The Play Date Cafe

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Neglected Stash!

I don't make childrens' cards very often but on Tuesday, whilst looking for some cardstock I came across a huge stash of 12 x 12 papers I bought a few years ago and decided I really should actually use some of them. I went through a phase when I started making cards of buying any pack of paper that caught my eye but never got around to using it. The large card blank was another impulse buy consigned to the back of a drawer! This all fits in very nicely with this week's My Time To Craft challenge (neglected or forgotten stash). Although the hills/grass were just cut from some pieces of thin card and coloured with various shades of green ink, the sky is ready made, as it's a sheet from a large DCWV photo stack and the pink dotty paper is by Doodlebug. I went a bit mad with the Cuttlebug when I bought some Nestabilities circle and scalloped circle dies a year or so ago and ended up with enough diecuts to last a lifetime. The happy birthday circle was embossed using a folder I bought at the same time as my Cuttlebug machine. I even dug out my first ever cardmaking purchase ....peel off stickers for the name and age, something else I bought quite a few of, then wondered why, as they got dog eared and stuck together every time I peeled one off the sheet and tried to cram them back into the storage box.


Becky said...

What an adorable card! So cute!!
Thanks for joining us at MTTC this week!
Love Becky xx

craftimamma said...

Well done for using up old stash. I think most crafters are the same when they first find this addictive hobby. We buy stuff just because we like it with never a thought of how we'll use it and then 'grow up' and become more discerning.

I really should follow your lead as this card is just perfect for a child .

Lesley Xx

Anesha said...

Really sweet card, great colours. Anesha

Beryl said...

I know what you mean about going mad with the Cuttlebug. Trouble is, it's so quick to do you feel you need to make it worth while getting the whole thing out. Great card too.
Beryl xx

Lesley said...

Great card and cute image! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is wonderful - great colours and I love the design! Thanks for joining the MTTC Challenge this week!

Bixi Sparkles said...

Fabulous card, just soooo cute :o)

Loopy said...

Such a sweet card well done.

Spyder said...

This is just too cute!! Love this image! I left a little something on my blog for you