Monday, 9 June 2014

Seven More - Card 26

Look up...Look way up!

No, you are not looking for Rusty, the Friendly Giant's sidekick, but rather the flower ticker at the top of my blog! I have just added seven more flowers used from my stash.

I layered together seven flowers from my floral stash assortment,  a wee matching butterfly, and then mounted that all onto yet another of the 25 cent packages of pre-printed cards from Michael's...My NBUS item.

My blogging buddy Darnell, has a wonderful challenge going on at her blog djkardkreations.
She coined the phrase NBUS (never before used Schtuff ) and is hosting her first  NBUS challenge with lovely prizes. It is "Anything Goes with an emphasis on Friendship", and you have till June 27th to play along.

As a birthday card is something I would give to a friend, I hope my card fits the brief!

The sentiment and mat were from that photo album where I store my precut dies. I grab this book when I go to the desperately needs refilling as the contents are fairly picked over at the moment. I so would have preferred a nice scalloped mat but  C'est la vie! looks as though the center of my large white flower has fallen come i never noticed before I took the picture!!! Think this calls for a wee search of the craft room if ony I could remember it is were a gem or another of the navy

****************This is card #26 of 50. I have been on a consumables spending freeze until I made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock exempt).***************

Card and envelope - Michael's preprinted notecards (flat sheen), from my stash
Card stock - snippets of white and navy
Flowers - bits of various flowers layered together, from my stash
Bling - tiny diamond flowers used a centers on the navy flowers and also on the top right corner
Ribbon - snippet of jute ribbon, from my gunnysack/hessian stash
Stamp - Stampin Up I think

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. NBUS Challenge - must use never before used stash


  1. I have totally done that before! Taken photos and then caught something missing or falling off.
    But it's still a pretty card :)

  2. Hi Maureen love the card and great to see the flower mountain going down! Funny how we never notice these things til we see them in the photo! Susan x

  3. coo!! how speshul is that?!! a NBUS challenge ... will have to be in
    that, will check it out right now!!

    And well done on using up those flowers must admit they look really great, Maureen! Shaz.xx

  4. I got a good giggle at the end of your post about your flower. We have all done the same thing. But I would not have noticed had you not said something Wonderful job Mo...Hugs, joann

  5. I hate when things fall off my card, so I often stitch flowers to my card base and I use glossy accent for glue, even when I use elements with stickers on them. With glossy accent things stay in place.... I actually think it was fortunate you didn't have any scallop shaped details, this looks perfect just as it is! And those flowers! I'd be one happy girl had I had all these wonderful flowers in my stash, lol!

  6. This is a fabulous card Maureen, I love your gorgeous papers and great design - I can't wait to see what you create with the other 275 flowers.

  7. So pretty!! That strip of burlap looks sensational on here. Love it.

  8. Gorgeous card Mo, I like the sentiment and the design
    Kevin xx

  9. WTG in using those pretty flowers! Love that burlap panel too!

  10. This is gorgeous Mo. I have some of those little hessian embellies that a special person sent me a while ago.
    Now get and find the middle of that flower! While you are there can you look out for my missing stencil please? I only had it the other day and I have lost it already - not even used it yet!

  11. I van join the club that doesn't realize that something fell off my card...or something similar to that until I take a pic of my card. I admire your will power will putting yourself on a spending freeze till you use up some of your craft supplies.
    Your card is very pretty...thanks for sharing.

  12. You are doing so great with your self-discipline and personal challenge to yourself, Maureen! Not to mention crafting from the RV; that always impresses me!

    I love your bold card! I absolutely adore how you used the burlap strip which goes with the pattern in your background paper and with your music-patterned flowers and butterfly! And I actually like how you used the big navy circle. A lot of your elements are gently rounded so I think I prefer this over a busier-edged scalloped circle.

    Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge and spreading the word! Mwah! I appreciate it!! Have fun! Hugs, Darnell

  13. How clever to use a preprinted card and the price was certainly right. The sentiment is great. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

  14. Such a lovely card ... beautiful colours and I adore that sweet butterfly! Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

  15. Fabulous card! I appreciate you stopping over to my blog and the info that you requested is....

    Good luck!

  16. Hi Maureen, your card is beautiful. I love the colour palette (blue and brown is one of my favourites) and all the texture from the fabric and flowers. xx

  17. I saw your comment over on Pauline's blog, OOh la la CD's work with all Pc's from XP, Vista right thru to Windows 8

  18. Well done for keeping up with the spending freeze, I so wish I could be as disciplined as you... sigh. Your card is beautiful and I didn't even notice the flower. Darnell really is amazing running this challenge... Anne xx

  19. Gorgeous card Mo you have designed this beautifully I do like the sentiment as the focal point
    lorraine x

  20. A wonderful creation. love the flowers and the burlap. Excellent.

  21. You have the prettiest flowers, Maureen! I love how you've layered them and placed the burlap behind them! And the background paper is a perfect match! Love the sentiment too!

  22. Great card and love your idea of bringing die cuts with you when you are at the RV.
    Teehee, you can tell you are Canadian when you know to look Waay up for Rusty, teehee.

  23. This really is an absolutely gorgeous card Mo! Love the flowers and, as someone else said, the plain rather than scalloped mats are perfect! And the burlap is a lovely finishing touch.

    Hugs, Di xx

  24. Love this card. Super colours and flowers and such a great layout xx

  25. This is so pretty Mo and congrats on being hightlighted by Di this week. You are doing really well using up your flowers and other crafty stash. I'm sure we should all do this occasionally and restrain ourselves until the cupboards and drawers are a little less full. Thank you for the lovely comments you make on my blog, I do really appreciate it. x

  26. I just love this Mo. The layout & colors are fabulous!

  27. Gosh, missed this one, then saw it highlighted at The Snippets Playground. WTGo! This is so pretty and just love these soft colors. You are rocking these cards, lately. Even when on vacation. Well deserved to be spotlighted by our Miss Pixie! TFS & Hugs


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