Sunday, 28 February 2010


Hi guys...its nice to be back with you all....I think I'm over the worst now!!! lost mojo lark is certainly draining....especially on the pocket!!!... I went craft shopping on had to be done...nothing like it to get the juices flowing again...and decided I would have a 'me' weekend and just sit a make I've got lots to share with you and couple of challenges...had a trip to The Craft Barn on Friday afternoon..took my dear old mum with me for the ride..she likes to have a rummage in the charity shop next door....I topped up the card box with some co ordinations cardstock..I'm getting very into these... although I am a bazzill girl.. I cant always get all the colours I want ..I also got a 'At You Spica' pen which I wished I bought all the colours..the one I got is just clear but it leaves an ever so soft twinkle on colour and now I'm addicted!!!..stocked up on gingham ribbon..great for Easter and spring...a few packs of Craftworks card Candy..some more gingham papers in all the colours they had!!.. Stazon ink Timber Brown as I only have been using black so thought I'd try a ofter look..just as I was queuing to pay my mum came in and spotted a card on display which had been stamped with a Stamping Bella Ketto Wasabi and she said oooo..why don't you get that this was a great surprise to me as she is always telling me that I have far too much stash..and here she is encouraging me to spend!!! anyway have to say it was very sweet and here she is...

and I am entering her for this week Paper Take Challenge which is a fab sketch..the DP's are Papermania Capsule collection and I added lots of glitter and gems to her...
I've also been shopping on the internet and picked a couple of new stamps..first one...

..I love this one its Hero Arts Silhouette simple..and just added a bit of talking of bling...I'm going to have a little moan..we all love gems dont we?... but do you.. like me.. find them a tad expensive?... most packs only have a few so after a couple of cards thats ...(forgive me if I'm a bit behind the times here) I went on ebay searching...most to compare prices..and I came across 'Diamonte Crafts' and you can buy them in the hundreds.. I bought 200 AB clear crystals for £1.25 ok the p&p is £1.50 but if you buy more than one then it is the same p& I stocked up on 2 different sizes and some pearls..the service is brill too... I got them the next day..I'll definitely be buying again.....Sorry..on to the next new stamp..

..Hero arts again..It reminded me of a gem tree you could buy a few years know with hanging amethyst's etc., and thought it would look lovely covered in gems..(hence my ebay hunt) ok this one has pearls..the DP is basic looks a little drab in the pic but IRL its fine...and the last stamp is...

I adore this stamp...Penny Black Gossamer.. I've been after since I saw it on a card at the Craft barn but they had sold out..and I finally found it at The Glitter is so versatile...

and this...

I just stamped and embossed the image for this card and I then used the Spica pen over the petals for a little twinkle but you cant see it in the pic..This is my entry for this week Penny Black Challenge..its a great sketch this week...I don't know who the DP's are as they were scraps I found in my stash..and I used my new gems...
and here are some more cards to share...

I've been using my copics again..just trying to get the look right....Well thats all for now..I'll be back in the week with a couple of DT cards...I'm off to do some ironing now as I cant really have all the weekend to
thank you for all your lovely comments and encouragement over the past week...hugs to you all


  1. Lovely cards,welcome back mojo! Di.X

  2. My goodness you have been busy!! Glad the mojo is back....but then again chocolate isn't a bad thing now and then ;)

  3. Well Jan, your mojo certainly comes back with some vengence - these are all stunning!!!

  4. really have been busy....both shopping and crafting....lots of lovely cards...and thanks for the tip on the gems.

  5. OMG - how busy have you been???!!!
    Fabulous cards Jan....evry single one of them!
    Lovin' all you new stash too! :0)
    Helen x

  6. Hi Jane

    Clearly the retail therapy worked, what a fab collection of cards and some of my favourite PB's and hero clings.

    B x

  7. OMG Jan what a fantastic set of cards - the mojo has certainly come back with a vengeance. Love all the new purchases too and worth every penny! Good on your mum for spotting that lovely Stamping Bella one. You see the mojo didn't go missing for too long but I know even a couple of days is worrying!

    Love Lynda xxx

  8. wow wow wow Jan, your mojo is in overdrive! they are stunning, and I've so enjoyed drooling and looking at them all, I love the extra details you've added like the little leaves and craftwork card dots to look like oranges fab thanks so much for joining us at ptw hugs Jill xx

  9. Wow you have been busy loads of beautiful cards, glad to see your mojo has well and truly returned.
    Carol Ann xx

  10. Jan your mojo is well and truly back - these are stunning!! :-D Really glad you enjoyed your spending spree and sounds like you got some great stuff! Sending hugs, Kate x

    p.s. which punch have you used round some of the cards? It's MS i'm sure??

  11. These are gorgeoous Jan, like you said nothing like getting new crafty goodies to make you feel creative again :)


  12. Wow Jan, you've certainly been a busy little bee. Some wonderful creations you're sharing with us. Pleased the mojo is back. Am sure you enjoyed shopping for your new crafty goods. Hugs Sharon

  13. These cards are wonderful! Glad to see your creative mojo is back!

  14. What amazing cards! They're all great, specially that Hero Arts one. Great deal too on the gems, and yes, they can get really expensive really quickly.


  15. well I think your mojo is well and truly back...lots and lots of gorgeous cards and I too love that gossamer image.....thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC...hugs kath xxxxx

  16. OH BOY Have I Missed your blog and your creativity!!!!!!!!

    GORGEOUS works