Sunday, 30 September 2012

Frugal scrapping?

I have this rule, which I almost always follow, of not cutting into a fresh piece of 12"x12" patterned paper to make a card. I only use scraps wherever possible, or 6"x6" paper. As I had an idea for a card which needed fresh paper from my beautiful Basic Grey Sweet Threads collection pack which I have hardly used yet, that meant that I had to make a LO first. {grin}


Apologies for the rubbish night-time photo - I might take another one tomorrow if I get time. You get the gist though. This is our precious niece very carefully handling one of the two wild slow-worms that have been living in our greenhouse lean-to over the summer. How blessed are we?

And... (cue drum roll) here is the card which I wanted to make all along, using the backs of those mouth-watering papers:


It is for our friends in Singapore whose daughter turns 4 in a couple of weeks. I've given Whiff of Joy's Willow a dark complexion and the darkest hair I could manage with the Copics I have. I really love this.

Basic Grey: ribbon and lace (and Sweet Threads papers and sticker)
Whiff of Joy: shabby chic
Simon Says Stamp: anything goes
Stampavie: sparkling (Stickles)
Cute Card Thursday: letters/numbers (the Making Memories age sticker)
Stampin' for the Weekend: floral
Sketch Saturday: sketch

9 comments:

Lisa Carroll said...

Wonderful projects! I love the design of the layout, how your strips of paper mimic the slow-worm! And yout image on the card is colored beautifully. :) Thanks for joining us in the 'Anything Goes!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xo

bluebell said...

hello a lovely card for the wiff of joy challange. i to had a go,not sure what shabby chic was but did a card anyway. what a lovely few years you seem to have had. you will find this country very diffrent,hope you settle. would love to join your blog,let me now if that is possible. love bluebell-flowerwood.

marion said...

What a lovely card, thanks for joining us at WOJ. Hugs, Marion

Deb said...

fabulous layout and card, they are both gorgeous!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Alex H. said...

Such a lovely card! Wonderful papers and sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
;-) Alex H.

Rica said...

Hi Rosey, your card is adorable, your colours and papers are fabulous, I love your adorable WoJ image and fabulous colouring.

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey challenge

Colleen B. said...

Such a beautiful card, the papers are perfect for this adorable image. Thank you for joining us at Whiff of Joy Challenges :)

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW.
Hugs
JAyne

Tam said...

nice LO. I finally had to google slow worm. LOL