Sunday, 9 August 2009

I think I may have found my mojo!

I think my mojo is returning :) I managed to make a card tonight for the Just magnolia challenge which is a sketch by Martine this week.
I got a lovely package in the post this morning which really got me motivated to make something. I won first prize in Lorraine's (Coldwaters) blog candy and it arrived this morning :) I had seen the pic on her blog of the prize but I was still in shock at the amount of lovely goodies she sent, along with a beautiful card too. Thank you so much Lorraine, you really made my day :)
So I got 2 DT cards made and the one I made for the challenge too, which I am happy about because I never thought I would get my DT cards done this week. Still got 3 DT cards to make for this week, and some for Aries Crafts who sponsor me, but hopefully I will get most of that done tomorrow.
So here's my card for Just Magnolia
The sketch has the option of just using an image or making a tag so I thought I would make a tag with my image on it, so I made the blue panel into a pocket to hold the tag then cut out my image and thought it didn't look right with the image stuck onto the tag because you wouldn't be able to see her legs, so I ended up sticking the tag onto the card and sticking Tilda on top.
The papers and tag I have used are freebie downloads from Summer Driggs, I think these are my favourite papers by Summer. I have used the papers from this set loads and I never get tired of using them.
I coloured Tilda with Copics but as most of them are running out, I couldn't use the colours I wanted so I had to use a brighter blue than I would have liked but never mind. I also used a Stampin Up white gel pen for highlights.
Flowers are punched from the same set of papers with the SU! 5 petal punch and my Dovecraft one and the tiny blue ones are Primas. The sentiment is also Stampin Up.
Everything else is from my stash. Oh except the little bead caps which are from Aries Crafts.
I don't often use small bead caps like these but I really like this ones. They are pretty and perfect for smaller flowers. Aries Crafts have loads of new stock in, including loads of Hero Arts Christmas Stamps. Speaking about Aries Crafts, I will have a surprise in a few weeks for Aries crafts customers, so if you have purchased anything from there lately, do let me know ;)
Before I go, I want to say a big thank you to everyone who left me comments and helped me find my mojo lol. All your support and encouragement means a lot to me. You are all just the best friends ever xx

Hugs Lora

7 comments:

Kirsty said...

Congrats to you for winning the Blog candy well done. Your card is lovely I agree with you the papers are stunning xx

Angie said...

Glad to see your mojo is back hun,
Super card,
Hugs
Angie

Emma said...

Hiya Lora
Fab to hear your mojo is back and you are creating again. Wow well done on winning the candy.
Your card is gorgeous, I love the papers.
Emma x

TeresaW said...

Congratulations on your win, it really is a boost when it lands on the mat. Glad to have you back with us again and what a super card to start off the new you with. Well done.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

it's a good thing that mojo is back because i would have kicked it's butt back to you all the way from illinois!!!

and isn't that lorraine something!!!

you card is fabulous. i think it's one of my favs of yours! i just love it.

hugs,

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Great card lora! wonderful colors. I'm glad your mojo is back. :)

Elle-phan-tastic cards said...

Hi Lora thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm trying to keep up with everyone but not doing so well at keeping up with my wn blog lol!!!

Lovely card hun I'd say your mojo is definitly back! x x