Monday, 21 June 2010

What is it with me and challenges at the moment??... oh and another mini update!

I dunno, but I'm totally hooked at the moment on challenges!!

If you know me you know my crafty mojo has been going wanderlust on a regular basis for the last 8 months or so.  One thing and another piled up on top of the the day to day grind of work'kids/washing/ignoring the dust (LOL) and got down in the dumps and that affected my crafting and I just couldn't get inspired.

.. I dunno, maybe it's my star sign and the alignment of the moons and the suns have finally sorted themselves out and my mojo is slowly but surely returning and I'm likeing what I'm doing again :-)

... or more likely it's starting blogging on a daily basis and looking at all the fabulously inspiring work out there has given me the kick up the bum I needed!!

I think it's the latter!!!

Anyway... another  challenge

This one is for the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge 41 - this week to use both the sketch (below) and blue and yellow...

hmmm - a rumage through my craft box provided some lovely yellow check paper, but the blue paper from the same range wouldn't go with any of my images (how has that happened!!!... that'll be me falling in love with papers and having no idea what i'm gonna go with them... again...)

More rumaging produced half a sheet of spotty blue paper, different manufacturer, but similar tones... hmmm

Now normally I like to use products from the same manufacturer, preferably from the same range, as you are pretty much guaranteed someone with better eyes than I have has made sure they will co-ordinate... but I think I've got away with mixing and matching this time...

...told you I was getting my mojo back!  Look at me going all "outside the box" (to quote my boss) and shock horror, mixing manufacturers!  OK, once I'd had a little lie down I got cracking with the card(s)...

Here's card number 1

Cute huh??

I've popped a drop of Glossy accents on her bowl and the spider.  Apologies for the awful main photo - the ones without the flash were too dark and the bling on the card was confusing the flash - grrr!!!

As I've still got my fingerts crossed for the farmers market next month I'm still going on the why make one when you can make 2... or more... so please bear with me if I share the same card but with different images for a while, just til I get it outta my system!!

So here's card 2...

In all honesty I think I prefer the second card... I think it's the sentiment stamp - I've got this acrylic circle set that I used for card 1, but trying to get the think to actually form a perfect circle is totally beyond me, and I just end up getting the massive hump with it!!  I'm much better with something that is supplied in a straight line that I can bend to make something wiggly if I want it like that...  I can see this set of stamps tipping me over the edge one day and ending up as straight stamps regardless of what the designer intended!!


White Cardstock; Blue Cardstock - "Sparkle", Bazzill Bling; Papers - Bo Bunny "Kitchen Spice, Nutmeg" and Paper Adventures "Old Macdonald's Fdarm Yellow Plaid": Pins and Beads - Dunelm Mill; Flowers - Prima; Brads - Papermania, Blue Gems, from Stash; Digi Stamps - "Little Miss Muffet" and "Jill is Two", both Mo Manning; Sentiments - "Jane's Script" and "Circular Creetings" both Woodware

Mini update - for those that are interested - engine in and it turns over fine (horray!!! - Dad relieved!!), rest of bits and bobs being rebolted and reconnected to engine this week.   Official key turning event planned for next weekend.  Oh god, I have this horrible feeling I'm gonna be expected to actually drive it!!!  I've been driving various german built things for the last few years!!!  And it's soooooooooooooo small!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Sue xx


gayle said...

Perfect paper combinations to go with these cute images Sue. I love the second image. It brings back Oh happy memories of the time when mine was little but with the boy sulk!!
Good luck with the car. x

Joanne said...

Your card is absolutly georgeous, and i ended up making more than one card. I think that once you have managed to scrat around and find some that actually compliment each other then you are laughing... I personally found that the paler shades of blue & yellow worked for me. Anyway thank you for joining us at SFTW & good luck with this weeks challenge.

Hugs x

Craftie Mummy

Heidi-Mari said...

Hi Sue
I just love the stamps you used, it is so cute and the flowers are great!
Thank you for joining us at Stampin for the Weekend.
Have a blessed Weekend
Heidi-Mari (DT)

Gunn (Merete) said...

Love these cards. Mo`s image are stunning. Great work on coloring and great take on the sketch.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.