Sunday 25 August 2013

Scraps for a Special Friend!

I used to hoard scraps of card - then I started to throw them away as the hoarded scraps threatened to overtake storage space! Occasionally though, I DO use them up and this is one made of 'left overs'.

Bright white linen cardstock used as a base.
The flower border is a punch and I glued on some pale blue pearls.
The centre panel is a scrap of K and Co paper which has been lying about for about a year I scooped it up when we moved house and lo and behold it found it's way back onto the desk here - after I'd cut off all the dog eared bits it was literally just enough to put across the centre!
I edged it with some blue shoestring ribbon.
I quite enjoy making these flowers by using nestie dies and again this one was made just using up scraps of white card. To achieve the blue colour I dabbed on some 'Sea Breeze' Versamagic Chalk Ink.
The flourish got the same inky treatment as did the tag. The 'Special Friend' stamp was a freebie.

Challenges -
LOC - Girly
Gem of a Challenge - Letter 'B' (Blue)
613 Avenue Create - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Square cards
CAS on Sunday - Floral Fantasy
Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Whimsy Stamps - CAS

Am also going to call in at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground with my scrap card - the weather is just lovely and I am wanting a go on the swings!!
Have a great day whatever you're doing. x


Chana Malkah said...

Simply beautiful! I love the die cut belly band and the ribbon! Very nice color integration and a great CAS design! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Mau xx said...

This is beautiful Viv, I love that border punch and your flower is gorgeous.
Hugs Mau xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, white on white with a touch of aqua is super. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the

Lynn said...

White on white is always a winner I think. Love the die-cuts and flower. A beautiful card. Enjoy your play in the playground. Lynn x

tilly said...

a beautiful scrappy card,makes you feel good to use up bits lol

Jackie said...

What a gorgeous card, I love it :o)
Jackie xx

Carol Willis said...

Absolutely stunning card Viv, I love it. Can you tell me what punch you used?
Big hugs
Caz x

Keren Howell said...

This is just so elegant and feminine; you've really nailed it. Beautiful work. Thank you for joining in with us at Left o Center. xxx Keren

Stamps and Paper said...

Stunning card Viv, love your design and live the whit on white


Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv, love that border punch...which one is it!
Wendy xx

Suze Bain said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv! Xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Viv. I love the delicate colours and beautiful flower
Sue xx

Sue said...

Stunning card, Viv. Gorgeously soft and feminine, LOVE the punched border and flower. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Hi Viv fab card love the gorgeous die cuts and your handmade flower, Susan x

Elizabeth said...

Stunning! Love everything about this card. Elizabeth xx

Di said...

Wow Viv, just stunning! Love everything about this mainly white beauty, gorgeous hand made flower too there girl!

Hope all is well and that you're settling in fine.

Hugs, Di xx

Mrs A. said...

Your flower is lovely and I do like how you have used just a touch of blue here and there on your card. Very delicate and fresh looking. hugs Mrs A.

Val said...

Love the simplicity - so effective and really pretty.


Beckie said...

Great card. Love the blue touches.

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coops said...

so gorgeous viv.really delicate and pretty design and i love the touch of blue :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Oh Viv this is so beautiful.

Unknown said...

So simple pretty ty for joining us at LOC

Christine said...

Gorgeous creation love all your die cuts..

Thanks for sharing with us at AGOAC this time.

smiles Christine x


Hi Viv - what a great job you've done with those snippets - Di will be well-impressed! Love the punched border and the delicious embellishments. FAB-U-LUS!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Unknown said...

I am sort of thinking you naughty girl that you should use your scraps up! This is a gorgeous card you should use scraps more Viv! LOL!Well done and I do understand what you mean though. :)

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Paper Junkie said...

I hate to throw anything out and this card just shows that you shouldn't - it's gorgeous! X

anja curvers said...

Such a pretty card glad you kept those leftovers. Thanks for joining us over at CAS on sunday.

Viv said...

This is so gorgeous Viv, loving the soft blue hue too. Can't believe you made it using mostly left overs, ...great bit of recycling :) Viv xx

Sarn said...

WOW Viv . . .that's a really gorgeous card.

Sarn xxx

Inge said...

I love this one VIV! Thanks for joining CAS on Sunday!

Kathleen said...

Been away and just seen your cards on The Snippets Playground challenge and I have to say that I am blown away by them, they are both absolutely stunning, I adore white on white and have done a few myself but nothing to compare with the two that have been showcased.
Very well done.

Kath x