Monday, 27 August 2012

Monday Second!

Promised another post and I've had my little mooch around blogland so before I pop off for the night here's another I made earlier.
Tell me are you fed up with these papers yet?????
Promise I only have one more made from this stack.. but there's lots left so don't be surprised if more appear over the coming weeks as I am absolutely DETERMINED to use it up!
Then I can start on the second drawer of 36........................................ LOL

This was the quickest in the world to make, just 3 different papers, cut to fit the card blank and stitched together --- (and here's the confession - they weren't complete sheets - I did throw some of the smaller ones in the bin but kept these - does it count as 'using up a paper stack' ????) 

The organza ribbon is a strange colour and I have no recollection of buying it but it blends perfectly with these papers (maybe once the rest of the ribbon is used up I will stop the obsession with using up the stack???). I wrapped some round the papers (covering up some of the stitching ..DOH!) then made it into a quadruple bow. 

The flower was made using scalloped nesties in varying sizes, spritzed each one with water then crumpled together and assembled with a brad to secure the middle and glued with a pop up dot onto the ribbon..

Sentiment stamp was a freebie from a craft magazine stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and I finished it all off with some blingy flourishes.
Quite like it so will probably do a few of these and leave off the sentiment so they could be used for any occasion.

Stamptacular Sunday - Roses and Ribbons
Cupcake Crafts - Flowers
Love to Create - Hand Made Flowers
Fashionable Stamping - Hand Made flowers
Crafting for all Seasons - Stitching
Sentimental Sundays - Stitching and a sentiment
Come and Get It - 3 d Flowers
Crafty Catz - Ribbon and bows

That's all for now - am locking up the craftie space and going to make a dash for the house and hope that I don't get too wet! Thanks for dropping in! x


Sasha said...

Sometimes the cards we make from scraps, and things we hadn't thought to use before turn out beautiful...just like this one did! It's gorgeous, Viv!

Unknown said...

cor this is lush!!!!!!!!!!!!! coffee and shades of cream delicious loves sassxxxxxxxxxxx

cotnob said...

This is stunning, I love your papers and fab flower.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Shelby said...

I'm impressed your are using up your paper! Love all of the different patterns in this paper and the little pop of blue works beautifully.


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Nice card Viv love the colours

jacqui x

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards today Viv. I wouldn't like to choose a favourite because they are both so different. How could we ever get fed up with those beautiful papers? :o)
Jackie xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Viv love the colours gorges flower


Marlies said...

A gorgeous card!! Beautiful papers and I love the flower you made! SO elegant!! hugs, Marlies

Unknown said...

wow such a pretty card..thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Ctaz Challnege..hugs sassyxx....hi my friend got my dt head!!!

Unknown said...

wow such a pretty card..thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Ctaz Challnege..hugs sassyxx

Ink Art Designs said...

A lovely card Viv...and the flower looks amazing! All off your colours blend beautifully, but the flower really stands out.
Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Carol Willis said...

Love this Viv, so pretty.
Caz x

Liza said...

Gorgeous work, such a pretty image and embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Maureen said...

I love this paper and colour combo!! and ... I used to have some organza ribbon that colour???
It's a lovely card.

Jules said...

Oh Viv .. .. how could you!!! Ella Blue in the bin!! Shame on you!! LOL!!

I love this stack and save the most smallest of bits!!

Love what you have done here though and I would never tire of seeing anything made with it.

Fabulous flower and swirls!

Hope all is good with you.

Love Jules xx

Judy McKay said...

Gorgeous card - love that colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week.

Aileen said...

Beautiful vintage card, I love the little bit of sparkle with the added bling. Lovely papers. x

HappyCrafter said...

What gorgeous papers, and love the flower.

Netty said...

wow, gorgeous card, x

Sassy Raggedy said...

Fantastic Card. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenges. Hope you will come again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Clare said...

Absolutely beautiful.

An Occasional Genius said...

Oh Viv, I am positively drooling over this card!! It's so gorgeous. I have the Ella Blue stack too but never cut in to it *hangs head in shame* I get it out, stroke it & put it away again lol! Don't think I could ever get fed up with them.

My Summer has been very busy but fun, not much time for blogging though. I can see I've missed some amazing cards from you, love the one with all the dies (looking at buying that corner die now!), the Marcel Marceau one is fab as is the towel card!

Hope all is well with you x

Nicecrane Designs said...

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June Nelson said...

This is beautiful Viv and that flower is amazing yous hould make them and sell them they are stunning darlin big huggies June xxxxxxxxxxxx

Ellie Knol said...

How beautiful!! I just LOVE the colors of the flowers in combination with that pretty paper!

Thanks for joining at FSC!

xxx Ellie xxx

Ellie Knol said...

I only read your post well now, as I wanted to know how you've made that beautiful flower, and if you're concerned about all the stash you gather, and all the projects like this card that are stacked in your craft area... I don't mind helping you to make these stacks a little lower.. LOL

Viv said...

It's gorgeous Viv and no not fed up of the papers at all yet :) Viv xx

Lee said...

Fantastic papers,Love the embellies.xx

StephG said...

what a beautiful the flower! This color combo is one of my favorites. Thank you for playing at Stamptacular Sunday♥

Delphine said...

Beautiful! Very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Unknown said...

You are the Flower Queen Viv and what a stunning card well done Hugs Elaine

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous!! Beautiful colors and your flower is stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at our Handmade flower challenge at Love to Create Challenge blog!

Tameko said...

Stunning card design. Love the colors and flower. Thanks for joining the challenge at Sentimental Sundays!

Anonymous said...

Such an elegant card and beautifully embellished.
I have that paper pad and actually ration myself as it is so gorgeous but I also want it to last!
Thank you for joining us at FSC this fortnight.