Miss you card – Mojo Monday #341 prompt

I loved making this card so much!

And I really like following card sketches. I’m already so overwhelmed by the paper options and stamps and embellishments;  then still to fiddle with a layout eeeeep! But these sketches make it SO much easier.

I got a request for a masculine card (I like Guy Card more tho); the young man is moving out of Mom’s house, and she wanted to write him letter of love and wisdom – just needed a card to put it into.

I was a but flustered because I have girly frilly shabby chic papers and haven’t made a specifically guy card yet. Soppy Valentine’s to my hubby doesn’t count.

Imagine my relief when I saw this week’s Mojo Monday sketch!

I could definitely make this a masculine card. Scalloped strip and all.

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I used Kraft card for the base. The papers are from Bo Bunny Prairie Chic 6×6 Paper pad. The sentiment is from Paper Smooches  Sentiment sampler.

 

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A cup of thanks – Card

It’s School holidays… or at least it was. School starts again tomorrow. Lili is still visiting on the farm; she’s only returning around Tuesday’ish.

Point is, this has left my evenings relatively monkey free – Roo hits the sack early and stays down till midnight. So I had a few spare hours to actually fit in some decent craft time. Albeit Netflix being a constant companion too – I have 3 seasons of Grey’s to catch up on. Still don’t know why I stopped watching in the first place!

Remember a previous post about my stamp haul of Paper Smooches stamps? I checked out their SPARKS Challenges blog. They have a weekly challenge! So this post is especially for that – since the theme is: Anything Goes, as long as you use at least 1 of their products in the project.

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The cup stamp, saucer/plate, teabag-tag and sentiment are all from their Cyber Cafe stamp set. The brown front is regular brown paper from a roll, ironed flat. The blue chevron background and all the other papers used are from  echo park’s  Everyday eclectic 6×6 paper pad. The card base I have no clue. In the shop I thought it was regular white… later at home I saw it was all shiny and wedding invite looking. They were laying in a stack in a cubby-hole display.

I love how it turned out! (in Afrikaans we have a saying that directly translates to: The fox praises his own tail) It looks completely different to any I’ve made so far…like… EVER. Hope you like it too.

 

Linking this post up to:SPARKS BADGE

 

 

Stamps – Mini Haul!

Sometimes I feel that I’ve just got waaaay too many hobbies. And then sometimes not enough.

I’ve really gotten into card making lately – I’ll share a few of my cards in a later post. First I *HAVE* to share my latest stamping haul! The reason why it’s so awesome? It’s cause it’s stamps by Paper Smooches. I’ve been marathon’ing through a crap load of card tutorials and mixed medium tutorials and stamping in all its shapes and forms tutorials; so a few trade names have stuck in my noggin. Then I got a newsletter from Scrap-a-Doodles that they have Paper Smooches cling stamps in stock. I squeeed like a fangirl!

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From left to right, I got: Sentiment sampler,  alphadot, and cyber café .

Some of the stamps look a bit bold; blame my ink. Silly Tracy tested the stamps with Archival ink instead of pigment or dye or whatever – anything else except archival! Point is now some of my stamps look bolder even though they are thoroughly babywiped/clean.

I’m stoked for the alphadot set. My handwriting is atrocious. Also finding Afrikaans sentiments in a font I like is a herculean task. Of course I had to get the coffee themes stamp. There’s even a mini macaroon (bonus!!) and a plate to stack them on. Can you see the pastel shaded cookies already. And of course there’s a coffee stain. The sentiments stamp set was practically a no-brainer. I needed some sentiments, and this set just about covers everything.

Can’t wait to start making some cards with these!