Saturday, 19 January 2013

rescued from the bit box

It has gotten very cold here in Cornwall, well cold for us at any rate. It was just too cold to keep going into the conservatory to find crafty bits and pieces so I cleared out a drawer in the sideboard, lugged my diecutting machines onto the kitchen bar area, spread my pens, embellies and papers all over the table and piled boxes up on the floor .. .. no doubt there will still be something that I need out there but at least I can stay in the warm a little longer!

Anyway, about my card .. .. .. The base of it was already done - probably over a year ago as it's retired SU! card called Orchid Opulence with a MS punch around the page white layer then a piece of Cuddly Buddly patterned digi paper layered over that.  I also had the cute little Wee digi stamp Suzi with bunny partly coloured, well her hair and skin tones were done, so I finished her off and added a touch of sparkle with Stardust Stickles to match the square mat edge.  The flowers are made with a punch, they punch out all different sizes in one go, and the little white sprays are from Marianne die LR0106.  I've added tiny pale blue pearls to the centre of the flowers and the pink pearl hearts at the top on a strip of scrap paper that was left from making something else.

The Charisma Cardz challenge is to use at least two punches on your creation so as I have two plus the die, I can join their challenge.  Stampin' For the Weekend are looking for girlie creations this time around, and so are the Divas by Design blog so here's one for them too.  Whatever you are doing this weekend, have fun!


  1. What a beautiful card to come out of your bit box!

    Stay warm :)

    Susan xx

  2. Well rescued & beautifully summery to chase away the chill.
    Paula (PEP)

  3. stunning card, love the details!
    Kim x

  4. Stunning card Annie. Wonderful what you can make with bits!

    Good idea to take your stash somewhere warmer. My friend has done that and says more seems to arrive and not go back to where it was!

    Keep warm,

    Kat xx

  5. Love your girlie card...great colouring and fab details...thanks for sharing with Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  6. OMG, this is sweet as sweet can be. Totally love EVERYTHING about it.

  7. ♥ You always put the flowers together so well Annie!

  8. This is great Annie!
    Hugs Nicolet

  9. oh wow this is gorgeous .. loev the pretty flower border and the pastel shades
    sorry i havent been around much this week
    Lisa x

  10. Your card is so pretty Annie, that Wee image is just darling and I love the soft colours you've used. Cold and getting even colder tonight I believe, so stay warm and cosy if you can.


  11. glad you rescued this!! So darn cute and sweet!

  12. Absolutely Gorgeous
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  13. very sweet card!
    thanks so much for joining us at Charisma!!!

  14. A very pretty creation hun! Thanks for playing along at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  15. Oh my gosh... pretty doesn't even begin to describe this!
    It is so soft and delicate looking and those flowers and all the other die cuts are gorgeous!

  16. I'm interested to learn that you made your base in advance of choosing a topper, Annie. A beautifully coloured image - lovely on this pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

  17. This is gorgeous. Love the image and the papers, embellishments and layout are so pretty.

  18. Sorry. Hit the wrong button. I meant to also add - thank you for sharing this with us at Diva'a by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  19. Such a sweet card. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week, hope to see you again.
    xx Vee

  20. Lovely card! Thank you for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz Challenge and good luck!




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