Saturday, 13 February 2010

Two Cards and lots of challenges!!

I'm not going to apologise for not blogging etc as Marianne will tell me off!! I have managed a couple of cards over the past couple of weeks but nothing worth blogging really. I have gone through a real low but am hoping that I am back on the way up and can get back to creating something half decent!!

The first card covers the following challenges and probably a few more but here goes:

Spoonfull of Sugar -1 Paper, 1 embossing, 1 button and 1 Ribbon
Copic Colour Challenge - R29, RV23 and B12
Cute Card Thursday - In the name of Love
Friday Crafty Cats - Buttons and Bows
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Delights
Simon Says - Whats love got to do with it
Pink Elephant - Mushy Gushy Valentine
By the Cute and Girly - Love


Digital Image by Mo Manning, Belle and Bronte Freebie
Sentiment is from a Hero Arts Set
Coloured with Copic Pens:
E15, E17, E18, E30 and E50
YR0000 and YR00
W00, W0, W1, W3, W5 and C1
R0000, R00 and R29
B0000, B00 and B12
RV0000, RV00 and RV23

Paper is from Papermania Raspberry Champagne Collection
Nestibilities Square, Square Scalloped and Ribbon Labels
Cuttle bug Dotty Embossing folder
Glossy Accents
Card, Button and Ribbon from Stash

The second card I originally coloured for the previous weeks Copic Colour Challenge but didn't get my act together in time but it does fit in with the following:

Papertake Weekly - Sketch
Sophisticats - Tartan

Image and Sentiment are from Kraftin Kimmi - Tree Fairy
Image coloured with Copic Pens
Paper is DCWV My Mind Eye Bloom and Grow
MS Doily Punch
Nestibilities Rectangle, Scalloped Rectangle and Ribbon Labels
Glamour Dust
Card, Pearls and Raffia from Stash

Well folks, I hope you like them and I'm off now to visit some blogs to see what wonderful creations you have all made.

Hugs Jo x


  1. I wondered where you got to...I totally know where your coming from with the mojo...mine does a runner often and I am left feeling so low and depressed and often wonder why I bother...
    On a brighter note I have been looking out for you as you won my recent mini candy... so look for my email on the top of my blog and send me your address

    Have you cheered up a bit now....

    Your card is lovely Jo, like the rest of us you worry to much....but we shouldn''s all for the love of it...

    Cheer up hun...

    ps...I have prob's with the net and sometimes cant see pic's,it's not from your end it's just my darn server...I can see the lovely kraftin Kimmi card with the very nice and I must say in my case neglected B&G the raffia, very different....
    hope you feel better soon and come back in full

  2. Both cards are beautiful . I love the colours in both of the cards, especially the oranges
    Lisa ;)

  3. Hi hunny, I've just played catch up with you too. So sorry to hear you been through a low point Jo, it definitely hasn't affected these gorgeous cards hun.
    I have the cards being swiped problem from my daughter and if there's any left MIL nabs them, I have 2 in my box!
    My little tip with the embossing folders as they just aren't big enough! Emboss as usual, line the pattern up so your embossed paper/card sits flush in the folder and emboss some more, don't worry about the squashed line that appears, all you need to do is match the pattern in the folder, close it and press your hand accross it so you'll be able to see the pattern faintly and with and embossing tool gently emboss this out again!
    I really hope that makes sense!! If not shout and I'll try and explain again, I have trouble understanding me at times so how anyone else can is beyond me lol
    love n hugs Mandy xx

  4. These are just so sweet hun and I adore the fabulous colour schemes just my choice, sorry I have been such a bad blogger this week, and trying to play catch up now
    Hugs Jacqui x

  5. very pretty card with a lovely cute image. Thanks for sharing your creation with "by the cute and girly". janex

  6. Your cards are lovely, especially like the pink one the image is so cute. Well Done. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers x

  7. Hello stranger! Where have you been sweetie? Great cards. Take care

    Hugs Lol xxx

  8. Sorry to hear you hit a low. You an always e-mail me for a chat and a cheer up. Your opening line made me laugh bu glad you have taken heed. Good to see you back with a couple of lovely cards. Take care of yourself dear. Marianne x

  9. Great cards Jo, love the images and the papers are fab too, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  10. Fab cards love both images. Thanks for joining the Sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  11. hi..lovely card, your image is gorgeous x carol....craftycatz

  12. Oh these are just adorable. I love the images and colours you used and it's a fab take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us over at PTW, hugs, Dawny xxx

  13. I think both of these are just wonderful! wow if this is without definitely cannot tell. I really love the Mo image on top sooo cute and great paper choice!
    Thanks for joining Simon Says this week, we hope you will come back next week!
    Hugs, Dena

  14. These are both just beautiful.. I really love the Mo's one.. But i think Im just parcial to Mo's images.. Very lovely work..
    Hugs, Linda

  15. Gorgeous cards Jo! Thanks for joining us this week at TPE!

  16. A very sweet card. Love your use of the Mo Manning image.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at By the Cute and Girly.
    Beryl xx

  17. Two gorgeous card

    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week

    Jan xx

  18. Fantastic work. Thank you so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant. Hope you'll have chance to join our new challenge that starts tomorrow.
    Ann xxx

  19. Hey Jo, time for my official visit now lol.
    Your cards are gorgeous hunny, fabby image and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week
    hugs Mandy DT xx

  20. I love the way you've done the ribbons/raffia on both, very creative. Fab cards both of them!

    Thanks for joining us at crafty cardmakers x

  21. Gorgeous cards Jo. Love the images you've used and the colours also. Hugs Michele x

  22. Hey Jo, thanks for the lovely comments on my blog, the picture on my blog was taken at Lyme Regis seafront last January on a very very cold day, I've added the ones I took yesterday this morning as blogger wasn't playing ball yesterday when I posted.

    Hugs Lol xxx

  23. Ah Jo no better love than that of your dog lol. Lovely card, two lovely cards actually! Thanks for playing along at By the Cute and Girly.

  24. both of these are just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at BTC&G!

  25. Gorgeous cards ,, both of them are fabulous ! :-)

    thanks for joining the PTW and Simonm Says Stamp Challenges :-):-)
    Lols x x x


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