Happy Mothers Day & Mojo Monday 137

Hey lovelies,

I just wanted to pop by quickly and share the card I made for my Mama for Mother's Day this year. Will just be a quick post now so I can get the card uploaded and entered into this week's Mojo sketch challenge.

I'll come back some time tomorrow and add the details and share with you the gift I made for Mum this year.

Hoping you've all had a lovely weekend and those of you who are Mothers were honoured and blessed and loved on by your families today.

I've been feeling quite under par since last Thursday's Copic Certification day with Marianne Walker and Lori Craig......but I'm determined to not let it stop me or truly get a hold of me. :)

See ya tomorrow.
Hugs, Michey xxx

Mother's Day CARD DEETS:
Stamps: Verve Beautiful You
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper/Cardstock: SU Pink Pirouette Textured 12x12, Riding Hood Red; Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 pad (background matt + pieced into vertical strip); Flourishes Classic White
Copics: 0 (Blender); R00, R37, R46, RV00, RV32
Others: SU Top Note Die, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Crystal Effects; Glue Dots
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Its tomorrow.....plus a few days, lol.

Sorry it took me a few days to get back here....work is busy and my mojo and motivation is visiting someone else at the moment. Heheh. Good news....whilst I'm not firing on all cylinders right now, I definitely haven't succumbed to the dreaded lurgies floating around. One of the downfalls of working in the hospital - there are innumerable nasties in the air I breathe all day long. Add to that the fact that the temp has taken a nosedive in the last day or two.....I'm actually feeling cold - didn't think it was ever gonna happen. Its forecast to get down to as low as 1C in some parts of Sydney tonight.....brrrr.

For Mother's Day this year I did two things, I took my dear Mama out for dinner and to see one of our favourites perform, Alfio. He's a youngish, classically trained Aussie/Italian singer with the most incredible voice!! I've seen him live 4 or 5 times now (and again next week before he heads to the US for 3 months) and each time its been a beautiful experience. Anyways, sorry for the tangent, I also decided to make Mum a pack of cards for her to use for the birthdays, etc that she has coming up. Usually she just tells me what she wants a week or two before she needs it and I have a bit of a panic in getting something ready. Now she has ten cards at her disposal to pick and choose and send out at her leisure.

And the good news is that SHE LOVED THEM ALL!!
Here they are (in no particular order....)

Card Deets:
I've used an A5 white card folded in half and kept the layout the same for to make it a little easier for me. I then picked the paper from each of the 6x6 pads that I wanted to use and stamped the image/sentiment in matching colours and added matching ribbon & embellies.

I'll list the 6x6 paper pads and inks I used below - if there is a particular card that you'd like to know the actual breakdown for .....just leave a comment asking or send me an email (the link is just under my bio.....up there, near the top). :)

Basic Grey: Kioshi, Eva, Ambrosia, Granola, Porcelain, Offbeat
KaiserCraft: Gypsy Sisters, Peachy Keen, Devonshire, Pack Your Bags

SU: Sage Shadow, Not Quite Navy, Tangerine Tango, Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Perfect Plum, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Wild Wasabi, Taken With Teal
Memento Tuxedo Black

Thanks for staying with me to the end. :) xxxxx


Mad For Markers & The Stamp Spot Combined Candy Giveaway!!

The lovely Sammi and Marcia are having a joint candy between their two online stores. Wowsers!! There's over $150 worth of booty in this lovely little pot!!

Here's a list of just what's included:
  • 8x8 Paper Pack from Making Memories Flutterby Range
  • Three Packs of Kaisercraft Rhinestones (Hot Pink, Turquoise, Silver)
  • Inky Impressions Stamp - Lili’s Chicks
  • Sarah Kay Stamp – Adele Enjoying Fresh Apples
  • Pot of Flowersoft, Fushia
  • Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Textile
  • Prima Say it in Pearls, Style 535650
  • Prima Dynasty Crystal Flower Centres
  • A Memento Black Ink Pad
  • And a $60 voucher to go towards your Copic Collection!!
And to get your name on the list to win takes a couple of easy steps and is really simple, but hurry, the candy closes on 15th May. It's also open to bloggers around the world, not just good ol' Australia.

Have a look at their blogs for more information. Mad For Markers and The Stamp Spot.

Hope the start of your week has been a good one (though I personally dislike Monday....blurgh). :)
Michey xxx


WMS 1st Anniversary & New Release

(Congrats Claire)
Heya lovelies,

I made another card!! Yay!! After last week's extravaganza where I made 9 cards my mojo disappeared for a wee while this week. Claire posted the sketch for the challenge two days ago and I was keen to play but was absolutely stumped for ideas. Partly because I have two of her label stamps, two christmas sets and the earth angel (which I've already used in a WMS blog hop) and others which make great backgrounds yet I couldn't come up with anything. Then I thought, why don't I get a start on my Christmas cards for 2010!! Duh!! So I did. I played around a little bit with colours and layout.....and ended up with this little beauty.

I actually pulled out my heat gun and embossed, can you believe it??!! I haven't embossed since before Christmas (and funny that I was also making Christmas cards at that time too, lol).

Anyways, hope you like my little creation. I've used Claire's sketch for my layout and this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge for the colours.

Can't wait for the release tonight (Ireland time) Claire. It looks to be your bestest ever!! Check it out on her blog peeps.

Thanks for peeking.
Michey xxx

Stamps: MWS "Secret" Set
Ink: SU Sage Shadow, Bashful Blue, River Rock; Versamark
Paper/CardStock: Random Textured Off-White Card (from art shop); SU River Rock
Others: Iridescent Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Stickles "Stardust"