Wednesday, 29 January 2014


When I opened my parcel from Liz and saw what she had put in her "love" part I smiled ............ I wanted to keep most of it for myself as I loved it too!! Then I looked at her "hates" and my heart sank, all the way to the floor!! What on earth was I meant to do with Chinese style dress toppers, a picture of a vase of roses and a couple of bits of blue/green paper? Never one to shirk a challenge I studied it all ............. then put it away! I pulled it out a few more times and took another look but that "hate" part never got any better.
Eventually a few things started to come together but only from the "love" part, still that was a start ......... as usual once I started putting stuff together a few more ideas came and in the end I surprised myself and made 6 cards from the parcel ........... and here they are ............

I don't much like green but I love the way this card turned out. The background, written paper & ribbon came from Liz's parcel, I added the heart doily & little topper. I haven't put a greeting on as I don't yet know what I will do with it ................ it may even find it's way into my art journal I like it so much!!!

Like the one above I love the way this turned out. It nearly all came from my parcel, I just put the butterfly onto a background piece of card to make it a little stronger and also so it showed up better. Again no greeting on here yet ............. to keep or to send? That is the question!

Another butterfly! Not that I'm complaining, I love them. Once again I backed the butterfly with card to strengthen it a bit. Liz had also included the negative part when she cut the butterfly out so I also backed that with card. Then I found a piece of card in my stash that I thought went nicely and a piece of ribbon for down the side.

Liz had out this paper in and at first I had no idea what to do with it at all. I tried several things but apart from wanting to use the ribbon (which is 2 pieces of green although the colour doesn't show too well) I had no ideas. Then I looked through some of my bits and found the little round topper which I layered onto a cream & then a white scalloped circle. Later I found the 3 little butterfly stickers and added them and the greeting in the circle.

Aaaah, that vase (or rather basket) of roses ............ what to do with it? I wanted to use something from Liz's hates and this looked the easiest! In the end it was a case of matting and layering, a little bit of glitter strip to liven it up and a greeting.

I kept looking at the sheet of Chinese style dress toppers Liz put into her "hates" ................ and thinking I hate them too!!! They just are not the sort of thing I would ever use on my cards, and yet a little part of me was saying "go on, prove they can be used" ............... so this morning I dragged out all sorts of bits of card, lace, ribbon, & anything else I thought might work. After a lot of playing around I came up with this card, only the dress comes from Liz's parcel, the rest is from my stash ................. not one of my favourites but I think it works ............. doesn't it?

Now a little rest before I have to rack my brains again over the February parcels ........... I really do enjoy doing this.


  1. Aha .... you rose to the challenge!!! Nos 1, 2 and 4 are my favourites

    1. I did!!! Yes they are my favourites too,