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Sunday, 27 April 2014


Hoping that I make this weeks challenge over at MUSE where the the challenge was set by Marion Vagg...
... isn't it just so bright and cheerful!
Just had to give it a go but as usual just couldn't get my mojo to play ball until this last half hour so fingers crossed I make it in time!
I stamped 3 flowers off the edge (just as Marion has) in scattered straw distress inks then cut out four squares ,rounded two edges and then as it seemed to need something to tie them all together added the flower in the middle with of course a gem to finish off.
I seem to be loving all these bright and bold colours at the moment,only problem is I really should be doing some birthday cards for friends but Mr Mojo is having none of it ....am I the only one who struggles with girly cards ?I see some beautiful inspiration out in blogland but when I try to recreate it I'm never happy and they usually end up in the bin! Aw well will have a think tonight,beats counting sheep anyway.
Hope you all have had a great weekend and once again thanks for taking the time to look

Saturday, 19 April 2014

a dogs life...

This afternoon I has a little while to play before heading out to do a few things so decided to have a browse to see if anything caught my eye and a few challenges did.
The first was The Male room Challenge where they are asking for 'Man's best friend /pet
Addicted to Stamps and More are asking for  Anything Goes!
And finally Cas on Sunday's challenge is for a Birthday to Die for (using diecuts)

I straight away knew that i wanted to use this image that a kind blogger sent me, have used it before but usually with the sentiment that's about snoring ! I coloured it in using my promarkers and then scored the bottom band of sahara sand  (reminded me of a fence or slats of a dog house !).Then printed out the words about a dog's life (would have liked it to run round the diecut circle but couldn't get it to work out :( ...but maybe next time!),
before stamping the Happy Birthday sentiment from Su on a scrap piece of the sahara sand.
Hope you are all having a great Easter weekend and hopefully the sun is shining where you are as it is here !

Monday, 14 April 2014

card concept 7

The challenge over at the Card Concept is to use a butterfly theme on your card,now you would think that would be easy ......that is unless you're trying to pack for a short break with just me and hubby and organise leaving the two 'boys' on their own (don't want them to starve now do we !!) so had thought that I would miss it but think I have made it by the skin of my teeth!
But now that the washing is on and the house (was remarkable tidy ,even washing machine AND dishwasher had been used!!!) nipped upstairs to have a wee play and this is what I came up with.(The butterfly I fussy cut but think I should have wore my glasses :-)!)
Think it meets the criteria for freestyle as there is a mixture of unrelated elements ,hope so as I am determined to try all of the different styles!

Supplies used :-
Butterfly distress inks - mustard seed and tumbled glass
Su bajs breeze ink ,french foliage text,flowering flourishes,thank you from faith in nature
flowers- xcut small punch
Thank you for looking

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Dynamic Duo's

Saw the challenge at Dynamic Duos and liked the idea of mixing these two colours together. Only had a scrap of the turquoise left so that kinda pointed the direction that I had to go and with this bold colours decided to let them do all the talking!!
I wish I could remember the name of the dies but its one I use a lot  as so over time the packaging tore and now in an unnamed box ! do know that it came as a set of dies and stamps. The textures paper is from SU as is the sentiment .
Well off to do the ironing put it off long enough :-(
But thanks for looking