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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Pixie's Craft Snippets - Week 45

I have been MIA for some weeks now, due to the need to finish all the cards for the rest of this year, and my DT commitments, but this is one of those cards that actually used up bits that were lying round. It is a mix of bits from everywhere.

The base card was cut down from a set I bought cheap ages ago, and they do look a little dog-eared now (nothing wrong with dogs' ears, but not on a card), so I just chopped off the raggedy bits.  The sparkly bits were stickers left over from a kit I bought several years ago.  They are one of the reasons I no longer buy kits from anywhere, you always end up with pretty bits that you have no idea how to use.  I sometime think that kits are made up of things that companies are trying to clear out anyway.  These stickers certainly did not go with anything else in that kit.  The cards were pretty, the borders were pretty and the stickers were pretty, and so were the 3 dimensional flower stickers, but none of them really went together.

Anyway, I also had a pack of pearlescent card samples which had started to haunt me - they always seemed to be on top of every pile on my desk.  So, in a moment of diminishing mojo, I decided to put the two things together and see what happened.  The resulting topper was mounted on a scrap of black card and then on to the base card.  It is not a card that I am particularly proud of, but it is using up things that would otherwise sit around for another year or more.

Before I finish, I hope that all of you on the east coast of America and inland from there are all safe and sound, and that anyone you know out there comes through this dreadful storm safely.  Property can be replaced but your lives cannot.  Take care, everyone.  xxx

5 comments:

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Very nice Maggie love the colours

jacqui x

RosC said...

I spite of its last gasp sort of pedigree, this card really caught my eye. I agree with you about kits and bonus packs of anything. They are usually gloss on top and not very useful otherwise.
I have been somewhat MIA myself so I decided to just pop in. Will be around later today for WOYWW though.
Cheers,
Ros.

Di said...

I think it's a very pretty card Maggie - like little jewels. Know what you mean about card kits - even when stuff goes together there always seems to be some 'dregs' that don't have a place or enough matching bits :(

Great to see you in the playground after a while - like the tree house? :)

Di
xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Too too hard on your self there Maggie - I adore this card and think you have done a superb job all in eye of the beholder I guess but definitely top marks form em :D not sure what teacher will say though, love Shaz in Oz.x
PS have fun in the tree house should have read she did like it! :D

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

This is blingtastic! xxx