Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Bargain Basket

Good Evening All

I have been busy sorting out my background papers and storing them on the unit that Graham has made for me. It's suprising how many of them I have. I went through a stage (as all crafters do) where I had to buy 2 sheets of the same paper - 1 to use and 1 to admire. The problem was that I always ended up admiring more than 2. I have actually discovered 14 sheets of the same paper (but, it is nice).

Whilst sorting out my craft room, I have been trying to find a way of storing my cards that are not needed at the moment. Things like Christmas cards that won't be needed for another 11 months are being stored in a box under my work desk and are now getting in my way. So I have decided to add a Bargain Bucket in my Etsy shop and pop in any cards that are not needed at the moment. Have a just might want to grab yourself a bargain. Items will be added on a regular basis and I combine potage on multiple purchases too.

Here is today's card :-]'s another one of those gorgeous LOTV images. It is soooooo cute and shows how innocent life used to be when we were young. It reminds me of my first boyfriend when I was in primary school when we used to sit in the park and pick the daisies from the grass to give to each other. Not that I would ever have looked that neat and tidy. I was more a ripped jeans and t.shirt kind of gal. Ahhhhh! the memories.

The image has been coloured using my copics pens and layered up using several different matts of card and paper from my scrap drawers. The larger butterfly is my latest plaything. It is a paper punch and embossing  set. I think that the effect that the embossing has on the butterfly wings is so delicate and perfect. 

I am entering this card in the following challenges :-)

Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes (Lilly of the Valley) - 30.1.13
Come and Get it - Bingo (Red, Free, Embossing - Butterfly wings) 1.2.13
Make it Monday - Anything Goes (comment) 2.2.13
Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge - Lots of Layers - 1.2.13
Crafty Calendar Challenge - What's new (new stamp/new love) - 1.2.13
love to create- Anything goes + a sentiment - 3.2.13
Pixies Crafty Workshop - Snippet (papers and cards) - 1.3.13
Inky Impressions - Bingo (Red, Sentiment, Punch) - 4.2.13
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge - Square Cards - 5.2.13

Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by

Hayley and Graham


  1. Your card is lovely, I love the colors and your image is colored beautifully. Thanks for playing Tic-Tac-Toe with us at Come and Get It.
    Karal GDT

  2. Super card and such an adorable image Hayley! Welcome to the Snippets Playground - hope you come back to play soon. Hugs, Di xx

  3. I'm back this time from MIM and want to say this is such a beautifully designed card and your coloring is great. I love this image.

  4. Beautiful card, great design, love the colours, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxxx

  5. A real sweet card, thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this week.

  6. Adorable image! I love this card Hayley and your design is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  7. Awesome card Hayley, adorable LOTV image and design!

    Glad you shared with us this week at Come And Get It Challenge! Good Luck!

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  8. I am such a fan of LOTV images and this is no exception. Love those papers as well, isn't it fun looking through our own stuff and finding things we have forgotten we have?
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  9. Your card is beautiful. Great layout and adorable image. Thank you for playing along in the Inky Impressions' challenge. Good luck in the prize draw. ~ Tonya ~ Inky Impressions DT Coordinator.

  10. This is a sweet image and you have done a lovely job on colouring it!
    The butterflies did turn out great!

  11. Lovely card, gorgeous LOTV image coloured beautifully and love the embossed wings. Thanks for joining us at Come & Get It this week.
    Natx GDT

  12. Your card is very lovely and the image is adorable. Great design and fab papers.

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  13. Great card. I love the image, the kids are so cute. I am visiting from MIM

  14. Hi hunnie, thank you joining our Bing challenge at Inky Impressions with your beautiful card

    hugs Vicky xxx

    ps. I have candy on my Paw Prince blog

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous. Love the design with the butterflies, reds and layers too. Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  16. Sweet card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!