Sunday, 5 January 2014

Love the stash you have

I've a few good intentions for my crafting in 2014 - not resolutions as they never seem to last past January :).
  •  I plan to make a Christmas card each week, how did Christmas catch me out last year, did they move the date or something?!  I was still making cards on the 23rd, rather stressful...
  • Love and use the stash that I am lucky enough to have.

My entries for this week's Less Is More Challenge - Winter Blues - fit the bill for both.  I have a vast stock of card candy and I am in awe of those who create clever things with it.  Used it to make a tree; I found it quite challenging enough to keep my tree from leaning at a drunken angle!  Note to self:  all candy candy is not equal (in size that is).  Pot stamp from Inky Doodles, sentiment from Stampin' Up.


Second card uses pattern stamps by Inky Doodles that I fell for at the NEC last year.  These make the most amazing and varied backgrounds.  Yesterday they were featured on Create & Craft which reminded me just how much they needed to be inked up and played with.  They do match up to repeat but I needed just one strip of pattern on my LIM card.  I had several attempts at this, but the problem was not caused by the stamps, my inky fingers on the pristine white space were the problem :).  Inks used:  Versafine, Memento and Stampin' Up.  Sentiment from Inky Doodles.

I'm also entering my cards for:
Allsorts - free and easy
Keep it Simple - anything goes
Gem of a Challenge - something new (new stamps)
Open Minded Crafting - new toys or technique

Hope to bring you some more 2014 "enjoying my stash" cards soon.


  1. Beautiful cards, I love the Christmas tree.

  2. Both of these are truly beautiful, Anne! I love the tree made with card candy. How clever. OK, now I'm here with my new DT hat on to thank you for playing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and to wish you luck in the challenge.
    NanaConnie DT

  3. stunners anne and i love the tree
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  4. These cards are so beautiful!!! I love how you did that tree.. its fantastic! Love the blue on both! And that design is fantastic!!! Just love it!!! Thanks so much for joining us Open-Minded for our first challenge!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

  5. Absolutely gorgeous cards especially love the tree one.

  6. Clear and simple. Beautiful ! Thank you for participating in the Open-Minded Craftin Fun challenge. I hope you will take part in our next challenges :) Joanna DT

  7. Two fabulous cards Anne
    Margaret x

  8. Two beautiful cards. Hugs x ChrisB

  9. Two lovely CAS cards, thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week. xxx

  10. just popping by to thank you for entering our challenge at Allsorts with your lovely project!

  11. Love the pattern on the second card :)

  12. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge and good luck.

  13. These are fabulous Anne, I love that candy tree too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  14. hee hee hee you had me giggling about that drunken tree angle... 'cause they really are not equal. Just adore what you have made with them however. Very very clever! I also love the 2nd card you have made. I really hope that your good resolutions last and that you do have enough Christmas card this upcoming year!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

  15. Very classic cards, Great job! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT


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