Monday, 3 September 2012

A Floral Card - using up leftover bits and pieces

Good Monday Morning to you all ...

Well, it's still morning here, just!

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend - restful if that's what you wanted, exciting if that's your thing - whatever, I hope you were with the folk you love while you were doing it :)

I made this card a wee while ago but didn't find the time to post it then. After sorting through a ton of bits and pieces, putting leftover bits of card through the Cuttlebug, etc., I challenged myself to make a card out of some of it and this is the result.

The base card is a pre-embossed one, Docrafts, I think, from a pack bought more than a year ago - I used one and then put what was left in a drawer where they have lain forgotten until now. The strip of pink embossed coredinations, I rubbed over with TH's Vintage Photo DI and cut a pennant shape at one end, layered it on to a strip of bronze pearlescent card - edge punched with one of my two Martha Stewart punches. The origin of the fussy cut stamped flower spray is lost in the annuls of time. There's a die cut circle, Spellbinder's Splendid Circles, and a leaf (Layered Poinsettia) in Kraft, edged with Vintage Photo. The finishing touch is some silk flowers snipped of a spray - it was a reduced bargain from a garden centre.

Perfect for Di's Sunday Snippet Challenge - 36, don't you think :))

And if you are wondering why I usually show my cards photographed side on, rather than face on, here's why?

It really is a perfectly straight card ... it's the photographer's fault!!! I do try not to drop down to the right when I squeeze the button ...

That's it today. Short and sweet because, although the painting is done, the room now has to be set to rights. The curtains have to be put up, the furniture polished, the glassware cleaned before going back in the china cabinet, etc, etc. I could be some time :)

Happy crafting,


CraftygasheadZo said...

Such a pretty card. Lol taking pictures always gets us in the end. I tend to lie my cards down now as I have a habit of knocking them over mid photo! Take care Zo xx

Rita said...

How very beautiful Elizabeth. I really need to use up my snippets too. Enjoy your Day my friend. Hugs Rita xx

Jackie said...

A beautiful card Elizabeth, it's amazing what can be done with a few scraps! I spent yesterday morning cardmaking a the rest of the day an evening firmly ensconced on the settee watching the Paralympics :o)
Jackie xx

Di said...

Wow, this really is gorgeous Elizabeth. Like the reasoning behind taking photos side on :) Flying round packing, will still be watching from afar though :) Hugs, Di xx

Julia S-W said...

More beautiful flowers!!Personally, I'd put flowers on everything if I could - I just love them. The inked embossed strip is wonderful too - grungy but beautiful and you will probably know by now how much I love grungy, inky things!

Sarn said...

I love this creation Elizabeth. It's really pretty.

Right . . . I'm nailing in another tree house plank or two . . . see ya tomorrow.

Sarn xxx

Marie-Louise said...

A really lovely card Elizabeth.

Cass said...

Been trying to think of a word to describe your work, and came up with 'exsquisite', there is a finesse and delicacy, seen very clearly with this card.

Beautiful work


Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, This is so lovely, the flowers are gorgeous and always make good cards xx

lisa said...

I'm glad your decorating is going well, Elizabeth. The finishing touches are always the best I think!!
Your card is so pretty, I love all the detail.
Hope you are sharing this lovely weather at the minute.
hugs Lisax

coops said...

so beautiful elizabeth.gorgeous flowers and design :D

xx coops xx

Craftychris said...

Such a pretty card, I love the colours. What a good idea to take the pictures side on xx

Mrs A. said...

I adore this card and not just cos it is pink!!! I usually take aroujnd 6 to 10 pictures just to get one reasonable one. Hugd Mrs A.
p.s. Mind the big hole in the playground.