Saturday, 19 October 2013

A Generic Stash card

I have been having a wee tidying up in my craft room. I had to make room for all the new Stamps and bits and bobs I bought in England!    lol

As I tidied, I pulled out elements to make up into Card Kits for the 8 hour card crop I am attending on Saturday. This is always a fun job as I usually find things I had forgotten is like going shopping in my own room!

I set out to make up kits for some very overdue thank you cards for my English relatives and also kits for get well cards. In the midst of all this, I got waylaid when I spied this Sentiment die...funny how that happens!!! To keep myself on task and not so easily distracted....I made a little deal with myself that once I finished creating the kits, I could then make this sentiment up into a card.

I have kept the card to this sentiment only, just for now. I think it could be used for an Autumn Anniversary card or even a Birthday card. I will add the appropriate verse to the inside once I know which occasion I will be using it for.

As always, enlarging the photo shows up things that perhaps could have been done differently. I am going to make a couple more of these cards and next time I will mount the die cut flower and butterfly stickers to a scrap of card stock, fussy cut them and then attach them to the card. This would prevent that slight bent look when a sticker is attached to two different surface levels.

Here is a shot of the interior...
When I found the Doily die cuts, I knew I wanted to use them. I like the contrast between the feminine look of the doilies and the more masculine look of the sentiment. I do think I will use this card for an Autumn Anniversary as I think it has elements that suit masculine and feminine

Card base and envelope - square cream set from my stash
Design paper - Teresa Collins Fabrications Canvas, Gold Damask. From my stash.
Design paper - MME Lost and Found, Red floral. From my stash
Cardstock - red from my stash
Sentiment Die Cut - MME Dilly Daily, Celebrate. From my stash
Die Cut - Colorbok Victorian Parlour doillies. From my stash from CHA Feb 2012 release! VOS
Flowers - Studio 112 Flower die cut stickers. ..originally from Joanne's.
Bling  - red pearls from my stash
Corner Die - Quickcuts corner die

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Jo's Scrap Shack Fun Friday - # 22 Anything goes
3. Sister Act Challenge - Anything Goes
4. Word Art Wednesday - uplifting words
5. Cards Galore - Flowers
6. Creative Craft Challenges - Anything goes


Barbara said...

I sometimes forget about things I've bought too. You're right. It's like shopping all over again except that this time it's free.
Pretty card.

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really pretty, and I love how you decorated the inside of the card as well. Thanks for sharing this sweet card in our challenge this week and for blessing us with your talents and your fellowship.
Be blessed,
Word Art Wednesday

Redanne said...

A very pretty card and the inside is just as beautiful too. Hugs, Anne x

Sue - said...

Lovely card - useful for all sorts of occasions.

Mrs A. said...

I like the inside of the card even better than the front. It would make a great CAS card! I'm starting to sort through some boxes and found some bundles of lace that have to be at least twenty yrs old which I had completely forgotten about from when I used to make dolls. Needless to say I will be using up on cards now. hugs Mrs A.
p.s. You would not be missing England today. Heavy rain, thunder and lightning and unbelievably hail stones! An afternoon in the craft pod beckons.

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Mo. I love that layered look on the front. Scrumminess itself!

MaryH said...

Ah, Maureen, when I read your comment about the photo showing up things missed - I had to smile. Are we relatives? Truthfully, when I enlarged, I saw nothing amiss! Loved the way you used these doilies. I never quite know how to display them, but they are so pretty. A very interesting contrast to your sentiment, as you said, I liked it! Enjoyed how you carried your theme over to decorate the pretty. TFS & Hugs.

Corysnana1 said...

I know what you mean about little errors being picked up by the camera! It happens to me all of the time! Love your card - and I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for linking up at the Sister Act Challenge Blog!
Cathy xx

Di said...

Super card Mo, I love the doilies and those lovely butterflies especially.

Know whaqt you mean about attaching things across surfaces which are on two different levels - not that it shows on your card at all.

One neat trick is if (let's say) I'm adding a sentiment stamped onto card which will be partly on top of a raised piece and also across to a lower level is to use flat adhesive tape on the bit that will stick to the raised underneath and then a thin piece of raised tape/sticky thing underneath the bit that will stick to the lower level on the card.

That way it lies flat - and if you followed this then go to the top of the queue for the swings :) Well done on being first into the Playground this week :))

Hugs, Di xx

Kellie 0:) said...

Love your card. TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great layout and fab card Mo.


Pia S said...

This card is beautiful and I'm sure the receiver will appreciate it:)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You are so right about shopping in your own craft room, Maureen! It's definitely fun to find all those things you've forgotten you had! Excellent snippets card and I'm sure your kits are grand! Hugs, Darnell

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous card, Maureen. The combination of colours is lovely, as you say autumnal. I particularly like your treatment of the inside ... I always think that decoration inside make a card extra special. Oh, and I'm always doing deals with myself when cleaning ... 'just finish this job and earn ten minutes crafting' :)) Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful project! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday! {{hugs}}

Debs Willis said...

Great card, and the inside is lovely too!
It's fun when you find stash you'd forgotten, but I always struggle with what to take to a crop, and end up taking half my craft room!

Tracy said...

Your card is very pretty.
I like how you used the doily.

Debbi said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for entering the Cards Galore challenge...good luck x

Glenda Atkins said...

I love your statement about 'going shopping in your own room'! So true, I often find fun supplies and trinkets in my stash and I get totally delighted about having such a treasure all over again.
Love the card and the embellishing of the inside!