Thursday, April 3, 2014


So my Mom is awesome. Truly awesome.

So awesome in fact that I used the beautiful little background I've been happily hoarding for weeks now, not wanting to squander it on something frivolous......oh come on, I know you know what I mean. Sometimes the planets align (or something), and everything comes together, quite by chance, well..... this background was one of those times!

It started off as a mopping up scrap when I was spraying card for another project, but the colours kinda worked, so I kept it.
Then I embossed a script stamp on another project in silver, so I added a tad to this whilst I was on...... and it worked, so I kept it.
Next I used up some scraps of book pages......and it worked, so I kept it. (see a theme here? Well, I'm working with it!)
And then I went to an Indigo Blu demo and got the old flitter glue and gilding flakes out for another card, which spilled over onto this.......and it worked, so I kept it.
Finally I stamped those gorgeous Lavinia dandelions (available from the fabulous That Craft Place) on a card for my girlie's Godmother, and then thought about this gorgeous background.......and it worked, so I've given it to my awesome Mom.


I'm entering this into the following challenges-

Papertake- anything goes
Lavinia challenge- Spring colours


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  2. Sorry about deleting the other comment what I said made no sense at all!! However, many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  3. What a great card Lisa, I love all the different elements you've put into this.
    Thank you for joining the Lavinia challenge, good luck Karen (DT) xx

  4. Hi Lisa, what a fab card, I love your background, thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps Challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  5. Beautiful card! Love that background, it is so pretty. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  6. Really goergeous background Lisa! Very pretty card.
    Thanks for sharing on Papertake Weekly!

  7. Oh WOW ! I love your background and especially how it came together 'by accident' ! Fabulous finished design. God luck in the challenge !


  8. the background was definitely worth saving, it's gorgeous! Love it

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  10. Lovely and clever card Lisa.. Thank you for entering and good luck in our Lavinia Stamps Challenge.

  11. Love the background and gilding! x

  12. Fab card, very different which I like, thanks for joining us in the Lavinia Challenge and good luck. Hugs Pauline DT member


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