Saturday, 16 June 2012

Sunday Stamper - Week 209 - Pretty in Pink

Pink, not a colour I use very often but it's good to get our of your comfort zone once in a while!  This was Hels Sheridan's challenge for week 209 of the wonderful 'Sunday Stampers'-check out her blog here, always inspirational.  Anyway this turned out to be another busy, busy week with me not even turning on my beloved computer for days!  Think this year is on double speed.  Thought I wouldn't make this challenge because of the lack of time and the fact that I was feeling out of sorts this week as it was 10 years since I lost my father.  10 years ... certainly don't know where that time has gone but it has been missing a wonderful man.  Love you Dad. 
Anyway, back to the card-I managed this very quick card made out of scraps.  I have this huge box of scraps where the lid hardly fits on now so decided that I must start using up these bits.  I can't throw anything away!  I had been using this lovely stamp (Imagination Crafts) in the week & when I went to clean it up I grabbed a scrap of card to remove some of the wet ink.  When I went to chuck it away I couldn't!  How daft is that?  It is very, very rough & not at all like the perfect version but I actually liked it so simply cut it out, distressed the edges with worn lipstick & mounted onto an odd piece of black card.  I found this lonely piece of wood textured card (luckily pale pink) & edged in walnut stain & mounted onto a white card.  I cut a banner shape out of a pink patterned paper & stamped the butterfly (Creative Expressions) onto the same pink paper & spritzed them both with a combination of Perfect Pearls Biscotti & Pink Gumball.  I have been using the powdered Perfect Pearls so that I can mix them up & use more than one at a time.  Next I  edged the banner with walnut stain & added a gold staple (mistake, I though it was going to be silver) from a long forgotton EK Success craft stapler (Fastenater).  I stamped it with a sweet, old wooden stamp (no name on it).  Lastly I found this lovely brass key & added it to the butterfly.  I feel I should apologise for this simple, scrap card but I do quite like it!  I must do my blog hopping now to see what has been made this week.  I think I need a holiday - oh, I've just had one!!  Just more time then ... Sx


  1. ...beautiful card Sue, loVe the huge flower head what a gorgeous stamp that is, & your subtle pink tones...super card...Mel :)

  2. Love the pale's so subtle but there. Fantastic card for just scraps! Kudos!

  3. This is amazing considering it is made from scraps, well done you - I need to do that more. I love the flower and the butterfly with it's little key, so cute. Hope you feel much better soon. Anne x

  4. Stunning and beautiful indeedily this is Sue... love it... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... hope you manage to slow time down, when you do can you tell me how to too please? lol x

    1. I think my speech may be slowing down...does this count?! Sx

  5. I see nothing to apologise for with this lovely card. I think it is very stylish and using up scraps is a bonus!

  6. This is great - love the key for the butterfly's body! I'm suffering with you - too much to do and not enough time!!