Monday, 14 July 2014

Getting My Mojo Back!

 Sorry I've been away from my blog for so long, but we've been entertaining our Niece for the last couple of weeks, including taking her to Queensland for 8 days. I did take a few supplies, but didn't manage to complete a card - just played around a bit.

So I figured the best way to get back in to card making was to dive in without thinking! I saw that Winnie & Walter have a collab with Tim Holtz Distress Inks so I literally got out my supplies and played without ant planning.

This card is for Day 4, which is to use stencils.

I started with a piece of white card stock and sponged various colours of distress ink. Then I used 3 different stencils and sponged again. I stamped stamped the background with W & W Scenery : Big Bang Confetti. Next I used my brand new die from Simon Says stamp to cut the butterflies (I love it). I used white gel pen around the edges and then stamped the W & W sentiment from  the Big the Bold and You, gold embossed and fussy cut it.
Mounted sentiment and inked panel and then added a few sequins to finish.

ETA: I am entering this card in Virginia's View challenge #5 - Die-cuts.
Also entering this card in the Case Study Challenge #199

Here are a few snaps from our holiday in Queensland.

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast
View from Appartment

Yum - Lamb pizza with Hummus, pine-nuts and Pomegranate seeds

Apartment in Noosa Heads- wouldn't mind living here!
View from Apartment at sunset

At Australia Zoo!


  1. Looks like FUN!!! Love the colours in your card Jenny!

  2. Gorgeous card, Jenny - ooh look, butterflies ;) Great to see the pics of Surfers and Noosa - the only time we went to Noosa was in the middle of a cyclone. Not good timing!

  3. I can c y u love that butterfly die, lovely card!

  4. Such pretty colors! Fun pictures too!
    Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  5. oh! You're holiday looks fabulous! Love your colors and the variegated effect! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's CASE Study!

  6. Wow, great photos. Love that shot of the coast. Check out W&W. Today was your (and my) lucky day ;)

  7. Looks like you had a fun! Love the bright colors and layout of ur card :)

  8. LOVE the rainbow colored background ... beautiful, bright and fun! Outlining the butterflies in white really makes them pop - awesome! Loll xx

  9. Beautiful use of Distress Inks and dies! I love how you used the butterfly dies! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! It's fun to see your part of the world, Jenny!

  10. I've been away myself and I agree that just diving in without thinking is the best way to do it! Obviously, you took no time to get your mojojuices flowing, Jenny coz this card is phenomenal!! Thank you for sharing all the glorious photos of your trip! It looks like paradise, inside and out!! Hugs, Darnell