Saturday 25 August 2012

Thank goodness it's back!

Mojo, that is.
Haven't stamped for weeks now and was beginning to ask myself if I should put all my stamps on EBay - answer was a resounding 'NOoooooo'.  Mind you, if I did I would be rich, even if they sold for £1 each, I have so many.
So yesterday, out came the stamps and the Distress Inks, white card, blue card and a flip-flap (???) book I made ages ago at our stamp group.  I spent a couple of happy hours measuring the sample and working out how much card I needed to cut and ink up and ended up with blue fingers - again.  Stamps came out today and another couple of hours to finish it.  It's quite complicated to explain so I'l  show you a top view of the book/card/thingy.

The centre is three pieces of 4x8 card folded to make mine gate-folds (2-4-2 inches) and then stuck together on one of the 2 inch sides.  Back is 8x4 scored at 1and half, half, 4, half, 1and half (the half inch sections make the two spines). The 1 and half inch edges are stuck between two more 4x4 pieces to make the front and back.
Here's a look at  the pages.

Front page.

Inside first set.

Second set
Third set

Fourth set.

and the back...

Not content with the piles and piles of stamps I have already I went out today and bought some more.  There is a craft show on in Leigh this weekend so I went with a friend and couldn't resist a few goodies.  One was a bargain (Stampers Anonymous labels, reduced to £12) so I reckon I actually saved money and that's a good thing - isn't it?


Inkypinkycraft said...

a really beaitiful make, glad your mojo is back..looks like it is well and truly with this beautiful piece..........let me know if you find my mojo who is missing... trace x

Unknown said...

You are wonder woman! Once you get started, you don't stop, and did a mighty fine job too.
Keep stampen!!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Ann, great to see you creating and making.
Enjoy the weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

cockney blonde said...

Love what you've done there Ann, beautiful. Fancy you getting more stamps at Leigh, you do surprise me, lol, x

Neet said...

Ooh, how come you didn't rush back to tell me about the SA stamps! - naughty Ann.
Love your book/card - what a gorgeous way you have coloured it and the images are lovely.
Hugs, Neet (off to work again)

Anonymous said...

I have to lol at your philosophy for saving money!
Great stamp choices and love what you created.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my Blog earlier today.

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, lovely Ann. Love those colours and the images are great. Could've saved you all that measuring and given you the file, he, he - that was one of my favourite projects :-) I miss those classes but life changes. Sorry your Mojo's been away for a break but glad he's back x

Ralph B said...

Great reading your bloog