Thursday, 14 January 2010

Mojo Monday 121

The snow was so bad again yesterday that I couldn't get down the road in the car - it was quite an experience sliding along - I do so miss my old bus of a Jeep!

So a play day was in order and I had another go at a Mojo Monday challenge. I also had the Passion for Papertrey challenge in mind and managed to slip a bit of embossing with my nesties on the sentiment circle.

It's my Mum's birthday next week and so this is for her. She loves flowers and I think this is a pretty card for her as she is the sweetest person in my life.

I coloured the flowers with copic markers and added some old Anna Griffin paper that really does match the PTI spring rain card but I just cannot get my balance right on the camera. The birthday sentiment is from a Verve set called circular sayings - fantastic service from Verve, the stamps arrived over here so quickly and they were in the sale too!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

January - A Year of Flowers

I work for a civil engineering company and we specialise in land remediation and helping to build new motorways. Every year we get sent lots of calenders from our suppliers and clients and we help ourselves from the pile. The problem is they are not very pretty and are mainly of dozers and diggers and excavators and big trucks! OK if you are a boy who likes big toys but my lovely colleague Mia came back from her holiday last week and had no option on a desk calender, so this is my first prototype for a calender for her.

The crocus flower is from A Year of Flowers from Flourishes and they were a late present from Santa! If you are like me and just love flowers you must check out these stamps. I've only had a couple inked up so far but they are really finely drawn and smashing to colour. I used copic markers and some Papertrey papers, ribbon and cardstock

The calender pages can be printed off from the Flourishes site - free if you buy the stamps!

Raspberry Suite Colour Challenge meets Mojo Monday

I always feel it's more like a mojo Sunday for me as that's my day for crafting but as the light fades so fast of an afternoon it's more of a challenge to get it photographed than to make the card!

Anyways, I was inspired by two challenges this weekend, Mojo Monday 120 and Dawn McVey's latest Raspberry Suite colour challenge - my favourite colour challenge on the block. This week is such a pretty colour combination.

I used my new Blooming Button Bits again for my card with all the colours in the photo along with Turning a new Leaf - love that set too! I popped the urn up on dimensionals just to give it a bit of a lift.

It's been good to stay indoors and play all day!

Mercy's Tuesday Sketch 54

I made this a week or so ago for Mercy's Tuesday challenge but couldn't get my head around popping a sentiment onto it as it looked bare without one.

This is what I finally came up with!

My new Blooming Button Bits arrived over the pond when the postie eventually got up the road through the snow - we are so unprepared for snow here! It was a good excuse to break them open for this! I used plum pudding, lavender moon amd spring moss - those colours make me happy!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have had a great weekend.