Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Back from the lake with some cards

Finally back from the lake.
The rain ended and we had a few days of 34C weather.  If you read my last post you know what that means...
Boating Weather!!!
When my husband has friends come up to stay, they set off  for the day golfing or fishing in the boat, weather permitting.  Soon as they leave, I camp out in the gazebo and try to create some cards.

I didn't have many card supplies up with me this time, as I was a bit stretched for space. We were expecting non-stop company, so I needed the "bunkie" set up for company every day.  I mainly brought supplies for what I call "cheater cards". Cheater cards are made with purchased card backs, handmade or purchased embellishments and stamping is usually limited to a sentiment. I raided my stash and brought one bin of embellies, a few bling jewels, some border strips and a couple pieces of ribbon. I scored a few bits of embroidery cotton and some vintagey buttons at the resort garage sale so that was all I had to work with. I forgot to bring my paper slicer so I couldn't even cut up some of the different coloured card fronts to use as contrast bits.

I'll post a card a day over the next few of days...That will give me something to blog about as I tackle the mountain of laundry I brought home. We do have full laundry facilities there, but I would rather be crafting than sitting in a laundry room on my holidays!  My scrap room is right beside my laundry room at home, so hopefully I will get them all posted, one by one, as I wait for the wash cycles to finish.

This first card is on a shimmery, ivory,card base. This is the first time I have used this type of base and once I use these all up, I won't purchase them again. They are a bit lightweight for my liking. I like a sturdy card! I think they were 7 bucks for 40 cards and envelopes so I got carried away and decided to give them a try. My bad!

This card will go in my stash pile and be pulled back out to give to a gardening friend, on the right occasion.       

daisy embellishments - K and Company                                    
butterfly - K and Company
word phrase - K and Company
Yellow sparkly adhesive ribbon - Walmart
Diamond Jewels - Dollar Store

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. So Artful Challenges - All That Glitters - closes July 14
My card base is shimmery, the ribbon and the diamonds are glittery, and the flower embellishments are very glittery

2. Oldie But A Goodie - Use an item that is at least 6 months old
My 3 diamond jewels in the top left corner, are over 6 months old.

3. Use It Tuesday #35 - Use some form of embossing
My word phrase is an embossed phrase from K and Company.

4. Clear It Out Challenge - Use something yellow and 2 of something.
The glittery, self adhesive ribbon is yellow, the flower cluster has yellow flowers in it,  and there are 2  yellow daisies.

5. Digi Darla Designs - 2 of something
My card has 2 yellow daisies.


  1. Lovely card, those flowers are gorgeous! Hope yourself and Hubby are well!
    Hugs Jo x

  2. Well, even if you are not liking the card base, it still makes a very pretty card! I like the shimmer. Good luck with the laundry! :)

  3. Well I think you did a great job. Sounds like you guys are having a great summer. joann sassy raggedy

  4. pretty card! i so love butterflies!

  5. Hi ya, looks like a really pretty card to me - know what you mean about flimsy card bases. I only buy from one particular shop or make my own, that way I know what I'm getting.

    Thanks for the comments on my paper bouquet, seems the general consensus is for three blooms and I think I will go with that and will post pictures when I re-make it.


    PS - Looks like you have wonderful holidays, the view (picture with the boat in the foreground) is just gorgeous!

  6. Very Pretty card... I love butterflies!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Darla's Challenge Blog!!

  7. Cute card! Even with limited supplies you made a winner.
    Thanks for playing along with UIT!

  8. how fun that you were able to do this while you were away!

    Thanks for joining us as Digi Darla’s Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  9. Beautiful card!! Those flowers are gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!

  10. Beautiful! I love all the sparkle and shine to it!! Awesome coloring! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's Challenge this week! Hope to see you back next week!!

  11. Beautiful card, love the sparkly flowers and the gorgeous butterfly.

  12. You did well for being away and in an RV! Pretty card!

  13. I love the shiny paper!! Wonderful coloring you have done! Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Darla's this week!!

  14. Ooooo--this is SO pretty! LOVE all the shimmer!!! And your elements are amazing together! Gorgeous!!! I invite you come and join me at Technique Tuesday--I'd love to see what you'd create!!! :)

  15. What a gorgeous card! Love the shimmer! Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla's.

  16. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  17. Love the shimmer! It really fits our two by two challenge over at Digi Darla's!

  18. What a really pretty card, love the yellow daisies for the 2 by 2 embellishments. Thanks for joining us Digi Darla's!

  19. Beautiful,
    thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this fortnight and good luck !


  20. Pretty card, love the glittery flowers! Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday!

  21. Love all the shimmer. Good luck and thanks for joining us at DDC. Please join us again next week. xx Rachelle DDC DT

  22. Pretty card, I also like to have thick card bases.
    As for laundry during your holidays, I so agree with you there :)

  23. This is such a pretty card! I wish I were one of your gardening friends, if they get treasures like this! Thanks for being Soartful with us this week!

  24. Nice use of glitter-very pretty :) Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!


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