Getting my mojo back


Last night was the first night I've had to get creative in about 10 days - and I've been in desperate need to get in to my craft desk for a while! I only had enough time to make 3 quick projects, but I think they all turned out well. I'm not going to show you them all today. You'll just have to visit my blog every day this week to see them :-)

To get my mojo back I had to go back to my favourite Bella Rose paper. I really love this pack. It must be my favourite colour combos ever. Never fear though - I used a different colour combo - not a bit of Kiwi Kiss in sight. I've never been much of a fan of polka dots in clothing, but I couldn't resist this jumbo combo. It's just so striking. Not much needed to make it pop. Just a bit of ribbon and a great big 3D flower and this card was done in about 10 minutes.

What do you think? I'm loving the flower myself - but that could be because its the first time I've done one. I've been seeing similar flowers everywhere and just had to try one myself. It's very simple. I punched 4 scalloped circles in Pink Pirouette and then cut and layered them, using a split pin to hold it all together. I have a feeling you're going to be seeing more of these flowers in the coming weeks as I'm in love with them at the moment - so simple, yet so eye catching. If I can let you in on a little secret I made the flower first and then figured out the rest of the card around it. I often create my projects this way - start with the focal point and work backwards.

Anyway enough rambling from me - hope you like it.

Front of card:

Close up of embellishments:
Keeping it simple inside the card:
Close up of the flower:

Materials:
Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla
Ink: Regal Rose
Stamps: Whimsical Words
Paper: Bella Rose
Punches: Eyelet Border, Scallop Circle
Other: Pink Pirouette ribbon, gold split pin



If you want to learn how to make this flower first hand come along on Sunday to my Champagne, Cupcakes and Craft open house and check out the demo first hand. It's free and all you need to do is RSVP. For more details click here.