Saturday, 27 September 2008

I'm Back.... and Struggling!

Hi Guys! Well I got back last Saturday morning, completely exhausted after being up for about 30 hours. We had a great holiday, despite the horrendous thunderstorms in the first few days! Unfortunately, I went straight back to work on Monday and things are so busy, I don't feel as if I've been away!

Since returning, I've also decided that I really do think that holidays should be banned as they steal Mojo's! I knew I would struggle to get back into things a little bit but I never realised that it would be this bad! The will is there, but the ideas have vanished. Not only that, after cruising around all of your blogs, you've all made such gorgeous things that I am now having a major confidence dip as you are all so talented and I feel totally inadequate! It's so infuriating and I'm annoyed at myself for feeling like that. So, this weekend, I am throwing myself back in to it. Rahr! Mojo, you will be back soon!

I have however made one card since my return to Blighty. Do you remember that I mentioned that my friend was having a baby which was due whilst I was in Corfu? I made a boy card as I was convinced it was going to be a boy. Typically, Christie gave birth on her due date to a gorgeous baby......GIRL! So, after several botched attempts and much wasted card, I resorted back to a tried and tested 'favourite' layout!


I made a top fold A5 card and added a Cuttlebugged Swiss Dots scalloped border to the bottom edge using pink Coredinations cardstock. I then made holes around the edge of the card using a paper piercer and a plastic cross stitch canvas to keep them in line. A couple more Swiss Dotted panels were added to the centre of the card and I mounted a scalloped circle onto these using 3D foam pads. The image is called 'Ellie' and is from Stampendous and I've coloured her with Prisma's and Sandsodor and then highlighted with a clear Sakura Stardust pen and a waterbrush. The whole thing was finished with a little bit of coordinating pink ribbon.

Hopefully I shall be back soon with some more creations. Wish me luck!

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15 comments:

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card, love all the embossing especially the scallop bottom and the little Elephant is perfect.
Luv
Debby

Love to Doodle! said...

This is so cute...really sweet image.

Hope you had a lovely holiday...seems you may have brought the sun back with you....I struggle with mojo when the sun is shining and I'm trying to work inside....what we need is a good, miserable, rainy day - hee...Only kidding!...

Looking forward to seeing your new creations...xx

Michelle said...

Very cute card, Stacey!

I once (very long ago) had a little stuffed elephant that I named "Ellie". I took him everywhere with me.

~amy~ said...

Sue-pah Sweet baby girl card! That elephant image is a-dorable!

Beth said...

The exact same thing happened to me, both times I went away! I find if I don't push it, it just comes back! Don't feel inadequate either, I think your cards are gorgeous! (including this cute girly one!) It's not a competiton anyway, just a hobby that makes you happy! But know what you mean, these blogs are great for inspiration but I always compare myself to the ones I think are better than mine and not the other way round - typical! Glad you had a good hoilday!

Sandra said...

Hi Stacey,beautiful card,i love the swiss dot embossing and that cute little elephant image,all in all a simple but effective card,i love it...you say your mojo's gone,it seem's fine to me.Pleased to hear you had a good holiday,
Take care
Sandra x

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Your card is gorgeous Stacey and the image is just so cute. Hope you get your Mojo back soon, I find on days when I feel like this that a challenge with a sketch can really help you get back on track. Look forward to coming back soon to see your beautiful creations, Hugs, Nikki x

Rach said...

beautiful card , love it...hugs rachxx

Terrie B x said...

Hey Stacey...Your card is `Beautiful`....love the stamped image:)
`Congratulations` to your friend....
Have a lovely week:)~X~

Sandra said...

Hi Stacey,just to let you know there's something for you on my blog,
Take care
Sandra x

All Pink girl said...

Gorgeous card ,realy beautiful ,so glad you are back ,Dawnxx

tracey said...

gorgeous card i know how you feel except it was illness not holiday. good luck getting back to crafting xx

Jean Marie said...

what a lovely little card!

Michelle said...

I have many a moment when looking at other blogs and think my cards are not good enough and take a dip in mojo but your cards are great and I love visiting to see you cards just wihs I had enough time to comment regularly. This card is gorgeous, that ellie is so cute! Love the added sparkle and great layout. We all thought my SIL was having a boy and she had a GIRL too!! xx

kerry said...

Gorgeous card Stacey!
I have to agree with you on the hols front. I came back from mine, but I was the other way round, loads of ideas but just couldn't be bothered to do anything about it! lol.
Kerry xxx