Friday, 1 March 2013


Well it's 1st March and I am still keeping to my promise to try and use up some of my paper stacks before buying any more (confession - have bought a couple of digi ones but they don't they?????).
Here's another quickie offering using Tilda's Flower Garden.
(I bought the big scrapbooking pad -no idea why 'cos I ain't a scrapbooker!!- and I fear it may take me till next year to use it all up so perhaps the 'get it used up' promise might run out of steam very soon! LOL) 

It's just a simple 'thank you' card for my stash but I really do like the colours in this paper stack and I made a couple of the same design but just varied the paper layout.

I also have quite a large stack of deckle edged cards which I rarely use - only because I find square cards easier to do layouts on - and this was a way of using up a few.

The sentiment was stamped using a cheapie Rich Raspberry pigment ink pad which cost me £1!

The pink and white twine was part of a challenge win and I simply looped a little of the paper triangles over it and stuck to the card with 3d pads to raise them up a bit. 
  Seeing as how I'm such an ardent Breast Cancer supporter it's surprising really that I don't manage to enter more Link Up for Pink Challenges than I actually do - but this week I've managed it! Here is their Inspiration Photo (and I'd made the card before I saw it so it's DOUBLY surprising!!!)

Other Challenges -
Charisma - 5 Different papers
Cutie Pie - Pretty Pastels
Southern Girls - Banners and pennants
Craft Your Passion - Banners
Created With Love - Bright and Cheery
Fab n Funky - Pastel Colours
The Crafting Cafe - Favourite Colour - can't pick one colour but love these together!

In my previous post I mentioned I was making messy - and make a mess I did -  but I think I may have made such a mess that the project could end up being consigned to the bin- am off to see if it can be rescued and have made a note to self - don't leave small jars without their tops on- especially when you can tip them over without noticing then go out and leave the contents to seep all over your work for 6 hours...............

Have a great day whatever you're doing! x


  1. This is so pretty and I love how did the sentiment and the little flag line at the top.
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  2. A very pretty card Viv beautiful soft colours...I know what you mean about buying paper thats a weekness of mine then you dont want to use it because it too nice...lOl..lOl...


  3. So beautiful Viv...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  4. Oh wow, this is gorgeous. Such pretty papers and a fabulous design.
    Lynne xxx

  5. Hello Viv. This is so pretty, gorgeous design and lovely colours too. Thanks for sharing at Created with Love, Sandra xxx

  6. This s very pretty Viv love the layout, papers and the sweet sentiment
    jacqui x

  7. Gorgeously gentle, also love your banner. So many temptations, I am also determined to use up paper packs. May take years, lol. xx Flora

  8. A beautiful card, very pretty pastels and I love the bunting :o)
    Jackie xx

  9. Hi Viv
    Gorgeous card ... Love those papers ... Pastel shades ... Fabulous
    Hugs sylvie xxx

  10. Viv this is a beautiful card love that edging and the way you did the design. Thanks for sharing with us at Created with Love Challenges.
    Linda K.

  11. Fabby babe this is my kind of card and the perfect colours lurvve it big huggies June xxxxxxxxxx

  12. Gorgeous card,love the fab bunting and great

  13. Its so prretty Viv love the pennants and the paper! Susan x

  14. Wonderful job! Love the banner. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!


    Link Up For Pink DT

  15. Wonderful colours, its a beautiful card.Good for you to be using up papers.
    Yvonne x

  16. This is gorgeous Viv. I love the different patterned papers you have used, the bunting looks fabulous and the sentiment is beautiful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  17. Such a pretty card! Love the colours. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky.

  18. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the deckled edge of your card base. The colours are fabulous... I'm sure that huge pad of papers will come in very handy, they are so pretty.

  19. What a cute card!! I love the design and the banners are perfect. Thanks for joining Link Up for Pink Challenge and hope to see more of your creations here.

    Joanie DT

  20. We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

  21. Fantastic colours & a great card!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this time!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  22. Hi Viv

    This is stunning .. .. love it to bits.

    Such gorgeous colours and patterns.

    Hope you have a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

    p.s. It's OK .. .. digi kits don't count (especially if they are on offer!! LOL!!!)

  23. Such a pretty card and the papers you've chosen work so well together.Love the banner draped across just skirting the top of the sentiment.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  24. Beautiful card, gorgeous colours and love the little flags xxx

  25. so gorgeous viv.really love your bunting and fab pretty papers :D

    xx coops xx

  26. So pretty - love the bunting.
    Thanks for playing with the Cutie Pies and Charisma this time.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  27. Such a lovely card, pretty with nice pastel colours x
    Thank you for joining in the crafting cafe challenge, good luck x

  28. Gorgeous Colors! Love the banner and the DP.. Thanks for sharing with us at CreatedWithLoveChallengs
    Lisa O

  29. Beautiful card...good for you for sticking to your resolution so far. Love the banner detail and the sentiment which looks gorgeous in that colour. Thanks for joining our Banners Challenge at Craft Your Passion. I look forward to seeing your creations again.

  30. lovely card and great banner! Thanks for joining us in our banners or pennants challenge over at the Southern Girls Challenge. XOX Tania

  31. this is lovely
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    Love Jan

  32. Pretty card!!! Your banner is just lovely!!
    Thanks for joining challenge #10 at Link Up For Pink!!!!

  33. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining in with our Banners and Pennants Challenge at Southern Girls
    Sue xx

  34. Lovely card, the pennants really add flare to an already beautifully pink card! So glad you joined us for our Fave Color Challenge at The Crafting Cafe!

  35. what a beautiful card. And a great idea to use old stach as a challenge to one self.. Hmmm an idea i should really try lol. Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe xxx


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