Friday 28 September 2012

Cat in the Bag - another case of recycling

Hi Everyone,

I trust you are all well and looking forward to a weekend of fun and frolics.

I've got my fingers crossed for Sunday but the weather forecast is not too promising ... shame, as it would be appropriate for the sun to shine on Arihanna's Christening day. Nevertheless, I'm sure it's going to be a lovely service ... she is sharing her day with another baby, a wee boy named Alexander. I'm itching with anticipation :))

Another quickish share for you today ... like the last few, this card was made in a crafting flurry before my last episode of non-productiveness. You could say I'm drip-feeding them to you now while I get back to full crafting mode again :))

And it's another image from the front of a birthday card which I liked enough to die-cut and use as a topper for this card ... my cat loves to nose around inside shopping bags :) 

That double bow was the very devil to tie - I had to tweak and fiddle with it for ages and even now I'm not entirely happy with the result. 

Materials used: 
Kraft card trimmed and folded to create a card measuring 8" x 5½" 
Snippets of two coordinating papers for matting and layering - the strip for the band is from  Graphic45, Le Romantique but the one used for backing is a mystery 
Snippets of cardstock, oval-shaped dies, scallop-edged decorative scissors  for matting and layering 
The recycled topper
Ribbons: a length of brown/white stitched ribbon and two lengths of orange striped ribbon, from Ribbon Carousel ... one piece for the double bow
Embellishments:  a silk tassel; four Prima flowers in various shades and sizes; one Papermania gem brad

Once again I've managed to use a bunch of snippets so I'll be trotting over to Di's Sunday Snippets #39 with this card ... I'm keen to see how the treehouse build is progressing :))

That's me for this evening, I'm off to add some journaling to a double-page layout and that will be it finished. After that, I have a box to make for the Christening card and when that's done I'm hoping to catch up with some scrap layouts that are on the to-do list. 

A recent sort through my photos highlighted just how many I have -  hundreds, maybe even thousands - and therefore how many there are to scrap ... and that was only the printed ones, there's the digital stock still to be printed out - hundreds more! I think I have to accept that even if I live to be a hundred it will not be long enough to scrap them all. I think I need a plan ... suggestions welcome :))

Wishing you all a great weekend, a good night and happy crafting, of course.


Di said...

Fabulous card! Love the cat peeking out of the bag - and your double bow looks great to me :)

Know what you mean about photos :(

Hugs, Di xx

coops said...

so gorgeous elizabeth.i love your paper and design and fab sweet image :D

xx coops xx

Sarn said...

Lovely snippets card.

Hope the sun shines on the Christening and that everyone enjoys it.

Sarn xxx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth. I dearly hope the weather is kind for the christening too. Hugs Rita xx

MaryH said...

You're really cleaning up those snippets. You know, though, they don't LOOK like snippets, they look marvelous. All the elements and yet another great idea of recycling...Love it! TFS