Sunday 4 November 2012

Life Is A Daring Adventure - Another Snippet Card

Afternoon Folks

It's a cool day, damp underfoot but not raining, so not bad for a November Sunday.  There are even a couple of rosebuds and snapdragons lingering in the garden ... on hard frost and they'll be gone.

The EM has stepped up his bird feeding adding an extra feeder for the winter. As I write this the summer birds have gone but the winter visitors are arriving and a couple of coal tits and a blue tit are helping themselves to lunch.

Autumn watch at Casa Worthington :))

On to what I have to show you today.

It's the card I was in the process of making on Wednesday - scroll down and you can see the butterfly stamp in the photo of my desk in the WOYWW post.

Method: I stamped butterflies over the Vintedge Flourish paper, using the second generation of ink technique. The topper is a small square of the paper, measuring 2¼ "x 2", stamped with the wonderful Helen Keller quote from Our Daily Bread, Quote 1, stamp using VersaMark and heat embossed with brown powder. The butterfly was stamped with a brown ink and then dusted with gold mica (set with hairspray) before cutting out and adhering to the corner of the matted topper.

It's Sunday, so I'm going to steal a leaf out of Jules', Always With A Heart, book and not give a list of the materials used. So, it goes without saying, if there is anything you would like further details on, please do not hesitate to contact me, either by comment or email ... always happy to oblige :)

And, also because it's Sunday, it's time to take a trip over to Di's blog, Pixie's Crafty Workshop to check this snippet make into the Crafty Snippets #45 list. Seems that Di's a mighty busy lady at the moment - off on a 'teacher training' course ... oh goody, we can can play hookie and have more play time :))

I see it's lunch time again so I'm off for a cuppa and a bite to eat and then it will be back into the craft space for a session of scrapping. I'm having a great time following Shimelle's course even though it is making me look at how I organise my stash yet again. Currently, I have my 12"x12" sheets organised by maker but I think, after all the rummaging I've been doing, this needs a re-think and perhaps by colour would make more sense. How do you organise yours? What works for you? I'd be really interested to know how your organise your scrapping paper.

In the meantime, I do hope you are having a lovely day, whatever you are doing.

Happy crafting,


Rita said...

What a Fabulous card Elizabeth. Those flourishes are stunninh and I love the sentiment too. Hope you enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xx

Angie said...

That is a gorgeous card the colours and technique ...that ribbon just finishes it off perfectly.xx

Annie said...

Hi Elizabeth fabulous card here I love the background and sentiment. The butterfly and ribbon add richness.

TFS and thank you for lovely comments on my blog

Hugs Annie x

Di said...

Hi Elizabeth - wow, this is a really gorgeous card. The colours go so well together too - of course I adore the butterfly and the organza ribbon :)

I'll be watching the playground, never fear! Just nipping down to Southern Spain for (hopefully) some sun and a relax before Winter truly sets in.

!2" x 12" papers give me problems too :( I just store them in those shallow Really Useful Boxes flat - which of course means I have to dig through a box looking for what I think might be there. So I'd be interested in what ideas you come up with!

Len adores cabbage too and will eat it with anything!

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

I store in Cropper hopper bins. The 12x12 stand upright in them. I have tons of single sheet dividers and have each bin divided many times.

I store 2 ways. The first is by theme:
Christmas, spring/easter; fall/halloween;beach/water;graduation/school;love/wedding;baby boy/girl;masculine;feminine;travel;heritage. I also store stripes and dots separate.
All the rest I store by colour. I find those are the themes that I scrap over and over so mostly i am pawing through the theme bins!!!

I store 12x12 cardstock in cropper hoppers as well. I just keep them on the shelf above!

Honestly, i could scrap and make cards for the rest of my life and only need to buy glue and pop dots...hangs head in shame.

No matter how you store paper, it gets a bit tattered...I wish I had not bought so much over the years...but in my defense I will say that a lot of it came from garage sales at a few pennies a sheet.
your card is so have been making some award winning cards lately!

Sandra H said...

Oh this Elizabeth is just so beautiful, great vintage look too! that ribbon is stunning to use l like to use mine and the butterfly is goegeous great backing papers and sentiment and card candy totally stunning x

annesyme said...

Gorgeous card, love the sentiment and the lovely butterfly!
Anne x

Jules said...

Hi Elizabeth

So pleased I have managed to lead you astray and enrol you into the "Lazy Sunday Club"!! LOL!!!

I think we deserve a day off from listing ingredients just once a week .. .. don't you?!!!!!

Loving your card. The colours are stunning.

I hope you have had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

May said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth...The colours are Beautiful... love the design & sentiment!! Enjoy the Shimelle course they are fabulous I done one last year... Hugs May x x x

Mary said...

Elizabeth your card is a beauty! I store card stock by collection. This makes making albums easier. I store all the snippets with the collections they came from. Again makes card making easier. I think there is no perfect way. Have a wonderful week.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the colours and design :o)
Jackie xx

Crafty Lark said...

Love your colours and it is all yummy whatever the ingredients. xx Flora

Unknown said...

gorgeous card. thanks for following my blog. returned favour x x

Mrs A. said...

This is a lovely vintage card. Super colour combination. Miss is away on teacher training so the cost is clear to have some fun in the playground. Hugs Mrs a

Sarn said...

Lovely card here Elizabeth. Mrs A is organising a party in Miss Di's absence. Dunno who's providing the party bags though!

Sarn xxx

mark gould said...

wow, that is beautifully classy. love the butterfly and colour choice.

thanks for the comment on my blog, I just re edited adding i have the vagabond machine so mount board is easy to cut, no idea what it would be like in other machines. x

Susie Sugar said...

Never a truer word said !! Lol fantastic card darling all the sweet detail
Hugs Susie Sugar xx

Laura said...

Such an elegant card Elizabeth, I love the butterfly and the ribbon is gorgeous.
Laura xx

Craftychris said...

ooh what a gorgeous card! The butterfly is fabulous and I so love the quote xx

MagsB said...

This is so beautiful! The butterfly is so delicate and I love the elegant ribbon! A gorgeous Snippets card!

love Mags B x

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Elizabeth. Full of lovely things to look at.
As for storage, I have a mixture, colours for plain, MME in one box, Christmas in another, and the rest are roughly in colour/maker. Not very organised in some rooms but I know what is where! Ish!