Friday 13 May 2011

Mr Mojo re-enters the building

This is the very first time in over 6 years of daily crafting that I have ever experienced a spell of not playing with my supplies, for almost 2 weeks I have been wondering if my mojo had left for good.

Luckily ( for my sanity and for my business) it turns out my mojo was simply enjoying a brief holiday and has come back refreshed and bursting with the need to delve deep within my stash.

Arriving home from work this afternoon I felt the desire to unleash my new found inspiration to create a soft and feminine card.

I used papers from the Je T'adore range by Making Memories and a lovely sparkled bloom from Prima, all available in my shop. The punches are a variety from Martha Stewart and EK Success, Stampin' Up products were used for the sentiment and for the floral detailing around the perimeter of the tag.

As I attached each decorated border, I added some small 3D foam squares to give the bottom edge of each strip just a teensy lift. All edges have been inked with Malted Mauve Versamagic.

I have also been busy finishing my ATC's for this months Stampman ATC swap, the theme for which was friendship. I seriously toyed with the idea of adding a little photo of each of my closest crafting friends who also play along in the swap, but the look of horror on Anita's face persuaded me otherwise.

The papers are Graphic 45 which I purchased a little while ago in Tilly's, I couldn't resist a little fussy cutting and added some cute bunnies, which were stickled for a little glitz. The monogram stamp is one by Stampin' Up, as is the friendship text background.

In keeping with the ATC theme, I will leave you with a friendship poem by Elizabeth Jennings

Such love I cannot analyse;
It does not rest in lips or eyes,
neither in kisses nor caress.
Partly, I know, it's gentleness.

And understanding in one word
or in brief letters. It's preserved
by trust and by respect and awe.
These are the words I'm feeling for.

Two people, yes, two lasting friends.
The giving comes, the taking ends.
There is no measure for such things.
For this all nature slows and sings.


  1. Lovely to see you post and what a pretty card just love it and all the beautiful layers and the flower just ace!!! Also love the Atcs the the papers are just beautiful. Chanelle xxxx

    Hope the refit is going to plan and don't forget we need pictures!!!!

  2. WOW!! Tracey I could do with some of your MoJo!!!
    this is stunning hun!!!
    Love your ATC's too

  3. Fantastic card and ATC,s lovely to be able to visit your gorgeous blog again.
    Yvonne x

  4. Woo hoo Tracey, good to have you back and with some fabulous creations. Love the softness of that gorgeous card and your ATCs are fabulous. They will be a great asset to the Stamp Man collection.
    Hope all is well with you and the shop refurb.
    Have a good weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Well, if you're mojo left it is certainly back with a vengeance!! I love your card, the layers of different punched edges look stunning and the colours are so gorgeous! Love the bunny images on your ATC's too. hugs, Jane x

  6. Hi sweetie, So glad to see you post again!!! And wow.... what a super gorgeous card that is!!!! I really love it. Your ATC's are so beautiful!!!!!
    and yes.... that is so true... you are only a thought away. Happy weekend hon!!! And give my love to your family and mom and dad.

  7. Well thought I would pop back just to make sure it was still here and its not!!! What a bad Mr Blogger to loose everyones comments and posts!!

    Love this card so glad you are back and can't wait to see more creations! Just loving the colours and all the beautiful punched layers!

    Don't forget we need shop photo's!!

    Have a great weekend Love Chanelle xxx

  8. Phew, thank goodness no photos, lol. Gorgeous nevertheless.
    Glad your mojo has returned, not like you at all.
    Beautiful card, beautiful ATCs and beautiful poem.
    Anita xxx

  9. Glad to see your mojo is back. Stunning results as always!

  10. wow.. that awesome. your hand so creative.
    kindly visit me back & support!

  11. wow very beautiful card´s
    xx carla

  12. So glad to see you back:).

    I love your card it is even better in real life, I am also loving your Atc's.


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