Wednesday, 13 March 2013


Morning lovely crafters and dear WOYWW friends. Here we are again at the middle of another week and just when you thought Spring was round the corner we are plunged back into Winter. Boy has it been cold but we have escaped the worse of the snow here in Yorkshire with just a sprinkle every now and again and beautiful sunshine most of the time so I'm not complaining. It's been gorgeous in my craft room with the sun shining through the window.

This is my desk as of yesterday afternoon. It hasn't changed since and yes that jar now contains turquoise water this week. It's still there, I'm terrible at changing my painting water.

.Mr Mojo has decided to take a bit of a holiday and I've been feeling a bit stalled creativity wise just lately so I thought I'd get out some old favourite stamps and have a play. I made a card and was happy with how it turned out so decided to make a few more so those are the backgrounds drying in the sunshine. I used Cosmic Shimmer watercolours  as I love the soft colours I have in those.

Here is the finished card.

and I'll make up the others this afternoon. They give me a good supply for birthdays later on in the year.

Short and sweet this week, just as Julia likes it. If you want to share your desk with lots of creative and very friendly folk, then pop over to see our Desk Headmistress, HERE.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Wednesday whatever you are up too.

Happy Crafting.



Annie said...

Isn't it funny how even when Mr Mojo goes on holidays we can still get creative with our old favourites? :-) Fab card.
A x # 44

Beryl said...

Oh wow - who would have though those two pieces of paper could be transformed into such a beautiful card. It's lovely.
Beryl xx

JoZart said...

You've still managed to be creative with great results. Lovely card! Mr Mojo is still there but lurking!
So sorry it has taken a few days to post pics of your quilts, it should be on later today. I've been crazy busy and also had to catch up with those in hand as I blog them in order of receipt.
Off to Germany next week, woo hoo! Can't wait to see them then the Brighton Belles invade a couple of days after I get home for the Easter hols. Couple of days after they leave I go to Holland to dem at the Art Specially Show , Yeah!
love jo x
love Jo x

Heather Alger said...

Great card, love the sheen to this design x
Happy WOYWW Heather #46

Helen said...

What beautiful favourites you have, that card is gorgeous! Have a good week - hope Mr Mojo returns.. Helen, 11

Brenda Brown said...

Hi Lisa. Loved taking a look at your creative space and all your crafting goodies. Your card looks as though Mr Mojo is still with you, it's beautiful.
Happy WOYWW.
hugs {brenda} x0x #99

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, you say Mr Mojo has gone on his hols but that card is absolutely gorgeous!! I absolutely love it. Actually I have a favour to ask of you but will email you separately for that!!
Thanks for the kind words about mum too :)
Hugs, LLJ 36 xxxx

Hettie said...

Well done for beating Mr Mojo Lisa. These are gorgeous. Love the backgrounds you have created too!
Bet you are glad your heating has been sorted now!

MiniOwner said...

Well Mr Mojo must have made a visit because that card is gorgeous! And yes, we had the snow darn sowf! Happy Wednesday. :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@109)

Anna said...

Very pretty!! If that is what you do when you Mojo goes on vacation, I can't wait to see what you do when he gets back!
Anna Leisa #98

CraftygasheadZo said...

Great card! You're brave, if I had a jar of water on my desk I'd constantly knock it over! My desk is bare today, went to footy last night so very little will be done today and a bare desk is a bit boring! Take care Zo xx

Ria Gall said...

what a really pretty card so glad Mr Mojo came out to play and let you make that. It is hard when he goes on holiday but as you found we only have to get something out, like your stamps and he is back again
Ria 60

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Happy WOYWW Lisa. Your creativity doesn't look stalled to me! That's a fab inky card.

Sarn xxx

Gibby Frogett said...

Looks like Mr Mojo returned as thats a beautiful card... lovely colours and image...Happy WOYWW... Gill x #50

BJ said...

Gorgeous card witht he thought of Summer and warmer times, just what we need right now. Happy WOYWW BJ#42 and thanks for visiting me.

BJ said...

Gorgeous card witht he thought of Summer and warmer times, just what we need right now. Happy WOYWW BJ#42 and thanks for visiting me.

Sandy Leigh said...

It is so hard when our creativity stalls out--but you are right in that getting out some stamps or paint is just the thing to help bring back the muse. Your card is so pretty too! I can't believe you guys still have snow--it is only 44 degrees here today, but the warmup is supposed to start tomorrow. I am so done with winter! Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #20

Anonymous said...

Woooooooo! Very pretty!

okienurse said...

beautiful card! Glad to see Mojo came back with a big bang! I love the backgrounds so springish! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week. Vickie #1

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Lisa, that's a beautiful card - I hope your comfort crafting session has helped with that little mojo problem. Love your little fruit stand - very sweet but practical too. Have a happy crafty week and thank you for your visit MMx #39

Shoshi said...

Oooh gorgeous subtle backgrounds, Lisa! Love what you are doing. Everyone's creativity is making me green with envy as I can't do anything till I get settled in my new ARTHaven.

Thanks for your lovely comment. So far all is going well with the preparations for the move but there's a huge amount to think about and to do. My sister has been amazing, and soon she will take Mum so that we can complete the final packing up of her house, and she will come down to us once the new house is ready. I'm so looking forward to settling in, and especially to my new ARTHaven and new kitchen! It is all going to be such fun.

My major problem seems to be trying to get my hubby not to overdo things lol! His back is quite bad again, and I told him I hadn't got a lot of sympathy to waste on him, and to remember that he is no longer 30!!!

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #84

Ann B said...

Beautiful backgrounds on your desk and a lovely card, so delicate. Cold this side of the Pennines as well but two very sunny mornings - think it will be a greyer day tomorrow.
Thanks for visiting already, much appreciated.
Ann B

Sally H said...

It's beautiful, Lisa! I love it. Those shimmery backgrounds are fabulous. I tried the shimmery background over emulsion paint too (a la Sheena) and am wondering what to do with the two little bits I have left!

Scrapcat 1 said...

Your card is sooo pretty, I love this style but I am no good at backgrounds so it never looks quite right for me :) Tracy #69

Lisa-Jane said...

Beautiful colours Lisa! I love the way you've used the black too as it really pops.

fairy thoughts said...

looking at your card (it's gorgeous) there is not much wrong with Mr Mojo, but i know what you mean... I think it has been a very long winter and we are all really longing for spring, I know I am.
thanks for sharing
janet #19

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Lisa,

I'd say you got the best of Mr. Mojo leaving.... the card is beautiful. Love the background!

I'm slowly making it around to desks this week. Thank you for your visit already!

Kay (108)

Eliza said...

That card is beautiful and you say your logo is gone lol

Belated WOYWW

Kay Carley said...

I love the soft background that you've created on this card LIsa - very ethereal :) xx

scrappyjen said...

Very pretty - great desk - got flu!... belated happy woyww! Thanks for visiting me, jenx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

I am running late Lisa bu better late than never - and just agree with you on the cosmic shimmer really lifts that card - great work.. thanks so much for sharing! and for popping over, dear friend! Shaz in oz.x

Claire Phillips said...

I am surprised your mojo ever goes a wandering on you Lisa - I love this card ....really beautiful. Took the kids to the transport museum today so not much work done here but my radiators are all well and truly covered with wool drying! Cheers Claire x

April Story said...

Looks like you got your inspiration back. :-) The card is beautiful.
April #108