Monday 12 August 2013

Mosaic Madness Meets Hello, Doily!

Does anyone have any idea where my inspiration and ideas have been over the past few weeks?  I finally get some time to craft, I sit down at my desk and... nada...

I've been pinning, blog surfing, checking out challenge sites (I vaguely remember those from the dim and distant past) and reading a couple of magazines.  I *may* also have ordered some treats from the new annual catalogue plus some pre-order items from the new Autumn/Winter catalogue which launches at the start of next month.  I suspect it was this that helped the most ;-p

Today I have finally come up with something that I like.  It's a CASE of a Christmas card Vicky Hayes made using Mosaic Madness and my favourite colour so this card really stuck in my head.  Here's my take:

I stamped my new Hello, Doily stamp in Versamark and embossed in gold before stamping six mosaic shapes on scrap white card.  My coordinating punch made short work of cutting them out and I scored three of them down the middle to make them look 3D when on the main card.  I added three little pearls to the top of each ornament to try to ground them a little.  This Whisper White panel was mounted onto Cherry Cobbler and then again onto Naturals White card which has lovely little speckles in it.  I used my Cherry Cobbler marker pen to pick out part of the detail of a mosaic border stamp and then the words 'happy' and 'Christmas' from Happy Hour and Simply Sketched.  I stamped a border on the inside of the card as well.

Oh, and what's that intriguing envelope you see in the background?  You'll just have to wait a couple more weeks to find out!

Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Hello Doily, Happy Hour, Simply Sketched
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, VersaMark
Card: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals White
Other: gold embossing powder, stamp-a-ma-jig, pearls

I'm entering this into the lovely Di's snippets playground and into the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge where it's all things red and gold this week.

I'm having a great day today.  This morning, while seeing the midwife, I got to hear the baby's heartbeat for the first time!  It was amazing!

Enjoy your day!


  1. So very happy for you Victoria - you are just going to be the best mum! And I think your inspiration has been taken by the mini-you! Having such talented parents you are going to create a multi talented aritiste! Beautiful card hun! Karen x

  2. Great card, love the design, really effective hun. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Fabulous card Victoria - just perfect in fact. Love the red, white and gold and such a classy design.

    Good to see you in the Playground again. How wonderful to hear the baby's heartbeat - you know you could get the Playground girls to line up and charge them for a listen :) At boarding school in Germany one of the junior girls got the Beatles autographs and the little monster charged us something like one Deutschmark to hold the envelope they'd scrawled their signatures on. Showing my age there - and yup, I was dumb enough to pay up! Our pocket money was only about 1.50 DM a week at the time so it was a costly treat - and no doubt she went on oe be a banker or summick!

    Adore your kittie piccie today :) Made me giggle here.

    And, I need a copy of the new catalogue - will drop you an email ASAP.

    Hugs, and a pat for the babe :)


  4. Gorgeous card, love that mosaic madness set, congratulations on hearing the heartbeat I bet that was an amazing sound. Hugs, Amanda x

  5. This card is absolutely GORGEOUS, Victoria!!! LOVE the pearls and I adore the gold doily on the background! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  6. Magnificent and elegant christmas card. Your ornements are very successful and very original ! Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  7. Your card is sooo elegant. Love it!

  8. Your card is so classy. Love it!

  9. Well, your creativity is alive & well! This card is just gorgeous! Don't fret if you have moments when you can't find your "mojo"....I'm guessing you are too busy thinking baby thoughts to concentrate on cards! Enjoy it!

  10. Lovely dimensional baubles!
    Alison x

  11. Gorgeous, Victoria! Love the red and gold together and that fantastically great CAS design. Fab feline photo this time. :-D

  12. Oh wow! The 3-D ornaments look amazing against the doily! I'm so glad you shared your gorgeous, elegant card with us at 52{C}CT, and I hope you'll join us again soon! :)
    Congratulations on your pregnancy, and best wishes for a happy, healthy baby!

  13. This is stunning Victoria, Mr Mojo is certainly in residence at the moment. I love your embossed doily and elegant design.
    How exciting hearing your baby's heartbeat for the first time, I hope everything is going well.

  14. Absolutely stunning! I love the elegant doily and the sweet 3D ornaments. So glad you joined us, thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  15. Always a treat to see you popping up at Pixie's, Victoria! Your mosaic/doily creation is stunning and you did Vicky up proud!! I hope making it has forever banished your Nojo and does bringeth forth your Mojo!! xxoo Darnell

  16. Aint that always the way..... mojo goes when you have time to craft!!
    This is just gorgeous though, the golden doily is a fab backdrop for the baubles :0)
    Jenny x

  17. Such a beautiful card Victoria, perfectly executed. So pleased to know you got to hear baby. What a thrill! Hugs, Jenny x

  18. These 3D ornaments are so pretty hanging from the pearls and backed up against the gold doily! So good to see you back!

  19. Oh boy do I love this card! Great way to use that doily stamp and the mosaic punch to make ornaments. Simply wonderful. Sometimes we do lose our creative steam for a bit - sometimes I feel very close to that. Glad you found inspiration to join us this week at 52CCT! Loved reading about the heartbeat - such a wonderful miracle. Congrats.

  20. Oh my word, SO SO elegant and classy - what a beautiful card Victoria! The envelope liner just adds to the classiness too! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful card with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  21. Wow, gorgeous! What a beautiful god embossed doily! I'm so scared to try doing that, but you may have inspired me to try. Thanks for playing at 52CCT this week!


  22. I just saw this on 52CCT and had to come by and tell you how fab it is! I love the embossed background and how you have had pearls to the bauble-genius!


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