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Saturday, 31 January 2015

Love and Loss!

As you know I'm making a concerted effort to stick with my resolutions and giving you progress reports each month.  Here's my January stash loss results.

Celebrating small victories this month, I managed to finish up the following:
  1. A dress embellishment.  Admittedly it was the only thing in the packet but still...
  2.  A sheet of Stampin' Up retired cardstock.  That last piece took some ingenuity but be hanged if I was putting it back in the box!
I made 6 one layer cards in January, including this one for today's LOVE challenge over at Sweet Stampin' where we are sponsored by the Ribbon Girl with a £10 voucher to the shop.  In keeping with using stash, see that border stamp peeking out three times from behind the circle?  Brought a set of them from Lakeland in the very early days (8/9 years maybe!) and that's the first time I've ever used it.  Shocking huh?!


I've used a sketch from Sketch Saturday #346, this week was pick a sketch of your choice, I went for #254 challenging myself to see if I could make it one layer.  What do you think?  Honest opinions welcome....

 

I'd also like to play along at the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - CAS
Crafts4Eternity #211 - No Patterned Paper
Simply Create Too #78 - Valentines/Add a Heart
Sister Act #91 - Anything Goes


Now I'm of to make the most of a day to myself & create some more cards.  I hope you all have a lovely day too, we've had snow here this morning, the hugest flakes I've ever seen!  So pleased to be in the warm xx

One layer cards to date -6

27 comments:

Marilyn said...

This is very pretty Abi and I love the CAS design. Perfect anniversary card!

Chris said...

Wow Abi...had to have a closer look to check it really is one layer! It's beautiful, and well done for using up stuff and using never before used stamps!
Chris
x

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Abi! Just a quick visit - this is such a lovely card! x

Cass said...

It's lovely.Well done on using up your stash.I wouldn't even try..lol xx

Debs said...

Brilliant card Abi - super stylish and the stamped border behind is genius :o)
Really scared of one layer cards - wish I had the knack!!!
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

catherine said...

I just love your card Abi and such a brilliant take on the sketch too. Great in keeping up with your resolutions and using your stash. Hope everything is ok with you and enjoy the weekend
x catherine

Sue said...

Fab card Abi! I've been trying to use up my bits of paper and card and lace and ribbons for months lol still got a huge stack! huggles Sue xx

Kylie said...

You have used your stash so well here! Love that you inked up a stamp that you've had for that long!! Great design! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

sweet art designs said...

Beautiful overall design. Very striking. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

Shona Chambers said...

Wow, your colouring and blending is so good, I didn't realise it was a one-layer card. Its incredible and just love that soft peachy colour stenciling. So glad you joined us at ATSM this week!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card Abi, well done on using your stash, aren't we all crafty hoarders? I almost forgot myself yesterday, I was on the verge to buy new shiny schtuff.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Thordis said...

This card is amazing! And it's only one layer? Beautiful work :)
Hugs xx

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

You've been productive! This is a super card! Very pretty x

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful CAS design, and I love that it's a one layer card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

Stef H said...

love, love, love this card. it's gorgeous! you did good. hell, you did great!!! it's a winner in my book.

be happy to send you the snow. i'm lucky i can get out the back porch door. my driveway has about 2 feet of snow. hopefully i can get someone to plow it for me tomorrow. at least i don't need to get out til tuesday. oy vey.

hugs :)

mixamatoasties said...

Perfect card! Think you nailed the sketch too.

xx

nini78 said...

simple and pretty
Thanks for playing with the Sister act challenge card Fanny (SACC DT)

Tracy said...

YAY! Way to go Abi! I like the stamp peeking out. Works great in place of the strips. You go girl! Hugs!

Paddington fan said...

Keep going with using up that old stuff Abi, you're making some fab cards with it. Love this take on the sketch, I had to have a closer look when you said it was one layer, really clever!! Stay warm and have a great week, love Jacky x

Wedgie said...

Fab card Abi, very pretty!
Well done on using up your stash! xxx

Hayley Kew said...

So pretty, excellent stenciling :) Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we would love to see you back again soon!!!

Daen'Ys said...

Abi, this is a fantastic one layer card! I love these soft colors.
Thanks for joining us at Simply Create Too.
Rosi x

Ann said...

Thanks for the tip about heating up the stuck stamps Abi - I'm so impatient I just cut round the stamp and backing sheet. Well done on using up your stash - I really could do with following your example.
Ann xxx

Cathy P. said...

Love your CAS design, Abi! And a one layer card to boot! So pretty, and the way you incorporated the sketch in your design is genius! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Sketch Saturday! Cathy xx

michele said...

Lovely card :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

Vannessa said...

Great CAS card and good luck on using up your stash. I have absolutely heaps to use up too, but it never seems to go down very quickly! Thank you for joining us at the Sketch Saturday Challenge. Hope to see you again.

Hugs, Vannessa
Sketch Saturday DT

Zoe Tant said...

This is gorgeous Abi. Love it ! Long time no speak. Much catch up soon. Zx

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