There I was, firing on all cylinders, mojo up and running on overdrive when out of the blue – bang. Everything stopped and it has is taking a while to get it going again. The reason for this sudden halt – an infection which sneaked up on me then after one course of antibiotics disappeared for a whole 24 hours before returning with a sting in it’s tail. So I am now on the second, longer and stronger, course of antibiotics and hoping that this time it will be knocked out enough never to get up again!
In the meantime while I was flat on my back in bed for three days, my mojo packed a suitcase and has gone on an extended holiday, nothing has been posted on the blog for days, all the challenges that I had ideas for have come and gone. Fortunately while waiting for my mojo to come back, hopefully suntanned and refreshed, I do have ‘some I made earlier’ I can tell you about, always assuming I can remember how I made them!
I think I will start with the card I made for my son-in-law back in the middle of August.
Little Claire digi stamp – Lazy Summer Days
acrylic stamp sentiment
woodgrain embossing folder
vintage photo distress ink
black archival ink pad
white A5 card blank
corner rounder punch
gold jump rings
round nosed pliers
cowboy hat charm
I printed out my image to the size I wanted and coloured it with Copics before trimming down and rounding the corners. I matted it onto a slightly larger piece of green card with rounded corners. I stamped out my sentiment onto a scrap of stamping card, trimmed and matted it with green card, rounding the corners as before. I used the woodgrain embossing folder to emboss the cream card and then coloured it with the distress ink before cutting a panel to fit across the front of the card. Before attaching the embossed panel I punched a small hole at the top right.
Having attached the embossed panel to the card base, being careful not to stick the hole down, I attached my image and sentiment to the card. Finally I made up a short chain of gold jump rings and attached the charm to one end and the clasp to the other. This then was attached to the card by clipping it onto the embossed panel through the hole at the top. The idea is that the charm on it’s chain can be taken off the card and attached to a key ring.
Now that I am on my feet again, and once I have caught up with all the school work and housework that has been neglected for the last few days, I hope to get back into the crafting swing of things again, mojo willing!
Thanks for popping by. Take care.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Outlawz Friday Colouring – Hats
Word Art Wednesday #200 – Anything goes
Simply Papercraft Challenges #13
Crafting With Friends #6
Creative Fingers Challenge #92
Art By MiRan #40
Colour Your World With Lucy Sunshine
Craft Your Passion #279
Scrapbook Stamp Society #75 – Anything Goes Option Hat
Ikes World Challenges #46 – One for the men
TTCRD Challenge September 15-21, 2015
Crafty Sentiments Designs – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place September Challenge: Anything Goes