last!

You might have noticed that I have been a bad blogger for the past week. Apologies all round but here come the excuses... First, I have not been well the last couple of weeks and that left me totally drained and stressed. Consequently, although I have just had a week off work all I have wanted to do was to relax and watch the dreaded telly :-( Secondly, my blinkin mojo got up and walked out!!! Every time I went to craft I got up after about 5 minutes because there was nothing there :-(

THE GOOD NEWS IS - I attended our local craft show at Ringwood yesterday, bought some new goodies, and hopefully that will make my mojo return home where it belongs lol :-)

Meantime, I shall enter a couple of older cards that I have not shown before into a few challenges. There is one quick new one as well so here they are -


Crafty Creations (39) - Thanksgiving/Gratitude

Daring Cardmakers - Getting Punchy With It (Latest Punch Purchase)

This is the new card I quickly made for a friend to thank her for all the help she kindly gave me yesterday. I covered the base card with paper and put a panel of another paper down the left hand side. I then used my new MS punch (bought yesterday) to cut another panel (pearl paper) for the bottom of the card. The digi stamp image is coloured with pencils and layered using Nesties. The sentiment is stamped from a new set of stamps, also bought yesterday, and similarly layered. The flowers are made up using another new MS punch (Cornflower) and a Prima Got flower that has been sprayed with Glimmer Mist, although you can't see the subtle pearl effect in the picture.

Card Recipe

Digi Stamp - Graphic Garden

Sentiment Stamp - Woodware

Papers - Making Cards Magazine

Flowers/Brads - Stash


Paperplay (40) - Parlez Vous (Another Language)

This is a card I made earlier this year to celebrate Chinese New Year. The colours red and gold symbolize good luck and this year it is the year of the Ox. The main image is a chrysanthemum which I simply stamped and embossed. The words 'Kung Hei Fat Choy' is what Chinese people say when they greet each other at New Year and means 'Congratulations And Be Prosperous'.


Charisma Cardz (43) - No Backing Paper

The Pink Elephant (39) - Brown/Yellow/Neutral/Own Choice (Green)

This is another card I made earlier this year and have never shown. Although the colour yellow is not very significant you will see that the flower on her hat is indeed yellow. The main image has been stamped and coloured with pencils as usual and layered onto brown and green card. The neutral backing is parch marque card. The sentiment has simply been stamped onto the backing card and peel-off borders to finish it off.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Personal Impressions

Card/Peel-Offs - Stash


Stamp With Fun (31) - A Card With A Scene

Last but not least, another one I made earlier this year but didn't show. OK so I know I didn't 'make up' the scene with different stamps, but, it's still a scene so I think it should be alright for the challenge :-) This time I coloured the image with pencils but then applied water for a watercoloured look. The background is glossy photo paper which I applied alchohol ink to (the best bit I've ever done ha!ha!). I used bubble stickers to finish it off. Again, a simple card.

Card Recipe

Stamps - Penny Black/See D's

Bubble Stickers - Stash

That's all for now so thanks for looking.


Lynda said...

Super set of cards and thank you for sharing your latest punch purchase with us and joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

Elisa said...

Love your embossed flower!
Thanks for taking part in PaperPlay Challenges.

Risa said...

Hi Daisy,
So glad to hear that you are feeling much better and that your "mojo" has returned! All of your cards are beautiful dear! I especially love the first card. Your image is adorable and I can't help but love the color pink!
Take care and have a beautiful day!

Saskia said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this beautiful card!

Saskia :)

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi there,
What a great range of cards in different styles - they are all beautiful. Glad your feeling better.
Fiona x

Yanitza Ramos said...

What a cute card... very manly! ;-) Thanks for joining us at Stamping With Fun!

Sue said...

Glad you are feeling better, great set of cards you have done, luv the little bunny great image n papers, sue.x

Nette said...

very nice card.
Thanks for joying us at SwF.


raindropecho said...

Such wonderful cards! You've done a great job putting them all together. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Creations this week :D
- Ann

Anonymous said...

A beautiful cards, so much detail and fabulous colouring.

Nilla said...

Beautiful cards! Love them! Thanks for joining us at SWF! Hugs Nilla

The Crafty Den said...

A gorgeous selection of cards. Thanks for taking the time to join us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

tanjaak said...

Cute card, love the hedgehogs. Thanks for joining the Stamp with Fun challenge, hope to see you in the next one aswell.

hugs, Tanja

Julie M said...

Well, I think you've gotten over your loss of mojo, Christine!! Great work, love the Chinese greeting.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay again this week.