Friday, 20 April 2012

Totally Papercrafts Challenge

Well, it's Friday (and it is as I write this to schedule it for the morning) and it's time for a new challenge at Totally Papercrafts.  This week we're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl who are offering a gorgeous prize to the winner - hop over to Totally Papercrafts to see it!

This week Anne has chosen the theme and it is All Buttoned Up, so let's see those buttons on your cards :)

I decided this week to go for a bit of change and instead of a Sugar Nellie or Saturated Canary image I've gone for this sweet Penny Black hedgehog image!   Now, I was going to do this as a card for my Dad (which I know is very stupid) as the image reminded me of him. He used to sit with the Herald crossword and if he was unable to complete it he would just stick in random letters so it looked finished. It annoyed the hell out of my Mum but it makes me laugh to think of it now. However, at lunchtime today, I was reading a chapter of Sue Johnson's book "Things I Couldn't Tell My Mother" and she described losing her Dad. It made me cry so I decided that I would just make an ordinary card instead.

Challenges I'd like to enter:

Penny Black - Spots and Stripes
Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Sketch
Pollycraft - Cute Critters
Oldie But A Goodie - On The Farm or in the Garden (not sure you see many hedgehogs doing crosswords in the garden but never mind) Everything about this card has been in my stash for more than 6 months! Isn't that shocking, so many nice things that have never been used!
Papertake - A Stitch In Time (been experimenting with the doodling again)
Tuesday Throwdown - Recycling (nothing new in this card!)
Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays - everything in this card had long since been forgotten about!

No new products were harmed in the making of this card! Use It Up 2012.

Image - PB, coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers, Sentiment WMS
Cardstock/Paper - From stash
Embellishments - buttons and twine from stash

Please pop over to the Totally Papercrafts blog to check out the inspiration the rest of the DT have left you for All Buttoned Up, I know you're going to be inspired :)

Thanks for dropping by today. Have a great Friday.

Hugs. Susan xxx


Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous...

Love the colours that you have chosen just fabulous...

Have a fab weekend huggles Pops x x x

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card Susan, love the image and fab papers...enjoy the weekend.
Wendy xx

Nikbee said...

A wonderful card Susan. I love the image.
Nikki x

Fluffles said...

Clearly you have very clever hedgies your neck of the woods! Love the card & your sweet family story - clever Dad too I'd say - I like his thinking! Thanks for joining us at An Oldie But A Goodie this time, & remember to state your oldie to be in with a chance of winning. Those BG papers would count as I know they are older than 6m as I have them too. Jx

kath said...

adorable card susan..thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Liz, said...

Cool card Susan, thanks for joining in this week at penny Black saturday,

Liz x

Sarah said...

Hi Susan, great card - love the image.

Sounds like your Dad had fun annoying your Mum!!


PS - Yes I did think I spotted something familiar on tomorrows card!

Wishcraft said...

Fab card Susan :o) Great papers and layout, and I've got this stamp too, love it. Hugs, Lisa x

Francesca said...

Very Beautiful , Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie challenge this fortnight and good luck!


Victoria said...

fantastic card

Joey said...

Great card Susanm, fabulous image, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft. Joey x

Jill said...

gorgeous card susan thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

NanaConnie said...

Really cute card, Susan. You can't go wrong with those hedgies! Sorry to be so late with my comments. Thanks for entering our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown last week and I hope we'll see your work again this week.
NanaConnie DT

Lisa Jane said...

what a cute image - love the crossword
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card- adorable image.
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx


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