Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Waste Not Wednesdays wk9

Blimey week 9, how did that happen?!  As my lovely regular blog visitors will know, it's 'Waste Not Wednesdays' day, my little challenge to get me (and anyone else who wants to join in!) using up all that forgotten stash - stamps, papers, anything really that might be feeling a little neglected...




Apologies to all those who aren't keen on Miss Tilda, but I seem to be a bit addicted at the moment!  This stamp has actually been used... but only once just after I bought her.  I've coloured her with promarkers and flexmarkers, with prisma pencils for the shadow underneath her.  The papers are from an old K&Co pad.  The card base is cream - for once it's not just a dodgy photo lol.

I decided to have a go at making a flower from lace (I've got a huge box of lace that needs using), and I don't think it turned out too badly for a first attempt.  The fancy button in the centre is from a huge box of buttons that were given to me by my mum's hubby - they were his mum's collection, she was a bit of a hoarder so there's loads of them!  It started out gold and I painted it with some acrylic paint (bought in many colours and then never used), dabbed on some distress ink and sprayed it with iridescent spray & sparkle.  Added some more lace and some more of that fancy trim from the offcuts bag, a punched butterfly and a Pink Petticoat sentiment.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

Oh, I almost forgot - if you fancy joining in this week using your own neglected stash, I'm going to sort out a little prize - as usual for my little challenge prizes it'll be a surprise until I announce the winner next week.  Hope to see lots of you playing along :o)


49 comments:

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful card Lisa, so sweet and cute, lovely colours!

Big hugs Jo xxx

Anne said...

I really love this, lovely colours and wonderful colouring!

Hugs,
Anne

Debs said...

Oh this is so pretty Lisa. Love the lace flower - it's stunning :o)
Hope you are keeping well.
Debs xx
p.s thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week - good luck xx

sue w. said...

Wow Lisa, what a fab way of using up lace (must have a go at that) it looks fabulous, I'm also addicted to Tilda and I love your card. She is coloured perfectly.
Hugs Sue W.

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card Lisa - love that Tilda and your lace flower is so pretty. Really keep trying to enter your challenge but never seem to find the time at the moment. Will try harder this week :0)
Hugs
Denise xx

heidy said...

Ok I admid I'm not a Tilda fan,but your card is gorgeous Lisa and you colourd her beautiful!
Your lace flower is gorgeous too!
XXX Heidy

Sue said...

Hi hun
gorgeous card, fab colouring beautiful embelies & design, sue,x

Joey said...

Totally adorable hun, gorgeous colouring and love this image too. Joey x

Donna Mosley said...

A stunning creation Lisa, your colouring is incredible. Love the scrummy papers and gorgeous rosette.

Donna x

Sarah said...

Hi Lisa, such a pretty card! Really sweet image and gorgeous colours. Love the lace flower - if I had any lace I might even have a go at it myself!

Have inked and part coloured an image to join in, hopefully finish off the card tomorrow and link up then. Am really enjoying your Waste not Wednesdays, can't believe it's 9 weeks already!!!

Sarah

Lyndsey Marie said...

Beautiful card, love the sweet image and such pretty papers. Great lace flowers and love the trim.
Lyndsey xx

Vicky said...

So very pretty Lisa...and loving that gorgeous lace flower hun :o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Molecraft said...

A beautiful card Lisa, love your lace flower and I can't believe it's week 9 already, where did they go!
Helen x

NGCARDS said...

A beautiful creation hun! Thanks for playing over at Creative Inspirations Wednesday's Challenge Blog! xxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

I'm one of those people who doesn't like Tilda at all but this is such a pretty card. Love the colours. I must remember to play along with this. I'm trying to use up old paper pads and ink up some old faves.

Kat said...

Gorgeous card Lisa. That Tilda is really sweet. Love the flower, looks really great.

Kat xx

Louise said...

It's beautiful, Lisa, and i love your lace flower x
Can i use any unused stash (like embossing folders) for your challenge or does it have to be a stamp?

coldwaters2 said...

Lisa this is magical that image of Tilda, the colours, papers, flower and design look awesome.
hugs
Lorraine x

Christine said...

What a gorgeous card! I'm loving the Miss Tilda stamps at the moment, might look into getting some for myself! xx

Carol said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. Love your lace flower, great idea with the button - must try that. Carol x

Cheryl said...

WOW GORGEOUS,love the soft colours and your colouring is amazing!!!
xx

Chrissy said...

Such beautiful colouring Lisa, and I love Tildas, a little scared of her,[to colour] but love her just the same.Beautiful card...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Squirrel x said...

She is a bit of a Marmite kid isn't she, lol, I love her but find Tilda cards the hardest to sell. Love this hun, such gorgeous soft colours, and Tilda is looking particularly pretty. Great job with the flower! Hugs Sxx

Aileen said...

Like the sentiment she is very sweet. I love her in the soft colours and your button has turned out fab. x

Aileen said...

Like the sentiment she is very sweet. I love her in the soft colours and your button has turned out fab. x

Aileen said...

Like the sentiment she is very sweet. I love her in the soft colours and your button has turned out fab. x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, I love the colours/papers together and what a cute Tilda xx

Lou said...

Beautiful card Lisa, the lace flower is great, love the magnolia stamps, when i first started crafting i didn't like them, and then they grew on me and now i have a small collection myself. Hope your having a good week. Hugs Lou x

rosie said...

another stunning card. love this image. fab colours x

Christine L said...

Gorgeous card hon... love your layout and lace flower!!

Hugs
Christine x

Nicola said...

Stunning card Lisa, I adore your colouring of Tilda, the colour combo you have chosen and such beautiful finishing touches!
Thanks for entering our Free Choice challenge at Allsorts this week....good luck!
Hugs Nicola xxx

Jane said...

Beautiful, gorgeous card. Jane x

Lorraine said...

So pretty, Lisa! Love the colors, lace and your gorgeously colored Tilda!

Whisper said...

Stunning and especially loving the lace flower, Luv Sam x

Sarah said...

There we go, Lisa, all linked up!

Sarah

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

That is one beautiful card .. .. loving the layout and that gorgeous lace flower!!!

Beautiful colour combo too.

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

What a happy little image Lovely card.
Hugs Elaine

Sue said...

Aww this is gorgeous Lisa! what an adorable Tilda image! you've coloured her so beautifully! I love the papers and lace, and the flower is really scrummy!!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big Hugs!
Sue xx

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is sooooooooo gorgeous & loving the image so much. You should use what ever image you want hunni everyones taste is defferent thats what makes us unique but we all craft with things we love & you shouldn't be sorry for using something you are enjoying using. Psst especially when you use them so beautifully hun, gosh divnt ya say sorry I love all your creations regardless of image, you make everything look fantastic....
Ok lecture over lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx
P.S. Sorry I'm running behind on visiting shug with Natty being poorly its hard keep up lol....

Kim said...

Wow Lisa I just love this card. The colors are fantastic. how fun to get all those buttons. When I was little my mom had a big container of buttons, I used to love to play with them, I guess that is where my first love of embellishments started hahaha!

Julie said...

Oh Lisa - this is just awesome!! Fabby colouring and a beautiful desing - love the crochet rosette! Thanks for joining in our challenge at CES Challenges this week! Juliexx

Donna said...

Beautiful card Lisa, such a pretty card and gorgeous added detail, I love the little lace rosette :) Donna ♥ x

Pat said...

Oh this is gorgeous Lisa! I am not a great fan of Tilda but this one is fab. Love your papers and the lace flower.
Hugs xx

Hilde Larsen aka. Tindaloo said...

gorgeous card and stunning details, luv the flower! :)

Katina said...

Stunning Lisa! Love the papers and your lace flower is gorgeous. Fab idea to paint the button too.
xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Stunning card, I love the Tilda you have used and she is coloured so beautifully.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

Hugs,

Jo x

Chris (catt871) said...

This is so pretty! I love the big flower and the lace....gorgeous!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!
Hugs,
Chris

Andrea said...

This is gorgeous Lisa! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week. Andrea x

Craftdee said...

Now Miss Lisa, I've entered your little WNW challenge an embarrassingly large number of times because a) I am doing my bit to get your challenge "out there" and b) I have an embarrassingly large amount of Stash!! If you want to limit entries, just let me know (I can take it, lol) I love your card, btw (I thought I'd already left a comment, but apparently not!!) great flower! Donna xx