Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My Mojo Returned!!

Warm greetings from a chilly Antipodes to all of you.

I guess most of you have known the frustration of "loosing your mojo", and there is never a worse time than when you start on a new Design team!!  
But I have survived, and the other afternoon this card came together wonderfully - the second one that afternoon!

This was a card 'made to order' and the colours originated from there.

The scripture is from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 2 and was stamped in Versacolor violet ink.

The metallic butterflies are some I was given, and were adhered  with white PVA glue, as were the small pink beads on the top of them.  The stripe was paper pierced and then coloured with chalks, as I had no ribbon that 'fitted' the card.

The large motif stamp is one of a set called Simply Delightful, designed by Nina Brackett and marketed by The Crafts Meow. I coloured it with Stampin' Up watercolour pencils and blender pen, and  metallic mauve and gold pens, then added the clear rhinestones, sponged the edge and layered it.

This is the finished article - yes an easel card.  The base was stamped with the  Layers of Color Happy Wishes stamp set, and the phrase "To A Special Aunt" was computer generated by me!! 

To finish the base I added lace and a row of small, clear rhinestones.

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May you have a blessed day


  1. Hello Maxine - I am glad to see your Mojo is back - and what a comeback! I love the way you have used this doily - gorgeous colours and great scripture!! I am looking forwward to seeing more my friend! Have a great day - it is pouring here - what a shame - crafting ahead for me! LOL! Thanks for sharing! {{{hugs}}}

  2. I'll say it did! What a fantastic card, Maxine!! I love your butterflies and that wonderful medallion too!

  3. So glad you got your mojo back Maxine :) your card is just Gorgeous with those beautiful colors.

  4. Cool faux ribbon! I'm visiting from Make It Monday!

  5. This card is beautiful!! I love the medallion and colors, it is just gorgeous!

  6. Such a pretty card! I love the pierced ink trail you did for the butterflies. That's so creative.

  7. Glad you have your mojo back I reckon there is a mojo club somewhere and they just go off for a rest from time to time. Love your work, this is a great piece and beautifully crafted.


  8. Hi Maxine, your card is beautiful!! The large flower motif is gorgeous and your colouring too. Glad to hear your mojo is back ;)

  9. Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

  10. Fab card and love all the details thanks for sharing with us all here at OSAAT.

  11. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Paper Sundaes this week. Lovely card and beautiful colours.

  12. A great card..The butterflies are beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our 'Things with wings' challenge. Good Luck !
    Choccy x

  13. Beautiful easel card. Lovely butterflies and sentiment. Thanks for sharing your art in the Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge.

  14. So pretty! I love the medallion image & all the rhinestones are a great addition! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  15. You can see your mojo is back as you have created a stunning card.....

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  16. Fabulous card with beautiful detail and sentiment.
    Thanks for joining us at PIO this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  17. lovely card & great sentiment! thanks for "piling it on" with us this week at PIO! hugs!


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