Sunday, 26 February 2012

Scraps of Lace

The Simply Stampin' challenge this week is Lace and I had to think about this one as I'm really not a lacy person. However I remembered I had a 'scrap' of Crochet Trim somewhere, which was left over in my goody bag from the last team training event and, as the rest of my card was using mostly scraps, it is also my second entry for the LIM challenge. I haven't been tempted to buy the Crochet Trim before but as I was really pleased with how it looks on this card that may very well change!
I made the card base with half a sheet of Naturals Ivory, which was left over from a previous card and used a piece of DSP from Everyday Enchantment (a SAB freebie) as my first layer. I stamped the image from Fresh Vinyage (another SAB freebie), in Riding Hood Red, onto a scrap of Very Vanilla and inked all around the edges with a sponge dauber before fixing to the base card. The panel on the LH side is another scrap of Riding Hood Red cardstock with the crochet trim tied around the edge and butted up against the Very Vanilla. I stamped the sentiment and part of the large image onto Very Vanilla and cut out using the Jewelry Tag Punch, these were positioned onto the card with a Basic Pearl added and 3 smaller Basic Pearls down the edge of the panel.
Don't be put off by the suggestion of colours that co-ordinate with the papers as they can all be substituted, I don't have either of the reds that co-ordinate but I am more than happy with how the Riding Hood Red matches (and I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to colour matching, hate it if it 'doesn't quite go'!).

I hope you're all enjoying this touch of spring that we are getting, it's so lovely to see the sun - apart from the fact that it shows up all the dust, dirt on the windows and the effects of winter on the garden! I just hope we don't revert back to winter. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll be back soon, maybe with even more scraps now they've seen the light of day :0)


  1. What pretty scraps you have! Lovely lace card

  2. This is beautiful Margaret! I love the look of the crochet trim with these papers and stamps. Vicky x

  3. Gorgeous card Margaret xx Jan

  4. Great card Margaret,I love your colours. Well done in finding a piece of lace !! Thank you for joining us at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

  5. Your lacey trim looks fab! The perfect detail to finish off your card, Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin.
    Kelly xx

  6. Another fabulous one Margaret! That trim looks superb!
    Thanks again.
    "Less is More"

  7. Very pretty Margaret, I love the crochet trim. xx

  8. Love that crochet trim Margaret
    whilst we don't have to much white space, your card is gorgeous
    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  9. Beautifully perfect!!! will look in again

  10. Wunderschön ist diese Karte geworden.
    Was für schönes rot, und auch der Stempel gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Die Spitze passt perfekt dazu.

    lg Frieda

  11. Beautiful card and the ribbon is gorgeous. x

  12. Gorgeous scrap card Margaret. Love the Lace and those little tags are fab. Carolxx

  13. Great use of leftovers and a lovely card! Thanks for joining in the SSC! xx

  14. ooo the crochet trim looks fabulous Margaret and I like the inky edge to your image too...great effect :0)
    Jenny x

  15. Such a lovely card Margaret! Kudos to you for using up some scraps - your scrap of crochet ribbon is fabulous!

    I LOVED the SAB DSP when I saw it at my demo's house but I am really not a lover of Poppy Parade - too orangey for my liking so thanks so much for the info that Riding Hood Red works well!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us again at Simply Stampin' and I hope we see you again at the weekend! Ruth x


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