Sunday 11 September 2011

How much is too little?????

Whew! I've just finished tidying up my craft room well the worktops anyway and I must say it does look better.  I'll be able to take a much better picture for WOYWW this week!  I've put everything back in its rightful place and found some new places for new things!  I've still not managed to catgalogue my stamps that is a mammoth job and best saved for the winter me thinks (any excuse will do) plus I'm still not sure how I am going to do it.  I must have found 1/2 ton of scrap paper scattered around and that's what I wanted to know - how much is too little?  I keep scraps like we all do but where do you draw the line?  I have itsy bitsy pieces of paper that I'm sure I will never use and even if I wanted to they are too small so I have filed them in the wastepaperbasket - hurray! To qualify for being saved a scrap had to be big enough for me to cut something out with a Nestie - mind you I do have some very small nesties, maybe I should rescue the discarded scraps - NO be strong!!

Anyway before I started my tidying I made a girlie card.  Lots of pink and bling - yummy!

The stamp is by Stampavie (I think, see I knew I should have catalogued!) and I have coloured her with Copics and added Stickles to the butterfly on her foot.  The papers are Nitwits.  Lace, corner, butterfly and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The heart I die cut with a Nellie Snellen die and distressed with Crackle Paint and Distress Ink. The button I got from John Lewis the other day its really glittery but I don't think you can see it too well on the picture.  I have embossed the butterfly and corner with a glittery pink embossing powder.  I also decorated the inside:

And I also made a box as you really need to when you put flowers on a card don't you?  I've got about 5 cards waiting for boxes to be made but if I don't make them the same time as the card I never seem to go back.  I haven't taken a picture of the box but its got a 3D flower and 3D butterfly with bling on.  I might possibly give this to my daughter for her birthday but it isn't until November so I will probably make other ones for her in between!

I will enter this card in the following challenges:

Catch the Bug - Lets get Punchy
Marks Finest Papers - Use a Punch
A Gem of a Challenge - Colour Inspiration
JellyPark Friends - Pass it On
Pattie's Creations - Girlie Things
Phindy's Friday Challenge - Stripes Somewhere
Stampin' for the Weekend - Tickled Pink
Totally Papercrafts - Cute with Buttons
Delightful Challenges - Bling it
DYSU Challenge - Texture
Flutterby Wednesday - Must use Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Kelley Kids Challenge - Girly Girl
Truly Scrumptious - Decorate the inside
Thanks for looking, take care xx


Mandy said...

Wonderful card,lovely colours,layout and iamge....Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
Mandy x

Mandy said...

Back to say thanks for sharing at Truly Scrumptious this time...
Mandy x

Unknown said...

Wonderful card!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Sandra DeFalco said...

Awesome flowers, pretty card, and adorable image!
Thanks for playing in our 'Girlie Things' Challenge #30, and for using a Digital OR Stamped image!
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
and Pattie's shop
Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

Diane's Card Designs said...

Lol...I'm the same keeping all my scraps in a folder all in colour order. It's now bulging and I need to throw some away but that's hard as a
Your card is gorgeous. Love all the beautiful detail and the image is adorable.
Diane xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, this is a gorgeous card with such a cute focal image! Just love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Kim said...

Your card is so cute!
Congratulations on your recent retirement; I will be retiring at the end of the month, I'm very excited.

Janeen said...

This is adorably sweet. Glad you will have more crafting time available to you now. Thanks for playing in this weeks challenge to use a punch over at Mark's Finest Papers. We appreciate you.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a precious little image! so fun! and good for you to toss some of those scraps. I've tried to get better at it, especially the white ones. oy, I have sooooooo many of those! ;)
thanks so much for joining us at Jellypark Friends for the 'pass it on' challenge. :)

Carol Hurlock said...

How sweet and adorable this image is. You have so many beautiful details on this fabulous card too. Simply superb. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

Bear Hugs,

ahlers5 said...

This is so delicate and pretty. Absolutely love the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jellypark.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love the LO & all the bling is fab!
As for scraps my rule is if its to small to mat & layer bin it!!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Unknown said...

My rule is - if it's too small to punch a tag to use on my stall it's too small to keep.

Love all that lace look

coops said...

beautiful card susan.i love the gorgeous image and your colours and details are really pretty ;D

xx coops xx

chrissy xx said...

Gorgeous! LOve this cute image!

Melody said...

Such a sweet image!! Lovely card!!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!


DT for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Unknown said...

Oh, this is just a beautiful card! Love those flowers! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place this week!

Pattie G said...

WOW, this is so beautiful! I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Pattie ♥

Beeceecreativity said...

so soft and beautiful... thanks for playing along at Pattie's Creations.. hope to see you again soon... hugs Bev DT

Danni said...

Very sweet and feminine! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Designing with Debbie said...

What a sweet card. I love all the pink. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

Mummylade said...

What a brilliant project, so cute. I'm so glad you're entering in the SFTW challenge with this and good luck!

Tip Top said...

Beautiful! And I'm not far from you either!! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

Suzie McFloozy said...

What a beautiful card - so girly and pretty x
Thanks for playing along with us at stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Becky G said...

What a lovely card! So soft and pretty!

Thanks for joining us in this weeks punch challenge at Catch The Bug!

:) Becky

Sara said...

So pretty and girlie! Love the softness and flowers. Thanks for playing along with Jellypark!

Marlies said...

A lovely sweet card. Such a cute image! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
hugs, Marlies

Sandra DeFalco said...

Susan - Congrats on being picked as one of TOP PICKS at our challenge. Please grab 'Allie's Top Picks Badge' (the Blue one, it's been revised) and place on your sidebar to be eligible for our monthly draw on September 30th.
♥ Sandi
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!