Sunday, 10 April 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Sketch 86

I can always rely on Sweet Sketch Wednesday to help me out when I need a layout for one of my cards. I've been itching to ink up this Taylored Expressions stamp. The set is called Pawsome and also comes with a die cut supplied to cut out this cute dog.  The papers I've used are a Stampin Up designer series. I think I'll be using this stamp set a few more times. Love it.


Sunday, 14 February 2016

Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch 82 - Happy Valentines

Its been too long since I crafted.  I've made a few cards (not many), but most have been ones I've copied.  At long last I've made a card with the help of Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 Sketch 82. Its Valentines Day today so what a better way to show hubby how much I love him by making him a card.  I've used LOTV Odd Dog stamp called Balloon, the papers are also LOTV Butterfly kisses, and the die in the background is a La La Land one.  The sentiment is from a Clearly Besotted set. I just hope that now that I've actually made a card I won't leave it so long next time.



Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Happy Birthday to Mum

At long last I've made a card. Mr Mojo definitely did a runner at the beginning of the year, and its taken him ages to come back to me. If it wasn't for mums birthday and hubby saying I wasn't allowed to buy her a card, I most probably would still not have made a card.
I found the Just Add Ink challenge blog while looking through Pinterest.  I've used sketch #260. The papers are LOTV Nitwit Collections Country Meadow, and the image is a digi Wee Stamps one called Daphne. How cute is she.  The happy birthday die cut is a Celebrations Die by Penny Black, and the Mum is Memory Box.  I've also used liquid pearls on the card.
Happy 83rd Birthday Mum x

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Mojo Monday 376

I was really stuck on creating this birthday card for my mums friend who will be celebrating her 88th birthday on the 28th of this month.  She loves poppies, so I thought that Tilda with a poppy was perfect for her.  Thank goodness for a great sketch at Mojo Monday.  The papers I've used are by Lili of the Valley called Country Meadow.  I thought I'd give the card a slight christmasy feel to it, that's why I chose the red background.  The flower is a Magnolia doohickey die called Doiley Flowers.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A christmas card (at long last)

Every year its the same old tale. My mojo disappears and I just can't get motivated to make any Christmas cards. Am I the only person this seems to happen to every year.  Thank goodness for Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  If their sketches weren't there I don't know what I would do. They have got me out of some spots over the years/months.  The paper I've used is by LOTV called Woodland Wishes.  The image is also by LOTV called Three Little Angels.  I've had the stamp for ages and am ashamed to say I have only just used it.  The stars have been created from a punch and the sentiment is computer generated.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Lady Ga Ga ArtPop

On a very autumnal, wind blown evening (Tuesday), we headed to Manchester to see Lady Ga Ga.  Her tour is called Artpop, the album she released this year.  The show was packed out, she was amazing. She rose up onto the stage for her opening song wearing a blue sequin leotard and fluffy brown wings. Most of the songs she sang were from the Artpop album such as Venue, Manicure, Artpop, Applause and Mary Jane Holland.  It says that Mary Jane Holland is Ga Gas pot loving alter ego. On stage you could see her and her backing dancers pretending to pass round spliffs.

The light show was brilliant, and her costume changes were different.  She is definitely an energetic person.

She even had a costume change actually on the stage.  The crowd went wild when she also sang some of her well known oldies, Poker Face, Paparazzi, Born this way, Alejandro to mention a few, and my all time favourite Bad Romance.  If you ever get the chance to see her live then she is well worth seeing, she has an amazing voice and a talented piano player as well.

Baron & Butch (but really John & Archie)

As soon as I saw this image at Mo's Digital Pencil I had to have it.  I know its a little boy but the image just reminded me so much of hubby and Archie.  Most evenings they spend their time together on the floor, John with his laptop (supposedly watching the telly!!!), and Archie next to him either surrounded by tennis balls or with a ball in his mouth.  Perfect for his birthday card.  The papers I've used are LOTV Father knows best.  The image is called Baron & Butch and I've used an embossing folder for the strip behind the image called Starry Eyed.  I'm entering this card into the Sketch N Stash challenge 149.