Saturday, 16 September 2017

Final Mojo Challenge

As the title suggests this is my final mojo challenge using the making cards magazine, however I might do this again in the future as I enjoyed it so much and also it helped reduce the amount of stuff I have.




Ingredients
Image: "making cards" Magazine
Card: Micheals recollections white 65lb and 110lb
Dies: Crealies inside out stitched circles and mft scalloped stitched frame (leftover from previous card), backgrounds present from a friend.
Sentiment: "labels" Craftwork Cards

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Mojo Challenge 4

Two more cards from that same Making Cards Magazine, this time I went with square cards as the images were considerably larger and would have filled an a2 with no space to spare.

I am more impressed with myself than I can possibly tell you that I have made these cards, with stuff and styles that are not my normal go to's. You never know this might even happen again.


Ingredients
Image and Paper: Making cards Magazine
Dies: Crealies XXL Square and cross stitch rectangle from MFT
Card: "Harvest Gold" Papertrey Ink



Ingredients
Image and Paper: Making cards Magazine
Dies: Crealies XXL Square and blueprint 20 from MFT
Card: "Harvest Gold" Papertrey Ink

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Roadtrip

The list of ingredients for this card is low but that is outweighed by the copic list lol. I recently saw a video by Kelly Latevola where she built a scene and I thought wow she makes that look easy but I bet it isn't. Well it isn't as difficult as I thought and definitely more fun than I expected. Of course there is no perspective on mine but for my first attempt I am more than happy.

I drew the hills and the road myself. I used my T-square ruler for the road but the hills are freehand. I don't think I am ready for a full on scene card but you never know lol.


Ingredients
Image: "roadtrip" Art Impressions (AI)
Dies: Blueprints 1 from mft

Copics
Road - T8, 7, 6, Y15, 13
Car - RV09, 06, 04, N4, 2, N9, 8, 7, 6, Y13
Sky - BG11, 10
Hils - YG17, 25, 03
Driver - E34, 31, 30, BG13, 11, E13, 11, 00, R20, RV09
Baseball Hat - E11, 00, 000, R20, BV02, 00, R85, 83, BG13, 11, G43, 40
Red Hair - E09, 19, 17, E11, 00, 000, R20, RV09, N1, N8, 6, G43, 40
Brown Hair - E13, 11, 00, R20, R85, 83, 81, E59, 57, 35

Friday, 8 September 2017

Mojo Challenge 3

Another instalment of the mojo challenge. I am only left with about four images and I know I want to make cards with those but I am inspired now to get on with other types of crafting as well. I haven't felt that way in a while so this exercise was truly worthwhile and will get repeated again if I find myself in this position again.

I haven't put any sentiments on these ones as I don't know what I am going to use them for yet.



Bear
Image: making cards magazine
Stencil:making cards magazine , wilted violet oxide ink
Glitter Tape: B&M Bargains
Dies: "stitched circle scallop frames" from MFT


Fox
Image: making cards magazine
Stencil:"argyle" tim holtz, peeled paint and faded jeans distress oxide ink
Dies: blueprints 1 and 2 from MFT

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Mojo Challenge 2

This is my second mojo challenge post and again I have included two cards. It has definitely reinvigorated my mojo and I don't have many of the images left to use either. Hopefully I will use them all as that would be a first for me.

So today I was inspired by the cards made in the magazine by the design team. I haven't followed any exactly but it gave me a starting point. I had forgotten how much an embossed background makes a card pop.




Ingredients
Images:"making cards" magazine
Paper: "making cards" magazine
Dies: blueprints 1, 2 and 3 and basic border scalloped edges 2 all MFT and "happy birthday" from Dovecraft
Card: "dark pink" Recollections from Michaels
embossing: "dots" from cuttlebug
Sentiment:


Monday, 4 September 2017

Mojo Challenge

I have mentioned previously that I am struggling with my mojo, I am trying very hard to remedy this and I thought one way might be to challenge myself to use new stuff as soon as it arrives. I only subscribe to one magazine "making cards" and as soon as this arrived I decided I was going to use the pre-printed elements to make a few quick cards. I have made a few so far and have plans for a few more. I actually enjoyed this and I now if I hadn't made the decision I would never have used any of these elements. Every image was mounted onto white card and cut out, the paper whilst a lovely quality isn't strong enough for the images without assistance.

I am going to spread the cards over a few days so as not to bore you in one go lol.

Todays offering uses both the papers and elements from the magazine, I cut the papers using a border die and used both sets of papers to make two cards, this was so much easier and quick way to do this, why haven't I used this before lol.





Ingredients
Image: "making cards" magazine
Sentiment: "keep it simple:birthday 3" Papertrey Ink
Papers: "making cards" magazine
Dies: Blueprints 1 and border basics both MFT

Friday, 1 September 2017

Manatee Mischief

I think this is the first card in a long time that has no MFT products on it. I have so much MFT stuff that it is impossible to ascertain how this card has none lol.

I bought the hero art Manatee stamp set on my recent florida visit as I thought it would be perfect for my floridian friends and the Clearly Besotted came out with an even cuter one so I went from no Manatee stamp sets to two lol.




Ingredients
Image: "manatee mischief" Clearly Besotted
Sentiment: "manatee" Hero Arts
Dies: Crealies XXL stitched circles and Clearly Besotted scalloped edges (retired)


Copics
Manatee with Grass Skirt - W6, 5, 4, 3, 2, YG17, 25, E77, 74
Manatee with Headband - W6, 5, 4, 3, 2, RV09, 06, Y15, 13, YR07, 04