Saturday, 3 March 2012

March Hares - Spring Collage Card ... March Scrap Our Stash Challenge - Green

Hello Everyone

It's a beautiful day here ... the sun is shining and the temperature is not half bad for this time of the year. However, I know that is probably not the case for all of you - according to the weather map I see that those of you down in the south and over to the east of the UK map are not having it so good ... I hope it improves for you as the day goes on.

In the meantime, I have a spring themed card in shades of greens and lilacs, plus a touch of peachy pink, made as my DT contribution for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge for March - GREEN to share with you.

It looks as though I've just dipped into my stash and pulled out a few items and thrown it together but, not so :)  It all started with the IndigoBlu stamp that came free with the April edition of Craft Stamper - April!!! We're only just into March. Anyway, I digress, I loved the stamp immediately, March hares boxing/frolicking ... I couldn't wait to ink it up so stamped it onto a die-cut shape I had in my stash already (another one to thank from Marie-Louise for).

The rest of the design is as a result of reading a great article written by Jane Millard (MilliesMarvels) on making collage cards that appeared in the January edition of Quick Cards Made Easy Magazine. I really liked Jane's combination of collage and shabby chic style, especially as, by using bits and bobs from my stash mountain, it doesn't have to 'blow the budget'. Every item used came out of the drawers and boxes of stuff I have already :)

Here's what I used to make this card:

  • Stampin' Up Very Vanilla card measuring 12"x6" folded to make a 6" square card base.
  • Prima 6"x6" paper pack, Londonerry Collection - three sheets of different designs.
  • Doily and heart-edged punched strip were bought last year from an ebay seller.
  • The miniature floral postcard is from Green Paper.
  • Stamp from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy 2, Spring.
  • Flowers were from Papermania, Wild Orchid Crafts and The Works.
  • The metal flower and gemstones were also from The Works.
  • The lace, ribbon, mauve pearlescent card, white card - all from stash.

I really enjoyed making this card and plan to make a few others in the same style some time ... when I have a bit of time but that could be some weeks away. Why? Well, the EM has decided that I have outgrown the craft space and has decreed that I should have a bigger room to craft in ... yippee :)) He's planned a phased move over the next week or two, but I'm certain it's not going to be a seamless transition.

A new set of shelving has been ordered, delivery next Wednesday - WOYWW day could be interesting this week - because I need more storage space ... how can that be when I've been 'using it up' since the start of the year?!?!

I think it must just be because stuff just spreads to fill available space ... a variation on Parkinson's Law - work expands to fill the time available for its completion - stuff accumulates to fill the size of your home  - so is a bigger room a good idea? Will my stuff just keep expanding? Whatever, I'm really looking forward to being in a less cramped space.

Since I started to write this post up it has turned to rain outside - the sun's still shining though ... the April rains have come early ... a bit like my magazine :))

Right, I'm off to plan what to make next ... the possibilities are endless :) Whatever it is, I'll be back tomorrow to share it with you.

Edited Note: Janet (Clarky J) has pointed out to me that this card would fit in with the current The Stamp Man Challenge - Colours of Spring/Easter so I've decided, belatedly, that I should submit it.

Take care all, and enjoy your weekend and keep crafting,


  1. What fabulous card Elizabeth x It could fit in the Stampman challenge of spring colours too xx

  2. so stunning elizabeth.i love the spring image and your pretty papers and details are gorgeous ;D

    xx coops xx

  3. Love this card Elizabeth, such beautiful papers and love the little stamp! (got mine to) great news on the biggar crafty space whoop whoop!!, Hugs May x x x

  4. Elizabeth this is lovely, I love the use of the doily, I loved your embossed christmas card good luck in the challenge
    hugs Elaine

  5. Elizabeth this card is stunning! I just love all the fine details to it, it looks so pretty and elegant, Luv Karen xx

  6. Marvellous card Elizabeth - love the green and lilac combination - very pretty.

  7. Gorgeous card Elizabeth - lots of elements working so well together. Lucky you, a bigger craft room huh - do keep us updated, you know how we love to nose :)

    I need to do some catching up on blog hopping, been busy here :(

    Di xx

  8. Hi Elizabeth saw your entry at Stamp man & just had to take a look.. this gorgeous creation depicts the beautiful colours of spring..great layout & choice of colour combo, love the boxing hare image very pretty work love it.

    smiles Christine x

  9. I love your March Hares boxing, a real sign of Spring, despite the foul weather today. Glad to meet another G&S fan. I love them all but especially HMS Pinafore, in which I was in the chorus twice - once at school and then again at college, and Patience, which was just at school. All great fun, and that is often the music I listen to and sing along to when I am crafting. xx Maggie

  10. Hi Elizabeth! This is a beautiful card. I love every detail. It was kind of you to become a follower of my blog! Thank you so much. Have a great week! Yvonne

  11. what a pretty card elizabeth ~ gorgeous!
    vanessa xx

  12. Superb card Elizabeth. Love the color combo and that fab stamp.

    Congrats on the new craft space, how sweet of the EM. Take it easy and don't over do with the move.

  13. What a fabulous card! I have got my free stamp too. You have done such a brilliant job with it you are a hard act to follow!!


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