Monday, 19 August 2013

Hi, I'm back !

Hi Everyone,
It has been very quiet on this blog for the last few weeks as me and my DH enjoyed our summer hols relaxing in Norfolk.  We stayed at the Kings Arms, Blakeney which if you are ever over in that neck of the woods offers superb value for money and a huge selection of home cooked food and of course its a pub so drinks on tap! Last week I was hoping to get stuck in with a fair bit of crafting but ended up nursing a nasty cold and Mr Mojo did a runner so, between the two it left me very little energy and absolutely no inspiration to do anything. This week however I feel much better and have been working on a couple of things which I will post throughout the coming week. 

The first thing I wanted to show you is my entry for the latest Indigo Blu forever 21 challenge who this month has the theme of Christmas in July check in here for details.
It made sense to use one of the lovely new stamps that I won from this challenge last month (Stag Cliffhanger) and I did two projects with it.
This first project was a 8" x 8" card using acetate and alcohol inks.  The photo was a nightmare to take, between the reflection of me in the acetate and the struggle to get the detail of the glittered background it was really difficult so I do hope you can see it. (Click on the photo for a better view).

This second photo is a close up of the card and the glitter detail a shows up a bit better.  The coloured wavy lines are the colours of the soft alcohol inks on the acetate surface.  The stamp as some of you will already know is actually all in one with the Stag standing on the cliff sentiment under his tree.  It looks  lovely stamped all in one as it comes but as you can see it is so easy to mask off and stamp the two halves separately if you want to so effectively you have two stamps in one - bargain!.

 The second project was to make a master stamped background with different colours of distress inks and split it down to make 8 individual cards.  for this one I stamped with the same stamp as in the first project plus the new large snowflake stamp.
 Here in the close up photo you can see the cards have been given a  ribbon coloured with contrasting inks and a little diamante on each side finishes them off nicely.

Thank you for visiting my blog, if you like what you see do please leave a comment I love to hear from you.

Hugs Mo x


  1. Hi Mo, I love the way you did the waves on the stag card and the shimmer is just gorgeous. Also love the set of Christmas cards, such a great idea to do a master sheet, it looks beautiful. That is such a versatile sentiment too. Lovely to see you back in blogland! Hugs, Anne x

  2. All of these are so pretty. It is so hot and humid here tonight that the snowflakes are a joy to look at.

  3. Love your Christmas cards. Great job. Hugs Frea

  4. Fabulous Christmas cards. I love the delicate shades on the Stag Cliffhanger one, very pretty. Thanks for joining in with the Forever 21 Challenge ....... Linda xx

  5. These are definitely cards I would love to see irl. Love the acetate layered over the glitter. Glad you had a great holiday Mo. Hugs, Jenny x

  6. Sounds like a lovely relaxing holiday - what a shame it was followed up by a horrible cold. Great cards, though - the sparkly waves of snow look amazing!
    Alison x

  7. Welcome back and how busy you have been, beautiful projects
    Rosie x