Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Flowers and swirls at Allsorts

Well, I was wondering if I would make it this week! I am a bit lacking in the mojo department and didn't know what to do for this week's Allsorts, where the theme is flowers and swirls. Then I remembered a card that I made in the summer and didn't blog. Here it is:
I'm just hoping that embossed background is swirly enough! The sweet Pea stamp is an old one from Stampourium (no longer available, I'm afraid - about 14 years old!) I used distress inks to colour the sweet peas. The background is stamped with Hero Arts Antique flower background and the gold embossed leafy swirl is from Inkylicious. The flowers are a mini poinsettia die from Marrianne designs. They make a rather good clematis I think! Here is a close up of my crackle background.
Thanks for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated!  Hopefully I will find my mojo soon!


  1. Hi Sally...lovely card, beautiful image and the crackle detail looks wonderful.
    Debbie x

  2. Hi Sally
    A really fabulous design, love your image too. Hope you find your Mojo soon
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  3. A beautiful card Sally - love the crackle background, the embossing, and the wonderful image.
    I cannot believe that your Mojo has gone missing - your work is always stunning.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  4. The background is definitely swirly enough! In my eyes your card fits the theme perfectly.

  5. I bet you are so busy at work being a new school year, it's no wonder your mojo is taking a break, You must be exhausted at the end of the day.
    This card is really beautiful though, that embossed background certainly looks swirly enough to me. I love your sweetpeas too.
    Hope Mr Mojo returns soon
    Hugs Lisax

  6. This is a real beauty Sally. I love the crackle effect and gold embossing.
    Hug, Clare x

  7. the gold embossing really enhances the main image.Fab card.

  8. i know what you mean about the mojo.. mines on holiday too lol
    But i love this beautiful card -those sweet peas are gorgeous .. and i think the tendrils count as swirls too lol
    I love the crackle background.. it looks fabulous
    Lisa x

  9. Beautiful colouring Sally and never fear, plenty of swirls.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

    B x

  10. Just gorgeous - I love the gold embossing round the edge of the flower panel. I wouldn't worry about your mojo Sally - don't you always feel like this at the start of a new school year? Vx

  11. This is so pretty Sally, such gently colours, and I love your embossing and the crackle background x

  12. What a lovely stamp that is. Beautifully used too and I love the touch of lace.

  13. it's a brilliant contribution to the challenge this week. Thanks for joining Sally

  14. This is really beautiful Sally. Love the crackle background and that sweet pea stamp is lovely (I have a soft spot for sweet peas - remind me of my lovely late MIL).

    Hope you find your mojo very soon.

    Lesley Xx

  15. This is lovely - the gold embossed leaves really finish it off. I have some Annadoodle stamps and have fond memories of Stamporium.


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