Monday, 14 June 2010

Last minute challenge

Just a quick post to add my card to the A Passion for Papertrey challenge, which ends in about 25 minutes!! I'm very last minute as I've found this theme really difficult - use chipboard in a project. I don't have any chipboard in my stash as I've never been keen on it and don't really know what to do with it. However I wondered whether I could die cut a piece of chipboard recycled from some packaging. My Cuttlebug just about managed it, though the pieces needed tidying up with scissors, and then my card idea was born. In fact this is a very up-cycled project as all the cardstock here has been saved from the packaging of various purchases. The only stamp used - apart from the sentiment - is my beloved Background Basics Text Style.

I took my photos outside the back door as the light is best there in the early part of the day. My card is posed on top of the coal shed where I feed my birds in a big terracotta flowerpot and I noticed the pair of jackdaws that visit have brought someone new with them today - he must be one of their chicks as he hasn't learned to be frightened of the back door opening yet! I feel some stalking with my camera is warranted - watch this space....

Edit: here's the baby jackdaw - not a good photo yet as I took it through the window - and I forgot to move the washing line! This lovely Woodpigeon decided to pose too so I snapped him up. Isn't he handsome!


  1. Hi Ann,

    I love this card and I'm amazed that it is all from recycled materials. That text background stamp will have to go on my wish list.
    Carol x

  2. Way to go on the recycling, Ann! Loving your use of chipboard on those flowers and the text stamped on them look fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at the last minute!

  3. Very pretty, I just love those flowers!!

  4. Hi Ann, just spent some time catching up on your blog & I must say it is visually stunning - a real feast for the eyes (literally when eyeing up that M&S Cream Tea lol) You've really put that Anniversary set to good use with some gorgeous cards, I haven't even inked my one up yet! Take care hun, love Steph x

  5. The new card is quite lovely! I adore those flowers! :) And what great photos of the birds...they are so pretty! Theresa

  6. What a fun and funky retro creation...those flowers remind me of the flowers that were EVERYWHERE when I was a child of the 60's. =) Such a great design too!!!

  7. WOW Ann this card is so wonderful, great work.



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