Sunday, 20 March 2016

Kindness

A non crafting friend bought me a complete Santoro Glitter Decoupage Book and some matching papers last year which were in a 'bargain bin'. She hadn't a clue what they were but thought that 'you could make some quick cards for your charity box and they might make a couple of pound"!
I thanked her very much and didn't like to say that I am not normally a decoupage type person - mainly because I am rubbish at cutting out - so imagine my relief when I saw that these were already pre-cut!

Shamefacedly I must say though that it was a while since I attempted to make any cards with the contents but can now announce that to date I have done 3!

They weren't bad to make either and I only had to add some fancy embellies.
I used some peachy vintage lace, hand dyed and scrunched up seam binding tied it into a bow and added a resin rose in the centre.
Popped on a few pearls and card finished.  Although I don't think I will ever become a completely decoupage card person I confess that because I didn't have to think too much it was quite nice making these up.

(Whether I do the whole book is another matter - but think they will be good to use when Mr Mojo disappears!).
Still away from home - hoping you're all having a nice day whatever you're doing. x

14 comments:

  1. How clever making the cute image looks so very vintage Viv, super make.

    :) :) :) :) no wonder Mr K was throwing his arms about.

    B x

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  2. Lovely Vintage card Viv and your sweet image

    Anne

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  3. You've done an amazing job with this decoupage image. All the special touches add so much ... one gorgeous, vintage style card Viv! xx

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  4. This is beautiful Viv. I love the way that you've used the same colour ribbon as her dress and I think that frame looks exquisite with it's hint of sparkle, it's lovely x

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  5. What a sweet act from your friend. And the good thing, it made you step out of your comfort zone and achieve a very successful result, it's lovely!

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  6. It may not have been something you would have picked, but this is a beautiful card, with lovely embellishments.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. Great job you have made with these and love all the glitter and the peach a very rarely used colour, it's a shame, note to self, must use peach colours.
    While I do love paper piecing, decoupage is not something that I am into but the other week at local craft shop they had some new images and I quite liked them so I bought a couple of sheets, first one went in the bin, second and third put aside for when I am stuck too.
    Have a good week Viv.

    Kath x

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  8. Love the card. I think you could do amazing things no matter what the supplies. Excellent Viv.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings,
    Jim

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  9. Beautiful colours and image used...love this gorgeous creation....xxx
     {aNNie}

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  10. Love the result Viv. Good on ya for giving it a go.

    Hugs, Darn Sarn xxx

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  11. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab details.xxx

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  12. Love these images and have some stamps yet to see ink! You've done a fab job with the kit, just love it.

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  13. You are forgiven! One of your cards was actually the inspiration for my Rudolph Day card. L x

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