Saturday, 29 August 2009

Born to be Wild

I managed to make this card yesterday morning after my small craft box of essentials arrived, of course it was at the bottom of the last box I looked in! I was thrilled to see the rest of my Copics again and some extra images and a handful of embellishments. It was like Christmas, can't wait to unpack the rest of my craft room when the stuff from the boat comes!
This card fits nicely into the Double Dutch challenge which is to go back in time. You can choose any of the previous challenges. I chose challenge 4 which was Pick and Choose, the 3 techniques I chose to use were 4. Distressing 8. Stamping and 9. Punching

Bella image
DP: Basic Grey 'two scoops'
Stamps : Martha Stewart 'swirls'
Embellishments: Tim Holtz chain, metal birthday ribbon slider from Jo-anns, Martha Stewart Leaf punch, flowers unknown make, pearls and gems.
This morning we mooched around a number of yard sales and found these two gems. They are going to be perfect for storing little crafty bits and pieces and were only $5 and $2!
This afternoon we ended up at Robert's oddly enough! got some gorgeous papers, some desperately needed cardstock and some other scrumptious bits and pieces. Had to cut the fun shopping short though as we then had to do the boring stuff......pans, cutlery, toaster, crockpot.........endless list.......
Moving into our house tomorrow, can't wait! See you again later in the week!
Hope you are all having a fabulous weekend!


raindropecho said...

Ooooh these are beautiful! I don't know what I like better - the card or the super great deal on those yard sale finds! Well, of course I like the card more :) Congrats on the great finds, though.
- Ann

Michele Roos said...

Gorgeous card Deb. Love the image you've used and the colouring also. Love the two storage cupboards you got. Sounds like you're having a fantastic time over the Atlantic. Hugs Michele x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow this is fabulous!
Gorgeous image and your paper and detail is wonderful!
Love your great bargins and good luck with the move!
kim x

Karen said...

Absolutely gorjus card Deb. Love the colours and that image is fantastic.

Fab storage solutions too.

Love Karen x

Crafting Andy said...

Fab card Deb. And great bargains too. It's slightly different shopping over in that part of the world isn't it. Mind you, just a good selection of shops help, without having to travel for miles to get any eh. Hope you manage to get loads of boring stuff quickly and get some more good shopping done soon.
Hugz Andrea.xx

craftyb said...

Hi Deb, it's so good to see you back in action again! LOVE this creation...I can hear that song playing over and over now! lol Love the chain...such a nice wee touch!

I am hanging on your every word about the yard sales and all things spotted a couple of fab bargains...I particularly love the white piece! And Robert's is a new one on me...must be like a walmart I'm thinking! Good luck for the big'll be tired wee bods tomorrow night! bx

craftimamma said...

Fabulous card! I love all the distressing and the image is great. Must be good to appease some of your withdrawal symptoms now you have a few more crafty essentials, Lol!

Oh I do love your little sets of drawers. What a find!

Hope the move goes smoothly for you.

Lesley Xx

Ineke said...

Very nice card. Love the colors and the papier. Hugs Ineke

Victoria said...

Stunning card Deb! Love this adorable image and all the distressing! Your yard sale finds are an absolute bargain!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

Risa said...

Hi Deb!
So glad to hear that you had a safe trip and that you are back to blogging!
Your card is beautiful! I love your image and your detailing is fab!

Annie said...

love your card Deb and glad your crafty box arrived. Hope the move is going well today.
hugs, annie x

Kim said...

Deb your card is beautiful! I love all of the elements you have on there1 Gorgeous work! And your yard sale finds are beautiful!
Hugs~ Kim

Frazzled Crafts said...

Do love the card Deb, especially the image, how cool, however the entire card is just superb. Do love the drawers that you picked up - wow so cheap! Liz x

Sparkplug17 said...

What a lovely card! Have fun moving in tomorrow. Must be so exciting!

Bananastamper said...

Fabulous card! I am drooling over your yardsale finds - Wow! I love them! Good luck with the new house - you must really be anxious to settle in!


Debbie said...

Deb your card is beautiful! I love all of the elements you have used,
Love your yard sale finds hope everything went well with the move,speak to you soon,Hugs Debbie x

Anonymous said...

TEEHEE!! What a really fun card Deb!! I just love your colors and layout!! HUGS

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Deb, it is so nice to see you blogging again. Love your card, you haven't lost your touch!

:) Marcia P

Unknown said...

This is fabby Deb!! WOW it looks like your crafting palace will be amazing. Thanks for your lovely e-mail. I've had no chance to reply or blog until today as DH came home on Thursday and it's been mad ever since. Lol Lynn ♥

Rose Ann said...

Welcome to "The States", Deb!! I hope you get all settled in soon, and have all of your crafting goodies right where you want them!!

Your Bella card is sooo cute!!

Desire Fourie said...

Deb,I just adore this card which has got so much character. Perfect colour combo as well. Enjoy your new very handy cabinets.

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb your card is `gorgeous` They are great bargains those drawers...TFS
Happy Moving:)x

Leanne said...

Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!!

I have just moved from the UK to Dubai - so know exactly what you are going through!!

Please could you email me at about doing a feature on your blog?

Many thanks!

Alex said...

Gorgeous card Deb and those garage sale finds are fabulous, WOW!!! How exciting - moving into your new home tomorrow, I am so glad things are moving along smoothly for you! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

AmethystCat said...

oh my gosh - those are the best garage sale finds ever! I'm impressed!!! And, love the card!