Thursday, January 11, 2007

DCM's little Extra

Posted by PicasaThis weeks 'little extra' was a brilliant idea, and a bit of a challenge for my brain....
You had to use something that is 'Scavenged' something left over from Christmas or another time, or even 'rubbish' if you like...
Check out the what the girls have been up too, and you'll be amazed,
one man's rubbish and all that... LOL!!!!
The first thing I did was look beside me into the bin... and I had just been and bought these really cute little stamps at my local Scrap shop, Scrapbooking By the Sea...
The bag Natalie put my stamps into was screwed up in the bin... Ahhhh.... Brainwave....
so I promptly unfolded the bag, Inked my new stamps and well there you have it...
My take on this weeks 'Little extra'...
Adorable bit's for this card include, Paper Bag from my latest shopping trip, Sassafras Lass Nester Clear Stamps,Versa Mark ink, Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey PP, Heidi Swapp Blossom, Heidi Swapp 'Adore' journal spot (from Pearls swap, see below),Prima Ribbon, Label holder & brads & of course my sewing machine....
I hope you have a really great day what every you're up to today, TTFN Gillian

18 comments:

Lynne.x said...

Wow Gillian, you even make an old paper bag look amazing ..... I love it.

Maisymary's Findings said...

oooo love that idea of using the HS Journaling spot on the card with the label holder ! Now that's something to think about ! lol

love the stamped images & the giant scallop edge !

ttfn, Pearl

Heather the Blether said...

Fab as ever Gillian... one of these days I am gonna take you up on that coffee offer.. lol

I sort of did this challenge before christmas... I wrapped christmas pressies with an old living room blind I took down and could not throw away... stamped them all up with christmas trees and I just loved it as everyone else did.. saved me a fortune for a change.. lol

Hope you are well hun
take care
Heather
xxx

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is so pretty! love what you created you clever lady!!!

Isabella Da Cás said...

So great!!!
Love the sewn flower!!!!
ks
Isabella :)

bloggedissue said...

What a great piece of inspiration.

Michelle said...

Hello from WA Gillian!! your work is stunning, i enjoyed looking through your blog and will come back for more.

cheers
Michelle

jake said...

Only you could make a scrunched up old bag look that good... Lol! Amazing ! No one has ever inspired me to try card making before... but if anyone could - it would be YOU girlie!

jk x

Kathy said...

Nice one Gillian

The paper bag looks great - especially the crumpled look - or maybe I should tart that word up a bit and say "distressed" ;-)

You've reminded me of the big crate that lurks under my desk (usually I just use it to put my feet on) which is full of "ooooh, that'll be useful one day" things

Monique said...

Cutest card ever! So jealous of your fab sewingwork! ;) I so want to buy a new sewingmachine ( on my list;))
Yeah,I am breathing..in..out..in..out lol!
hugs,Monique

Susan said...

What a lovely card, Gillian! The sewn petals are wonderful - what a great idea. The flower reminds me of the sun coming up, a blushing pink sunrise. The ribbons and lace are so pretty too.

Rein said...

Wow Gillian, this is beautiful!

Paula said...

Lovely design. I like the ribbon across the bottom.

iralamija said...

this is beautiful Gillian!! LOVE IT!!!!


Bety.

Kelly said...

Hi Gillian. Beautiful card as per usual! Your cards are truly inspiring.

Lara said...

gorgeous & inspiring!

Sylvie :) said...

Very beautiful card !! great design !!

J@cqueline's craft nest said...

What a beauty this is, you are so clever Gillian!