Saturday, 21 June 2014

VOS Card 31

This is another card from that ancient Daisy D 12x12 card making pad They have a heavy weight card base, oval diecuts, strips of patterned paper in different widths and matching teensy treat boxes. The card bases themselves are already printed with a pattern. I must say they are handy to use.

As part of my commitment to use up my older stash, I decided to get them all made up. I had been avoiding that, as I have always thought they are a bit old lady looking. But...they were perfect to take to the lake as everything was there to make simple cards.

The lilac sentiment mat is a left over from the purple series of cards I made for my girlfriend. The butterfly was part of that series as well...good to use up those pesky little leftover bits of a the packet can be thrown away and that is a good thing!

I managed to find a snippet of a pale pink pompom style ribbon that I tucked under the gingham strip.
A few pearl gems, and I was done!

Sorry the photo is so out of is a close up to show you it is my lack of photography skills... not my stamping.

****************This is card #31 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

If you remember my post Card 29, where I waffled about some changes...well here they are...
I added 3 diamonds and pink circles behind the buttons as I found the view through the buttonholes too distracting.

Card base - Daisy D from my stash
Envelope - from my stash
DP - came with card kit
Card Stock - snippets of white for sentiment and lilac for horizontal strip, from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders petite circles; Marianne doily die
Butterfly - chipboard butterfly from my stash
Pearls - from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets


aussie aNNie said...

Very cute creations, images are darling oh and awesome colour combo used.xx
aNNie ♥The Journey is the Start

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card Mo that paper makes my mouth water the frame, butterfly, sentiment and the lace and pearls are so beautiful.
lorraine x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card and not little old ladyish at all, but I can see how there is the potential for that with the patterns. Kudos to you for using up those pre-printed bases. I should do that myself. I have a box or four of them. *sigh* Stash that never ends! I love card #29 too although I didn't see the before picture. It came out wonderful!

Sally H said...

Gorgeous snippet makes! Love the elegance of the first particularly. See you in the playground x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen a beautiful card love the gorgeous paper and beautiful butterfly! Susan xx

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card, your ribbon and lilac sentiment mat go beautifully with the lovely card base.

Liz said...

Love your snippets cards ...... it is butterflies, YAY!

Hettie said...

Aw Mo. Two beautiful cards here. My favourite is actually the second one as it is so tweet! Sorry about the pun!
I did giggle at your comment left on fb! I thought that the packet was a birthday card and gift as it arrived in perfect time! Thank you anyway Honey.

Joann Burton said...

Both of these cards are just lovely. I love the butterfly in the first one and wow the colors in the second one are beautiful. Wonderful job...Hugs, joann

Tracy said...

I think those pattern card bases are really pretty and I loved what you did with them.

Debs Willis said...

Hi Mo, definitely not old lady ish, and must feel great to be using up an old kit. I feel quite virtuous if I can do that!
Debs x

Sue said...

Beautiful card, the lace and pearls are so pretty and that glittery butterfly is gorgeous :)

Christine Harrop said...

Great card Maureen. The choice of colours and papers is great. Hope you and your mum are well. Hugs Christine xx

Lynne said...

Loving these cards. Those printed card bases are fab.
Lynne xxx

Sue said...

Such a cute card Mo! I'm playing catch up again hahaha but the weather has been too nice to stay indoors..lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

Di said...

Super card Mo - love that everything matches so beautifully.

And well done you on the linking - I only worked it out the other week and felt so pleased. See, we CAN do these things if we Percy Veer :)

Hugs, Di xx

Jean Straw said...

Your card is very pretty, I love the colours and your lovely ribbons and pearls are perfect embellishments.
Jean x

Mrs A. said...

This card is not at all old lady looking. I love the gentle colours. hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Well, if this is an ole lady card, maybe that's why I loved it so much. I am really pleased with the pretty background & if that's a card form, oh did you luck out. I love the way you used the pretty gingham & pink ribbon and the lilac doily over the lovely florals - so very pretty. This one's A+ IMHO. Now you know I love birds too, so #2 is also a winner for me. Super diecuts, against that delicate white doily. Really love the other papers and the design layout. You're doing such a fantastic job on shopping your stash. WTGo. TFS & Hugs

Carol L said...

Two more beautiful cards, but I'm partial to the purple one, as purple is my favorite color! NJ on both!

SARN said...

Both cards are lovely Mo.

Sorry for quick comment. Lots on.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Glenda Atkins said...

You are certainly using up your snippets, great results too! Two very lovely cards!