Saturday 7 May 2011

Secret Crafters - Dust off Your Neglected Stash!

Big Yay for Saturday!! This week fab Secret Crafter's challenge has been chosen by the lovely Helen, who is asking us to use some of our older, more neglected stash. You should pop by her blog as she has a lot going on there today!
You might be thinking that this Magnolia stamp is not that old. I have to admit that after a while a lot of them start to look the same. I was shocked & ashamed to find I've had this one in my collection since it came out with the wedding collection last year & she's been lying lonely & uninked all this time! Shame on me!

Tilda is coloured with Distress Inks with the tiniest amount of Gold Liquid Pearls added to the flower, both available at the Secret Crafter shop. The papers are Prima - Fairy Flora. I've fallen in love with these papers. I need to find somewhere that still has them in stock! The flower embellishment was created with EK Success retro flower punches, available here, topped off with a cute little flower button also from Secret Crafters. Flat back pearls finish it all off. I held off from adding anything more as I didn't want to cover up the papers!

Time to hop on over now to see the fabulous creations of my lovely D-Teamies.

I would also like to enter my card at Just Magnolia & hAnglar & sTanglar where the challenge is 'Anything Goes' (I forgot about the stitching bit!)

The sketch I used is an old one from Sketch & Stash, number 19 I believe. This week you can chose your own from their wonderful catalogue.

So there you go. Whatever you are up to, have a fabulous weekend!
Big Hugs,
Andie xx


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous card and shame on you for not even inking her up - poor maggie
Hugs Kate xx

Curly said...

Wow she is fantastic, awesome work with the distress inks, and naughty you for not using her before lol,
Have a lovely weekend,
Take care,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

CraftyC said...

She's gorgeous and your card is so pretty Andie

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Stunning card Andie. I am sooooo envious of your shading on your colouring!!!

Hugs Jane x

Helen said...

Beautiful card Andie - love how you've coloured Tilda!
Helen x

Sarah B said...

H-owl-dy do dee!!(not a very good one but it was a long drive home). Thanks for your lovely comment, its always nice meeting new peoplew ho shareahobby . I am so envious of your colouring with distressed inks, I have to admit I have never tried them, butr eally love the effect!! Will defo be visiting again, gorgeous creations, Take care Hugs sarah b x

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, adorable card Andie, such a sweet Tilda.

Chrissie said...

Just beautiful Andie, I love the colour palette and papers and your colouring is superb!
Thanks for joining in with Sketch N Stash.
lol Chrissie xx

Daniele said...

just lovin' youe sweet Tilda great use of pretty papers thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful colour work, Andie! Gorgeous card! Hugs, Lesley

michele said...

Beautiful colouring Andie! She is a darling! hugs x