Saturday, July 30, 2011

Neverending Song! Mojo and More!

  Happy Saturday!  I so need to finish cleaning my house and wash and fold some more clothes, but why work when I can craft?   These things I pondered, but only briefly.  I decided I really needed to get my Mojo on and play in my crafty space for a few first, then clean!      

For today's card I am using Mojo Sketch 201!   While in my craftroom, I did straighten up a bit and while doing so I found my stash of Graphic 45 Romantique papers that I had put in a basket and totally forgotten about.  I took a look and thought I could use these for this fabulous sketch.   I really love the vintage pink damask pattern piece.  I really did not want to cover it up totally with the horizontal bottom panel in the sketch, so I went with a cuttlebugged textured vellum bottom which I vintaged up a bit with some chamomille and chai inks.  The vellum gives a subtle covering, but does not show up at all hardly in my picture.    I stitched around the frame and left the  vellum as a pocket for my background picture panel.  I distressed these panels and try to make them look like old pictures.   I am using Verve's  One Person stamp set.    I used the Charming Oval dies for my tag.  I finished with some lace, seam binding bow,black flourished gems, gold pearls, and ornate gold button from my stash! 

As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 


I am playing along with a few othe blog challenges!
Clear It Out – Anything goes
Allsorts:  Free and Easy
Simon Says Stop and Show Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges Anything Goes
Emerald Fairies Garden Challenge – Girly
Crafts & Me – Ribbon
Crazy Challenge – Ribbon
Deep Ocean Challenge – Ribbon
Ribbon Carousel Challenge – Stitching
Stamp & Create – ribbons & bows
Stamp Something – Favorite Embellishments (seam binding)
Top Tip Challenge – Make it girly 
Truly Scrumptious – buttons & bows
Use It Tuesday – Make a project with 2 hoarded items (graphic papers, fancy button)

Verve One Person stamp set
Paper:  Graphic 45 Romantique papers, The Paper Company Vellum, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock, PTI true black
Ink:  Memento tuxedo black, PTI chamomille and chai
Accessories:  Verve Charming Oval dies, black gem flourishes, ranger distressing tool, gold pearls, 1/4" circle punch, dyed seam binding, ornate button, linen thread, CAD, sewing machine, lace


  1. WOW, Betty, what a wonderful romantic card!! Love those special little touches of glam you've beautiful!! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

  2. Wow, Betty! This is totally gorgeous!

  3. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday- UIT DT Haven

  4. FABULOUS Betty...soooo romantic and elegant! Well done :)

  5. Love the card fabby , thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

    Wendy DT TS

  6. Absolutely beautiful card! The stitching, the beautiful bow, the colours - everything is perfect! Thanks for joining us at Crazy Challenge - good luck!

  7. So pretty Betty! Love the beautiful DP and gorgeous bow!

  8. This is sooo pretty! Great colours and design!

  9. lovely vintage card, Betty! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge!

    Kath - GD
    Blog: "Let's Get Scrappy!"

  10. Hi Betty ~ What a gorgeous vintage card you have created here...My goodness you have talent beyond girl!! Your bow is much to be desired...I have yet to try this seam binding and I only hope that mine will look as good as yours. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend !!

  11. A beautiful card, I love the design and Graphic 45 paper.


  12. This card is just perfect, like I'm watching a beautiful movie, so much to see!

  13. very romantic - wonderful images...
    Thank you so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Show challenge.

  14. Such a pretty card~ it has just perfect balance!

  15. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabulous creation, fabby colors and coloring, I just love these papers wowzerssss Hugs Terry xxxx

  16. Your card is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Love the soft, satiny feel it has!

  17. Stunning card Betty with a lovely vintage look and some gorgeous detail!
    Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  18. This is very pretty and perfect images for a wedding/anniversary card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  19. Beautiful! The colors, the design, your bow, the gorgeous button, everything!

  20. Such a supercute card. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week, over at Truly Scrumptious.
    Hugs, Anja

  21. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at DDSC. Hugs, dj

  22. What a lovely card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  23. What an elegant card, Betty! Such pretty colors and lovely images. Love the pink and black. Love the big bow with that gorgeous button. Love the swirls. Really wonderful!

  24. Pink and black are always so classy together, and your bow and that gorgeous button totally make this card!

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  26. Wow, Thanks so much for joining in on my Buttons and Bows Challenge over at Wags'n Whiskers this time! This is a fabulous project, love the image!
    Hugs Tammy Louise

    You're invited to join in on my blogversary candy till 8-30 :) Good luck!

  27. So lovely!! :0) Thank you so much for joining us at DDSC for our Anything Goes Theme this week! Hugs, Karen.x

  28. Fantastic card!!

    Thanks for playing in our latest free and easy challenge at Allsorts and good luck in the draw....

    Emma xxx

  29. Absolutely gorgeous Betty!! Love the Vintage theme!! ;)

  30. Gorgeous card.So many beautiful details.Thanks for joining us at DDSC.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  31. Very beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  32. Absolutely GOrGEOuS! Thanks so much for joining our 'buttons & bows' challenge at Wags 'n Whiskers! Hope to see you against next challenge.

    WnW DT

  33. Absolutely lovely, Betty!!! So vintagey romantic :) Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Carousel!

  34. This is such a gorgeous card. I love the colours you've used and the image also. Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Truly Scrumptious. Hugs Michele x


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