Friday, 17 August 2012


Today's share is a quick CAS card made using left overs from other recent makes which were just about to get scooped up into the bin -
then I remembered seeing something whilst on a blog trawl (it may have been on Pinterest - am spending a lot of time on there just lately as inspirational ideas abound!!) and realised that the bits on the desk could be used.

Plain white 7 x 5 card with a layer of aqua coloured paper (left over from previous post) used as a base.
I printed the 'congratulations' wording onto a small piece of white linen card and also printed 'Mr' and 'Mrs' onto another leftover piece of the aqua paper.
The 'towels' were made by just tidying up the edges of some card previously embossed with the trusty 'swiss dots' folder and two tiny scraps of lace stuck on, then the aqua strips glued over it.
I thought they still looked a bit plain so retrieved the tiniest piece of paper from the bin and cut with some scalloped scissors to edge it then glued it onto the bottom.

The 'towel rail' was made using a bamboo barbie skewer and secured to the linen card with a couple of silver brads. The 'towels' were then simply rolled over the top and secured.   

Desk looks quite tidy now without all the left overs lying about!

Challenges -
Paper Shelter - Clean and Simple
Sentimental Sundays - Clean and Simple
Hooked on Craft - Let's Celebrate
1 Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - White on White.

A big hello to my new followers - it's great to see you! Well it's raining here again now so that's the perfect excuse to go back to the craftie space and untidy the desk again! See you soon. x


Mrs A. said...

Brilliant card. The towels are perfect. Hugs Mrs a.

Shelby said...

Oooh I just love your creativity! Matching towels is an absolutely perfect couple card. Love it


Viv said...

Such a fabulous card Viv, loving the little towels too.I saw a stamp/digi?? like this ages ago and had forgotten about that idea.Yes I am an avid Pinterest fan too....I always look at the recipes and print them out but don't make half of them lol :) Viv xxc

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wonderful card Viv, I like the design the lace and the embossing, Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft this month, Good Luck.
Kevin xx

Netty said...

wow how brilliant and such a fab idea, x

coops said...

oh this is gorgeous viv.really brilliant design :D

xx coops xx

Stamps and Paper said...

This is brilliant Viv and such a great idea


Meggymay said...

Brilliant idea and card, love the towel rail.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Viv, fabulous design.
enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Choccy said...

What a fantastic way to make a card from things you would of normally put in the bin.. Its adorable !Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time for our 'Anything Goes' challenge. Hope to see you back next week

Choccy x

Silke Ledlow said...

Vivian this is such a beautiful wedding card!!! I really like this idea!!! Thank you so much for playing the C4C with us...hugs ~S~

Monica said...

Very elegant... cannot believe that they are from scraps.

Monica xxx

Crafting Vicky said...

Ohhhh wow that is such a creative way to use the scraps! I'm really impressed! It looks amazing.

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Jackie said...

Fantastic card Viv, the towels are a great idea and more of that lovely green :o)
Jackie xx

Krafty Kows said...

Brilliant - very clean and fresh looking. Jeanette

Carol Willis said...

What a brilliant design for a wedding card, absolutely love it.
Caz x

June Nelson said...

Its brilliant two likkle matching towels how novel is that clever clogs!!!!!!! big huggies June xxxx

Lee said...

Oh WOW,Great Design.Love this card.Hope all ok with you.xx

Maureen said...

Great idea - love it!!

Kathy said...

Really cute. Love the Mr and Mrs towel design, very creative. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous simple design, love it. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Ann Marie Governale said...

Elegant and lovely. Thanks so much for playing with us at The Paper Shelter. We hope you join us again next week for another great challenge and prizes! Good Luck! xxx Ann Marie

Marcea said...

A really beautiful clean & simple project with such lovely details. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
I have some candy on my blog if you get chance please check it out xxx

Unknown said...

Make that top 4 cards I must have missed this one scrolling down , what a super idea and a fab card well done Hugs Elaine