Sunday, 11 March 2012

With all My Love

I must apologise for not posting anything up here for such a long time.  What with the building going on in the house installing the kitchen and refurbishing the ensuite, the house has been in such a state that I couldn't find much of my stash or get a space in which to craft.  I'm still battling the dust but at least the kitchen and ensuite are completely finished now and I'm really pleased with how they've turned out.

I'm pleased to say that my health is now very much improved and in fact I saw my surgeon last tuesday and he is happy with my progress and doesn't need to see me again - Hurrah !  I do feel so much better now and am working on increasing my stamina and getting back to normal.

The other reason I haven't been blogging lately is that my Mojo had just totally disappeared - didn't have a single design in my head for a project, nada, zilch !  It felt like I might never craft again as I didn't know where to start, but I decided yesterday to sit down and make something, no matter how it turned out, even if it was only good for the bin at the end of it ! 

It's a while since I made an entry for the Less is More Challenge so I decided to check out this week's theme and use this for my first project in ages.  We've to use script on our projects this week and make a one layer card. 

I received some money for my birthday recently and was wondering what to spend it on, so I got myself some pastels to play with.  I created a background using pastels and a TCW butterfly design mask.  I then used a couple of stamps from the Papermania Botanical Print set, one of which included some script in the design and the other was this pretty little butterfly.  Both were stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento ink straight over the pastel background.  I then hand doodled a frame around the main image with a brown marker pen.

Clean and Simple and I hope it fits into this week's LIM challenge OK. 

Thanks so much for dropping by today, now I've started crafting again, I hope I'll have more to share with you over the coming days.


Debs M said...

stunning card, well done on the doodle border it looks great! x

Lilian said...

Lovely card Wynneth well done. Hugs Lilian

Suzilou said...

Fantastic card, I love the technique and pretty butterflies :)

Kathyk said...

Simply smashing Wynneth - good to hear that your mojo appears to have only had a temporary vacation!

Happy Sunday, matey


clare said...

fabulous card wynneth. i'm VERY tempted to get hold of those stamps and the mask looks great as a background too! xx

Chrissie said...

This is great use of that mask Wynneth!
Welcome back to your mojo!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Linda said...

This is beautiful Wynneth and glad to see you have spent your birthday money on some lovely crafting goodies. This fits the challenge so perfectly. x

Mandi said...

Great to see you Wynneth
Super card
Thank you very much
"Less is More"

Annie said...

looks to me like your mojo was hiding behind the sofa Wynneth! glad you found him and created a stunning card!
hugs, annie x

Loli said...

Hola Winneth, i'm glad to see you in my blog:D.
great masking Winneth, your butterflies are beautiful, gorgeous card, perfect for spring time.
A hug from Palma

Deb said...

wow, this is so beautiful Wynneth, love the stamp and the stunning background!

Susan said...

It's always great to have birthday money to spend...especially on crafting goodies!! Lovely card you've created for the challenge! Great job on the doodled frame!