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My 2014 resolutions are (1) to not always take the lazy 'Copic' option, and instead reach for the paintbrush and Distress Ink reinkers, and (2) to use what stash I have and not buy more (hmm, it's probably best if you don't ask me how successful that was!). I love your feedback on my creations and I read every message, so please leave a comment, or use my sidebar 'chatbox' widget to let me know you've visited.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Lost ..... and found.

I realised that I've not been using a lot of dies lately, and decided that in addition to inking up some of my neglected images, I should be using some of my other neglected stash.

I remembered that I'd bought the lovely floral Memory Box Nottingham Border die from The Stamp Basket last summer, and decided that would be perfect for my flower themed card for the new challenge at As You Like It which starts today.

However, could I find the darned thing?

I checked all 4 of my magnetic die folders.

I am sure I did buy it.

Have I lost my mind?

Actually, scrap that question, I lost my mind years ago, with no chance of ever finding it.

I digress.

Frustration started to settle in as I checked the folders for a third time.

Woohoo, I finally found it in my Xmas folder.  Erm, Christmas?  Hmmm, I must have thought it looked like a snowflake border, so I was probably looking at it all along.

D'oh!!!

So I then had to find space for it in my 'shapes' folder (which is the one that is already bulging) so I don't lose it again.

Hmmm, I may possibly have quite a few dies!

It's a good thing that there isn't such a thing as 'too many'.  :0)

Well, back to the job in hand, which is the challenge at As You Like It.  The theme is to showcase your favourite from "fur or feathers".  For me it has to be fur.  I love most things cute and cuddly, but I am not over-keen on things that flutter, which kind of rules out the 'feathers' option.

So yup, it's fur for me, and this LOTV image fits the bill perfectly.  Hope you like it.



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Happy crafting
Annette
xx



14 comments:

Sarah said...

Like it? Nah...Love it!! Such a lovely stamp Annette and the papers are so pretty. Glad you found the die, it looks wonderful xx

Carol S. said...

I have just done a new posting and said that your blog was a fun read. I must have known!! Love this stamp, don't think I have this one. Awesome colouring and love the papers and cloud background. I had better admire the die, as you struggled so much to find it!! Glad I am not the only one that does that!! Hugs, Carol S.xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

So cute and so gorgeous, glad you found your die as it is lovely. I have 7 folders of dies with extra pages in all of them so I have a lot of die too. Hope you will enter my candy

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous card and an adorable image, glad you found that pretty die!
Helen x

Sandra said...

This is so lovely! Such pretty coloring! And a really darling stamp! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Whisper said...

Oooo gorgeous and am loving the way you have used that Nottingham MB die, Luv Sam x

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card, such gorgeous colouring and very pretty papers and details :o)

I really need to get my dies properly organised - they're all stacked in boxes at the moment and it's not ideal... I did have a big cull a couple of months ago and sold a lot of them though.

Hugs, Lisa x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Annette :-) the image is adorable and I love the die cut border, so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

nnalorac said...

Beautiful cute card Annette , love your image choice and pretty papers. Find crafty stash in funny places too, all the time lol! Carolxx

Lin said...

What a darling image, Netty! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card, Annette. I really like your clouds behind the adorable image. Must try it myself sometime. Great colouring too. Luv, Wilma

Jo Nevill said...

I'm glad you found your die as you made a beautiful card ! Cute image, love it !

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Jo x

Karen said...

love it!

Samantha said...

So cute and glad you found the flower die too! so pretty! hugs me x

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