Saturday, 21 March 2015

Another one bites the dust!

Had another gander in my UFO box and found a card that I had started to make a very long time ago. I was planning to use it for a card to tuck a wee bit of cash into.

I used up a VOS purse sticker as I thought it so suited the cash theme of my card. This purse sticker is about 15 years old. I think it came on a page of 5 or 6 stickers and the rest were used on layouts right away. This last sticker has been looking quite lonely in the drawer...it was good to get it used at last.

I feel like I am on a first name basis with my VOS supplies. Nothing like packing and unpacking them to remind you just what you have.  I am also quite pleased I managed to get another card out of the UFO jail! This one languished in there for quite some time as I had already glued on the DP, the green scalloped border, the  two silk flowers anchored with a flower brad (my NBUS item), and the sticker. I never got it finished as I lost the snippet of matching green card I had saved for the sentiment.


Today,  I got the bright idea to add a second green colour as a thin strip alongside the scalloped piece. I had just enough of the second colour to stamp the two sentiments. I fussy cut around the Best Wishes stamped image, and diecut the For You sentiment with a Spellbinders Scallop die.

 The background paper has a sparkle and sheen on bits of the pattern...Hopefully this photo catches that sparkle. I don't  know the manufacturer anymore as this snippet was from my bits box


Still not one of my favourites, but a finished card never the less.

Hey, I just realized that I can add two used up flowers to my flower ticker! What a bonus!!! One down, 135 more to go...lol

In case you are wondering what NBUS items are, my friend Darnell has coined this word and has a challenge to go along with it. NBUS is Never Before Used Schtuff...now I know we all have some! Since my flower brad is my NBUS item, I will pop over to Darnell's blog with my entry.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

1. djkardkreations NBUS Challenge - mut use a NBUS item
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
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27 comments:

Carol L said...

Way to use that stash to create great cards! NJ!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

You are doing a fab job of clearing your backlog Maureen and what a great idea to add the other shade of green so you could get it finished. It looks wonderful! Susan x

Doreen said...

A gorgeous design and love the colours.xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Well done but don't think it's bit the dust, it's seen the light and is gorgeous. Love all the layers. Zx

rachel said...

beautiful colours - they work so well together -fabulous make! big hugs rachel x

cotnob said...

This is such a pretty card Maureen, lovely peach and green colour combination and great use of your stash.
Pauline
x

Sandra H said...

So sweet!!

Sue said...

Really fab card Maureen I'm just catching up now we are back home..lots of huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
oh what a great colour card.
Love those fab colours, and your great design.
As you say nothing like packing up your craft room, and unpacking to bring to light stash you may have forgotten about.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Oh, I love this colour combo! What a gorgeous card! You have some great UFO and VOS items! I found tons of stuff when I packed/unpacked my crafty stash - things I didn't even remember buying! My craft stuff was all over the place in my old house since I crafted in my dining room - I had things tucked away everywhere. Now all my stash is in my craftroom - yay!

scrAPpamondo said...

Adorable colours and stunning design with these piece of scrap! Great work!

Carol said...

A very pretty card Maureen and great use of your UFO, VOS, NBUS and snippets. Carol x

Hettie said...

Lovely card there Mo. Lovely colour combo.
Love it.
xx

505whimsygirl said...

What a pretty flower! The flower count cracks me up!!! I'm still shifting things around, trying to make my place look presentable. I'm always finding something "new and interesting" every time I do this.

Hugs,
Kay

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love the color combo. I think it is a very nice card. Sure would love to get into that UFO Box......lol Hugs, joann

joy said...

You sure made use of a lot of your supplies for this pretty card! Love the colors.

MaryH said...

Awesome use of VOS & snippets & NBUS. I'm so impressed, and it all blended well & turned into a really cute & bright card that is going to cheer up whomever receives it. Good Job! TFS & Hugs. (and yay for you in re-newing acquaintance with the VOS when you were unpacking!)

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card...Isn't it a great feeling when you complete a project? and an even greater feeling when it's one you started a long time ago? Got a lot of those...

Tracy said...

Great card, I like the spring-like colours.
Great idea to use purse stickers for a money card.

Di said...

Super card Mo and such gorgeous colours too!

Hugs

Di xx

meg said...

Beautiful combination of colours, love the purse sticker

Ksenija Rizova said...

Very nice card, Mo! Thank you for a nice comment to my post -Ksenija

Whisper said...

Oooo what a great use of your snippets and such a lovely colour combo too, Luv Sam x

Pia S said...

Wow, 15year old stash! I'm not going to laugh, because that will be me in a good ten years or so (I haven't been making cards that long yet). Well good on you using your VOS and creating a beautiful card with it:)

Sarah Mabery said...

I'm glad you finally found a use for that purse sticker so that it was no longer languishing all alone. I really like the combo of pink and green and the flower is very pretty.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my, Maureen, that card and its bits are way too pretty to have languished in your UFO box for so long! It looks so HAPPY to be finished and HAPPY that it will be given to someone and make THEM happy and now the circle is complete! Whoot! I love how you have layered this beauty with all the different elements!! Thank you so much for the lovely shoutout and for playing in my NBUS Challenge #4!! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Very pretty card! Love how you put everything together!