Monday, 18 May 2015

Return to crafting ...

It is ages since I was able to post on my blog - life has been very hectic over the last  couple of weeks, family commitments have taken priority.  I've spent much of the time at my parents in Lincolnshire rather than at home in Oxfordshire.  Somewhere along the way I seem to have left my mojo behind!  I guess it could be anywhere - on the roadside, in the car, in Lincoln Hospital or just hiding!!  Wherever it is I wish it would hurry back!

This card has hints of my mojo but involved a lot of trial and error and a bin full of stamped card and die cuts!!  I've missed two weeks of "Less is More" challenges but was determined not to miss a third - with this week's theme of SUNSHINE I thought I would try and create something bright and cheerful.  This is my entry:

I used:
Clearly Besotted Geometric Style II Stamp Set
Lawn Fawn Milo's ABC
Die-namics Highrise Alpha die set
Memento Dandelion Ink
Distress Inks - Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade

Although I've not been crafting I have been lucky enough for two of my cards to have been showcased in a couple of challenges:

"Less is More" ShowCase Week 221  this card was showcased - thank you.

STAMPlorations Week 32 Sketch challenge - this card was a top pick for this challenge as well being chosen for the Stamping Sensations April challenge as one of the top 3!! Thank you so much for choosing my card.



  1. Oh Elaine, so glad you entered this lovely card. I love your horizontal strip of spots and the raised die cut. We all have times when our mojo goes on holiday, but I think yours definitely came back for this card. Congrats on your recent shout-outs too, very well deserved.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  2. I think you succeeded! Such a beautiful card - certainly full of sunshine!

  3. Congrats on your wins and I think your mojo is back, this card is designed perfectly and full of sunshine xx

  4. What a lovely sunny hello!
    Superb card Elaine
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Elaine are you kidding about your mojo????
    There's nothing missing from where I'm standing ... this is awesome!
    Love it and a brilliant take on the theme.
    Thanks as always for playing along at LIM.
    Sarah x

  6. This is a stunning design, Elaine - your mojo looks like it is back where it belongs! Love the die cut and those stamped circles - perfect for the challenge :)

  7. You've rocked the LIM challenge and your other makes are pretty fab too.

    Hope your folks are OK since you've been to-ing and fro-ing


  8. Elaine what a super sunny card, love those geometric shapes! I hope things settle down for you and your family soon
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Less is More

  9. I love your design, they are beautiful, fresh and so pretty to look at. Thank you for sharing :)

  10. This is superb! I love masking die cuts. And circles!? They almost make me swoon. ;)

  11. Oh! WOW! I really like this. Circles and camouflaging the die cut sentiment? A pair of my favorite thing together. :)

  12. What a fab sunshiney card Elaine. I do love this technique and you have cracked it on this one. :)

  13. What a fab design ..... I love it!! x


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