*** THIS DRAW HAS NOW CLOSED ***
See THIS POST for the winner!
My fabulous friend Susana at SCACD has a new release coming soon, featuring a brand new artist! You will have to wait until release day on 29th October to find out all the details, but I can tell you that this new to the scene artist is fantastic! She illustrates in a range of styles, and her work is truly beautiful.
Susana is calling this first collection "Reflections", which I think is a lovely and very fitting name.
There are SEVEN gorgeous stamps, and as usual there will be a full collection sheet with a couple of bonus freebie stamps. AND even better, for the first time, the collection sheet will be available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie!
There will be a big blog hop on Friday October 29th, featuring the SCACD DT and the Quixotic Paperie DT, along with some fantastic special guests! I'm very excited to see what everyone has done with the stamps, and I can't wait to share my make with you all. There will be some fab prizes along the hop too, so make sure you pop the date in your diaries and play along.
In the meantime, you've got a chance to win some candy! Actually, you have a few chances...
Firstly, I have ONE full sheet of the new release collection to give away here on this blog. To win, all you need to do is answer the following question in the comments on this post (one entry per person please).
Q: When you feel like your creative mojo has gone wandering, what helps to bring it back? What do you find helps you most to be creative?
Answers by 8pm UK time on Thursday 28th October 2010. I will draw a winner and announce shortly after that time.
Once you've done that, pop on over to Susana's SCACD Store Blog and answer her question, she's giving away FOUR sheets of the new collection AND a 20% off coupon for Storage Units Ink and More!
And, make sure you take a peek at Susana's Store Blog on Sunday for a little sneak peek at the new release.
Have a fabulous weekend, and good luck!
Awww thanks for your generosity Elaine! Here's holding thumbs (I'm never lucky boohoo). I find when my mojo has gone walk about I start blog hopping to all my favourite creators just to get some fab inspiration from them. Once again thanks for this great opportunity. Hope you're having a great weekend. Lotsa luv xxxxReplyDelete
What helps me most are sketches. When I see a sketch and the diffrent takes on it by talented crafters, than I want to try it myself too...ReplyDelete
I listen to music or take a walk [weather permitting]i find colours and sounds get my mojo flowing again, can't wait for this release hugs AmandaReplyDelete
What helps bring my Mojo back - take the next challenge for one of those that I do regularly & just start, my brain starts to work with what I have in my hands - if it doesn't work out then I've learnt something in the process.ReplyDelete
I have a cup of tea.. a choccie biscuit and a good old rummage through my stash! I often find something i forgot all about and it tends to spark off an idea!ReplyDelete
to be honest, when my mojo runs away I find it best to take a break from crafting. A few days to clear the head seems to work wonders.ReplyDelete
If my mojo goes a-wandering then I tend to do some blog hopping and take inspiration from all the talented DT's. I love seeing how amazing they can make an image look and it makes me want to try and do the same.ReplyDelete
When my Mojo's gone mia, I turn to sketches and some blog-hopping. Always does the trick for me!ReplyDelete
When my mojo is wandering off i allways find the inspiration in bloghopping to gather ideas and new tutorials. Then i try to make my own spin out of it! So far it has never failed me. Hugs...MonaReplyDelete
I start to browse all the blog craft I know (and searching new ones) to get some inspiration! :)ReplyDelete
Taking a break actually helps bring my mojo back. Then once I feel creative I grab a sketch and an image and go to town!! Thanks for a chance to win!!ReplyDelete
Hi Elaine! That is a very good question, I will try to explain what I do when I feel my mojo has left me. I don't try to relax, or listen to music, or take a walk, what I actually do, is just try to imagine I'm making a card for a special person and just when I think about that person I feel more motivation, or sometimes I just look at the image and see the image or the scene in the image reminds me of, say a scene from a book or movie that I like a lot and I feel more motivated to make a card, to make a good card. I don't know how good is my explanation, but that's what I do. Weird? Maybe, but it helps, it brings the mojo back and I usually end up being very happy with how the card has turned up.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a chance to win! :)
i like to browse through galleries in my favourite scrapping sites. or simply look through my own scrapbooks. there's always an idea or technique that jumps out...or even a lift or sketch. :)ReplyDelete
Well, like most folk, when Mr Mojo packs his bags and goes on holiday, I tend to go and check out all my favourite blogs and gather some inspiration. There's so many extremely talented crafters living in blog land, I'm never ceased to be inspired.ReplyDelete
Although, having some new rubber does make me feel more inclined to get inky!
Love Elaine xx
When my mojo deserts me I panic and think oh, my god, I've spent all this money on stamps and stuff and I'll never create again --- soon I come to my senses and start looking through magazines and blogs to get reinspired -- this has worked for me so far!ReplyDelete
I find that working in black and white with a sketch helps no end. I usually find that the card either works our really well, or I get an over powering urge to add some colour, and voila! The mojo's up and running again!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your generosity Elaine, can't wait to see the new release.
If I'm in a creative rut, I go to blogs, magazines and message boards for inspiration. Sometimes a nice walk in the park helps.ReplyDelete
Thanks for a chance to win!
when my mojo deserts me i have a little notebook that contains all the lovely sketches i have seen in blogland,i pick a card shape i want then look for the best sketch/stamp/colourway to suit it,then off i go ,my mojo soon returns
thanks for the chance to win this fab candy,
When my mojo is missing I really enjoy blog hopping looking at all the amazing talent that ia out there in the blogosphere. I soon find that my mojo gets a kickstart - it works every time.
This is very exciting, can't wait to see what's coming!! =)ReplyDelete
When mojo is gone, he's gone...I don't get it back by forcing, it never works for me... =)
so exciting can't wait to see the new release.For me i always start blog hopping and i find the easiest way is to find a sketch and follow it and usually all the embellishing comes naturally xxReplyDelete
I have done crafts all of my life, but I am new to scrapbooking. I am the mother of 5 and the grandmother of 5. My daughter-in-law has got me in to the world of scrapbooking. My mojo leaves when she leaves. To get my mojo back I look at the pictures of my children when they were little and the pictures of my grandchildren. From there I just have to pick out a couple pictures, then a layout,ReplyDelete
colours,etc. This is the first time that I have been at your website and I like it alot. Thank you for the opportunity for entering the contest.
When I lose my creative Mojo~~ I usually sit down and color some images and then sort through my papers. I step away for at least overnite and when I wake up I feel rejuvenated and the creating begins. Sometimes scoping out blogs is helpful too:)ReplyDelete
Blessings of thanks for chance at these new stamps :D
When Mr. Mojo has deserted me I have 2 tricks that almost never fail. The first is to go jumping around in blogland. I always find something inspiring! The next is to just sit down and start playing with stash, not with anything in mind, just messing around.ReplyDelete
I go blog hopping. This gets me excited again to create something. I also participate in challenges.ReplyDelete
Hi, When my mojo is missing it is usually because I feel a need for something physical. There's nothing like dusting and vacuuming, or cleaning out a closet, to clear the air, and it gives a feeling of accomplishment. Then I can go and enjoy my creating. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
The thing that helps me the most is that I get on my computer and look up tons of sites and look at what everyone else has created. Of course I usually stay too long on the computer looking at all the beautiful creations that everyone has done and then it is too late for me to start anything that day but it does give me tons of ideas. I am so happy that these sites are available to all of us.....ReplyDelete
I wander around the blogs until I find it again. ;D Seeing perfectly colored image, with great colors, shading and attention to details will always get me motivated. Coloring is my favorite part but a good layout will catch my attention too.ReplyDelete
oh wow thanks for the chance Elaine...when my mojo hides I have a rummage through my papers, they always inspire me...when Im finished I have so many ideas I have to write them downReplyDelete
When my mojo has gone walk about I usually browse through some blogs and have a nosey, usually something will catch my eye and get me started again. I like to browse the sites that have different tutorials on them.ReplyDelete
Hi Lorriane I find going on a blog hop helps me a lot and seeing all the lovely creations is an inspiration.ReplyDelete
I find that having a break helps or i blog hop for ideas.ReplyDelete
The first thing I do when my mojo has gone walkabout is to visit some of my favourite blogs. First ones I visit are Jacqui (cats whiskers) and Bev (All the things I love). Then I find a challenge with a sketch, my creativity then usually comes back to me.ReplyDelete
oh dear i hate it when my mojo goes on holiday! i usually find a browse of the online shops helps to get it back but the best way for me is to get in touch with my craft buddy and set a challenge between the two of us. a kit swap is our favorite as we we get to make a card useing each others stash and then compare cards. its great fun!ReplyDelete
hi elaine.oooo a good question.i tend to blog hop and try and find a good sketch challenge which normally kick starts the old mojo.if not i might browse through some craft mags or my stamps.ReplyDelete
thanks for the chance to win :D
xx coops xx
When my creative mojo left the building, I love looking at catalogs like Pottery Barn catalog to help me get inspired. Usually looking at the pretty colors help me get my mojo back. Thank you for the chance! :)ReplyDelete
Hi there Elaine,ReplyDelete
I have to admit all these things, blog hopping, shopping, walks and rummaging around in my stash inspire me but the best thing is new rubba!!!! I just love stamping an image for the first time on copy paper and trying out different colour combinations and shading techniques, stamping part of the image, paper piecing, it's simply luverrly fun.
Thank you for giving us the opportunity to win some lovely new goodies :0) xx
When I'm finding myself lacking some mojo, I head to my favorite blogs because I'm sure to find some fabulous inspiration.ReplyDelete
Also, I will thumb through my stamps or papers which sometimes will get the creative juices flowing.
Thanks for the chance to win.
When my mojo goes a wandering, I take a wander, too! I'll collect some favourite cds; my camera; and go for a walk at one of our amazing beaches or parks. That will always get the mojo back in my workshop.....where it belongs!ReplyDelete
Blog hopping helps my get my creative juices flowing again. Sometimes just pulling out a stamp/stamp set and playing with it helps too.ReplyDelete
What helps me to bring it back? Sitting on the couch, comfortably and going through my stash. I always find stuff I forgot I had that makes me want to make something new!ReplyDelete
Hey elaine thanks so much for the awesome competition, Im not used to writing on blogs as Im also really new to this lol so i hope it goes up alright.ReplyDelete
When my creativity for card making is on a low sometimes I can go for 3 days to a week without making anything, when this happens very often I find my remedy in my pictures of family, memories of events and time we spent together that has happened for example christmas's and birthdays gives me the energy to think I'll make a card like this because its similar to the pattern of the shirt my dad was wearing.
so then I might use some basic grey paper with a male character stamp do some paper piecing and my card energy is pretty much back to normal as once i start one i have to do another and another. :)
thanks again so much email x kate
Whenever my mojo goes walkies I go and check out all my regular challenge blogs and some of my favourite blogs. I usually get reminded of an old forgotten stamp then use one of the sketches for that week. Debs xxReplyDelete
Hi Elaine. I find a complete break is better for me. I go back to my cross stitching (Lavender and Lace) and once I relax with it then I can get back into cardmaking mode. Works for me.ReplyDelete
I do a "lucky dip" Close my eyes and pull out a couple of random craft items and make myself make something from them - sometimes it works, sometimes it looks like a 2 year old let loose with the craft stash! Either way usually works - if it works I pat myself on the back, if it doesn't I tell myself off and do something better ;-)
Hi Elaine, i find sorting through my stamps and stash, usually helps to re-start my mojo!ReplyDelete
Thanks for doing this, hope i win! opps just saw a flying pig! lol xx
If my mojo goes, I try not to worry, unless it seems to have gone far! Ideas and sketches from magazines and blogs are a good way to get me thinking again, or I'll just stamp up and colour some images with no real plans for what to do them - I just find it quite theraputic and relaxing, and ideas seem to follow in their own good time!ReplyDelete
When My mojo has gone walkabout I find that a bit of blog hopping together with a challenge sketch or otherwise get me going again.ReplyDelete
If I lose my mojo, I take a look through my stash and resolve to use elements or combinations that I haven't used before. I get inspiration from challenges, magazines, galleries, tutorials and blogs. Colours inspire me too.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win!
If my mojo goes on holiday, I take a break myself, have a coffee, visit a few blogs, and then pick out something from my stash I've not used in a while and have a bash!! Great for getting mojo back again. Thanks for sharing your creative talents with us!ReplyDelete
My mojo goes walkabout frequently but it soon comes back when I look at gorgeous blogs but the best thing to make my mojo swing back into place are sketches so I have a design layout to base cards upon. I find I am most creative when I have a day of 'me time' with no interruptions - blissReplyDelete
When my mojo has gotten up and gone, I hop around other blogs until I feel inspired. There are so many blogs with some very talented crafters out there.ReplyDelete
What a generous gift! I like to travel through blogland. There are so many blogs I love to visit but don't seem to find the time for. When my mojo leaves I take a step back and go to where it all began...for me it was admiring the creativity of so many individuals. I've also learned that I get ideas from my magazines as well like color combinations and layouts. Can't wait to see what "Reflections" encompasses.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to enter - if my mojo goes missing I have a good tidy of my paper drawers and usually find something in there to inspire me, usually papers I'd forgotten about!ReplyDelete
Sandra x (DecOCards on DC)
thankyou for the chance to win this lovely candy. i have just ebcoema follower.ReplyDelete
when my mojo has gone walkies i have a look on the trimcraft and docraft galleries to look for inspiration. i also look through my stash for things i havent used before or for a long time.
a lot of my sinspiration comes from-
looking back at past projects i or a friend have made.
I either colour some images or look through some of my fave blogs for inspiration...although i have found asking my kids if they want to craft gets the old mojo moving while i'm helping them :DReplyDelete
hugs Lexi xxx
Thanks for the chance to win ElaineReplyDelete
A good old crafty spending spree is my answer to lack of Mojo.
I look at my magazines and sort through all my boxes to get ideas and find goodies I forgot I had this helps me.ReplyDelete
having lost my mojo many a time i find taking a back seat works for me.. usualy while sitting watching tv, or chilling will make my mind drift and come up with new ideas. Failing that i get out mags or browse the net. juliex
Thanks for the chance to win! When my mojo is MIA I try to break the process down into smaller parts and just work on those. For instance, I'll just color an image but not make it into a card until I'm feeling more creative.ReplyDelete
Thankyou for the chance,when my mojo as gone i just look at all the fantastic creations on blogland and to join in on a challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx :)
Organizing things in my craftroom helps and watching craft videos on Youtube helps also to get my mojo back. mississchic @ yahoo dotcomReplyDelete
When I'm finding myself lacking some mojo, I head to my favorite blogs because I'm sure to find some fabulous inspiration.ReplyDelete
I generally find that I end up sorting bits to sell/ swap when my mojo goes AWOL. Brings in some money or new bits to play with and I usually stumble across something along that way that I just have to use so it gets me going again.ReplyDelete
I also try to find sketch challenges, I find they're good for getting me going again x
OOH great question. I find when i get new stamps the mojo and inspiration picks right up. And if i havent got anything new to play with i love looking at blogs, they are a great way to see new and different styles.ReplyDelete
Have I ever lost my crafting mojo? There is so much crafting talent about - friends, web, stores, tv that it seems it is the time to craft that I need to find!ReplyDelete
Hi, thanks for the opportunity, I find that when my mojo does a wander making a couple of cards from magazines brings it straight back. Suppose it must be something to do with not having to think, the moment I don't have to think, ideas come flooding in!ReplyDelete
Hi Elaine, when I lose my mojo I usually go blog hopping, or I have a look at some magazines. I'm usually looking for more time to craft rather than anything though.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win.
Julie W x
If my mojo disappears, I go blog hopping to start with. Visiting other people's blogs gives me some great ideas and looking at different sketches gives me a starting point. I then go and dig out some papers, embellishments and stuff that feature two colours(usually) to keep me focussed on what I'm trying to do.Lastly I go and Make a large, frothy chocca moccha coffee and all's well with the world!!!ReplyDelete
Great prize....my mojo has gone just nowReplyDelete
...if found please return to....ME!
With Christmas up and coming too.
I like to do challenges and blog hops to get inspiration, better still ring a couple of craft mates up and sort out a crop....lots of tea, cake and chat....usually gets those creative juices back on track.
When my mojo has wandered I visit my favourite blogs for inspiration. The thing that helps me be most creative is walking in the garden on a sunny day. Everything looks so beutiful and it makes me want to create something beautiful too!ReplyDelete
Wow!! I am new to card making and simply adore it! I am not very creative and didn't think I would make anything decent, but going through lotv and looking at all the faboulous blogs and seeing what beautiful cards you all make has given me such inspiration. So when my mojo has gone I call in on one of you (or all of you)and you always help!!ReplyDelete
When my mojo takes a vacation without me, I tend to blog hop or to look through all the various pics that I have on my computer that I have for inspirations. I like to look at other people's work in order to give my mojo a kick-start.ReplyDelete
i visit my favorite art blogs and look out for something simple i can join or make. there's so much inspiration available on the web, i love it!ReplyDelete
Hello Elaine, thanks for this wonderful blog candy!ReplyDelete
If I lost my mojo, what helps me to get it back is to have a good mooch around in some blogs and websites and see what other people have done and then get out my "toys" and lay them out on the table. I usually can create right away then!
I sit down with a lovely cup of coffee and go through all my bookmarked sites and get some ideas from clever, inspirational cardmaking people like you!!!! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win Elaine. When my mojo goes missing I like to browse blogs for ideas or look through some of my old cards.ReplyDelete
When I need to energize my Mojo, I start visiting blogs that I follow or find a challenge that inspires me. Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyDelete
When my mojo goes awol...I have a snoop around my favourite challenges...the fabulous DT creations always seem to inspire me!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the chance to win! :0)
Awesome giveaway. When my Mojo goes wandering, I like to browse scrapbooking sites in order to find new ideas and get it back on track again. And let me tell you, it usually works.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the great chance
When my creative mojo goes walkies I take my real life Mojo walkies! Not only can I guarantee that I'll get some great new photos of my lovely dog, but the fresh air is really revitalising. Thanks for the chance to win :DReplyDelete
Lovely candy! Thank you Elaine. Loss of Mojo? Well, I go through my papers and stamps. THEN I open a bar of choccie, pour a glass of red, browse the blogs, and online shops and shop til I drop! lol And if it does not bring me any inspiration at least I feel better! Hugs, Judy CReplyDelete
When it goes walking, I go blogging and checking tons of those creative friends I've found and see how they are doing! Always gets the creative juices flowing again! thanks for this chance to win.ReplyDelete
I either go out with a sketch pad and pens and camera and sketch and photograph anything interesting that passes me by (a pattern on a skirt, a bird, a sign, etc.) or look through old photographs.ReplyDelete
so exciting can't wait to see the new release.ReplyDelete
If my mojo is away , I begin to clean my craft room, ohhh boy then I find some amazing stuff which i have forgoten..... other thing I do is look in some gorgeous craft magazin.
Thank you for a chance to win this lovely candy. As for your question I usually take a break from paper crafting for a few days but will do others such as knitting or sewing. I will still visit the blogs I love and it doesn't take long before the bug bits again.ReplyDelete