Sunday, 5 January 2014

New Year and Mojo returning (I hope)

Hi Crafters,  I feel I am getting my Mojo back as all ideas for card making flew out the window over the last few weeks.  I think making a load of Christmas Cards and Wreaths of the same design just made me give up.  Now with renewed vigour I have made a couple of cards for my sister's birthday today and now I feel ready to take on new challenges.

I bought a few shadow boxes from our local Hallmark shop in Dunfermline which is closing down they were priced at £10.00 then discounted to £3.99 and then half price  £1.98 so that as a bargain not to be sniffed at.  I have made my first box but am not too happy with it so with have to make up my mine whether to show it or not, but you learn from trying so hopefully my next one with hit the spot.

I have done so much reading up on my Silhouette Cameo that I am going stir crazy, it is time I put all I have been reading about into practise.  I have tried a few bits but really need to get my act together.  It is horrible when you want to try something but cannot summon up the enthusiasm to do it.  I have downloaded loads of files (freebies some special offers from Silhouette) now I have to produce something.  If any of you ladies see any items cut out on the Silhouette and would like some just drop me an email and I will post them off to you, no charge, I feel like you are family and I would love sharing them.

Enough of my ramblings here is the card I made for my mother to give to my sister. Sorry it has not photographed very well the lighting is so dreary these days.

The card is an 8 x 8 scalloped edge, matting is black and gold Creative Expressions Foundation card, the white card is Centura Pearl embossed/cut with Chantilly Lace Flourish die from Tattered Lace.  The shoe is also from Tattered Lace, I cut one in gold and one in black and overlaid the gold onto the black.  Sentiments from Kanban.  Added black ribbon, dazzler and pearls from stash.
That is it for tonight, only to hope you all have recovered from Christmas and New Year and are looking forward to seeing what 2014 has in store for us all.
Take care.
Wilma x x x


  1. Hi Wilma so nice to see you back!!! this is totally gorgeous and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, your so lucky to have a cameo!! I'm trying to get round hubby for one LOL huggles Sue xxx

  2. Hi Wilma
    Happy New Year and nice to have you back.
    Super card and love the corner flourishes.
    What a bargain with the boxes. Look forward to seeing what you do with the rest of them.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  3. Hello Wilma, Happy New Year, I hope it's a great one for you.
    Gorgeous card, love the dies and your design. Your colour theme is beautiful.
    You take care, hugs Kate X

  4. This looks so classy, I,m sure she will love it. Xxxx

  5. Very elegant card Wilma , it's lovely to see you back, look forward to seeing more beautiful cards. Hazel xx

  6. Gorgeous card Wilma. Those shoes look fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

  7. Fabulous card Wilma. The shoe is great, but I love the decorative edges!! Hugs Christine xx

  8. Good morning Wilma great to see you back posting your beautiful creations.
    I love that shoe cut out in the Black & Gold really is so effective.
    Great bargain with the shadow boxes, of course you have to show us!!!
    I am sure it is NOT nearly as bad as YOU!! think it is. We are all very critical of our own work.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  9. Hi Wilma,
    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Loving your beautiful card. So glad your finding time to use your Tattered Lace Dies. Looking forward to more of the same lovely creations with them.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  10. hi Wilma, lovely to see you back, wishing you a very happy new year.
    beautiful card with lovely die cut embellishments, love the colours and design.

  11. Hi Wilma, great to have you back! This is a gorgeous card, beautiful design and colour scheme! Carole Z X

  12. What a really cute card Wilma, I have got loads of new dies and stash and I am hoping to start crafting again soon. Just too much happening at the moment in my life (not good). I enjoyed the poem as it brought back memories for me of when I was young, I just wanted to make it available to anyone who might have taken some memories from it also. Glad you did. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  13. OOOo missed this one Wilma, love it....nice dies and great colour combo.

    As for the rum....pussers rum is heavy stuff always good to warm up the cockles of your heart...from the toes up! I miss it. We used to get a wee tot before parades and it was just the ticket to keep you warm.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika.