Tuesday, 11 October 2016

A Day to Myself

Happy Tuesday! Well Happy the next 3 days actually - am home until Friday and was looking forward to ignoring the housework and burrowing into the crafty space, just emerging for the odd cup of tea and a biscuit.
As usual, I sat down and thought 'What shall I do' - Answer - 'Absolutely Nothing.' How frustrating to have a whole day to do stuff for me and not be able to think of anything. Mr Mojo left far far away either on my quick relaxing holiday last week or with all the mayhem that has surrounded the entire summer season. Wherever he is I hope he comes back soon.

I desperately wanted to pay a visit into the Playground as it's been weeks since the last time and am missing everyone.

So with that in mind and a teeny scrap of white card laying on the desk I popped a circle die over it and inked with a few DI's. (Fossilized Amber, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade). Cut it out and then hunted out this ancient Cherry Blossom stamp.

I love this stamp. It was one of the first I bought whilst all things 'oriental' was the trend. I have never tired of it and no I can't tell you the manufacturer cos it was a wood backed one and I removed the wood backing when storage became a problem!

A quick card - the finished result not too bad and am hoping that it will inspire me now to use up my precious spare time getting back into making something!

I want to thank all my blogging buddies who have continued to visit my scheduled DT posts whilst I have been so busy on the Presidential train. I am making it my business to call round all of you whilst I have these few days spare! Get the kettle on!!
Challenges -
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
ABC - Q for Quick
Rubber Dance (October)- Colours (and I chose Yellow)
CFTH - Anything Goes
Stamplorations (Oct) - Stamps and Sponging


Bibi Lindahl said...

I can understand why you love that blossom branch so much! I am pretty sure it's from Rubber Stampede.
Thank you for entering our challenge at Rubber Dance ♥ You're supposed to use all of our three colours, but I just realized that this rule fell out this month and I will of course let your lovely entry pass! :-) I hope you will come back next month as well. xx


Beautiful and wonderful CAS card Viv love the stamp you have used
Dianne xx :)

Sarn said...

Hi Viv . . . I have the kettle on, but if you read this a bit later, pop by the Playground Treehouse where it will be champagne-o'clock in celebration of the 250th week!

Naughty Mr Mojo, deserting you like that just when you needed him. I'll box his ears and send him back if I find him!

Great card even without the Mojo in my humble opinion! LOVE that sentiment!

Hugs, Sarnie xxx

Di said...

Gorgeous card Viv! That stamp is fabulous and you used it perfectly here.

Lovely to see you in the Playground - we miss you!


Di xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely card Viv and enjoy your days..


Carole said...

Lovely card Viv despite your mojo cavorting with mine somewhere...........do you think they are having an affair? I'm sure there will be restocks behind the bike sheds so see you there later!!

Pia S said...

This is a special card. Such clever use of pop of color with black and white, it's really beautifully designed.

Meggymay said...

Enjoy your days at home Viv, this is a beautiful CAS card. Hope Mr Mojo gets back soon.
Yvonne xx

Aileen said...

such a wonderful card, love the design. So clever.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Viv, great sentiment too.xx {aNNie}

Martina Svoboda said...

So wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Addicted to Stamps nad More!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Viv. Have fun in the craft room.

Sue xx

Canonbury creations said...

Love this Viv, i'm a great lover of anything vaguely oriental and like the dimension with the coloured circle!
Val x

Dora said...

Lovely and beautiful. Just right and need no more.

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wonderful use of the spotlight technique in this CAS card. Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us at ATSM challenge blog–please join us again soon!
:) Marie–ATSM DT

Mojca said...

Waw this looks really pretty. thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge. hugs! Mojca

Viv said...

Gorgeous card Viv, you have had such a busy Summer I hope you get more time to relax now.....and get in that craft room again lol....inspiration will come ;)hugs Viv xx

pinky said...

It looks stunning Viv!

Greta said...

What a neat spotlight card!

Julie B said...

I can quite see why you kept that blossom stamp it's so pretty!
Such a clean and crisp interpretation of this month's theme at STAMPlorations. :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

So pretty -- love that pop of color! Thanks so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations challenge this month :)

LauraJane:) said...

Simply Splendid Viv!! Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations:))