Gosh, that must have been one VERY LONG BLINK
'cause I seemed to have missed May - OOPS!!!
..... and to top it off, we're nearly to the middle of June - OH DEAR!!!!
What on earth have I been doing?
Well, unfortunately the answer to that is "not much".
Mr Mojo seems to have gone AWOL and left me in the lurch (sigh),
so all I've really been doing is the odd swap each month.
I keep looking at everyone's FB & blog photos of their fabulous creations,
but when I sit at the table all I get is blank, nothing else, just blank!
Anyhow, the swap I am in for this month is a
Movie Themed Bookmark.
The first one I tried doing was St Trinians, I could sort of picture it in my mind, but the finished bookmarks didn't do it for me. I even asked my DH his opinion, and his face screwed up and he said "hmmm ....... not really".
I then looked on Pinterest and the glimmer of an idea started to appear ......
This rather cute image is "Romek" from Stampotique and he is one of a few new stamps that recently arrived on my doorstep.
I first stamped and embossed "Romek" directly onto the cloud paper, then stamped and embossed him again onto white cardstock, followed by stamping and embossing the balloons onto three different colour cards. I then fussy cut them out and glued each piece directly over the original image.
The background is paper I found when I was culling my stash and is perfect for these bookmarks. The bookmarks are finished with threads which were a freeby gift with some stamps I recently purchased.
When sending off swaps, I always pop them inside a card to the recipient which helps keeps them safe.
This card is heading to the UK
and this one is off to Canada (or is it the other way around?).
Which ever way it is, I hope the recipients enjoy their cards and bookmarks.
These whymsical birds are from Tim Holtz "Bird Crazy" and the quotes are from Darkroom Door "Stamper" collection.
If anyone happens to see Mr Mojo lolling about the place, please tell him
he is missed and 'all is forgiven'.
See you soon .......