Monday, January 30, 2012

Crafting On A Budget

Hiya all! Hope you're doing well and had a wonderful weekend. Mine turned to a silent one after cancelled plans and I've enjoyed it thoroughly. Saturday turned into a pyjama day and Sunday to catching up with some of the neglected have-to-do's at home; watering the kids and feeding the plants! Joke aside, the kids are teenagers and do find their way to the kitchen cupboards, so it was more of filling the shelves! And emptying the pockets!

So, time for a budget saver from the fabulous Faye at the Cupcake Craft Challenges, Recycle! Most of the buttons I use are from discarded clothes, but this time I reused embellies and white card. The green raffia is from a plant school and compared to craft stores it's a wonderful penny saver...and it will last ten years!

The fab image is from Bugaboo stamps and the template for the water can is from our Creations from AR, thank you Bugaboo and Adele!

They're also sponsoring this week's challenge; please visit our blog for the details and to see the teams great ideas for recycling. There's a lot of inspiration!

I'm entering:
Cute Card Thursday: You're A Gem (on the butterfly)

I used:
Alpha Markers for colouring
Glossy Accents
A retired sentiment stamp
Versa Fine Ink
Raffia from a plant school

Hope you'll have a fabulous week with filled shelves and water enough for the plants!

Warm hugs
Maarit

20 comments:

  1. Hi Maarit

    I hope you are keeping OK .. .. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog.

    Life is certainly very busy in the House of Hearts at the moment LOL!!

    Your card here is gorgeous. What a fabulous shape!!!

    I love the sound of your weekend.

    If I had a pyjama day someone would be sure to come knocking at my door and catch me out!! LOL!!!

    Take care

    Love Jules xx

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  2. This is fabulous .. i love the watering can design
    Lisa x

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  3. Oh Maarit your week-end sounds perfect to me, especially the PJ day, heaven..lol...

    Love this fabulous card, it's so different and such fun.xx

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  4. Hi Maarit, Stunning card and what a great shape too! love the image and the background also the fabulous sentiments truly lovely!:) Sandra H

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  5. This is beautiful Maarit, just love the gingham, and the lovely sentiment and image. Gorgeous!

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  6. Its beautiful Maarit, a lovely design!
    Clairexx

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  7. fabulous card Maarit, love the shape!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge!
    Debxx

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  8. Oh I love your watering can card Maarit! So much recycling going on! Beutiful image too. keeleyxx

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  9. Oh this is gorgeous Maarit! what a fab image and you've coloured her beautifully! Gorgeous papers and what a wonderful shape and design - I really love it!
    Hope you have a good week! :-)
    Hugs!
    Sue xx

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  10. I love pj days and we got to have one this Sunday,loving the watering can design and the lovely image,fab card.
    Hugs louise xx

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  11. Such a pretty card Maarit, a really beautiful design and so perfect with the gingham papers...love this fab image too :) Donna ♥ x

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  12. This is brilliant, Maarit! Fantastic design, fab image and the sentiment is just perfect! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

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  13. Hi Hun. This is sooo fun and full of spring. I love it. xxx

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  14. This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

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  15. A fabulous watering can Maarit... love how you chose the image to coordinate with the template, Shelly x

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  16. This is so cute! I love the fun & clever shape of your card with this image.



    ~Cheryl~

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  17. Such a fab card Maarit:) Hope all is well at yours - Jane x

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  18. Åh, vilket häftigt kort!!! Stämpeln är passande till det mesta! Tycker hon är så käck!!! Underbar kort helt enkelt!!! Hoppas att du har det bra, i snöovädret!! *S* Har ni fått mycket snö? Vi bor ju rätt så nära, vi har kanske fått 10cm här i Barkarby...uuunderbart med ljusare dagare, tack vare snön...Men jag vet att jag kommer att ha fullt upp på måndag på jobbet efter alla krockskador det varit i Stockholm.. Ha en underbar helg! Krameli kram

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  19. I do love love the darling image and the fun water can look fab with her! Awesome ;)

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  20. Great job Maarit, I love your creation.

    Liza x

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I love to read your comments :)

Warm hugs
Maarit