Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Waste Not Wednesdays wk1!

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, my crafty resolution for this year is to try and work through my huge pile of unused stamps and digis.  A few of you said you might like to join in, and Amanda came up with the name - thanks hun :o)  I also want to use more of my 'stuff' in general, so you should see slightly more elaborate cards from me this year - this doesn't come naturally to me really though, so making one card takes a long time at the moment!

Anyway, as soon as I thought of starting this weekly thing, I knew which stamp I'd have to use first.  For some reason this sweet little girl has been sat waiting to see ink for about 2yrs... shame on me!




So as you probably know, this stamp is Daisy from Sugar Nellie, coloured with a combination of flexmarkers, promarkers and koh-i-noor pencils.  The papers are from a free MME pad that came with a magazine ages ago, with cardstock from Papermill Direct.  The sentiment is Personal Impressions, swirl cut with a sizzix die, butterflies cut with a Stampin' Up die, tab cut with a Stampin' Up punch and embossed with a Stampin' Up embossing folder.  Pearls, lace and shimmery button all from my stash.

I'm entering my card for the following challenges:

So this is just a little 'for fun' challenge to get me using all those poor forgotten stamps, but if anyone would like to join in with me, please leave me a comment and I'll come and see what dusty stamp or digi you've used :o)  I'll add a linky next week if there are a few of you joining in.  Just for fun, no prizes, although I might do the occasional little giveaway - we'll see how it goes!

45 comments:

  1. Oh Lisa how could you keep her away from ink for so long shame on you tut tut I must admit she is one of my fav images (plus the hundred others lol) and I love how you have coloured her such beautiful shading and such pretty papers to love it Happy new year to you and yours
    Jacki xx

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  2. Wow!!! This is gorgeous, one of my favourite images and I just love what you have done with her....

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  3. Beautiful Lisa...and she was my first SN stamp I bought...and she is still my fave...! love all the layers hun and pretty butterflies too..

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  4. Well as I am responsible for the name lol I suppose I should join in, and how strange that I have just finished a card with a stamp I have had for ages but never used. Can't take a photo this late but will post it tomorrow. Hugs, Amanda xx

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  5. The image is gorgeous xx I know people who'd snap your hand off for it - lol xxx

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  6. Gorgeous card, love the sweet image I have her too and she has seen ink but a long time ago!!!. Really pretty papers and fab layout. I also have the butterfly dies (unused!!!). Great idea and will try and join in with you each week once we get Abbie sorted at hosptial.
    Lyndsey xx

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  7. Gorgeous card Lisa - loved this stamp when I first saw it but never bought it - regret that decision now!! She is so sweet. Will definitely join in but not able to this week - sorry.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  8. What a great idea Lisa. I should do waste not Wednesday too as I have tonnes of stuff that I haven't used! Sharon x

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  9. Beautiful card! I like your layout too!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

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  10. Hi Lisa, just gorgeous - I've got the stamp too and she's hardly even slightly inky! Shame on me!!!

    I won't get a card made today, been busy putting Christmas in the loft, but will deffo join in next week - or maybe tomorrow if I get time - but deff next week.

    Sarah

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  11. I can't believe you have never inked this beauty up! LOL. Such a gorgeous card and look forward to seeing your other unused stamps too. Hugs, Claire x

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  12. One of my fave stamps!
    Gorgeous card Lisa
    hugs sarah x

    p.s. I have candy on my blog

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  13. she was my first ever stamp, you have coloured her beautifully! x

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  14. Beautiful, Lisa and I love the layout you've used for the card.

    Helen x

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  15. Oh Lisa, your card is so beautiful! Love your coloring, design and that image! She is one of my favs too (from Sugar Nellie time).

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  16. Hi Lisa, this is just beautiful; I love the way you've coloured the image. I unearthed loads of stash that I've not used for ages and I've promised myself I'll try and use it this year.
    xx

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  17. Beautiful shading, Lisa - just perfect! Hugs, Janet xx

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  18. What a great idea Lisa
    And your start is fabolous,can't believe you kept her away from inkt for so long!
    Hugs Heidy

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  19. SO glad you inked this up Lisa it's gorgeous and you colouring is fab. Love your layout too. May have to join in with you once my craft room is sorted! Carol x

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  20. Wow gorgeous Lisa! I have been using this little paper pad recently too, like you still trying to use up my ever growing stash. Keep them coming, your cards are gorgeous as ever! hugs heidi xx

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  21. Oh, I love this image she was one of my first Sugar Nellies too! you have coloured her beautifully and lovely papers too!
    Helen x

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  22. Ooh1 this is so gorgeous Lisa, I love the sweet image and very scrummy papets and details.

    Donna x

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  23. A beautiful card Lisa, I love these papers and such a gorgeous image too :)
    Kelly.x

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  24. Hi Lisa. I have always loved this particular image & you have made a brill card with her. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

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  25. Oh Lisa this is one of my all time favourite stamps she is so beautiful you have coloured her perfectly and what a gorgeous design, I love it.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  26. Beautiful card Lisa. Daisy is one of my all time favourite stamps and I really must dig her out soon!
    Clairexx

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  27. Wow Lisa, can't believe you've never inked Daisy before. I've used her quite a lot but I have to admit not for while. I have such a lot of stuff I think I may have to join in but probably not till next week!

    Kat xx

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  28. Hi sweetie this is sooooooooo gorgeous this was my very first stamp when I found crafting about 19 months ago & she is still my fave sugar nellie altho I've only inked her...twice I think it is lol. I so love this card & the layers look fabulous I will def be joining in hun will have a sort to see which neglected one to use first....oh dear lol.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

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  29. How you left this adorable image out of a project is unbelievable, but boy was it worth the wait! ;) Such a cute image and colored beautifully! Terrific layout and the papers are perfect. Good luck with your craft resolutions it sounds like something I should do instead of buying new stuff! And a big thanks for playing with us at Flutter By Challenges.
    ;)

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  30. Hi Lisa

    Daisy is one of my favourite stamps .. .. I just love to colour her.

    Now you have inked her up I bet you will use her loads.

    Thanks for the lovely comment you left me on my news.

    Love Jules xx

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  31. Amazing Lisa - you're so clever. I love the image and colours. Jxx

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  32. A gorgeous card Lisa, it reminds me that I have so many uninked stamps..... :o)
    Jackie xx

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  33. I was only thinking the other day I must use Daisy again as she is one of my faves. This card is gorgeous. Love the boy card below too, the bright colours are lovely. Great idea re using old stamps. We get carried away with using our new ones.

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  34. so stunning lisa.i love this daisy image but for some reason never bought her and now its too late.love the yummy papers and design too :D

    xx coops xx

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  35. This is adorable, what a gorgeous image, and your colouring is wonderful!
    Today I have used an image I coloured a year ago, and have used it for my DYSU card as it fits the theme of Let it Snow! I too need to use some of my unused stash, I keep meaning to go through my stamp boxes and pull out everything I haven't used yet!

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  36. Hi Lisa, what a fantastic idea. I think many of us are guilty of indulging and then not using or using very little... I have used a house mouse stamp today that has never seen ink. I have used the top one from the sheet lots but never the bottom one. Don't know why as it's equally fab. I will try to join in with you waste not wednesday idea as it will do me good to work through some old stash! Best wishes for the New Year!

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  37. Oh WOW Lisa, this is an absolutely beautiful card honey!! So pretty and girly and I love the DP's too. I also have this stamp and I'm ashamed to say I've only ever used her once!! She's sooooo pretty though, love your card honey :o)
    Hugs,
    Cazza
    xxx

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  38. it's a shame she took so long to see ink but I'm sure she's happy now, lol! Your coloring is amazing - I'm new to your blog so not sure if those are pencils or markers but fabulous job none the less. I'm so glad you joined us at FBW this week as your creation is just beautiful!

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  39. Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

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  40. Good luck in your quest!
    I would say i could open a shop with all the items I own however making cards takes me a long a time as well because i never have quite the right image, embellishment, paper...etc,etc!
    Love your card, papers, beautifully coloured image, embellishments, in fact everything.
    Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.
    Jenny

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  41. Oh Lisa.... this is stunning! I'm reaching for the Sugar Nellie website straight away.... but for some reason hanging back cos I have a niggle at the back of my mind that i just MAY possess it already!! But you've done a superb job.... LOVE this card!

    And.... from what you read above, I too have lots of rubber that's not seen ink....so I'd join in!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  42. Eeeeek I haven't got her and I can't find her to buy! Help!! Do you know where I can find her from?
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  43. such a great idea!!! I often think I should resolve to do that too, I have so many stamps that have been lying around unloved!!

    Love this card, I do love daisy she is one of my fav SN stamps, and I love the colours that you have used, gorgeous gorgeous card!!

    Hugs Juls

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  44. Awww what an adorable image, love the gorgeous mix of papers. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week. xx

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  45. this is my uninked stamp :)

    http://ribbondreams.blogspot.com/2012/01/congratulations.html

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