Sunday, January 31, 2010

Old Skool Stash Blog Hop

Reveal day has arrived. Lovely Kate at Liberty Cottage organised a fun blog hop, for scrappers or cardmakers, and we were challenged to use old stash purchased before 2007. Well, seeing as I've been off the cardmaking scene for a couple of years and only started again in December (just in time for Christmas) then virtually everything I have fits into this category.

I had a lot of fun going through what seems like an enormous amount of stash which had been abandoned in my cupboard for so long. I rediscovered stamps, papers, ribbons, eyelets, stencils, lace templates, decoupage papers, a couple of Glitter Girls embossing boards, boxes of card blanks plus lots of card, vellum, peel-off stickers, etc.

Here is what I eventually decided to do:













A 5" x 7" card blank has been covered with a sheet of paper from a writing pad bought on a holiday in 2006, bought with card making rather than letter writing in mind. The Penny Black stamp I've probably had for about five years and the sentiment stamp was bought at the same time as I thought it went perfectly with it. The check backing paper behind the stamp is from a 12" x 12" book of scrapbook papers I bought from the QVC outlet shop and the purple card for the mat from a card stock pack I bought from QVC again about five years ago. The ribbon and lace were bought locally when I made my first Bookatrix baby congrats card in 2006.

Next up is http://sh3ri3-mybubble.blogspot.com/

and here is everyone who joined in
http://libertycottage.blogspot.com
http://kscraftycorner.blogspot.com/
http://capturethememories.blogspot.com/
http://chattycraftyartypig.blogspot.com/
http://dropletsinarustybucket.blogspot.com/
http://itsnotterrysitschoccys.blogspot.com/
http://susanscards.blogspot.com/
http://sh3ri3-mybubble.blogspot.com/
http://clearingthebrambles.blogspot.com/
http://www.itsjennytime.blogspot.com/
http://ispeakmelsh.blogspot.com/
http://www.xnomads.typepad.com/blog/
http://scraphappens-dawn.blogspot.com/

Happy blog hopping!

13 comments:

furrypig said...

Wow that one really was made from all things old skool and yet looks completely modern. Do you think some things are just timeless? Great card xxx

Liberty :) said...

I agree with furry it looks so modern but I know this stamp well as we used to sell it in the shop!! Really great job!!

Thanks for playing along. Hope to do it again near the end of the month to accommodate a class that it is going to be featured in - do join us!

Chocolate Orange said...

Such a beautiful card Susan.. It looks so up to the minute ! I wouldnt of guessed you had made it with old stash.
Thanks for sharing you card with us on the blog hop x

K said...

That is such a beautiful, fresh card. I'm shocked that you only started in December, your make cards like an old pro!

Cal said...

Oh its lovely!

Rainmac said...

Beautiful card, I love that image xxx

humel said...

Oh my, I'm loving this :-) And I so relate to the 'bought such and such which was supposedly for this purpose but I bought it with papercraft in mind!!' ;-)

Gemma said...

gorgeous card Susan and what a very cute image :) Xx

April said...

CUTE!

Jenny said...

Oh the dandelion!! I love it! So, so, so sweet! Thanks for sharing!

PepPop said...

Very cute - and what a good idea using writing paper x

Xnomads said...

What a cute mouse. And I love those colors together. Your card is both delicate and beautiful.

Ali said...

Oh my goodness - that image is beautiful!!