Saturday 31 August 2013

A new style to revive a flagging mojo !

Ok well recently I have been having an issue with my favourite passtime - crafting ! My mojo has gone AWOL and that along with the lack of time and energy I have left at the end of the day after all the summer holiday shenanigans we've been up to has left me shattered and uninspired.

Last night I decided that enough was enough, it was time to do something about it ! So I turned to my favourite mojo jump starter - Pinterest :) The best way I have found to jump start that mojo is to try a new technique or style and one of the styles I love but never really mastered is shabby chic.

So to Pinterest I turned searching and pinning like a mad woman and a new board was created especially for cards and projects that sparked my imagination (you can find it here if you fancy a look see !)
My mum also brought me a magazine last week (Cardmaking & papercraft September issue - thanks mum xx) and it had some free stamps with it which this card made me think of, so I got them out and started experimenting with colours, DP's, ribbon, lace and embellishments, paint, glitter and distressers ! Much mess was made and I ended up covered in paint and glitter but also much fun was had and I woke up this morning wanting to craft :)

Here was the end result

Here is a close-up of the ribbon/flower detail
The flowers were brushed with white acrylic paint and then I added glamour dust for some sparkle - I also found out that it is really difficult to photograph lots of glitter - my camera just didn't want to focus on it - any tips anyone ?

I hope you like my attempt I'm not sure if it's a bit more shabby than chic (!!) but hey it fixed my poor tired mojo so its a hit with me !

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Craftroom challenge - Something new
A.R.T challenge - Ribbons & pearls
Whimsical designs challenge - Something old, something new (Old papers/pearls/flowers and new stamp) Good luck to Stephanie on her new adventures xx
Card makin' Mama's - Black, white & 1 other colour

Thanks so much for visiting me today, leave a comment so I can pop by and visit you too xx
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday 23 August 2013

My fav colour combo on a Christmas card :)

It is time for another fabulous Jellypark challenge and this week our theme is 
"Things with wings"
I chose to use one of the new Christmas digi's called Xmas fairy. She is available to buy for just £1.25 here at the jellypark store or you could always get her in the bargain bundle below.

I coloured her with pro-markers and added some extra shading with my prisma pencils.
The DP's I used are not Christmas papers they are actually from the EP victoria gardens paper kit but I love the girly pinkness and pink & green has always been my fav colour combo !!

The sentiment is a clear stamp that I have had for absolutely ages and I don't even know the brand - sorry but if you are after some circular sentiments there is a great set available at the jellypark store here. It includes the new Christmas digi stamps (thats 6 digi images, including the one I used) and also 3 circular sentiments (exclusive to this set at the mo) the set is £10 or just £6 if you are a Jellypark club member. 
Here is a little peek
Don't forget to check out the Jellypark challenge blog to see all the DT inspiration as well as this weeks fab new releases x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Tuesday morning sketches - Super sketch - thanks x
Passion for pro-markers challenge - Use your fav color combo (mine has always been pink & green)
City crafter challenge blog - 1 stamp, 2 DP's & 3 embellies
Aud sentiments challenge - Anything but a birthday card
Crafty ribbons challenge - Anything goes with ribbon

Thanks for visiting me today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Friday 2 August 2013

Giraffe for baby George :)

This week over at Jellypark friends our stamp spotlight is this beautiful and oh so cute toy giraffe
You can find him at the jellypark store here

I chose this image as it's perfect to make baby cards and here in the UK we are celebrating the birth of a new (and very cute himself !) baby prince ! 
Congrats to the lucky parents ;)

Here is my card

Don't forget to hop on over to jellypark friends to check out the other DT inspiration using this cute image and leave us a link in comments if you've used this digi to create a project old or new - we just love to see your jellypark creations x

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

Lacy sunshine challenges - Anything (with a coloured image) goes
Crafting by designs - Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by today x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

End of an era :(

Its time for another challenge over at Stampin' for the weekend and this time around we want to see your shaped cards.

I made a card for my little boy who will be starting school in September - he is looking forward to it sooooooo much but I am going to miss having him around - sniff sniff !! He is my youngest and I am feeling that its the end of an era ! Anyway enough of the soppy stuff lets get back to the fun stuff !

I used a digital template from whimsie doodles and I love it ! I will def be looking into getting more. I have recently been feeling lack lustre, to say the least, when it comes to crafting - my mojo has def gone awol. But I really enjoyed making this little shaped card and I know that my little man will be thrilled with it when I give it to him on his 1st day of school.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT creations over at stampin' for the weekend then get cracking on your own shaped card to share with us :)

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

There she goes challenge - Paper peicing
Crafts & me challenge - Anything goes
The male room - Anything make goes :)

Thanks for visiting today
Suzie xoxo