Monday, 2 June 2014

A Note And Today's Makes






















Hello, it's Monday again, it comes round so quickly. I hope you’re all OK and have had a lovely weekend.
This is a double post for House Mouse and Prickley Pear

An Explanation:-
But first I would like to make a big apology, I have been having some on going family issues, they have been quite draining and it has effected my blogging.  In fact some days I have no mojo at all and find making a card difficult.  I mean looking at the card above I am far from satisfied with it!
I know I could take a break from blogging/crafting but I am afraid that if I do that I won't come back to it, and it does help me get through the stress.
So please excuse me if I'm not on the ball and visiting your blogs, I'm just about keeping up with my DT commitments.
Thank you in advance for understanding xxx


So for the theme over on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, this time it was our lovely Pauline's  turn to choose the theme and she chose "Lots Of Layers"
Of course you must use a House MouseHappy Hopper or Gruffie to join in.

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Thanks for looking, the DT have all made gorgeous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the HM&F Monday Challenge to see them.



















And now for my Design piece for Prickley Pear, there's lots more to see over on the Prickley Pear blog and lots of gorgeous stamps and dies over on their shop here:-http://www.prickleypear.com/










So for my creation I used:-
http://www.prickleypear.com/steampunk-gears-clear-stamp-set/
http://www.prickleypear.com/steampunk-gears-die-set/
http://www.prickleypear.com/mini-gears-die-set/
http://www.prickleypear.com/search.php?search_query=FF0172&Search=



Thank you for popping by my blog.
Happy crafting
Tracy &
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14 comments:

brenda said...

No explanations necessary Tracy, it's totally understandable and you know if talking helps I am always here.

Mojo or not, both your cards are a delight.

B x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Hey, it's a great card. So sorry to hear things are tough at the moment. Take care. Lx

Craftnut said...

Keep your chin up Tracy. You're a super star x

Dot said...

As Brenda says, no explanations necessary, dear Tracy. Hope you'll sort things out.
Lovely cards you have made for today,
hugs Dorte

Christine said...

Awwww Tracy know EXACTLY what you mean feel the same myself sweetie..BUT I cant find ANYTHING wrong with any of your super DT creations.. I'm sure everyone goes thro a mojo loss & family life always takes 1st place..were always so hard on ourselves so no need for apologies hang in there xxxx

smiles Christine x

Angie said...

Pretty cards! I love how you created a background with the gears stamp!

Maureen R said...

Both cards are lovely Tracy. Your backgrounds you create are absolutely brilliant! They always amaze me.

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh so sorry to hear you are stressed my friend. I am with you-crafting takes my mind off of it all. Your card brought a big smile to my face! ♥ Sue K

Barbara Thompson said...

Oh Tracy, Love your card this week and hope things are going better for you soon.

Rene' said...

I know how you are feeling Tracy. Hang in there! Love both of the cards!!

cotnob said...

This is a pretty card Tracy, such an adorable image and lovely design.
You don't need to apologise, life sometimes takes over for all of us, just hang in there and keep crafting if it helps you to relax. I hope things start to improve for you soon.
Take care.
Pauline
x

Sue said...

Tracy, both cards are so nice. Sorry you are under such stress, blogging is for fun and not more pressure. We all understand and have been through it, so relax about blogging, and do what you need to do for your family.
Thinking of you............

{{Big Hug}}}
Sue

Michelle Pearson said...

Sorry for your troubles Tracy...hope things settle down for you soon.

susiestacey said...

Hi Tracy, only just seen this post - hope you are coping with the ongoing issues - if you feel like you can manage a crafting session the offer is still open just let me know. Lovely cards too take care x Susan x