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Sunday 6 January 2008

1st Card of 2008 & Di Hickman Sketch January #1

It seems appropriate that the 1st card I make this year is also the first of Di Hickman's sketches ! In a first for me I twisted the sketch around, will wonders never cease.

One of our friends has just moved this weekend into a flat with her little girl so I made this little card for her.

The house is a Sizzix die cut mounted on 3D foam, the ribbons are Papermania as is the bling in the centre of the Prima flowers.

The sentiment is a ribber stamp and I have used a brand new Versafine inkpad and I am so impressed with it. It dried straight away and I got the nicest crisp impression that I have ever got with this stamp.

In an effort to re-organise my craft room I have packed all my Christams stuff away on top of the bookcases and have been switching stuff around to make the stuff I use most easier to get to. I have also condensed my flowers into less pots. I have a lot of Primas and various other flowers so I got 2 cookie jars from Asda (bargain at 99p each) and one now holds all my Prima Daisies, the other has various sizes of Primas. I still have 3 bottles of the tiny ones and I have used the other bottles to hold other bits and pieces. This has enabled me to empty 8 other containers and jars which can go to the recycling box. They looked pretty in their own containers but unless you have oodles of space they are not very practical are they ?

I have got so much stash that I need to be very careful about buying any more. I am going to TRY not to buy unless I NEED it. If I am not replacing something I have used up I think I need to seriously question whether I should purchase it or not and not impulse buy just because I see something I like. Paul will be very happy to hear that I have no doubt as he says I have too much stuff and he is probably right. (Don't tell him okay LOL)


Unknown said...

This is a great take on the sketch - really lovely Mandy. I so love the flowers and the cute little house. PS NEVER admit you've too much stuff - even to yourself! Lol Lynn xx

Spot-On said...

Man! I miss Asda! *sniff* Loved their fresh bread, mmmmmmm.
Oh yeah, the card (digs head out of memory lane). Love the die cut, thats so cute! Great card. Oh and show us pics of the prima jars!

mum-on-the-run said...

Fab card Mandy!!

8 days in and I haven't spent yet, LOL!! Hope you're resisting too :)

My Paper World said...

This is gorgeous! I love the house and the pretty flowers!