Sunday, 13 December 2009

MME - Blog Challenge #6, 2S4Y - Sketch #41

I don't know what it is but at the moment I struggle with being motivated about every day life. When I am at work I can't wait for the weekend. But when the weekend is there I can't wait for work to start again. Vicious cycle - everything bores me....Lyndon is convinced I am having some form of midlife crisis, as I am forever looking to get to gigs of those bands from way back when both those bands and I were much younger *sniggers*.

But at least yesterday I managed to drag myself out of the pool of self-pity and created two projects for some challenges.

The first one is a card for the recent {2s4u} challenge from Kazan. I flipped the sketch 90 degrees to the left and this is what I came up with (click on image if you wish to see it bigger)

Not too bad considering that Mojo was absent and probably pouting someplace :)

Cardstock: Papermill
Die Cut: My Mind's Eye
Chipboard: Rusty Pickle
Other: Flowers - Fancy Pants; Bling - Kaisercraft; Cosmic Shimmer; Button; Ribbon; Brads; Twine; Stickers - Pink Paislee

And then there is one of my favourite monthly challenges now --- the My Mind's Eye Blog Challenges. For a start it gets me in the habit to actually use my extensive collection of everything MME and an added bonus is that the winner of the challenge will get not one, not two but everything of THREE collections of her/his choice. That is incentive enough for me :)

So, here is the wonderful sketch DT Member Anam created for the {recent challenge}

And this is what I came up with - as you can see LOADS of hand cutting, which I find incredibly therapeutic. If I am in a bad mood and need to calm down, just give me a pair of scissors and a piece of purdy paper. Works a treat every time. The flowers and branches were cut form two sheets of the 8 x 8 Bloom & Groom cardstock collection, which is an {exclusive} to the UK. I adore those papers, especially the embossed surface ones *swoon* (click on image if you wish to see it bigger)

Everything is My Minds Eye, apart from the creme cardstock (Stampin' Up), the sewing stamp (Sassafras Lass) and the date sticker (Making Memories)

So, now I have gotten the creative push, I may even snap out of superboredom :), but until then I reminisce in the good old days, when I used to go to Rock Gigs every two weeks or so.


  1. girl- you outdid yourself again!!! Love the unusual use of the photo corner on the card and the gorgeous layout!

  2. Wow great projects! Love your scrap page! :) Kathy

  3. I love,love,love this page!! That stamp is awesome and the photo is adorable! Love everything!!!

  4. fabulous page and gorgeous card, as always :)

    sorry you're feeling out of sorts...i can relate! sending happy vibes your way :)

  5. Love your entry for the My Minds Eye Challenge ! I am adicted to their dont mention again...and maybe I will forget that I heard you say...hehe...that there are papers out there in the world that they make that I dont have ! hehehe

  6. that is such a pretty layout!! :)


  7. so so beautiful!
    Thank you for your sweet comments on my LO.

  8. Beautiful, Kim!

    Thank you for playing along with us.


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