Monday, 21 March 2016

Birthday Bouquet

Good Evening and I hope you've had a good day.

My card today is to be taken over to join in at Pixies Snippets Playground - Week 221.

I used some lilac coloured card for the base then a piece of white card stamped randomly with a Sizzix newsprint stamp for the background and rubbed Distress ink round the edge.

Quite a few years ago my dear SIL Anne had a beautiful bouquet of roses sent to me for a special birthday.

The rose image was included with instructions for keeping the roses fresh for as long as possible.

The image was so pretty I wasn't going to throw it away and it went in with my snippets of card for using later.

Now I've been using stuff up since the beginning of the year so out it came.  I cut it up, made a tag, added distress ink to the edges  and a little glitter.  With three gems and a tiny piece of ribbon added my card was finished.

We crafters seldom throw anything away do we?

42 comments:

scrAPpamondo said...

You have made a great recycling of this beautiful piece of instructions, Barb!! Fabulous design, too, your card looks so sweet with the newsprint stamp and the tag!

Jean said...

A beautiful card Barb, such a lovely rose. I like the soft lilac coloured card you used as well.
I'm glad you had a good day at the NEC yesterday, enjoy you lovely new stash, I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.
Jean x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This is gorgeous Barb and you did right to hang on to the rose image, it's beautiful. I really like the newsprint stamp that you've used for the background as it really allows the image to shine X

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a brilliant card, and a lovely way to use up snippets.
That image of the rose is excellent, as is your design.
Yes you are right we never throw anything away that's why my craft room looks like someone has just burgled me. LOL.
Just finished a couple of snippets Easter cards.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

lilian said...

Just looked at your cards and you have some great work there well done. Love the type writer

lilian

Karen Knott said...

What a gorgeous card Barb ! Love the newsprint on the background and the lovely story behind the rose its a pretty image :)
Hugs, Kaz x

rachel said...

beautiful card Barb - the newsprint looks fabulous xx

Cara said...

Nope, I couldn't have binned that either. You've made it into a wonderful card, that newsprint stamp is very effective. Cara x

Carol said...

Finally found some time to myself....this is so pretty Barb, what a wonderful way to recycle the image. Carol x

Carole said...

beautiful card Barb...what a lovely rose and a very clever use of your 'bits'. like the stamped background too...in fact there is nothing to dislike about this it is so pretty.

Greta said...

Oh what a wonderful save, Barb--made a gorgeous card!

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant recycling and I love the colour of the rose. Hugs Mrs A.

Craftychris said...

Such a beautiful card! Thank goodness you saved the wonderful rose picture! xxx

scrappymo! said...

This is such a pretty card, Barb. Love that you incorporated the directions for keeping cut roses fresh!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous card Barb! I love the newsprint stamp backgraund it is amazing!

Barb said...

I always thought it was my Scottish heritage that made me save everything but it is obviously a "thing" I share with others. Love your card and great to see someone else using their stash!From another Barb who's been married 40 years!

Jane Willis said...

Great work hanging on to that lovely rose image, it is perfect for this card. Yes, we do tend to hoard stuff, I've got various packaging material, wrappers from posh soaps and foreign sweets, insides of envelopes - all sorts of things other people would call rubbish, stored away.
Jane

Lisa Andersson said...

You are so fantastic, Barb, with your recycling! That tag, very clever. I also like the newsprint stamp. Your card is very beautiful. Have a lovely day!
Hugs Lisa

Kath said...

A lovely pretty card and great upcycling with your tag too!
Kath x

Janice Rohde said...

Gorgeous card Barb, so pretty and a great way to use up the snippets us Crafter's all love to keep"
Janice x

Aquarius said...

That lovely rose image was well worth saving - pretty card

SARN said...

What a wonderful piece of recycling Barb. Top marks xxx

meg said...

The stamped background is the perfect complement to the lovely rose and tag, Beautiful card

aussie aNNie said...

 Beautiful and perfect card with those gorgeous features....xx
{aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

Following you now too Barb.xx

Erika said...

Barb a beautiful ladies card, that rose is stunning I can see why you recycled it. Great idea.

Hugs Erika.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fantastic upcycling job Barb! Good job we crafters don't throw anything away isn't it when it can be upcycled in such a beautiful project! Have a very lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

JennyH said...

This is gorgeous Barb, the colours are lovely soft and that rose is stunning : )

cuilliesocks said...

What a gorgeous card Barb, I love the rose image and your colour theme, it's a fabulous design too and love the little tag you managed to save, a super idea to use it in your design, Kate x

Sally H said...

A stunning card, and I can totally understand why you saved the rose image. It is a real beauty. thanks for your kind words on my blog x

GHAZALA said...

Beautiful card Barb !The Rose looks so real.very inspiring work .cheers

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful card Barb! Another fabulous use of something many of us would just toss away.

Alison C said...

Love the newspaper background and the rose image is a gorgeous colour. Well done for knowing where it was and using it. The lucky recipient will love this card.

KandA said...

Beautiful card Barb and a such a wonderful image that I can see why you kept it xx

Carol L said...

What a lovely make with that gorgeous rose and I love the texty background too!

Di said...

Fabulous card and such wonderful upcycling of that wonderful rose too! I love it Barb!

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!

Hugs

Di xx

Yvonne van Bruggen said...

Hello Barb! Thank you so much for your comments on my blog! And I'm so sorry I did not come by earlier.. I don't have much time for visiting blogs.. Wish I had.. But I promise to come by once in a while! Love your cards!!
Best wishes, Yvonne x

lilian said...

A lovely card Barb,. Just loving the rose. You are righht I have a stack of things I might fine i use later

Lilian b

Pat said...

This rose is beautiful Barb and I love the script in the background and the tag and the pretty gems in the corners to finish. A fantastic snippets card! x

LesleyG said...

What a gorgeous rose image, can see why you kept it. Just love how you set it off against the newsprint distressed background, it goes so well together. So pretty I'd struggle to give away, maybe frame it ?! Xxx

Donna said...

I seriously LOVE this card, Barb.
Vintage chic... so beautiful. x

lilian said...

That is a lovey card Barb well done

Lilian