Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Hey, I Found my Mojo!

It was hiding in the guest bathroom. Don't ask me why. But I walked in there yesterday and found it shaking in the bathtub. Naughty Mojo. I grabbed it and pulled it into my craft-room with me. Then I was cloistered in my craft-room all day yesterday, except for the time I spent on blog comments. And I am behind in those, but will have to catch up after I finish posting this card. So, I will get to you, dear Bloggers. Eventually. Oh me, oh my, how the time does fly! Hey, I'm a poet, and I didn't know it, but my feet show it, because they're long-fellows...

Um, so terribly sorry. I couldn't help myself. That's one of the ditties that I have carried with me from childhood. And they just pop out now and again. Like this one: You love yourself, you think you're grand, you go to the movies and hold your hand, you put your arm around your waist, and when you get fresh, you slap your face.

I have remembered these for over 50 years, People. Why can't I remember anything from two days ago? (help.)

Lots of digressing again. So sorry. Ahem...I created this card with several challenges in mind. Hopefully, I am not in violation of any rules by entering all of them. If so, oh well...

I chose a Sweet Sketch Wednesday #166 to begin my design. I rotated the design to fit my image; I tried to stick to the sketch, which included ribbon, but managed to add a few buttons I had made so that I could also enter the Simon Says Bingo Challenge, (which calls for ribbon, die cuts and buttons in one column). And, I needed to do die cuts for the Midweek Magnolias Die Cuts/Punches Challenge. I also needed the ribbon for the Inky Impressions Ribbon Challenge. Is this complicated enough for you yet? No? Just wait. It gets better, (or worse, depending on how you look at it). I did a Tilda image for the Divas by Design For a Female Challenge, and I gave her a background so I could enter the CMC Create a Background Challenge. If I added correctly, I am entering six challenges with this card. You know, it's exhausting keeping track of these. How do you guys do it daily? I don't get it. If you comment on my blog, would you please divulge your secret? Thank you. From the bottom of my black little heart.

Here's the sketch:

 
I used Tilda with Curls, because I felt like it. Yeah, so there. I stamped her on Cryogen CS with Memento ink. I chose a Create with TLC sentiment, which I thought was perfect for her, and printed that on Stampin' Up CS. I used SU CS throughout the card design. My background trees were stamped with the SU Lovely as a Tree stamp set. And my ribbon is also from SU. My DSP came from the Prima Sun Kiss Collection. My buttons were die cut using a Sizzix Buttons #5 die. My fence was die cut using a Magnolia Doohickey fence die. I die cut the doily with a Cheery Lynn Italian Flourish doily die. And my sentiment was die cut using a Spellbinders scalloped circle die. Whew! I need to take a breath....Ok, I am  fine now. I think. Yup. I can go on--I accented the image with a white gel pen after coloring her (and the background) with Copics: C00, W0, BG000, B000, B00, B01, YR20, YR21, YR23, G40, G43, G94, G99, E0000, E000, E00, E11, E30, E31, E33, E35, E37. I believe that takes care of all requirements of the six challenges I am entering. Before it's too late to enter. At least I hope I am not too late. That would definitely be a big bummer.

I plan to get Barbara's card done this week also. Her get well card, because she is having knee replacement surgery in September. I know that seems odd to do it this far in advance, (especially for moi), but humor me. My other sister, Merrilyn, is going to the Midwest next week, and she agreed to take Barbara's card with her. To save me from that dreadful postage. The last card I sent to Barbara cost about $19 to send. So I would appreciate Merrilyn being my delivery person. Especially since she will be taking three cards with her to deliver! (Yes, that means I have two other cards to finish by this weekend! OMG! That mojo better not disappear again!) I'll probably have to treat Merrilyn to a lunch when she gets back, huh? Anyway, I will post again fairly soon, so don't faint or anything when I do. OK?

Have a great midweek!


28 comments:

  1. Don't you just hate it when your mojo goes walkabout. You have obviously captured it again cos this card is gorgeous Penny. Your colouring is fabulous and I love the die cut behind the image.
    Love Sharon. x

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  2. Awww too cute Penny! Love your beautiful design...the colours are gorgeous and I just love the scene :)

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  3. What a wonderful card, Penny! I love the pretty scene you create and the aodrable image! As always, your coloring and details are fantastic!

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  4. Oh my, could this be any sweeter?!!! What a gorgeous card, adorable image, and lovely coloring. Love the fence. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Linda

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  5. Wow, what a gorgoues job coloing up your image. Tilda is beautiful. I love the scalloped border punch and added little fence. Beautifully done!!
    Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

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  6. Fabulous card Penny! I love the way you've created the scene and the colours and embellishments are lovely aswell! Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Sarah x

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  7. So Sweet, Love how you used the fence die and you other beautiful die. Such fantastic coloring. Thanks for joining us at SSW.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

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  8. Your card is beautiful! Love this Tilda and love the background you made for her. Beautiful coloring as always and also a great job!

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  9. You've definitely got "Mojo"! You've created such a beautiful scene! Sweet Tilda and lovely die cut details!

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  10. Fabulous card Penny, love the layout, sentiment and that sweet Tilda is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Midweek Magnolias. Good luck in the draw.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  11. Beautiful card ,so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

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  12. Little Tilda is just adorable and I really like the buttons too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  13. What a fun Tilda card! I do love the shades of green and yellow you worked with. Thank you for joining us this week at the Inky Impressions Challenge!

    Jackie, Inky Impressions DT

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  14. Beautiful card- I love the scene you created- your coloring is fabulous! Oh boy, let me tell you I believe I have that same memory issue- recent info- sorry- no more space available in the file cabinet......hahaha Ok- you get busy and create- and get all of your cards done- cheap postage = more $ for stamping supplies-oh yeah...... : )

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  15. What a darling image and a beautiful card! I came together very nicely! Tanks for joining us this week!
    Erika SSW DT

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  16. So sweet, love the fresh looking colours... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  17. Beautiful card Penny! Love the muted tones and it's such a gorgeous little scene - very pretty :) Glad your mojo resurfaced but sometimes it needs to recharge and I think reading is one of the best ways to do it!! Never bored if you're a reader :)

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  18. Fantastic card, incredible coloring, gorgeous design. I love that little fence. Is that a die cut? So sweet.

    Have you checked out Lady Anne's Paper Crafts network yet? We sure could use your talents on the design team, Penny. Plus, it would just be lovely having you around. Check it out at http://ladyannespapercrafts.ning.com/

    I love your blog posts. You make me grin. Don't ever stop being you.

    Blessing hugs,
    Teresa

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  19. What a wonderful card. .. I always thought I was a follower of your blog :(... well, now I am... So funny about your comment regarding CAS.. everytime I look at that card, I find myself wanting to stick something else on it! LOL... Have you considered applying to join our Stamptacular Sundays weekly challenge? I would love to have you join us! If you are interested, go to the Stamptacular Sundays blog and check out the details... Thanks so much for all the comments you leave...I can also certainly relate to the piece your wrote on finding your mojo.. it is horrible when it goes hiding, isn't it? Have a great day! xxx Ann Marie

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  20. This is adorable, Penny. Your coloring is fabulous and I love the layout with this sweet image.

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  21. Absolutely fantastic , your colouring is super and your card is so full of lovely details well done Penny , I love reading your stories too, I sit on your blog for ages reading , I can never think of anything to say on mine Hugs Elaine

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  22. Penny, you always crack me up :D I love your humor! Your card is gorgeous!!! I really love the colors! Thankfully your sister will deliver it. At $19 a pop to send, that could definitely get pricey.
    Btw...I am a BG hoarder too. No idea why, but I just have an excruciating time parting with any of it...lol!
    Hugs to you!

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  23. You make me giggle. Often uncontrollably.

    Great card, fabulous coloring, and great details.

    When you found your mojo, was mine with it? If so, send it back.

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  24. This is adorable. Love the colors.

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  25. What a beautiful scene you have created, so pretty!! I love that die behind her. Thanks for joining us at CMC. BTW the mind is so funny the things it chooses to remember:)

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  26. Penny I love your since of humor. This is a beautiful card.

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  27. Aww, what a cute card! I love how you created that scene behind the die-cut fence. And the girl is very cute.

    It cost $19 to ship a card?!? Wow. Yeah, I'd have someone hand-carry this, too, if I were you. :)

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  28. Oops ... this wasn't Barbara's card. I got all confused. :)

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Hugs, Penny