Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Boo .......... !!!!!

I hope I didn't scare you, with something from me suddenly appearing in your blog feed! After 3½ months of being AWOL in Blogland, I'm back! How are you all?

Sorry that I disappeared on you all, however life distinctly got in the way of crafting and (to cap it all) Mr. Mojo cleared off on a very long vacation. Anway, I'm back crafting now and I will be bringing you regular blog posts ... fingers crossed!

Here's a little taster; a card which I produced last week for my youngest's birthday. She saw me making an identical card the week before (which I put into a box of cards to be raffled at my friend Karen's 50 Shades of Pink fundraising Grand Ball - I'll blog these another time!) and asked me if she could have one for her birthday. Well, of course I had to oblige (didn't I?), and here is the result:

Sorry the photo isn't too bright - it's another grey and dreary day here, and this was the best I could do!

My card recipe is follows:
  • Base Card - is Centura Pearl in Ivory which I cut, scored and folded to make a 15 x 10.5 cm simple Z-fold card.
  • Design Paper - is from a set called Candy Hearts by Goblinmarket.
  • Image -  is Nail Polish by Melissa at MelJens Designs and I chose this image following a win earlier in the year at Tuesday Morning Sketches - shame on me that I haven't used it until now!!! I flipped this digital image in my word processing package before cutting it using my new toy (I've treated myself to a Big Shot!!!!) and my second largest Framelits Oval Die. I've used the "Out of the Box" technique just to add a bit of interest to the design, and then brought the image to life using my Spectrum Noir Pens in the following colours:
    • Nail Varnish - PL1, PL2
    • Bottle and Lid - IG1, IG2
    • Charm & "Sparkles" - Silver Gel Pen
  • Gem - from my stash
  • Sentiment - comes from a set called You're So Sweet (which was a magazine freebie last year), which I stamped onto an additional die cut oval using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black. I fixed this oval into the middle of the bottom layer of the card, before superimposing my main image over it.

There you have it ... easing myself back into Blogland gently! 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (with a little help from the girls at Paper Playful - thanks girls!):

Hope you have a great day ... I'm off for a quick run and studio class, followed by crafting this afternoon!

Hugs, Helen x


  1. Hiya Helen - was only thinking about you the other day but I didn't realise it had been that long! Great card and even better that you're back here in blogland! Hugs Rachel x

  2. Love all the shades of pink I find it a difficult colour to work with.Great fun image real girly. Thanks for your kind comment I find crafters really generous in their praise and in giving advice. Show it off Sunday is a fantastic site.

  3. Lovely card, Helen...I can see why your daughter wanted one.

    Good to see you back in blogland, and thank you for your kind comment, and "stay safe" wishes.

    Jennifer. x

  4. Hi Helen so pleased to see you back here, we have all missed you! A beautiful card to make your return with! Susan x

  5. Hi Helen, Glad your back and also that your feeling better and Mr M - Shhhhush! you know who is back and playing nicely so you can craft again, thanks for stopping by my blog today it was great to see your name flash up! yay!! hugs me x

  6. Such a lovely surprise to have a comment from you today and then find you have blogged too with this cute card. Welcome back, have missed you x

  7. Gorgeous Helen, Glad you're back too.

  8. It's nice to see you back Helen. I love your card, such pretty pinks.

  9. Welcome back Helen, nice to see your creating again! Great card using the nail polish image, unique and cute.

  10. A wonderful pink daughter would love this card! Thank you for joining us here at The Squirrel and The Fox.

  11. This is so pretty and what a great design.Love the added glitz to the image and your paper choice - just lovely.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  12. You certainly rose to the challenge! Fab card! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards.


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Helen x