Friday, 10 February 2017


From my craft room window I can see some lovely clumps of snowdrops, and they (thankfully) prompted this card:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- snippet of white card stock onto which I stamped the Stamp-N-Stencil snowdrops, using Memento 'London Fog' ink

- coloured the image using Faber Castell 'Polychromos' pencils

- then used the stencil that came with the stamp set to add a tickle of clear Wink of Stella

- used a snippet of SU's 'Wild Wasabi' card stock, trimmed to slightly smaller than the card front and then die cut the aperture using a SB 'Labels Eight' die

- glued the image to the back of the frame

- added the image panel to the card front, with a piece of fun foam sandwiched between to just lift the front of the card

- the sentiment is from the Personal Impressions 'Everyday Words - Happy Birthday' set, again stamped onto a snippet of white card using Memento 'London Fog' ink

- punched the sentiment out using SU's 'Modern Label' punch and glued it onto the card front

- added a couple of matt green Josy Rose nail heads to the sentiment label

I bought the little snowdrop stamps and stencils set a while ago, whilst in Coventry with Mrs A. To be honest, once home, I wasn't sure I liked them. Mostly the fact you really should use coloured embossing pastes when stencilling put me off using them - but the tickles of clear Wink of Stella through the stencil really worked a treat!

I had such a struggle making this card yesterday. I have absolutely zero mojo at the moment and there's no sign of it returning. I've looked at all my favourite challenges to see if that will kick start things but right now, no luck! I feel OK in myself - just disinterested in card making and all things crafty. Maybe a bit of a clear up and sort out of my desk is called for to see if that helps. Perhaps I've literally 'worked myself into a tight corner' - snigger :)


Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

sweet card, I love the cas design of it!
(watching videos of craft projects or trying out a never before used supply- just for the fun of it sometimes inspires me to craft when I haven't been feeling upto it for days :) )

Fikreta said...

This is so nice!

hugs, Ŧĭƙĭ

Jane Willis said...

It's a lovely card and I hope it's helped to bring your mojo back. I have other things to use with stencils - some of the lovely glimmer waxes and sparkle mediums (media?) from Imagination Crafts, both of which are gorgeous used with stencils.
When my mojo goes walkabout, I lift out my old kits from my early crafting kit buying days and make three cards from each kit. I'm soon left chomping at the bit with frustration at the limitations of the kits, and at that point I'm ready to start crafting in earnest again!

Maria - Ivyleaf Crafts said...

This is a lovely card. When my mojo goes i just start playing usually making backgrounds and then it often develops from there xxx

Jane said...

How lovely to have snowdrops to gaze at Di...such a delightful flower and your card is so pretty. I think if you feel really burnt out then you should have a break from it for a short time. If it's just your missing mojo and you would like to craft then I tend to make some embellies for cards I will be making in the future eg butterflies and adding pastes and crackles, hearts with dimension etc. When I finish them and see them sitting on my craft table they usually inspire something,especially if I have been out for a walk and said hello to Mother Nature. Just take things easy...winter is also pretty dire with the lack of daylight...we should really be hibernating ;0) Hugs xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
I love this card and your wonderful snowdrops.
They look so gorgeous and the colour is lovely and sublte too with the lovely glaze from the wink of stella.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Annie said...

I love tabloids like we are both enjoying snowdrops at the mo Di. I love your card.
Annie x

Sarn said...

I like your pretty snowdrop card . . . Haven't seen any this year yet.

I'm with Jane (above) . . . Take a break from crafting until you feel the urge again! Also, uncluttering is good for the soul, so I like your idea to have a sort out.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous Di. Forgotten you had bought that. Think we have both been painting the same floor from the door inwards and left ourselves in the same tight corner. Bit of a squeeze in it. Hugs Mrs A.

Sarah said...

Lovely to have a taste of Spring Di - I can't wait until it's properly here! I expect your Mojo is just hiding for a bit, it'll turn up soon. Meanwhile. don't worry about it, just enjoy the snowdrops xx

Carole said...

Lovely snowdrops......the first sign of spring.I am with you on the mojo and lots of others too so I guess a crafters holiday in the sun might be the answer...any takers?

Swissie said...

Oh Di, they are so sweet! I love snowdrops and I hope I soon will see some here in Switzerland. Your card is wonderful.
Hugs, Liv

Pat said...

What a sweet flower the snowdrop is and such a pretty card you have made with them Di. I have already seen a few round about and there are even some daffodils out as you come into our village, so I guess Spring is on the way. I was only thinking the other day that I need to keep a look for a stamp with some on. Sorry Mr Mojo is taking a holiday at the moment but this time of year is the worst. I usually look on pinterest for inspiration and quite often I see something which fires my imagination and sets me off, but don't worry as I'm sure it will soon be back. x

KandA said...

I think it's beautiful Di, I love snowdrops. As for Mojo... I've heard quite a few have gone missing and I have a sneaky suspicion that they snook into Santa's sack and went back to the North Pole with him and they're having a big party up there - just hope he sends them back soon! Have a great weekend xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful card, Di. I've not seen any yet, but did see some daffodil shoots this morning.
Em xxx

Lia said...

I don't see snowdrops yet, but instead of that: real snowflakes again!
I love your card!
Lia xx

Kathyk said...

Super CAS and super sweet too

Happy Friday


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I really like snowdrops and this is a pretty stenciled card. We do not have any snowdrops yet, it is a touch early. I really need to buy a few more and get them planted for next year.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I love snowdrops, but here there aren't (no snow- no snowdrops LOL)
Your card looks so pretty, lovely colouring with your pencils!

Viv said...

Lovely Di. I think we need a treasure hunt - lets go find Mojo's as they all seem to be off partying somewhere without us! x

Chantal said...

Great card, love the snowdrops.
Hugs, Chantal S

Kath said...

A pretty card and a lovely stamp. I hope your mojo reappears soon.
Kath x

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card. I had to look up what snowdrops are. Sure aren't any here right now, though, no snow either and 40's this weekend. What a wierd winter.
P.S. I've always wanted to visit England.

Barb said...

Your card is very pretty Di and you just had to add a wink of stella! Snowdrops always remind me of my dear MIL. Barbxx

Kathleen said...

Really sweet card Di, lovely image.
If I lose the will to card make I usually stamp a few different images and sit and colour them and. if by any chance one turns out looking good, then it prompts me to make a card with it and then I usually get back into the flow of things.

Kath x

Tina Z. said...

oo, I love this spring card but at our place is snowing right now ...
have a great weekend.
hugs xx

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Di. Love your snowdrops - so pretty. I have a tiny snowdrop stamp that is a favourite at this time of the year - must dig it out and do something with it. A clear out of your desk/craft room might just be the thing to get your mojo going again. It certainly works for me. You will find stuff you forgot you had and next thing you know you'll be creating again. If I was a betting woman I'd take a bet on it :) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: Having gone through the creative doldrums for a few months last year, you have my sympathy. xx

Greta said...

Well, you sure figured out how to make great use of the stencil, Di--a beautiful card!