Thursday, 14 February 2013

Frugal February

 Today I'm detouring from my 6x6 pad into some more stash busting, this time I have made up some decoupage cards for an order.  When I was doing a lot of quilting, there was a lovely shop in the US that made homely, plaid quilts, it was called Country Threads.  They published a whole book of quilts and projects based around:
Use it up, wear it out,
Make it do or go without.

I'm pleased that these cards are in the same spirit:  the decoupage has been cut out for ages and ages and sitting in plastic bags waiting to be glued.  All DP is from my stash and I finished up several sheets.  The purple ribbon on the first and last cards came from some flowers that I was given ages ago, I've made it do and used it up!  All decoupage is Joanna Sheen, three Faye Whitaker and a House Mouse.  First card uses Papermania DP and the florist ribbon.
 Second card used up a scrap of seam binding and some My Minds Eye DP.
 Third card is more Faye Whitaker, there is some of the DP left...  This one has a little bling added.
Last card has, I think, MME DP again and some tiny buttons from my stash.

Today I plan to get back to my 6x6 pad but the sun is shining, a rare event this winter, I may just go AWOL from the craft room and get out before it snows/rains/sleets again!

Charisma Cardz has an Anything Goes challenge starting today; I'm entering my cards for this.


  1. All three are great cards Anne, I have 2 lots of decoupage glued together so really need to get around to using. Your post title also made me smile. xx Flora

  2. Great cards Anne - hope all is well.x

  3. Hi Anne, Love your decoupage cards they are all lovely. We had snow too yesterday. Ours gone, hope yours has too. Take care. Hugs x ChrisB

  4. These are all lovely Anne, you've chosen some gorgeous images to work with.

    Jo x

  5. These cards are the design of them and wow the super colours. Love your blog and so inspiring...just had to join your aNNIe


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